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Registrations are now open! www.aicomos.com
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 276
REGISTRATION Now Open
eX treme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes,
natural disasters and military conflicts
in tropical, desert,polar and
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Far North Queensland July 19-21 .
information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
3) ICOMOS Shared Built Heritage Conference - Cape Town, South
4) "Heritage Museums and the city"
5) Streetwise Asia
- Preliminary Projects for Fund Money
6) New DVD edition The Best in
7) Victorian Stucco: Practical Workshop
Victorian Stucco: Seminar
9) Australia ICOMOS New Membership
10) Expressions of Interest: Report on Guns and
11) Situation Vacant: Senior Heritage
12) Situation Vacant: Built Heritage Specialist
13) Job Opportunity at US ICOMOS
ICOMOS Conference 19th-21st July 2007
1) Registrations are now open!
eXtreme heritage: managing
heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military
conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world
Registrations are now open!
conference is being held in peak tourist season which is great news for enjoying
Cairns and all it has to offer however it would be wise to book your travel and
accommodation as soon as possible to secure the best choices. We strongly
recommend that you book your accommodation in the Trinity Beach area and the
website has some specials open to conference delegates. If you choose instead to
book in Cairns city don’t forget to factor in transport and you night want to
hire a car for flexibility (there are many budget car rental companies in Cairns
in addition to the major companies). Make sure you leave enough time to enjoy
the wonderful options of rainforest, reef and savannah on offer and certainly
allow time to take the opportunity for the tailored post conference tours which
are offered at cost with free tour guiding from local experts.
time to have a look at the conference website www.aicomos.com and check
out the great pre and post conference tours! We have created options to suit
every budget from $35 to $1700.
Session Convenors are busy reviewing all
the abstracts and the full program will be posted to the web in the next few
weeks and it is anticipated that additional free events will be added over that
time as well.
The Conference Organising Committee is looking forward to
seeing you all here in Cairns! If you have any website related issues contact
the conference managers WSM directly -their details are one the website. If you
have any Cairns related questions or suggestions for the conference don’t
hesitate to contact the convenor firstname.lastname@example.org
on Show is an installation of six windmills erected on the Bridge Street
Campus of the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (SQIT). The installation was
funded by the Queensland Government Art Built-In program. The SQIT campus was
previously the showgrounds of the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS). During the
annual RAS Shows, numerous windmills were erected on the site for the
information of visitors. Over the years postcards of popular designs have the
showgrounds as a background. The installation recognises also the long and
celebrated involvement of the Toowoomba Foundry whose Southern Cross
Windmills became world famous. SQIT has a long history of trade training for
persons working for the foundry.
2) Windmills Windfest
Many persons who were or had been
associated with the manufacture, erection and maintenance of windmills
contributed to the execution of Windmills on Show. While technical
information on windmills has been well documented the memories and reminiscences
of persons working in this essential industry have not been recorded.
are taking advantage of the official launch of Windmills on Show during
Heritage Week 2007 to hold a two day seminar-oral history workshop
Windmill Windfest on windmills in Queensland. Registration will take
place from 9am at Cobb+Co Museum on Friday 18 May 2007. It will be followed by
the official launch of Windmills on Show at 10am, and the Seminar will
commence at 11am.
Eminent authorities on windmills and
the architect/designer of the installation will participate:
Lindsay Baker, Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of the W.K. Gordon
Center for Industrial History of Texas, Tarleton State University, Texas, USA
and editor of the Windmillers’ Gazette, a quarterly journal for
the ‘preservation of America’s Wind Power History and Heritage’;
Malcolm Walter, Secretary of the Morawa District Historical Society, Morowa,
Western Australia, (Australia’s pre-eminent windmill museum) and editor of the
Windmill Journal, a quarterly journal concerned with the history
of Australian and New Zealand windmills.
Dr Bruce Millett,
Associate Dean, Faculty of Business, USQ (who has written extensively on the
Mr Russell Hall, architect and designer of
Windmills on Show
Other speakers are being negotiated. Experienced
oral historians will assist with recording.
Day 1 will comprise
lectures on the installation, windmills in an international and Australian
context, and in Queensland. Day 2 will comprise parallel sessions of
structured and recorded interviews on the design, manufacture, erection, use,
maintenance and social impact of windmills. These sessions will be led by
experts with two or three interviewees (drawn from foundry staff, erectors,
maintenance persons, windmill collectors, owners etc) in front of an audience
who can also ask questions or contribute stories.
anticipated that up to 20 hours of audio/digital recordings will be produced.
The masters will be deposited in a manuscript library but it is hoped that
copies can be made available to interested persons at the cost of
It is not intended that transcripts would be produced but this
might be subject to a later grant application. All participants at the seminar
will be required to sign a release for the future use of the
People who have been associated with the
windmill industry, historians, museum curators, collectors and other interested
persons are invited to attend this seminar.
and afternoon teas and lunches will be provided. An optional BBQ dinner is
available on Friday 18 May 2007 at a cost of $20 per head (including GST).
Please indicate if you will be attending the dinner on the registration
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Contact Cobb+Co Museum by phone on
07 4639 1971 or email email@example.com
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3) ICOMOS Shared Built Heritage Conference
Town, South Africa
The ICOMOS Shared Built Heritage International Scientific
Committee will be hosting a conference to take place in Cape Town prior to the
ICOMOS Advisory Committee meeting in Pretoria.
The conference will
address issues relating to mutual architectural heritage and the benefits of
closer engagement in the conservation of these resources and the exchange of
expertise. The programme will include contributions from local and international
speakers, as well as visits to relevant heritage sites.
information on the conference is available from Ashley Lillie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 84 416
Fax: +27 0866 127884
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Settimo Torinese, 25-28 May
4) "Heritage Museums and the
Deadline of registration sending in: 30/04/2007.
last ten years the Foundation “Esperienze di cultura metropolitana”,
which promotes historical and cultural activities in the city, and the
Settimo Torinese City Council have been involved in a unique experience
of recovery and development of cultural memory and awareness in the city of
Settimo Torinese. The Foundation and the City Council, in collaboration with the
Laboratorio ecomusei della Regione Piemonte, (the Heritage Museum
Workshop of Piedmont), is now inviting representatives of cities in Italy and
abroad to a conference in order to present the results of this experience and to
stimulate debate with others interested in the same issues of heritage and in
the collaboration between the government agencies involved in these
projects. Like many other Italian cities, Settimo experienced the very
difficult transition from rural village to industrial town. Later many
industrial plants were moved outside the residential areas, a process which has
occurred in many other towns. All these changes have generated in the community
a deep need to redefine its identity and to rediscover and highlight the
cultural features of the city.
In recent years one of the
main aims of the Settimo City Council has been the realization of a
multi-faceted cultural system. Some of our achievements are the renovation of
the Mulino Nuovo mill (Freidano Heritage Museum) which shows the variety
and complexity of the traditional activities in the area, the creation of the
Casa dell’Arte e dell’Architettura, an excellent art and architecture
museum, and of the Casa della Musica, an important centre for the
production, performance and enjoyment of music. In addition to these permanent
facilities, we are also in the process of setting up the new Biblioteca Civica
Multimediale (Multimedia City Library). It will be the central library of the
north-east area, within the overall City Library System. We are also working on
a project called “Ecomuseo del Frediano”, a heritage museum dedicated to
the old customs and traditions of “Ecotempo” also constitutes a marker of
identity for the residents and an important symbol for visitors to the city.
Together with the city’s original inhabitants, it will promote the recovery of
the memory of Settimo’s past. This project expresses our desire for sustainable
development, both cultural and economic.
The conference “Un ecomuseo,
una città” , (Heritage Museum for a City) will begin on Friday 25 and will
finish on the morning of Monday, May 28 2007. Through this event Settimo
Torinese hopes to open up a debate about the many issues relating to heritage
and collective memory which the city has dealt with over the last decades.
Fondazione Esperienze di Cultura Metropolitana Città di
Piazza della Libertà, 4
10036 Settimo Torinese
tel. +39 011 8028238 fax +39 011 8028389
segreteria organizzativa: Dott.ssa Anna Maria Ghiberti
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Thanks to all those who have been donating to the
Streetwise Asia Fund. The response has been very positive. The
Streetwise Asia Fund aims to assist small scale education and
conservation projects in Asia. Several projects have now been identified
for funding in conjunction with Richard Engelhardt, the UNESCO Regional Adviser
for Culture for Asia and the Pacific. The following are currently under
5) Streetwise Asia - Preliminary Projects for Fund
Library and Learning Resource Centre, Champasak, Lao PDR - this French
colonial heritage building requires conservation work and will house a community
library and resource centre within the World Heritage Site of Vat Phou and
Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape. Funds
have been already obtained for the restoration of the roof and walls of this
building. However for the library to become operational conservation of the
remarkable timber doors and windows is required.
complex in Lao PDR: UNESCO currently has a program where modest assistance has
been provided for conservation of the decorative arts at important temple sites
in Luang Prabang, Pakse, and Souvannakhomkham in Bokeo -. The Streetwise
Asia project would concentrate on the conservation of the heritage buildings
that house the training centres and schools. These buildings require
maintenance and conservation, and modest funds would make a substantial
difference to them.
I would really appreciate if ICOMOS members
could consider a donation to the fund however modest. The partner
body Australind now provides the tax effective framework. My vision
continues to be to put the proceeds of my Streetwise Asia book to
real conservation projects in Asia, to involve the local community in the
process, particularly school children which both the above projects would
For information on the fund and how to donate, please
contact Elizabeth Vines at email@example.com . All
donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
Liz can also provide more
information on the above projects together with photographs.
ELIZABETH VINES, Fund Coordinator
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Each year in Dubrovnik ''The Best in Heritage’’ event
gives survey of the World's best museum, heritage and conservation
6) New DVD edition The Best in Heritage
More than 70 awarded museums, heritage and conservation
projects were documented on 3 multimedia interactive DVDs.
edition of The Best in Heritage 5 contains 22 presentations featuring in full
length the video recording of all presentations, full screen slides of each
presentation, summaries in text format and intuitive navigation, offering
abundance of excellent information.
It is completely interactive
so you may enjoy freedom of choice and interest.
The whole content is in
It is, we firmly believe, an extraordinary teaching tool and a very
useful insight into the contemporary quality theory and practice of
growing heritage profession(s).
Previous editions of The Best in Heritage
DVDs, as well as more information www.heritage.novena.hr
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A one-day practical event is to be run at
Holmesglen TAFE on 27thApril in conjunction with (but independent from) the
Victorian Stucco seminar. This event provides an intimate introduction to the
materials and application techniques. Bookings direct to
7) Victorian Stucco
As part of the Victorian Stucco Seminar, a
practical workshop in Solid Plastering has been organised for those who wish to
view practical demonstrations develop skills in lime and cement based internal
and external traditional finishes
A series of practical
demonstrations and workshops covering:
- Application of lime based
- Lime based finishes
- External finishes
- Running cement
- Casting in cement and plaster
Institute of TAFE (Chadstone Campus, Building 4)
Friday 27 April 2007
For more information and to register please
Building and Construction Department, Holmesglen Institute of
03 9564 1909
cordially invited to register for the "Victorian Stucco Seminar"
8) Victorian Stucco Seminar
Melbourne Town Hall
On Saturday 28th April 2007
from 9.00am to
Stucco (exterior cement plaster decoration) is a characteristic
feature of many heritage places in Victoria. A substantial number of high
Victorian and Boom-style buildings are finished in stucco - some of it
apparently never painted. In 2006 South Melbourne Town Hall, its stucco facades
and Mansard roof restoration (RBA Architects), won the RAIA John George Knight
Award For Heritage Architecture. Research undertaken in conjunction with the
conservation of South Melbourne Town Hall highlighted some gaps in existing
knowledge about Victorian stucco, disappearing skills and practices in working
with stucco, and the need for ongoing research and dissemination of
The purpose of the seminar is to draw together and
disseminate the available body of knowledge of Victorian stucco, and to promote
high standards in research and conservation.
This event and the program
content is convened by Donald Ellsmore, APT and facilitated by ISS Institute
Early Bird rate is $135 for those who register and pay prior to 16th April 2007.
APT members - the fee is
APT Australia Chapter E firstname.lastname@example.org
Convenor: Donald Ellsmore
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and
encourages applications to be made to the Secretariat. The membership forms and
details are available on the web page www.icomos.org/australia and from Nola
Miles at the Secretariat, email email@example.com . Existing members are
often involved in encouraging new members to join and in providing nominations,
so it is important that they are aware of the procedures.
9) Australia ICOMOS New Membership
professional organization, Australia ICOMOS takes pride in its membership. We
have an established process for members applications and a number of categories
of membership to cater for people with different levels of experience and
interests. For full international members, the application requirements are more
onerous and include:
· At least three years
professional experience with a core focus on heritage conservation;
Demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra
Charter and the Ethical Commitment Statement;
· A completed
application form with signed nominations by two financial, Full International
Members of ICOMOS;
· A brief (50-100
words) statement from one of your nominators supporting your application;
· A statement of
relevant professional experience;
· A full Curriculum
· Payment of the
The statement of relevant professional experience is an
important component of the application as it allows applicants to demonstrate
the required experience focussed on heritage conservation, especially the use of
the Burra Charter and ability to practice within the Ethical Commitment
Statement. It is different from the standard CV.
All applications are
received at the Secretariat and referred to the Executive Committee for
consideration. Completed applications must be received three weeks before the
Executive Committee meeting date to allow consideration otherwise they are held
over to the next meeting.
Please contact the Membership Secretary, Helen
Lardner on firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is required.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Guns and Cannon
10) Expressions of Interest:
Report on Guns and
The City of Warrnambool
and its partners, the Moyne and Glenelg Shires in south-west Victoria are
seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified conservators and
historians for the preparation of a report on the guns and cannon associated
with the 1880s Batteries at Warrnambool (Flagstaff Hill), Port Fairy and
Portland and certain other historical armament. The report will assess the
significance, integrity and condition of the armament and their mountings, make
detailed recommendations on their conservation and management, indicate
preliminary costings and comment on other peripheral issues. The report is
likely to be used as the basis for future funding applications and long term
planning. Copies of the draft brief can be obtained from Heritage Matters
Pty Ltd, which acts as heritage adviser to the three municipalities. The
brief will be incorporated into a standard Lump Sum Contract administered by the
City of Warrnambool. Please contact Dr Timothy Hubbard for further
information on (03) 5568 2623 or email@example.com. This stage of
the project is expected to be completed by the end of July.
Architect/Specialist required to join our award-winning multi-skilled Heritage
Group. The successful applicant will have a degree in building
conservation and/or architecture and extensive experience in research,
assessment, report writing, preparation of conservation management plans as well
as management of heritage projects. You will enjoy a wide variety of
heritage projects including built, cultural and natural landscapes in a friendly
and professional environment.
11) Situation Vacant
Salary will be commensurate with
Please forward your CV to Kassandra Cant, Executive
Assistant, Conybeare Morrison International, firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Opus International Consultants Limited is New Zealand’s
largest and most dynamic multidisciplinary consultancy with offices in New
Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. We have an excellent
opportunity for you to join our enthusiastic heritage team based within the
Environmental Management Group in Hamilton.
12) Situation Vacant:
Built Heritage Specialist
Hamilton offers a vibrant
and diverse café and restaurant scene, and is within easy travelling distance of
some of New Zealand’s best beaches, lakes and mountains. The Opus office is
within 15 minutes drive of most residential living areas in Hamilton.
The Heritage Consultant will work in a team, to deliver quality services
to a wide range of clients including local government agencies, who have
responsibility over heritage assets. These can encompass a range of
heritage places including archaeological sites, buildings, cemeteries, bridges
and other structures that have heritage status.
We are looking for
someone with appropriate qualifications and experience in heritage
conservation. The job will involve assisting clients with the
identification, preservation, enhancement and management of heritage assets,
including heritage inventories and conservation plans. In particular, we are
looking for a specialist in built heritage, with knowledge of colonial
architecture, and eligible for membership of ICOMOS (NZ). Remuneration
will be based on qualifications and experience.
All applications will be
treated confidentially and should include details of experience and
qualifications, as well as personal interests and achievements. Applications
close on 11th May 2007.
Please send your application or requests
for position descriptions to:
PO Box 12003
Visit our website at www.opus.co.nz.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~US/ICOMOS, a DC-based non-profit membership
organization dedicated to international heritage preservation, seeks energetic,
articulate FT Development Officer with 3-5 year fundraising experience in
building solid donor base& proven success in soliciting and closing gifts.
Position reports directly to the Executive Director. Self-sufficiency &
motivation + creative thinking are key, as is willingness to travel & work
with staff & a volunteer national Board. Communications & computer
skills a must. Benefits competitive, salary commensurate to experience. Send CV
to 202-842-1861 (FAX) or GARAOZ@USICOMOS.ORG
13) Job Opportunity at US
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