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Sue Newton-Short
Sustainability in Conservation

Conference contribution

The David Harris Conservation Conference
London Metropolitan University

March 24, 2006

conference postprints: ISSN: 9781904982302, pp.21-24

Issues around global warming and sustainability have gained increasing significance in recent decades and are now relevant to all aspects of our lives, at home and at work. At a time when the heritage industries have gained public recognition, this paper discusses how and why these sustainability issues are so important to the conservation profession and suggests ways to enable practicing conservators to place environmental and social sustainability at the core of practices and professional responsibilities.

In the wider context of the conservation profession the identification and use of materials is a significant sustainability issue. The acquisition of the Hedley-Miller xylarium, which compliments and extends our existing xylarium is particularly useful in this regard.

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Sustainability in Conservation

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