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Dr Marilyn Truscott

2016 Keynote Speaker


Dr Marilyn Truscott is a heritage practitioner, with post-graduate studies in archaeology, history and materials conservation, recently completing a doctorate on community and heritage. She worked as an archaeological researcher, museum curator, and as a senior government heritage official. Now a consultant, her heritage experience and advice, including to UNESCO, extends from Australia internationally to all continents.


Marilyn currently lectures on heritage at the University of Canberra, and teaches online about intangible heritage for the University of British Columbia, Canada. Marilyn is a past president of Australia ICOMOS, and immediate past president of the ICOMOS International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage; a councillor and recent president of the Canberra and District Historical Society, she is also a member of the Canberra Places Names Committee ensuring that suburb, street and other places names in the federal capital reflect the story of the entire continent, including its multicultural story.

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