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Documenting the Cultural Heritage
  Council of Europe
  Getty Information Institute
The editors wish to acknowledge and thank the Council of Europe, the Getty Information Institute, the Inventaire Général, the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME), and the Documentation Committee (CIDOC) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for the invaluable institutional support they have provided in the development of the documentation standards described here. We are grateful to Daniel Thérond, who began these documentation and inventory activities within the Council of Europe and is now, as Director of the European Foundation for Heritage Skills, responsible for follow-up and implementation activities on behalf of the Council’s Cultural Heritage Committee. For their fundamental work in the conceptualisation and realisation of the concept of core data, we are also indebted in particular to Simon Grant and Monique Chatenet.

For their work in the development of the individual standards, we would like to thank the following:
The group of specialists on architectural heritage documentation responsible for the Core Data Index to Historic Buildings and Monuments of the Architectural Heritage, and in particular Monique Chatenet (France), Simon Grant (UK), and Olivier Toche (France); for facilitating discussions and encouraging positive conclusions, Daniel Thérond (Council of Europe); and for significant procedural contributions, Isabelle Balsamo (France), John Hume and Roger Mercer (UK), Jean Vincent (France), and Walter Wulf (Germany).

The Archaeological Sites Working Group, and in particular Valetta Canouts (USA), Dominique Guillot (France), Henrik Hansen (Denmark), Roger Leech (UK), Judy Marsh (Canada), Gillian Quine (UK), Stephen Stead (UK), Irina Oberlander-Tarnoveanu (Romania).

All those who contributed to the development of Object ID, and in particular José María Ballester (Council of Europe), Maria Papageorge Kouroupas (U.S. Information Agency), Elisabeth des Portes (formerly of ICOM), Lyndel Prott (UNESCO); for identifying the need for the standard and initiating the project, Eleanor Fink (Getty Information Institute); for their work in managing the project, Marilyn Schmitt and Cynthia Scott (Getty Information Institute); and for coordinating the contribution of the working group of conservation specialists, Margaret Mac Lean (Getty Conservation Institute) and Suzanne Deal Booth (consultant to the Getty Trust).

For their assistance with the compilation of the sample records, we thank Paul Pattison and Ann Robey of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and Jonathan Betts and Roger Quarm of the National Maritime Museum, London. We are grateful to the National Maritime Museum, London, for the provision of photographs of objects in their collection.

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