The Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices series is dedicated to books on the preservation and restoration of built cultural heritage (buildings, structures and sites). The main topics covered by the series include: preventive conservation of the historic built environment, maintenance and monitoring of built heritage, development of value mapping tools, the role of heritage in local sustainable development, and the reconstruction of monuments.
Preventive Conservation - From Climate and Damage Monitoring to a Systemic and Integrated Approach Proceedings of the International WTA - PRECOM3OS Symposium, April 3-5, 2019, Leuven, Belgium
Professionalism in the Built Heritage Sector Edited Contributions to the International Conference on Professionalism in the Built Heritage Sector, February 5-8, 2018, Arenberg Castle, Leuven, Belgium
By Aziliz Vandesande, Els Verstrynge, Koenraad Van Balen
May 31, 2023
The concept of preventive conservation has successfully introduced the knowledge that "prevention is better than cure" into the built heritage sector. The benefits of this approach are the cost-effectiveness, the improved protection of heritage values, the reduced risk for accumulating ...
By Koen van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande
March 18, 2019
Professionalism entails the conduct, aims and qualities that characterise a profession. The term is also used to describe education and training standards for the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a specific profession. In practice, professional standards of practice and ethics are agreed ...
By Koenraad van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande
January 31, 2018
Several international and European institutions have given increasing importance to sustainable approaches to our existing building stock and the role of built heritage in this process. At the same time, preventive and planned conservation of built heritage has been increasingly recognised by ...