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Exploring Digital Culture and Heritage (11124.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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This unit will examine how digital tools and techniques can be used to extend our understanding of cultural heritage theory and practice. From the now familiar world of blogs and social media, through to big data and computer vision, technology is changing the way we work within cultural heritage. Students will investigate these new methods of research and representation, analysing their implications and experimenting with data, text, and images. Through practical exercises using a range of digital tools, students will gain skills, confidence, and critical insights into the future of cultural heritage practice.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Categorise and compare a range of digital tools and techniques, relating them to needs and opportunities within the cultural heritage sector;

2. Analyse the political, social, and ethical implications of the use of digital technologies within cultural heritage research and practice;

3. Employ a variety of digital tools and techniques to analyse, enrich, and visualise cultural heritage data; and

4. Use digital tools to engage audiences with cultural heritage collections and projects.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of a flexible workshop/seminar per week.


11128 Connections to Country.


11121 Understanding Cultural and Heritage Values.

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