This year commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. A senior level AusHeritage (Australia’s International Cultural Heritage Network) visited Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Museum at Chicholi Village in Nagpur, April 7-10, 2015. The delegation included the Chair of AusHeritage Mr Vinod Daniel, Collection Expert Mr Andrew Durham and Building Expert Mr Barrie Cooper. The Australian Consul General for Western India Mr Mark Pierce joined the delegation.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Taiwan Bureau of Cultural Heritage and AusHeritage has been reported on various Taiwan media.
AusHeritage and the Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture Taiwan, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further their cooperative relationships in the fields of cultural heritage preservation and the promotion of potential world heritage sites in Taiwan.
In February, Lovell Chen senior associate and AusHeritage Treasurer Adam Mornement ran a two day workshop on the preparation of conservation management plans for the Yangon City Development Committee, in the former Myanmar capital.
The National Council of Museums Australia have announced that Ms Alexandra Marsden, a Board Member of AusHeritage, is to be the organisation’s new National Director from March 2015. This follows Bernice Murphy’s nine years leadership of the organisation.
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.