Edwina Jans
Head of Victoria

Edwina Jans has over 20 years of experience in cultural engagement and a background in museums, galleries, heritage places and government.

Edwina is an archaeologist, curator, and museums and cultural heritage expert and has held executive roles in national and state cultural institutions and government agencies, specialising in policy development, heritage planning, and communication.

Edwina is a Churchill Fellow and has been recognised for her work through numerous awards including from the Australian Institute of Architects (ACT), National Trusts of ACT and NSW, Australian Museums and Galleries Association, and the Australian Public Service.

She has also presented at national and international conferences and is a regular panel host of the Canberra Writers Festival. She also makes frequent local and national media appearances.

In 2017 Edwina co-founded Canberra Modern, an award-winning events-based organisation founded to celebrate the extraordinary modernist spirit and design legacy of Canberra.


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Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Prehistory and Ancient History), Australian National University

Professional affiliations/memberships

Co-founder and Creative Director, Canberra Modern

Alastair Swayn Foundation Grants Committee

ICOMOS General Assembly

ACT Heritage Council

ACT Churchill Fellows Association Committee, Vice President

Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee

International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Full International Member

International Scientific Committee on Interpretation

Australian Museums and Galleries Associations

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

National Trust of Australia (ACT)

International Committee for Historic House Museums