Principles of Conservation

Subject ABPL90282 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1x1 hour lecture per week; 1x2 hours class work per week.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None specified
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: None specified
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview: The history and application of conservation philosophy; current procedures pursuant to the Venice Charter and Burra Charter; and concepts such as anastylosis, cultural significance, and reversible adaptation.
Objectives: To impart an understanding of conservation principles as required of practitioners by international, professional and government bodies.
  • Class work 10%;
  • two set exercises totalling 2500 words or equivalent 40% due weeks 5 and 9;
  • two hour written examination 50%, end of semester;
  • a pass requires at least 40% in the class work and exercises, at least 40% in the written examination, and at least 50% overall.
Prescribed Texts: Jukka Jokilehto, A History of Architectural Conservation, Oxford, 1999
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: The analysis of cultural significance.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Design (Heritage)
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Design

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