Executive Director

 
Upcoming Activities
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 #EuropeForCulture Closing conference, 6-7 December 2018, Vienna, Austria
12th Sustainability Conference | Urban Sustainability: Inspiration & Solution, Jan 2016, Portland, USA
Inaugural International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, April 2016, Hawaii, USA
9th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum | Urbanism, Inclusion, and Cultural Freedoms, Sept 2016, Cincinnati, USA
Inclusive Cultural Leadership in Sustainable Development Field School, Dec 2016-Jan 2017, Vietnam
Recent Activities
8th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum | Museums as Civic Spaces, Aug 2015, New Delhi, India
Keynote: ICCN 2014 Festival and General Assembly,, Oct 2014, Isfahan, Iran
7th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, August 2014, Los Angeles, USA
Masterclass & Keynote | Pathways: Connecting Museums & Communities. South East Queensland Small Museums Conference, 21-24 August 2014, Australia
Keynote speech to Exploring Borders, 6th General Conference of ASEMUS,, Sept 2014, Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Keynote speech to Museums and Innovations. ICOM - International Conference on Ethnography, Oct 2014, Zagreb, Croatia
Co-facilitator and lead, Ha Long Ecomuseum study tour: Postcolonial Museology, Appropriate Capacity Building and Regional Engagement, ICOM-ICTOP Annual Conference,, Oct 2014, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Chairperson of the Eleventh Sustainability Conference. Sustainability Dividends- Developmental Fault Lines,, Jan 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
Strategic Transformations: Museums in 21st Century, February 2014, New Delhi & Kolkata, India
World Culture Forum: The Power of Culture in Sustainable Development, November 2013, Bali, Indonesia
Asia-Europe Foundation Experts' Meeting & Public Forum - Investing in Heritage Cities: Stimulus for Sustainable Tourism and Livelihoods, June 2013, Yangon, Myanmar
Workshop: Heritage as Knowledge Resource: social, political and cultural context, June 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Jan 2013, Hiroshima, Japan
6th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, April 2013, Denmark, Copenhagen
UNESCO World Heritage Convention 40th anniversary celebrations & book launch "World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders", Nov 2012, Kyoto, Japan
International Symposium on Culture & Sustainable Development, Nov 2012, Paris, France
5th General Conference of the Asia-Europe Museum Network, Sept 2012, Seoul, Korea
More than Meets the Eye - Keynote Lecture
Museums Australia National Conference, Sept 2012, Australia
Expert Meeting on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections July 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
European Museum Advisors Conference, May-June 2012, Portugal
NEXT STEP: Putting Culture on the Agenda for the Future of Europe June 2012, Denmark
BAT – BRIDGING ART + TEXT SEMINAR, June 2012, Denmark

Professor Amareswar Galla

An alumnus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Prof. Galla is currently a Visiting Professor at the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, a National Institution of Importance, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. He lives and works as the Chief Curator in Amaravathi Heritage Town and its Amaravathi Heritage Centre and Museum. He was the Editor and Producer of the flagship project and publication to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 World Heritage Convention launched in Kyoto, Japan.

In the past two decades, Amar has been the full Professor of the World Heritage and Sustainable Development at the University of Split located in the World Heritage City of Split; first full Professor of Museum Studies in Australia at the University of Queensland, Brisbane; and prior to that he was the full Professor and Director of Sustainable Heritage Development Programs, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. He has held prestigious visitorships at several institutions in the past including the Smithsoninan and more recently as the Honorary Professor at the Global Change Institute, the University of Queensland.

In the past he was also a regular visitor at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, working on the implementation of Museums and Cultural Diversity Promotion in the Netherlands; Guest Curator of International Projects with the Vietnam National Department of Cultural Heritage; and Founding Convener of the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Sustainable Heritage Development in partnership with several bodies including UNESCO. It is now subsumed into the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum.

A Trustee of the Pacific Islands Museums Association, he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of the Inclusive Museum (2008-2018); Founding Editor International Journal on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2005- Oct 2015); Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of  International Journal on Intangible Heritage. His extensive publication record includes World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders, Cambridge University Press and Heritage Curricula and Cultural Diversity, Prime Minister & Cabinet, Australia.

Download Professor Galla’s short CV here (PDF)

Letters of Thanks and Recommendation from:

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Download Freedom of Religion and Belief: Culture, Heritage & the Arts    (PDF, 1MB)
By Amareswar Galla & Conrad Gershevitch

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