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Conserving Australia’s Overseas War Heritage
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
Most cultural heritage is difficult to protect against development pressures. The fact that Australia’s war heritage lies mostly in other people’s countries makes the conservation and management of significant sites and sometimes related artefacts even more difficult. Using illustrated examples from the two World Wars (Gallipoli, Thai-Burma Railway) and the Korean and Vietnam Wars (Kapyong, Long Tan), this talk shows how delicate negotiations at the international level have been required to enable this heritage to be recognised and protected for current and future Australians.
William (Bill) Logan is Professor Emeritus and UNESCO Chair of Heritage and Urbanism in Deakin University’s Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and co-editor of the Routledge ‘Key Issues in Cultural Heritage’ book series. His research interests include World Heritage, Asian heritage, heritage and human rights, and the heritage of war.
Presenter: Emeritus Professor William Logan
Date: Tuesday 18 February, 5.30pm arrival for 6.00pm start
Cost: Free of Charge, gold coin donation welcome