In the field of heritage, the conservation of interiors remains a topic relatively unexplored. Yet, the interiors of existing buildings are often affected by renovations and recycling. The lack of protection measures, or even concern, along with the constantly changing building technologies related to lighting, ventilation and communication, can explain their disappearance. The Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage will undertake a study for the Division du patrimoine of the City of Montreal on the conservation of interiors. It aims to pinpoint different existing methods and practises used to identify, protect and manage interiors in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada, the US and worldwide.
The research team consists of Claudine Déom, principal researcher; Christina Cameron and Marie-Odile Trépanier, collaborators and Mélissa Mars, research assistant.