HIST335 Heritage Conservation

Updated: 17 March 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or ARPA or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or HINQ or candidature in BArch(Hons) or BUrbRegPlan 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.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Conservation Plan

ISBN: 9781863640268
Kerr, J.S., National Trust of Australia 6th ed. 2004

Note: Free download available for the 7th edition (2013), from Australia ICOMOS. There is no ISBN available for the 7th edition.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Off Campus

The Illustrated Burra Charter: Good Practice for Heritage Places

ISBN: 9780957852822
Walker, M. and Marquis-Kyle, P., ICOMOS Inc 2004

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Conservation Planning Exercise

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4, 5

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.