What is Cultural Heritage Management?
Cultural Heritage Management is the vocation and practice of managing cultural heritage. It is a branch of cultural resources management, although it also draws on the practices of cultural conservation, restoration, museology, archaeology, history and architecture.
In our own local areas across Australia there are many Aboriginal Corporations such as yours that need assistance with organizing, estimating, scoping and reporting on surveys and items of cultural significance.
This requires a great deal of patience dealing with the people involved, the requested work force and liaising with 3rd parties.
A brief outline of our experience:
RIO Tinto; FMG; BHP; API; IGO; among others.
Tasks for these companies included but not exclusive of:
Organising, budgeting and administering all facets of the Archaeological and Ethnographic surveys along with the project Estimating and Invoicing.
Receiving and sending Scope of Works (SOW) for approvals both by Heritage Manager (HM) and Client.
Organizing the Traditional owners (TO’s) required to undertake the surveys; including any transport and accommodation along with Drug and Alcohol (D&A) testing if required before going to site.
Creating and gaining approvals both from members and client for budgets and estimates for works to be performed.
Invoicing at the appropriate stages of the project for milestones/stages completed.
Organising other 3rd party consultants as required to provide reports and findings of the surveys undertaken.
How Can We Help You?
With a number of years’ experience in the Pilbara and the Goldfields region of Western Australia; along with exposure in the Eastern states, we are in a unique position of understanding the process and people involved along with a mutual motivation of the preservation of the way of life and cultural values and items of interest to these people. The future of Aboriginal culture is in our hands to protect today.