Faculty of Arts


Heritage Conservation in Aotearoa

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for ANTHRO 340.


This course addresses the main principles of heritage conservation focusing on rationale rather than treatment. Special emphasis is given to the fields of: conservation of place, Māori buildings, marae-based paper collections, textile, fine art and archaeological conservation. Studies provide students with a cultural orientation to conservation where issues are examined through several contexts, including anthropological studies and conservation science.

The course includes two weekly lectures and a fortnightly laboratory or field trip to heritage institutions and selected conservation projects in the Auckland region.

Availability 2018

Not offered in 2018; planned for 2019


Coordinator(s)  Dilys Johns

Recommended Reading

Caple, Chris, Conservation Skills Judgement, Method and Decision Making. Routledge 2000.


ANTHRO 340: 15.0 points


30 points at Stage II in Anthropology

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