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Effective preservation decision strategies

Henderson, Jane ORCID: and Waller, Robert 2016. Effective preservation decision strategies. Studies in Conservation 61 (6) , pp. 308-323. 10.1179/2047058415Y.0000000019

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Decisions about preservation issues are made both deliberatively and unconsciously. Heuristics operate as intuitive processes which are rapid and can be reliable and effective. Deliberative decisions require time to complete and can be described by an analytic-deliberative model. The characteristics of these two processes and their relevance to preventive conservation decision-making are discussed. Each of these two processes has its strengths and weaknesses. People naturally make decisions and utilise a range of strategies without necessarily having insights into the process. This paper provides a frame to help examine, describe, and reflect upon our own and others’ decision-making in order to improve both processes and outcomes

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heuristic, Analytic-deliberative, Risk analysis, Preventive conservation, Preservation, CPRAM
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0039-3630
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 May 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 June 2015
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 08:11

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