Travel tales highlight a sombre heritage theme

April 4, 2005

It has one hell of a title but an intriguing presentation at the Port Arthur asylum on April 20 is likely to draw a big audience.

Holidays in hell: travels in Holocaust heritage will highlight aspects of an unusual travel assignment in Germany and the Czech Republic to view World War Two and Holocaust heritage sites.

Julia Clark, the interpretations and collections manager at the Port Arthur Historic Site, will balance her at times grim presentation of dark and difficult heritage with lighter and beautiful glimpses of Italy, including Pompeii and Venice.

The talk looks at the way these sites are being presented to the visitor and includes lots of images.

Julia has been working in the heritage industry for about 25 years and began her career teaching archaeology and prehistory before moving into museums.

She has honed her skills working in collections management, exhibition design and development and public program management and has worked at Port Arthur for four and a half years.