Cultural Mapping Update and History

AusHeritage has had a strong interest in cultural mapping since 2002. The text: A contemporary guide to cultural mapping – An ASEAN-Australia perspective will be available in 2010 and will herald AusHeritage’s first major publishing endeavour in association with the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information.

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India, Australia partner to upgrade museums, 2 Aug 2009

By Madhusree Chatterjee

Are you usually disappointed when you walk into a museum in India? Now you may no longer be, thanks to a series of projects between India and Australia which will help Indian museums conserve their art and heritage and become more culturally involved.

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Developing Heritage Trails in Historic Yogyakarta and Batavia

AusHeritage is currently engaged in two projects in Indonesia, led by Rodney Jensen, an AusHeritage Member (supported by Members, Professor Ken Taylor, Co-Director, Cultural Research Centre, University of Canberra, Graham Brook, Graham Brooks & Associates and Guy Petherbridge, Cultural Asset Management & Heritage Technologies) – and underwritten by the Australia-Indonesia Institute (a bilateral country council of DFAT) – to develop heritage trails for the historic areas of the walled Kraton of Yogyakarta and the old Dutch capital area of Batavia and its port of Sunda Kelapa in Jakarta. Both sites are of immense heritage significance and face extreme challenges posed by the impact of a rapidly growing and changing society and constraints on preservation and conservation resources.

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Bruce Pettman Undertakes World Heritage Mission to Taiwan

In October 2002, Bruce Pettman, Principal Heritage Architect, New South Wales Department of Public Works and Services Heritage Design Services (AusHeritage Member), spent eleven days in Taiwan assessing eleven sites chosen by the Taiwan Government for consideration as potential World Heritage status.

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ASEAN-COCI/AusHeritage Cultural Mapping Capacity Building Project

One of the outcomes of the joint ASEAN-Australia ASEAN-COCI/AusHeritage Project to Develop a Regional ASEAN Policy and Strategy for Cultural Heritage Management was the recognition that, as ASEAN continues to strengthen systems for cultural heritage management, the development of a model for mapping regional cultural resources will provide highly valuable as a fundamental tool for development by providing data for setting priorities for the conservation and preservation of assets in the region.

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AusHeritage is a network of Australian cultural heritage management organisations, established by the Australian Government in 1996. The network aims to facilitate the engagement of practitioners and organisations for the Australian heritage industry in the overseas arena.

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