Sheridan Burke to present at KAFx12 and KIM Seminar

from the 1st till the 4th of July 2024, one of the most esteemed personalities in the world of Modern Architecture preservation, Mrs. Sheridan Burke will be holding several keynotes as part of the Keeping It Modern – New Perspectives for Modern Heritage in the SEE region, culminating with a keynote at the Kosovo Architecture Festival on the 4th of July at Kino Armata starting from 18:30.

Sheridan is a heritage consultant, based in Sydney, Australia, trained in planning and architecture. She has worked for government, corporates and NGOs in cultural heritage management for more than 35 years, building extensive experience in developing practical, strategic outcomes for the future of heritage places- from the Eames House in Los Angeles to the Abraj Al Kuwait water towers in Kuwait.

Twentieth Century heritage advocacy is her specialist field of interest, publishing widely and contributing to the development and delivery of the ICOMOS international Heritage Alerts program and the Keeping It Modern program for the Getty Conservation Institute since 2014. She is currently an adviser and instructor for the GCI’s Modern Architecture Conservation course, first offered in 2023.

Sheridan is a founding president of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage; and has served in many executive roles on the ICOMOS international Board, currently as its Advisory Committee Vice President. As a cultural heritage advisor for ICOMOS she has undertaken UNESCO World Heritage missions in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Sheridan is an appointed expert member of several NSW Planning Panels and a former chair of the State Heritage Register Committee and deputy chair of the NSW Heritage Council. She is currently chair of the Eryldene Trust in Sydney, managing an historic house and garden through climate change challenges.

Sheridan has been a member of the Sydney Opera House Conservation Council for 16 years and also sits on its Design Advisory Panel, engaging with major projects from redrafting the site Conservation Plan to the recent capital works projects of the SOH’s Decade of Renewal -improving access to all public areas of the House , refurbishing the opera and concert halls, establishing the Centre for Creativity and integrating new venue, food and beverage opportunities as well as  the recent update of the site’s Strategic Building Plan and development of its Heritage Action Plan.

Lectures News
22 Jun 2024

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