The Green Museum Project Advisory Committee (GMPAC) provides both operational support and strategic advice relating to the Green Museum Project and environmental sustainability as it relates to the Victorian cultural heritage sector.
Elizabeth Marsden (GMPAC Chair)
Elizabeth is the Collections Manager at Sovereign Hill Museums Association, and was previously Co-Manager of the Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) at Museums Australia (Victoria). She has also previously worked in the Netherlands where she helped local community organisations on correct museum practice, procedure and exhibition installation. Elizabeth has always had a passion for sustainability, stemming from a personal interest in permaculture but more importantly, her awareness that museums are key to engaging the community and preserving the future drives her to keep sustainability on the agenda.
Barbara Reeve, Australian War Memorial (GMPAC Co-Chair)
Barbara Reeve, Head of Collection Services at the Australian War Memorial, leads a 50-strong team of conservation, registration, and collections management system staff. The inaugural Head of Conservation at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, she has over 30 years experience in conservation/cultural heritage management. Her election in 2010 as a Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, Cambridge, allowed her to pursue research in the United Kingdom and Europe on eco-efficient, eco-effective ‘cradle-to-cradle’ and sustainable practices applicable to the cultural heritage sector. Barbara holds a BSc (Hons) in Archaeological Conservation and Materials Science from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and a BA (Hons) in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. Her extensive international experience includes establishing conservation training for collectors at HKU SPACE in Hong Kong and collection management consultancies for museums, collectors, and archaeologists in England, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and America.
Helen Sheedy (GMPAC Secretary)
A childhood spent dreaming of living in the past lead Helen Sheedy into the museum sector where she spent seven years as Public Programs Officer, Curator, and then Manager at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. Two years ago Helen made the career change to Sustainability Officer at Warrnambool City Council where she finds herself spending more time in the great outdoors of her beautiful coastal town and she is always ready to promote the advantages of living in regional Victoria. Helen has a degree in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from Deakin University and is also an active public speaker.
Chris Jensen, General Member
Chris is an Academic in the School of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He has extensive industry experience as a sustainability consultant on a wide range of projects including commercial greenstar rated office buildings and energy modelling in Antarctica. His research interests are focused on the passive performance of buildings and the influence of both architecture and construction, often with reference to European trends and systems. Chris's recent research has looked at retrofit thermal performance products such as cool roof coatings, industry regulation of energy performance in housing, and indoor comfort for template schools. He continues to direct a small consultancy along with research and teaching with the direct intention of connecting industry and academia more closely.
Carole specialises in implementing projects to enhance sustainable urban communities. Her principal expertise is across sustainable design and energy efficiency in the built environment, digital innovation, and behavioural ‘eco’psychology. She works both in local government as a Senior Sustainability Officer, and as a sustainability consultant and researcher. Carole’s commitment to environmental research and its interpretation comes from over a decade’s experience as an exhibition project manager managing multi-disciplinary and special knowledge teams to implement diverse (and increasingly sustainably designed) projects in Tasmania and Victoria’s State Museums. She has both a Masters of Environment, and Museum Studies, and is also a certified practitioner under the National Housing Energy Rating Scheme.
Jaqueline is a Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne. She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Hon I) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from New York University where she was a Fulbright scholar, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. In 2003-2004, Jacqueline returned to NYU Law School as a Hauser Research Scholar and Emile Noel Fellow. Prior to her appointment at Melbourne, Jacqueline completed an internship at the United Nations International Law Commission, working with Professor James Crawford on the ILC's State responsibility articles. From 1997 to 1999 she practiced environmental and planning law at the national law firm of Allens Arthur Robinson.
Dr Nicole Tse
Dr Nicole Tse is part of the teaching and research team at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne, where she teaches preventive conservation and is keenly interested in issues of sustainability and cultural collections. With expertise in cultural materials conservation in tropical climates, she has worked in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore to investigate the effects of climate on the physical requirements of collections and their material stability. Tse is also a founding member of APTCCARN (Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Conservation Art Research Network) and is a co-organiser of the 5th APTCCARN Meeting to be held in the Philippines in 2017.
Amanda Wild is Senior Conservator – Exhibitions and Loans at State Library Victoria where for over 20 years she has been part of the team preserving and displaying heritage collection material. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (History) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Cultural Materials Conservation) with a specialisation in the conservation of works on paper (art and archival). Her experience includes working in the conservation departments at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the National Archives of New Zealand. Amanda enjoys the challenge of making heritage material accessible to the public through exhibitions while preserving it for future generations.
Additional input and support for the Green Museum Project and Advisory Committee is provided by:
Rolf Greeve, Head Technician, Production & Technical Services, Museum Victoria
Brenton James, Lead Technician, Lighting Projects, Museum Victoria
Ruth Redden, Conservation Architect and Heritage Consultant, Heritage Alliance