Faculty of Education and Arts

Lauren Bourke

CRCAH doctoral candidate


Lauren Bourke is a Master of Arts researcher working on the Rights in Records Australian Research Council Discovery Project in CRCAH at Federation University Australia. This project involves key stakeholders Federation University Australia researchers and is led by Dr Joanne Evans from Monash University.

She is the Coordinator Community Archives at Public Record Office Victoria where she manages a range of programs to support community based organisations to manage, preserve and provide access to their historical collections. With 14 years experience in the archives and cultural sector, her work has focused primarily on the provision of access to collections within the state of Victoria and supporting community engagement with archives. This has included management of references services including PROV's Koorie Records Unit, PROV's exhibitions programs, local history grants, Victorian Community History Awards and Regional Archives Programs. She is co-editor of PROV's scholarly journal Provenance.

Lauren has served on a number of boards and committees within the history and heritage sector including the History Council Victoria and Ballarat Heritage Advisory Committee. She is a current board member of Museums Australia (Victoria) Branch Committee and Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) advisory committee and past chair of the Museums Australia (Victoria) Exhibitions Committee.