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This three-day course is aimed at guiding professionals and lay people who need to engage with the heritage and local planning authorities; and it is designed to introduce course participants to the history and theory of architectural and urban conservation and to uncover the operation of those ideas in current conservation practice in South Africa. The course aims to introduce and develop the participants’ knowledge of the principles and methods of sound conservation practice. On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the ideas underpinning architectural and urban conservation
  • Understand the relationship between these ideas and principles of practice that have developed (as expressed in national and international charters)
  • Recognise the expression of these ideas and principles in the South African legislation
  • Understand the relationship between ideas about architectural and urban conservation and theprocesses of identifying heritage resources and assessing their significance
  • Recognise the adoption of these ideas and principles in practice

The contents of the course will include:

  • An introduction to the history of the ideas and theories of architectural and urban conservation
  • A brief introduction to certain national and international charters
  • A grounding in the principles of conservation practice
  • An introduction to the South African legislation and the current administrative practices
  • An introduction to the research techniques and sources used in this multi-disciplinary practice

The course will benefit all who are involved in conservation practice and heritage management and others involved or interested in the regulation of development. This includes architects, planners, heritage practitioners of all disciplines (archaeologists, historians, etc), heritage managers/administrators and NGO-activists. The course is widely applicable and designed to satisfy the multi-disciplinary nature of conservation practice and heritage resource management.

Course Name: Heritage Resources Management

Presenter: Dr Stephen Townsend

Duration: 6 – 8 August 2018, 9:00-17:00

Venue: Cape Institute for Architecture, 71 Hout Street, Cape Town

CPD: 3 CPD points, ECSA Validation No: UCTHRM18

Fees Standard delegate: R7 000

Click here to register for this course. For more information contact Heidi Tait: +27 (0)21 650 4922

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