Churchill Fellowship awarded

Dr. Caroline Butler-Bowdon receiving the award at Parliament House in November from His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, Governor of New South Wales.

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Director Strategy & Engagement at Sydney Living Museums, who has been awarded a prestigious 2017 Churchill Fellowship.

Dr Butler-Bowdon joins a list of 109 Australians, from a pool of 1,140 applicants, who will travel internationally in 2018 in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence made possible by this Fellowship. The Fellowship will enable Caroline to investigate new models of visitor experience and accessibility at heritage sites in the UK, Denmark, Canada and the USA.

The project enables her to identify factors of success at the best global models and programs in heritage tourism. Australian heritage sites are faced with needing to integrate facilities that meet 21st century visitor expectations without diminishing the authenticity and cultural heritage value of place. This fellowship allows her to learn directly from specific projects and development processes at sites/museums of universal significance giving Caroline the strategies to transform accessibility and visitor participation at home through innovative interpretation and learning facilities and programs, smart technology, experience packages and complementary visitor offers such as cafes, shops and venue hire opportunities.

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Published: 8 February 2018