Webinar 7, December 2023 – Interpretation Australia: “I Don’t Know What That is But I Love That It’s There”: Rethinking the social values and public outcomes of in situ archaeological conservation and presentation in Australia

Recently, Interpretation Australia hosting the final Global Excellence in Heritage Interpretation 2023 series webinar. The presentation, given by Dr Caitlin Allen, looked at how interpretation of in situ archaeological remains is commonly framed by archaeologists and other heritage professionals as an educational endeavour.  This is based on an understanding that the primary purpose of archaeology is the production of knowledge about the past and an associated sense of responsibility to communicate this knowledge to the public.  However, Caitlin unpacks if this long-received notion is based on an accurate understanding of the ways that archaeological places actually work in communities in the present?

View Caitlins presentation on the GAHI website.