Cultural Heritage Management
About the Program
The challenges of the 21st century and the expansion of heritage tourism worldwide have increased the need for forward thinking management and preservation strategies. With a focus on emergent technology and its impact on conservation, preservation, and engagement; together with integrated approaches to management, and community and stakeholder partnerships, Johns Hopkins University offers an innovative, online graduate degree in Cultural Heritage Management. This degree program immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and provides them with the qualifications needed to assume leadership and management roles in the cultural heritage sector.
We train leaders in the field that embrace our shared humanity and heritage in order to advance its interpretation, documentation, preservation, and management for the betterment of a global society.
|Available 100% Online||No. Nine online courses and one onsite, two-week intensive seminar (to be held in a location organized by the program) are required to complete the degree.|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses|
|Tuition and Fees||Tuition in the 2018-2019 academic year is $4,167 per course. More information.|
Heritage Potentials and Pitfalls:
Bali and the impact of its World Heritage Status
An interview with Dr. Stephen Lansing
With its rice terraces and water temples, the subaks of Bali’s cultural landscape blend the natural, cultural, and spiritual through a cooperative social system of management. The 2012 designation of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy, as a World Heritage site, brought about the potential for additional preservation alongside increased tourism but continued challenges to site management remain.
Dr. Stephen Lansing, co-director of the Complexity Institute & a Professor in the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, talks about these challenges and potentials. Dr. Lansing worked on the successful nomination of Bali as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The nomination efforts developed out of his study of the subaks and water temple networks of Bali, a system key to the World Heritage site’s eventual designation.
Learn more about the UNESCO nomination process, the subsequent impacts on site management, and the future of Bali’s cultural landscapes.
Documents related to the World Heritage Site of Bali referenced in the podcast are available at UNESCO.
Additional links to Dr. Lansing’s work on Bali’s subaks including publications, film, and video are available at slansing.org.
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State-specific Information for Online Programs
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- 5.14 - Cultural Heritage Management Podcasts: Dr. Stephen Lansing
- 4.16 - Bears Ears and the Future of Our National Monuments
- 3.20 - Cultural Heritage Management Podcasts: Lisa Craig
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