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.


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)

Christine Tarbett-Buckley


T: 0466761763

Darwin, NT