Community and conservation policy

Cultural materials are intrinsic to the identity of communities. Our research focusses on the interconnections between cultural policy, conservation and social capital and community identity, particularly in Indigenous and remote communities. These are important questions for the Grimwade Centre to train future practitioners with a strong philosophical grounding and skills base.

People

Professor Robyn Sloggett, Dr Marcelle Scott

Research supervisions

2017 - Ainslee Meredith 'The public value of conservation in Australia: a social justice framework'

2016 - Nur Shkembi, 'Destiny Disrupted: Reclaiming the contemporary Muslim narrative through the development of the contemporary manuscript', PhD, Professor Robyn Sloggett and Dr Nicole Tse.

2015 - Susie Collis, 'Revisiting conservation treatment methodologies for waterlogged archaeological wood: an Australian context', PhD, Dr Nicole Tse, Professor Robyn Sloggett and Dr Ian MacLeod.

2014 - Dianne Mossenson, 'The History of Indigenart and the Development of the Aboriginal Art Market', PhD, Professor Robyn Sloggett and Professor Su Baker.

2014 - Samantha Hamilton 'Best practice in conservation programs for remote Aboriginal communities', PhD, Professor Robyn Sloggett, Professor Marcia Langton and Dr Jacky Healy.

2011 - Gina Livenspeil 'Architecture, materiality and the Burra Charter', PhD, Professor Robyn Sloggett and Dr Petronella Nel.

2009 - Sophie Lewincamp 'Contact zones: a new model for conservation community-engagement', Professor Robyn Sloggett and Dr Nicole Tse.

Research projects

2013-2016 - ARC Linkage Project 'Comedy - no laughing matter: identifying and preserving the history of comedy in Melbourne from the 1960s to the 1980s' Professor Joy Damousi, Professor Robyn Sloggett, Ms Judy Morton, Ms Janine Barrand, Dr Susan L. Bye.

2013 - 'Harvesting Traditional Knowledge - Two Way Materials Science Exchange Project', Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Professor Robyn Sloggett with ANKAAA, Buku Larrnggay Mulka and Mowanjum Artists.

2011 - 'Conservation treatment of flood-damaged artworks from the Warmun Community Art Collection, Kimberley, Western Australia', John T Reid Charitable Trust.

2012-2015 - ARC Discovery Indigenous 'Local Aboriginal community archives: Information technology and the NBN in disaster preparedness and recovery', Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Professor Marcia Langton, Professor Robyn Sloggett.

2013 - 'Preserving the earliest Aboriginal Church Art in Wadeye', Gordon Darling Foundation.

2013 - ‘Warmun Community Art Collection Emergency Conservation, Gordon Darling Foundation.

2012-2015 - ARC Linkage Project 'Understanding and preserving Aboriginal Catholic church art in northern Australia', IPs Thamarrurr Inc., Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Co., Professor Marcia Langton, Professor Robyn Sloggett and Dr Jacky Healy.

2010 - 'Laugh out loud: preserving the memory of women in Melbourne', Victorian Women's Trust.

2008-2010 - ARC Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development 'Digitisation and Indigenous Communities: A study of the development of online collections. The interface between international institutions and Australia's Indigenous communities', Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Professor Marcia Langton, Professor Robyn Sloggett.

2013 - 'Cultural Conservation Channel', Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Professor Robyn Sloggett, Robert Lane, Daniel Browning, Lyndon Ormond Parker, Vanessa Kowalski.

2003-2004 - ARC Research Network Grant 'Indigenous Collections and Knowledge Archives Research Network', Dr Ian McMahon. Professor Robyn Sloggett and collaborating partners.

2003-2004 - ARC Research Network Grant 'Contemporary Australian Identity, Memory and Heritage', Professor William Stuart Logan, Professor Robyn Sloggett and collaborating partners.

2002 - 'Emergency Management Australia Establishing a Fire Disaster Preparedness Framework for Significant Private Collections in Regional Victoria', Professor Robyn Sloggett and Dr Marcelle Scott.