4.2 Reflecting on the case study
It is possible to represent this flow of ideas about heritage at the Truman Home schematically, as in Figure 9. This whole system represents Smith’s AHD. Ideas about what heritage is, and who should be involved in determining which aspects of heritage to conserve and in what way, are implicit at all levels of documentation guiding the management of the Truman Home. It is in this way that Smith’s AHD can be understood as a ‘total’ system that constantly reinforces its own philosophies and ideals.