Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 307
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 2 November, 2007

1)  ICOMOS Card discounts
Friday 23 November 2007 at 4 pm
3)  Executive Committee Meeting in Sydney, 23-24 November

4)  World Heritage:A seminar for Aust ICOMOS members
5)  Call for papers for the SAHANZ 2008 conference
6)  Dr Jonathan Foyle in Melbourne
7)  Dr Jonathan Foyle in Brisbane
8)  Dr Jonathan Foyle in NSW
9)  "Cultural heritage between conservation and contamination - The issue of biocidal products in museum collections and monuments”
10)  “Barcelona - Postgraduate Course in Cultural Tourism”
11)  Two New Publications
12)  Tewkesbury Lecture
13)  The 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference

14)  International Call for Abstracts for the 11
TH US/ICOMOS International Symposium
15)  Situation Vacant:
Secretariat Officer Australia ICOMOS
16)  Situation Vacant: Archaeologist, Biosis Research Queanbeyan


1) ICOMOS Card discounts

Australia ICOMOS is starting to compile a list of heritage properties, museums etc around the world that give ICOMOS members free or discounted entry. If you have used your ICOMOS membership card (only full members have these) in this way in the last two years, can you please send details to Caitlin Allen,

It is eventually proposed to put this list on the website for the information of members.


2)  Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting
Friday 23 November 2007 at 4 pm

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW

Notice of the 2007 Annual General Meeting was sent to members and associates last week, together with nomination forms for election to the Executive Committee. Six of the present members of the EC were elected last year and continue for a further year, leaving nine positions available to be filled. Australia ICOMOS members are encouraged to nominate for the Executive, and to talk to the existing EC members (listed on the web site) to find out more about it. Nomination forms will be sent with the notice of meeting, and must be returned to the Secretariat by the close of nominations at 2 pm today, Friday 2 November 2007.

Participation in the election of the Executive Committee and any voting at the AGM is open to financial members of Australia ICOMOS. Associates are welcome to attend the AGM but are not eligible to vote.
The AGM will be followed by drinks at the Opera Bar and dinner at a location nearby (to be confirmed). If you are interested in joining us for dinner please register your interest beforehand with Caitlin Allen.


3) Executive Committee Meeting in Sydney, 23-24 November

The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee will be meeting in Sydney before and after the World Heritage seminar and AGM.

The current committee is in office until the AGM, and will hold its last meeting on Friday morning 23 November.

The new Executive Committee will meet on Saturday 24 November from 9 am to 5 pm, to elect new office bearers and to complete the agenda for the meeting. Members who have nominated for the Executive Committee are encouraged to plan to attend particularly the Saturday meeting (which coincides with the Federal Election) and may wish to make their travel plans now. Of course, any members of Australia ICOMOS who wish to attend Executive meetings are welcome to do so at any time. Details of the meetings will be published in the e-news next week.


4) World Heritage
A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members

Friday 23 November 2007 at 1 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW

To celebrate the recent meeting of the World Heritage Committee in New Zealand, and the inscription of the Sydney Opera House on the World Heritage List, Australia ICOMOS is holding a free seminar on World Heritage for its members. Speakers will include Kristal Buckley (ICOMOS International Vice-President), Joan Domicelj (World Heritage Adviser), Duncan Marshall (UNITAR World Heritage lecturer), Anita Smith (Australia ICOMOS World Heritage Reference Group coordinator) and Leah McKenzie (Australia ICOMOS ISC coordinator).

The topics to be covered include the World Heritage process, the concept of Outstanding Universal Value, the role of tentative lists, how nominations are assessed by the ICOMOS and IUCN and the World Heritage Committee, and issues such as the representivity of the World Heritage List.

The seminar will be held in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, starting at 1 pm. Tea and coffee will be available. The seminar will be followed immediately by the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting at 4 pm. The seminar is open to all Australia ICOMOS members and associates. Entry is free, but you must register for catering purposes. Register by e-mail to (Caitlin Allen telephone 02 9372 8434). \

Registrations close on Friday 9 November 2007.


5) Call for papers for the SAHANZ 2008 conference

Call for papers for the 25th SAHANZ Conference "History in Practice" - Geelong 3-6 July 2008

The 16th ICOMOS General Assembly will be held in Quebec, Canada from 29th September to 4th October 2008. Because many Australia ICOMOS members are expected to attend, there will not be an Australia ICOMOS annual conference in 2008. Instead Australia ICOMOS is supporting a symposium on Intangible Heritage organised by the National Trust of Australia (Vic) to be held in Melbourne from 1st to 2nd July 2008. A range of leading national and international speakers will be invited. Tours will be arranged for 3rd July. These will be organised to complement the 25th annual Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) conference to be held at Deakin University, Geelong from 3rd to 6th July. The theme of the conference is 'History in Practice', bringing together historians, theoreticians and heritage practitioners to celebrate the Society's twenty-fifth anniversary.

Enquiries about the NTA (Vic) Symposium should be directed to Dr Celestina Sagazio,
Enquiries about the SAHANZ Conference can be directed to Dr Ursula De Jong, .
Information about the General Assembly is available on-line through the ICOMOS web site.


6) Dr Jonathan Foyle in Melbourne

Lecture by Dr Jonathan Foyle in Melbourne
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) invites you to spend an evening in the Old Melbourne Magistrates’ Court with Dr Jonathan Foyle (Chief Executive, World Monuments Fund in Britain) who will speak about “Trials & Challenges in Preserving the World’s Greatest Monuments”.

Thursday 15th November @ 6.30pm


The Old Magistrates’ Court
Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience
Russell Street (Between La Trobe and Victoria St)
Melbourne, 3000

Bookings Essential:

(03) 9656 9800 or

Cost: $25 general admission; $18 concession
$18 for National Trust members

*Proceeds from this event help the National Trust protect and conserve Victoria’s heritage


7) Dr Jonathan Foyle in Brisbane

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 Memorial Centre.

Public Talk:
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 6pm
Venue: The Grand Hall, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 13 November ph: 3220 2198 or  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
COST: $45 - Workshop includes morning tea, light lunch
plus optional tour of Masonic Memorial Centre -
Limited spacesBooking essential


8) Dr Jonathan Foyle in NSW

Hampton Court: The Lost Palace
With international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle

In the ballroom of our own State ‘Palace’ hear international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle speak about his experiences at Hampton Court, England’s most significant palace of the Tudor age, and his ensuing work with the World Monuments Fund.

Dr Jonathan Foyle is an architectural historian, archaeologist and chief executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain. Jonathan is a regular presenter and specialist on many successful history programs in the UK such as Time team and Meet the ancestors and he presents the search for both Henry VIII and The Vikings in the forthcoming US History Channel Series Lost worlds. As Buildings Curator at Historic Royal Palaces for over seven years, he was responsible for researching the history and detailed architectural development of Hampton Court. His research discovered important new information about Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s original palace and its Italian Renaissance influences.

Introduced by Ann Toy, Supervising Curator at Government House. Followed by refreshments and an exclusive opportunity to view the new furnishings in the drawing room.

Please note that this event has been moved to Friday 16 November 2007.

Government House   |
Friday 16 November | 6.30pm  8.30pm |
General $35 Conc/Members $30 | Includes light refreshments |
Bookings essential T 02 8239 2211

Each hour of participation in these events may contribute to the annual informal CPE requirements for architect’s registration


9) "Cultural heritage between conservation and contamination - The issue of biocidal products in museum collections and monuments”

Berlin, Nov 29- Dec 1:

International Seminar - Rathgen Research Laboratory, Berlin, Nov 29- Dec 1:
"Cultural heritage between conservation and contamination - The issue of
biocidal products in museum collections and monuments"

Coorganized by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung (BAM),
Umweltbundesamt (UBA) and the Brandenburgischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege
(BLfD) for further informations please check our website
or contact Ms Weilert directly ( , 030 32674919)


10) Barcelona - Postgraduate Course in Cultural Tourism

Dear colleagues,

Universitat de Barcelona start a new edition of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Tourism ( ), in Spanish language. We start the distance sessions in our Virtual Campus from 22.10.07 to 30.06.08. The intensive training weeks in Barcelona will take place from 4th to 15th February 2008. In this edition we have students from Argentina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Nederland, Mauritania, Mexico, Portugal, Spain & Uruguay. This course will have the support of Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, the Alban Program of the European Union and the DEBEQ Program of the Authonomous Government of Catalonia (Spain).

According the new European Union rules, students can present their works and thesis in Catalan, French, English, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish.

Students can access directy to the second year of the Master in Cultural Institutions and Enterprises or the Official Master in Cultural Management with the possibility to access to our Doctorate Program.

We start the selection process for students for 2008-09 course. Interested students can send a Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Jordi Tresserras Juan ( ).


Jordi Tresserras


11) Two New Publications
Maney publishing has advised of two publications which are new to them in 2007

Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites

Public Archaeology

For more info please visit


12) Tewkesbury Lecture: Integrating ‘Geofizz’, Aerial Survey, Visualisation and GIS in Archaeology

Dr. Michael Doneus
Department of Prehistory and Mediaeval Archaeology
University of Vienna, Austria

Dr Doneus is a full time researcher in the Department of Prehistoric and Mediaeval Archaeology at the University of Vienna, and Head of the Aerial Archive. Michael will discuss developments in aerial archaeology, airborne laser scanning, geophysical prospecting (aka Geofizz), GIS and visualisation that are used in modern European archaeology. This will be a very interesting and informative presentation, illustrating the contribution that geomatics technologies makes to the discipline of archaeology.

When: 6.00pm
Thursday 8th November
Theatre A, First Floor
Old Engineering Building
The University of Melbourne

Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
Enquiries: 03  8344 6754


13) The 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference

will focus on all aspects of engineering heritage and industrial heritage, with a particular interest in works carried out in Australia. These two-yearly national conferences are cycled throughout the various States and New Zealand; the last time held here in W.A. was 1990.

Presented by Engineering Heritage Australia the conference will be held at Trinity Conference Centre, adjacent to the University of Western Australia in Crawley, from Sunday 18 to Wednesday 21 November 2007.

The conference program has themes chosen to appeal to all those interested in engineering and industrial heritage, with plenty of opportunity for debate and exchange of information. There will be 28 papers presented, including seven keynote presentations, plus an opening address by Lieutenant General (Retd) John Sanderson, AC HonFIEAust.

Papers at the conference will cover activities such as assessment, conservation, interpretation and ongoing management of engineering and industrial heritage.

Program themes
The principal themes for the conference are
- Promoting heritage conservation practice for professional engineers
- Preserving & passing on heritage trade skills
- Industrial heritage of the Australian hardwood timber industry
- Conservation of large timber structures
- Development of wireless communication in Australia
- Engineering heritage of resource development in Australia
-  Engineering heritage of the water industry

For all enquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat
Debrett’s Conference & Event Management
PO Box 441, NEDLANDS, WA, 6909
Telephone: +61 8 9386 3282
Fax: +61 8 9386 3292


14) International Call for Abstracts for the 11TH 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 outlined below).

US/ICOMOS seeks abstracts that discuss innovative, successful programs and partnerships from the United 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.

For the full PreserveAmerica report, please visit

Also, visit the US/ICOMOS website for more information on this and past symposia at


15) Situation Vacant:
Secretariat Officer
Australia ICOMOS

After years of devoted service, our Secretariat Officer, Nola Miles, is moving on, and Australia ICOMOS is therefore seeking an energetic, multi-skilled and self-reliant person for the part-time position (2 to 3 days per week) of Secretariat Officer, starting in December or January. The position is based at Burwood campus, Deakin University in Melbourne. Duties include administrative support to the Executive Committee, receipt and distribution of messages and correspondence (phone, post, fax, email), financial data entry, banking, preparation of weekly e-mail News, maintenance of membership database, handling membership applications and renewals, filling orders, and organising distribution of Historic Environment. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (including Access database) and Quickbooks accounting system would be an advantage. Further information from Helen Lardner, tel 03 9347 5522. Please send an email to outlining your relevant skills and availability by Friday, 9 November.


16) Situation Vacant: Archaeologist,
Biosis Research Queanbeyan

Biosis Research Pty. Ltd. is seeking to appoint an Archaeologist in our Queanbeyan Office. 

Responsibilities include participating in, conducting and managing cultural heritage projects; production of technical reports and providing technical advice to our clients.  Additional duties include proposal writing, marketing, maintaining a profile in the professional community as an archaeologist and contributing to the functioning of the Queanbeyan office.

Applicants should have appropriate tertiary qualifications and at least one year field experience in Archaeology.  Previous consulting experience is not essential, but is highly desirable.  A background in applying current heritage legislation, previous archaeological fieldwork experience in Australian Aboriginal and historical archaeology, a history of managing projects and well-developed team skills (including excellent communication) will be well regarded.  Competency with computers and a current driver's licence are essential, along with a keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.

We will offer an attractive starting salary commensurate with the level of experience of the successful applicant and all employees participate in a profit share program.

A position description is available from our website at:

To apply, please forward a copy of your resume with a covering letter that highlights your relevant experience, to:

Tom O’Sullivan,
Queanbeyan Resource Group Manager,
Biosis Research Pty. Ltd.,
PO Box 1963,
Queanbeyan 2620 NSW


Applications close on Wednesday 14 November 2007.
Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.

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