Executive Director

 
Upcoming Activities

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, 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.

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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