Professor, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University

Andrea Witcomb is a Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University. Her work focuses on the interpretation of difficult histories in museums and heritage sites and is informed by the recent ‘sensorial’ turn as well as theories of memory. Recent projects have included two Australian Research Council funded projects – the first on Australia's management and interpretation of its extra-territorial war heritage and the second on the engagement of the Australian collecting sector with cultural diversity and changing understandings of citizenship. Her books include "Reimagining the Museum: Beyond the Mausoleum" (Routledge 2003), "South Pacific Museums: An Experiment in Culture" (with Chris Healy) (Monash Epress 2006;2012), "From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia" (with Dr Kate Gregory) UNSW Press, 2010 and with Kylie Message, "Museum Theory" as part of the "Handbooks of Museum Studies" series edited by Sharon Macdonald and Helen Rees-Leahy (Wiley Blackwell 2015).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University

Education

  • 1997 
    Central Queensland Univerisity, PhD - Media Studies
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