Rebuilding cultural heritage after disaster

After an earthquake devastated the Philippines, conservators went beyond conventional cultural conservation practices and involved the local community in the restoration of their churches.

Dr Nicole Tse, an expert in conservation at The University of Melbourne, investigated the damage to the churches following the earthquake, working alongside the Philippines’ National Museum recovery team...

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Restoration work had to respect the community's request to keep objects in the church
Restoration work had to respect the community's request to keep objects in the church

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