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Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage

About us

The Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) provides an international perspective on research and teaching in architectural history and heritage with a particular emphasis on Australia and the Asia-Pacific. It fosters a collaborative approach to the critical study of architectural history, heritage conservation and digital, cultural, landscape and urban heritage and design.

ACAHUCH is a member of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS). Visit the ACHS website for further information.

 

Our Purpose

ACAHUCH aims to:

  • promote and undertake high-quality, collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the design, application, theory, history, politics and cultural significance of architectural, urban and cultural heritage;
  • support teaching and learning programs in heritage and architectural history, including post-graduate training and research higher degrees;
  • support the work of emerging scholars, and foster national and international collaborations;
  • develop and facilitate professional and community knowledge exchange;
  • engage with heritage policy, planning and practice, and with cultural and collecting institutions, government agencies, heritage professionals and others across the sector in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region

 

NEWS

 
Image: Chadstone. NAA: A1200, L30884

A New Town is Born: The Evolution of Australian Retail Merchandising in the 1950s and 1960s

Matthew Bailey, Macquarie University
Thursday 17 November, Japanese Room, Level 4, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne @ 1:00PM

Australian shopping centres today are collectively worth more than $126 billion, capture annual retail sales of around $122 billion, and account for 47% of the country’s retail trade. They have been significant forces in the reshaping of Australian cities since the late-1950s, and have developed into a retail social infrastructure that most Australians engage with on a regular or semi-regular basis. There is, however, no substantive history of their development in Australia.  Read more...

 

OUR PEOPLE

The list of Urban and Cultural Heritage staff can be found here

RESEARCH, PHD SUPERVISION AND TEACHING

ACAHUCH supports a wide range of research projects and publications. It also offers extensive teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels including the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage and PhD supervision.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS IN URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

ACAHUCH fosters important research in architectural, planning, cultural and urban history and heritage conservation. It also contributes to and produces a range of research publications.

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY, URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE EVENTS

ACAHUCH contributes to, organises and hosts a range of public lectures, seminars and conferences showcasing research projects and researchers.