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AIM723 - Heritage Interpretation

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jonathan Sweet





Incompatible with:

SQE640, SQM617

Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Campus: On campus students are required to attend 4 days of intensive classes during the trimester


Today, “heritage” must be “interpreted”. The invention of cultural heritage shifted what were once objects, places and traditions in daily life into an artificial domain. They exist now in institutions such as historic sites and museums, curated by professionals, and presented to the public via exhibitions and guided tours, featuring old and new technologies. Thus interpretive communication forms are coloured by the political implications of constructing versions of meaning, such as national identity. This unit addresses the ethical challenges of shaping public knowledge of cultural heritage via interpretation — grounded in the concepts of significance, authenticity and learning. Key issues are public accountability, cultural diversity and social justice.


Report, 50%, 2500 words 

Report, 50%, 2500 words 

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