The question that surrounds our Connecting People and Places Exhibitions, is what does heritage mean to you? If you take time to search the actual definitions you will see that there are three different answers. We think that is because heritage is open for interpretation, it means different things to individuals, depending on the cultures they grew up around, their location or the family they are surrounded by. We decided to ask our volunteers to define what heritage means to them.
Heritage means valuable culture.
Heritage has been a societal selection of cultural historical markers, which means it shifts and changes with the society it represents. To me I prefer thinking of heritage as an expanding and moving idea, and not a static place in the past.