Safeguarding Heritage in a Multicultural Country: Challenges and Prospects for the Future

Date: Wednesday, 13th of April 2016
Time: 15.00-16.30 BST
Venue: BSTC 1.46, Bedson Teaching Centre Newcastle University

Integrated with our annual cultural festival Discover Indonesia, PPI Newcastle (Indonesia Student Association in Newcastle) presents a public lecture entitled “Safeguarding Heritage in a Multicultural Country: Challenges and Prospects for the Future”.

As a multicultural country, Indonesia has various kind of cultural heritage. To ensure that those heritage can be passed safely onto the next generation, a comprehensive cultural heritage management is absolutely needed. However, this sometimes becomes a tricky thing to do, as different cultural background of different stakeholders brings different interest and priorities: some people may stress the point on the preservation of the heritage itself, while the other may wish to maximise the tourism potential and economic value of the heritage; a group of people may want to keep religious atmosphere in a religious monument, while the other group may insist to desacralise it because it no longer has connection with their current belief; etc. Hence, the big question to be addressed at this lecture is: what is the best way to deal with these different perspectives to safeguard our diverse cultural heritage?

Speaker 1: Professor Peter Stone OBE (Head of School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace)
Speaker 2: Asmarani Februandari (PhD student at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Newcastle University, Researcher at LIKE INDONESIA)

Lectures will be fully delivered in English. This is a free event with no pre-booking required (all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis). Everyone is welcome!

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