• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Rebecca Repper's research interests focus on collecting history and management of cultural heritage collections. She is particularly interested in collection data, particularly photograph collections, and how documentation methodologies can facilitate access/use and create new understandings. This was the focus of her PhD research, which analysed the documentation practices Western Australian photograph collections through the application of CIDOC-CRM.

She is currently a Research Associate with the ARC Linkage Project 'Wrecks, Encounters and Peoples: Mobilising Dutch East India Company (VOC) Collections for New Global Stories' (LP210300960, University of Western Australia).

Rebecca has worked as an aerial archaeologist in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and managed historical and digital photograph collections and site data associated with the archaeology and heritage of those regions. She was previously a research assistant with the 'Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa' Project at the School of Archaeology at University of Oxford and the 'Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East' (APAAME) Project at the University of Western Australia.

She has experience in Roman and Middle East artefacts and archaeology, collection and archival research, digitisation and database management/registration, and aerial photograph and remote sensing interpretation for archaeology. She has participated in archaeological fieldwork in Spain, England, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

History, Doctor of Philosophy, Not Just an Image: understanding Western Australian photograph collection documentation through interoperability with CIDOC CRM, The University of Western Australia

27 Feb 201726 Oct 2023

Award Date: 1 May 2024

Museum Studies, Masters, Macquarie University

Award Date: 21 Sept 2011

Classics and Ancient History, BA (Hons) (1st Class), The Temple of Bel at Palmyra: a study in context of the Babylonian cult of Bel, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 31 Mar 2008

Industry keywords

  • Tourism
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Social and Welfare Issues
  • Government

Research expertise keywords

  • Photographs
  • Archives/Collections
  • Aerial Archaeology
  • Collection Management
  • Aerial photography
  • Archaeology of the Middle East


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