Graffiti can be seen as art by some, but when it’s painted on our National Heritage sites, it’s simply vandalism. Police found the culprit of last week’s graffiti spree, as he’d painted his twitter account on York Castle and Clifford’s Tower.
English Heritage reported that 70,000 listed buildings were damaged last year alone. What is heritage and what does it mean to you?
The Open University has a short online course on the subject which you can try for free. What is heritage? introduces the concept of heritage and examines its various uses in contemporary society. Read the full introduction to the course here.
The unit is an adapted extract from the course Understanding global heritage (AD281) which can be studied as part of an Arts & Humanities degree in the following subjects; History, Humanities with History and Humanities with Art History.