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Subject: Course on historic buildings, collections and sites

Course on historic buildings, collections and sites

From: Kathy Dardes <kdardes>
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Historic Buildings, Collections and Sites: Sustainable Strategies
for Conservation, Management and Use

An interdisciplinary advanced course offered by the Centre for
Sustainable Heritage, University College London and the Getty
Conservation Institute

Dates: First phase: April 1 - May 30, 2003 (To be undertaken at
participants' home institutions)

Second phase: June 16 - 27, 2003 Two-week interdisciplinary workshop
at the Centre for Sustainable Heritage, University College London

Historic Buildings, Collections and Sites: Sustainable Strategies
for Conservation, Management and Use is a course for professionals
charged with the care of the movable or immovable cultural heritage.
The aim of the course is to equip participants with current
scientific, technical and practical information on the preservation
of cultural heritage.  As a starting point, the course will consider
how a range of factors may affect the integrity of materials used
for both the built heritage and for collections, noting the
inter-relationships that may exist when materials are used in
composites or in juxtaposition, as in the case of museum collections
and buildings. Topics will include:

Materials of the movable and immovable heritage

    *   How heritage materials are affected by their use and context

    *   Monitoring and diagnostic strategies to identify and
        mitigate the potential for deterioration

    *   Interpretation and use of monitoring data

    *   Sustainable conservation and management strategies for
        preserving collections, buildings or sites.

Technical information will be set within the broader framework of
the needs and expectations of various heritage 'stakeholders',
whether clients, users, or society at large.  An important aspect of
the course is the consideration of the sustainability of measures
taken on behalf of heritage.  Throughout the course, teaching will
emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinarity and
cross-fertilization among professionals of movable and immovable
cultural property.

The course will take place in two phases over a three-month period.
The first phase will allow participants to increase their background
knowledge in key topic areas through readings and exercises that
they undertake while at their own institutions. The readings and
work assignments will be made available to participants through the
course web site.  An intensive two-week interactive workshop will
take place at the Faculty of the Built Environment, The Bartlett at
UCL from June 16 to 27, 2003.  This workshop phase will actively
engage participants in discussions, interdisciplinary exercises, and
other activities designed to increase knowledge and to foster
problem-solving and cooperation.  Participants must commit
themselves to complete both phases of this course.

Instructors will be affiliated to the Centre for Sustainable
Heritage and the Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett) or
other schools and institutes at University College London.  In
addition, there will be guest instructors from the U.S. Applications
are welcome from architects, engineers, collection or architectural
conservators, preservation managers, archaeologists, and
conservation/building scientists at mid-career level. International
applicants are strongly encouraged.

Fees: UKP350 sterling (approximately US$535) will cover the cost of
tuition for this three-week course.  Basic accommodation (bed and
breakfast, and shared bathroom facilities) is available in UCL
student residence halls at an additional cost of  UKP325
(approximately US$500).  Further information about the course and an
application form in PDF format is available at
or <URL:>. Or
email: sustainable heritage [at] ucl__ac__uk or gcieducation [at] getty__edu The
deadline for submitting an application is: January 3, 2003

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