30 Jun 2016
Conservation Division is at the role of ensuring that the principles of conservation includes work- preservation, restoration , reconstruction, rehabilitation , use of adapters and other conservation approaches practiced by methods recognized at international level such as the United Nations Education , Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) and the charter under International Council on Monuments and Sites ( ICOMOS ) as the Burra Charter , Charter Australia 1999 (Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance ) and ensure it is in line with the National Heritage Act 2005 ( Act 645 )
Conservation Division is divided into 3 main branches, namely the Research Division of Conservation, Building Conservation Branch and Building Conservation Management Plan. These divisions are responsible to ensure the technical aspects of conservation work to carry out preliminary studies to review and investigate the general physical condition of buildings and related issues. Conservation is also reviewing damage to a building and proposes remedial work needs to be done. Implementation of the study include the preparation of a sketch plan of the building for the purpose of mapping the damage , identify the cause of the damage and propose a repair method.
Conservation Division is also responsible to supervise the implementation of conservation projects run by the National Heritage Department and provide advice for the conservation work carried out by other agencies. The Division also acts as the secretariat to prepare the documents of Conservation Management Plan for the building which has been gazetted under the National Heritage Act 2005. This document is a reference document for development activities, management and maintenance of heritage buildings involved.
In line with the vision and mission of the Department, this division also conducts dissemination and sharing the conservation of heritage buildings knowledge to the public through the organization of workshops and courses.