HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Prof. William LOGAN
Country: Australia



Deakin University


Professor Emeritus

Professional/Research Area(s):

Urban history, planning and heritage conservation; Cultural diversity, heritage and human rights; World Heritage; heritage and intercultural dialogue; Heritage and sustainable development

Short Resume:

William Logan is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Melbourne, where he held the UNESCO Chair in Heritage and Urbanism, established the university’s postgraduate cultural heritage teaching and research program and was the founding director of the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (2001-2009). He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and was formerly a member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and president of Australia ICOMOS. He has undertaken numerous UNESCO and ICOMOS missions to World Heritage sites in Asia and has written many State of Conservation reports and technical reviews. He was a member of the expert working party that drafted the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Development policy (approved November 2015). He has published extensively on cultural heritage, particularly in relation to human rights, peace and security, cities and urban planning, World Heritage and Asian heritage. He is co-editor of the Routledge ‘Key Issues in Cultural Heritage’ book series (2009-) and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Heritage Studies (2016) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Heritage Studies. In 2019 he spoke on ‘Heritage Interpretation and the Reconciliation of Cultures’ at a UNESCO Korea conference in Seoul and during the World Heritage Committee session in Baku, Azerbaijan.