David Huxtable is the Director of LookEar Pty Ltd. He has worked in the natural and cultural heritage interpretation sector for more than twenty five years throughout Australia and internationally.

Throughout this time, David has focused on developing inventive interpretation that establishes a structure between a site, its significance, its stories and the people who visit it. This involves careful and thorough interpretive planning and design, combined with an enthusiasm to foster new and innovative approaches.

David’s skills in heritage interpretive planning and design include concept development and research, creating succinct and engaging interpretive presentations from complex material, utilising both tangible and intangible objects in interpretive exhibition design, and utilising all forms of media to present the interpretive stories. David has extensive experience in communicating these ideas with key stakeholders and receiving their input, including several projects involving close consultation with local Aboriginal communities.

Interpretive displays and exhibitions include:

  • Atturaif Living Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • PLACE–Hampi, India
  • Former Carlton Brewery, Melbourne
  • Mt Martha Water Treatment Plant Education Centre, Mt Martha
  • Brambuk: the National Parks and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap
  • Eureka Skydeck 88, Southbank, Melbourne
  • Champions: Australian Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Federation Square, Melbourne (relocated to the Australian Sports Museum, MCG)
  • Tribeca/ Victoria Brewery Museum, East Melbourne
  • Built on Gold and Growing Up in the Old Treasury exhibitions, Old Treasury Museum, Melbourne
  • Murray Darling Basin Interactive Model, McCormick Centre for Environmental Education, Renmark
  • Australia Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
  • Torrumbarry Weir Interpretation Centre, Echuca

Interpretation planning projects include:

  • Port Arthur Historic Sites Thematic Signage Communication Strategy
  • Great Ocean Walk Interpretation Plan
  • Victoria Quay Fremantle Interpretation Plan
  • Hoffmans Brickworks Interpretation Plan
  • Bells Beach Surfing Reserve Interpretation Plan
  • Como House and Garden Interpretation Plan
  • Trial Bay Gaol and Arakoon Conservation Reserve Interpretation Plan, NSW
  • Glenrowan Heritage Tourism Precinct Feasibility Study
  • Eureka Centre (Ballarat) Feasibility Study


  • Interpretation Australia (Executive member 2013)
  • Museums Australia
  • ICOMOS Australia

Member Profile

David Huxtable – AusHeritage Board Member
Commercial Practice Natural and Cultural Heritage Interpretation

For further information contact:

David Huxtable

19 Eastment Street
Victoria 3070

M: 0419 592 886

dhux@lookear.net.au http://www.lookear.net.au