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Title:Short note on the teaching of cultural resources management at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Author:Okpoko, Pat UcheISNI
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:material culture
cultural heritage
Abstract:Cultural resources management should not be misconstrued as meaning just the collection, preservation or display of material culture in museums or other cultural institutions. Culture is more than archaeology, and it is also more than historic sites and structures. Cultural resources refer to those rich nonmaterial and material attributes characteristic of a given society and transmitted through generations, such as beliefs, festivals, diets, architecture, dances, drama, ironworking, wood and stone carving, etc. This paper examines the teaching of cultural resources management at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. It reviews the curriculum of study in which culture is treated as if it was restricted to material aspects. The paper calls for a revision of the Nsukka curriculum and the development of a broad-based curriculum in which material and nonmaterial cultural resources management are catered for within the context of the basic principles of ethnography, tourism and management, etc. The objective of the proposed training programme is essentially to produce capable resource managers, teachers of cultural resources management and cultural officers. App., bibliogr., sum.