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History Now: the heritage industry and history

History Now: the heritage industry and history

History Now

Minna Mühlen-Schulte and Kate Walters speak about how history plays out in different heritage environments.

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2 / 5 events in this History Now series
2 August 2023 5pm to 6pm


General Admission: Free


Maps Room, First Floor
Mitchell Building
Sydney NSW 2000


Minna Mühlen-Schulte will talk about consultant environments for history and the expectations of communities and clients.

Kate Walters asks how can we as consultants try harder (listen harder) and do better (listen better) to amplify First Nations voices and increase recognition of cultural values and Country across the different legislative and policy frameworks?

Minna Mühlen-Schulte is a professional historian and project manager at GML Heritage. She has developed substantial experience in consulting environments developing historical research and interpretive content for publications, radio, exhibitions, destination tourism and urban redvelopments.

Kate Walters is the Managing Director of Waters Consultancy, a specialist history and heritage consulting firm. Kate is a non-Indigenous woman with strong family ties to Widjabul Bundjalung. She has been working with First Nations communities in the fields of public history and cultural values for over twenty years.

Sharon Veale (Chair), CEO of GML Heritage, Sharon Veale is a public historian and urban planner with over 20 years’ experience across Aboriginal community and historic cultural heritage planning, assessment, management and conservation for public and private sector clients. A sessional lecturer and course convenor of Heritage Planning at the University of NSW, she has published books and regularly contributes to peer-reviewed journals and public conversations about the importance of history and heritage in Australian cities and suburbs. Sharon is a former Trustee on the Board of Sydney Living Museums and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Advisory Council, and is a current board member of Ausheritage.


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