1) Conserving Malta’s Built Heritage through Adaptive
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No.
An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 3 August 2007
2) World Heritage Seminar and AGM at the Sydney Opera House
3) Call for Papers 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on
Arts and Humanities
4) Government Media Release: Convict Sites Protected For Future
5) Other Media Releases: Opposition commitment to Ningaloo
6) News from Heritage Tasmania
7) News from ICCROM
8) Your chance to help conserve Australian Antarctic icon
9) World Heritage Studies Master of Arts Programme
10) Situation Vacant: Personal Assistant
11) Situation Vacant: Executive Officer
12) Heritage Consultant/Archaeological Vacancies in Sydney
13) Situation Vacant: Heritage Architect or Assistant
1) Conserving Malta’s Built Heritage
through Adaptive Re-use
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Thursday 9 th August
Conserving Malta’s Built Heritage through Adaptive Re-use
Presenters: Samantha Fabry and Dr Malcolm Borg Directors, Heritage
Launched in April 1999, Heritage Enterprise is a private organisation
situated in Malta. Created based on a Building Preservation Charity, the
Company was formed to identify, rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate
historic or architecturally significant buildings within Malta through
adaptive re-use. H.E. currently provides a professional consultancy
service for architects, engineers or other professionals working in the
field of heritage management adhering to International Charters and
Conventions. Heritage Enterprise is geared at creating Conservation
Management Plans and Conservation Method Statements both within and
outside of Malta. This presentation will be aimed at highlighting some of
the properties and sites which Heritage Enterprise has worked
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
2) World Heritage Seminar and AGM at
the Sydney Opera House
Australia ICOMOS usually holds its AGM in conjunction with the
Annual Conference to make it easier for members from other States and
Territories to attend. This year, because our Cairns conference was in
July, the AGM will be a separate event in Sydney on Friday 23 November.
To encourage you to come, we are planning to hold a half-day seminar
beforehand on World Heritage, at Australia's latest World Heritage site.
Put the date in your diary now - more details to come! The following is
an extract from the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value adopted by
the World Heritage Committee when it inscribed the Opera House on the
World Heritage List:
- The Sydney Opera House constitutes a masterpiece of
20th century architecture. Its
significance is based on its unparalleled design and construction; its
exceptional engineering achievements and technological innovation and its
position as a world-famous icon of architecture. It is a daring and
visionary experiment that has had an enduring influence on the emergent
architecture of the late 20th century.
Utzon’s original design concept and his unique approach to building gave
impetus to a collective creativity including architects, engineers and
builders. Ove Arup’s engineering achievements helped make Utzon’s vision
a reality. The design represents an extraordinary interpretation and
response to the setting in Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Opera House is also
of outstanding universal value for its achievements in structural
engineering and building technology. The building is a great artistic
monument and an icon, accessible to society at large.
- Criterion i: The Sydney Opera House is a great architectural
work of the 20th century. It represents
multiple strands of creativity, both in architectural form and structural
design, a great urban sculpture carefully set in a remarkable waterscape
and a world famous iconic building.
3) Call for Papers 6th Annual
Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities
Call for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions
6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
January 11 - 14, 2008
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Honolulu Hawaii, USA
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 welcome.
Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts & Humanities are Invited):
*Second Language Studies
*Other Areas of Arts and Humanities
*Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other or other
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
Hawaii International Conference on Arts &
P.O. Box 75036
Honolulu, HI 96836 USA
Telephone: (808) 542-4385
Fax: (808) 947-2420
4) Government Media Release:
Convict Sites Protected For Future Generations
Eight convict sites across New South Wales, Tasmania and
Norfolk Island will now be legally protected under commonwealth law,
following their inclusion on the National Heritage List.
Making the announcement at Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney today, the
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Malcolm Turnbull, said
the nation's highest heritage honour had been awarded to:
New South Wales - Old Government House and the Government Domain;
Hyde Park Barracks; Cockatoo Island; the Old Great North Road Precinct;
Tasmania - The Cascades Female Factory; Darlington Probation
Station; the Coal Mines Historic Site;
Norfolk Island - Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA).
5) Other Media Releases
Kevin Rudd - Peter Garrett Joint Release
Federal Labor To Fast Track World Heritage Listing For Ningaloo
Reef 1 August
A Rudd Labor Government will fast track Australia’s nomination for
World Heritage listing of Ningaloo Reef - WA’s largest and most
accessible coral reef.
Ningaloo Reef is one of Australia’s great natural wonders, extending 260
km from Point Murat on the tip of the North West Cape to Amherst Point,
just south of Coral Bay.
The WA Government has had a long standing commitment to seek World
Heritage listing and has been actively seeking Federal Government support
The preservation of Ningaloo Reef will be a top priority for a Rudd Labor
This Federal Labor election commitment delivers on the resolution passed
at ALP National Conference earlier this year that: “Labor will seek
World Heritage listing for Ningaloo Reef, based on the boundaries
proposed by the West Australian Labor Government.’
1 AUGUST 2007
6) News from Heritage
Convict sawing station listed on the Heritage Register
The Tasmanian Heritage Council has provisionally listed the Birchs
Bay convict sawing station archaeological site on the Tasmanian Heritage
Memory of the World International Register 2007
The Tasmanian convict records held in the Archives Office of
Tasmania, together with those of New South Wales and Western Australia,
have been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register.
They form one of only four items from Australia on the list. More than
150 items have been recognised as having world-wide significance. The
register is the equivalent, for documents, of the World Heritage List for
built and natural sites.
Looking after our heritage bridges
A recent accident on the Richmond Bridge which resulted in damage to
a parapet provides a good opportunity to look at works planned for
Tasmania's heritage bridges. Overall responsibility for publicly-owned
heritage bridges resides with the Department of Infrastructure, Energy
and Resources (DIER). DIER allocated more than $650,000 for works on a
number of Tasmania's bridges. The projects include: Upgrading the Tyenna
River Bridge at Westerway; rehabilitating three of the four sets of steps
at the corners of the historic, convict-built, Ross Bridge; engaging
consultants to conduct the 10-year review of the Richmond Bridge
Conservation Plan; and laser scanning the Red Bridge at Campbell Town,
which is the oldest convict-built red brick bridge in Australia. This
will provide a reference for future restoration work.
For more information please contact:
Robyn Shaw (Communications Coordinator) on 6233 2067 or email
Phone: 1300 850 332 (local call cost) or (03) 6233 2037 | Fax: (03) 6233
3186 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7) News from ICCROM
CollAsia 2010 - Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Principles of
2 August. Applications are now open for the CollAsia 2010 course on
Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Principles of Conservation to be
held in Laos from 19 November - 14 December 2007.
Application deadline: 15 September
AFRICA 2009 - Thematic seminar: Communication as a means to
conserve and manage immovable heritage
24 May. Applications are now open for the Thematic Seminar:
Communication as a means to conserve and manage immovable heritage to be
held in Mauritania from 22 - 23 October.2007.
Application deadline: 31 August 2007
Reopening: following the summer book cleaning project, the
ICCROM Library will reopen to the public on Monday 6 August.
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A new feature on the web site: a monthly compilation of media
articles on heritage topics. Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints
of the authors.
Forum 2007: Privatisation and Cultural Heritage
2 August. Since the announcement of the Forum, ICCROM has received many
enquiries about participating in the event. As well as the scientific
papers, there will also be opportunities to send in comments on your
experiences, insights, and reflections on 'Privatisation and Cultural
Heritage' and to present posters.
8) Your chance to help conserve
Australian Antarctic icon
The Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
John Cobb and the Australian Antarctic Division invite public comment on
the management of Australia’s most significant historic site in
The Mawson’s Huts Historic Site contains the remains of the base
established in 1912 at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica by
Australian geologist and explorer, Douglas Mawson.
Mr Cobb said that Dr Mawson was a major player in the Heroic Age in
Antarctic exploration and ranks alongside Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott.
“Mawson instigated what became the forerunner of Australia’s current
Antarctic endeavours, as it was he who lobbied the government of the time
to fund Antarctic research.
“His forays into Antarctic research and exploration earned him a
knighthood in 1914 from King George V.
“Cape Denison is an inhospitable part of Antarctica - the place Mawson
named ‘the home of the blizzard’.
“The buildings and artefacts have withstood the elements since Mawson and
his men left early in 1914.
“The site comprises the intact main hut where Mawson and his men lived
and worked, and the magnetograph building which housed his measuring
instruments. Two other are in ruins,” Mr Cobb said.
The Mawson’s Huts Historic Site is registered under the Environment
Protection and Conservation Act 1999 on the National and Commonwealth
Heritage lists. It is protected as a Historic Site, an Antarctic
Specially Protected Area, and an Australian Specially Managed Area under
the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (the
Copies of the Mawson’s Huts Historic Site Draft Management Plan can be
viewed online at:
www.environment.gov.au or at the
Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania and Department of
Environment and Water Resources, Canberra.
The closing date for public comment is 24 August, 2007.
9) World Heritage Studies:
Master of Arts Programme
At Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus,
World Heritage Studies is a unique and innovative programme that takes up
the technical, socio-economic, cultural, ecological and political
challenges related to the protection of World Heritage by the means of an
interdisciplinary curriculum. It cuts across all faculties of
The program is taught in English.
For details including application deadlines please consult the
Programme Director: Prof Dr. Marie-Theres Albert
10) Situation Vacant- Personal
• Unique opportunity
• Enjoys people contact
• Located in Camberwell
An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional PA to join our dynamic
team and work in a multi-faceted role which offers variety and diversity.
The successful candidate will need to be open to change and to think
outside of the square, be enthusiastic, reliable, highly organised with
strong attention to detail, demonstrate initiative, possess excellent
communication skills with people at all levels.
You will be working closely with the CEO to build the business in an
exciting growth period.
You will be extremely professional in your approach to work and have PA
experience in a corporate environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, admin support, event
organisation, typing documents and client interaction.
Book-keeping is an advantage. High level computer skills including
proficient use of all Microsoft programs is essential. MAC skills are an
Salary range of $45,000 to $55,000 plus superannuation.
The company is looking to take on a PA for an immediate start.
Closing date Submit your application and CV before 6th August 2007.
Applications will be assessed as they are received.
For more details relating to the position, please contact ISS Institute
T 9882 0055 E email@example.com W
11) Situation Vacant: Executive
Australian Council of National Trusts
A full time position located in Canberra
The Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT) is a not for profit
company, a leader in providing advice and advocacy for heritage matters
in Australia and the national body representing individual State and
Territory National Trusts.
Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer of the
The EO is accountable to the ACNT Board.
The successful applicant will have the following competencies:
understanding, experience or qualifications in the heritage area
management, advocacy and leadership skills
and budgeting skills
ability to partner funding bodies and stakeholders
communication and interpersonal skills
manage staff in a small office environment
Ability to travel and work flexible hours is essential.
An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful
An information package including position description and Key Selection
Criteria is available from Patrick Comben 02 6642 4122; 0429424122
Written applications addressing the Selection Criteria must be
received no later than 13th August
Consultant/Archaeological Vacancies in Sydney
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd is a well established Sydney based
archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm providing a diverse
range of services to government, corporate and private clients throughout
Australia. We offer a total heritage service to our clients and work
equally in the fields of Indigenous and non Indigenous heritage &
archaeological management. Services typically offered include
archaeological assessments, heritage assessments, heritage impact
statements, archaeological excavations large and small, preparation of
conservation management plans, archaeological zoning plans and planning
review documents etc.
Our team is passionate about the work we do and has a core focus on
providing ethically sound solutions to our client’s needs which
adequately address the concerns of all community stakeholders. The
company presently employs 2 principal archaeologists, 3 project
archaeologists/researchers, 3 junior archaeologists/researchers and 1
part time historic artefact specialist.
Due to an increasing project load we are looking for a number of senior
and mid level professionals to work in our Sydney office, located 5
minutes walk from Circular Quay.
Senior Consultant / Archaeologist
We are seeking a highly skilled archaeologist with demonstrated
knowledge in Aboriginal cultural heritage management, excellent
negotiation and communication skills, ability to think strategically,
experience in the management of Aboriginal archaeological projects and an
interest in business development.
The suitable candidate must have at least 5 years demonstrated experience
working in the Aboriginal archaeological consulting industry and the
ability to build effective working relationships with Aboriginal
stakeholder groups and clients. The suitable candidate will show they can
effectively manage assessment and excavation projects from start to
finish and obtain excavation permits from the relevant NSW
Senior Consultant remuneration
We are prepared to offer a generous salary package (indicative range
$65k -$100k depending on academic qualifications, experience and client
list), tailored to the successful candidate’s needs and experience,
including, after a qualifying period access to performance based bonus
options. An assistance package will be available to a successful
interstate candidate to help defray relocation costs.
Project Archaeologists / Heritage Consultants
We are also looking for candidates with a minimum of 12 - 24 months
post graduation experience for the position of project archaeologists
and/or heritage consultants. This role will involve carrying out
Aboriginal and historical archaeological research, writing up predictive
models under supervision etc, proving assistance in the field and general
work within the office.
Successful applicants will be offered permanent, full time employment
subject to an initial 3 month probationary period. Salary and conditions
are negotiable and will be based upon the successful applicant’s
firstname.lastname@example.org for a
copy of the relevant position description and application
13) Situation Vacant: Heritage
Architect or Assistant
Woodhead has a reputation for excellence, diversity and
creativity in its heritage conservation services spanning more than
We work throughout Australia in close co-operation with all levels of
Government, community groups, institutional bodies and the private sector
in the management, conservation, preservation and adaptation of historic
buildings and sites.
Practicing with a well-established heritage team and in collaboration
with our wider team of architects and designers the successful candidate
will be responsible for assisting with existing national and state-based
- Preparation and presentation of heritage management plans.
- Provision of strategic advice on heritage issues.
- Documentation and management of heritage works.
- Condition assessments and building appraisals.
- Heritage value assessments.
- Heritage audits and statutory compliance reviews.
- Heritage landscape management plans.
- Adaptive re-use proposals and design / documentation.
- Maintenance plans.
- Environmental sustainability advice for heritage buildings and sites.
Candidates with experience in both conservation works and the adaptive
re-use of heritage places will find this position attractive and
professionally rewarding. A working knowledge of the Burra Charter and
conservation principles as will as strong report writing skills are
We are prepared to consider practicing professionals or candidates from
an academic background.
This is a permanent full time role. Our successful candidate will ideally
be seeking to be based in either Adelaide or Melbourne. A salary package
will be agreed commensurate with skills and experience. Flexible working
arrangements are accessible.
Enquiries and registrations of interest are regarded as strictly
confidential and should be submitted to Mark Murphy via e-mail to
email@example.com or by mail to
the Group HR Manager, 26 Chesser Street, Adelaide SA 5000.
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