Port Arthur heritage course attracts international interest

August 13, 2014

13/08/2014

Last week the Port Arthur Historic Site hosted a course in Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places. Offered in partnership with the Australian National University, the course is aimed at providing postgraduate students and professionals already working in the heritage sector with very hands-on and practical experience of managing a heritage site.

As well as examining heritage values issues, this is, we are told, one of very few such courses which offers participants insights into managing tourism, marketing and the more commercial aspects of heritage management.

A small delegation of senior Chinese heritage professionals, including Mr Jun Zheng, head of the Chinese chapter of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), was among the participants, further strengthening the heritage conservation and tourism links between Port Arthur and China.

Participants in the Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places Course held last week at Port Arthur

Participants in the Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places Course held last week at Port Arthur