The addition in conservation project for the accessibility to cultural heritage

Alberto Arenghi, Andrea Pane


The topic of addition represents of the main cornerstones of the debate on conservation. It also represents the comparison between different orientations, that see on the one hand its legitimacy with regards to the contemporary language and, on the other, its denial in favor of a more or less consistent material subtraction. With reference to the accessibility of cultural heritage, the strategy of the addition is more suited for both instances of protection and accessibility by proposing a new technological layer of the contemporaneity thereby also becoming an act of democracy. The essay addresses, also through same examples, the issue by analyzing it under the profile of conservation and technology understood as an united approach to the existence, aimed at the preservation and enhancement of heritage.


Accessibility; Addition; Distinguishability; Cultural Heritage; Conservation

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