Key conservation principles of old traditional mosque in Malaysia

Suhana Johar, Adi Irfan Che Ani, Norngainy Mohd Tawil, Mazlan Mohd Tahir, Nurakmal Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho, A. G. Ahmad

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Abstract

This paper reviews the conservation activities, particularly on traditional old mosque in Malaysia. It comprise the definition, concept and importance of conservation in general, the present of conservation activities on historic buildings and mosque in Malaysia, and the approaches used for conserving to preserve Muslim's house of worship. The finding of this paper highlights the four key conservation principles namely minimal intervention, conducting scientific research and laboratories testing, documentation of conservation work and applying effective methods and techniques for conservation. Meanwhile for conservation program, the seven approaches are preservation, reproduction, restoration, maintenance, redevelopment, rehabilitation and consolidation. Several approaches are normally adopted for one building conservation project. What most important is the justification in adopting the approaches so that it comply to one of the key conservation principle, namely minimal intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Keywords

  • Architectural heritage
  • Building conservation
  • Building maintenance
  • Building repair
  • Building survey
  • Cultural significance
  • Historic building
  • Malaysia
  • Place of worship
  • Traditional mosque

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Energy(all)

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Key conservation principles of old traditional mosque in Malaysia. / Johar, Suhana; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Mohd Tawil, Norngainy; Mohd Tahir, Mazlan; Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho, Nurakmal; Ahmad, A. G.

In: WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, Vol. 7, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 93-102.

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