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The Australian National University

Physical conservation of buildings and structures


Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:00 - Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 14:00


Kosciuszko National Park

This professional development short course is set in Kosciuszko National Park in the Australian Alps. Participants in the 6 day course will have unique access to a diverse range of historic buildings and structures, including the partially restored Kiandra Courthouse and Chalet and the recently completed restoration of Caves House, Yarrangobilly.

The course will provide hands on experience of the issues and skills involved in the physical conservation of historic buildings and structures. Topics include the management and maintenance of historic fabric; identification of traditional building materials and practices; conserving interiors and finishes; understanding the processes leading to deterioration; physical conservation after bushfires and other natural disasters; how to specify and manage physical conservation works; and applying Burra Charter principles and processes to the physical conservation of heritage places.

The course will be presented by experienced building conservation specialist and heritage advisor, Philip Giovanelli, as well as staff of the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the ANU.

We will stay within the park at Yarrangobilly Caves House, set in the picturesque Yarrangobilly Valley, in the carefully restored self-contained East and West wings of Caves House.


Updated: 6 February 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSHA / Page Contact:  IPPHA administration