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Summary of the Discussion Session Chaired by Professor Charles McKean

Summary of the Discussion Session Chaired by Professor Charles McKean ian gow Summary of the Discussion Session Chaired by Professor Charles McKean desirable preserve as much as possible of the flavour of this discussion because, although the Conference aimed promote the publication of the book which will mark the conclusion of the ssap, we are also thinking about how its initiatives might be carried in the future. The organisers ok a self-denying vow not speak. As one listened, however, it was impossible not be inwardly amused that the time-consuming luxury of reflecting on what ought be preserved depends so much on our past efforts at rapid response and the sheer hard work involved in salvaging collections. Although, happily, some collections come as the result of careful negotiation and smooth planning, in the life of many other collections there is a critical moment when many years of care are imperilled in an instant through a lease running out or a similarly unexpected event. At the National Monuments Record of Scotland we gained sufficient experience during the 1980s be able clear an office in 24 hours. During this kind of crisis there is simply not time indulge in pontification as what should be kept but, having safely transferred a collection http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Summary of the Discussion Session Chaired by Professor Charles McKean

Architectural Heritage , Volume 7 (1): 80 – Jan 1, 1996

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.1996.7.1.80
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Abstract

ian gow Summary of the Discussion Session Chaired by Professor Charles McKean desirable preserve as much as possible of the flavour of this discussion because, although the Conference aimed promote the publication of the book which will mark the conclusion of the ssap, we are also thinking about how its initiatives might be carried in the future. The organisers ok a self-denying vow not speak. As one listened, however, it was impossible not be inwardly amused that the time-consuming luxury of reflecting on what ought be preserved depends so much on our past efforts at rapid response and the sheer hard work involved in salvaging collections. Although, happily, some collections come as the result of careful negotiation and smooth planning, in the life of many other collections there is a critical moment when many years of care are imperilled in an instant through a lease running out or a similarly unexpected event. At the National Monuments Record of Scotland we gained sufficient experience during the 1980s be able clear an office in 24 hours. During this kind of crisis there is simply not time indulge in pontification as what should be kept but, having safely transferred a collection

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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