An effective way of improving standards in any activity is the dissemination of information on best practice and reports on successful approaches to shared problems or possibilities. Within the relatively scattered heritage community this kind of information-sharing is particularly important, maximizing the value of experience gained in one institution or country by bringing it to the notice of others elsewhere in Europe.
Throughout its life the project will therefore compile and publish recommendations for best practice in such things as specialist teaching, communication with the general public and the use of planning procedures in heritage conservation. Technical guidance will also be issued on such subjects as lidar survey, aerial photography and the Internet presentation of heritage data.
For the most part these notes and recommendations will be presented in down-loadable format on the Internet, to secure wide circulation and allow regular up-dating and the additions. Announcements will be made in the traditional technical and professional press, so as to inform potential readers of their Internet availability.
In this part of its work the project will pay particular attention to best practice in conservation work and heritage management, including statutory provisions and practice in national legislation, and planning procedures throughout Europe. In this way lessons learned in one country will inform heritage professional elsewhere about provisions or procedures of potential relevance to their own particular situations. 3 technical exchange and discussion meetings are scheduled in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Working Package leader:
Michael Doneus (Vienna University)