The Value of Original Natural Stone in the Context of Architectural Heritage
AbstractNatural stone is required for maintenance and repair of historically, archaeologically and culturally important structures to prevent deterioration due to weathering and use. Those that have national or World Heritage significance are historically and culturally important. Sometimes, severely damaged buildings may require extensive or complete restoration. The choice of stone should be appropriate in physical and aesthetic terms, ideally from the original source. Researchers, architects, those who specify contracts and other stakeholders need reliable information, but access to, and awareness of, important sources such as manuscripts, publications and collections of samples is often limited. Easier access to information is needed when planning and commissioning works that require the replacement of stone. Making important information more widely available and promoting awareness of the need to maintain adequate supplies of natural stone of suitable quality is a task for both national and international organizations including the Heritage Stone Task Group of IUGS and IAEG. This paper provides some illustrative examples and pointers towards some recent major publications, as well as describing current Heritage Stone Resource and European Union initiatives, all the while requesting further participation from colleagues in this field. View Full-Text
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Pereira, D.; Marker, B. The Value of Original Natural Stone in the Context of Architectural Heritage. Geosciences 2016, 6, 13.
Pereira D, Marker B. The Value of Original Natural Stone in the Context of Architectural Heritage. Geosciences. 2016; 6(1):13.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pereira, Dolores; Marker, Brian. 2016. "The Value of Original Natural Stone in the Context of Architectural Heritage." Geosciences 6, no. 1: 13.
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