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Resarching Conservation Projects


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.


International Organizations


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
Association for Preservation Technology International
Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap
Cadw Welsh Assembly Government Plas Carew
Council of Europe
Council of Europe: The European Foundation for Heritage Skills
Cultural Heritage without Borders
Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement
Euromed Heritage Programme
Europa Nostra/International Federation of Associations for the Protection of Europe’s Cultural, Architectural, and Natural Heritage
European Council for the Village and Small Town
European Forum of Heritage Associations
European Maritime Heritage
European Network for Conservation Restoration Education
European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers
European Network of Cultural Centres/Historic Monuments
European Union, Gateway to the European Union
German World Heritage Foundation/Die Deutsche Stiftung Welterbe
Getty Conservation Institute
Global Heritage Fund
Historic Scotland
Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
International Council of Museums
International Council on Monuments and Sites
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
International National Trusts Organization
International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union of Architects/L’Union Internationale des Architectes
Japan International Cooperation Agency
League of Historical Cities
National L’Ecole d’Avignon
English Heritage
National Center for Preservation Training & Technology (USA)
National Trust (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
National Trust for Historic Preservation (USA)
National Trust for Scotland
Patrimoine sans Frontières
Preservation Trades Network (USA)
Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
SAVE Britain’s Heritage
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
UNESCO Physical Property Division and the World Heritage Centre
UNESCO University and Heritage
Union of Historic Houses Association
World Bank
World Monuments Fund Britain
World Monuments Fund

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)
CRM (U.S. National Park Service)
DoCoMoMo Journal
European Cultural Heritage Review (Europa Nostra)
Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation, History, Theory, and Criticism
GCI Bulletin (Getty Conservation Institute)
International Journal of Architectural Heritage
Journal of Architectural Conservation
Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS)
Newsletter (Getty Conservation Institute)
Newsletter (UNESCO)
Paper Series (UNESCO)
Preservation (U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Preservation Briefs (U.S. National Park Service)
Scientific Bulletin (Europa Nostra)
World Heritage Review (UNESCO)

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
Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network
ICCROM Library Catalog
U.S. National Park Service database

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