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Seminar 2021

Endangered Heritage partnered with the National Museum of Australia for the opening event of the National Endangered Skills and Trades Show 2021. The Innovation Using Heritage and Archives seminar featured a panel of speakers discussing how heritage, archives, and traditional trades can make our future brighter.


Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. Her career began with rural newspapers on the South West Slopes, she has freelanced for national magazines and spent a decade with ABC Radio Canberra.

She works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan Foundation, and Gift of Life ACT, sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for Historic Places and the boards of the National Folk Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, M16 artspace and the Conflict Resolution Service.

Genevieve has an enduring interest in building community, and creating discussions that include us all. And she still loves nothing better than a good yarn.

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Victoria Pearce


Victoria has specialist skills in heritage and collection management, involving heritage values, conservation management and heritage interpretation. With a degree in Fine Art and Conservation Victoria has extensive experience in modern materials and contemporary art, particularly in art investment and management of collections.

Currently, Victoria is a member of the International Committee for Risk Preparedness with the International Committee of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and a National Committee member for the Fabric Conservation Reference Group with ICOMOC.

Tracy Ireland

Tracy, FSA, is Professor of Cultural Heritage in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. Tracy has led research and teaching across UC's GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) heritage, conservation and cultural leadership related courses, including the development of the new Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures. Tracy's career has also included working for the New South Wales Department of Planning and Heritage Council as the State Archaeologist and heading up the Canberra Office of GML Heritage. 

In 2021 Tracy was awarded the Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries for her extensive research and knowledge of archaeology and heritage


Craig Ritchie


Craig Ritchie is an Aboriginal man of the Dhunghutti and Biripi nations and is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).


Prior to coming to AIATSIS he was Branch Manager, International Mobility in the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. In this role he was the senior departmental executive responsible for the Australian Government’s Endeavour Awards, which support international student and researcher mobility, and policy leadership on qualifications recognition. He was the Departmental lead on the Australian Government’s education relationships in America, the Middle East and Africa, along with APEC and UNESCO.

Duncan Marshall

Duncan Marshall is a Canberra-based heritage architect and consultant in private practice. He has over 30 years’ experience in the private, non-government and government sectors. He is a former Chair of the ACT Heritage Council, and was awarded the inaugural Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal. Duncan has a long involvement with international ICOMOS in World Heritage training and other matters, and also a long involvement with Australia ICOMOS, including former periods on the Executive Committee, as Honorary Secretary, and assisting with advocacy and revisions to the Burra Charter. He is an honorary life member of Australia ICOMOS.


Steven Fox


Steven Fox is Assistant Director-General for Collection Management at the National Archives of Australia.

Steven has worked in the Australian and New Zealand cultural heritage sectors for over 30 years. He has held a variety of roles as curator, collection manager and heritage manager. In these roles he led many significant award-winning projects that explored the diversity of communities, their stories and connections with collections and heritage.

Steven’s senior roles included Chief Executive at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, New Zealand’s largest regional cultural institution. He also worked as Deputy Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy, where he was responsible for audience development and public programming.

Prior to joining the National Archives in 2020, Steven held senior executive positions at the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, where he led organisational transformation in collection management and public engagement. 

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