an integral part of any collections, the buildings include complex, interrelated systems, components and features
that collectively protect the other collections
while providing an authentic, engaging context
for the interpretive experience.
Context-sensitive and cost-effective stewardship
of the buildings benefits from a Systems
Approach that with reference to standards and methods from the museum field, facilties
management, construction science and architecure identifies,
documents, and catalogues interrelated elements,
systems and spaces in thje contect of program and space-use needs.
Cataloging of assets (via records) must be undertaken before there
can be subsequent, detailed conservation assessments
to provide the basis for effective and efficient care for establishing appropriate preservation, treatment and techniques.