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Complete condition assessment

The complete condition assessment of the wall paintings is divided into four categories: Acutely in need of treatment, In need of treatment, Possibly in need of treatment and Satisfactory condition.

Acutely in need of treatment means that the wall paintings in the church are in immediate danger of being lost, i.e. there is widespread damage and the deterioration is rapidly processing. The paintings are in urgent need of conservation and restoration treatment.

In need of treatment means that the wall paintings in the church are in danger of being lost, i.e. damages and the deterioration are probably in progress. The paintings are in need of conservation and restoration treatment.

Possibly in need of treatment means that the wall paintings in the church are not particularly endangered, but have minor damage and/or appear marred.  The paintings are in possible need of conservation and restoration treatment.

Satisfactory condition means, that all wall paintings in the church are in good condition.  The paintings have no need of conservation and restoration treatment.

Complete cultural/historical assessment

The complete cultural/historical assessment of the wall paintings is divided into four categories: Particularly worthy of preservation, Very worthy of preservation, Worthy of preservation and Somewhat worthy of preservation.

Particularly worthy of preservation means that the church has wall paintings of international significance. Generally well preserved series of paintings, solitary scenes or decorations, which are either rare or not to be found in other Danish churches. As a rule, the paintings include numerous iconographic details and are of the utmost artistic quality.

Very worthy of preservation means that the church has wall paintings of national significance. Generally well preserved series of paintings, solitary scenes or decorations, which can be found in other Danish churches. As a rule, the paintings include many iconographic details and are of high artistic quality.

Worthy of preservation means the church has wall paintings of regional significance. Generally partly preserved series of paintings, solitary scenes or decorations, which can be found in other Danish churches. As a rule, the paintings include some iconographic details.

Somewhat worthy of preservation means the church has wall paintings of local significance. Generally fragmentary solitary scenes or decorations.  As a rule the paintings include few or no iconographic details.

Recommendation

Recommendation for conservation and preservation of wall paintings is divided into four categories: Highest priority, High priority, Moderate priority and Low priority.

Highest priority means that conservation and restoration of the wall paintings in the church should be carried out as soon as possible. If not, irreparable damage culturally and historically significant wall paintings will surely occur. Irreparable damage can already have partially occurred.

High priority means that conservation and restoration of the wall paintings in the church should be carried out within a short period of time. If not, damages on culturally and historically important wall paintings will surely occur.

Moderate priority means that an investigation of the condition of the wall paintings in the church should be carried out in order to determine whether deterioration of paintings of culturally and historically value is in progress.

Low priority means that no conservation and restoration actions are necessary due to the satisfactory condition of the wall paintings.

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