Ms Kristal Buckley



Lecturer In Cultural Heritage


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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


Australia ICOMOS
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Teaching interests

Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies

Units taught

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

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


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.


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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


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


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


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


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

K Buckley, P Larsen

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


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


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


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


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

K Buckley, S Cooke, S Fayad

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


World heritage: alternative futures

K Buckley, B Rudolff

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


Imagining a new future for cultural landscapes

P Wallace, K Buckley

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


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


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


Marking Four Decades of World Heritage - the view from Australia

J Harrington, K Buckley

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


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

K Buckley

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


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, C1


Convict landscapes : shared heritage in New Caledonia

A Smith, K Buckley

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


Communities : parochial, passionate, committed and ignored

C Johnston, K Buckley

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


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


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


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

City of Ballarat's Historic Urban Landscape

Dr Steven Cooke, Ms Kristal Buckley

  • 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

  • 2016: $3,101
  • 2015: $3,086


Associate Supervisor

Paulette Wallace

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences