Rich Rewards: Cultural Diversity and Heritage Practice
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6. Principles for Culturally Diverse Heritage Practices

Approaches to culturally diverse heritage practices are simplified when these simple principles are recognised.

  1. diverse heritage practices are those that recognise that all communities have places, sites and items of value.
  2. cultural diversity of our community should be recognised and pursued as an integral part of any heritage identification or activity.
  3. diversity heritage practices can be achieved through consultation with, and the inclusion of, ethnic communities at all levels of heritage practice.
  4. communities should be approached with openness and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  5. should be recognised that no community is homogeneous, and that adopting culturally diverse heritage practices will require flexibility, depending on profile of the community, the population of the place and the size and resources of its cultural network.