After more than six years of operation, IPPHA's performance will be reviewed as part of a five year ANU cycle to determine its contribution and ongoing relevance. As part of the review process, public submissions will be sought sometime in early 2015. Further information about the review and opportunities for input will be on this website soon.
After six years, Program Coordinator Dr Sandy Blair has resigned to pursue new directions. In leaving, she welcomed the review and highlighted the significant achievments of the last six years:
"The high standing IPPHA has earned with industry and government is a notable achievement, and one for which the IPPHA board can take much credit. Our alumni is a very impressive list of all major heritage sites, museums and organisations, both nationally and with global reach, including the Getty Conservation Institute and ICOMOS China. Our contribution to graduate teaching is greatly valued by many students keen to make a career in the heritage and museums sector. " Sandy also commented that working with such a committed, knowlegeable and supportive IPPHA Board and fellow ANU staff had been a delight, a highlight of her working career. Sandy will be a visitng fellow at the ANU for 2015.
In June 2013 Macassan History and Heritage was published. This edited volume follows the February 2012 Macassan Symposium convened by Marshall Clark and Sally K May and coordinated by IPPHA. See full details and purchase details by following the link below.
Michael Pearson originally came to ANU as a postgraduate in Archaeology in 1974. In fact, it was some of his postgraduate work that pushed him towards a career in preservation.