The paper introduces the main concepts and criteria presented in the Guidelines on the Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration elaborated by the ICOMOS/ISCARSAH committee. The guidelines have been developed with the aim to provide guidance to experts and practitioners working in the study and conservation of structures or the architectural heritage. The guidelines are based on the ICOMOS Charter on the Principles for he Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage elaborated by ISCARSAH and adopted by ICOMOS in 2003. The guidelines are intended to assist the multidisciplinary teams involved in the management of historical structures across all the stages of the study and operation, including the investigation and documentation works, the structural verification and the selection and design of appropriate minimum interventions.

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[1] Principles for the analysis, conservation and structural restoration of architectural heritage. (2003). ICOMOS / ISCARSAH Committee. Ratified by the ICOMOS 14th General Assembly, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, October 2003

[2] ISO 13822:2010 Bases for Design of Structures – Assessment of Existing Structures. Technical Committee ISO/TC 98, Subcommittee SC2 – Reliability of Structures.

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[4] The Nara Document on Authenticity (1994) / ICOMOS. Ratified at Nara Conference on Authenticity in Relation to the World Heritage Convention, held at Nara, Japan, from 1-6 November 1994

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Published on 30/11/21
Submitted on 30/11/21

Volume Management of heritage structures and conservation strategies, 2021
DOI: 10.23967/sahc.2021.290
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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