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Dr Jonathan Sweet

Dr Jonathan Sweet

Position: Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Phone: +61 3 92517056
Campus: B


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Brief Biography

Jonathan Sweet is a member of the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, from where he is a researcher and teacher of museology, cultural heritage and development. He has participated as a Chief Investigator on a number of Australian Research Council grants. Amongst his publications are contributions to the journal South East Asia Research (2006) and theHandbook of Research on Religion and Development (Edward Elgar 2013).

His work has focused on heritage interpretation in Laos PDR, Buddhism in Thailand, and World Heritage in the People's Republic of China. He currently an advisor for the Kelabit Highlands Community Museum Development Project in Malaysian Borneo, and recently he has presented research papers on this project at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Singapore.

He maintains strong connections with colleagues in the Asia-Pacific Region region where he has acted as an advisor on community museums to UNESCO Bangkok and developed a field school on cultural heritage and museology with the Department of Museology, University of Calcutta. He is currently an Honorary Associate Fellow at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

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