IMAGING IN CONSERVATION
The oasis valleys of southern Morocco are home to thousands of earthen kasbahs and ksour, or fortified earthen settlements. From 2011 to 2016, the Getty Conservation Institute partnered with the Centre de Conservation et de Réhabilitation du Patrimoine Architectural des Zones Atlasiques et Subatlasiques in Morocco to develop a conservation and rehabilitation plan for one of the region’s most significant settlements, Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for Tighermt (Kasbah) Taourirt, Southern Morocco is the final report from this project. It presents the work in ten chapters, including documentation of the site; archival and historical research; conditions assessment of architectural fabric and wall paintings; significance and values of the Kasbah; policies adopted to guide the site’s reuse; conservation interventions; and recommendations for future conservation and management.
An extensive bibliography provides references related to the history and cultures of southern Morocco; Amazigh architecture and decorative arts; rehabilitation planning and intervention case studies; and practical references related to conservation of rammed earth. The appendix presents all documentation produced during the project.
This report is available free online at http://bit.ly/Taourirt