Managing Director, Sue Hodges Productions
SHP has been in business for over 14 years and has completed over 100 museum and heritage based projects. It is one of the few companies to position heritage interpretation at the forefront of each project so that the site’s values and significance inform all aspects of the work. Each project will be customised to the client’s needs.
Sue brings extensive experience in the fields of history, heritage interpretation, sustainable tourism and museum and exhibition development. Before establishing SHP in 2001, she worked as a historian for a wide variety of public and private sector organisations, including Museum Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the National Museum of Australia, the Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands and Heritage Victoria. She is the author of Hands-on- History (2006), a fun and practical guide to making history fun for students that are linked to the ACT curriculum, and worked for four years in the ACT on the ‘Heritage in Schools’ project.
Sue’s work at SHP has encompassed all aspects of heritage projects, from concept planning to implementation. Her academic expertise lies in capacity building through heritage interpretation, economic modelling for cultural heritage, sustainable heritage tourism, reconstruction in heritage and Sites of Conscience. She has overseen all of SHP’s projects including business cases, interpretation plans, installations, exhibitions, signage, public artwork and heritage trails.
Sue also plays an active role in the professions of history and interpretation nationally and internationally. She is President of the ICOMOS International Committee on the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP), a Member of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, an invited expert speaker at the 40th and 41st Sessions of the World Heritage Committee and President of Interpretation Australia from 2010 to 2013 and an Executive Committee Member of Australia ICOMOS from 2012-2015. She was and is currently working with the University of Technology, Sydney, to devise an international course in heritage interpretation with the University of Highlands and Islands (Scotland); the University of Kansas (USA) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). The aim of this course is to partner with ICOMOS in Europe to deliver ‘best practice’ heritage training internationally.
Sue has also conducted training in interpretation in Slovenia, Korea, Croatia, Romania, Scotland and Malaysia and has participated in several ICOMOS and Interpret Europe conferences