Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Reversible Truth 


Reversibility grew as one of the key ethical codes of early conservation and has acted as an aspirational notion in conservation treatment.  However the term is frequently used without clarity and like much of conservation methodology it is largely context-dependent.  The two comparative case studies demonstrate how reversibility can only be an appropriate notion in certain treatment methods and in most cases unattainable, due to material structure that can limit the removal of treatments and contextual information.

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