Industrial Heritage


fromdu 08 January 2018 toau 30 April 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Athabasca University – Heritage Resources Management, Canada

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Online and one week in-residence in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Athabasca University’s Heritage Resources Management Program will be offering a new course, Industrial Heritage, for the upcoming winter semester from January to April 2018 (14 weeks online and one week in-person).

Participants will start the training online by learning about theoretical frameworks as they relate to conservation, interpretation, and management planning of industrial heritage. During the week of March 25-31, 2018, participants will have the opportunity to work in team on a project at St. Albert’s Grain Elevator Park (Alberta). Please be advised that attending this one-week in-residency component is required in order to successfully complete the course.
This training makes participants familiar with the principle characteristics of the industrial heritage and the array of tools and techniques used for its study, care, and use. The practical application of techniques in the analysis and documentation of industrial sites is a fundamental aspect of industrial heritage education, and beside the online component of the course, participation in one-week in residence project forms a central part of the training.

Participants will be able to analyze historic industrial artifacts, sites, and landscapes and identify and demonstrate industrial heritage’s most significant elements. They will exercise skills to develop management policies for heritage planning, sustainable repurposing and urban regeneration, research, museum collections and historic interpretation, and cultural tourism.
Everyone is welcome to register in this course. Participants can take the course either as part of their university studies (3 credits) or for professional development (as a non-program student).
Note: The course registration deadline is December 1, 2017.

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact our office for registration procedures at or Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6792

If you would like to discuss how this course may fit into your current program or any other questions, please contact the program director at or 780-458-1105 /
James Douet will join the participants both online and in person during the residency week.
James Douet is an English historic buildings consultant, exhibition curator, and teacher. He began to specialize in industrial heritage during the 1980s, taking a postgraduate degree at the Ironbridge Institute before working with the English heritage protection agency on thematic surveys of industrial sites and settlements and publishing books on industrial chimneys, water pumping stations, and military barracks.
He has lived in Spain for twenty years, producing exhibition projects, preparing interpretation programs, and documenting historic industrial sites. He drafted the text for the 2003 TICCIH/ICOMOS Nizhny Tagil Charter for Industrial Heritage, he is the editor of the TICCIH Bulletin (the quarterly publication of the international association for industrial heritage), and in 2013 he edited Industrial Heritage Retooled: The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation. He also teaches cultural resource management and urban history at study-abroad schools in Barcelona.

Application deadline: 01 December 2017

Comments are closed.


The ICCROM Classifieds are a service to the professional institutions of our Member States. The Classifieds list announcements on conservation-related topics and events from around the world. They are made available to ICCROM's public solely for informational purposes. Posting of items in the Classifieds does not imply endorsement by ICCROM. Job fraud is a worldwide concern. Please consult this page at ReliefWeb for some tips to stay away from fraud: