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Practical Heritage Conservation: Condition Assessment to Decision-Making

Royal Roads University’s Professional and Continuing Studies and the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development are pleased to offer this non-credit certificate program for heritage professionals and practitioners who wish to expand their practical skills.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Do you have a passion for heritage conservation?

If so, come join us March 8th - 13th for the Practical Heritage Conservation: Condition Assessment to Decision-Making program as we assess the condition of historic buildings on the 565-acre Hatley Park National Historic Site.

Over five and a half days in this hands-on program, heritage professionals will use investigative tools and techniques to assess the condition of historic buildings, diagnose decay mechanisms and evaluate the performance of historic repairs. The information gathered will then be used to prioritize new repairs and determine how they should be monitored.

Under the guidance of experienced conservators, Ben Gourley and Gord Macdonald of Heritageworks, we will explore buildings on the grounds of Royal Roads University, including Hatley Castle, and participate in practical survey work, guest lectures and a field trip. 

Please register for the program before February 26th, 2021, and note that it is targeted to heritage professionals and practitioners. For more information and a detailed program schedule, please contact Angela Goltz at or 250.391.2600 ext.4616.

Program value: $1,700 (incl. GST)

Participant cost: $1,000 (incl. GST)