Principles of Heritage Conservation (ARCH9074)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will introduce students to key controversies, theoretical propositions and practical innovations that have driven the historical development of heritage conservation. The unit covers ideas and examples from the ancient world until the present, with the main focus being on the period from 1850 until today.
The aim of the unit is to help students to arrive at a clear understanding of the concepts and practices that define heritage conservation and to promote a strong historical perspective on the field. Students will consider, for example, the meaning of, and differences between, conservation, restoration and reconstruction; the different forms of historical value that inform our place protection efforts; the function of conservation protocols such as The Venice Charter, Burra Charter and Hoi Ann Protocols; the importance of advocacy and activism; the growth of world heritage and its relationship to human rights and cultural rights; and the ideas of cultural landscape and historic urban landscape. The unit will also challenge you to think about areas of practice and theory that challenge traditional approaches and knowledge such as indigenous heritage and the conservation of modernism.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation
- Graduate Certificate in Urban Design
- Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation
- Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Heritage Conservation
- Master of Urban Design
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning
- Master of Urbanism (Heritage Conservation)
- Master of Urbanism (Urban Design)
- Master of Urbanism (Urban and Regional Planning)
Further unit of study information
Lectures 2 hrs/wk
Weekly Discussion Forum/In-class Test (30%), Research Proposal (10%), Research Paper (60%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.