Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Communicating Conservation: deliberate damage, destruction and vandalism of cultural heritage

Poster designed by H.H. 2011
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Check out this page to see the amazing work that UCL Institute of Archaeology students have done.

As part of their assessed work for ‘ARCLG141Issues in Conservation: Contexts of Conservation Conservation’ students were asked to design a poster communicating an aspect of deliberate damage to cultural heritage of their choice. The following broad themes were suggested but students were encouraged to explore other possibilities as well:

  • Different kinds of vandalism/deliberate damage
  • Their motivations and/or implications
  • Common misunderstandings and oversimplifications surrounding these actions
  • The gap between how heritage professionals react to deliberate damage and the perceptions of the agents of these changes(and the groups they represent)
  • Relationships between deliberate damage and art
  • Roles deliberate damage may play in the understanding of the past/present
  • Prevention and responses
 See all the posters here.

And watch this space, we will be commenting writing about these posters in the next few days.

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