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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 278
eX treme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts
 in tropical, desert,polar and off-world landscape
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Cairns, Far North Queensland  July 19-21 .

An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 4
th May 2007

1)  ICOMOS Dinner in Canberra
2)  AI Conference
3)  INTO “Heritage and Development” conference
4)  Call for Papers: New Ground: AAC 2007
5)  ANNOUNCEMENT! ICOMOS-APT Symposium and Meeting on Post-World War II Heritage
6)  CCA Significance Publication
7)  Preservation Portal Available to ICOMOS members during Preservation Month
8)  News from HHT NSW
9)  News from ICCROM


1) ICOMOS Dinner in Canberra

The ICOMOS Executive is meeting in Canberra on 12-13 May 2007 and would be delighted to catch up with local ICOMOS members for dinner on Saturday 12 May 2007.

We are planning to have dinner at the Thai Chiang Rai, 48 Giles St Kingston at 7.00pm

If you are interested in joining us please let Leah McKenzie know by 5.00pm Thursday 10 May at 


2) AI Conference
Australia ICOMOS Conference 19th-21st July 2007

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 at


3) INTO “Heritage and Development”

December 3rd-5th, 2007
New Delhi, India

*Members of ICOMOS would be most welcome to attend

International National Trust Organization (INTO) is a forum that enables conservation specialists from around the world to share experiences and best practices, to develop collective strategies, to promote international cooperation, and to build the capacity of new and emerging Trusts. INTO meets every two years to exchange ideas of heritage management, conservation and latest technologies applied in this field and other related issues. The last two international conferences were held in Washington, D.C. in 2005 (hosted by the U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation, with 175 international participants), and in Edinburgh in 2003 (hosted by the National Trust for Scotland, with representation from over 40 countries).

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has been an active member of INTO since 2000, we have contributed major presentations to the Edinburgh and Washington meetings, organized a regional chapter for the Asia- Pacific region, and become an active member of the INTO steering and planning committees. INTACH was founded in 1984 in New Delhi with the vision to stimulate and spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India. INTACH is today the largest membership organization in the country dedicated to conservation. A core professional staff at the headquarters, look after the Divisions, namely, Architectural Heritage, Indian Council for Conservation Institutes (ICCI), Chapters Division, Heritage Education and Communication Services (HECS) Division, Natural Heritage, Cultural Affairs and Heritage Tourism Division. INTACH is a member of many important national and international organizations and has participated in major conferences on conservation, also garnering support through its overseas Chapters in United Kingdom, New York and Belgium. Chapters in Canada and Japan are also in the offing. INTACH’s programmes and projects aim at community development and poverty alleviation with employment generation. (For details see

The main theme of the 12th International Conference of National Trusts will be Heritage and Development with focus on the following sub-themes:
·        Heritage and Globalization
·        Conservation of Heritage in Regions of Conflict and Natural Disasters
·        Heritage Tourism and Conservation
·        Funding for Conservation Projects
·        Regional Cooperation
·        Heritage Education
·        Heritage and Conservation Management
·        Intangible Heritage
·        Legislation for Heritage Conservation
·        Role of National Trusts
The official language of the symposium is English. All papers should be written and presented in English.

Ashok Hotel, New Delhi

$ 500 Only

Submission of paper : April 30, 2007
Last Date for Registration : July 30, 2007

4th December 2007
·                 Visit To Humanyun’s Tomb (A World Heritage Site)
·        Visit To The Red Fort And St. James Church or
·        Visit To The Qutub Minar (World Heritage Site) And Meharauli Archaeological Park
·        Visit To The Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) And Lutyen’s Zone

A number of tours have been arranged
1.      DELHI -  agra  jaipur - DELHI
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
2.      DELHI  gwalior Delhi
Duration: 1 night / 2 days
Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Duration: 2 nights / 3 days

Organized by:
INTACH, 71 Lodhi Estate
New Delhi - 110 003, India
Tel: 2463 1818, 2463 2267, 2463 2269
Fax: 91-11-2461 1290


4) Call for Papers
New Ground:
Australasian Archaeology Conference 2007
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2126 September 2007

Extension of CALL FOR PAPERS - (Closing date:21 May 2007) -

Due to the variety and number of new sessions proposed for the conference we have extended the call for papers until the 21st of May 2007.

This is also a reminder to session organisers that individual submissions must be completed for all papers.

People have embraced the ideas of 'New Ground' and the sessions are looking very exciting. A special emphasis, on this 50th anniversary of the death of Gordon Childe, will be on 'synthesis'. The majority of sessions are designed to encourage cross-cutting participation and in particular we encourage new graduates and infrequent conference-goers to attend. The heart of the conference will be on how together we can break “new ground”.

As previously mentioned New Ground: Australasian Archaeology Conference 2007 will combine the annual conferences of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Inc (AIMA), the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA), the Australian Archaeological Association Inc (AAA) and the Australian Association for Maritime History Inc (AAMH). The Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI) is also formally involved in the conference, with participation by the Australian Rock Art Association (AURA). The conference will be held on the beautiful and easily accessible Camperdown campus of the University of Sydney.

A list of all the sessions is on the website and a draft timetable will shortly be available.

Paper submissions will be accepted via an online form accessible from the website.
Conference Organising Committee
New Ground: Australasian Archaeology Conference
University of Sydney 21-26 September 2007
Visit the website:


ICOMOS-APT Symposium and Meeting on Post-World War II Heritage
21-23 June 2007
IIT Campus, Chicago, Illinois

More than a year in planning, conference organizers are pleased to announce the ICOMOS Joint International Scientific Committee Meeting and Symposium to be held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois on 21 - 23 June 2007.

This gathering and program will consist of three one day components as follows:

June 21 - (Day 1) will include a Symposium and Panel discussion entitled Identification, Advocacy, and Protection of Post-World War II Heritage. The symposium will bring together international and domestic experts with an opportunity for audience participation.

June 22 - (Day 2)will include a tour program will explore Chicago’s skyscraper heritage, and the legacies of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

June 23 - (Day 3) will include meetings of the two ICOMOS International Scientific Committees - one devoted to 20th Century heritage (ISC20C) and the other to preservation engineering (ISCARSAH). Each Committee is comprised of internationally recognized architects, engineers, historians, and scientists, and opportunity is provided for interested North American experts to participate in their collaboration.

Please click on the following weblink for more information: -this isthe official website of ICOMOS ISC20 and the event. The website provides detailed information about this three day event including registration details.Please note that participant registration is limited and we encourage those interested to register as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Chicago, June 21-23, 2007 !


Stephen J. Kelley and T. Gunny Harboe
Symposium and Meeting Co-organizers


6) CCA Significance Publication

The Collections Council of Australia intends to produce a second edition of Significance: a guide to assessing the significance of cultural heritage objects and collections (2001). We aim to broaden the scope of the first edition by including all four major collecting domains i.e. archives and libraries in addition to museums and galleries. We will also update the publication to take account of new developments and resources since 2001.

We would like to hear about your experiences since 2001 in working with the Significance publication and applying the established Significance methodology. Responses to the nine question survey form will inform our planning for a second edition of this publication.

Responses are due by Monday 7 May 2007.
Any one who is familiar with the Significance publication can forward a response to the survey so please forward this message to any one you feel would be willing to contribute.

Advices similar to this one are being distributed via the Collections Council's e-Bulletin and collections sector list- serve, e-bulletins and e-newsletters.

For any queries about the survey please contact Veronica Bullock, Development Officer, on 08 8207 7287 or at
Thank you for your interest in the work of the Collections Council of Australia Ltd.

Evalee Smith
Office Manager
Collections Council of Australia Ltd
PO Box 263
Rundle Mall SA 5000
Tel: + 61 (8) 8207 7287
Fax: + 61 (8) 8207 7207


7) Preservation Portal Available to ICOMOS members during Preservation Month

ICOMOS members worldwide might be interested in knowing that the National Park Service and its 17 cooperating agencies have announced that during National Preservation Month, May 2007, anyone wishing a password to use the special functions of the Historic Preservation Learning Portal ( may login and get one. See press release below.

Also, the HPL Portal is featured in a story in Government Computer News for April 30, 2007. See it at:
And, Computer World has awarded a 2007 Laureate Honor Award on the Portal to honor "those who use information technology to benefit society" !

National Park Service News Release
Award Winning Preservation Website Available to All During the Month of May

WASHINGTON, DC  In celebration of National Preservation Month, the complete resources of the Historic Preservation Learning Portal will be offered to the general public throughout the month of May. The website provides a single access point to acquire information from more than 3,000 sources on historic preservation records, news, training, laws, regulations, policies, case studies, and projects. It was originally designed to supply historic preservation information to 75 different federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.

Basic information from the website can be attained without a password, although acquiring one will permit access to all portal functions and allow users to receive up-dates and save searches. Password directions can be found in the ‘Login’ section of the homepage. Passwords were previously limited to government or military email accounts. At the end of May, a decision will be made on whether or not to restrict passwords again.

The Historic Preservation Learning Portal is a co-operative, inter-agency project designed by the National Park Service in partnership with 17 other federal agencies. The portal is the only internet site that can locate and organize cultural resources information from around the world regardless of language or data format.
‘The portal allows people to learn about similar projects, lessons learned, and best practices before they embark on their own project,’ says Constance Ramirez, Director of the National Park Service’s Federal Preservation Institute. ‘People no longer have to learn by trial and error when preserving our nation’s most significant structures.’

The portal received a 2007 Laureate Award by the ComputerWorld Honors Program. The program recognizes organizations and institutions which play a leading role in the world’s information technology revolution and create the best global practices.

The agencies that have contributed funding for the development of the portal are the National Park Service, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bureau for Immigrant and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Forest Service, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Postal Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Naval Academy.


8) News from HHT NSW
 Bridging Sydney
Don't miss your last chance to see the exhibition!
Bridging Sydney brings together dramatic photographs and paintings with rare and previously unseen alternative bridge and tunnel proposals, plans and sketches in a celebration of the city’s much-loved icon.
Museum of Sydney open daily 9.30am - 5pm

Publication available
Inspired by the 75th anniversary
Bridging Sydney brings together dramatic photographs and paintings with rare and previously unseen alternate bridge and tunnel proposals, plans and sketches in a celebration of the city’s much-loved icon.
Can be Purchased from the NSW Government Online Bookshop


9) News from ICCROM

ICCROM e-News provides updates on what is happening in and around ICCROM.

50th anniversary of ICCROM signing
27 April. Fifty years ago, on 27 April 1957, the Director-General of UNESCO and the Italian Government signed a formal agreement in Paris for the establishment of the 'Rome Centre'.

UNESCO-ICCROM course on preventive conservation in Mongolia
23 April. Heritage professionals from Mongolia and the Russian Federation participated in a course in Mongolia on 'Introduction to Preventive Conservation with Focus on Textile Collections'.

Towards a long-term programme for the conservation of the cultural heritage in Latin America
19 April. Wednesday, 18 April, marked the opening of an expert meeting to define a long-term programme for the conservation of the cultural heritage of Latin America.

International Course on the Conservation of Built Heritage concludes
9 April. During the final weeks of the course, participants learned about conservation treatments and interventions.


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