Principles of Conservation Work on Heritage Places

The aim of heritage conservation is to ensure that the cultural significance of heritage items is maintained over time. While changes may be necessary to adapt heritage buildings to new uses, it is important to ensure that these changes do not compromise the heritage significance of the item.

Date
1 January 1995
Publisher
NSW Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-73106-2833
  • File PDF 106KB
  • Pages 26
  • Name principles-of-conservation-work-on-heritage-places.pdf

The underlying philosophy of heritage conservation in Australia is expressed in the Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance, commonly known as the Burra Charter (see Appendix A). The Burra Charter is fully explained in The Illustrated Burra Charter, which can be purchased from the NSW Heritage Office. This publication outlines the basic principles to be observed in undertaking conservation work on heritage places.

A separate information sheet, titled How to Carry Out Work on Heritage Buildings and Sites, provides more detailed guidelines on specific aspects of conservation work. This free publication can be obtained from the NSW Heritage Office.