Integrated Risk Management

Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 9982/2016 - 05/08/2016

5.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP + 3,0 OT

- Maria João Cassis Valadas Revez

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Risk Management is a methodology for analysis and decision support that currently knows multiple applications in the field of heritage conservation. The main objective of Integrated Risk Management is to familiarize students with these different applications, associated concepts and potentialities for its use in different scopes of conservation and restoration, to enable them to:
a) analyse, in a systematic and detailed manner, the risks that threaten a particular object, collection or site;
b) assess the risks impending on a particular object, site or collection, and define intervention priorities for their treatment;
c) design and implement preventive conservation plans, including monitoring and maintenance schemes;
d) monitor the preparation and implementation of safety plans;
e) communicate the risks and raise awareness to the importance of their management.

1. Risk management: Key concepts
1.1. Risk assessment
1.2. Risk Control
1.3. Risk management as a planning and decision-support methodology
1.4. Applications in heritage conservation: preventive conservation; planned maintenance/conservation
2. The risk management of collections
2.1. CCI: Waller, Michalski and the ABC Method
2.1.1. Introduction and key concepts: agents of deterioration; value pie; value loss; risk magnitude
2.1.2. Definition of scope and goals
2.1.3. Risk identification
2.1.4. Risk analysis
2.1.5. Risk evaluation
2.1.4. Risk treatment
2.2. IMC: Preventive conservation in Portugal
2.2.1. Methodology
2.2.2. Procedures and guidelines
2.3. Emergencies: Cultural First Aid (ICCROM) and the recommendations of Historic England
3. The risk management of architectural heritage
3.1. Planned Maintenance
3.2. Risk Maps
3.3. Emergencies: DRM
3.3.1. UNISDR and the Sendai framework
3.3.2. UNESCO Disaster Risk Management guidelines

Evaluation Methodology
Learning assessment relies on each student's active engagement in class, including an oral presentation (25%); and on an individually written risk management report (75%).
A minimum grade of 10/20 in the written report is required for passing the discipline.

- Borges de Sousa, C. e Carvalho, G. e Amaral, J. e Tissot, M. (2007). Plano de Conservação Preventiva. Bases Orientadoras, Normas e Procedimentos. Lisboa: Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação
- Michalski, S. e Pedersoli Jr., J. (2016). The ABC Method: A Risk Management Approach to the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Ontario: CCI/ICCROM
- UNESCO-WHC, . e ICCROM, . e ICOMOS, . e IUCN, . (2010). Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage. Paris: UNESCO
- Conservation Risk Assessment: A Strategy for Managing Resources for Preventive Conservation.(1994, 0 de ---). Studies in Conservation, pp. 12-16.

Method of interaction
Topics will be presented and explained in the theoretical classes, followed by theoretical-practical lessons where the same topics will be exemplified, analysed and debated by the students.

Software used in class
Moodle and Zoom