Cultural landscapes in post-settler societies
Monday, December 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Deakin University and Parks Victoria are pleased to invite you to the final Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP) seminar for 2013. We are delighted that Paulette Wallace (Deakin University) will be speaking on:
Approaching cultural landscapes in post-settler New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States of America
The idea of cultural landscapes for heritage management has gained profile in recent times as a useful idea for moving away from restricting considerations of heritage as ‘dots on maps’, as a means of breaking through nature/culture dichotomies, and as a concept with the breadth to support indigenous heritage. Yet there is still a level of confusion surrounding cultural landscapes in relation to how this idea is applied in practice. How do you apply cultural landscapes for heritage management, and what is a cultural landscape approach? To explore these questions, this seminar will chart the genesis of Paulette’s PhD research from an island in Wellington, New Zealand, to its examination of cultural landscapes for heritage management, to Paulette’s search for answers in Australia, Canada and the United States, her return to New Zealand, and her recommendations for a cultural landscape approach for future heritage management in New Zealand’s protected areas.
Paulette Wallace is a PhD Candidate at Deakin University. Prior to her move to Melbourne in March 2011, Paulette worked for the New Zealand Department of Conservation, maintaining and promoting historic places in and around Wellington city. Paulette is a former student of Museum and Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, where her initial interest in a career working in museums, was soon overshadowed by her interest in the management of heritage outside of the museum, and in areas recognised for both their indigenous and non-indigenous heritage values.
Drinks, nibbles and networking from 5.30pm, with the seminar from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Please note: Bookings essential. This event will be catered and space is limited, so please book online by Monday 2 December through Eventbrite.
Image: Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington, New Zealand, by Karen Astwood