ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017


Convened by Heritage Partners: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society,
Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT)



Thank you to all involved in putting on another successful Heritage Symposium.

Please find below a link to abstracts and bio-notes for each speaker:


Program, Abstracts and Bio-Notes in alphabetical order



Key note speaker : Prof Tim Winter, Deakin University

Prof Winter will discuss “Heritage Diplomacy : the art of the possible” exploring the
significant shifts occurring in the international heritage and conservation arena.

Others speakers will present of a wide diversity of topics on the theme –
‘The Politics of Heritage: the art of the possible’ asks what are the possibilities for cultural heritage in a city designed for democracy and diplomacy and political action, in a world of multiple stakeholders, where real and virtual borders transect our region and where digital technology is rewriting the rules of engagement between politicians, citizens and trusted cultural institutions.

How can we extend our understanding of the political landscape of our city; from the institutions that inhabit it, to the way politics and legislation features in heritage conservation and management. What is the role of cultural heritage management and conservation in the area of international cooperation as well as an instrument of ‘soft’ influence by states? How is the digital environment extending and enhancing experience with heritage values, not just in respect both to the processes of conservation and restoration, but in building active and engaged communities? Sub-themes are: Connecting the Dots in Heritage: gaps across statutory systems; Negotiating Outcomes for Heritage; Crossing Borders: sharing heritage objects and ideals.

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