The trouble is, the great scientists, artists or politicians whose stories we tell are often male. If we imagine ourselves in another period of history, men can pick their careers as knights or spies or outlaws; women imagine themselves gasping for breath in corsets, scrubbing floors or attempting to raise dozens of children. Those who do not identify as cisgender are often barely acknowledged to exist.… Read More Halving heritage
‘Values’ have become a buzzword in heritage management. It can mean everything, from beliefs to monetary worth. But does that make it a more or less useful term?
Around this time of year, all the ghost stories come out. We love settling in as the evenings get darker and the wind rises, listening to tales which send a chill up our spines. But do ghost stories do more than just raise a shiver and maybe give the kids nightmares?
As we talked about in post number 1, the first and easiest way to think about heritage is as a collection of … well, of stuff. Houses, museum artefacts, monuments; anything with an information board where someone will try to sell you a postcard on the way out.
The first thing to know is that there is more than one definition of cultural heritage.… Read More What is heritage?