Theatreland: the challenges of conserving buildings with multiple personalities

Buxton, James (2008) Theatreland: the challenges of conserving buildings with multiple personalities. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    It is helpful to identify the multiple roles that theatres play which can be seen as ‘multiple personalities’. They are business, they are heritage assets and they are sophisticated working machines. It is the friction between these personalities which bring their own conflicting agendas and priorities combined with the oft-stated lack of funding to carry out major work that have caused the problems. In order to find a solution it is necessary to separate the conservation issues these buildings face from debates regarding securing funding. By developing strategies such as regular surveys, across the board conservation plans and upskilling the workforce it may be possible to ensure the long-term survival of these historic structures and, as a bi-product, make more powerful case for public funding.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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