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AIM709 - Intangible Heritage

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kristal Buckley





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: Students are required to attend 4 days of intensive Classes during the trimester

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Consideration of the intangible dimensions of cultural heritage places, objects and practices is a rapidly emerging field, involving theoretical, conceptual and practical learning drawn from multiple disciplines and perspectives.

This unit both explores and questions the duality of ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’ in international and local heritage scholarship and practice. Issues of cultural diversity, traditional knowledge, human rights and commodification are explored; and the tools of documentation, transmission and legal protection are critically examined, as well as the mechanisms and processes established by UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.


Quiz, 10%

Essay, 2500 words, 50%

Presentation, 2000 words, 40%

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