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Unit details

AIM715 - Virtual Heritage

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Offerings:

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Witcomb

Content

The unit will familiarize students with the uses of digital and virtual technologies in the identification and management of heritage sites, in the conservation and restoration of heritage places and objects, and in the interpretation of sites and collections. It will expose students to the various technologies currently in use, and explore their potential applications. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the concept of virtual reconstruction as a tool of site management, restoration and interpretation.

While some ‘hands-on’ exercises will feature in the unit, it will focus on developing student skills in the management principles associated with the use of these technologies: for example, when is it appropriate to use particular technologies? Which technology is most useful? What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital technologies? Are there particular ethical issues involved?

 

Module 1: Digital and Virtual Heritage: The State of Play

  • Recent developments in technological applications to heritage management
  • Technologies for understanding heritage
  • Technologies for conservation or restoration (physical and virtual)
  • Technologies for interpretation

Module 2: Digital and Virtual Heritage: Management principles

  • Ethical and practice issues
  • Costs and benefits of using new technologies
  • Case Study: using GIS to understand and assess sites
  • Case Study: Virtual Reconstruction

Module 3: Digital and Virtual Heritage: Practice

This module will involve students in a practical exercise using GIS or other technologies. Students will be required to:

  • Develop a rationale for the use of the technology
  • Evaluate the costs and benefits of using the technology

Use the technology in a basic exercise

Assessment

Site assessment, 30%, 1000 words

Virtual restoration/reconstruction, 30%, 2000 words

Interpretation, 40%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$680$680$1950$2513

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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