Heritage and Tourism
Our researchers render local issues globally relevant and showcase Tasmania’s riches to the world.
Tasmania is endowed with UNESCO listed heritage sites, innovative cultural institutions, creative heritage and tourism industries and unique Indigenous cultures.
The University of Tasmania is embedded in the cultural life of the state and our researchers partner with institutions such as:
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG);
- Museum of Old and New Art (MONA);
- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG);
- Female Convict Research Centre;
- Port Arthur Historical Site Management Authority (PAHSMA);
- Roar Film;
- Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO); and
- Hobart City Council.
Our big questions:
- How might Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) enliven the past in the present?
- What are the opportunities for tourism in a changing environment?
- How can heritage and tourism industries strengthen the economic and social viability of Tasmania?
- How do we preserve and protect the past for future generations?
We understand heritage and tourism to be central to the economic future of the state and look for innovative ways to strengthen and build sustainable cultural industries.
Selling the land of extremes
Ever wondered how your perception of Antarctica has been shaped over the years? Influences are usually documentaries, advertising, or by reading books on the continent.
Hanne Nielsen is a PhD candidate at the School of Humanities, whose research is exploring how Antarctica has been used in advertising.
Film, tourism and the Tassie connection
How Tassie’s dark heart is increasingly drawing big film and TV productions to our state.
Convict histories reveal how ancestors could influence your health
What does it mean for you if your ancestors had a tough start to life?
Righting the wrongs of the past
How researchers are assisting Indigenous Australians in righting the wrongs of the past.