University of Victoria – Heritage Conservation in Context Online Course

Heritage Conservation in Context Online Course

Time: May 1 to August 6, 2017

Location: Distance learning online

Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental and interrelated dynamics of place, ritual, memory and history as these apply to heritage conservation. The 13 units chart a path from the philosophical and historical roots of conservation to the contemporary issues and challenges facing professional practitioners. Along the way the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks through which heritage conservation operates in Canada are explored. The philosophical underpinnings of conservation are revealed, compared and challenged. Finally, emerging issues in the conservation sector an affecting the conservation sector are presented, and discussed through case studies and assignments.