This programme challenges you to take a critical view on conservation and transformation of spatial heritage. It offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary reflections on politics, history, theory and praxis, exposing tensions between preservation and transformation of landscapes, urban areas, architecture and archaeological remains. Based in the World Heritage city of Amsterdam, the Master’s attracts Dutch and international students interested in monument preservation, heritage tourism, spatial planning and design.
Alumni work on adaptive re-use of industrial heritage, implementation of renewable energy in historic landscapes, or the valorisation of very young architecture as heritage.

The staff of the master includes architectural historians, archaeologists, historians and historical geographers. Staff-members are connected to research within the interdisciplinary heritage Research Institute CLUE+, jointly founded by a number of faculties of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. CLUE+ initiates, develops and exchanges research into spatial transformations and memory processes.