By: A. Jain
Abstract: The involvement of science in conservation in the twentieth century led to the wide acceptance of the ‘scientific theory of conservation’. This theory objectified the conservation approach, which was previously influenced by personal opinions. The aims and ethics established in conservation guide the implementation of the scientific conservation approach. The conservation decisions made today are largely influenced by scientific knowledge but it is important to implement such decisions cautiously.
Target Audience: Conservation professionals, curators, historians, other people who work in close collaboration with conservators and the general public.