Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value (1992)

ICOMOS New Zealand

This charter establishes principles to guide owners, authorities, tradespersons and professionals in conserving places of cultural heritage value in New Zealand, where the Treaty of Waitangi recognizes the indigenous Maori and Moriori as exercising responsibility beyond current legal ownership for their treasures, monuments and sacred places. The charter sets forth general principles and calls for conservation methods that show the greatest respect for, and involve the least possible loss of, material of cultural heritage value. It also outlines conservation processes and provides a list of definitions of conservation terms.