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Urban and Cultural Heritage

About Urban and Cultural Heritage

The interpretation, management and conservation of urban and cultural heritage is increasingly a matter of urgency and significance for global cities and communities. Challenges for heritage professionals include the pressures of rapid urbanization; issues of economic and environmental sustainability; and social change. At the Melbourne School of Design we take an international perspective on the heritage of building, cities and landscapes, with a particular focus on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Studies examine contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice, new approaches to digital technologies and heritage, issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts, cultural heritage and its social and economic impacts, including tourism, and heritage reconstruction.  There is also the option to undertake a research project or industry internship.

Unique features include a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to heritage, internship opportunities, flexible course structures, and teaching by industry partners and outstanding researchers.

The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage

This cross-disciplinary and industry-oriented program delivers the skills and knowledge to contribute to the burgeoning fields of urban and cultural heritage. View details

Urban and Cultural Heritage Staff

Name
Title
Discipline
Contact
Professor in Cultural Heritage
8344 7232
k.darian-smith@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 219, Arts West, Parkville
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture
8344 6426
p.goad@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 427, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Research Fellow
9035 3316
kyle.harvey@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 425, Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)
Post-Doctoral Researcher
8344 8327
rebecca.mclaughlan@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 425, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Dean
8344 7192
j.willis@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 428, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)