Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
Educate yourself in the types of historic preservation literature!
Journal of Architectural Conservation.
The international journal for historic buildings, monuments, and places.
As the leading authority in its field, the international Journal of Architectural Conservation provides invaluable guidance on policy, practice and technical developments. Encouraging debate on a broad variety of conservation issues, this peer reviewed Journal with its high academic and professional standards fulfils its ambition to illuminate, question and inform.
For conservation research and innovative practice…
Appealing to an international professional and academic readership, with its wide-ranging review of research and innovative practice, it offers a valuable resource on:
Building materials and their conservation
Recent case studies
Developments in specific construction techniques
Research results from key investigations
The conservator should possess sound technical knowledge, which is both tacit and explicit; solid scientific, artistic and historical training; and good communication skills. All of these should be complemented by the ability to keep in touch with the current needs and feelings of society at large and to envision what our descendants might expect from the objects that we are now taking care of. Even more difficult, conservators should be wise enough to know when not to make their opinions prevail.
—Salvador Munos Vinas. Contemporary Theory of Conservation (New York: Elsevier Ltd., 2005) p197