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AIM709 - Intangible Heritage

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Buckley




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Campus: Students are required to attend a 2 day a week intensive for 3 weeks.


Module 1: Intangible Cultural Heritage: Significance

  • The intangible cultural heritage: definition, significance and conservation principles

  • Issues of economic valorisation

  • Issues of authenticity and change
Module 2: Intangible Cultural Heritage: Protection
  • Collecting and making tangible records of the intangible heritage

  • Legal issues: intellectual property, copyright and patents 1: Intangible heritage and ownership. Is this an impossible premise?

  • Legal issues: intellectual property, copyright and patents 2: Capturing and Preserving the Intangible Cultural Heritage: a Challenging Paradox.
Module 3: Intangible Cultural Heritage: Policy and Practice in the Asia-Pacific Region - Case Studies
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage: Embodied Cultural Properties

  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and Language

  • Multicultural Intangible Heritage


Two assignments totalling 4500 words (40% and 50% respectively); and on-line class participation of at least 3 posts totalling 500 words (10%).

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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