Two termes are included in our focus:
"Héritage Culturel" and "Intangible Cultural Heritage". Both termes
are in evolution. To-day, they include historic pictures as well as the actual living culture.
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003, UNESCO 17. October 2003
Conservation, Preventive Maintenance and Restoration:
Conservation means to care of your assets for avoiding expensive restoration.
Conservation is a Preventive Maintenance activity.
Preventive Maintenance is focused on maintaining cultural assets in optimum conditions
of function and integrity.
Restoration is often an accelerator of degrade led by the intrusion of new materials while
preventive maintenance is the optimum solution for delaying the process of alteration.
Maria Teresa Pesce and Ernesto Antonini, Maintenance Management Conference 2009,
Sapienza (Università di Roma).
Asset management - new thinking:
Asset management is based on systematic and coordinated procedures and practices through
which owners or operators manage their assets, considering associated financial performance,
life cycles costs and risk exposures, including a contingency plan. The objective should be to
achieve the best value compromise.
Asset Management needs an holistic view and is focussed on long-term consequences.
Standardization: CEN/TC 319/WG 10: Maintenance within Physical Asset Management.
Some key questions to answer:
- People and culture
- Stakeholders‘ interest
- Life Cycle Processes
- Continuous improvement processes
- Information / Inventory / Data Management
- Risk- and Change Management.
Activities and services for museums, collections and private collectors
- Conservation and value driven preventive maintenance of artistic heritage
Expert conservation advice and training is a need in small museums, local
archives and private collections. Controlled storage is essential.
Chinese horse (Swiss Horse Museum).
- Maintenance and restoration
"Le canapé" after restoration by Sabine Sille - exposed at the Musée Romand - Switzerland.
Sponsor: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Bern - Switzerland.
- Promotion et Exhibition
Exhibition (salle de Mandrot au Château de la Sarraz).
- Education and Events
3th World Congress on Maintenance, Congress Center, Basel - Switzerland.
Painting, sculptures, industrial activities, stained glass windows, cultural and archaeological assets, historic jewelry (bijoux), leathers, historic books.
Religious Icones (private collection).
Sculpture (private collection) and industrial heritage.
"Héritage Culturel" and "Intangible Cultural Heritage" including traditional craftsmanship.
Historic bijoux (private collection).
Bits (Swiss Horse Museum).
Van Blarenberghe, Paris 1775, after restoration by Laeticia Walsh (Swiss Horse Museum).