Issue: Expertise and skills for managing heritage - Training and participation in the heritage industries
This is an issue under the Natural and cultural heritage theme of the Data Reporting System.
The expertise and skills are essential for the adequate management of heritage places and items. Professional training and involvement, especially at the local government level, given local government’s hands-on role in managing heritage, is essential. Volunteers also provide significant services especially to museums and galleries, which depend on these services to carry out their operations. This is especially so for smaller museums which have low employment or none. Indigenous involvement in Indigenous heritage is critical.
- NCH-17 Number and distribution of professional heritage-related courses, enrolments and graduates
The number of staff and volunteers in heritage agencies and institutions, the membership of professional bodies as well as the availability of professional courses are indicators of the expertise and skills that are available to heritage managers.
- NCH-18 Membership of selected peak professional heritage associations
Membership of peak professional heritage associations is indicative of the interest in heritage as a profession and therefore of the capacity of the profession to contribute to the protection of heritage.
- NCH-19 Number of volunteers trained by heritage organisations and institutions
The number of volunteers trained by heritage organisations is an indicator of the contribution of volunteers and unfunded support to protecting heritage.
- NCH-20 Number of people working in indigenous organisations, number of indigenous enrolments in university heritage courses, number of Indigenous people employed by agencies involved in Indigenous programs & management of Indigenous heritage
The expertise and skills are essential for the adequate management of heritage places and items. The number of Indigenous people involved in heritage activities and institutions are indicators of the Indigenous expertise and skills that are available to heritage managers.
- NCH-21 Number of local government heritage advisors
The number of heritage advisers in local government is indicative of local government’s capacity to effectively manage heritage.
- NCH-22 Number of professional heritage employees in government agencies
The number of professional heritage staff in government agencies is indicative of the capacity of government agencies to effectively manage heritage.
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