Investigate international conventions, charters and standards concerning the protection of World Heritage
Identify and judge the utility of different conceptualisations of heritage
Identify and implement knowledge of practical issues in cultural heritage management
Assess the management of different types of cultural heritage
Discuss the importance of the concept of cultural landscape to World Heritage projects
Evaluate the role that tourism plays in the production and consumption of culture in heritage practices
On this course, you’ll discover the legal frameworks, processes, and practices used to identify and manage world heritage sites.
You’ll build interdisciplinary knowledge on concepts that affect cultural heritage and tourism such as power, globalisation, authenticity, commodification, and representation.
As you work through case studies from Asia and around the world, you’ll critically examine contemporary issues in cultural and heritage site tourism management.
You’ll also be introduced to current debates within heritage and tourism studies that explore how and why tourists engage with heritage.
This course is designed for anyone interested in cross-cultural tourism research and the protection of world cultural heritage.
You may be interested in the UNESCO world heritage program, improving tourists’ experience of world heritage sites, and promoting the conservation of world heritage.