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Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific

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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 and sound.
  • 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

 

 

 

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th May 2012