Amongst other matters, understanding the worth, construction, design, period, setting and location of a place is important whilst also recognising previous influences and directions that could have had an impact. Here, a bibliographic search can prove rewarding. In providing some direction to follow, COTAC aims to ensure that the overall structure of its UC School Learning Initiative can offer support through its Digital Bibliography. This is arranged and presented with reference to the 14 ICOMOS Education and Training Guidelines and with an intention of enhancing the content of COTAC’s Insight 2: The Need to be Aware of the Built Heritage.
The 14 ICOMOS Education and Training Guidelines (1993):
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a) Read a monument, ensemble or site and identify its emotional, cultural and use significance.
j) Recognize when advice must be sought and define the areas of need of study by different specialists, e.g. wall paintings, sculpture and objects of artistic and historical value, and/or studies of materials and systems.