New Orleans Charter for the Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts (1992)

The Louisiana State Museum (LSM), founded in New Orleans in 1906 and still headquartered there, is a statewide system of National Historic Landmarks and modern structures across Louisiana, housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity.

Preface: The New Orleans Charter for the Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts (1992) was adopted by the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, Washington, D.C., March, 1992.

The New Orleans Charter is concerned with artifacts and collections which are housed in historic structures; it provides a framework for an integrated preservation approach and is aimed at managers and administrators.

The Charter stipulates:

  • the needs of both historic structures and the artifacts housed therein must be taken into consideration in any preservation effort;
  • provisions for the care of both should be included in institutional mission statements;
  • interdisciplinary collaboration in preservation efforts should be encouraged; and
  • measures must not be taken which favor either the preservation of artifacts or the preservation of the structure at the expense of the other.
The Charter stresses the importance of documentation at all stages of the preservation effort and that any preservation strategies should be appropriate to the institutions’ ability to implement and maintain them. It recommends the least amount of intervention possible.
Category
Charter

Date

1992

Promulgation

The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, Washington, D.C., March, 1992.

Descriptions

  • The Charter is concerned with artifacts and collections which are housed in historic structures; it provides a framework for an integrated preservation approach and is aimed at managers and administrators.
  • It stipulates: the needs of both historic structures and the artifacts housed therein must be taken into consideration in any preservation effort; provisions for the care of both should be included in institutional mission statements; interdisciplinary collaboration in preservation efforts should be encouraged; and measures must not be taken which favor either the preservation of artifacts or the preservation of the structure at the expense of the other.
  • It stresses the importance of documentation at all stages of the preservation effort and that any preservation strategies should be appropriate to the institutions’ ability to implement and maintain them. It recommends the least amount of intervention possible.

Source

http://cool.conservation-us.org/bytopic/ethics/neworlea.html

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http://www.conservation-us.org/docs/default-source/governance/new-orleans-charter-for-joint-preservation-of-historic-structures-and-artifacts-(1992).pdf

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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