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Introduction to Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

Learn about significance and value of architectural conservation and historic preservation with this free online course

Architecture
Free Course
This free online course will introduce you to the history of the conservation movement.The course describes the different approaches that have been used for many years in the management and rehabilitation of heritage properties. The course is particularly useful if you want to learn about the significance of heritage and values in historical structures. Completion of this course gives you great insights into conservation practices.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course introduces you to the major goals of conservation practices all over the world. Over the years, there has always existed the need to preserve values attributed to heritage structure, especially those aspects that give significance to objects, buildings, sites, landscapes and traditions. This course explains in great detail how the authenticity of historical structures are determined.

This course then explains the concept of value based management, how several techniques are used to ensure there are no conflicts during the conservation and preservation of historical structures with cultural values. You will learn about how different people attach so much significance to historical structures which are of great importance to them. You will also learn about conservation in detail, and how conservation of world heritage structures has evolved through the years. 

This course then explains the different approach used for managing and rehabilitating heritage property. You will learn about the different procedures that are used in identifying heritage property across the world. You will also learn about the collection of criteria that are used in assessing the best methods of conservation and preservation of heritage sites around the world.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Discuss the history of conservation movement
  • Explain heritage conservation
  • Identify the divergent approaches for managing and rehabilitating heritage properties
  • Discuss heritage significance and values 
  • Describe the reasons for conservation, what we should conserve and how we should conserve
  • Explain the significance of heritage
  • Distinguish between architectural and urban conservation
  • Describe the value and significance of heritage property

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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