In this module we consider the history and contemporary practice of conservation for the built heritage, looking critically at how conservation has developed with changing ideas about material, intangible and socio-economic values of heritage. In group work and in module assessments, you will critique and apply value-based approaches to conservation management using local building case studies. The English planning framework is used as a practice model for this work but you are encouraged to contextualise this with other national / international frameworks and principles and consider how these are reflected in global shifts in approaches to conservation. Through this module you will approach historic buildings and areas differently and develop a complex understanding of how conservation today is engaged with a diversity of heritage assets, actors, interpretations and audiences.
Upon completion of this module students should:
and in academic and graduate skills