Associate Professor Jennifer Barrett

BA SCAE, MArtTh (Hons 1) UNSW, PhD UTS
Pro-Dean Academic

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6665

Selected Conference Presentations

  • “Human Rights and Holocaust Museums: An Australian Contribution?” Panel: 'The Holocaust, Human Rights and the Contemporary Museum', Aftermath: Sites and Sources of Memory, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University, August 6-7, 2013
  • Panel Convenor and Presenter with Avril Alba and Dirk Moses: 'Museum Studies in the 21stCentury: reciprocity, collaboration and critical engagement', Museums Australia National Conference, Canberra, May 2013.
  • Panel session: 'Human Rights and Museums', Museum Challenges, International Council of Museums, Committee on Management, conference held at the Australian Museum, Sydney, 25-29 November, 2012
  • “Australian Artists and Museums” for House: Trustwords, Sydney Writers Festival, The Mint, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, May 18, 2012
  • ‘Australian Artists and the Museum’ at Queensland University Art Museum, for Museums and Gallery Services Queensland, August 2009
  • ‘Educating a profession’ History of Museums in Australia: A Symposium, National Museum of Australia, December 2007
  • ‘Museums, memory and democracy: National Sites’ Network, Session Convenor and Chair, Museums Australia Annual Conference, May 2007, Canberra
  • ‘Museums: A public affair?’, Articul8, Writing and Cultural Studies Seminar Program, University of Technology Sydney March 20, 2007
  • Chair and Convenor, Panel Session: 'Canada and Australia: Indigenous ways of working in the museum', Museum Studies Special Interest Group, Museums Australia, Annual Conference, Melbourne, May 2003
  • ‘Differentiations: between public space and the public sphere’ Panel: ‘Opening the Door to New Histories: Perspectives on Public Buildings and Urban Spaces’ Society of Architectural Historians, 55thAnnual Meeting, Richmond, Virginia (refereed) in 2002
  • Museums and communities: understanding different ways of working’, presented to the Leisure and Cultural Services Division, Hong Kong Special Administration Region of China, April, 2001
  • ‘Revisions: public spheres and public space’, Habitus 2000: A sense of place, Curtin University, (refereed &published in conference proceedings), Perth, September 5-9, 2000.
  • 'Democracy, art, and public space’, Seminar Series 2000, Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, September 2000
  • 'Gardens: Making Space for the Public’ at Debating the City 2: Urban Visions of Public Space at the Museum of Sydney, March 18 (presenter and co-convenor), 2000.
  • ‘Garden Audiences: The public front to the private garden’ presented at the home - place, identity and the domestic conference, Research Centre for Intercommunal Studies, University of Western Sydney Nepean, 10th & 11th November 1995.
  • ‘Turning the tide on Australian Culture? High water marks in the western suburbs’, Paper presented to the Celebrating cultures: Popular myths and realities forum, Creative Cultures, Western Sydney Arts and Cultural Initiatives Conference, 22- 24 March, 1994

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Australian Holocaust Memory, Human Rights and the Contemporary Museum; Alba A, Barrett J, Moses A, Sugarman R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2011

  • Museums and Universalism; Barrett J; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Research Support Scheme (FRSS).

2010

  • The International Society Research Cluster; Sluga G, Celermajer D, Barrett J, Epstein C, Horne J, Poulos M, Humphrey M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2004

  • Collecting colonialism: eighteenth century Australia, material culture and the museum idea; Barrett J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2003

  • Not known; Barrett J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

2002

  • The museum and the public sphere; Barrett J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Barrett, J., Millner, J. (2014). Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museum. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [More Information]
  • Barrett, J. (2011). Museums and the Public Sphere. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • Barrett, J., Butler-Bowdon, C. (2001). Debating the City. Australia: Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

Book Chapters

  • Barrett, J. (2014). [In Press] Museums, Universalism and Human Rights. In A. Witcomb and K. Message (Eds.), Museum Theory: An Expanded Field. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Barrett, J. (2011). 'Protecting the Past, Safeguarding the Future': Museum Studies, the Profession and Museum Practice in Australia. In Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (Eds.), Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology. Published online at nma.gov.au/research/understanding-museums/JBarrett_2011.html: National Museum Australia.
  • Barrett, J., McManus, P. (2007). Civilising nature: Museums and the environment. In Gavin Birch (Eds.), Water Wind Art and Debate - How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, (pp. 319-344). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). Making space for the public. In Jennifer Barrett & Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Eds.), Debating the City. Australia: Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
  • Barrett, J. (1998). Community, Public, Audience: Complex and Critical Transactions. In Alison Beale and Annette Van den Bosch (Eds.), Ghosts in the Machine: Women and Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia, (pp. 147-162). Toronto: Garamond Press.

Journals

  • Barrett, J. (2012). Attempting Democracy: Museums as Public Space. Museology Quarterly, 26(4), 7-28.
  • Martin, A., Milne-Home, J., Barrett, J., Spalding, E., Jones, G. (2000). Graduate Satisfaction with University and Perceived Employment Preparation. Journal of Education and Work, 13(2), 199-213. [More Information]
  • Martin, A., Barrett, J., Milne-Home, J., Spalding, E. (1997). Stakeholders' Beliefs about the Institution: To Agree or Not Agree. Journal of Institutional Research in Australia, 6(2), 53-67.
  • Barrett, J. (1994). Sweet Dreams: Art of the Home or the Home of Art? Eyeline, 24, 30-32.

Conferences

  • Barrett, J., Millner, J. (2009). Australian Artists and Museums. Artist-in-Residence/Artist Interventions in Museums, QLD: Museum & Gallery Services Queensland. [More Information]
  • Barrett, J., Peterson, J. (2007). The Museum, Democracy and Domesticity: Who's in whose web? Museums Australia 2007 National Conference, Online: Museums Australia.
  • Barrett, J., Millner, J., Howarth, F. (2006). Leap of Faith: Australian Artists and Museums. Museums Australia National Conference 2006.
  • Barrett, J. (2004). Situating the public museum: between the state and the people. Museums and the Public Sphere.
  • Barrett, J., Kelly, L., Robles, J. (2003). Uncover: Graduate Research in Museum Studies 2002. UNCOVER: post graduate research in the museum sector, Sydney: Australian Museum Audience Research Centre.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). New ways of looking at museums: history in the future. Annual Conference, Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney: Royal Australian Historical Society.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). Re/visions of citizenship and public: art and the public sphere in contemporary Sydney. Public Space and Citizenship Panel, New York: Association of American Geographers.
  • Barrett, J. (1999). Assuming Democracy: Art in Public Spaces. Watch This Space: A Conference on Public Art, Newcastle: The University of Newcastle.
  • Barrett, J. (1994). Re/inventing the Museum: Hypothetically Public. Drawing a Crown, QLD: Regional Galleries Association of Queensland.

Original Creative Work

  • Barrett, J. (2010). [Catalogue Essay] Lux and Lumen. Helen Kennedy Exhibition Catalogue, Collingwood, Australia: Australian Galleries.
  • Barrett, J., Carlin, S. (2007). [Catalogue Essay] Spare room: Elizabeth Bay House. Spare room: Elizabeth Bay House, (pp. 1 - 10). Sydney, Australia: Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
  • Barrett, J. (1999). [Catalogue Essay] Robyn Backen: 'Christ Knows'. Casula Works: Public Art at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, (pp. 28 - 30). Casula, Australia: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
  • Barrett, J. (1997). [Catalogue Essay] Being Private in Public. 'Parking' Exhibition Catalogue, (pp. 12 - 19). Casula, Australia: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
  • Barrett, J. (1993). [Catalogue Essay] Hypothetically Public: Re-inventing the Audience. Hypothetically Public, (pp. 12 - 15). Emu Plains, Australia: Penrith Regional Gallery.
  • Barrett, J. (1991). [Catalogue Essay] De/tour to the Centre. Australian Perspecta 1991, (pp. 119 - 123). Sydney, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Barrett, J. (1990). Walking on the Wild Side. West: An Interdisciplinary Magazine, 3,1, (pp. 22 - 25). Nepean, Australia: University of Western Sydney.
  • Barrett, J. (1990). What's Wrong With the Lounge Room. Artlink, 10(3), (pp. 32 - 34). Fullarton, SA, Australia: Artlink Australia.

Curated / Produced Exhibition / Event

  • Barrett, J., Crayford, M. (1993). Hypothetically Public. Penrith City Council Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, Australia: Lewers Bequest and Penrith City Council Regional Art Gallery.

Report

  • Barrett, J. (2001). Museums and communities: understanding different ways of working.

Other

  • Barrett, J. (2002), Differentiations: between public space and the public sphere.
  • Barrett, J. (2001), Ian Burn: the documentary wall.
  • Barrett, J. (2001), Noelene Lucas and Debra Porch.

2014

  • Barrett, J. (2014). [In Press] Museums, Universalism and Human Rights. In A. Witcomb and K. Message (Eds.), Museum Theory: An Expanded Field. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Barrett, J., Millner, J. (2014). Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museum. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [More Information]

2012

  • Barrett, J. (2012). Attempting Democracy: Museums as Public Space. Museology Quarterly, 26(4), 7-28.

2011

  • Barrett, J. (2011). 'Protecting the Past, Safeguarding the Future': Museum Studies, the Profession and Museum Practice in Australia. In Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (Eds.), Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology. Published online at nma.gov.au/research/understanding-museums/JBarrett_2011.html: National Museum Australia.
  • Barrett, J. (2011). Museums and the Public Sphere. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. [More Information]

2010

  • Barrett, J. (2010). [Catalogue Essay] Lux and Lumen. Helen Kennedy Exhibition Catalogue, Collingwood, Australia: Australian Galleries.

2009

  • Barrett, J., Millner, J. (2009). Australian Artists and Museums. Artist-in-Residence/Artist Interventions in Museums, QLD: Museum & Gallery Services Queensland. [More Information]

2007

  • Barrett, J., Carlin, S. (2007). [Catalogue Essay] Spare room: Elizabeth Bay House. Spare room: Elizabeth Bay House, (pp. 1 - 10). Sydney, Australia: Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
  • Barrett, J., McManus, P. (2007). Civilising nature: Museums and the environment. In Gavin Birch (Eds.), Water Wind Art and Debate - How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, (pp. 319-344). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Barrett, J., Peterson, J. (2007). The Museum, Democracy and Domesticity: Who's in whose web? Museums Australia 2007 National Conference, Online: Museums Australia.

2006

  • Barrett, J., Millner, J., Howarth, F. (2006). Leap of Faith: Australian Artists and Museums. Museums Australia National Conference 2006.

2004

  • Barrett, J. (2004). Situating the public museum: between the state and the people. Museums and the Public Sphere.

2003

  • Barrett, J., Kelly, L., Robles, J. (2003). Uncover: Graduate Research in Museum Studies 2002. UNCOVER: post graduate research in the museum sector, Sydney: Australian Museum Audience Research Centre.

2002

  • Barrett, J. (2002), Differentiations: between public space and the public sphere.

2001

  • Barrett, J., Butler-Bowdon, C. (2001). Debating the City. Australia: Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
  • Barrett, J. (2001), Ian Burn: the documentary wall.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). Making space for the public. In Jennifer Barrett & Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Eds.), Debating the City. Australia: Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). Museums and communities: understanding different ways of working.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). New ways of looking at museums: history in the future. Annual Conference, Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney: Royal Australian Historical Society.
  • Barrett, J. (2001), Noelene Lucas and Debra Porch.
  • Barrett, J. (2001). Re/visions of citizenship and public: art and the public sphere in contemporary Sydney. Public Space and Citizenship Panel, New York: Association of American Geographers.

2000

  • Martin, A., Milne-Home, J., Barrett, J., Spalding, E., Jones, G. (2000). Graduate Satisfaction with University and Perceived Employment Preparation. Journal of Education and Work, 13(2), 199-213. [More Information]

1999

  • Barrett, J. (1999). [Catalogue Essay] Robyn Backen: 'Christ Knows'. Casula Works: Public Art at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, (pp. 28 - 30). Casula, Australia: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
  • Barrett, J. (1999). Assuming Democracy: Art in Public Spaces. Watch This Space: A Conference on Public Art, Newcastle: The University of Newcastle.

1998

  • Barrett, J. (1998). Community, Public, Audience: Complex and Critical Transactions. In Alison Beale and Annette Van den Bosch (Eds.), Ghosts in the Machine: Women and Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia, (pp. 147-162). Toronto: Garamond Press.

1997

  • Barrett, J. (1997). [Catalogue Essay] Being Private in Public. 'Parking' Exhibition Catalogue, (pp. 12 - 19). Casula, Australia: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
  • Martin, A., Barrett, J., Milne-Home, J., Spalding, E. (1997). Stakeholders' Beliefs about the Institution: To Agree or Not Agree. Journal of Institutional Research in Australia, 6(2), 53-67.

1994

  • Barrett, J. (1994). Re/inventing the Museum: Hypothetically Public. Drawing a Crown, QLD: Regional Galleries Association of Queensland.
  • Barrett, J. (1994). Sweet Dreams: Art of the Home or the Home of Art? Eyeline, 24, 30-32.

1993

  • Barrett, J. (1993). [Catalogue Essay] Hypothetically Public: Re-inventing the Audience. Hypothetically Public, (pp. 12 - 15). Emu Plains, Australia: Penrith Regional Gallery.
  • Barrett, J., Crayford, M. (1993). Hypothetically Public. Penrith City Council Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, Australia: Lewers Bequest and Penrith City Council Regional Art Gallery.

1991

  • Barrett, J. (1991). [Catalogue Essay] De/tour to the Centre. Australian Perspecta 1991, (pp. 119 - 123). Sydney, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.

1990

  • Barrett, J. (1990). Walking on the Wild Side. West: An Interdisciplinary Magazine, 3,1, (pp. 22 - 25). Nepean, Australia: University of Western Sydney.
  • Barrett, J. (1990). What's Wrong With the Lounge Room. Artlink, 10(3), (pp. 32 - 34). Fullarton, SA, Australia: Artlink Australia.

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