I can’t be the only one who has watched a strangers’ eyes glaze upon revealing the field in which I study. “Heritage? So…like…history? ….Why?” Indeed, oftentimes it seems that people have this perception that the study of heritage is the driest of disciplines, increasingly obsessed with the over-and-done-with past while remaining blissfully ignorant of the fascinating progresses of the present.
This is not the case, of course.