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The Pavia Document: towards a European profile of the conservator-restorer

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Forty-five experts in the field of conservation and restoration from sixteen European countries met in Pavia (Italy) from 18 to 22 October 1997 at a European summit entitled ‘Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Towards a European Profile of the Conservator-Restorer’. The purpose was to identify common guidelines to propose .o the various institutions of the European Union so as to encourage the adoption of concrete measures which would clearly define the role of the conservator-restorer. Their deliberations resulted in the unanimous adoption of the Pavia Document, Gaël de Guichen, Assistant Director-General of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, was there and explains why this was a watershed in the affirmation and recognition of the profession of conservator-restorer.
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Affiliations: International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Rome

Publication date: 1998-07-01

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