An alumnus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Amar is currently a Visiting Professor and International Curator at the Don Bosco Museum and University, Shillong, India and an Honorary Professor in the prestigious Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2011 he was appointed as 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, at the end of 2012.
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 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 Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of the Inclusive Museum; Founding Editor International Journal on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability; 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.
Letters of Thanks and Recommendation from:
UNESCO World Heritage Centre (2015, PDF)
University of Queensland (2014, PDF)
Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (2013, PDF)
Australian Human Rights Commission (2009, PDF)
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