Introduction to Heritage Education and Interpretation
Vikas Dilawari 4 HED
Why is it important for heritage practitioners to be competent in the area of Heritage Education and Interpretation?
Heritage Education and Interpretation (HED) is a Core Competence area defined under the UNESCO Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management. It aims to ensure that local stakeholders, visitors, decision-makers and the wider public are aware of heritage properties, their purpose and values, and how they are governed and managed.
The newly developed UNESCO Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management identifies the competence (ie. skills and knowledge) required to sustainably manage a cultural heritage site. It applies to various heritage practitioners ranging from skilled workers to decision makers and local stewards.
Learn more about the Framework: https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/competence-framework-cultural-heritage-management
Keywords: World Heritage; Education