Robin Letellier, with contributions from Werner Schmid and François LeBlanc
This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and guidelines for documenting cultural heritage places. It seeks to aid heritage managers and decision makers in understanding their roles and responsibilities in this essential activity. It acknowledges the work by international organizations such as ICOMOS and the World Heritage Center in this field, and adds to their efforts by offering arguments and a framework for integrating documentation into the conservation process. The section on effective documentation and information management offers new concepts and ideas to advance the field. The glossary and annotated selected bibliography will help the reader to further explore this important subject.