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Managing Historic Sites and Buildings : Reconciling Presentation and Preservation - David Baker

Managing Historic Sites and Buildings

Reconciling Presentation and Preservation

By: David Baker (Editor), Gill Chitty (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415208154
Number Of Pages: 208

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Preservation and presentation are central activities in the conservation of the historic environment. But are they mutually supportive or do they work against each other? "Managing Historic Sites and Buildings" looks at the choices and tensions that exist in the conservation and interpretation of sites of heritage. In essays discussing a variety of locations - from a prehistoric sacred site to World War II military remains, from a medieval monastery to a 1970s housing estate - contributors look at contemporary concerns and debates about the way that the past is shaped, physically and metaphorically, by these two aspects of heritage management. Arguing that the fundamental purpose of the whole process is to communicate understanding about the human past, the collection explores the crucial relationship between preserving historic places and promoting an awareness of their significance.

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Introduction: Contexts for Collaboration and Conflictp. 1
Visiting Aveburyp. 23
Hadrian's Wallp. 35
Community Archaeology: Bringing it Back to Local Communitiesp. 49
Setting and Structure: The Conservation of Wigmore Castlep. 61
Norton Priory: A Resource for the Communityp. 71
The Tradition of Historical Consciousness: The Case of Stokesay Castlep. 85
Churches and Cathedralsp. 99
Brodsworth Hall: The Preservation of a Country Housep. 115
Time to 'Leap the Fence': Historic Parks and Gardensp. 127
Preservation, Restoration and Presentation of the Industrial Heritage: A Case Study of the Ironbridge Gorgep. 141
Conservation of Twentieth-Century Buildings: New Rules for the Modern Movement and After?p. 157
Conserving Recent Military Remains: Choices and Challenges for the Twenty-first Centuryp. 173
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780415208154
ISBN-10: 0415208157
Series: Issues in Heritage Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1