Cultural Heritage Management 2: Museums, Audiences and Interpretation

ARC00013M 

Module leader: Don Henson

Aims

  • Critically evaluate the ways in which heritage is utilized in interpretation, education, the media and tourism.
  • Consider access and social inclusion issues relevant to heritage places and the historic environment.
  • Introduce issues of community participation in the curation, research, display and interpretation of artefacts and collections.
  • Consider the relevance of new mobile and communicative technologies in heritage interpretation.
  • Assess the related fields of heritage, memory and commemoration.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module students should:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of heritage managers in heritage education, interpretation and tourism.
  • Understand current policy initiatives in heritage interpretation, such as access and social inclusion.
  • Have a working understanding of the interpretation process in heritage management.
  • Have the skills to appraise the utility of interpretive and educational media.
  • Be familiar with some of the current issues surrounding media and tourist interest in heritage.

Coaches line up outside the prison at Hohenschoenhausen. Rachael Kiddey interviews Punk Paul about his vase, while Liam looks on.