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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) Shanghai Old and New: City of Dreams: Great Cities
of the East
3) Building Blocks
4) Valuing the Historic
Environment: 3rd Colloquium
5) Modernism at Risk: A World Monuments
6) Government Media Release: New appointments to the
Australian Heritage Council.
7) Position Vacant: ISSI Inc: Business
and Programs Manager
NourissierIt is with great sadness that we have learned
of the recent death of Gilles Nourissier (France).
Many Australia ICOMOS
members will remember Gilles best as a current member of the ICOMOS
International Executive Committee, where he has been a wonderful and creative
colleague, concerned with the highest standards in our fields, and with the
transformation of the working style, ethics and inclusiveness of ICOMOS
In my experience, Gilles looked for effective things to do,
focusing on the desired outcomes and working with great collegiate spirit. One
of his most obvious legacies for ICOMOS is nearing completion - the web-based
ICOMOS International database, which will assist everyone in the smooth running
of the many different parts of our organisation, promote the benefits of ICOMOS
membership, and enable the organisation to more directly involve and effectively
use its diverse and talented global membership.
Gilles was also an
active member of the ICOMOS ISC for Training and ICOMOS France. He was the
founder of the Ecole d'Avignon and a passionate advocate for and facilitator of
conservation training, particularly for craftspeople and architects, both in
France and further afield. A recent publication was the Manual for the
Conservation and Rehabilitation of Traditional Architecture in
In all of these fields and networks of conservation
practitioners, Gilles Nourissier will be sadly missed.
2) Shanghai Old and New: City of
DreamsGreat Cities of the East
Seminar presented by The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA)
26 May 2007
Coles Theatre, Powerhouse Museum
The Asian Arts Society of
Australia (TAASA) provides a forum for enthusiasts and experts to share their
interest in, and pursue the study of, a wide range of arts from the entire Asian
Shanghai Before 1843
Foundations Of Western Shanghai
Collecting and the Art Market in Early Twentieth Century Shanghai
Nightlife and Modernity in Interwar Shanghai: Dancehalls and the
Transformation of Chinese Urban Society 1919-1937
Andrew Field is
a Lecturer at the School of History, University of NSW. He has a BA in Asian
Studies from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and a PhD in East Asian languages
and cultures from Columbia University, New York. His publications include
Selling Souls in Sin City: Singing and Dancing Hostesses in Shanghai, 1920-1949,
in Yingjin Zhang (ed.) Cinema and Urban Culture in Republican China (Stanford
University Press, 1999). He is currently preparing a manuscript for publication
on the nightlife culture of Interwar Shanghai and an edited volume with
co-editors James Farrer and Matthew Chew, entitled China by Night (Routledge,
James Hayes is a former member of TAASA committee who specializes
in Late Imperial China. His most recent publications are South China Village
Culture (Oxford University Press, China, 2001) and The Great Difference:Hong
Kong’s New Territories and its People 1898-2004 (Hong Kong University Press,
2006). He also contributed to Dr. Liu Yang’s volume The Poetic Mandarin: Chinese
Calligraphy from the James Hayes Collection (Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, 2005).
He has a doctorate in Chinese studies from London University, and an Hon. D.Litt
from Hong Kong University.
Claire Roberts is a Research Fellow in
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU, and Senior Curator, Asian
Decorative Arts and Design, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She recently completed a
PhD on artist Huang Binhong (1865-1955) whose life charted the turbulent
evolution of twentieth century Chinese culture. Her most recent publication, The
Great Wall of China, edited with Geremie R Barme (Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing,
2006), accompanied a major exhibition of the same title for which she was
The Honourable James Spigelman AC holds Arts and Law degrees
from the University of Sydney. He commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar
in 1980 and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and Acting Solicitor
General of NSW in 1997. He was appointed Chief Justice of New South Wales and
Lieutenant Governor in 1998. Prior to this appointment, he was on the boards of
a range of public institutions devoted to the arts and education. He is the
author of Secrecy (1972), Becket and Henry (2004) and co-author of The Nuclear
Barons (1981). During the 1980's he conducted research on the history of Western
Shanghai, an interest revived by recent contact with China’s
Anne Warr is an architect who has lived in Shanghai since
2003. She is a graduate of University of NSW and University of York, UK where
she earned an MA in Heritage Conservation. She worked for ten years as Heritage
Manager for the NSW Government then as Heritage Manager for the City of Sydney.
Anne has written articles about Shanghai for local and international magazines
and has been commissioned by Watermark Press to write an Architecture Guide to
Shanghai (due for publication in mid-2007). She started a tour guiding business
www.walkshanghai.com. and is a founding member of ‘Save
Shanghai Heritage’, a volunteer group producing walking tour brochures of
Shanghai’s twelve Conservation Areas. The first brochure on the Jewish Ghetto
area was published in 2006.
For Registrations and more info:
189 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove NSW 2069
Tel/Fax 02 9417
TAASA website www.taasa.org.au
BLOCKSInterpretation Australia Association National
November 6-9, 2007 Darling Harbour, Sydney
IAA National Conference BUILDING BLOCKS is being constructed to consider every
aspect of interpretation.
A solid layer of natural values will underpin
the gathering with Aboriginal heritage as a foundation stone. Other tiers of
value will be considered with practical workshops at several industrial and
built heritage sites and cultural landscapes.
The Conference Planning
Team will assemble a compelling mixture of Australian and international speakers
to provoke debate on contemporary issues in interpretation such as: conflicting
perceptions; the challenge of interpreting to Generation Y; interpretive public
art;and moveable heritage.
Find out more by visiting the BUILDING BLOCKS
website at: www.interpretationaustralia.asn.au/conference2007/
You'll find the call for presentations under "News".
4) Valuing the Historic
Environment: 3rd Colloquium'Valuing the Historic
Environment' is a new, cross disciplinary research cluster for the discussion of
frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments.
The cluster will meet at three one day colloquia to take place between January
and July 2007 and on an online discussion board, available from the cluster www
Detailed notes documenting the discussion at each colloquium will also be
available from the cluster www. We aim for the activities of this cluster to
lead to further research connections, collaborations, opportunities and outputs,
with the potential to influence academic debate and policy formulation.
The third colloquium associated with this cluster takes place on the 6th
July 2007. The main focus of the colloquium is 'Museumisation and Historic
There are a limited number of places available, there is
no cost to attend but we are not normally able to pay expenses. Expressions of
interest in attending should briefly describe how the persons experience will
enable them to make a significant contribution to debate in the colloquia.
Expressions of interest should be sent to Anna Woodham at email@example.com.
The closing date for expressions of interest in attendance for Colloquium 3 is
Colloquia details are as follows:
and Historic Environments' - 6th July 2007
Keynote: David Lowenthal,
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University College London,
'Patrons, Populists, Apologists: crises in heritage stewardship and display'.
Other Speakers: Liz Stewart, National Museums Liverpool, 'Building
Understanding: National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool's Historic
Dr. Lisanne Gibson, Department of Museum Studies,
University of Leicester, title to be announced.
and others to be
Location: University of Leicester
You can find further
details about the research cluster at
Project Assistant - Preserving Historic
5) Modernism at Risk Only decades after their design
and construction, great works of Modern architecture are being lost to neglect,
deterioration, and demolition. While the issue of preserving Modern landmarks is
gaining prominence in public discourse, the threats they face continue to grow.
Monuments Fund Program
To address these threats, the World Monuments Fund launched Modernism at
Risk, an advocacy and conservation program, in 2006 with founding support from
• Innovative design solutions to save Modern buildings
slated for demolition.
• Financial assistance for selected conservation
projects at endangered Modern landmarks.
• Exhibitions and lectures developed
in collaboration with museums and educational institutions to raise public
awareness and combat the public apathy that threatens so many Modern
• The World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, http://www.wmf.org/knoll.html to be
awarded biennially, to a designer or design firm in recognition of projects that
preserve Modern landmarks and raise public awareness of their importance in the
context of our architectural heritage.
The World Monuments Fund/Knoll
Modernism Prize will be awarded biennially, beginning in 2008, to a design
professional or firm in recognition of an innovative design solution that
preserves or enhances a Modern landmark. The Prize may be awarded for an
individual project or body of work and is intended to raise awareness of the
influential role that Modernism plays in our architectural heritage. The jury
will be composed of five members, including representatives of WMF and Knoll and
three professionals chosen jointly by the WMF and Knoll from the fields of
architecture, journalism, and related areas.
To submit a nomination,
please send WMF:
• A narrative description (up to 500 words) of the Modern
landmark’s significance and of the project or body of work that preserves and
enhances the landmark.
• Name and contact information of the nominator and of
the design professional or firm being nominated.
• Six photos of the Modern
landmark (three before and three after).
• Other relevant information (e.g.
news articles, reviews, etc).
If you would like to
request assistance for a site, you must submit a Request for Assistance (RFA).
If you would like receive an RFA by mail, please call +1 646 424-9594 or write
Requests for Assistance
are accepted on a rolling basis. All requests are evaluated for compatibility
with WMF's mission and priorities as well as available funding sources. Projects
determined to be eligible for funding or technical assistance through WMF
programs will be notified. Incomplete applications are not
Electronic submissions are preferred, but hard copies of
applications and printed images or slides are accepted. Please note WMF's image
requirements (described in Part II of the RFA).
You may also nominate a
site to the World Monuments Watch http://www.wmf.org/watch.html list of 100
Most Endangered Sites.
WMF supports planning, documentation, and
conservation implementation projects at a wide variety of sites around the
world. Generally, WMF does not support rebuilding, anastylosis, or ongoing
maintenance. WMF does not support archaeological excavation, conservation of
movable objects, or sites that are privately owned.
For Peak Heritage Body
6) Government Media Release
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Minister for the
Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull today announced new
appointments to the Australian Heritage Council.
“I am very pleased to
announce Mr Tom Harley will continue as chairman of the Australian Heritage
Council for another three-year-term,” Mr Turnbull said.
“Mr Harley has
played a pivotal role in ensuring the successful implementation of the new
“Three other Council members, Dr Jane Lennon AM, Dr
Denis Saunders AM and Dr Gaye Sculthorpe have been re-appointed for a further
18-months. The Hon Richard Lewis will continue in his role as an associate
“I am also very pleased to announce three new appointments to
the Council. Mr Rodney Dillon, Dr Libby Mattiske and Mr Howard Tanner are
heritage experts and each brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Dillon is a researcher and national steering committee member for the
Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. He has worked extensively with
Indigenous cultural heritage at local, state and national levels.
Mattiske is a former Commissioner of the Australian Heritage Commission and a
former Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian National Parks and Nature
Conservation Authority. She has had extensive involvement in the heritage
conservation of Australian flora and vegetation.
“Mr Tanner is a leading
Sydney architect. He was former Chairman of the Heritage Council of NSW and is
currently Chairman of the Foundation for the Historic Houses Trust of NSW. Mr
Tanner has also worked as an architectural heritage advisor for several
significant Australian buildings including Old Parliament House, Canberra and
Sydney Town Hall.
“I’d also like to thank outgoing members, Mr Roger
Beale AO, Mr Michael Kennedy and Dr Richard Walley OAM, for their valuable
contribution particularly in relation to the development of the National
“I look forward to continuing to work with the Council to
help identify, protect and promote Australia’s national heritage.”
more information on the Australian Heritage Council visit www.environment.gov.au
7) Position VacantBusiness and Programs
Specialised Skills Institute Inc
• Office located in Camberwell
• Dynamic team
• Full time position. $48,000 - $55,000
Specialised Skills Institute Inc (ISS Institute) is seeking a dynamic individual
as part of their successful and growing team. This is an excellent opportunity
to diversify your career and unite your passion for sales and
Since 1990 ISS Institute, an independent, national
organisation, has provided opportunities for Australian industry and commerce to
gain best-in-the-world skills and experience in traditional and leading-edge
technology, design, innovation and management capabilities.
identifies skill deficiencies and meeting associated need through its ‘Overseas
Skill Acquisition Plan (Fellowship Program)’, events, education and training
activities and consultancy services.
ISS Institute has been integral to
the success of organisations and individuals seeking solutions with regard to
optimising and enhancing existing abilities and establishing new directions and
strategies for workplace practices.
You will be responsible
for managing ISS Institute’s ‘Overseas Fellowship Program’, education
training activities and events as well as developing and building new and
within industry, government, education/training
institutions and firms. Your overall purpose will be to provide an extremely
high level of service and create a higher level of awareness with clients and
If you’re looking for a face paced, supportive, consultative and
autonomous role in which you can develop your sales and management skills - this
is the role for you.
To be successful it is envisaged that
you will have:
• Strong relationship building skills and have a strong focus
on customer service.
• Superior skills to research, identify and establish
new contacts with industry, government, education/training institutions and
• Highly developed commercial acumen and strategic planning
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
project and time management skills.
• Good client relationship management
skills both internally and externally.
• Excellent writing and editing skills
ie reports, brochure copy, training materials.
• Advanced computer skills,
• Excellent face-to-face and cold calling skills.
Marketing, presentation, event management and business
If you have the capabilities to meet this
position, then email your CV and a minimum of three referees to
firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate consideration. Enquiries to 03 9882
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