Barbara H.C. Reeve 12 CPHD, FIIC, M.ICOMOS
Education: Bronx High School of Science followed by BA, Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology, (Bryn Mawr College) and BSc, Archaeological Conservation and Materials Science (University of London).
A member of the Australian Passive House Association, and qualified owner-builder in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Barbara gained certification as a Passivhaus Consultant in January 2021. She is designing a Passivhaus Plus house to replace her existing 1962 double brick home in Canberra, Australia.
Barbara’s professional career highlights include archaeological fieldwork, heritage building and objects' conservation, and collections storage, management, and development for individuals and museums in the USA, England, Italy, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Syria, and Australia, culminating in appointments as the inaugural Head of Conservation, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, (1993-1998), then Head, Collection Services, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (1998 - 2017).
A Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, Cambridge, Barbara spent March - June 2010 studying eco-effectiveness in the heritage sector. Focusing on low-energy, low-VOC, low-carbon-footprint museum and archival storage in Europe, she visited museums and collection storage facilities in England, Wales, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and France, and attended: the '14th International Passive House Conference' and Site Visits (Dresden); the Global Forum: 'Business Solutions for Sustainability' (Stockholm); the '9th Indoor Air Quality Meeting' and 'European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action 42 Workshop' (Chalon-sur-Saône); the 'Museum climate in the context of Global Climate Change' conference (Copenhagen); and the ICON conference, 'CF10: Conservation in focus' (Cardiff); as well as lectures on sustainability and sustainable design at Cambridge University’s School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.