What is Cultural Heritage?
The world's heritage belongs to all peoples, to conserve and pass on to future generations.
Cultural heritage has many aspects, both tangible and intangible.
It is a multi-dimensional concept that includes:
- Tangible, immovable features such as historic places, monuments, structures,
archaeological sites and cultural landscapes.
- Tangible but moveable objects such as works of art, artefacts, scientific
specimens, photographs, books, manuscripts and recorded moving image
- Intangible objects, especially expressions of a community's culture
such as language, religion, oral histories, folk stories, song and dances,
traditional crafts and building skills.
In line with international standards, our Cultural Heritage Program offers
a holistic approach to heritage, based on an
appreciation of cultural pluralism and diversity. It is designed to
develop an extensive cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles