The course History of architecture with special accent on UNESCO heritage sites will provide students with knowledge about the history of architecture and UNESCO heritage sites. In the frame of the course, the students will be acquainted with the knowledge and methods for valuing architecture, as built cultural heritage.
The course is intend to prepare participants with knowledge and skills to successfully handle different elements of architectural styles, cultural heritage values and attributes of UNESCO heritage sites and preservation strategies of cultural heritage.
In order to make assessment of UNESCO cultural heritage sites, identifying the values of cultural heritage is very important. Cultural heritage significance and integrity will be made by using the Nara Grid as method for valuing cultural heritage. Reporting on heritage values will be introduced, as a first step in the process of assessment of the built cultural heritage.
The course is intend to provide students with an insight of the values of built cultural heritage, its history and its importance. During the course the students will be able to explore different elements of architecture and cultural heritage, its attributes and values. Also the students, using comparative approach of methods and research, will learn to distinguish between different UNESCO cultural heritage sites in the world.
Topics covered in the course are:
- Architectural styles of Middle East civilizations, Mesopotamia and Egypt;
- Values of UNESCO heritage sites from different period and place;
- Proper preservation strategies for UNESCO heritage sites from Middle East civilizations;
- Architectural styles of Classical period and Greco‐Roman period;
- Values of UNESCO heritage sites from Classical and Greco‐Roman period;
- Proper preservation strategies for UNESCO heritage sites from Greco‐Roman period;
- Architectural styles of Early and Middle Ages, Byzantine and Ottoman period;
- Values of UNESCO heritage sites from Early and Middle Ages, Byzantine and Ottoman period;
- Proper preservation strategies for UNESCO heritage sites from Early and Middle Ages, Byzantine and Ottoman period.
This course includes:
- 9 hours of video material
- Downloadable resources
- Applied learning project
- Case studies
- Certificate of completion
Who is this course for?
This course will benefit site management authorities and local authorities managing cultural heritage sites and UNESCO cultural heritage sites, public authorities who want to explore a new approach to managing with UNESCO cultural heritage sites, get a better understanding of how to manage with the cultural heritage and increase sustainability of the heritage. Also, this course will benefit professionals who want to advance in their careers in management with UNESCO cultural heritage sites.
The course is intended to prepare participants with knowledge and skills to successfully handle management of cultural heritage sites, as well as preservation strategies in order to make sustainable cultural heritage sites.
- Site management authorities and local authorities representing cultural heritage;
- National authorities responsible for cultural heritage;
- Civil protection authorities;
- Country focal points for management of cultural heritage.
- Basic understanding of built cultural heritage and architecture;
- Basic understanding of UNESCO heritage sites;
- Work experience is recommended.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will achieve the following learning objectives:
- Determine and identify cultural values of an architectural building;
- Identify CH values and attributes of UNESCO heritage sites;
- Create preservation strategies for UNESCO heritage sites;
- Discuss the importance and values of cultural heritage and sustainability;
- Apply the knowledge as proper preservation strategy to a case study relevant to their experience.
Skills you will gain
Valorisation skills, Exploitation and Interpretation skills, Managerial skills, Critical thinking, Problem solving, Analytic thinking.