Skills, knowledge, and degrees/majors wanted by historic preservation employers

Developing curricula for historic preservation degree programs (bachelor's and master's) can be a frustrating experience because we lack useful data on the job market (e.g., what employers want from graduates)…

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The Rupture in Cultural Heritage Meanings: Where Are We Going? (Where Do We Want to Go?)

Recently, I was reading a post on LinkedIn where a World Heritage expert was attempting to define cultural heritage for the twenty-first century. Many people have tried to do this,…

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Do you teach in an historic preservation/heritage conservation program? How do you know you’re doing it well?

If you teach in an historic preservation or built heritage conservation program in a college or university, you may be aware that there are very few publications that directly address…

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Why don’t we care about the public’s understanding of authenticity?

The argument that historic preservation (or, if you’re outside of the United States, architectural conservation or built heritage conservation) is or is not a unique discipline still comes up on…

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Is there a job market for built heritage conservation specialists with a social science background?

One of the common perceptions of the social sciences—e.g., perspectives from anthropology, sociology, and psychology—is that that they are too academic, too erudite, and not sufficiently applied to have direct…

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