Cultural Heritage Law explores the interface between law and cultural heritage. It covers as wide a scope as the term cultural heritage implies, from the tangible to the intangible, addressing the philosophical and contextual framework that shapes and gives content to the notion of cultural heritage. The process of determining what objects should be elevated to the status of cultural heritage is, however, more complex than might be at first apparent.

This course begins with a consideration of the nature of this complex process and its dynamic components, including the nature of the process itself, interest groups that affect the process and the nature of the conflicting interests that arise. It includes for example, addressing questions such as who ‘owns’ cultural heritage, what interests can claim to be protected, how notions of heritage underpin social structures and social regulation, and the difficulties of addressing these questions in the formulation of culture policies. A comparison is made of categories of objects protected as cultural heritage in a number of international and national laws.

Topic: 
Other
Duration: 
Semester-long
Next course:
22 July 201926 October 2019 (see all)
Facilitator(s):
Professor Craig Forrest
Location:
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD
Cost: 
$2060

Topics covered

  • UNESCO and its cultural mandate
  • the illicit trafficking of cultural heritage
  • the protection of cultural heritage during times of war
  • intellectual property, art and cultural heritage
  • world heritage
  • intangible cultural heritage
  • historic shipwrecks, underwater cultural heritage and salvage
  • Australian cultural heritage law

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.

Location

This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrol as CPD (semester-long)

This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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Please note detailed session dates and times will be available closer to the course start date.

Upcoming sessions

22 July 2019 9:00am26 October 2019 5:00pm
Professor Craig Forrest

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.