The two year graduate program was launched by the new Centre for Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management in 2007. The program aims to train heritage professionals and equip them with the skills and tools needed to safeguard the rich, diverse and endangered cultural heritage of Pakistan.
First year of the M.Phil program comprises of taught modules covering broad fundamentals in the first term. The second term allows for specialization in conservation and management of built heritage, historic urban centres and craft traditions. These modules are organized as intensive weekend and evening sessions normally held twice a month. The second year is devoted to writing a thesis under the supervision of local and international experts.
The PhD. in Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management is open to M. Phil. Graduates and those with previous Masters level studies in heritage conservation. PhD. Students shall undertake an advanced reading and analysis program, with advance seminar and tutorial requirements. They shall write a dissertation, under the academic supervision of local and international experts.
The content of the graduate program includes theoretical and practical aspects of cultural heritage. Based on a clear understanding of heritage significance and the management of change, students address issues ranging from practical methodologies such as craft documentation, risk analysis and impact assessment to cultural tourism design, heritage interpretation, media interaction and legislative and regulatory frameworks. The program includes lectures, field trips, group and individual assignments, field exercises and active class discussion and presentation.
The program is supervised by a core faculty in the Centre for Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management, led by a group of national and international heritage Management experts and professionals.
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