Dr Hilary du Cros

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage
Visiting Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Senior Research Coordinator, UNESCO Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education

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Hilary du Cros has taught in Hong Kong and Macau and has conducted research and consulting in the Asia Pacific region over the last 25 years. She has a unique perspective on culture, heritage and arts management, tourism and of sustaining cultural diversity. Dr du Cros also has a long history of active involvement in organizations on a national and international level, such as United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and UNESCO. Hilary has published over 115 works, including books, journal articles, conference papers, monographs and book chapters, and written over 250 consulting reports. Books include one with Yok-shiu F. Lee on Cultural Heritage Management in China (2007) and the popular textbook with Bob McKercher on Cultural Tourism: The Partnership between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management (2002). Forthcoming books will be Cultural Tourism with Bob McKercher (2014) and Arts and Events with Lee Jolliffe (2014).