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WHY THE INCREASING INTEREST AND USE OF HERITAGE GLOBALLY?

CONTINUED FROM HERE

 

• Increasing interest in those aspects of our lives which contribute to our cultural identity.

• Continuing lack of incentives for owners to preserve heritage.

• Low public awareness of the age, breadth and depth of land-based heritage, particularly archaeological and indigenous heritage.

• Increasing economic pressure on regional and rural communities.

• Uneven population growth creating pressure on heritage resources.

• Continuing destruction of significant heritage places and areas.

• A reaction to quick social and technological changes.

• People living longer.

• People remembering more.

• Loss of traditional trades, skills and values.

• Desire to re-connect with the past.

• Restoration and preservation of indigenous sites, old houses and buildings.

• Elevation of yesterday’s cast-offs.

• Old items taking on new value.

• Retro chic (1960’s – 1970’s)  in fashion and home décor.

• The marketing of history and heritage.

• Public participation in historical re-enactments, vintage rallies and displays, and Heritage celebrations.

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