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cultural significance

Cultural significance means aesthetic, historic, scientific, social or spiritual value for past, present or future generations. Cultural significance is embodied in the place itself, its fabric, setting, use, associations, meanings, records, related places and related objects.Places may have a range of values for different individuals or groups. (A [..]
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cultural content

“Cultural content” refers to the symbolic meaning, artistic dimension and cultural values that originate from or express cultural identities. (in UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005)
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A military facility in a fixed or relatively fixed location, together with its buildings, building equipment, and subsidiary facility. Also referred to as base, post, camp and station. (Design Guidelines for Department of Defense Historic Buildings and Districts; US Department of Defense, 2008)
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measured drawing

Drawing produced by using direct or indirect measurements on the object. (Recording, Documentation and Information Management for Historic Places - Guiding Principles; Getty Conservation Institute, 2008).
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remedial conservation

All actions directly applied to an item or a group of items aimed at arresting current damaging processes or reinforcing their structure. These actions are only carried out when the items are in such a fragile condition or deteriorating at such a rate, that they could be lost in a relatively short time. These actions sometimes modify the appearance [..]
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video technology

An electronic tool used to capture and process a large number of images and sounds in sequence, making it the ideal tool for recording motion and detailed processes. Video is also referred to as the technology used to edit and transmit images and sound. (In “Traditional Techniques,” by Caterina Borelli in Recording, Documentation [..]
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aboriginal cultural landscape

A place valued by an Aboriginal group (or groups) because of their long and complex relationship with that land. It expresses their unity with the natural and spiritual environment. It embodies their traditional knowledge of spirits, places, land uses, and ecology. Material remains of the association may be prominent, but will often be minimal or a [..]
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The degree to which the results of heritage recording conforms to the metric value of an object. Accuracy relates to the topographic quality of the graphic record, the scale and the precision of the recording technique used. (Recording, Documentation and Information Management for Historic Places - Guiding Principles; Getty Conservation Institute, [..]
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To adjust to a specified use or situation. (Webster's II Dictionary, 1988).
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Adaptation means modifying a place to suit the existing use or a proposed use. (Australia Burra Charter).
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