Paul Philippot (1925 2016)
Paul Philippot passed away on 15th January, 2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of Paul Philippot, important theorists of conservation, to his family and friends.
Paul Philippot died on the morning of January fifteen (15) at his home in Brussels, Belgium, while was asleep.
He was one of the founders of ICCROM, local where he began working soon after the Second World War, once it was the moment when works of art and historic buildings were completely damaged and in alertness, and in call for an urgent reaction process. In ICCROM he worked for eighteen years.
However, Philippot in addition of being theoretical and a teacher, left important writings for the History of Conservation and Art, as the two large volumes Jalons pour une methode critique et une histoire de lŽart en Belgique (2005) and La formation europen de lŽart (2013).
"His acute and critical mind and visual capacity made him an excellent professional and a brilliant teacher. He was able to open and illuminate new insights into conservation theory and its implementation. While Brandi had been working on his theory more specifically in the Italian context, Philippot had the opportunity and was able to expand and interpret conservation theory in the worlds multicultural context." (ICCROM)
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