Heritage as springboard for creative enterprise: Creativity as a driver of long-term economic growth

Brown, Stephen, Snelgrove, Catherine and Veale, Sharon (2011) Heritage as springboard for creative enterprise: Creativity as a driver of long-term economic growth. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Opportunities to present and re-use heritage places to achieve both conservation and economic benefits may sometimes be constrained by a lack of imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness. This paper explores the notion that creative thinking about, and engagements with, heritage places can foster community attachments and enrich visitor experiences in balance with financial returns. Considering Montague Island, Kurnell, La Perouse and Goat Island in the context of National Parks in the Australian State of New South Wales we recognise that nature is a dominant attraction for visitors. We draw on a concentric circles model to show that with nature-culture at the core, significant heritage places, inclusive of their landscape settings, can be developed and presented to satisfy conservation objectives, to shape new forms of cultural identity and stimulate economic growth. We argue that even relatively modest financial investments in research, planning, consultation and facilities can provide cultural and commercial benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Brown, Stephenstev.brown@environment.nsw.gov.au
Snelgrove, Catherinecatherine.snelgrove@environment.nsw.gov.au
Veale, Sharonsharonv@gml.com.au
Languages: English
Keywords: heritage; natural heritage; concepts; conservation; tourism; natural parks; sustainability; case studies; Financial impact; social aspects; economic aspects; presentation; creative activities; Values ; interpretation; cultural significance; australia
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19. Natural sites
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 04. Sustainable tourism
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 03. Economic values of heritage
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 03. Presentation
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Botany Bay, Australia; Montague Island, Australia; Goat island, Australia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 13:22
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 13:22
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