This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.
First Nations art and craft is not simply a collection of design elements in some artistic media presentation. They are in fact a representation of cultural songlines. Art is therefore integral to the cultural identity, stories and history of First Nations peoples. It is about...
Australia is a continent with a settlement history dating back 60,000 years that culminates in an extensive network of Indigenous cultural landscapes. Despite the importance of these landscapes, Bashta explains that Indigenous cultural landscapes, like that of the Sunbury Rings, in the Victorian Heritage Register...
This article examines what it might mean to treat digitized and born digital collections as data, rather than simple surrogates of physical objects or static representations of digital experience.
This paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of IP, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.
In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.
This plan brings together social and economic development goals with conservation goals, guided by international best practice – UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL).
The destruction of Mosul's Al Nuri mosque is another reminder that Islamic State's main victims have been Muslims.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight key themes and issues for developing revised guidelines to define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. The themes and issues identified in this paper are based on the analysis of...
This project is a strong example of how support from a large organisation (the State Library of Western Australia) can assist local people (Mowanjum Community) with their project to deliver culturally appropriate digitalaccess to important collections.
The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre (MAACC)...
The Snowy Mountains Scheme is widely regarded as one of the engineering wonders of the world. The scheme is the most significant project to be undertaken as part of the post-war reconstruction program and has become an enduring symbol of Australia's identity as a multicultural,...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is a distinctive feature of Australia’s cultural and creative landscape and a sizeable component of Australian identity. While the political dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art remain much contested, the aesthetic and economic aspects are better established....
This is an opportunistic and dangerous book, which rides on the back of advocacy by First Nations Peoples (and other Nations) for the return of stolen cultural property and human remains. It is worth taking seriously because it has reached a wide audience, in particular...
GLAM peak bodies and institutions in Australia have put together case studies of ways in which digital access to collections have made a positive impact on people's lives.Providing valuable resources for researchers Fuelling innovation Keeping indigenous languages and customs alive Retelling the Anzac...
Presents a summary of the existing laws in NSW, the proposed reforms, and some selected stakeholder views.
During the late eighteenth century, a musical–cultural phenomenon swept the globe. The English square piano—invented in the early 1760s by an entrepreneurial German guitar maker in London—not only became an indispensable part of social life, but also inspired the creation of an expressive and scintillating...
Pacific islands artifacts and imageries have had a strong appeal to the popular imagination of the West over the years. However, in recent years the question of ownership of intellectual property rights has emerged as many indigenous groups around the world call for the repatriation...
Australia’s public collecting institutions enrich public life by displaying, interpreting, making accessible and preserving the world’s shared cultural, scientific and historic heritage.
Acquisitions to collections and loans to institutions play a vital role in increasing our society’s understanding of culture. They...
This analysis of Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums finds that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated, and provides a roadmap to maximise the potential of the digital economy.
The GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector...