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Conservation Solutions - ARC00058M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Louise Cooke
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module provides an understanding of principles and practice in planning for a conservation project and the need for effective techniques and heritage-led solutions. The module covers approaches to identifying problems and appropriate solutions including project management and the economics of conservation.

Students enjoy finding out about projects and applying methods of identifying problems and addressing needs to a live case study.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

  • to provide an understanding of principles and practice in conservation project management and the need for effective techniques and heritage-led solutions

  • to explore some of the key funding issues in conservation of historic buildings

  • to consider costing, its implications and imaginative financial solutions

  • to introduce the application of risk assessment methods for conservation projects

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should have:

  • developed an imaginative and flexible approach to conservation project planning and management

  • an appreciation of the role of heritage-led regeneration and resulting economic, social, community and environmental benefits

  • familiarity with a range of heritage funding opportunities available in the UK

  • understood the principles and considered the practice of tight budgetary and operation controls of projects

  • an awareness of approaches to risk assessment in conservation projects

  • ability to identify building defects, assess overall condition of fabric and possible diagnosis of underlying problems

  • Developed and enhanced practical skills of assessing risk, condition, and conservation deficit for traditional and historic buildings and for planning and management of conservation projects

  • Developed and enhanced transferrable skills of research, condition report writing, time and project management, & independent working

Module content

This module provides an understanding of principles and practice in planning for a conservation project and the need for effective techniques and heritage-led solutions. The module covers approaches to identifying problems and appropriate solutions including project management and the economics of conservation. Students are introduced to case studies of recent and ongoing projects drawing on our network of conservation expertise in the City of York and the wider region.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

Pass/fail

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be available within 4 weeks

Indicative reading

English Heritage (2013). Conservation Basics, Practical Building Conservation Series, Ashgate

Historic England. 2016. Understanding Historic Buildings. A Guide to Good Recording Practice. https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/understanding-historic-buildings/

Historic England. 2014. Heritage Counts - The Value and impact of Heritage. https://historicengland.org.uk/research/heritage-counts/2014-the-value-and-impact-of-heritage/



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

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