We are all indigenous (when it comes to our heritage)

I’ve been doing some more reading recently about indigenous communities and heritage management especially in the United States, Canada and Australia.  My own research is about delivering public benefit through heritage management and interpretation using England and Germany as case studies.  However, the writings about management of indigenous heritage are really useful in this.  They … Continue reading We are all indigenous (when it comes to our heritage)

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Interpretation as a living social practice

A few years ago, when I first started to study heritage interpretation at uni, we were asked to write a paper on 'The origins, purposes and developments of interpretation.' For me, the obvious starting point was oral history.  Oral cultures pass on and continue their traditions through the stories and songs they share: in my … Continue reading Interpretation as a living social practice