An Introduction to Movable Heritage: Objects in their Place

Our heritage consists of the places and things we want to keep and pass on to future generations. “Movable heritage” is a term used to define any natural or manufactured object of heritage significance. It does not include archaeological relics found underwater or underground.

Date
1 January 1999
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-87641-5282
  • File PDF 564KB
  • Pages 8
  • Name introduction-to-movable-heritage-objects-in-their-place.pdf

Movable heritage may be an integral part of the significance of heritage places. It can also belong to cultural groups, communities or regions of New South Wales.

Like other types of heritage, it provides historical information about people’s experiences, ways of life and relationships with the environment. It also helps us to learn about people who may have been left out of written historical accounts, including women and migrant communities.

Movable heritage can prompt memories and reflect family and community histories.