Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific Seminar Series
by Deakin University
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The Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP) seminar series aims to bring together academics and practitioners to discuss key issues facing cultural heritage and museums. The CHCAP is a leading research centre in the heritage and museum studies field, based in the Alfred Deakin Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. Established in 2001, as part of an agreement signed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Deakin University, the aims of CHCAP are: - To develop a critical knowledge base in which to understand the diverse ways in which cultural heritage (embodied in places, collections and exhibitions as well as in intangible forms of cultural production) constitutes a medium to value and understand the relationship between past, present and future as well as the need to conserve, manage and interpret cultural heritage. - To advocate for an understanding of heritage that not only influences and shapes cultural identity, but fosters cross-cultural understanding within our increasingly globalised world. - To inform the development of policy and practice in the interrelated field of heritage and museum studies by undertaking research which is both nationally and internationally relevant and addresses the most pressing issues in this field.
||Clean‘What is Social Value? A Discussion Paper’||Ms Chris Johnston is a heritage consultant who specialises in investigating the special meanings and associations that exist between people and their places. She is a Director of Context Pty Ltd, a heritage consultancy based in Melbourne.||5/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeritage as Cultural Politics in Times of Transition: Melbourne and Hanoi’||This public lecture provides a fascinating overview of Bill’s insights into changing approaches to heritage conservation over the last three decades, as well as Bill’s thoughts on future directions of both heritage conservation and heritage studies.||4/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAffectivity and darkness: impressions of the Museum of Old and New Art||Dr Janice Baker, Alfred Deakin Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow discusses Affectivity and darkness: impressions of the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart Tasmania||10/31/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeasuring the Destruction of Heritage and Spikes of Violence in Iraq||Dr Benjamin Isakhan, from Deakin's Centre of Citizenship and Globalisation delivers a public lecture on Measuring the Destruction of Heritage and Spikes of Violence in Iraq’.||9/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCultural pedagogies in the Museum: Walking, looking, listening and feeling||Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb from Deputy Director of the Alfred Deakin Research Institute outlines new approaches to museum pedagogy.||9/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelbourne's heritage and projected population increases||Associate Professor Renate Howe outlines the key issues facing Melbourne's heritage due to projected population increases in the next decade||9/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|