INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSERVATION SCIENCE ASSESSING THE VALUE OF GREEN CONSERVATION FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE: POSITIVE AND CRITICAL ASPECTS OF ALREADY AVAILABLE METHODOLOGIES

Eleonora Balliana, Giulia Ricci, Cecilia Pesce, Elisabetta Zendri
2016 unpublished
In recent years, the use and the necessity of green materials and methodologies have been promoted in the field of cultural heritage, aiming to a low impact on the operator health and the environment. For a long time, in restoration and conservation science, the main goal was searching for the most compatible solutions with the materials of the artefacts not thinking sometimes about the possible issues for the operator and/or for the environment. Recently, thanks also to an increasing attention
more » ... ncreasing attention to a respectful consumption of environmental resources and waste management, new scientific methodologies have been proposed for more sustainable and green interventions, promoting furthermore the concept of preventive conservation. The aim of this work is to present an overview about some of the most interesting technologies and methodologies already available as alternative to traditional and more invasive/dangerous restoration treatments towards artefact, operators and environment. In particular, the methods described in this paper have been critically analysed focusing on which might be the positive and negative points considering the convenience of use by the restorers and the reasons why these methods are still not well known and diffused.
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