Smith explores participatory conservation between the museum, conservator, the indigenous community and the general public in Australia through the use of cultural centres. The poster illustrates new ways in which intangible heritage is being presented to the general public and explores the functionality of cultural centres in contemporary society. It also discusses the benefits for each group and the impact of engaging the local communities through the practice of conservation. Besides bringing awareness to the conservator the poster aims to raise new ideas on how to approach intangible heritage.
This is the abstract of a poster to be presented at 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development', the UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014.
The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 May 2014, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in Lecture Theatre G6 from 8:30 to 18:00. Conference posters will be on display all day Friday in room 612.
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