Architectural Conservation in East Asia

Subject 702-612 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to 4 hours a week (48 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Entry to the Graduate School of ABP or approval of the subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Qinghua Guo
Subject Overview:

This subject offers a comparative approach to architectural conservation in East Asia from an international perspective. The subject emphasises the mutually dependent relationships between conservation of historical buildings and preservation of traditional techniques and knowledge.Discussions will take place in eight investigative areas:

  • Venice Charter, Burra Charter and Laws/principles for the Protection of Cultural Properties in East Asia,
  • cultural traditions and values,
  • administration and legislation,
  • education and training,
  • deterioration in material and structure,
  • materials and techniques in preservation,
  • restoration and authenticity,
  • management of conservation projects.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Understand the principles and practices of conservation
  • Undertake analysis of a specific historical condition
  • Understand conservation legislation, building materials, structures, techniques, authenticity of restoration and management of conservation/preservation projects.
Assessment: Documentation and modelling of historic buildings, conservation designs, analyses and annotated bibliography equivalent to 5000 words.
Prescribed Texts: TBA
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Historical analysis
  • Model making
  • Graphic and written communications
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture

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