Article | Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 | Collecting Social Memory through Museum Collection Conservation

Title:
Collecting Social Memory through Museum Collection Conservation
Author:
Nikolaos Maniatis: MuseoTechniki, Athens, Greece Ekaterini Malea: Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens, Greece Stavroula Rapti: Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens, Greece Nikos Androutsopoulos: Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens, Greece Georgios Panagiaris: Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens, Greece
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Year:
2011
Conference:
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Issue:
062
Article no.:
057
Pages:
537-547
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-11-22
ISBN:
978-91-7519-993-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


The traditional role of the conservator has been associated with the preservation of the tangible aspect of cultural heritage. Conservation science has been mainly developing along with material science and conservators have focused their efforts on the preservation of the tangible nature of artefacts. In numerous cases this practice has led to the underestimation of the intangible content of objects of cultural heritage in terms of the conservation methodology and practice applied.

The traditional conservation principle of minimal intervention is gaining new meaning; as we have come to realise that an artefact’s material and structural integrity interrelates and sometimes comes to conflict with possible evidence of significant historical and social memory content. As social memory is related to the experiences of individual members of the society; conservators must develop approaches of documentation and conservation methodologies in order to identify; document and eventually preserve the memory reflections of the epresented societies by preserving the artefact’s intangible content. It becomes apparent that in order to safeguard the artefacts’ social and historical integrity and contribute towards the perception; appreciation and understanding of the cultural heritage; the conservators have to preserve and document the artefact’s intangible content that reflects social memory.

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Nikolaos Maniatis, Ekaterini Malea, Stavroula Rapti, Nikos Androutsopoulos, Georgios Panagiaris
Title:
Collecting Social Memory through Museum Collection Conservation
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Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Nikolaos Maniatis, Ekaterini Malea, Stavroula Rapti, Nikos Androutsopoulos, Georgios Panagiaris
Title:
Collecting Social Memory through Museum Collection Conservation
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