Understanding Conservation is an educational resource for all involved in conservation of the historic environment.
These CPD units are based on the International Council on Monuments and Sites' (ICOMOS) Education and Training Guidelines and offer a framework for you to develop your conservation skills. They are not intended to provide answers but merely stimulus and routes to comprehension. They are intended to challenge your understanding of the skills necessary to act as a conservation practitioner.
Self-assessment questions will make you question your understanding and knowledge. You should be willing to recognise that, despite your experience gained through practice, there is a more complicated, challenging and philosophical knowledge base that requires constant updating.
Following the route of the units will provide a personal challenge, requiring you to question your established values and perceptions.
The course features five units, which are: