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Postgraduate Course: History and Theory of Conservation (ARCH11129)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIndicative course content includes main theorists, historical development, current charters, and contemporary practice.

Course description The aims of the course are, firstly, to understand the ideas and ideologies of Architectural Conservation, and, secondly, to appreciate the historical development of Architectural Conservation. The mode of delivery comprises a lecture/seminar based module supported by illustrative visits, including sites in Central Scotland and Northern England, as well as a continental field study trip focused on issues and practice within 19th and 20th-century conservation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Pre-requisites
None

Co-requisites
None

Prohibited combinations
None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, External Visit Hours 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be by either an individual essay or an individual poster presentation, either of which will enable students to satisfy all three learning outcomes. Course grades will be 100% based on this piece of work. Each learning outcome will be separately graded (and equally weighted).
Feedback Students will be required to produce a draft essay or poster presentation, on which individual feedback will be given.
No Exam Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, External Visit Hours 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be by either an individual essay or an individual poster presentation, either of which will enable students to satisfy all three learning outcomes. Course grades will be 100% based on this piece of work. Each learning outcome will be separately graded (and equally weighted).
Feedback Students will be required to produce a draft essay or poster presentation, on which individual feedback will be given.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Display understanding of the historical development and principal theories of architectural conservation.
  2. Display an ability to apply theory to practice in architectural conservation.
  3. Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to History and Theory of Conservation.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography:

Miles Glendinning, The Conservation Movement, Routledge, Abingdon, 2013
Dorothy Bell, The Historic Scotland Guide to International Conservation Charters (Edinburgh, 1997)
J. Jokilehto, A History of Architectural Conservation (London, 1999)
Aylin Orbasli, Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice (Wiley, 2007)
Alois Riegl, Der Moderne Denkmalkultus, Vienna, 1903 (Trans. in Oppositions, Autumn 1982, Rizzoli, New York)
Michael Forsyth (ed), Understanding Historic Building Conservation (Blackwell, 2007)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Expertise in the history of conservation
Expertise in the theory of conservation
Ability to relate theory to practice in conservation
KeywordsCHARTERS,THEORIES,ETHICS,HISTORY
Contacts
Course organiserDr Miles Glendinning
Tel: (0131 6)51 5789
Email: m.glendinning@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jenni Vento
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
Email: jenni.vento@ed.ac.uk
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