Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific


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