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eXtreme Heritage Update
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 281
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) NSW and ACT members: World Heritage Day talk -
Friday 15th June in Sydney
3) Workshop on the Protection of Movable
Cultural Heritage Act 1986
4) CHCAP Research Seminar, Thurs 7 June
Additional $4 Million to Protect Our Coastal Environment
6) Call for Papers:
6th Annual Hawaii Intl Conf Arts & Humanities
7) 9th International
8) Pratt Foundation Fellowship closes soon.
Position Vacant: ISSI Inc
10) Consultancy Opportunity - Rottnest Island WW
II Defence Heritage Interpretation Plan
11) Heritage Projects Coordinator
12) Available now! The Future Past: Caring for Heritage
1) eXtreme heritage conference
update.19th-21st July 2007.
Is time speeding up? To
the conference organising committee and all the presenters and convenors it
certainly seems that way!
The deadline for early bird registrations, June
15th is fast approaching. Don’t miss out !
Do you know a non- member
thinking of coming to the eXtreme heritage Conference?
If you do
encourage them to become an ICOMOS member and take advantage of the special
member registration rates. There is a substantial saving if they combine the
members discount rate with the conference early bird saving. To have their
membership application assessed in time for the conference early bird cut off
date it must be received by the secretariat no later than 5pm 31st May 2007.
We are busy putting the final touches to all the social events full
details of these will be revealed soon, so keep your eye on the website.
Following receipt of the last few acceptance forms from presenters the committee
will finalise the program of presentations this should be available on the web
from the end of next week. The line up for the public forum has also been
finalised and the Qld Minister for Natural Resources and Water is opening this
event. The Queensland Heritage Council is supporting the conference by catering
for the Heritage Poster Exhibition opening which is another free event for
delegates. They will be taking this opportunity to provide us with a detailed
overview of their state-wide heritage study that is currently
We are still seeking poster submissions as we now have extra
exhibitions space available so if you would like to promote a project you are
working on or have recently completed, please submit your entry via the website
As you will know by know
Australia ICOMOS is sponsoring the inaugural meeting of ICOMOS Pasifika at this
conference. That meeting will take place concurrently with the AICOMOS Executive
meeting on the 18th the day before the Symposium on Climate Change and Heritage
Impacts. It is partly through the generosity of AI conference delegates from the
Fremantle conference that we have been able to support our colleagues in the
Pacific in this way. So thank you to all those who took part in last years
conference dinner Raffle. We will be maintaining this tradition and the
tradition of great prizes this year. It will be great to meet our colleagues
from ICOMOS Pasifika and share experiences and we are ensuring hat there are
enough social occasion during the conference to facilitate relaxed
As always feel free to contact me by email email@example.com . For questions
around papers and logistics, please contact the conference managers Waldron
Smith Management as directed on the website.
2) Attention NSW and ACT
members:Juliet Ramsay has just returned from attending
the International Scientific Committee Cultural Landscapes in Italy, and ISC
Historic Towns & Villages in Helsinki which was a co-operative event with
ICOMOS Finland to discuss the Vienna (HUL) Memorandum (also attended by AI
members Ian Hocking, Sue Jackson-Stepowski and Agnieshka Kiera). Juliet will
discuss current international issues and the workings of ISCs under the new
rules, while a local perspective case study will demonstrate a landscape
approach applied to a Sydney historic landscape (speaker awaiting formal
confirmation). Due to meetings of this ISC and CIVIHH in Helsinki, this
celebration of World Heritage Day will happen on FRIDAY 15 June.
World Heritage Day talk - Friday 15th June in
Young member, Amy Nhan, has been busy seeking out
a not-visited-before and highly pertinent venue. Be prepared to BYO
bring-your-own ‘CHAIR’, and being mid winter to wear warm clothing. Details
awaiting confirmation and will be announced shortly via NSW membership global
Enquiries to Sue Jackson-Stepowski, NSW Representative and AI
Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Workshop OnThe Department
of Environment and Water Resources, presents a workshop on significance
assessment and the guidelines for Expert Examiners under the Protection of
Movable Cultural Heritage Act.
Of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
The workshop will provide an opportunity
for discussion about the preparation of Expert Examiner reports, and to meet
members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee.
heritage specialists with an interest in heritage objects and collections are
encouraged to attend.
Speakers include: Dr Leah McKenzie, Director,
Heritage Division, Department of the Environment of Water Resources
Macno, Curator, The Workshops Rail Museum/Queensland Museum
Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
Date: Wednesday 6
June 2007 Time: 11am-4.30pm
RSVP: Rosemary Hollow, Department of
the Environment and Water Resources: email@example.com
Phone: 02 6274 2539
Register by: cob Thursday 31 May
There is no
charge to attend this workshop. It is sponsored by the Department of the
Environment and Water Resources with support from the Queensland
Australian Government Dept of Environment and Water Resources
4) CHCAP Research Seminar, Thurs 7
JuneDEAKIN UNIVERSITY Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia
and the Pacific presents a joint Research Seminar.
Thursday 7th June
from 4:00pm - 6:15pm
Addressing the issue of
sustainable tourism at six World Heritage Sites.
Presenter: Chris Landorf,
Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture & Built Environment, University of
4:45 - 5:00pm Break for questions, discussion and
'Singular Scenes': Encounters,
representations, and the generation of racial knowledge about Aboriginal
Presenter: Bronwen Douglas, Senior Fellow, Division of
Pacific & Asian History, Australian National University.
Concluding questions, discussion, refreshments.
Addressing the issue of sustainable tourism at six World
A reality of World Heritage listing for many sites is an
increased pressure to form the basis of economic growth through tourism. This
comes with associated issues of site degradation and loss of connection between
local communities and their heritage. However, recent developments in the World
Heritage nomination and reporting process indicate a growing awareness of the
need to better balance environmental conservation with sustainable economic and
social development. Chris will report on the extent to which five heritage
management plans address the issue of sustainable tourism.
Scenes': Encounters, representations, and the generation of racial knowledge
about Aboriginal Australians.
This paper considers the production,
reproduction, and independent life of certain iconic representations of Noongar
men encountered at King George Sound in Western Australia in 1826. Originally
the works of artists and naturalists on the expedition of the Frenchman Dumont
d'Urville, these representations were variously deployed, appropriated, and
plagiarized by metropolitan savants, editors, or publishers in the course of
constructing extremely adverse stereotypes of Aboriginal people that positioned
them at the base of human racial hierarchies. Bronwen treats these encounters as
situational and permeable: not as a generalized clash of incommensurate cultures
but as ambiguous intersections of multiple personal agencies, both indigenous
and foreign, which were usually at cross-purposes but were not necessarily
There is no entry charge and everyone is welcome
Moot Court, Building C Room 3.19, Deakin University
For a map of the campus
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Australian Government today announced an
additional $4 million in community funding to protect and conserve Australia’s
coastal and marine environments.
5) Additional $4 Million to Protect Our Coastal
The funding, to be provided through a
special round of the Australian Government Envirofund, was jointly announced by
Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Eric Abetz, and
Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr John
Senator Abetz said Round 10 of the Envirofund will provide targeted
help to allow communities protect and improve their local coastal and marine
“While Australia has an enviable record in environmental
protection, further action to help conserve and clean-up our coastal environment
is desirable”, the Minister said.
“The best environmental outcomes are
achieved when the local community and the Government can work together.
“This funding will allow community groups to come forward with their own
local, on-ground ways to improve the coast environment, and if worthy, the
Australian Government will assist the community to make it
Community groups and individuals can now apply for grants of up
to $50,000 to undertake local environment projects to protect our foreshores,
beaches, estuaries and marine environments.
Some examples of the types of
projects eligible for funding include restoring coastal sand dunes through
planting of native grasses and shrubs; monitoring of threatened coastal animal
species to aid their recovery; construction of beach walkways to protect native
plants and animals; and public awareness campaigns to help reduce marine
Mr Cobb said the special coastal and marine round of
Envirofund would continue the Australian Government’s commitment to helping
community groups and individuals tackle important natural resource management
issues at the local level.
“Since its inception in 2002, the Australian
Government Envirofund has provided more than $110 million for almost 7000 local
environment projects throughout all regions of Australia,” he
“Round 10 of the Envirofund will focus solely on coastal and marine
projects, providing coastal communities with the support they need to undertake
valuable on-ground work that will benefit not only their local environment, but
the wider coastal and marine environments that are enjoyed by millions of
Australian and overseas visitors every year.
“To make it easier for
coastal communities to get their environment projects off the ground, the
Australian Government will again consider a reduced level of applicant
contribution for coastal Envirofund projects, particularly where they are
undertaken by volunteers.
More information and examples of eligible
activities are in the Envirofund Round 10 Guide and Application Form. The
coastal and marine round of Envirofund opens for applications on Monday 21 May
and closes on Friday 20 July.
For copies of the application form visit www.nht.gov.au/envirofund or telephone 1800 065
Office of John Cobb Tom Chesson :
0418 415 597
Office of Eric Abetz Brad Stansfield: 0419 884 666
6) Call for
Papers/Abstracts/SubmissionsJanuary 11 - 14, 2008
6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on
Arts & Humanities
Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2007
University of Louisville - Center for Sustainable Urban
The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance
The 6th Annual Hawaii International
Conference on Arts & Humanities will be held from January 11 (Friday) to
January 14 (Monday), 2008 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, and
the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will
provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from arts and
humanities related fields to interact with members inside and outside their own
particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are
Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts & Humanities are
*Second Language Studies
*Other Areas of Arts
*Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other
or other areas.
Submitting a Proposal:
You may now submit your
paper/proposal by using our new online submission system! To use the system, and
for detailed information about submitting see: http://www.hichumanities.org/cfp_artshumanities.htm
International Conference on Arts & Humanities
P.O. Box 75036
HI 96836 USA
Telephone: (808) 542-4385
Fax: (808) 947-2420
7) 9th International
Conference Art2008The 9th International
Conference Art2008 will take place in Jerusalem, Israel on May 25-30,
We are happy to host the upcoming 9th
International Art Conference in Jerusalem on Non-destructive Investigation and
Analysis. The success of twenty years of Art conferences throughout Europe has
set the background for Art2008. The main objective of Art2008 is bringing
together experts in non-destructive evaluation and material analysis with
professionals from the fields of preservation of cultural heritage, archaeology,
art history and architectural researchers of ancient
Non-destructive methods of analysis have become a routine in
many areas of technology, engineering and medicine. With a growing number of
application areas, non-destructive analysis found its way into the world of art
and archeology. Its advantage over sampling is obvious in the cases of unique
objects of cultural heritage. Continuous improvement of sensitivity and
reliability has caused non-destructive investigations to become a preferred
approach even in cases where microanalysis sampling is permitted.
non-destructive techniques and evaluation methods applied in the natural
sciences offer advantages to cultural heritage preservation. The synergy between
experts will lead to the continuous development and adjustments of new
scientific methods and their application in the fields of preservation,
reconstruction and diagnostics of museum and archeological objects.
details of the First Announcement and Call for Papers please see our website www.isas.co.il/art2008
Please bring the
conference to the attention of your colleagues.
We look forward to your
Prof. Amos Notea
POB 574, Jerusalem
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To all considering applying for the Pratt
Foundation Fellowship,just a gentle reminder that applications close Monday 28th
May at 4.00 pm when hard copies of your application must be received at ISS
8) Pratt Foundation Fellowship closes
Please call Jeanette if you have any questions at this
stage,we are here to help.
More information and application form can be
101/685 Burke Road
3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866
9) 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
10) Consultancy Opportunity -
Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association and National
Trust of Australia (WA) (Defence Heritage Committee) INTERPRETATION CONCEPT
DEVELOPMENT PLAN for Rottnest Island WW II Coastal Defence
Rottnest Island WW II Defence Heritage Interpretation
PROJECT BRIEF now available - for a copy contact:
CLOSING DATE 29 JUNE
The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has, through the
Rottnest Island Management Plan 2003-2008, stated as one of its three strategic
goals that “Rottnest Island’s environment and heritage are conserved and
enhanced as a model of sustainability”. Specific recommendations on how this
might and could be achieved were included in the management plan and reiterated
and supported by the Rottnest Island Taskforce report of 2004.
Island has an extensive coastal defence history that has been acknowledged as
nationally significant and worthy of conservation and interpretation.
Conservation works to these cultural heritage assets has been and continues to
be undertaken by the Rottnest Island Authority, as well as ongoing maintenance,
remedial work and monitoring. Interpretation of these assets being the
sites, remnants and stories associated with this part of its history - is
therefore considered an important step in progressing the recommendations of
both the management plan and the taskforce report.
promote and sustain the values both individually and collectively of the defence
heritage assets, and will be a mechanism of sharing the stories of coastal
defence heritage with the visitors to the Island who represent many and varied
communities and interest groups and age ranges, and also for passing these
stories on to new generations.
At the broader level, interpretation of
the defence heritage assets will contribute to and enhance the understanding and
enjoyment of Rottnest Island’s cultural and natural heritage and provide a
mechanism for all visitors to appreciate, experience and learn more about the
The Rottnest Island Authority has had an ongoing relationship with
the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association (RVGA) for almost 20 years. This
relationship centres on the activities of the RVGA to assist in the conservation
and interpretation of Rottnest Island’s unique and naturally significant
environment, built, natural and Indigenous. The RVGA assists in interpretation
primarily through a continually evolving program of guided tours and
interpretive walks which are presented on a daily basis.
Since 1986, the
RVGA has also been part of and supported the conservation of the significant WW
II defence heritage sites on Rottnest Island. As one layer of the multi-layered
story lines of Rottnest, the WW II defence sites collectively constitute the
best preserved coastal artillery defence system from the Battle of Australia. It
is the only site nationally to retain primary armament (9.2 inch guns), barracks
(Kingstown), observation and command posts (Signal Ridge), military railroad and
a range of ancillary sites relevant to an understanding of the coast defence
The Defence Heritage Committee (DHC) of the National Trust of
Australia (WA) has also worked in a volunteering arrangement with the Rottnest
Island Authority to document and classify defence heritage sites, to index and
catalogue photographs relating to the military heritage of Rottnest and to
present a series of educational seminars and workshops on Rottnest Defences and
Fortress Fremantle from colonial times to the present.
Because of the
breadth of knowledge of the WW II defence systems possessed by members of the
RVGA and the DHC, their ongoing and active participation in developing the
interpretation and conservation of this aspect of defence heritage and their
long term commitment to the visitors to the Island, the Rottnest Island
Authority has endorsed the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association and the Defence
Heritage Committee of National Trust of Australia (WA) as coordinating partners
for this interpretation planning project.
The report covers the Coastal
Defence Heritage of Rottnest Island during the period 1935-1963.
project will not require the consultant to compile and include a detailed
history of coastal defence but review and refer to existing resource
The project requires a review of the existing reports ‘Beyond
Oliver Hill: Rottnest Island Military Heritage Interpretation Plan’ and ‘Oliver
Hill Fort: Interpretation, identification, explanation and information signs of
The Oliver Hill Fort Complex of elements’.
The project needs to be
considerate of any heritage listings and aligned with the conservation
requirements of the built, moveable and archaeological heritage and issues
associated with Aboriginal heritage.
The main requirements of the
Interpretation Concept Development Plan are to:
- Identify and develop
appropriate, relevant and up-to-date interpretation policies and strategies for
the coastal defence heritage assets of the Island;
- Provide guidelines and
text for interpretive information
- Provide conceptual designs for
interpretation spaces, media and tools;
- Provide a recommended staged
implementation program including an operational and project development
All submissions should be clearly marked, “Tender for consultant
services for the planning & development of interpretation of Rottnest Island
WW II Defence Heritage” , placed in a sealed envelope and submitted no later
than 5.00pm on Friday 29 June 2007at the following address:
Trust of Australia (WA)
The Old Observatory
4 Havelock Street
PERTH WA 6005
PO Box 1162
WEST PERTH WA
Alternatively, tenders may be sent via email to: email@example.com or
faxed to: (08) 9324 1571.
Refer enquiries to:
Robert Mitchell, Manager Community Services
Telephone: (08) 9321
Facsimile: (08) 9324 1571
11) Heritage Projects Coordinator
(NSW)Rappoport is a specialist firm of heritage
practitioners located metro Sydney operating throughout NSW. Assisting town
planners, architects and local government through the heritage approval process,
this permanent position incorporates writing heritage reports & managing
consultants. Skills & expertise required include; historical & archival
research, writing, liaising with clients, external consultants, Councils;
ability to work autonomously within a small team and scheduling to achieve
deadlines. Strong communication skills including a good command of the English
language; knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and thorough
working knowledge of pertinent NSW heritage legislation will be required.
The successful applicant will be required to have tertiary
qualifications. An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will
Please email Anna your resume; firstname.lastname@example.org.
12) Available now! Caring for Heritage Places: Introducing the Burra Charter the 20 min
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Future Past: Caring for Heritage Places
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