Edited by Sharon Sullivan and Richard Mackay
This is the fifth volume to appear in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Readings in Conservation series, which gathers and publishes texts that have been influential in the development of thinking about the conservation of cultural heritage. The present volume features more than seventy texts that have made important contributions to the understanding of the conservation and management of archaeological sites, addressing key issues from both a historical and a contemporary perspective.
The readings cover a broad spectrum of site types, geographic locations, cultural contexts, and methodological approaches and techniques. They range chronologically from early eighteenth-century memoirs and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century texts by such pioneers as Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans to a thorough representation of recent scholarship. The volume is divided into five parts focusing on historical methods, concepts, and issues; conserving the archaeological resource; the physical conservation of archaeological sites; the cultural values of archaeological sites; and site management.
Sharon Sullivan is an adjunct professor at three Australian universities and a member of the Australian Heritage Council. Richard Mackay is an adjunct professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne and a partner at Godden Mackay Logan, a leading Australian heritage consulting firm.
“[The editors] have done a commendable job of balancing the technical and the conceptual, the specific and the general, the ideal and the real. And their inclusion of a wide range of voices, a broad range of perspectives, is refreshing indeed."
—Association for Preservation Technology Bulletin
7 x 10 inches
Imprint: Getty Conservation Institute
Series: Readings in Conservation