Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to concepts, processes and outcomes of cultural heritage management. We take a holistic approach to identifying, asessing and managing the tangible heritage of built and archaeological places, landscapes, objects and the intangible heritage of stories, traditional knowledge, songs and language. Using Australian and international case studies we explore core issues in conservation management planning including significance assessment, the inclusion of multiple stakeholders and values, identifying impacts and managing change, interpretation and sustainability. Students will also be introduced to the regulatory framework governing cultural heritage management in Australia and the roles and relationships of various professions involved in the industry.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of archaeology or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects ARC3ACH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLooking after heritage places: The basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administratorsPrescribedPearson, M. and Sullivan, S.MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2006
ReadingsThe Illustrated Burra Charter: Good practice for heritage placesPrescribedWalker, M. and Marquis-Kyle, P.ICOMOS INC, BURWOOD 2004

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawrence

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word assignment40
one 2,500-word essay60