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Ms Kristal Buckley

Position: Lecturer In Cultural Heritage
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446828 +61 3 92446828



Australia ICOMOS
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Professional activities

International Vice-President, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), 2005-current
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage (Expert Member)
ICOMOS delegation, World Heritage Committee 2007-current
Heritage Council of Victoria - Advisory Committees for Landscape and Archaeology
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (Tasmania) - Board Member 2013-current


Teaching Interests

Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies

Subjects and units currently teaching

AIM 714 - Cultural Landscapes
AIM 705 - Conservation Management Planning
AIM 708 - World Heritage
AIM 709 - Intangible Heritage
AIM 717 - Heritage in the Field
AIM 703 - Heritage Planning and Law


Awards and prizes

In 2013, Kristal Buckley was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to conservation and the environment, particularly in the area of cultural heritage, and to education.


Research interests

Cultural landscapes, the associative values of land and seascapes, integration of natural and cultural perspectives
Intangible cultural heritage, community engagement, community development
Cultural Mapping and the documentation and use of Cultural Knowledge
Implementation and evolution of the World Heritage Convention and other international instruments for culture
Evolving Cultural Heritage practice in the Asia-Pacific region

Research page



Andrea Witcomb and Kristal Buckley 2013, Engaging with the future of 'critical heritage studies': looking back in order to look forward. International Journal of Heritage Studies 19:6, 562-578.

Entry in the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Ed. C. Smith. Springer Science and Business Media, New York

Kristal Buckley 2012, International and Regional Perspectives on the State of World Heritage. In Penelope Figgis, Andrea Leverington, Richard Mackay, Andrew Maclean and Peter Valentine (eds) Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional: the future of World Heritage in Australia. Australian Committee for IUCN, Sydney.   pp. 48-53

The Work of the Advisory Bodies – Assessing World Heritage Nominations, International Expert Workshop on World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples, Copenhagen, September 2012. Published in 2013 by the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs.

Anita Smith and Kristal Buckley, 2007. Convict landscapes: shared heritage in New Caledonia. Historic Environment 20(2):27-31, 2007

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