Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
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Florence Charter on Historic Gardens (1982)

  • Patricia M. O’Donnell
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1052


The 1982 ICOMOS Florence Charter on Historic Gardens (Florence Charter) was developed at a meeting of the members of the ICOMOS IFLA International Committee for Historic Gardens (now known as the ICOMOS IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes) in Florence on 21 May 1981. The Florence Charter, a document addressing a specific field of garden preservation within preservation of historic resources, was registered by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) as an addendum to the Venice Charter on 15 December 1982. The drafting and acceptance of this charter as an addition to guiding documents in the preservation of cultural heritage signaled an enlargement of the realm of preservation from consideration of significant architecture and monuments to include historic gardens and parks in a range of sizes, which may be associated with a building or a property important for a significant landscape. The Florence Charter ushered in the...

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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation Landscape Architects & PlannersCharlotteUSA