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Ms Kristal Buckley

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Cultural Heritage

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Kristal Buckley AM is a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). She is an experienced cultural heritage practitioner with 40 years’ professional experience, and holds professional qualifications in the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology and public policy. Before joining Deakin University, she worked in government, consulting and in the community sector. Her research and professional expertise concerns World Heritage and international heritage practices, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. She has a particular focus on the integration of approaches to natural and cultural heritage conservation and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the field of heritage studies.


Kristal Buckley is a member of the Board of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, which manages three World Heritage sites in Tasmania that have been recognised for their associations with the convict histories of Australia; and has recently completed an appointment to the Australian Government’s Advisory Committee for the World Heritage Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) on Norfolk Island. She is a current member of the International Jury for the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes; and was a member of the International Jury for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Awards in 2020.


In 2014, Kristal Buckley completed a 9-year term as international Vice-President of ICOMOS and was made an Honorary Member of ICOMOS. She represented ICOMOS at the annual sessions of the World Heritage Committee 2007-2014, and currently works as an ICOMOS World Heritage Adviser. She is an expert member of the ICOMOS International Committees for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICICH) and Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL); and was President of Australia ICOMOS (2002-2005). She served a 9-year term as a full member of the Heritage Council of Victoria (2001-2010). In 2013, she 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.

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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

Affiliations

Australia ICOMOS
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Teaching interests

Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies

Units taught

Current:

AIM 708 - World Heritage
AIM 709 - Intangible Cultural Heritage
APE700 - Internships

Past:

AIM 714 - Cultural Landscapes
AIM 705 - Conservation Management Planning
AIM 717 - Heritage in the Field
AIM 703 - Introduction to Heritage Planning

Knowledge areas

World Heritage

International Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Heritage Management

Cultural Landscapes

Natural and Cultural Heritage Integration

Urban Heritage Conservation

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

Awards

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.

Publications

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2021

Visual research methodologies and the heritage of 'everyday' places

Steven Cooke, Kristal Buckley

(2021), pp. 143-155, People-centred methodologies for heritage conservation : exploring emotional attachments to historic urban places, London, Eng., B1

book chapter
2020

New methodologies for exploring sense of place in the historic urban landscape

Steven Cooke, Kristal Buckley

(2020), pp. 166-180, The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in Asia-Pacific, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The Historic Urban Landscape Approach in the Australian Context: evolving heritage practice and city management frameworks

Kristal Buckley, Susan Fayad

(2020), pp. 529-543, The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes of the Asia-Pacific, London, Eng., B1

book chapter
2019

Exploring the usefulness of nature/culture convergences in World Heritage: the case of authenticity

K Buckley

(2019), pp. 85-98, Cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected areas: governance, management and policy, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Rural cultural landscapes and the purposes of heritage: the case of the 'Cultural Landscape of Bali Province' (Indonesia)

K Buckley

(2019), pp. 109-127, Routledge handbook of global heritage conservation, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

The transformational power of the HUL approach: lessons from Ballarat, Australia, 2012-2017

Susan Fayad, K Buckley

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 123-148, Reshaping urban conservation: the historic urban landscape approach in action, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Agencies of change: government perspectives on LIttle Lon

Kristal Buckley, Jeremy Smith

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 7-18, The Commonwealth block, Melbourne: a historical archaeology, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

The Commonwealth Block: A Historical Archaeology

S Hayes, Tim Murray, Kristal Buckley, Geoff Hewitt, Justin McCarthy, Richard Mackay, Barbara Minchinton, Charlotte Smith, Jeremy Smith, Bronwyn Woff

(2019), Sydney, A7

edited book
2018

Approaching Human Rights at the World Heritage Committee: Capturing Situated Conversations, Complexity, and Dynamism in Global Heritage Processes

P Larsen, K Buckley

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 85-110, International Journal of Cultural Property, C1

journal article
2017

The world heritage committee and human rights: learning from event ethnography

K Buckley, Peter Larsen

(2017), pp. 29-48, World heritage and human rights- lessons from the Asia-Pacific and global arena, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

World heritage and human rights in Australia: from K'gari/Fraser Island to national processes

K Buckley, I Lilley, H Kajlich

(2017), pp. 49-69, World heritage and human rights: lessons from the Asia-Pacific and global arena, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The HUL and the Australian Burra Charter - some implications for local heritage practices

K Buckley, S Fayad

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 46-57, Historic Environment, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article
2016

Using the historic urban landscape to reimagine Ballarat : the local context

S Cooke, K Buckley, S Fayad

(2016), pp. 93-113, Urban heritage, development and sustainability : international frameworks, national and local governance, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

World heritage: alternative futures

K Buckley, B Rudolff

(2016), pp. 522-540, A companion to heritage studies, Chichester, Eng., B1

book chapter
2015

Imagining a new future for cultural landscapes

P Wallace, K Buckley

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 42-56, Historic environment, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Crossing boundaries: exploring biocultural concepts and practices in the World Heritage system

K Buckley, T Badman, P Larsen

(2015), pp. 604-608, ICOMOS 2014 : Heritage and Landscape as Human Values : Proceedings of the International Council on Monuments and Sites 2014 General Assembly Conference, Florence, Italy, E1

conference
2014

Issues in values-based management for indigenous cultural heritage in Australia

K Buckley, S Sullivan

(2014), Vol. XLV, pp. 35-42, APT Bulletin - The journal of preservation technology, Albany NY, C1

journal article

Marking Four Decades of World Heritage - the view from Australia

J Harrington, K Buckley

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 16-23, Historic Environment, Burwood, C1

journal article

The World Heritage Convention at 40: challenges for the work of ICOMOS

K Buckley

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 38-52, Historic Environment, Burwood, C1

journal article
2013

Engaging with the future of 'critical heritage studies': looking back in order to look forward

A Witcomb, K Buckley

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 562-578, International journal of heritage studies, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article
2007

Convict landscapes : shared heritage in New Caledonia

A Smith, K Buckley

(2007), Vol. 20, pp. 27-31, Historic environment, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2001

Communities : parochial, passionate, committed and ignored

C Johnston, K Buckley

(2001), Vol. 15, pp. 88-96, Historic environment, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Protecting heritage in a changing Melbourne : integrating heritage into the metropolitan strategy

W Logan, C Long, C Johnston, K Buckley

(2001), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
1994

Training and working environments for women and men in archaeology : Victoria, Australia

M Goulding, K Buckley

(1994), pp. 43-46, Equity issues for women in archeology, Arlington, Va., B1-1

book chapter
1993

The role of gender in archaeological career structures : a Victorian case study

M Goulding, G Brennan, K Buckley

(1993), pp. 222-231, Women in archaeology : a feminist critique, Canberra, A.C.T., B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

City of Ballarat's Historic Urban Landscape

A/Prof Steven Cooke, Ms Kristal Buckley

City of Ballarat

  • 2014: $5,000
  • 2013: $9,000

Industry and Other Funding

Understanding Rights Practices in the World Heritage System: Lessons from the Asia Pacific Region

Dr Billie Larsen, Ms Kristal Buckley, Mr Tim Badman, Prof Bettina Beer, Prof Alexander Morawa, Mr Gonzalo Oviedo, Dr Amund Sinding-Larsen, Prof Ian Lilley, Dr Trung Tran, Prof Sudarshan Tiwari, Prof Hans!Chrishe Bjonness

Swiss Network for International Studies

  • 2016: $3,101
  • 2015: $3,086

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2021

Ezra Saldin

Thesis entitled: Excavating the power politics of heritage in post-war Sri Lanka

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2020

Luke Charles James

Thesis entitled: Experts in the World Heritage Regime: Between Protection and Prestige

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Paulette Wallace

Thesis entitled: Approaching cultural landscapes in post-settler societies: ideas, policies, practices

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences