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Macao S.A.R., China PR 2003 - 1st AAHM Field School

Conserving Asia’s built heritage: An integrated management approach

Location:

Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macao SAR, China

Dates:

23 November-06 December 2003

Organisers:

The Architectural Conservation Programme of the University of Hong Kong
Institute for Tourism Studies (Macao SAR)
The Macau Cultural Institute (Macao SAR)


The Field School offered 25 staff and advanced students from member institutions of the AAHM the opportunity to study heritage conservation in real-life situations with the guidance of leading experts in this field.

Interdisciplinary was key at the Field School. Besides lectures on topics ranging from conservation legislation to community involvement, case studies and field trips to heritage sites in Macao and Hong Kong were part of the programme. Within the scope of a group project the participants could not only apply theories in practice, but also complement each other’s competences, which were in fields such as architecture, archaeology, management and history. The objective of the group project was to develop a conservation plan for “Rua da Felicidade” (Happiness Street), a former red-light district in Macao which became a respectable commercial-cum-residential area.

The exchange of experiences and ideas beyond disciplinary and cultural borders at the Field School was deemed as enriching by the participants and the lecturers likewise.

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