HIST335 Heritage Conservation

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or ARPA or HINQ or HIST or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST235 or LOCH225 or LOCH427
Notes None
Combined Units HIST435 - Heritage Conservation
Coordinator(s) Andrew Piper (andrew.piper@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

An understanding of the philosophy, practice and current state of conserving the cultural heritage of Australia's built environment is essential for anyone considering working in the cultural heritage industry at any level from a cultural resource manager to a historic house volunteer. This unit encourages greater awareness of heritage issues and controversies and provides students with new research skills to analyse and evaluate the worth of heritage items in their communities. Fundamental concepts in heritage are critically examined. Specifically, this unit will require students to analyse built heritage both in terms of planning for its conservation and for its interpretation/exhibition, as well as assessing cultural significance.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of heritage conservation philosophy and practice;
  2. analyse and evaluate the cultural significance of Australia's built heritage;
  3. apply knowledge and skills to plan for the conservation and interpretation of built heritage in keeping with best industry practice, including the draft of stage one of a conservation management plan, as well as a statement of cultural significance;
  4. demonstrate well developed judgement and responsibility in the application of accepted current industry philosophy and practices in conserving built environment;
  5. present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas demonstrating depth of understanding in some significant issues and legislation in heritage conservation in Australia; and,
  6. exercise critical thinking and judgement to locate and use appropriate sources of information and analysis.