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Vinod Daniel

Head, Cultural Heritage and Science Initiatives, Australian Museum; Chairman, AusHeritage; and Vice Chairman, ICOM-Committee for Conservation

Vinod Daniel is head of Cultural Heritage & Science Initiatives section of the Australian Museum in Sydney. He is currently responsible for the DNA laboratory, scanning electron microscopy, scientific publications, materials conservation, cultural collections and community engagement and Australian Museum business services. Mr. Vinod is also the chairman of AusHeritage (Australia's international heritage network established by the federal government). He is a Board member of the Australia-India Council (Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade), vice chairman of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation, and president of the Centre for Environmental Education. Before joining the Australian Museum, he worked for the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He has initiated and managed a number of major projects in the Australasia Pacific Region and has published and presented more than fifty technical papers. He received a master of technology degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and an M.Sc. in chemistry from the Texas Christian University, USA.

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