Dr Linda Young

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Cultural Heritage And Museum Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Sydney Teachers College, 1979
Master of Arts, University of Sydney, 1984
Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University, 1997

Contact

linda.young@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17130

Research interests

Genres of heritage, currently focusing on the historic house as a species of museum
History of collections and museums, including the 19thC international exhibitions
Visitor studies and evaluation of the effectiveness of heritage presentations
Museology and interpretation of historic sites
Personal and domestic material culture
Material culture theory and methods
Critical review of exhibitions

Teaching interests

Course Director, Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies; AIM 707: Traditional Buildings; AIM 721: The Museum: Context and Issues; AIM 725: Heritage & Museums: Strategy and Marketing; AIM 726: Heritage & Museums: Operational Issues; AIM 727: Exhibitions

Conferences

Intimate spectacles: house museums, heroes and their canons, Contained Memories, Massey University, Wellington NZ, 10.12.10 The Cultural Baggage of Home, Diaspora and Transnational Homes, Histories of Home Network, British Library, 21.5.2010 The ghost of James Cook in Cooks Cottage: Locating History, Australian Historical Association, Melbourne University, 10.7.08 Assessing the significance of documentary heritage, Communities and Memories: UNESCO Memory of the World program, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 22.2.08

Professional activities

Museums Australia (Vic) Annual Museum Awards: Judge, 2008
Museums Australia (Vic) Museum Accreditation Program: Panel member, 2007-11

Awards

Commendation for excellence in teaching, 2009

Projects

Historic houses as a species of museum
Surburban archaeology: the growth of middle class culture in Melbourne (ARC project DP1093001, with Prof Tim Murray, AssProf Susan Lawrence and AssProf Andy May

Publications

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2015

Literature, museums, and national identity; or, why are there so many writers' house museums in Britain?

Dr Linda Young

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 229-246, Museum history journal, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2012

Subversive jewellery : challenges to conservative power from the Victorian goldfields

Dr Linda Young

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-13, ReCollections, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal
2011

Magic objects/modern objects : Heroes' house museums

Dr Linda Young

(2011), pp. 143-158, Thing about museums : objects and experience, representation and contestation essays in honour of professor Susan M. Pearce, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter
2010

Gentility : a historical context for the material culture of the table in the 'long 19th century' 1780-1915

Dr Linda Young

(2010), pp. 133-143, Table settings : the material culture and social context of dining, AD 1700-1900, Oxford, England, B1

chapter
2008

The contagious magic of James Cook in Captain-Cook's cottage

Dr Linda Young

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 123-142, reCollections : journal of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

'How like England we can be' : the Australian international exhibitions in the nineteenth century

Dr Linda Young

(2008), pp. 12.1-12.19, Seize the day : exhibitions, Australia and the world, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter
2007

Welcome to our house : satisfying visitors to the historic house museum

Dr Linda Young

(2007), pp. 133-140, Museum marketing : competing in the global marketplace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Lost houses of the Molonglo Valley : Canberra before the federal capital city

Dr Linda Young

(2007), Canberra, A.C.T., A1-1

book

Is there a museum in the house? Historic houses as a species of museum

Dr Linda Young

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 59-77, Museum management and curatorship, Guildford, England, C1-1

journal
2006

A house in history, heritage and tourism : shifting times at Blundell's Cottage, Canberra

Dr Linda Young

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 44-57, Public history review, Broadway, N.S.W., C1

journal

Villages that never were : the museum village as a heritage genre

Dr Linda Young

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 321-338, International journal of heritage studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

National Museum of Australia

Dr Linda Young

(2006), pp. 1-5, South Pacific Museums : experiments in culture, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter
2005

Heritage interpretation is for people : putting visitors at the centre of interpretation planning

Dr Linda Young

(2005), Vol. 18, pp. 16-19, Historic environment, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

Improving : art in the service of industry 1880-1940

Dr Linda Young

(2005), pp. 110-123, Yesterday's tomorrows : the Powerhouse Museum and its precursors, 1880-2005, Haymarket, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2004

Extensive, economical and elegant : the habitus of gentility in early nineteenth century Sydney

Dr Linda Young

(2004), Vol. 36, pp. 201-220, Australian historical studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2003

Middle-class culture in the nineteenth century

Dr Linda Young

(2003), New York, N.Y., A1-1

book