"International education and specialists' training in monument preservation.
There is world-wide much debate about the professional niveau of the protection of architectural heritage, about monument preservation.
Is the little wealth available to this purpose well managed?
The debate becomes particularly sharp when civil organizations, individual specialists grumble for repeatedly appearing damages of monuments just having been restored. There is a wide range of opinions in every country and for every case; but there is a coincidence in that this extremely complex speciality involving 3040 skills and requiring a wide range of multilateral knowledge from every participant points out mote than usual the adequateness or shortage of professional education.
To have a better sight, first the old spectacles have to be discarded. This was made by the International Committee of Education when about 15 years after its establishment (founding president A. Tomaszewski) - making use of achievements of several earlier international conferences - after great many work, methodological and purport discussions, relying also on conference reports, it endeavoured to get information about the international situation of education in monument preservation. As a matter of fact, with little success, because of the rather heterogeneous answers. The most of comparable information might be acquired in the domain of post-graduate education, in particular, at the Ferrara seminary of 1989. On the other hand, an important achievement was a document originally intended to be a charta, then entitled Guidelines, confirmed by the ICOMOS general meeting of 1993 in Colombo.[...]"