Staff profile

Dr Linda Young

Position: Senior Lecturer In Cultural Heritage And Museum Studies
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517130 +61 3 92517130



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

Professional activities

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


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 and seminars

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


Awards and prizes

Commendation for excellence in teaching, 2009


Research 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

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

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