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Bachelor's Degree in Gestão Turística e Cultural

Heritage Presentation and Interpretation

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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


Not applicable.

The understanding of the need to preserve cultural heritage is often achieved when the visiting public and the resident public perceive and participate in the history of the monument. Understanding heritage as part of the history of the current "being", generates awareness for conservation. Thus, 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 in which you live and / or work you will be giving a new look to your own history, in order to bring them closer to the SDGs 16 - Promote peaceful societies and inclusive for sustainable development, provide the
access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels and SDGs4 - Ensure access to inclusive education,quality and equitable, and promote
lifelong learning for all.

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

Written exam –100%.

- 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

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

Software used in class
Powerpoint 2016




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