Conceived as a round-trip of the United Kingdom, the exhibition highlights a selection of important cultural and natural sites which exemplify key aspects of Britain's treatment of its cultural heritage, the so-called British 'heritage culture'. Going beyond merely showing various tourist attractions and traditions, the exhibition seeks to impart the various presentation and marketing strategies used to raise the general public’s interest in cultural and natural heritage sites in the UK; the exhibition also illustrates the interconnections of heritage culture and tourism.
Furthermore, the exhibition explores the questions raised by heritage culture, e.g. identity construction, how Britain is perceived by Britons and abroad as well as various conceptualisations of culture – all of which are core themes of cultural studies that play a key role in the cultural studies research of students in the field of English Studies.
The exhibition is open every day from 7 to 28 July during the regular opening hours of the University Library. Admission is free.