Whether you want to work with objects and collections, manage a museum or heritage place, or protect and interpret significant sites, landscapes or intangible cultural heritage, a postgraduate qualification in cultural heritage and museum studies provides a pathway into employment in the diverse and exciting heritage sector.
Recent Deakin PhD research projects
Karen Schamberger: Identity, belonging and cultural diversity in Australian museums
Karen's research aims to understand the ways in which objects have mediated relations between people of different cultural backgrounds in Australian society through their entanglement in museum collecting and display practices.
Laura Kraak: Human rights-based approaches to world heritage conservation in Bagan, Myanmar
There is an increasing concern with the ethics of cultural heritage practice at a time when globally human rights language is growing in its popularity. Laura's thesis research is about the intersections of current international debates about heritage conservation and human rights.
Tanya Zoe Robinson, Museums as Fashion Media: Assembling Fashion in Australasian Museums
Tanya’s research analysed the ways in which exhibitions of fashion in Australia and New Zealand museums and galleries mediate the concerns of the fashion industry itself, becoming an extension of it.