HERM 670: Industrial Heritage Report a Broken Link

Industrial heritage is an important part of cultural heritage management, with a mature, methodological base, a dynamic subject area, and an exceptional social relevance to industrial and postindustrial societies. A concern for conserving and appreciating the material culture of the industrial society emerged in England in the 1950s as the early “monuments” of the Industrial Revolution began to disappear. It spread rapidly to all countries that had experienced industrialization, and by the 1980s had become established as an integrated, multidisciplinary field, which attracted preservationists, historians of technology, archaeologists and architects, urban planners, and, notably, many nonspecialists and volunteer groups, who were enthused by this accessible new subject.

Today, anyone involved in cultural heritage will need to be aware of the remains of industry and of the artifacts, buildings, sites, towns, and landscapes created, transformed, and sometimes abandoned by industrial activity.

Unit 1: Introduction to Industrial Heritage

Cossons, Neil. “Industrial Archaeology: The Challenge of the Evidence.” Antiquaries Journal 87 (2007): 1–52.

Read pages 23–39.

Unit 2: The Industrial Revolution and the Challenge of the Evidence

Read pages 6–­11. You are also strongly encouraged to read the article in its entirety.

Unit 3: Understanding the Resource

Cranstone, David. “Excavation: The Role of Archaeology.” Industrial Archaeology Review 14, no. 2 (1992): 119–125.

Read pages 31–44.

Read pages 11–19. 

Unit 4: Determining Cultural Significance

Read pages 1–29.

Unit 5: Conservation Strategies

Read pages 191–209.

Read pages 83–134.

Unit 6: Heritage-Led Regeneration

Read pages 3–18.

Angel, Victoria. “Implications of Sustainability Requirements for Heritage Conservation Guidelines.” In Proceedings: Impact of Sustainability Strategies on Heritage Conservation Practice, edited by Christina Cameron and Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo, 170–181. Université de Montréal, 2011.

Unit 7: Collections and Museums

Read pages 19–23.

Unit 8: Exhibitions and Interpretation

Unit 9: Industrial Heritage Tourism

Reading begins on page 144 of the PDF.

Unit 10: Future Trends

Read the following sections:

2. Commemorative Integrity
3. Vision and Guiding Principles
4. Heritage Conservation
7. Heritage Presentation
8. Visitor Facilities and Services
9. Heritage Tourism and Recreation

Unit 11: Desk-Based Heritage Inventory

Read pages 1–29.