Purpose and Principles

The Buildings and Sites department works to advance conservation practice worldwide on a range of heritage places including buildings, archaeological sites, and urban environments, and to address problems of regional or international relevance. Work is undertaken primarily through model field projects, which involve research, training, and capacity building. Projects may include development of principles, methodologies, techniques, tools, and emerging technologies that enhance understanding about cultural heritage places and improve their practical conservation. In all of its projects, Buildings and Sites works with local partners in order to build the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed locally to ensure the project outcome's long-term sustainability. Read More


Page updated: September 2015