Tutor/Facilitator Bill Logan & Joe Hajdu
Date: on/from Sat 17 Jun 2023 to Sat 17 Jun 2023
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30
To watch the seminar return here on the day at 2:20pm for a 2:30 start.
What does “World Heritage” mean? Berlin’s Museum Island
There are currently 1,157 places on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bill Logan will explain what it takes to get onto the list and how places are managed once they have been inscribed. Created in 1972 under the World Heritage Convention, is the World Heritage system still fit for purpose? Are the selection criteria appropriate today? What is to be done about the large number of inscribed sites that face serious sustainability problems?
How the system works will be explored using a case study of Berlin’s Museum Island, which was inscribed in 1999. Joe Hajdu outlines heritage values of this iconic German place and what it says of German culture. This will be followed by a discussion of key issues such as whether many of the items in the five museums making up the Museum Island should be repatriated.
Dr William Logan AM is a professor emeritus in heritage studies at Deakin University, where he was UNESCO Chair of Heritage and Urbanism. He was a consultant to UNESCO from 1986 to 2022 and undertook missions to Bangladesh, China, Laos, Pakistan and Vietnam.
Dr Joe Hajdu is a cultural geographer with a special interest in cities. He has researched extensively in and about Germany and published books on Berlin, Frankfurt, as well as Budapest in Hungary. One theme of special interest to him is what buildings tell us about a given city and its role in the past and present, as well as the culture of the people who live there.
The U3APP host is Bev Fryer.
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