WIT Press


Management Planning For Historic Ships

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MH030151

Volume

65

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

459.09 kb

Author(s)

L. Malmberg

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to discuss the need for management plans when preserving historic ships. The emphasis will be on the work related to the Vasa, but other ships will also be discussed. The reason for a management plan for the Vasa is to ensure that the ship is preserved for the future. To a certain extent, it is easy to list a number of things that will have to be done more or less forever to preserve the ship. A constant climate has to be maintained, a cradle will have to support the ship and a certain amount of maintenance and documentation will be needed. The difficulty lies in the less obvious preservation issues and in creating a situation favourable for preservation. There is always the risk that the ambition of preservation decreases, if it is felt that the situation is under control. To a certain extent, this happened at the Vasa Museum in the early 1990s. The ship had its new building, a clim

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