Tracey Avery

Tracey Avery

Curator and Design Historian

Dr Tracey Avery has worked in heritage in the UK and Australia for over 25 years. Her recent roles include: Executive Director, Heritage Victoria, and Director Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. These roles encompassed regulatory and program responsibilities across all categories of built and cultural heritage, including Indigenous cultural heritage, for individual sites and major urban renewal projects.

Tracey has extensive heritage practice experience including managing the conservation of buildings, gardens, and collections in the National Trusts of the UK, Victoria and Queensland. She attained her PhD in Architecture (Architectural History & Conservation) from the University of Melbourne, and undertook postgraduate curatorial studies in Art History (University of Manchester). She currently runs her own consultancy, assisting cultural foundations, institutions and organisations achieve long-term sustainability.

Tracey's awards in design history include the Dean's prize for published postgraduate research (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne) and a Junior Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. She was a visiting Scholar at the Royal College of Art, London, and an independent curator for 'Cool: 60s Brisbane Houses' (QUT Art Museum). Tracey has published reviews of contemporary art, design and adaptive re-use projects.

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