Welcome to The People's Ground

The extraordinary Melbourne Cricket Ground—popularly “The People’s Ground”—is the inspiration for this conference. This acknowledges that heritage is for and about people and community. Whilst place is central to conceptions of heritage, is it not intangible values—stories, memories, connections, emotions—that reveal and sustain our heritage?

The MCG is included on the National Heritage List, although its continual evolution means that most of the fabric is barely thirty years old. It has shared Aboriginal and non-Indigenous heritage values, and a prominent history to match its location in the landscape of the Yarra River.

'The significance of the MCG extends far beyond that of a mere sports stadium. It is an integral part of the fabric of Melbourne and the nation, and has gained an egalitarian image as “the people’s ground".' (MCG National Heritage List Citation)

Join Australian and international experts this October at The People’s Ground for a once in a century gathering.

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Join us at The People's Ground for Australia's biggest ever gathering of heritage professionals and community advocates!

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Our Speakers

Principal Partner

Lovell Chen Architects + Heritage Consultants

Lovell Chen Architects + Heritage Consultants

Lovell Chen Architects + Heritage Consultants

Silver Partner

Working Heritage

Working Heritage

Working Heritage

Bronze Partner

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne
Extent: Heritage Advisors to Australia and the Asia Pacific

Extent: Heritage Advisors to Australia and the Asia Pacific

Extent: Heritage Advisors to Australia and the Asia Pacific
Heritage Council of Victoria

Heritage Council of Victoria

Heritage Council of Victoria
Deakin University

Deakin University

Deakin University

Friend of the Conference

Context

Context

Context
GML Heritage

GML Heritage

GML Heritage
Federation University

Federation University

Federation University

Program Partner

Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne

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