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This subject will give students an overview of issues, ideas and practices that characterise the heritage and conservation field, especially as they pertain to the conservation of buildings and landscapes. Students will explore the differences between conservation, restoration and reconstruction; the function of conservation protocols such as The Venice Charter, Burra Charter and Hoi Ann Protocols; the role of heritage studies, statements of significance and statutory lists; the importance of advocacy and activism; the employment conservation management plans; and the growth of world heritage as an idea. The subject will also highlight areas of practice that challenge traditional approaches and knowledge such as Aboriginal heritage and the conservation of modernism.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding the historical development and central principles associated with the field of heritage and conservation;
- Identify the range of skills that are required by heritage and conservation practitioners and recognised by the international, professional and government bodies connected to the field;
- Understand the key controversies and theories that have shaped the practices and problems in the heritage and conservation field.
The analysis of cultural significance.
Last updated: 18 December 2020