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Architectural Conservation in East Asia (ABPL90146)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90146
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject offers a comparative approach to architectural conservation in East Asia from an international perspective. The subject emphasises the mutually dependent relationships between conservation of historical buildings and preservation of traditional techniques and knowledge. Discussions will take place in eight investigative areas:

  • Venice Charter, Burra Charter and Laws/principles for the Protection of Cultural Properties in East Asia;
  • cultural traditions and values;
  • administration and legislation;
  • education and training;
  • deterioration in material and structure;
  • materials and techniques in preservation;
  • restoration and authenticity;
  • management of conservation projects.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand the principles and practices of conservation;
  • Undertake analysis of a specific historical condition;
  • Understand conservation legislation, building materials, structures, techniques, authenticity of restoration and management of conservation/preservation projects.

Generic skills

  • Historical analysis
  • Case study
  • Documentation

Last updated: 11 January 2018