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Monday, May 16 • 10:30am - 11:00am
(Architecture) Emergency documentation and condition mapping of Decorated historic surfaces at the Caid Residence, The Kasbah of Taourirt (Ouarzazate, Morocco)

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As it is broadly understood, recording serves as a basis for the diagnosis, treatment and preservation of historic places and contributes to record our built cultural heritage for posterity. This work is not a stand-alone practice but a part of the overall conservation process of cultural heritage at imminent risk of irreversible damage. Recording of heritage places should be directly related to the needs, skills and the technology that are available to the end users that are responsible for the management and care of these sites.  They should be selected in a way that the future managers of these sites can also access and use the data collected. This paper explains an innovative heritage recording approach applied by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) in the documentation of historic decorated surfaces at the Caïd Residence, located at Tighermt (Kasbah) Taourirt in Ouarzazate, Morocco; as part of a collaborative project between the GCI and the Centre de Conservation et Réhabilitation du Patrimoine Architectural des Zones Atlasiques et Sub-Atlasiques (CERKAS) to rehabilitate the entire architectural ensemble. The selected recording techniques were used for the rapid mapping of conditions of the decorated surfaces at the Caïd Residence using international standards. The resulting work is being used by GCI staff, consultants and CERKAS team to conduct emergency stabilization and protection measures for these important decorated surfaces.

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Mario Santana Quintero

Vice President, ICOMOS CIPA & Assoc. Prof, Carleton University
Mario Santana s an assistant professor at department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University and International Council of Monuments Sites (ICOMOS) Board Member. He has actively contributed and coordinated international development projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia... Read More →


Benjamin Markus

Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

Claudia Cancino

Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

Laurie Wong

Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute

Stephen Fai

PhD Student, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University

Monday May 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 515