Head of Heritage Places
Rebecca Hawcroft has over 20 years’ experience as a heritage practitioner, providing high-level, strategic heritage planning and advice.
Rebecca specialises in heritage conservation and interpretation. She has expertise working with multidisciplinary teams in local and state government heritage policy and planning work, providing research, planning and implementation on a wide range of conservation projects.
Rebecca has published widely on heritage and architectural history and is the current deputy editor of Historic Environment, the academic journal of Australia ICOMOS. She has a deep interest in modernism and is the president of DoCoMoMo Australia. In 2017 Rebecca curated the National Trust award winning exhibition ‘The Moderns: Sydney’s European Design Legacy’ for Museums of History NSW and edited the book The Other Moderns. She is also co-host of Two Point Perspective, a podcast on architecture produced by Museums of History NSW.
In 2020 and 2021 Rebecca was a sessional academic for Design, History and Theory at the University of New South Wales.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canberra (currently undertaking)
Master of Heritage Conservation, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney
Graduate Certificate, Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation, Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Sydney
Summer School Short Course, Conservation of Traditional Buildings, University of Canberra
President, DoCoMoMo Australia, July 2023–present
Deputy Editor, Historic Environment, peer-reviewed journal of Australia ICOMOS, 2018
Member, National Trust NSW Building Committee
Member (former), Australian Institute of Architects Heritage Committee