1) Vicomites Travelling Tales
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2) WA opportunity to hear an international expert on the economic
benefits of heritage conservation
3) Feedback Sought on York Park designs - CANBERRA
4) HERITAGE 2008 - World Heritage and Sustainable Development
5) World Archaeological Congress 6, Theme: Heritage Tourism
6) International Call For Abstracts for the
11TH US/ICOMOS International
7) Tasmanian Heritage Review
8) Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and
9) Stained Glass tour of Aust/England/France
10) Polish up Those Heritage Credentials @ Deakin
11) News from Heritage NSW
12) Cultural Heritage and the Impacts of Climate Change
13) All 22 years of ORAL TRADITION now online and free!
1) Vicomites Travelling
Mark in your diaries a Vicomites extravaganza to be held on
Tuesday 30th October from 6pm. See
fabulous cultural heritage places worldwide as Vicomites beguile you with
exotic travel tales. The venue is the Donald Burke Function Room,
Waterside Hotel, 508 Flinders Street (corner of King St) Melbourne.
Sam Westbrooke will report back on her US ICOMOS internship and Anita
Smith will be showing us Tahiti. Miles Lewis and Peter Lovell will have
tales of Syria and Nigel Lewis takes us to Iran. Mandy Jean reports on
Musee du Quai Branly (the new museum of indigenous people) in Paris and
Sue Balderstone reflects on Cyprus. It is great global coverage.
Finger food from 6pm and 10 minute talks starting at 7pm for an 8-ish
Cost is $15.00 for venue and finger food. Buy your own drinks from 6pm
and arrange a meal afterwards at your own cost. Friends and potential
Vicomites welcome too!
RSVP essential to
email@example.com as space is
2) WA opportunity to hear an
international expert on the economic benefits of heritage
Donovan Rypkema, president of Heritage Strategies
International, a Washington DC based company specialising in services to
government and NGOs that are dealing with the economic aspects of
historic representation and the rescue of heritage structures will give a
presentation focusing on the economic potential of heritage
Time: 5.30 pm
Date: Tuesday 23 October.
Venue: Old Observatory, National Trust of Australia (WA), 4 Havelock St,
RSVP: 9321 6088 by Friday 19 October
For more information ring Anne Brake, 9321 6088.
3) Feedback Sought on York Park
designs - CANBERRA
The National Capital Authority, together with consultant
landscape architects Redbox Design Group, will be presenting design ideas
for the York Park North Oak Plantation on Wednesday 24 October
2007.Redbox, in association with celebrated Parliament House architect
Aldo Giurgola, Pamille Berg Consulting and Canopy Tree Experts, will be
presenting preliminary master plan design concepts for improving public
access, amenity and enjoyment of the plantation.
Refreshments will be served from 5pm at a marquee at the York Park North
Oak Plantation located at the southern end of Kings Avenue. Members of
the design team will deliver an informal talk on their ideas and drawings
at 5.30pm for comment and critique by those attending. The members will
be available after the presentation for discussion and questions until
For more information contact Sue-Anne Fulton on 02 6272 2931or visit
4) HERITAGE 2008 - World Heritage and
with the official support of the Portuguese Ministry of the
Vila Nova de Foz Côa - PORTUGAL
7-9 May 2008
Dear Sir /Madam
Due to significant number of requests the Organising Committee of
Heritage 2008 extended the deadline for submitting abstracts until 31
We are pleased to inform that the International Journal of Heritage
Studies Routledge is considering publishing selected papers
of this Conference in a special double issue.
5) World Archaeological Congress
Theme: Heritage Tourism Agendas
Dublin, June 29-July4 2008
Theme: Heritage Tourism Agendas
Call for session proposals or papers
Session proposals are sought for a major theme of the
World Archaeological Congress in 2008 - Heritage Tourism Agendas.
Lyn Leader-Elliott from Flinders University is one of the theme
organisers (others are from UK, US and Sweden).
Please contact Lyn in the first instance:
WAC6 is asking for session proposals by 1 November -
apologies for this short notice.
This theme will examine ways in which the principles of culturally
sustainable tourism can intersect with those of heritage management and
interpretation. Heritage is assumed to include intangible as well as
tangible values. We encourage contributors to take a broad view of
cultural heritage and to consider it in relation to the natural
environments in which it has evolved. Cultural landscapes, sense of place
and spirit of place will be discussed, as well as specific sites,
collections, cultural practice and performance. A strong body of
international charters and guidelines now sets frameworks for ethical
cultural and heritage tourism, such as those for sustainable tourism,
cultural tourism, Indigenous tourism and ecotourism. There are also
guidelines for cultural and natural heritage identification, management,
presentation and interpretation. We seek critical reflection on these
guidelines, and examples of ways in which they are being applied in
different communities and different cultural contexts. In addition, the
entertaining ‘capacities’ of archaeology have provided heritage
management with experience and expertise spanning both tourism and
research. At the same time, archaeologists and others have been
investigating the history of entertainment, emphasising the social
importance of leisure pursuits over time, as well as the politics and
ethics of entertainment in the past and in the present to underscore the
ways in which entertainment has often been exclusive and enjoyable to
some people at the expense of others. Democratising decision making in
heritage tourism projects is a major issue in many countries, especially
where there are power imbalances between the tourism industry and host
communities. We seek examples of projects in which processes are being
negotiated and developed to achieve results that benefit communities as
well as commercial stakeholders. We also seek projects that encourage
interdisciplinary examinations of the worldwide fusion of entertainment
and archaeology and that explore the antiquity of the concept of cultural
tourism within a global context.
This theme will cover issues of:
authenticity, and collaborative partnerships
The need to
match audiences (markets) with heritage tourism product and processes
ethical and engaging interpretation, visitor experiences
democratisation of the processes of heritage tourism product development,
marketing and distribution.
principles and protocols, charters and declarations: intentions and
tourism integrating cultural and social factors
Entertainment, and Heritage Tourism
presenting and interpreting sense of place/spirit of place to
6) International Call for
Abstracts for the
US/ICOMOS International Symposium
Developing a comprehensive approach to
US participation in the global heritage community
May 28 - 31, 2008, Washington, DC, USA
(Deadline for abstract submittal: November 15, 2007)
The 11th US/ICOMOS International
Symposium will initiate a process for implementing the recommendations of
the PreserveAmerica Summit’s “Participating in the Global Community”
panel that will reinvigorate and enhance the U.S. role in international
preservation. The Global Community panel made recommendations in four
areas: community building, stewardship, leadership, and
capacity-building (more detailed recommendations for these four areas are
US/ICOMOS seeks abstracts that discuss innovative, successful programs
and partnerships from the Unietd States and other countries involving
collaboration in international preservation within these four broad
areas. US/ICOMOS is particularly interested in receiving abstracts
from the international community that discuss the benefits received from
collaboration with US preservationists, organizations, and agencies in
addition to abstracts from US preservationists who have benefited from
international collaboration in their work. Other multilateral and
bilateral programs with third countries are also welcome.
In addition to invited and selected papers to be presented at the
symposium, US/ICOMOS is initiating a series of panel discussions amongst
our members prior to the symposium, each of which will result in draft
recommendations, or action items, to be presented to the full symposium
in Washington, DC. The symposium will also include break-out
sessions for each panel that will allow conference attendees to discuss
and finalize the draft recommendations into final reports that will be
presented to the entire conference during the closing session.
Also, visit the PreserveAmerica website at
http://www.preserveamerica.gov for more information on the
PreserveAmerica Summit (at
http://www.preserveamerica.gov/summit.html) and the Global
Participation panel report (pdf file).
Please read all following sections closely before submitting an
Instructions for Submitting an Abstract (please read carefully)
A committee of distinguished preservationists will evaluate all
abstracts. Authors selected for paper presentations will be
notified by 15 December 2007. Non-complying abstracts may not be
- § Abstracts must be received in US/ICOMOS by 15 November 2007
- § Maximum text of 250 words in English
- § US/ICOMOS will accept electronic (Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf.
files only) or hard copy abstracts
- § Abstracts may be accompanied by one (1) illustration only
- § The page with the abstracts must contain the title of the proposed
paper, the name of the author(s), and the contact information
Send Abstracts To
Please, send your abstracts by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
by fax to 1-202-842-1861
or by courier/regular air mail (please, no return mail signature requests
nor registered mail):
Attn: 11th Symposium Abstracts
401 F Street NW, Suite 331
Washington DC 20001-2728
Note: Each year, US/ICOMOS has made every effort to secure grants and
monetary contributions to help defray travel, lodging, and registration
costs for international speakers selected to present papers. While
US/ICOMOS cannot guarantee that such funding will be available in 2008,
we will try once again to secure such support.
Issue Areas for Abstracts and Panel Discussions
Abstracts are sought for the following areas, paralleling the
recommendations of the PreserveAmerica Summit’s “Participation in the
Global Community” panel are outlined below.
- § Support a national effort to attract foreign tourism to cultural
heritage destinations within the United States.
- § Facilitate the participation of US cities, historic districts, and
cultural/natural landscapes in the World Heritage program through
amendments to existing legislation [Preservation Act Amendments of 1980,
provision 16 USC 470a-1(c)].
- § Allow replacement applications to the U.S. World Heritage Tentative
List as sites are nominated and forwarded to UNESCO for World Heritage
- § Increase funding for and facilitate the participation of foreign
professionals, academics, and policymakers in US preservation discourse
and practice, and the participation of Americans in international
discourse and practice, through NGO- or university-sponsored exchanges,
government-sponsored tours and roundtables, etc.
- § Promote public awareness of and enhance education about the
significance of historic cultural sites, landscapes, and shared heritage
in nations’ histories and development by (a) engaging local school
boards, and Federal and State education agencies, in making heritage
education and awareness part of the curriculum; and (b) enhancing the
World Heritage in Young Hands Program.
Department of Defense contingency planning and training to a) avoid, to
the extent possible, destruction of cultural resources during periods of
conflict and, b) incorporate heritage concerns in post-conflict
agencies and all government-sponsored undertakings abroad (including
foreign aid, disaster planning and recovery, government-issued contracts,
trade agreements, etc) to review and consider heritage concerns in their
international operations. For example, establish a mechanism (forum,
proposed legislation, etc.) to enhance the policies of USAID, the
Department of State, and other Federal agencies to a) create conditions
for local engagement, so as to incorporate relevant values and
traditions, and b) assess the impact of their work on cultural
landscapes, sites, and traditions.
and promote the integration of heritage concerns as part of the private
sector’s international activities, including relief and assistance
endeavors, technology and academic exchanges, and corporate investments
abroad; and encourage American business to support preservation (and its
interpretation) here and abroad. For example, require that portions
of National Science Foundation grants for archaeological research
overseas be used for conservation; encourage organizations involved in
relief housing construction to incorporate traditional settlement
patterns that rely on local building techniques and materials, etc.
encourage international development organizations (such as the
World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American
Development Bank, UNDP, and others) to embed heritage within their
planning and development policies and frameworks.
government support for American organizations addressing international
heritage concerns, such as US/ICOMOS, AAM-ICOM, et al.
Reestablish a US
Government presence and bolster its role in inter-governmental
organizations dealing with heritage. For example:
- Provide US Government support for the participation of US
representatives in the governing bodies of ICCROM (International Centre
for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
and ICOM (International Council of Museums); Cultural Heritage Steering
Committee (CDPAT) of the Council of Europe
- Send official delegations to meetings of the Council of Europe,
where the US holds a seat that is always empty.
- Provide government support for the appointment of US
representatives to offices and advisory committees of ICOMOS
(International Council on Monuments and Sites);
- Join the UN World Tourism Organization and provide leadership
in promoting the tourism value of heritage preservation.
and resources for Federal agencies and programs dealing with heritage
issues abroad, such as the State Department’s Ambassador’s Fund, the NPS
Office of International Affairs, etc.
Ratify the 1954
Hague Convention and its two Protocols.
heritage preservation elements of US diplomacy, through the development
of new initiatives and the enhancement of existing programs, such as the
Ambassadors’ Fund and the International Visitors programs.
for existing programs that opportunities for international education,
exchanges, and partnerships among public agencies, not-for-profits and
NGOs, and private entities, such as Fulbright Fellowships, the US/ICOMOS
exchange programs, ICCROM Fellowships, International Visitors programs,
Ambassadors Fund, NPS twinning projects, and US-Italy exchange with USFS
and NPS, technical and volunteer exchanges (USFS - Italy Heritage
- § Institute or enhance a forum or fora for sharing experiences and
fostering an international dialogue about best practices among US
agencies, organizations, institutions, and companies (public and private)
engaged in preservation practices abroad, and their overseas partners
(The Cooperative Conservation Conference might serve as a model).
enhance a network/clearinghouse (a) to gather and share data,
information, and analysis; (b) to identify and coordinate gaps in
knowledge and research; (c) to facilitate cooperative efforts; and (d) to
assess international preservation practice effectiveness. (US/ICOMOS, the
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training /NCPTT, and the
Federal Preservation Institute might serve as conduits).
For the full PreserveAmerica report, please visit
Also, visit the US/ICOMOS website for more information on this and past
7) Tasmanian Heritage Review
The Tasmanian historic heritage legislation is currently under
review, and the Minister has now released a Position Paper on the reform
of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.
Submissions are invited and should be lodged by 31 October 2007.
The position paper is available on-line on Heritage Tasmania's website.
However, if you have any problem with accessing the paper
from the website, please phone Heritage Tasmania on 6233 2037.
Elspeth Wishart is co-ordinating a submission from ICOMOS. If you would
like to contribute to this submission could you please provide comments
to Elspeth (email@example.com) no later than 25 October,
although earlier would be appreciated.
8) Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr
Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture
The National Trust of Qld invites you to attend…..
Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture
The Brisbane Institute and The National Trust of Queensland are pleased
to be bringing well known architectural historian, archaeologist and
Executive Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain, Dr Jonathon
Foyle to Brisbane in November.
You are invited to attend either the professional workshop (numbers
strictly limited) or public talk on the Wednesday evening at the Masonic
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 6pm
Venue: The Grand Hall, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 13 November ph: 3220 2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org
www.brisinst.org.au Bookings Essential
COST: $22* general admission; $11* full-time student
$15* for National Trust members, BI members & Sponsors
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 10am to 12noon
Venue: Meeting Room, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 9 November ph: 3229 1788 or email@example.com
COST: $45 - Workshop includes morning tea, light lunch
plus optional tour of Masonic Memorial Centre -
Limited spacesBooking essential
9) Stained Glass tour of
Gerry Cummins an Australia ICOMOS member has advised the
Jill and Iare escorting a proposed 18 day stained glass tour of
Australia, England and France in May 2008. Conservation and
restoration of European glass will be an integral part of the proposed
If you are interested details of the itinerary can be obtained from:
Gerry Cummins & Jill Stehn Pty Ltd
76 Ceylon Road, Eumundi, QLD 4562
Phone/Fax: +61 7 5442 8289
10) Polish up Those Heritage
Credentials @ Deakin
whippersnappers with Master degrees nipping at your Bachelor heels?
Do you need to
refresh your brain with up-to-date professional development?
tempted to go the full monty with a PhD?
Deakin University's off-campus, part-time programs inCultural Heritage
& Museum Studies are available to fit further study intoyour life and
work. The expertise of Australia's biggest and onlydistance-catering
heritage and museum course is at your service.
Our highly flexible program enables you to claim advancedstanding for
existing studies and professional experience in heritage-relevant
Subjects include Heritage and Development; World Heritage; HeritageLaw;
Conservation Practice; Heritage Interpretation; Heritage
Past and current students testify that Deakin has excellent study
materials,convenient library orders by internet with delivery to your
letterbox,highly practical assignments, and expert staff who aim to be
Contact Dr Linda Young, Course Director, to check what Deakin Cultural
Heritage & Museum Studies can do for you: 9251 7130;
11) News from Heritage NSW
New to the
State Heritage Register
- Norah Head Lighthouse Precinct
- The Rooty Hill
- The Hermit’s Cave Complex
- Applications are now open
- For full details please see the Heritage office website:
of NSW calendar produced by Rotary Club of Sydney with the support of the
Heritage office is for sale through Rotary Clubs and the Heritage
Council of NSW has provided $10,000 kickstart funding for the National
Trust of Australia (NSW) appeal to raise $4.5 million for the much needed
conservation and repair work to rhe façade and interior of the Hunter
Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church at Annandale and its rare 1890
William Hill & Son pipe organ and church hall.
12) Cultural Heritage and the Impacts
of Climate Change
Survey Deadline Extended to 15th
Australia ICOMOS Survey of heritage research and investigations
related to Climate Change and Cultural Heritage.
We have decided to extend the time frame for our survey into research and
applied projects relating to Climate Change and Cultural Heritage. Thank
you to all those who have already completed and returned the
questionnaire. It appears the questionnaire is finding its way to people
outside ICOMOS who are undertaking relevant research and we hope to
capture more of this work in our survey. Please distribute the
questionnaire widely to Australian colleagues in related disciplines.
This information will be extremely useful in understanding the range of
work being undertaken and in identifying gaps in investment in this
This survey is being co-ordinated by Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy. All members
of Australia ICOMOS should now have a copy of the survey and it is hoped
that you will fill it out and return it promptly. It will only take about
5-10mins of your time. In addition it would be appreciated if you could
circulate the questionnaire to any one that you think might be interested
or who has been involved in relevant work. Completed questionnaires can
be forwarded to Susan at fax 0740421380 or scanned and emailed to
13) All 22 years of ORAL TRADITION
now online and free!
The Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at the University of
) is gratified
to be able to offer Oral Tradition to anyone worldwide with an internet
connection and a browser. We hope that the online, open-access format
will enlarge and diversify the journal’s readership, and particularly
that it will offer everyone interested in the world’s oral
traditions regardless of their location and academic context
an equal opportunity to contribute actively to the discussion. Our shared
field will prosper most readily if it operates as an academic democracy
without financial or distributional barriers. All 22 years of the journal
are now available on-line at
As for future contents, the next issue of Oral Tradition (volume 22,
number 2) will be a special collection devoted to Basque traditions, and
will include descriptive and analytical articles, interviews with oral
poets, and an eCompanion with photographic, audio, and video support.
Beyond that issue we will be publishing articles on Albanian oral law,
Native American storytelling, modern Greek oral poetry, Welsh saints’
lives, modern Balinese epic, and many other topics across the
We welcome your comments and especially your submissions for
Editor, Oral Tradition
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