Over the last year we have all had to adapt to a new way of life; wearing masks, limiting social interaction, and repressing the urge to hug our nearest and dearest. This is no exception for the museum and heritage sector. This 'new normal' has changed the way that people interact with heritage. In order … Continue reading Placement Project: The Bowes Museum Online
As an MA student on the International Cultural Heritage Management (ICHM) course at Durham University, I’m exploring the emotive heritage surrounding MHC in South Korea. I would like to introduce my newly made website, Emotional Korean Heritage: https://minksunghertiage.com/. This website deals with MCH in South Korea. I explore this through four representative examples: Gyeongung Yangijae, … Continue reading Minki’s Blog
Hi guys! I'm BEIXI from MA ICHM, class of 2020. This is my first post so I’m gonna introduce myself and my project!I’m studying heritage management and did tourism management in my undergraduate, based on the things I’ve learned so far, I become interested in sustainable heritage tourism. The website I made was one of … Continue reading BEIXI’S BLOG
Starting a masters programme in 2020 has been challenging. Navigating local restrictions, adjusting to online classes, and negotiating the strange new world of Zoom socials all while settling into a new city is no easy task. Before moving to Durham, one of the things I was most looking forward to was having the chance to … Continue reading Getting to Know County Durham
Written by Fiona Daly On the 5th of March 2020, we all went to visit The Sill and Hadrian's Wall in Northumbria. For myself personally, I was incredibly excited. Not only did I study the Romans, as well as the Greeks, for my undergraduate, my area of interest is in Imperial Rome. Emperor Hadrian, along … Continue reading The Sill and Hadrian’s Wall
-Written by Elena del Hoyo. It's about 5:3 in the morning and the alarm rings for 20 seconds. You wake up, have a shower and a quick coffee. At 7:15, you meet your classmates on platform number 2. The 19th of November our trip to Edinburgh began with a beautiful sunrise reflected on the cathedral's … Continue reading Cities evolve, planing for change: heritage as an enabler in the case of Edinburgh.
Written by Diksha After a long-fought judicial battle the Indian government in 2018 de-criminalized homosexual sexual unions. This is a milestone victory in a long battle against systemic prejudice and societal scorn against homosexuality and transgender communities. It still remains only a milestone in a battle that has a long way to go. However, in … Continue reading Celebrating Sexuality- The Aravani way
Written by Olivia C. On the 16th of October, a class of MA students studying International Cultural Heritage Management (ICHM) went to Jarrow Hall, County Durham, for what we thought was going to be an interesting visit. However, we did not expect quite the experience that followed; experimental archaeology, an animal sanctuary, and guided tours around … Continue reading Let’s visit Jarrow Hall!
Hi all, my name is Rachel. This year, we had the privilege of watching as the scaffolding finally came down from Durham Cathedral's central tower after over three years of restoration work. Over those years, the wrap on the tower has been compared to many things by students, from halos to (regrettably) condoms - my … Continue reading The Scaffolding Comes Down At Last
Greetings. I am Tianlan Xie from 18/19 Cultural Heritage Management MA course. In the Christmas vacation, my boyfriend planned a trip for us ("Heritage Theme", as he said). We traveled from Austria to the Czech Republic and finished our trip in German. It was 14 days in total. Vienne was our first stop, which is … Continue reading Vienna, a city more than just music