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Issues in Cultural Heritage Conservation - ARC00015M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Gill Chitty
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To introduce students to a range of contemporary issues in the conservation of cultural heritage in an international and national context
  • to critique the role of policy and changing practice in addressing those issues

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should:

  • be familiar with current international and UK concerns for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in relation to climate change, environmentally-aware practices and sustainable development
  • have a critical understanding of the principal policies, strategies and techniques employed to address those concerns
  • have an appreciation of contemporary conservation issues in approaches to urban regeneration, redevelopment of historic areas and post-war reconstruction
  • be able to evaluate these issues in a national context and in relation to the conservation and management of World Heritage Sites

Academic and graduate skills

  • have developed transferrable team working skills in group work and visual / verbal presentation


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Issues in Cultural Heritage Conservation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Issues in Cultural Heritage Conservation
N/A 100

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