International Scientific Committee on Conservation/Restoration of Heritage Objects in Monuments and Sites
Founded in 2005, the International Committee on Conservation/Restoration of Heritage Objects in Monuments and Sites concerns itself with movable and immovable cultural objects, pertinent fixtures, decorations of architectural surfaces, furnishings, paintings, sculptures and other works of art which are integral parts of immovable monuments. It stresses the importance of the in-situ preservation and protection of immovable and movable antiquities as integral parts of archaeological sites.
The Committee aims to:
- Improve public awareness on the historic, cultural and artistic importance and variety of movable and immovable cultural objects and works of art as integral parts of monuments
- Promote studies on different historic materials and techniques of cultural objects and works of art in monuments and their specific preservation and conservation problems
- Promote research and scientific principles, methods and techniques on conservation/restoration of cultural objects and works of art in monuments
- Increase the quality of interdisciplinary cooperation at the national and international level between conservators, restorers, architects, art historians, archaeologists and other specialists in the preservation in-situ and protection of cultural objects and works of art in monuments
- Emphasise the importance of preservation and conservation in-situ of all kinds of fragments and traces of decoration and works of art in archaeological sites, such as mosaics, architectural surfaces and their polychromy, sculptures, reliefs etc
- Collaborate at the national and international level with the view to creating information and training centres and networks for specialised conservators and restorers
- Participate in, develop and implement international training programs for conservation and restoration specialists
- Promote the adoption and application of international conventions on the enhancement, preservation and conservation of cultural objects and works of art
- Make available to the international community a highly specialised network of professional conservators/restorers, developed in the framework of the Committee’s activities
The activities of the Committee, based on three-year programs, include: conferences and scientific meetings; drafting an international charter and guidelines; working groups and special committees; educational visits; seminars; publications; setting up a web page.
This ISC has no website at present.
There are no Australian members.