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Subject: Course: Conservation in Context--Frameworks for Heritage Stewardship

Course: Conservation in Context--Frameworks for Heritage Stewardship

From: Cultural Resource Management Program <crmp>
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is pleased to offer the following 5-day immersion
opportunity for professionals and volunteers working in museums,
heritage sites, and cultural centres.

Conservation in Context: Frameworks for Heritage Stewardship
HA 489K (1.5 units); on-campus offering
December 3-8, 2007

Please register by: November 2, 2007 (late registrations accepted if
space permits)

This course addresses the complex range of principles and practices
that create a framework for effective heritage preservation and
conservation planning and decision-making. The practical
implications of international and national conservation charters,
principles, standards, and guidelines are discussed, along with
legal, programmatic, and financial incentives and constraints.
Strengthen your capacity to:

    Trace the evolution of preservation and conservation activity in
    Canada and beyond

    Work within a principled and systematic framework for
    conservation decision-making

    Identify programs, funding opportunities, and other networks
    that support conservation activity

    Distinguish between preservation and conservation planning and
    describe methodologies for each type of planning

    Respect and integrate the values and interests of communities

    Recognize the range of options for intervention and use that can
    be considered in conservation planning

    Anticipate the implications of building codes, by-laws, health
    and safety issues, accessibility requirements, integration of
    additions, environmental impacts, and other legal,
    jurisdictional and practical constraints and incentives

The Cultural Resource Management Program is an Architectural
Institute of British Columbia registered provider offering an
AIBC-accredited activity for continuing education learning units.
This course is assigned 36 AIBC core learning credits.

Planning Institute of British Columbia Members may earn Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) credit by attending and participating
in this activity. This activity has been assigned: 36.0 Lus.

To register in this course please visit


Fee: CDN$620, including a CDN$60 materials fee (Canadian funds,
credit and non-credit participation options) A CDN$160 registration
deposit is required with each registration form.


    Herb Stovel has lectured and delivered courses on conservation
    and heritage management at more than 30 universities and
    training institutions, covering all continents. For four years,
    Stovel was Director of the Heritage Settlements Unit at the
    International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
    Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, and most
    recently worked as Associate Professor in Canadian Studies at
    Carleton University.

Draft Course Outline

Day 1
Frameworks for effective conservation

    Course objectives, structure, methods, and resources

    Conceptual framework for the course: characterizing approaches,
    systems, and frameworks for achieving conservation goals.

    Appropriation and ownership, heritage planning, conservation
    planning, preservation planning, heritage management, management
    planning, cultural resource management, conservation management,
    etc. Macro and micro scales of decision making.

    Necessary elements of effective heritage conservation systems,
    approaches, and frameworks: policy tools, strategic tools,
    implementation tools, support, and resources.

    Evolution of approaches, systems, and frameworks within Canada:
    from Parks Canada to community-driven conservation, from top
    down to bottom up.

Day 2
Recent trends in effective conservation

    Visit to the Victoria class project neighbourhood.

    Evolution of Victoria's approach to management of heritage: the
    framework for conservation today.

    Recent trends in improving effectiveness of heritage systems
    with case studies: integrated approaches, community-driven
    approaches, from intervention to prevention (risk sensitive
    management), monitoring for management.

    Group discussion of projects: scope, goals, organization,
    expectations, working methods and timelines, needed participant
    support and resources

Day 3
The international system for conservation/conservation decision

    The international system for conservation: models, relevant
    experiences, the UNESCO Conventions, international co-operation.
    The sustainability push and implications. Assuring protection.
    Relevance and use in Canada.

    The place of conservation doctrine and principles in the
    effective care of heritage.

    International charters and documents from ICOMOS, UNESCO, and
    elsewhere: significance, use, and application to Canada.

    Conservation decision making at project level: key steps and
    elements in the process. Values based decision making. Imbedding
    the significance statement. Different approaches: Australian,
    Italian, and UK conservation plans.

    Applying the conservation decision-making process to real-life
    situations: examples and case studies, successes and failures.

Day 4
Analytical tools for effective conservation decision making

    Situation analysis: achieving the understanding necessary for
    effective conservation decision making. An overview of needed
    data areas and methods.

    Heritage character analysis and documentation systems: examples
    and case studies from Canada and abroad.

    Financial analysis. Making the economic case for conservation
    goals in projects. Frameworks for cost-benefit analysis.

    Monitoring analysis in projects and conservation and management
    plans and systems. Defining and developing useful indicators to
    monitor change.

Day 5
Issues in achieving conservation goals

    Issues in community-driven conservation: defining the community,
    working with shared and competing interests and values. Raising
    awareness. Achieving political support: meaningful community

    The implications of new conservation initiatives. Federal
    initiatives: Historic Places Initiative, Heritage Canada's Human
    Resources Study. Provincial and local initiatives.

    Dealing with continuing retrofit and upgrading of heritage
    structures to ever-higher standards of performance called for by
    Building Code officials and systems. Compliance alternatives and
    performance-based analysis. Balancing concerns for use and
    security in heritage structures. (Example: FHBRO Code of

Day 6
Presentations and wrap-up

    Group work and organization of presentations

    Participant presentations

    Course wrap-up

    Course evaluation

Enrollment options allow you to choose to take courses either to
enhance professional development or to build academic credit.
Individual course descriptions and registration forms are available
by contacting us at crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca or by visiting

For more information, please contact:

    Anissa Paulsen, Program Coordinator
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
    PO Box 3030 STN CSC
    Victoria BC Canada V8W 3N6
    Fax: 250-721-8774
    apaulsen [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

To receive monthly email updates, contact crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:28
                 Distributed: Friday, October 26, 2007
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Received on Tuesday, 23 October, 2007

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