Riflessioni sulla conservazione e la trasmissione del patrimonio dei beni culturali
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Reflections about conservation and transformation of cultural heritage
Since the second half of the 20th century technological and cultural revolutions occurred in every branch of science. Regarding cultural heritage we have to consider the evolution that its definition and then its conservation or innovation has gone trough. In this report we are going to verify if and how changes and updates in conservation have taken place, trough a new reading of some writings dating in the last thirty years. We also refer to the activities that Giovanni Carbonara and I performed inside the Ministry of Cultural Goods and Activities. There we discussed the Unique Text of laws in matter of cultural and environmental heritage of 1999, only five years later replaced by the Statute Book of Cultural Heritage and Landscape of 2004. Another matter we deal with is the rebuilding of the architectural heritage after the second world war and the debate that followed, regarding also the legitimacy of putting new buildings beside the ancient ones. The object of conservation has widened to natural and built environment and our reflections regard principles, instruments and methods to preserve the material evidences of our past and to guarantee their temporal continuity.