Papers from the conference on organ conservation held in Liverpool, England, in 1999 present an overview of conservation in Britain, Europe, and the USA:
Jim Berrow: Introduction
David Knight: What is a historic organ?
Barrie Clark: Protection of historic organs: European legislation and British isolation
Jonathan Ambrosino: A USA Perspective
Axel Unnerbäck: The preservation and restoration of old organs in Sweden
Göran Grahn: Conservation of working instruments: when to restore
Dominic Gwynn: Conservation of old material in organs
David C. Wickens: Archaeological research: pipework
Martin Goetze: Archaeological Research: casework and other woodwork
John R. Watson: Performance standards meet museum standards: the conservation of pipe organs
John Mander: Training opportunities in organ restoration
Christopher Kent: Towards historically informed advisers
John Norman: Association of Independent Organ Advisers (AIOA) and Monitoring of conservation work and quinquennial inspecations
Gordon Stewart: From the organ bench
John Kitchen: Instruments and repertoire: concert use
Nicholas Thistlethwaite: The conservation of concert organs
John Clare: Conservation Plans.
Areas covered in the essays include: conservation related to musical performance; concert organs and their repertoire; organ consultants; training of restorers; archaeology; planning conservation.
Appendices include a list of 20 relevant organizations; The Burra Charter of The Australia Charter for Places of Cultural Significance; Australian Pipe Organ Preservation Standards of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia; The Organ Historical Society Guidelines for Conservation and Restoration; The British Institute of Organ Studies Guidelines for Conservation and Restoration; The British Institute of Organ Studies: Sound Advice: The Care of Your Pipe Organ; Council for Care of Churches: General conditions of grants awarded by the Conservation Committee; Council for the Care of Churches: Guidelines for minimum information required in conservators' reports accompanying faculty and grant applications; and more. 182 pages.