Cultural heritage

The recognition, preservation and celebration of heritage and culture is core to our business.  We believe that this heritage is integral to community wellbeing and identity through the valued stories, places and material culture that we pass down to future generations.  The cultural heritage management and archaeological investigations we undertake play an important role in recording, assessing and interpreting this culture.

We have a strong research and social archaeological focus and work collaboratively with clients, partners, Indigenous Elders and community.  We undertake voluntary projects, including archaeology education days for schools throughout Queensland and in Northern New South Wales.  Our team has been nominated twice by our peers for excellence in Indigenous engagement, recognising our long-standing and sustained involvement with Indigenous communities during archaeological and cultural heritage projects.

We offer high end graphic design with our reports having been recognised by government agencies and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage as best practice in our field.  Our visual and interpretative summaries of archaeology are providing our clients with unique opportunities to visually showcase the results of archaeological and cultural heritage fieldwork and assessments to the broader public.

Our team has research affiliations with the University of Queensland other universities in Australia and New Zealand and we are always looking for new projects to collaborate with community organisations and councils, including assistance with grants and funding applications.

We also have affiliations with a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, businesses and individuals which enable us to collaborate on shared projects and activities.  The affiliations we share allow us to provide pro bono research, sponsorship, cultural exchange, conference attendance and in developing and presenting the outcomes of our collaborations in archaeology to our professional associations and the broader community.

Newsletter

Our regular newsletters provide an overview of our team’s recent projects and activities, our services and corporate updates and information.  Our most recent newsletter and past editions can be accessed here. 

To join the mailing list for our publications, please contact us via email at mj.sutton@virtusheritage.com.au.

Reconciliation Action Plan

We demonstrate our strong commitment to reconciliation through taking part in the national Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.  Our RAPs are qualified by Reconciliation Australia and detail our commitment to working collaboratively with our First Australian partners, including the provision of donations, pro bono and discounted services as well as a wide range of initiatives involving cultural exchange, collaborative community research and projects, school education programs and employment and support of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander businesses and people. Learn more about Reconciliation Australia here.

 

We work with Indigenous groups for cultural outcomes, not just scientific and statutory requirements, at no additional cost to our clients.  Full copies of our current and previous RAPs are available here.

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