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Sheridan Burke

Sheridan Burke, Director of Godden Mackay Logan Pty Ltd, Heritage Consultants, Sydney is a conservation planner with more than thirty five years’ experience in cultural resource management.  Her expertise includes heritage conservation plans, historic site interpretation, asset management, cultural tourism and museum management.  Sheridan was formerly the Senior Curator at the Historic Houses Trust of NSW and a senior policy specialist with the Heritage Council of NSW. 

Sheridan has international and Australian experience including UNESCO and ICOMOS monitoring missions and World heritage Convention nomination assessments. She has worked at a senior level in heritage interpretation, curatorial direction, exhibition development, historic property operation and heritage asset management —developing and implementing policy and guidelines—for all levels of government and the corporate sector. She is the author of numerous Conservation Management Plans and she lectures and publishes widely, particularly on Twentieth Century Heritage.

Sheridan has served three terms on the international Executive Committee of ICOMOS (1996-2005) including two trienniums as vice president. She is the author of the Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS Members 2002, and co-author of the ICOMOS Heritage at Risk annual international reports since inception in 2000. Sheridan has been closely involved with the drafting and development of the ICOMOS Xi’an Declaration  on the Conservation of the Setting of Heritage Structures, Sites and Areas (2005) and the ICOMOS Charter on the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (2008). She is a foundation Steering Committee member for the ICOMOS International Conservation Centre in Xi’an, China.

She is a foundation member and currently president of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage. Sheridan is a member of the Sydney Opera House Conservation Council and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra.