Rebekka Hocking, Senior Project Manager | Historical Heritage + Conservation
MA Cultural Material Conservation, BA
MA, Cultural Material Conservation, Objects, 2017
BA, Ancient World Studies and Italian, 2014
In 2018 Rebekka joined Andrew Long + Associates as Assistant Artefact Manager on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project, after completing her Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation (Objects) at the University of Melbourne. Since then, she has been managing historical heritage projects, leading the historical project team and has expanded the variety of services ALA provide by establishing a conservation department within the company.
Rebekka has extensive fieldwork experience both nationally and internationally. Her project management experience is primarily within historical heritage legislative frameworks, encompassing all aspects of historical consent processes, as well as preparing predictive assessments and site cards. Her strengths in consulting with regulatory bodies, developers and community stakeholders see her consistently achieve positive outcomes for historical heritage.
With a strong focus on historical heritage, Rebekka has worked on the conservation of wall paintings and historical archaeological artefacts in Victoria, as well as ancient archaeological artefacts in Greece and Italy. In 2019 Rebekka consolidated her skills as a conservator, working in Greece under an International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship. Her highly developed skills in both historical archaeology and object conservation ensure best practice artefact management from excavation through to long term storage.
Rebekka is listed as a cultural heritage advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic), and as a Conservator on Heritage Victoria’s directory of heritage consultants. She is also a member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).