School of Arts

Ember Parkin

CRCAH doctoral candidate

Ember's current PhD research focuses on the social and economic impact of cultural and heritage industries inEmber Parkin Australian and New Zealand regional areas. She is interested in the connection between cultural industries and regional sustainability with a particular focus on the contribution to communities' social and cultural well-being.

Ember has four years' experience in the planning and delivery of cultural and heritage infrastructure throughout Australia. Selected projects she has worked on include:

  • Business planning, content development, exhibition planning and strategy for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.
  • Development of a new vision and strategy for the Queensland Museum, Brisbane.
  • Business case development for a new museum of faiths of the goldfields in Bendigo.
  • Business planning for a new art gallery dedicated to celebrating the legacy of the Heidelberg school artists.
  • Concept development for a new art gallery as part of a library and cultural centre redevelopment in Ringwood.

Ember's MA thesis (University of Melbourne, 2009) investigated the role of audio as an interpretation device in social history museums. Ember also holds a BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne, 2004.