Duncan Marshall Significance International Associate

Duncan Marshall

Duncan Marshall is a Heritage Consultant with over 30 years of experience in heritage conservation, including six years with the Australian Heritage Commission, two years with the National Trust and over 20 years in private practice. His extraordinary contribution to Australia's built and cultural heritage conservation was recognised in 2015 with the award of the inaugural Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal.

Duncan studied Architecture at the University of Adelaide and is a Registered Architect in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). He gained a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University and is a long-standing member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

He has extensive policy and program experience at senior levels in Commonwealth agencies and the voluntary conservation movement related to heritage conservation matters; particular knowledge of the conservation planning process including the use of criteria and thresholds for assessing cultural significance; and considerable experience in undertaking policy and procedural reviews including extensive consultation with stakeholders.

Since 1993 Duncan's work in private practice has provided consultant heritage conservation services in areas such as conservation and adaptation projects, heritage overview work, conservation principles and practice, World Heritage, identification and assessment, conservation planning and movable cultural heritage.

Major clients have included departments and agencies of the Australian Government such as the Department of Defence, CSIRO, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority; Old Parliament House, the Defence Housing Authority, the Australian Heritage Commission, Environment Australia, and the Australian Federal Police. Among other clients are the Tasmanian and ACT governments, Parks Victoria, Heritage Victoria, Australia ICOMOS and UNESCO.

Duncan has been a significant contributor to Australia's State of the Environment Reports and has published on a wide range of heritage issues. He has prepared many heritage impact statements and conservation management plans.

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In 2011 Duncan was appointed to the ACT Heritage Council, and in 2012 he was made Chair of the Council, from which he retired in 2015.

Duncan's substantial involvement in the voluntary conservation movement includes being a member, former Honorary Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Committee member of Australia ICOMOS, and membership across two decades of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects' (ACT Chapter) Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture Committee. Duncan was a member of the working group which prepared the 1999 version of The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance. WIthin Australia ICOMOS Duncan has, for many years, provided assistance with its advocacy and lobbying work. In 2007 he was made an honorary life member.

Duncan was made an Associated Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and has assisted UNITAR over many years with regional training in World Heritage matters.

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                                                                                Duncan Marshall teaching World Heritage in Japan, 2013