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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 277
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
2) Have Your Say: the Draft Goat Island Master
3) ANCBS 1st Mayday
4) Revealing the Hidden City: Heritage interpretation, tourism
and development in Viengxai, Laos.
5) Robin Letellier in Memoriam
6) Streetwise Asia - Preliminary Projects for Fund Money
Pratt Fellowships/George Alexander Foundation
Vacant: Built Heritage Specialist
9) Job Opportunity at US
Conference 19th-21st July 2007
1) Conference Latest
eXtreme heritage: managing heritage in the face of climatic
extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar
and off-world landscapes. Registrations are now open! See the conference website
The Conference Organising
Committee and the session Convenors have been busy finalising the conference
program. We are all excited by the range of abstracts received. We are
continuing to add new events to the conference line up. So keep your eye on the
website. Most recently we have accepted a proposal from Robyn Riddett and Dirk
Spennemann for a workshop to be run on Friday 20th Towards an Integrated
Approach to Cultural Heritage Disaster Management.
poster exhibition continues to grow. The Queensland Heritage Council has
generously offered to provide the refreshments. In response to the amount of
interest in the exhibition the university is making more space available and so
we have decided to re-open a call for poster proposals. If you would like to
submit a poster on a recent heritage project the submission page should be live
within the next day or to.
People have already begun to book their post
conference tours so don’t miss out. Spaces on all tours are limited and will be
allocated on a first come first served basis.
In general news from the
far north- the dry season has arrived and in the last week everyone can suddenly
be seen to walk with a spring in their step. The humidity has suddenly dropped,
the sky is a brilliant blue and the clouds are fluffy and white. It is shaping
up well for the conference- just as ordered!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Goat Island, west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is
significant for its complex layering of uses, which include gunpowder storage,
water police station, bubonic plague research and the centre of maritime
operations for Sydney Harbour. The island’s landscape with its outstanding
Georgian Colonial buildings overlayed with maritime infrastructure reveals
important and sometimes tragic associations with eminent and ordinary people,
providing a unique setting to tell their stories. The Island’s role in the
operational management of Port Jackson has contributed to the evolution of
Sydney as one of the great working-harbour cities of the world.
2) Have Your Say: the Draft Goat Island Master
Department of Environment and Climate Change released a Draft Master Plan for
Goat Island on Tuesday 20th March and will be on public exhibition until 11th
June 2007. Comments are invited up until that date.
The vision is for
Goat Island to become an exciting place for visitors a place where they
can experience the story of Sydney Harbour within a site of exceptional heritage
significance. The Master Plan recognises the complex character of the
Island and the range of community aspirations by presenting two options for
achieving this vision.
The options span the spectrum of what is
permissible and acceptable in a national park setting. Neither is
exclusive and the final Plan may well combine aspects of both.
Goat Island Master Plan and a ‘Have Your Say’ feedback form can be viewed at the
House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse (Mon-Fri only)
Cadmans Cottage, 110
George St, Sydney.
Comments can be forwarded to:
Goat Island Draft Master Plan
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Australian National Committee of the Blue
Shield is pleased to announce the first Australian MayDay event. During
May be sure to check your readiness for emergencies that could affect
Australia’s cultural heritage.
3) ANCBS 1st Mayday
Be sure to download the flier for MayDay from
the link below.
To read more about the MayDay event, go to http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/Default.aspx?tabid=38
Collections Council provides the Secretariat for the ANCBS.
Collections Council of
PO Box 263
Rundle Mall SA 5000
Tel: + 61 (8) 8207
Fax: + 61 (8) 8207 7207
4) Revealing the Hidden City: Heritage interpretation,
tourism and development in Viengxai, Laos.
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Thursday 3 rd May
Dr Colin Long, Deputy Director, Cultural
Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Jonathan Sweet, Lecturer, Deakin
University Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies
In this seminar we
discuss the work conducted by CHCAP staff and students in the town of Viengxai
in northeast Laos, the former stronghold of the Lao communist movement during
the liberation struggle of the 1960s and 1970s. In 2006 CHCAP conducted training
and drafted a heritage interpretation plan for the organisation responsible for
the Viengxai caves. We discuss a number of issues, including the role of
heritage tourism in a poverty alleviation development strategy; the challenges
and benefits of cross-cultural education and training; the interpretation
difficulties associated with sites of trauma and political sensitivity, and the
future opportunities for CHCAP students in contributing to the project in Laos.
There is no entry charge and everyone is welcome
Venue: The Blue Room, Building B Room 2.20, Deakin University
(for a map of the campus see http://www.deakin.edu.au/campuses/burwood-map.php
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~From Dinu Bumbaru, Secretary General:
5) Robin Letellier in
The former Director of the ICOMOS
International Secretariat and President of ICOMOS Canada, François Leblanc,
informed us of the sad news of the sudden death of our friend and colleague
Robin Letellier, a person highly regarded for his professional skill and his
great humanity. Well known for his work in the field of documentation of
heritage, carried first at Parks Canada then as an independant expert, Robin had
further explored the subject in his involvement at CIPA where he was Secretary
then Vice-President, and the RecordIM project which he coordinated with the
Getty. He was completing a book on heritage documentation which will soon be
published by the Getty.Robin was also involved since 2003 and the Victoria Falls
meeting, in the work that brought the Scientific Council.
Robin left us
last Friday, 20th April, while he was in Philadelphia to give a graduate course
at the University of Pennsylvania and suffered suddenly a massive stroke. We
will remember him and his teaching.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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
6) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Submissions for the Pratt Fellowship close on
May 28 and the George Alexander on July 16.
7) Pratt Fellowships/George Alexander
applications from across Australia in urban, regional and rural
Have ideas, but not sure if they are suitable for a fellowship
or any other questions?
Call us to talk over your ideas on 03 9882 0055-
we are here to help where we can.
1. THE GEORGE ALEXANDER FOUNDATION/ISS
for trades people and artisans to 35 years of
2.THE PRATT FOUNDATION/ISS INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIP
trades and artisans especially in heritage and sustainability but other
ideas in other professions and trades welcome
Fellowships, Events and
Training and Education
101/685 Burke Road
Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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.
8) 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,
articulateFT 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
9) Job Opportunity at US
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