Heritage: Monuments, Landscapes and Sustainability: Evolving Frames

Heritage: Monuments, Landscapes and Sustainability: Evolving Frames


Solid base for contemporary and future heritage management and policy. Specific introduction to the domains of heritage. Part of a bold and ambitious series of heritage micro-credentials.


In the 21st century the concept heritage / patrimoine / erfgoed is used to refer to evolutions in the world of museums, collectors, archives, libraries and popular culture. The broad heritage concept today includes all cultural heritage; movable and immovable heritage, intangible and digital heritage.

At the same time methods used in analysis, assurance and appreciation of our heritage evolved in a socially responsible and sustainable way.

This complex evolution makes an update and/or broadening of skills, attitudes and knowledge absolutely necessary for everybody working (or aiming to work) in the field of heritage.

The micro-credentials focusing on different aspects of heritage offer a qualitative and relevant upgrading of talents to shape and tackle future challenges of the heritage sector.  

In this micro-credential, the heritage domains of landscapes and built heritage are introduced, next to diverse aspects of sustainability of (mainly tangible) heritage and the international treaties and conventions in which they are anchored. International organisations that develop sustainable initiatives and how these are implemented in the sector today.

This micro-credential can be complemented with the micro-credential ‘Erfgoed: tools voor herbestemming en restauratie van gebouwd erfgoed’ (taught in Dutch).

Who for?

This micro-credential offers a firm base/refresher or up to date course for professionals (to be) and all interested parties in an ever evolving heritage field.

This micro-credential is targeted specifically to architects active in repurposing and conservation of historic buildings.