ULG 3.2 Preserving Medieval Art in Wartime
In world history, the medieval time refers to the period between the 5th century and the 15th century. This period witnessed a series of activities in various continents. In the Western Roman Empire, the period witnessed the collapse of the empire. In other sections of the global space, the period was marked with different effects that are considered pertinent in the study of history. It is worth noting that this period witnessed a number of activities in art with a number of images being designed to symbolize different facets in the society. Among the regions that witnessed increased activities of art are Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa (Higham 132). The early Christian groups highly embraced the use of these forms of arts as they were used in the course of worship. For example, in the Roman Catholic Church, the use of these pieces of art became highly pronounced as various forms of statue art to portray different biblical personalities. Owing to the essence of these art works, there was the need of adopting effective preservation mechanisms that could witness these activities of art used in future centuries. These pieces of art were used as an embodiment of culture, hence the need for their preservation from one culture to the other. The medieval period was also marked with a number of war activities that necessitated the need to adopt important preservation methods (Murchan 521).
Cases of destruction during instances of turmoil like war are often common in the society and demand the use of certain measures to curb adverse conditions. In the medieval period, a number of destructive actions were manifest as a result of these conditions of warfare. Various pieces of art became destroyed, hence the need for protective measures besides other courses of actions to curb the unnecessary destruction (Murchan 398).
Explanation of measures to protect work of art during war times
Owing to incidences of turmoil during these activities of turmoil, there is need for measures to protect activities of art being taken into keen consideration. Creation of highly safeguarded stores for keeping these pieces of art will help in preventing any possible destruction. In addition, policies can be structured at different levels that prevent activities of war from being carried out around these domains. Moreover, through the use of these restrictive policies, persons will be prevented from indulging in possible war activities that could interfere with these pieces of art within the law (Higham 123).
The plan adopted engages highly various stakeholders within the domain of focus, and hence will be highly successful. The success of the plan will heavily depend on the level of implementation and integration. Through improvements of persons involved in the implementation process, the plan will be highly successful.
In line with the concepts learned in this lesson, there is evidence of the need for constant involvement of stakeholders concerned in any process so as to realize desired results. As discussed above, cases of destruction during instances of turmoil like war are often common in the society and demand the use of certain measures to curb adverse conditions. In the medieval period, a number of destructive actions were manifest as a result of these conditions of warfare. Effective strategies are necessary to ensure effective control of destructive actions against resources inherited from the medieval era.
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