Conservation, Heritage Management and Sustainability

Archaeological investigations are increasingly focusing on the importance of integrating the future conservation of sites and artifacts as part of planning the initial investigation.

As indicated in the theme on landscapes and urbanscapes, this ties directly to the architecture programme, which also engages with the development of the built environment in a sustainable fashion.

The Herculaneum Conservation Project is the BSR’s most significant engagement in the area of heritage management, and brings with it substantial partnerships with scientific conservators, ICCROM, and local entities.

Nevertheless, the conservation agenda at Herculaneum must be seen in the context of the wider connections between cultural heritage and sustainability more generally.
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