Conventions and Emerging Standards
The London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage
SEE THE LONDON CHARTER WEBSITE FOR FULL TEXT IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, POLISH and SPANISH.
Principle 1 – Implementation
The principles of the London Charter are valid wherever computer-based visualisation is applied to the research or dissemination of cultural heritage.
Principle 2 – Aims and Methods
A computer-based visualisation method should normally be used only when it is the most appropriate available method for that purpose.
Principle 3 – Research Sources
In order to ensure the intellectual integrity of computer-based visualisation methods and outcomes, relevant research sources should be identified and evaluated in a structured and documented way.
Principle 4 – Documentation
Sufficient information should be documented and disseminated to allow computer-based visualisation methods and outcomes to be understood and evaluated in relation to the contexts and purposes for which they are deployed.
Principle 5 – Sustainability
Strategies should be planned and implemented to ensure the long-term sustainability of cultural heritage-related computer-based visualisation outcomes and documentation, in order to avoid loss of this growing part of human intellectual, social, economic and cultural heritage.
Principle 6 – Access
The creation and dissemination of computer-based visualisation should be planned in such a way as to ensure that maximum possible benefits are achieved for the study, understanding, interpretation, preservation and management of cultural heritage.