Level: Postgraduate coursework
The main objective of work within heritage conservation is to ensure that the cultural significance of heritage places is retained for future generations to enjoy. This includes maintenance of heritage places and may, according to circumstances, include preservation, restoration, reconstruction and adaptation, and will commonly be a combination of more than one of these.
The Heritage Conservation program allows you to develop specific skills in assessment, interpretation, management, formulation of policy, and documentation of culturally significant places, including buildings, sites and cultural landscapes. You will be introduced to methods and practices of conservation, designing and building new buildings in old settings, and the history, theory, law and policy of this unique area.