This course covers all aspects of architectural conservation from an international to local level, and aims to develop professional level skills in conservation planning and in practical building conservation.
The course has four core units. Introduction to Architectural Conservation looks at the history and philosophy of conservation, the role of heritage organisations, the language and principles of the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter and the conservation planning processes it recommends, the roles of different disciplines, an introduction to practical building conservation, the assessment and protection of landscapes and townscapes, and the management and interpretation of significant places.
Conservation Planning in Practice teaches professional level skills in all the Burra Charter processes of conservation planning, beginning with research to understand and assess the cultural significance of places, to the development of policies designed to retain that significance, and prepare management strategies to implement those policies through their ongoing use and care.
Practical Building Conservation teaches professional-level practical skills in the investigation of significant places to survey their physical condition, and to devise appropriate repair and maintenance schedules, which are designed to conserve their cultural value and to keep them in viable use.Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts introduces these key concepts in conservation and shows how the processes of identification, assessment, and management of cultural significance, have been used in such places, from an international to local level.