Conquering Disaster Leads to Development in Cultural Heritage Conservation, by S. Tokuda
The First World War and the Florence flood of 1966 were milestones in the development of cultural heritage conservation. The British Museum and the Library of Congress played pivotal roles in the recovery from these calamities. These collaborative efforts had great impact and can still be felt today. Likewise, lessons learned from the earthquake of Japan in 2011 are expected to be further studied and shared.