Scenic Spectrums Pty Ltd
Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers
|Non-accredited training delivered|
Mr Williamson is a non-Indigenous trainer experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people.
Mr Williamson's relevant qualifications and experience:
- PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Deakin University (Climate Change Adaptation for NRM in Rural Australian Landscapes)
- Senior Fellow in the Landscape Architecture Program, School of Design, University of Melbourne lecturer 2002-2006
- Lecturer / guest lecturer at various universities in Australia and in P. R. China since 1977
- Experience in various aspects of cultural heritage, including:
- tourism planning, assessment, development and management, including product development and visitor market analysis and assessment
- landscape assessment, management and protection (especially protected areas)
- interpretation assessment, planning and design, including interpretive trail planning and design and visitor facility feasibility assessment and concept design.
Dennis Williamson has been involved in shared learning and training workshops and consultative meetings with Indigenous people located in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australian and minority nationality (Indigenous) people in P. R. China since the late 1980s. This has involved working with a range of Indigenous communities in Australia.
In addition, Dennis met and worked with Indigenous people in China while working on the South China Karst World Heritage Area during 2007. Only a small part of this involved formal lectures or training, however the two-way knowledge transfer led to excellent results in all cases, with Indigenous people being empowered and facilitated in their ability to assess, map, analyse, interpret, share, protect, develop and manage their cultural heritage, often within the context of protected areas. In a number of cases, this work has identified the potential for Indigenous cultural tourism products or enterprises and capability building in the areas of tourism, interpretation and land/tourism management.
Through Scenic Spectrums Pty Ltd's division Geoscene International, the Kokoda Track Region Heritage Interpretation Scoping Study was prepared for and delivered to the Kokoda Initiative via the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) during 2012 and early 2013. During this time, Dennis led the project and conducted heritage interpretation workshops for Papua New Guinea Government and Australian Government partners, as well representatives of local villages of the Koiari and Orokavio cultural groups.
Dennis respects and works well with Indigenous people. He would like to create better opportunities to pass on knowledge and skills to Indigenous people, and is able to develop specialised topics in his area of expertise.
Scenic Spectrums Pty Ltd has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at June 2013).
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About the Register
The Register of Cultural Heritage Management Training Providers has been developed as a resource for Indigenous land and sea managers who want to undertake training in cultural heritage management.
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