Heritage Inventories

The following are some key resources relating to heritage inventories. For more information on issues related to heritage inventories, search AATA Online.

 

Policy Documents, Standards & Guidelines

Core Data Index to Historic Buildings and Monuments of the Architectural Heritage (standard adopted by the Council of Europe in 1995), in Documenting the Cultural Heritage, edited by Robin Thornes and John Bold (1998), Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust.

ICOMOS: Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of Buildings and Sites (1996).

Information and documentation: a reference ontology for the interchange of cultural heritage information (ISO 21127:2006) by International Organization for Standardization (2006), Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.

International Core Data Standard for Archaeological Sites and Monuments (standard adopted by CIDOC Archaeological Sites Working Group in 1995), in Documenting the Cultural Heritage, edited by Robin Thornes and John Bold (1998), Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust.

MIDAS Heritage–The UK Historic Environment Data Standard by English Heritage (2012), Swindon, UK: English Heritage.

UNESCO: Recommendation Concerning the Protection, at National Level, of the Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972).

UNESCO: Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1999).

 

Online Resources, Organizations & Networks

Archaeology Data Service/Digital Antiquity Guides to Good Practice

Forum on Information Standards in Heritage

Heritage Data: Linked Data Vocabularies for Cultural Heritage

ICOM International Committee for Documentation (CIDOC)

ICOMOS International Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA)

Informing the Future of the Past: Guidelines for Historic Environment Records
These guidelines, edited by Paul Gilman and Martin Newman, have been developed to assist those who manage, work in, and use historic environment records (HERs).

 

Books, Journals & Conference Proceedings

Architectural Heritage: Inventory and Documentation Methods in Europe: Proceedings, European Colloquy Organised by the Council of Europe and the French Ministry for Education and Culture–Direction du patrimoine, Nantes, 28-31 October 1992 by the Council of Europe (1993), Strasbourg: Council of Europe Press.

City Inventories by Francesco Siravo, in Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Illustrated Examples, edited by Rand Eppich and Amel Chabbi (2007), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

Documenting the Cultural Heritage, edited by Robin Thornes and John Bold (1998), Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust.

Guidance on Inventory and Documentation of the Cultural Heritage, Document Prepared by the Ad hoc Group for Inventory and Documentation within the Technical Co-operation and Consultancy Programme by the Council of Europe (2009), Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.

Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies: Terminology for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works by Patricia Harpring (2010), Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust.

The Inventory of the Historic City of Sana’a: A Tool for Urban Conservation by Daniele Pini (2008), Paris: UNESCO World Heritage Centre.