Special Issue "Conservation of Historic Building Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019).
Interests: historic building materials; heritage science; aged biopolymers, X-ray diffraction; electron microscopy; X-ray fluorescence; spectroscopy; conservation philosophy; parchment; industrial heritage
Built heritage plays a large part in shaping our lives, encompassing a wide range of settings from iconic international monuments to cityscapes and rural dwellings. The materials used to construct historic buildings have changed and evolved over time, and vary based on geography, local materials and craft tradition.
In order to protect and preserve built heritage for future generations, evidence-led conservation of historic building materials must be carried out. Making the correct conservation decisions today can protect built heritage for decades to come, whereas poor decisions can greatly accelerate the decay and deterioration of the buildings we are trying to protect. The sustainability of built heritage is dependent of best conservation practice.
This Special Issue focuses on the conservation of historic building materials. Topics of relevance include scientific evaluation of historic materials, the interaction between conservators and scientists, sourcing of materials for repair or replacement, and the application of conservation principles and ethics to the current challenges facing the heritage community. Of further interest is the renovation and upgrading of historic buildings to meet global carbon reduction targets.
The geographical scope of this issue is global, including high status iconic buildings to the preservation of dwellings in urban and rural contexts. Case studies will be considered as well as theoretical and methodological approaches.
Dr. Craig J. Kennedy
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- Built Heritage
- Historic Building Materials
- Heritage Science