From critical restoration to assessing the relevance of the restoration. Towards the establishment and
development of the discipline of architectural heritage conservation in Tunisia
Looking back on my career, I discovered that I owe my thesis director Prof. G. Carbonara the principles
that guided me in its three main phases of my practice.
The first professional period, in which I was able to test a critical restoration of the palace of Baron
d’Erlanger. The second educational period when I was able to lead a school project in Nefta in which I tried to apply
an assessment matrix for the relevance of the restoration.
The third research period when I tried to generalize the evaluation of human interventions on cultural
goods such as mosaics, sculpture or archaeological objects.
This article attempts to demonstrate for each period the relationship with the principles and publications
of G. Carbonara and to report on my attempts to rationalization of criticism of human interventions on
cultural property and establish the discipline of architectural heritage conservation in Tunisia.