An investigation into the effectiveness of Kampala’s built heritage conservation practices; a case study of selected heritage buildings.
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Heritage is an important aspect of society that helps society especially in being evidence and custodians of the history of the society. In this, heritage objects act as stores of past. Kampala’s built heritage is left as one of the evidence of the city’s and the nation’s history; the different heritage buildings stand to commemorate of the different events, periods and occurrences in the city’s and country’s history at large. Heritage buildings are never the less increasingly being threatened with being changed and modified through conservation practices that are likely to diminish the symbolism of the cultural and historical heritage that they commemorate. This research was carried out to investigate the various heritage conservation practices that are used in the city’s heritage buildings. The research therefore uses a case study approach taking cases of the Bulange building and the Parliamentary building. The research also refers from the international standards of built heritage conservation from the UNESCO as well as referring to the fair practice of conservation from the Durban city hall of South Africa to assess the effectiveness of the heritage buildings in Kampala.