The International Editorial Board for TECHNOLOGIA
We are starting off from the fact that a narrowly
specialised field such as historical art technology cannot
be represented by publications in every country and in
every language. TECHNOLOGIA ARTIS was established as the
first specialised periodical of this kind with the aim
of providing scope for a wider international exchange
of information. In the present yearbook we are already
including some foreign contributions and for the third
we are counting on the formation of an editorial council
with foreign participation – we have already had several
preliminary discussions with this in mind. We welcome
any suggestions, proposals and offers. We consider the
encyclopedic classification of the yearbook a suitable
basis for the gradual increase in information. Apart from
original works we should also like to recall some older
published works and extend the information on everything
which is being or has been published in the given sphere.
Our aim is information with real content, i.e. true »abstracts«
with a critical commentary, not bibliographic notes
on articles which are often very difficult to obtain.
In exceptional cases – if it is particularly important
work, such as the study here by Professor Kühn – we are
also counting on an amended reprint. The ideal model would
be the editorial cooperation of representatives (initiators,
coordinators), always from certain geographical areas,
but we are afraid of institutionalisation and more complicated
administration: life itself will direct the final results.
To all those interested in cooperating with us we would
propose the following procedure:
European University Centre for the Cultural Heritage and
the Group PACT of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
»L'ESPRIT DE RAVELLO«
Relationships between sciences and techniques and the
archeology: a contribution to some considerations
on the unity of culture
1. The members of the
Editorial Council are gradually acquiring contributions
from further authors in the sphere of their authority,
annotating them and recommending them for publication.
2. Meeting of the Editorial Board in
Prague once a year to carry out the selection of
texts. The texts must already have been edited and have
the approval of members of the Editorial Board of other
reviewers. The assembly of the Editorial Board then entrusts
two or threee editors with final amendments. Those members
of the Editorial Board who apologised for their absence
will be sent a selection of basic texts for comment.
3. Reports and reviews are not judged,
the authors themselves are responsible for their content.
The nominated editors will only carry out the final selection
and check on material correctness.
4. Translations from various languages
will be arranged by the AHVT and OBELISK. In the case
of common European languages we do not require translations
from the authors themselves.
The AHVT cannot guarantee the remuneration of editorial
work which as is also the case for authors' contributions
– is honorary, as it has been to date. At the same time,
however, we promise that in cooperation with other institutions
and perhaps also with the support of our Ministry of Culture,
we shall try to create for the members of the Editorial
Board who come from abroad suitable conditions and reception.
European cooperation in the field of historical art technology
is inevitable, and it will be an honour for us to prepare
the ground for it here in Prague.
For the next, truly international yearbook we propose
that the basic text be in French and English.
The Archives of Historical Art Technology has established
the first contacts with the European University Centre
for the Cultural Heritage in Ravello. We here publish
the Czech translation of the Ravello Declaration published
by the Group PACT for relationships between Sciences and
Techniques and Archaeology in 1984.
The Archives of Historical Art Technology fully identifies
itself with the ideas expressed in this Declaration and
its aims – to be an information and study centre in the
field of historical art technology and this would be gradually
implemented as part of the European wide network of information.