Conservation of cultural heritage


The conservation of cultural heritage refers to the measures taken to extend the life of cultural heritage while strengthening transmission of its significant heritage messages and values. In the domain of cultural property, the aim of conservation is to maintain the physical and cultural characteristics of the object to ensure that its value is not diminished and that it will outlive our limited time span.

Source definition

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics and International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural Heritage, 1998 and; UNESCO, Traditional Restoration Techniques: A RAMP Study, 1988