Projects 2005

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


Technology and SocietySecond International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

Common Ground Group teaches Digital Heritage at the ANU based on the UNESCO Digital Heritage Charter and this partnership became the means to the Second International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, December 2005.


ICOM Workshop on the Use of Technology for Museums of the Pacific Island Region

The Workshop on the Use of Technology for Museums of the Pacific Island Region was held in Samoa, Apia (11-15 July 2005). The aim of this workshop was to assess the digital needs of Pacific Island museums and cultural centres, especially in relation to the establishment of web sites.


Transformations 2005 ANUTransformations

The first Transformations conference was held at the Australian National University in February 2005. The goal of that event was to shift the understanding and practice of multiculturalism within the Australian context, to explore how cultural diversity should be seen as both an asset and as an issue that should suffuse all policy, planning and programs whether this happens at the precinct, or the global levels.

Asia Pacific Week Logo ANUAsia Pacific Week 2005

Asia Pacific Week 2005 featured a weeklong program of intensive discussions and case study analysis, designed to give participants a solid understanding in the obligations concerning heritage established by the major international legal instruments. Professors Lyndel Prott and Patrick O’Keefe facilitated the 2005 Asia Pacific Week Heritage Stream on International Heritage Law.