Heritage interpretation within national nature reserves: is more interpretation of heritage required within national nature reserves?

Brigden, James (2011) Heritage interpretation within national nature reserves: is more interpretation of heritage required within national nature reserves? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    There are 224 national nature reserves throughout England. These reserves are the property of the public and are a great asset for the nation. The conservation of the natural environment within the reserves means that these areas are largely untouched by modern development. This in turn results in some of the most exceptional historic and archaeological sites being preserved along with nature. However, as these sites are largely under the management of nature conservationists, rather than historians or archaeologists, the sites are often ignored, neglected and under interpreted. This dissertation evaluates the current situation in terms of the interpretation of these sites and sets out to establish whether more work should be undertaken in this area, so that these fantastic sites can be enjoyed by all. The findings of this research project demonstrate that interpretation of heritage is considered, by both the public and the professionals, as an area that does need improvement. It has been overwhelmingly agreed that a strategy for ongoing interpretation development at these sites would be a valuable project to embark on.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 11:43
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/6058

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