Cultural heritage and the role of museums

A learning sequence and assessment, where students investigate the significance of artefacts in relation to cultural heritage, ownership and the role of museums.

The Historical concepts and skills content is to be integrated as appropriate.

Focus questions

  • What is cultural property?
  • Who has the right to decide the ownership of artefacts with cultural significance?
  • How important are museums in the collecting and storing of cultural materials?


Student assessment task where students write about findings for the Journal of Archaeology using historical evidence.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017

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