Everyday Heritage: New ARC Linkage Grant
We are thrilled to be the 'Everyday Heritage' industry partner, thanks to a Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council.
GML CEO, Sharon Veale and Associate, Charlotte Feakins, are collaborating on the ‘Everyday Heritage’ project with leading academics, Prof Tracey Ireland and Associate Prof Tim Sherratt from University of Canberra, Prof Jane Lydon from UWA and Dr Kate Bagnall UTAS.
‘Everyday Heritage’ is about the things and places that ordinary people value and how these can be better acknowledged. The project will deliver practical tools for heritage managers and communities to tackle this problem over the course of three years. ‘Everyday Heritage’ aims to help confront the social divisions and tensions that are caused when communities feel that their heritage is not valued – or even that what they value doesn’t qualify as ‘heritage’.
This is an ARC Linkage Project which relies on strong partnerships between tertiary institutions and industry, and a deep understanding of challenges in the cultural sector for communities, government and business. The partnership with tertiary institutions aims to help bridge the gap between theory and practice in heritage work, a gap that is often seen as a chasm.