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Conserving Built Heritage: Canadian Approaches 1950-2000

Les Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada, Québec.

The 4th Montreal Round Table (2009) examined the evolution of Canadian approaches to the conservation of built heritage in the period between 1950 and 2000. The choice of focussing on this period was based on the surge of interest in built heritage following World War II. Participants also speculated on the future evolution of the conservation field. In their view, one can anticipate a continuation of the observed patterns, namely a shift from tangible to intangible values, a change in priority from observing to experiencing historic places, as well as a focus on large urban areas and rural territories.

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