Connecting WA Heritage and History

Online registrations are now open for the inaugural WA State Heritage & History Conference will be held in Perth over two days – 11th and 12th May 2017 at the iconic Perth Concert Hall.

With the theme of “CONNECTIONS the conference sessions will provide delegates the opportunity to explore the threads that connect places with their past and discuss how history helps our understanding of heritage.

The format will bring together a broad range of presentations, creating partnerships and links within and across groups in the heritage and history sectors.

Parallel streams will focus on different subject areas including, heritage conservation and development, historical research, cultural and heritage tourism, collections management, interpretation and related disciplines and interests.

Organisers anticipate over 300 local, interstate and international delegates will attend. There has already been considerable interest from within regional Western Australia.

Several high profile speakers have been secured, including –

  • Dr Webber Ndoro from South Africa, where he is the Director of the African World Heritage Fund and Associate Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town
  • Tony Butler from the Derby Museums Trust in the United Kingdom who will speak on the success of “The Happy Museum” project.
  • Professor Sharon Sullivan AO, from Port Arthur, Tasmania, will explore the importance of history in understanding and interpreting Heritage.
  • Local speakers include Ian McLeod (Conference MC) and Richard Offen, from Heritage Perth.


For further information: contact the event organiser –

Ray Bird or 0419 194 916