Cultural Heritage Management 1: Concepts, Principles and Practice

ARC00012M

Module leader: John Schofield

Aims

  • introduce students to the basic principles, concepts and philosophy of cultural heritage management and conservation and place these within a historical and cultural context
  • identify and understand cultural heritage management processes and practices
  • introduce the notion of the multiplicity of meanings and values attributed to heritage, including archaeological heritage and historic landscape, and the consequences of this
  • identify key legislation, policy documents and international charters and conventions that frame cultural heritage management and conservation

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module students should:

  • develop a critical understanding of the concept of 'heritage', the principles of cultural heritage management and their cultural and political consequences
  • critically understand the role of expertise in the mediation of conflicts over the management and meaning of heritage
  • understand the consequences of the use of expert values and knowledge in the regulation of cultural values and in the mediation of conflict
  • understand the role of legislation and public policy in cultural heritage management and conservation
  • understand the role of international charters and conventions on the practices of cultural heritage management and conservation
  • understand the inter-relationship of legislation and policy and the conservation and management process
  • understand the role of both public and private lobby/interest groups in the development of conservation and heritage policy

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