The importance of time and changeability in the preservation of engineering heritage: a response to new ideas in the filed of kinetic art conservation

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Abstract

Large technology heritage is inherently changeable, yet traditional conservation approaches frame change mostly as deterioration and endeavour to slow or stop it. A new theoretical framework for large technology conservation is needed that recognises the importance of changeability in large technology and seeks to preserve it without reducing authenticity.

Kinetic artworks are similarly changeable, and this paper discusses the application of emerging ideas in the conservation of kinetic artworks to the challenges of conserving large technology, including concepts of performance/sculptural duality, multi-faceted and evolving authenticity, and the role of the archive in informing the limits of changeability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages57-60
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIndustrial Heritage: Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable (XVII International TICCIH Congress) - Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Duration: 13 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Other

OtherIndustrial Heritage: Understanding the Past, Making the Future Sustainable (XVII International TICCIH Congress)
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period13/09/1814/09/18

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