21 December 2008

Caring for the public realm (2008)

Title: It's a Material World: Caring for the public realm
Authors: John Holden, Samuel Jones
Publisher: Demos
Year: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-906693-077
Website: http://www.demos.co.uk/...
Link: http://www.demos.co.uk/... (PDF, 2.34 Mb)

Description: What parts of our culture do we value and want to protect? This pamphlet explores the future of heritage conservation, and why to survive it must involve everyone. The choice of what things to conserve and how to conserve them simultaneously reflects and creates social value. This pamphlet demonstrates the social value of caring for the material world, and highlights the importance of conservation as being integral not only to the culture and heritage sector but also to social well-being.

1 Caring for the material world
2 Conservation and its values
3 The UK conservation sector
4 Conservation under threat
5 The current contribution of conservation
6 A crisis for conservation education?
7 Conservation and the wider world
8 Projecting a spectrum of conservation
9 Building capital from interest
10 Conclusions and recommendations

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