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Risk management for the preservation of cultural heritage
Other Titles: The ABC method
Authors: Zervos, Spiros
Subject: ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY > TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING > ARCHITECTURE > CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > ANTHROPOLOGY (NON PHYSICAL) > SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY > CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE > PRESERVATION OF WORKS OF ART
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > ANTHROPOLOGY (NON PHYSICAL) > SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY > CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE > CULTURAL MANEGEMENT
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > ECONOMIC SCIENCES > BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND BUSINESS ECONOMICS; MARKETING; ACCOUNTING > LIBRARY SCIENCE AND ARCHIVING
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > SOCIOLOGY > ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS > DISASTER STUDIES
Keywords:
Risk management
Risk Assessment
Cultural heritage
Decision making
Disasters
Preservation
Risks
Agents of deterioration
Values
Value pie
Risk scenario
Risk analysis
ABC method
Magnitude of risk
Loss
Description:
Abstract:
This book, entitled “Risk management for the preservation of cultural heritage: The ABC method”, discusses the risk management process in cultural heritage and presents in detail the ABC risk management method. The ABC method was developed between 2006 and 2012 and is the product of collaboration of CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute), ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and RCE (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed). The book refers to all kinds of cultural assets and expands with examples such as the applicability of the ABC method to archives and libraries, drawing from the author’s 20 years long experience as a professional conservator and preservation manager at the Greek State Archives. Risk management is a comprehensive and modern approach to cultural heritage preservation, and has developed explosively in the last 20 years. It involves the survey of a cultural asset (simple, composite, movable, monument, building, a combination of the above), aiming at the identification, analysis, quantification, evaluation and treatment of the risks that threaten it. Due to its great importance, the topic or risk management is included in the curriculum of the post graduate program “Information management in Libraries, Archives and Museums” of the Department of Archival, Library & Information Studies, University of West Attica. This book, in addition to being a complete scientific report on risk management in cultural heritage, it constitutes a practical guide for the implementation of the ABC method. It begins with an introduction to the concepts of cultural heritage and risk management, followed by a critical literature review of the most important risk management methods, concluding that the ABC method is the most comprehensive, mature and practically applicable method available (Part A, chapters 1 and 2). The method and its implementation is presented step by step in the following second part of the book (Part B, chapters 3 to 8). Important concepts for the understanding of the implementation of the methods are discussed, such as the frameworks that aid the researcher to identify, analyze, quantify, evaluate and treat the risks (the ten agents of deterioration, the three types of risk occurrence, the five stages of control, the six layers around the heritage asset, and the three sources of knowledge). Finally, in Part C (chapters 9 to 17), the ten agents of deterioration are discussed in some detail. The second part of the book (chapters 3 to 8) presenting the implementation of the ABC method is based on the translation and adaptation (with permission from the authors and the organization) of the book by Stefan Michalski and Jose Luiz Pedersoli Jr (2016), The ABC Method: a risk management approach to the preservation of cultural heritage, Canadian Conservation Institute (https://www.iccrom.org/publication/abc-method-risk-management-approach-preservation-cultural-heritage). Information are also drawn from the book by AW Brokerhof, HA Ankersmit και FJ Ligterink (2017), Risk management for collections. Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (https://www.cultureelerfgoed.nl/publicaties/publicaties /2017/01/01/risk-management-for-collections). The third part if the book, entitled “The ten agents of deterioration” is mainly based on the translation and adaptation of excerpts (with permission from the authors) on the above mentioned book.
Linguistic Editors: Kioseoglou, Nerina
Graphic Editors: Kamvisiou, Matina
Type: Monograph
Creation Date: 28-08-2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-5667-27-6
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-60
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8453
Bibliographic Reference: Zervos, S. (2022). Risk management for the preservation of cultural heritage [Monograph]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-60
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. Cultural heritage and risk management
2. Literature review of risk management methods
3. The ABC method – Decision making based on risk management
4. Context establishment
5. Risks identification
6. Risks analysis
7. Risks evaluation
8. Risks treatment
9. Physical forces
10. Thieves and vandals
11. Fire
12. Water
13. Pests: microorganisms, insects and rodents
14. Pollutants
15. Light, UV and IR
16. Incorrect temperature − RH
17. Dissociation
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions