Heritage Presentation and Interpretation

Tourism and Culture Management, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 14880/2013 de 15/11/2013

3 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 15,0 TP

- Maria Rita de Oliveira Nunes D'Angelis

Not applicable.

Understanding the need to preserve cultural heritage is often achieved when the visiting public and the resident public perceive and participate in the monument's history. Understanding the heritage as part of the history of the current "being", generates awareness for conservation. In this way, at the end of the unit, the student will be able not only to present and interpret a heritage, but to be sensitized and sensitized within his field future of professional practice. In addition, you will be able to understand that by conserving and giving new views to the cultural and natural heritage existing in the locality where you live and / or work, you will be giving a new look to your own history.

1.The concept of presentation-interpretation of natural and cultural heritage
1.1 Main theoretical currents about the presentation-interpretation of heritage
1.2 The historical evolution of interpretation
1.3Relation between interpretation and conservation of heritage
2.Definition and operating rules of presentation-interpretation;
2.1. Presentation techniques - interpretation for different audiences
2.2.People with visual impairments
2.3.People with physical disabilities
2.4.People with hearing impairments
2.5.Children and senior
3. The process and means used in the tourist interpretation of the heritage:
3.1.Steps and planning;
4. Practical application
4.2. Evaluation and analysis of results: data collection methods and impacts

Evaluation Methodology
The assessment will consist of: 1) Group work and classroom presentation (written and presentation) (60%); 2) Written test (30%); 3) Attendance to classes (10%)

- Miranda, J. (1998). Guia practica para la interpretacion del Patrimonio. Sevilla: Junta de Andalucia-Consejeria de Cultura
- Pereira, P. (2014). Decifrar a Arte em Portugal - 6 volumes. (Vol. 1 a 6). Lisba: Circulo de Leitores
- Santos, J. (2017). Património e Turismo. O Poder da Narrativa. (Vol. 1). Lisboa: Edições Colibri

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical-theoretical classes illustrated with relevant presentation-interpretation examples (national and international);

Software used in class
Powerpoint 2016