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Definition: Restoration

1) “To return a place to a known earlier state, on the basis of compelling evidence, without conjecture.”

p72 Conservation Principles, English Heritage, 2008 

2) “Returning the existing fabric of a place to a known earlier state by removing accretions or by reassembling existing components without the introduction of new material.”

The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance (the Burra Charter), Australia ICOMOS, 1996

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