International Summer Program
Conservation of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage at George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS)
This course aims to provide an understanding of cultural heritage conservation as expressed through interdisciplinary built environment lens. This course addresses an integration of perspectives, approaches, methods and processes necessary in preserving and safeguarding tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the context of George Town World Heritage Site (WHS) in Penang, Malaysia.
Based on the 1972 and 2003 UNESCO Conventions, cultural heritage refers to tangible or physical artefacts, artistic creations of archaeological, architectural, scientific or technological significance including buildings, monuments and historic sites; and intangible domains such as oral traditions, practices, arts, representations, expressions, knowledge, traditional skills, instruments, artefacts and cultural spaces of local communities.
This course features interactive learning experience through lectures, workshops and field study conducted by built environment experts at USM.