What is Conservation-restoration of cultural heritage

After learning about the World Heritage List from UNESCO World Heritage Center I would like to write a topic about Conservation-Restoration which had been delayed long enough. I’m interested to protect our valueble cultural heritage, conservation is very much needed. What is the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage? You will find the answer to this question in this article.

Conservation

Conservation is generally defined as the protection of valuable substances, but in the treasury of conservation experts, it turns out that it has a series of different meanings of its implications.

The conservation term commonly used by architects refers to the 1981 Charter of the ICOMOS, conducted in Burra, Australia. This Charter is better known as the Burra Charter. In the Burra Charter, the concept of conservation is all protection and maintenance activities in accordance with the agreements formulated in the charter.

Conservation is the concept of the management process of a place or space or object so that the cultural meaning contained therein is well maintained.

This understanding actually needs to be expanded more specifically, that is the maintenance of morphology (physical form) and its function. Conservation activities include all maintenance activities in accordance with local conditions and situations as well as development efforts for further utilization.

When linked to the area, conservation of the area or sub-section of the city includes an effort to prevent the existence of social change activities or inappropriate and not physical use.

Conservation activities can include preservation, replication, restoration, revitalization, reconstruction, and rehabilitation to prevent extinction. This activity depends on the conditions, problems, and possibilities that can be developed in further maintenance efforts.

The common people are often mistaken that the preservation of historical buildings is directed to become a static monument, but it can actually be developed into a living monument that is functionally useful for today’s generation.

Restoration

Meanwhile, restoration in a broad context is an activity to restore the formation of a place physically, so that it can exactly look like the previous conditions. Restoration can be done by removing additions or reassembling existing components without using new material.

Whereas in a limited context, restoration is defined as an activity to restore buildings and cultural heritage environments as closely as possible to their original form based on supporting data. The data can be about its architectural and structural forms in the original state so that the technical requirements of the building are fulfilled

How To Promote And Preserve Our Culture

Do You Know How To Promote And Preserve Our Culture? This article will discuss how to promote and preserve our culture. The following are some ways you can do to promote and maintain the culture of our own country, including the following:

Example of the Ways to Promote Our Culture

  1. By introducing our original dances
  2. By introducing our original music and songs
  3. By introducing our original food recipes
  4. By always using our original clothes
  5. Promoting tourism in social media

The role of society in preserving the culture

As good citizens, of course, we must take part in maintaining our culture to prevent extinction. In maintaining and preserving the local culture in the community, it can be done in various ways. Some ways that can be done by a member of the community, especially us as a young generation in supporting the preservation of culture and participating in maintaining local culture include:

  1. Want to learn the culture, whether it’s just to know or can also participate in practising it in our lives.
  2. Participate if there are activities in the context of cultural preservation, for example:
    Participate in competitions about cultures, such as traditional dance or regional theatre.
    Participate in traditional cultural performances at certain events or activities, such as when celebrating the anniversary of national independence, holding a local performance that smells of struggle, and others.
  3. Teaching that culture to the next generation so that culture is not destroyed and can still survive.
  4. Love your own culture without degrading and harassing other people’s culture.
  5. Practicing the use of that culture in everyday life, for example, language culture.
  6. Eliminating feelings of prestige or embarrassment with the culture we have.
  7. Avoiding primordialism and ethnocentrism

Such are some ways we can do in the process of cultural preservation. It is hoped that all of our awareness as the next generation can still maintain and preserve culture. Do you have other ideas about how to promote and preserve our culture?

How can we prevent cultural heritage extinction?

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OK back to topic. Actually, there are several ways we can do it. What are they?

Self-Awareness in Maintaining Culture

To keep our culture sustainable, the first is from our own awareness and our own will and love of our homeland. As some of the responses above, we must first see how conscious we will love our homeland.

How can it be if not with our own awareness we can maintain the preservation of our culture, because there may be some people who say that we must maintain the preservation of our culture but in fact, it has not done so?

Some ways to prevent cultural heritage extinction

Along with the times, the generations of the nation have begun to forget and leave these very rich cultures. Globalization also has a strong influence in reducing the level of public concern in maintaining or preserving our culture.

There are four important ways that can be done to preserve our culture:

  1. Get to know the culture
    Finding out about our origin culture
    Follow activities or communities about cultures, such as traditional dance, traditional sports, and others.
  2. Teach culture to others
    Teaching around the environment by introducing how beautiful and rich our culture is
  3. Introducing culture abroad
    Post local art activities on social media
    Use local products
    Exporting goods produced by local cultural arts
  4. Not affected by foreign culture
    Make culture your identity
    Choosing and sorting out foreign cultures that have a positive impact on local culture
  5. Learning
    No need to cover yourself from outside culture. Learn about their culture, take positivity, implement it in our culture.
  6. Proud and use our cultural products
    It’s useless if the young people become fierce on social media when our culture is claimed by neighbouring countries but still lazy to study it for fear of being ridiculed.
    The change in mindset begins to become a pioneer for our own cultural products. We can start by using authentic products from local productions, as well as eats original culinary recipes.

Those are the ways of how can we prevent cultural heritage extinction.

How Education Preserves Our Culture?

You surely know that education plays an important role in maintaining our culture. Then, do you know how education preserves our culture to prevent annihilation? Before getting answers to these questions, it would be better if we first consider the explanation of the notion of education and culture.

Understanding of education and culture

What is the meaning of education and culture? education is an effort that is carried out consciously and as much as possible to change human behaviour both individually and in groups to mature humans through teaching and training efforts. Meanwhile, culture is a system of knowledge that includes a system of ideas or ideas contained in the human mind, so that in everyday life culture is abstract. Do you get it?

The role of education in maintaining the culture

From the standpoint of individual education is an effort to develop individual potential, here we can assume that education can make the hidden abilities of individuals will be seen and can be honed so that later can be useful for their lives.

From the point of view of social education is as inheritance of cultural values, here it can be interpreted that the older generation wants the cultural values to be preserved sustainably, that their identity will be able to remain sustainable even though the times will continue to change and even so they hope later identity it will continue to be maintained.

As an example can be taken of local culture about visiting someone’s house, according to local culture when we visit someone’s home and homeowners provide drinks then we must spend before we leave the house, because if we go home without spending the drinks provided then later if we visit again they will not provide drinking water because they think the drinking water must not be spent.

In this view, education carries two main tasks, namely an increase in individual potential and the preservation of cultural values. Humans as cultured beings are essentially the creators of the culture itself. The culture then improves in line with the increase in the human potential of the creator of the culture.

In conclusion, education is an effort that is carried out consciously and as much as possible to change human behaviour both individually and in groups to mature humans through teaching and training efforts. That’s how education preserves our culture.