Resarching Conservation Projects
For the convenience of other researchers and our readers interested in additional information, we have assembled the following summaries and open lists of web-based sources relating to architectural conservation projects. This information has been compiled to facilitate the finding of more detailed information on the examples of restored and conserved historic buildings and sites mentioned in Time Honored and its successor volumes as well as for the multitude of other projects that could not be covered even in a three-volume book series.
This page includes includes information about international organizations, journals and other periodicals, and databases.
Follow the links below to explore these examples as well as the themes which surround them and the individuals, agencies, institutions, and organizations which have contributed to their success. For example, consult the geographically indexed World Heritage List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre website to examine its recognized cultural (and natural) heritage sites. Likewise, on the Europa Nostra website see its lists of projects, programs, and individuals that have received annual Europa Nostra Awards. To study the field projects of the World Monuments Fund see its Projects List. For links to charters developed by its general assembly, national committees, and symposia as well as other international standards, consult the ICOMOS website.
The publication series and website of DOCOMOMO (International Working Party for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) is the primary source for information on conservation of buildings exemplifying the Modern Movement. See also the websites of the International Union of Architects (UIA), national organizations of architects, and the websites of allied professional organizations such as the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the World Bank and its subsidiaries including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the InterAmerican Bank for Development (IBD).
Aga Khan Trust for Culture www.akdn.org/aktc
Association for Preservation Technology International www.apti.org
Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap www.autoriteapsara.org
Cadw Welsh Assembly Government Plas Carew www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Council of Europe www.coe.int
Council of Europe: The European Foundation for Heritage Skills www.european-heritage.net
Cultural Heritage without Borders www.chwb.org
Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement www.docomomo.com
Euromed Heritage Programme www.euromedheritage.net
Europa Nostra/International Federation of Associations for the Protection of Europe’s Cultural, Architectural, and Natural Heritage www.europanostra.org
European Council for the Village and Small Town www.ecovast.org
European Forum of Heritage Associations www.heritageforum.org
European Maritime Heritage www.european-maritime-heritage.org
European Network for Conservation Restoration Education www.encore-edu.org
European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers www.encatc.org
European Network of Cultural Centres/Historic Monuments www.accr-europe.org
European Union, Gateway to the European Union www.europa.eu
German World Heritage Foundation/Die Deutsche Stiftung Welterbe www.welterbestiftung.org
Getty Conservation Institute www.getty.edu/conservation
Global Heritage Fund www.globalheritagefund.org
Historic Scotland www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage www.intach.org
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property www.iccrom.org
International Council of Museums www.icom.museum
International Council on Monuments and Sites www.icomos.org
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works www.iiconservation.org
International National Trusts Organization www.internationaltrusts.org
International Union for Conservation of Nature www.iucn.org
International Union of Architects/L’Union Internationale des Architectes www.uia-architectes.org
Japan International Cooperation Agency www.jica.go.jp
League of Historical Cities www.city.kyoto.jp/somu/kokusai/lhcs
National L’Ecole d’Avignon www.ecole-avignon.com
English Heritage www.english-heritage.org.uk
National Center for Preservation Training & Technology (USA) www.ncptt.nps.gov
National Trust (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) www.nationaltrust.org.uk
National Trust for Historic Preservation (USA) www.preservationnation.org
National Trust for Scotland www.nts.org.uk
Patrimoine sans Frontières www.patrimsf.org
Preservation Trades Network (USA) www.iptw.org
Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo www.tobunken.go.jp
SAVE Britain’s Heritage www.savebritainsheritage.org
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings www.spab.org.uk
UNESCO Physical Property Division and the World Heritage Centre www.whc.unesco.org
UNESCO University and Heritage www.universityandheritage.net
Union of Historic Houses Association www.uehha.org
World Bank www.worldbank.org
World Monuments Fund Britain www.wmf.org.uk
World Monuments Fund www.wmf.org
Journals and other Serial Publications
A variety of serial publications provide theoretical explorations and as well as examples of best practices and threatened sites. A few titles include the International Journal of Architectural Heritage and Future Anterior as well as the publications of international and national organizations such as the World Heritage Review, Preservation, European Cultural Heritage Review, and the GCI Bulletin. The contents of the back issues of many of these and other journals can be accessed individually at their websites, or collectively through searchable catalogs, such as that of ICRROM library, which can be found online, and the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, which can be accessed through many research libraries.
More technical presentations of architectural conservation projects are found within a variety of specialized trade journals and periodicals including the Journal of Architectural Conservation and the APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology. The publications of numerous other heritage protection organizations are also good sources of information on the technical aspects of architectural conservation. Examples include: the magazines of English Heritage, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), SAVE Britain’s Heritage in Great Britain, the Getty Conservation Institute’s newsletter, and the CRM magazine of the U.S. National Park Service. Conference proceedings such as those deriving from the triennial general assemblies of ICOMOS are particularly good sources of information on conservation methods and technologies. Most such information is published online and one should note availability of earlier publications that may be offered in the form of PDF’s such as monographs and magazines of ICOMOS and WMF.
Conservation Bulletin (English Heritage) www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/conservation-bulletin
CRM (U.S. National Park Service) www.nps.gov/history/crm
DoCoMoMo Journal www.docomomo.com/journal-docomomo.htm
European Cultural Heritage Review (Europa Nostra) www.europanostra.org/european-cultural-heritage-review
Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation, History, Theory, and Criticism www.upress.umn.edu/journals/futureanterior/futureanterior.html
GCI Bulletin (Getty Conservation Institute) www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/bulletin/index.html
International Journal of Architectural Heritage www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15583058.asp
Journal of Architectural Conservation www.donhead.com/journal_of_architectural_conservation.htm
Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS) www.international.icomos.org/publications/index.html
Newsletter (Getty Conservation Institute) www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/newsletters
Newsletter (UNESCO) www.whc.unesco.org/en/newsletter
Paper Series (UNESCO) www.whc.unesco.org/en/series
Preservation (U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation) www.preservationnation.org/magazine
Preservation Briefs (U.S. National Park Service) www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm
Scientific Bulletin (Europa Nostra) www.europanostra.org/scientific-bulletin
World Heritage Review (UNESCO) www.whc.unesco.org/en/review
Bibliographic and Research Databases
Books about architectural conservation and allied subjects can be located via online library indexes and catalogues including the Getty Conservation Institute’s Art and Archaeological Technical Abstracts (AATA), the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) based in Canada, and WorldCat, which locates titles in the libraries of many countries. The ICOMOS Documentation Centre Catalogue and the indexes and holdings of the libraries of both ICCROM and the Getty Conservation Institute are particularly rich sources for publications on architectural conservation and related topics. Specialty bibliographies may be offered by subject or region such as those in the appendices of Time Honored and Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas.
Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts www.aata.getty.edu/nps
Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network www.bcin.ca
ICCROM Library Catalog www.library.iccrom.org/libris/index.html
U.S. National Park Service database www.ncptt.nps.gov
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage , adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
Introducing ICOMOS ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage.
World Monuments Fund is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. Now celebrating 50 years, World Monuments Fund has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries.