Faculty of Arts


Heritage Conservation in Aotearoa


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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