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

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

Friday 25 November 2011


Our Future’s Past: Sustainable Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century

Thursday 24 November 2011

The Heritage Chain. The structure of Heritage and a Chinese Case-Study

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Book Presentation

Ricoveri per navi militari nei Porti del Mediterraneo antico e medievale

Saturday 7 May 2011

Lecture (in italian)

' >Dalla crisi del Medio Evo agli acquedotti di Roma moderna: riuso e nuove realizzazioni tra la fine del secolo XVI e l'inizio del XVII

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Architecture lecture and exhibition

‘BioMilano’, part of the series ‘Three Cities in Flux – Urban Regeneration in London, Milan and Rome’