ERAMCA Project Reference: 609574-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

PETZET International Principles of Preservation

In the debate about the basic tenets of conservation / preservation we sometimes overlook – on account of such historically encumbered and variously interpreted general terms as “restoration” or “reconstruction” and such catchphrases as “conserve, do not restore” – the fact that generally accepted international principles do indeed exist, regardless of whether or not the goals of preservation can be made to prevail within the framework of differing provisions for the protection of cultural property.