Training in rock art site conservation interventions

Training in planning for and carrying out rock art site conservation interventions, including graffiti mitigation.

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Work Completed
In August 2009 the project held a two week workshop in the Cederberg in collaboration with the Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project focused on issues related to planning for and carrying out rock art conservation interventions. The workshop was attended by 19 participants from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. Participant work focused on diagnosing problems (including the use of prior documentation), understanding when interventions might be appropriate, then planning for interventions, carrying out testing, intervening, and then documenting and monitoring interventions. The practical field exercises focused primarily on interventions for graffiti mitigation, as well as assessing the effectiveness of prior interventions where drip lines were created and preservative coatings had been applied to rock paintings.

Last updated: August 2019