The Heritage Contact Zone (HCZ) Toolkit offers a repository of resources that can be used by practitioners and academics alike who work with contested heritage and creative practices. It brings together the findings from the partners from their activities within the HCZ project and reference points that they have collected.
This toolkit is designed for practitioners who work with difficult heritage. All heritage is ‘difficult’ to one degree or another, but some sites, objects and practices are particularly contentious. Conflict can be useful, bringing issues out into the open, and this Toolkit is designed to help you make the most out of difficult situations. In this sense this toolkit wants to help practitioners to use a heritage site as a space of dialogue and encounter towards more inclusive, multi-vocal and creative narratives that constitute our collective memory and cultural identification.
It draws on the experience of the HCZ consortium, and borrows from some of the existing best practices out there.
Download the toolkit here.