Christine Tarbett-Buckley

Master of Cultural Heritage, Deakin University Melbourne, BA, Archaeology and Psychology, University College Dublin

PhD Candidate

Christine Tarbett-Buckley has transitioned to PhD studies at Charles Darwin University from a position as Head of Collections at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Christine has specialised in management of the intellectual and physical integrity of museum holdings in art, ethnography, history and science. In an early career as an archaeologist, Christine has directed excavations, project managed major research and rescue projects and ran public programs that enabled interpretation of discoveries as they unfolded.

Academic qualifications also include a Diploma in Law and Collection Management, Institute of Art and Law, UK; Graduate Diploma Museum Studies, Deakin University Melbourne.

Current research interests examine sustainable heritage conservation outcomes in the Northern Territory. Christine is an Executive Board Member of the International Council for Museums (ICOM), Australia.

PhD Project Title

What are sustainable heritage conservation outcomes? An investigation of cultural heritage management at an institutional level in the Northern Territory of Australia

Research Interests

  • An examination of what effective and sustainable means in context of achieving heritage conservation outcomes in the Northern Territory
  • Australian and international museum practice with particular emphasis on management of collections; ethics of collecting and risk associated with collections.

Supervisors

Dr Helen Verran, Principal (Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University)
Dr Steve Brown (Department of Archaeology (Heritage Studies), University of Sydney)
Professor Ruth Wallace (Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University)

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Publications & Resources

Books

Site reports in:

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, 1992, Archaeological Inventory of County Cork, Vol 1. West Cork. Government of Ireland, Dublin, ISBN 0-7076-0175-4

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, 2000, Archaeological Inventory of County Cork, Vol IV. North Cork, Part 1 Government of Ireland, Dublin, ISBN 0-7076-6483-7

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, 2000, Archaeological Inventory of County Cork, Vol IV. North Cork, part II. Government of Ireland, Dublin,  SBN 0-7076-6483

Journal Articles

Museum Journals

Tarbett-Buckley, C., 2007, ‘Conference Review-Risky Business Managing Responsibilities and Solutions’ Australasian Registrar Committee Journal, volume 54, Winter issue, page 23-24

Tarbett-Buckley, C., & Bjornskov, M., 2005. ‘MAGNT Collection Storage Review: Implementation Stage One” Australasian Registrar Committee Journal, volume 50, Winter issue, pages 13-15

Dewar, M., & Tarbett-Buckley, C., 1998, ‘Sweet and Sour: Experiences of Chinese Families in the Northern Territory’, Museum National, volume 6, issue 3, February edition, pages 12-14

Conference Paper

Visualising Top End Research (VTER) Conference, Paper presented: Building Museum Collections –ethos and principles, Charles Darwin University, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, 8-10 September 2016.

67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC); Guadalajara, Mexico, 26-30 September 2016, Authors: Ioannis Michaloudis, Ian Hance, Christine Tarbett-Buckley, Katerina Koskina, COSMuseum project: memories & souvenirs from Planet Earth

CD Rom

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in collaboration with Bardayal Lofty Nadjamerrek AO and senior custodians of the Mok Clan Estate, 2012, Ankung Kunred – Wild Honey Country. ISBN: 978-0-9775022-0-2

Reports

Tarbett, C. (1987), Site reports, various (Medieval Occupation, Round House, Bronze Age ring ditch, Neolithic House site) in Cotter (Ed), Summary Accounts of Archaeological Excavations in Ireland, Oranisation of Irish Archaeologists, 1987, Dublin, p 13-15, p.29. ISBN 1-869857-02X

Tarbett, C. in Gowen, M. 1988, Three Irish Gas Pipelines: New Archaeological Evidence in Munster, Wordwell Ltd – Academic Publications, Dublin. ISBN 1-869857-01-1

Tarbett; C. (1988) Broad Street, Custom House – a medieval urban settlement in Bennett, I, (ed), Summary Accounts of Archaeological Excavations in Ireland, Oranisation of Irish Archaeologists, 1988, Dublin, p 19-20.  ISBN 1-869857-04-6

Tarbett; C. and Gowen; M 1988 Tankardstown South – Neolithic Settlement site in Bennett, I, (Ed), Summary Accounts  of Archaeological Excavations in Ireland, Oranisation of Irish Archaeologists, 1988, Dublin, pgs. 21.   ISBN 1-869857-05-4

Tarbett; C. and Gowen; M 1989 Tankardstown South–Neolithic/Bronze Age Site in Bennett, I, (ed), Summary Accounts  of Archaeological Excavations in Ireland, Oranisation of Irish Archaeologists, 1989, Dublin, p 24-26.  ISBN 1-869857-05-4

Site Reports (unpublished)

Tarbett-Buckley, C., 1999, ‘Archaeological assessment report of medieval site at Cox’s Lane, Carlow, Ireland’ Valerie J. Keeley Ltd. Archaeological Consultancy, prepared for Dúchas The Heritage Services of Ireland, December 1999.

Tarbett-Buckley, C., 1999, ‘Archaeological assessment report of prehistoric site at Moone, County Kildare’, Valerie J. Keeley Ltd., prepared for Dúchas the Heritage Services of Ireland, December 1999

Christine Tarbett-Buckley

Contacts

T: 0466761763
E: christine.tarbett-buckley@students.cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT