The ABC Method: a risk management approach to the preservation of cultural heritage

This manual offers a comprehensive understanding of risk management applied to the preservation of heritage assets, whether collections, buildings or sites. It provides a step-by-step procedure and a variety of tools to guide the heritage professional in applying the ABC method to their own context. The method can be applied to a range of situations, from analysis of a single risk to a comprehensive risk assessment of the entire heritage asset.

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© Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute, 2016
© ICCROM, 2016

This publication has been designed in partnership with ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property). No reproduction of this publication in any format or distribution in print or online, in whole or in part, is authorized without prior written approval from the Canadian Conservation Institute. Requests can be submitted by email to

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Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa, Ontario  K1B 4S7

Également disponible en français.

Stefan Michalski, CCI
José Luiz Pedersoli Jr., ICCROM


ISBN 978-0-660-04134-6
Cat no. CH44-157/2016E-PDF


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