ELABORATION OF CONSERVATION PLAN FOR TELAVI BATONIS TSIKHE (CASTLE) COMPLEX
Contractor: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia;
Donor: WB/Municipality Development Fund
Project team: Maka Dvalishvili, Project Director; Nato Tsintsabadze, architect-restorer; Manana Suramelashvili, art historian; Irakli Kevlishvili, engineer-constructor; Darejan Mgebrishvili, geologist; Giorgi Gagoshidze, dendrologist; Giorgi Lagiashvili, archaeologist; Nana Kuprashvili, mural paintings expert; Tamar Peikrishvili, sociologist; Eter Makhatelashvili, Erekle Naroushvili, Giorgi Sutidze, architect-restorers; Zaal Megvinetukutsesi, consultant; Natalia Chitishvili, Tamar kiknadze; technical assistance;
The aim of the project was elaboration of comprehensive conservation plan for the Telavi Batonis Tsikhe complex which contains the main principles of conservational intervention to the monument.
The multidisciplinary study had been conducted in the frames of the project to assess the present condition of the monument and determine terms of further development. Conducted research included:
1. Art historian research
2. Engineering study of the constructions' stability
3. Engineering-geological study
4. Archaeological research
5. Study of vegetation
6. Assessment of the plaster stability
7. Sociological study
Also had been conducted the measurment activities and creation ofthe informational database.