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Between two earthquakes: cultural property in seismic zones

Source(s):  Getty Conservation Institute, the (GCI)
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

This handbook addresses three areas of concern for the museum administrator concerning the protection of historic buildings, monuments, and archaeological sites located in seismic areas. It proposes pre-disaster measures such as taking accurate and complete documentation, risk awareness, planning, maintenance and inspections, as well as, in case of earthquake, the immediate emergency steps necessary to protect life and property; and after the earthquake.

The document also indicates that, after an earthquake, the strengthening of valuable cultural property (based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, in apendix) should be included in the general program of prevention maintenance along with the repairs discussed in detail applicable to each architectural element, and to the site as a whole.

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  • Between two earthquakes: cultural property in seismic zones
  • Publication date 1987
  • Author(s) Feilden, Bernard M.
  • Number of pages 116 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 089236128X

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