Lead organisation: UNIOS
This third work package aims to design and develop multi-disciplinary courses for a Master in Cultural Heritage conservation in Central Asia. 9 interdisciplinary courses (30% theory contents and 70% of practical applications) will be designed corresponding to 90 ECTS; other 30 ECTS will be planned as ancillary activities (e.g. training period of 20 ECTS and final project of 10 ECTS). English language will be the official language of the Master. Guidelines for the design of this Master will come from WP1 and WP2. The focus will be on environmental risk assessment and mitigation (hydrogeology, climate changes, seismic action, etc.) on structures and natural places, documentation and monitoring strategies of structures and landscapes, restoration and conservation strategies and others.
The overall objective of this Work Package is to promote a new culture of Cultural Heritage management that meets the multidimensional targets of sustainability through the development of a Master in Environmental risk assessment and mitigation on Cultural Heritage assets.
In particular, the following results will be achieved:
- Design of a Master in Environmental risk assessment and mitigation on Cultural Heritage assets following a multi-level approach in capacity building;
- Design and developing of teaching modules that follows the ERAMCA Strategic Education Agenda;
- Composition and harmonization of education and training packages and integration of existing curricula and material;
- Design a basic equipment for the laboratories which support the practical courses and the final project.
Task 3.1 Definition of a Master in Environmental risk assessment and mitigation on Cultural Heritage assets
Task 3.2 Definition of a taxonomy of courses on Cultural Heritage Conservation in Central Asia
Basing on the ERAMCA Strategic Education Agenda, the identified focal areas and topics, a list of courses will be defined. Covering the areas of Cultural Heritage conservation, the following themes may be taken into account:
- Hydrogeological risk on structures and natural places;
- Seismic risk on structures and natural places;
- Documentation of Cultural Heritage;
- Monitoring structures and natural places;
- Restoration principles;
- Seismic and hydrogeological risk prevention and mitigation;
After disaster interventions on structures and natural places.
These courses will create a framework where to build the Master in Environmental risk assessment and mitigation on Cultural Heritage assets. In addition, depending on the different Partner Countries Universities’ capability a team of skilled teachers will be defined able to make distance courses on the required topics.
Beyond the list, a detailed description of objectives, contents and the bibliography for preparing the teaching material will be provided for each course.