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|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Role and profile||
Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Vines brings her experience as a practising conservation architect to the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific. She provides advice to the Centre and undertakes some teaching and part time lecturing as requested by the Centre.
Professor Vines studied architecture at Melbourne University and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She is a partner in the firm McDougall & Vines, a heritage practice which has built up extensive experience and a record of achievement in conservation architecture and heritage town rejuvenation throughout Australia and Asia. She brings this consultancy experience to the University context. Elizabeth consults to a wide range of Government authorities and local councils throughout the region, and is a consultant to UNESCO, the Getty Institute and the World Bank. She works on urban revitalisation programs for historic precincts and restoration projects on significant historic buildings. Elizabeth is committed to the practical reuse, improvement and rejuvenation of town centres and historic buildings and is a passionate advocate for heritage conservation issues. In 2007, she established the Streetwise Asia Fund to assist Heritage Conservation projects in Asia.
Elizabeth has more than thirty years of experience in all aspects of architecture, including heritage conservation, heritage precinct planning, urban design, domestic and commercial projects, and expert witness and court work on complex heritage matters. Her projects have focused on heritage and townscapes contexts, commenced in Victoria in Maldon in 1977 (Australia’s first declared “Notable” town) and have been located in cities and towns throughout Australia and Asia since that time. She also undertakes numerous consultancies in the Asian region consulting to UNESCO, the World Bank, and the Getty Institute. She was an invited teacher by the Getty Institute for Conservation Planning course for selected Malaysian Planners, held in Penang, in May 2012 and was also an advisor to the Malaysian Government for the townscape management of Penang and Melaka. She has also advised on other world heritage sites in China.
Her recent publications include:
• Streetwise Asia - A Practical Guide for the Conservation and Revitalisation of Heritage Cities and Towns in Asia, (2005), published by UNESCO, the World Bank and Deakin University, Australia. Translated into Chinese in 2008.
• Streetwise - A Practical Guide for the Revitalisation of Commercial Heritage Precincts in Australian Cities and Towns, 1996, for the National Trust (NSW)
• Broken Hill – A Guide to the Silver City , 2010, publication by the Broken Hill City Council.
|Teaching responsibilities||Cultural heritage, particularly conservation planning methodology|
|Awards||Awarded Order of Australia in 2009, for services to heritage architecture in Australian and Asia, many other awards including the Cathy Donnelly award for female heritage architect in NSW (awarded twice), awards from the Australian Institute of Architects, the National Trust and other organisations.|
|Qualifications||B.Arch, Hons (Melbourne), M.ICOMOS|