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World Heritage Consultant, UK

Barry Gamble is a UK-based independent World Heritage consultant with over 20 years’ experience as author, coordinator and advisor to a number of successful nominations to the World Heritage List. A geographer and geologist, and a specialist in mining heritage, he works either autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary, commonly cross-cultural, team. International clients include national and federal state governments which range from Europe (Poland, Germany, Romania, Denmark and the UK) to Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the US, Australia and island states in the Caribbean.

Most of Barry’s working knowledge of World Heritage is derived from intensive practical experience since 1995; first in his role as co-owner of a UK-based international heritage consultancy, and, since 2000, as Barry Gamble Consultancy. His first involvement in a World Heritage application was in 2003-05, as Principal Author of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (UK). This nomination of an extensive serial cultural landscape used an innovative geographical/landscape-based approach; a model that also fits Central Victorian Goldfields.

As Principal Author, recent mining-related serial nominations, include, among others: Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution (Japan), inscribed in 2015, and Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region (Poland) inscribed in 2019. As advisor, recent mining nominations include Erzgebirge-Krušnohoří Mining Region transboundary cultural landscape (Germany/Czech Republic), inscribed in 2019, while mining nominations under evaluation for which Barry acted either as author/co-author or advisor include Rosia Montana Roman Gold Mines (Romania) and The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales (UK).

Barry is a member of ICOMOS (international council on monuments and sites), TICCIH (the international committee for the conservation of industrial heritage), and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).

Kristal Buckley

Lecturer Cultural Heritage, Deakin University, Australia

Kristal Buckley AM is a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). She is an experienced cultural heritage practitioner, and holds professional qualifications in the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology and public policy. Before joining Deakin University, she worked in government, consulting and in the community sector. Her work has a focus on evolving forms of international cultural heritage practice, including the separated but entangled processes for cultural and natural heritage. Her interests particularly focus on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. She is a member of the Board of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, which manages three World Heritage sites in Tasmania that have been recognised for their associations with the convict histories of Australia; and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area on Norfolk Island.

In November 2014, Kristal Buckley completed a 9-year term as international Vice-President of ICOMOS and was made an Honorary (International) Member of ICOMOS. She represented ICOMOS at the annual sessions of the World Heritage Committee 2007-2014, and is currently an ICOMOS World Heritage Advisor for the evaluation and conservation of cultural heritage through the implementation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. She is an expert member of the ICOMOS International Committee for Intangible Heritage; and was President of Australia ICOMOS (2002-2005). She served a 9-year term as a full member of the Heritage Council of Victoria (2001-2010), and chaired its Registrations Committee. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for significant service to conservation and the environment, particularly in the area of cultural heritage, and to education.

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