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Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies


The following websites are the most useful for Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies

Australian Heritage Commission
This site is about conservation of Australia's natural, Indigenous and historic heritage including the management of Australia's World Heritage, the National Heritage List, the Commonwealth Heritage List and more.

Australia ICOMOS
International Council on Monuments and Sites is primarily concerned with the philosophy, terminology, methodology and techniques of conservation.

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc. (AICCM).
In Australia, the national organisation for conservators and people interested in the preservation of cultural material is the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc. (AICCM). Included here are publications, special interest groups and conservators listed by state.

DigiCULT: technology challenges for digital culture.
DigiCULT was established to monitor and assess existing and emerging technologies that provide opportunities to optimise the development, access to, and preservation of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage. Building on the knowledge and expertise of over 50 cultural heritage experts, DigiCULT discusses and analyses current and future trends in several technology domains that have been identified as key areas of interest to cultural heritage institutions. Products available on this Web site include: Technology Watch Reports, Thematic Issues, and Newsletters

Indigenous Australia
From the Australian Museum exhibition. There is no one Indigenous culture but a mixture of contemporary and traditional thoughts, ways and practices.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)
ICOM is the international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

UNESCO Culture
Look here for World Heritage, Intangible Heritage, Movable Heritage and Museums

CAN : Collections Custralia Network
Australian Cultural heritage Collections online. This site replaces the AMOL (Australian Museums online site).

Interpretation Australia
Interpretation Australia Association is a national membership-based organisation dedicated to the advancement of the profession of heritage interpretation.

Museums and the Web conference
To facilitate the exchange of information, Archives & Museum Informatics organises an annual international conference devoted exclusively to Museums and the Web.

Museum Victoria 
Lists information and programs for the Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution promoting the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world.

World Intellectual Property Organisation provides a forum for international policy debate and development of legal mechanisms and practical tools concerning the protection of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (folklore) against misappropriation and misuse, and the intellectual property (IP) aspects of access to and benefit-sharing in genetic resources.

World Monuments Fund
The World Monuments Fund is an organization dedicated to saving the world’s most treasured places. A map and listing of the world monuments watch, a program of WMF is available here.