Conservation, Heritage Management and Sustainability

Archaeological investigations are increasingly focusing on the importance of integrating the future conservation of sites and artefacts 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.

The BSR is proud to support the Journal Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage (n.13-2013)

Selected Publications since 2008

Herculaneum publications

Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage 13

Selected events in this theme

Monday 29 February 2016

Libyan Antiquities at Risk (LAaR): How archives can aid to limit the illicit antiquities trade

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Greek Manuscripts and Images. The Future of Editions.

Friday 29 January 2016

Rome's Mediterranean Ports Project

Thursday 28 January 2016

Rome's Mediterranean Ports Project

Thursday 15 October 2015

Climate change and sustainability: the UK and Expo Milano 2015

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Il Grande Progetto Pompei: lavori in corso e prospettive

Thursday 20 November 2014

Prince of antiquarians: Francesco de Ficoroni (1662-1747)

Monday 19 May 2014

Politiche, poetiche e proposte per una narrazione museale

Wednesday 14 May 2014

The Mausoleum of Hadrian rediscovered. A new reading of the structure

Monday 24 June 2013

BSR Members' Lecture 'Reconstructing the temple of Apollo on the Palatine' by Professor Amanda Claridge

Thursday 24 January 2013

TV Advocacy For Cultural Heritage: Gaining Support Through the Mass Media

Wednesday 23 January 2013

The Theodosian Harbour and Yenikapı Byzantine Shipwrecks Excavation, Istanbul-Turkey

Monday 7 May 2012


The Telephus Roof Project: considerazioni preliminari sul rinvenimento di un tetto di legno ad Ercolano

Thursday 16 February 2012

Roundtable discussion


Thursday 1 December 2011

Architecture exhibition

Return to the Archaeological Site: Rome re-examined and re-defined