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  • Amareswar Galla

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    An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Amareswar Galla was Professor and Director of Sustainable Heritage Development programs, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra, before becoming Australia’s first Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

    He worked at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, on Museums and Cultural Diversity Promotion in the Netherlands. Galla is a Guest Curator of International Projects with the Vietnam National Department of Cultural Heritage; and Director of the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development in partnership with bodies including UNESCO. He is the first Australian elected as the President of the Asia Pacific Executive Board (1998-2004) – Chairperson of the Cross Cultural Task Force (2005-2011) – and Vice President of the International Executive Council (2004-2007) – of the International Council of Museums, Paris.

    A Trustee of the Pacific Islands Museums Association, he is the Editor-in-Chief of three academic journals dealing with Sustainable Heritage Development: International Journal of the Inclusive Museum (Chicago/Melbourne); International Journal on Intangible Heritage (Seoul/Paris); International Journal on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (Chicago/Melbourne).

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