Historic England Heritage Practice Courses
These courses offer an opportunity for:
- Refreshing skills
- Accessing Historic England expertise
- Gaining information and practical experience of new technologies and techniques in heritage management, understanding and conservation
Our courses are a mixture of longer residential courses and shorter one- to two-day courses.
Organic residue analysis and pottery production sites
This course is aimed at archaeological professionals, who deal with pottery production sites and organic residue as part of their role. This includes local authority archaeological advisors, consultants, contractors, project managers, museum curators, conservators and pottery and technology specialists and researchers.
The course aims to improve knowledge and promote good practice in the investigation, recording and sampling of sites where pottery production has taken place; and the recovery, analysis and archiving of organic residues recovered from such archaeological contexts in order to better understand sites of archaeological significance.
For further details, including details of how to book your free place, see the links to Eventbrite below:
Understanding historic buildings, 17-20 July 2017
This practical 4-day course, based in Oxford, will teach key skills in building investigation, interpretation and recording, where expert tutors will show you how to observe, analyse, hand-measure, draw and photograph historic buildings.
It is designed for those who are either already working - or wanting to work - with historic buildings
Measured survey for cultural heritage summer school, 4-8 September 2017
This 5 day residential course is designed to introduce the range of measured survey and photographic techniques currently available through both theoretical and practical instruction. Accurate and appropriate measured survey and imaging data is a fundamental requirement for the effective conservation, management and understanding of our cultural heritage. Such data needs to be cost-effective and sensitive to the nature of the site and any inteventions proposed.
The course is intended to introduce the disciplines of metric survey and photography for those already working in archaeology or buildings conservation who wish to develop an understanding of differing survey techniques.
Emergency planning and practical salvage courses
Historic England runs a practical 3-day course that shows delegates how an effective response during an emergency incident can mitigate loss and damage to heritage assets. This course provides hands-on experience of removing objects from an incident location, assessing of the condition of those objects, and following appropriate first-aid treatment and documentation procedures. Participants also learn about how to use essential salvage equipment safely.
With contributions from English Heritage, Historic England, The National Trust, West Midlands Fire Service and an independent conservator, the course is suitable for anybody that might be involved in dealing with an emergency incident affecting a heritage asset. The course is run four times a year (usually in February, May, July and October) and equates to 18.5 hours of CPD from the Institute of Fire Engineers.