Conservation principles and strategies 801

Module code THC 801
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This introductory module reviews the significance, value and use of cultural heritage, as well as the roles and responsibilities of its custodians within relevant professional, ethical and legislative frameworks. This module has both theoretical and practical components where preservation and collections care principles and strategies will be examined, practised, reviewed, and discussed for appropriate decision-making. In addition, the module will consider the shifts, conflicts and tensions in the museum and will critically examine the frictions between the global and the local in an attempt to reimagine the institution in the contemporary moment.

Module credits 6.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 Block weeks
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Historical and Heritage Studies
Period of presentation Semester 1

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