Higher education on conservation and restoration in Greece. The case of National Technical University of Athens

Maistrou, Helen (2002) Higher education on conservation and restoration in Greece. The case of National Technical University of Athens. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 280-281. [Book Section]


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Education on Conservation and Restoration as well as vocational training on the same subject consists a basic condition for the safeguarding and enhancement of the cultural heritage for coming generations. To save the heritage, a wide range of professional categories: architects, engineers, archaeologists, architectural historians, town planners, etc, must obtain through higher education and specialization courses, the necessary skills to carry out relevant responsibilities and be capable of teamwork and cross-disciplinary communication. At the same time, the role of authorities responsible for legislation, norms and planning is crucial, and the sensitization and appropriate information of residents, is essential. Consequently, not only specialized professionals but also politicians, administrators, investors, property owners, as well as general public and especially young people and children, need to be subject to a continuing education, in order to acquire the necessary qualifications to promote the heritage conservation. The learning process must cover all levels of education beginning from the general education. In Greece, general education offers occasionally to young students some opportunities raising awareness on safeguarding heritage. In higher education Technical Universities or Technical Departments, as well as Technological Institutions, comprise in their curriculum the question of restoration and redevelopment of historic buildings as well as the question of upgrading historic entities and public space.

Item Type: Book Section
Maistrou, HelenUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation and restoration; education; National Technical University of Athens, Greece; training programmes
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 10. Education and training
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 18:37
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 18:37
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/598

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