Old School courses teach homeowners and professionals skills and knowledge for the care and maintenance of older buildings. Courses can include topics such as best practices for researching the history of a building, how to manage a heritage project from start to finish, a thorough introduction to heritage conservation, and wood windows repair and maintenance.
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2018 Old School Workshops
Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives
Tuesday March 13, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut St
Register Here, $20
Every older building has a unique story to tell, and the online and physical resources available can help uncover a myriad of mysteries. In this course you will learn essential tips and tricks for discovering the important and fascinating history of your home or building, whether you’re an interested homeowner or gathering information for restoration projects and maintenance plans. Historian and Author, John Atkin guides you through his best practices for finding the most useful and interesting information utilizing resources found at the City of Vancouver Archives. Afterwards, view and learn more about these resources with one of the staff archivists.
This course earns 1.5 Non-core LUs AIBC
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
All workshops qualify for Professional Development Credits: most qualify for Core Learning Units. 1 Credit is assigned for each hour of instructor time. Our courses are recognized by AIBC, PIBC, BCAAIC, BCSLA, IDIBC and BOABC. Shorter courses like Researching qualify for 2 Core LUs. All Professional Development Credits except AIBC are self reporting – talk to your professional body to inquire how to register your attendance.
Earn a Certificate in Heritage Conservation by taking 18 units worth of courses. Download more information about requirements for the Certificate here.
Old School Courses for Building Conservation won a 2009 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Merit. Sign up and see why!