CONSERVATION \ 72w-locl
1: G. Buccellati, August 2010
IntroductionWhile localized shelters are so constructed as to allow some space between the ancient structure and the modern protective cover, there are occasions when a cover may be placed directly against the surfaces to be protected. The fact that the cover adheres to the original requires attention especially in two regards.
First, care must be taken so that the cover does not damage what it is meant to protect simply by virtue of adhering to it too tightly.
Second, the distinction between the ancient and the modern must be made quite apparent, and must of course be reversible.
In Mozan, I have used this approach in two instances – draped covers on walls and strips on stone joints. Back to top
Draped covers on wallsWhen a wall first exposed, it may be difficult to resort immediately to the localized shelter approach, or else the decision is made
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Strips on stone jointsBack to top