State of Conservation (SOC)
Kizhi Pogost (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:9,000USD
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Summer 1993: ICOMOS mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Legal framework;
- Management systems/ management plan;
- Financial resources;
- Lack of fire /lightning protection;
- Deformation and deterioration of the structures
Current conservation issues
[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat]
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Kizhi Pogost (Russian Federation)
At the seventeenth session of the Bureau, ICOMOS informed about its involvement in the conservation efforts for Kizhi Pogost and that an expert mission would be undertaken to the site. The Bureau approved a technical assistance request to support this mission with funds provided under the Canadian Green Plan. The mission took place in summer 1993 and a full report was available. In collaboration with the Russian counterparts, the mission addressed issues such as legal protection, conservation management, fire protection, iconostasis conservation, documentation, and monitoring, history and authenticity, biological/chemical deterioration, structure and conservation philosophy and goals.
Based on the findings of the mission, ICOMOS recommended that in 1994 high priority be given to finding means to support the following study and decision-making activities:
- monitoring and documentation
- completion of all required preliminary studies and reaching consensus on the conservation concept
- completion of individual conservation studies and their consolidation within a comprehensive and integrated conservation plan.
A major conservation project at the site could then start in 1995.
The Committee commended ICOMOS for its excellent collaboration with the Russian authorities and experts and the collaboration provided by the Governments of Canada, Finland and Norway and the individual ICOMOS members who participated in the mission. The Committee endorsed the recommendations formulated by ICOMOS.
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Lack of fire /lightning protection; Deformation and deterioration of the structures
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).