1 x 3-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1a Admission into GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology
1b Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
1c Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years]
1d Admission into GDPSM-Graduate Diploma in Screen and Media Production
1e Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1f Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1g Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1h Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1j Admission into MSD-Master of Sustainable Development
1k Admission into GDPSD-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development
1l Admission into GCSD-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH2003, ARCH2108, ARCH8303 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic provides students with an overview of cultural heritage management with an international perspective. Lectures will examine the theory and practice of the management of Indigenous, historical and maritime archaeological sites as well as the built heritage and cultural landscapes. Several issues will be examined including world heritage places and their management, commonwealth and state legislation within Australia, concepts of heritage significance, conservation management plans and how heritage is used to construct identity.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • introduce students to the theory and practice of cultural heritage management both nationally and internationally

  • introduce students to the socio-political debates that surround cultural heritage management and the ethics of engaging with this as an archaeologist

  • provide students with opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to practical case studies

  • develop students' critical thinking skills, both as individuals and as members of a group
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • understand the major categories of cultural significance and how they apply to sites

  • identify the relevant pieces of legislation that relate to the management of places of cultural significance

  • understand how the legislation and relevant codes of practice (such as the Burra Charter) are used in conjunction to protect and maintain places of cultural significance

  • assess the cultural heritage significance of a place or site and understand the application of the Burra Charter to such a process

  • critically evaluate the role of cultural heritage significance and its management in contemporary society