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.
- 1 January 1999
- Heritage Office
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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
Movable heritage can prompt memories and reflect family and community histories.