An Integrated Methodology for the Conservation of Traditional Craftsmanship in Historic Buildings

Karakul Türk, Özlem
The aim of conservation is to sustain both the physical and intangible aspects of historical buildings and to transfer them to the future. Conservation needs to consider the intangible aspects of historic buildings as well as their physical and visible characteristics. It is as important to conserve and document traditional craftsmanship, the know-how, techniques and skills of the builders, as it is to preserve traditional architecture. Traditional craftsmanship is one of the domains of intangible cultural heritage to be safeguarded as defined in the UNESCO 2003 Convention. In the field of architecture, traditional craftsmanship is especially embodied in construction techniques and architectural ornamentation in historic buildings.


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Citation Formats
Ö. Karakul Türk, “An Integrated Methodology for the Conservation of Traditional Craftsmanship in Historic Buildings,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTANGIBLE HERITAGE, vol. 10, pp. 136–144, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: