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History Matters: Heritage Interpretation: Beyond Signage?

  • State Library of NSW, Unaipon Room Level 1 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 (map)
Manly 1894, unknown artist XV/161  State Library of NSW

Manly 1894, unknown artist XV/161
State Library of NSW

Presented by Professional Historians Association (NSW & ACT) and Oral History NSW.

In the professional field of heritage interpretation, are historians out in the cold?Heritage interpretation is dominated by specialists other than historians. And more often that not, interpretative schemes are concerned largely with aesthetics and texture.

What role does the historian have in the design and construction of places - can we convey history through the materiality of heritage spaces? What can heritage interpretation do for historians?

Sue Hodges, Managing Director SHP Productions Victoria
Sharon Veale, CEO GML Heritage Sydney

Mark Dunn President PHA, New Heritage Council

$5 for OHNSW members

Bookings via the State Library of NSW website