Charter on the Built Vernacular Heritage (1999)


CIAV (International Committee for Vernacular Architecture) and ICOMOS

Recognizing that the forces of globalization have made vernacular architecture—traditional and natural community housing—extremely vulnerable, this charter on the built vernacular heritage outlines issues and principles for conservation. In addition, it sets forth guidelines for conservation practice, including research and documentation, preserving traditional craft and building skills, adaptive re-use, and the need for training to educate conservators and communities.