The Charter for the Industrial Heritage was drawn up by the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) and was published in 2003 in the Russian town of Nizhny Tagil. Today it represents a generally applicable and concise reference document for research projects, conservation work, heritage conservation, and the adaptive re-use or conversion of industrial structures and sites.
The basic principles for understanding industrial heritage outlined in the charter are not yet common knowledge. In an effort to promote greater awareness, the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage (VCPD) at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University organised an internal workshop in spring 2013, during which an updated working translation of the Charter into Czech was prepared on the basis of the version published in the book Industrial Heritage Re-tooled. The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Conservation. The translation is one of the outcomes of the VCPD’s research project ‘Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic – Adaptive Re-use of Industrial Heritage’, which was conducted with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture’s NAKI (National and Cultural Identity) applied research programme. The workshop on the Industrial Heritage Charter also drew on earlier writings and translations prepared at the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage with the participation of members of the ‘Industrial Topography’ research team (Benjamin Fragner, Vladislava Valchářová, Petr Vorlík, Lukáš Beran, Matúš Dulla, Jan Zikmund, Dita Dvořáková), along with Lenka Popelová, Věra Kučová, Jana Kotalíková, Jiří Merta, Nina Bartošová and Petr Urlich.
The working translation was published as an occasional paper to accompany a conference titled ‘A New Life for Abandoned Buildings – Vestiges of Industry’, which was held in April 2013 in Brno.
The Charter for the Industrial Heritage of TICCIH, Prague 2013.
20 pages; Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05235-8 / translation by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague / graphic design Jan Zikmund / print Signpek s. r. o. / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague
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