Preservation condition

The reference to Manuscript 1 from the Ligatus survey form is indicative. This is a commonly occurring issue.

In conservation, condition is understood as the features of an object which indicate alteration of the original material or form. It appears that deterioration of objects results in new features and new materials. It’s an S18 Alteration and probably S17 Physical Genesis. E3 Condition State is a temporal class which can be used to mark the period for which a type of condition exists. However, in conservation, condition is often considered as a dynamic thing (i.e. changing all the time). But even if we consider it as static for a given period, using E55 Type misses the physical nature of condition. So maybe E3 Condition State is a “quick and dirty” solution to model condition.

Relevant links
CRM-SIG Presentation: see slide 38 onwards