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The Conservation of Material Cultural Heritage

University of Haifa


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Israel is rich with archeological and historical periods and findings. Conservation of historical buildings and sites is a wide field, which focuses not only on conserving and reconstructing the buildings structure, but also on preserving the different values (historical, cultural, et cetera) of the site.

Conservation of cultural heritage buildings is a field that researches, protects and displays building that have important values to its surroundings. It is a multidisciplinary field that combines history, archeology, chemistry, architecture and more. Its aim is to slow down the decay of historical buildings and to display them to the public, so that they could be passed forward to the next generations.