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.
Research Centres & Units
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.
Righting the wrongs of the past
Righting the wrongs of the past Historians are working with Australian Indigenous communities to return the bodily remains of their Old People to country from overseas museums and universities.The early years of Australian colonisation in the late
Tracking tourists with tech
Tracking tourists with tech Dr Anne Hardy grew up in one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world: Tasmania. Now, her research career is devoted to exploring the tourism industry. Dr Hardy is a senior lecturer in the Tasmanian School
An iconic life on the stage, reborn
An iconic life on the stage, reborn Head of Discipline (Theatre and Performance) Dr Jane Woollard has shed a new light on the ground-breaking acting career of Eliza Winstanley — a superstar of Sydney’s theatre scene in the 1830s and 40s —