AusHeritage member, the Australian National Maritime Museum, established a Maritime Archaeology Research Centre last year and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) to combine with future projects and potential funding prospects.
AusHeritage member David Huxtable is Director of the Melbourne-based heritage interpretation design company LookEar. David and his team have been involved in the design and development of significant heritage interpretation projects at many National and World Heritage sites.
Mr Vinod Daniel, Chairperson of AusHeritage has been elected to the Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for the period 2016-2019. This was announced at the 31st Ordinary General Assembly of ICOM in Milan, July 9, 2016.
AusHeritage Chairman Vinod Daniel, has taken on the conservation of an Egyptian mummy located in Hyderabad, India. The mummy, known as ‘Nasihu’, dates to 2,500BC.
Following on from Deputy Chair Roger Beeston’s contribution to the restoration of this significant heritage asset, long term Ausheritage member Barrie Cooper was recently in Kolkata assisting with the specific challenges attached to the rising damp and salt induced masonry degradation at the Writers’ Buildings.
AusHeritage is a network of Australian cultural heritage management organisations, established by the Australian Government in 1996. The network aims to facilitate the engagement of practitioners and organisations for the Australian heritage industry in the overseas arena.