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Rui Barbosa Museum’s architectural surfaces in Rio de Janeiro: reflections and planning issues

Title: Rui Barbosa Museum’s architectural surfaces in Rio de Janeiro: reflections and planning issues
Author(s): C.S. Rodrigues de Carvalho, M.I. Kanan
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 565 - 572
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 7
Language: English

Abstract: The challenges for the conservation of historic surfaces at the Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum, a building from the 19th century that has been greatly replastered with cement in the nineteen-seventies, is presented in this paper. Furthermore, within the Brazilian conservation field, problematic issues concerning the conservation of architectural surfaces are discussed as well as the development of a strategic plan, involving research, experimentation, training and education. In its pre-investigation approach, this paper presents the goals of the plan, emphasizing the importance of bridging the gap between theoretical, technical and practical attitudes towards the traditions within heritage conservation of establishing a compromise to maintain authenticity and integrity without accelerating decay; of developing compatible materials and techniques, developing the skills of builders and craftspeople and of developing building conservation techniques to remove damaged, deteriorated, contaminated and incompatible areas of plaster, among other specific issues in the framework of sustainable heritage preservation.

Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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