MA in Art Law and Arts Management > UNESCO: it’s Contribution to the World Cultural Heritage

UNESCO: it’s Contribution to the World Cultural Heritage

Cultural diversity is an asset that is indispensable for poverty reduction and achievement of sustainable development. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of UNESCO’s contribution to the protection of the world’s cultural diversity through cultural and natural heritage preservation. Emphasis will be placed on the study of Conventions for the safeguarding of international cultural heritage. This course will also introduce students to UNESCO’s initiative to create a worldwide network of specialists, organisations and universities related to culture and cultural heritage.

On completing the module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the correlation between legal, economic and political aspects of culture.
  • Recognise UNESCO’s significant mandate in safeguarding and promoting cultural diversity.
  • Identify the main roles and functions of UNESCO in the field of culture.
  • Understand cultural heritage assets.
  • Understand and interpret the rules of UNESCO’s conventions for the protection of culture.
  • Develop critical understanding of conservation principles and practices.
  • Understand the relationship between cultural heritage and sustainable development.
  • Understand the need for a participative approach in conservation projects.