E-Mail News No. 314
1) VICOMITES Christmas Function: thank you to Megan
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Australia ICOMOS now accepts Visa and MasterCard
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Friday 14 December, 2007
2) New co-ordinates for ICOMOS Philippines
3) International Conference on Military Monuments 2008
4) Call for papers: International Conference on Military Monuments
5) The third UNESCO International Memory of the World
Conference February, 2008
6) News from ICCROM
7) Special Offer to ICOMOS members for new publication
8) News from PIMA
9) Registration open for the 2008 Ename International
10) Call for papers: Preserving the Historic Road Conference 2008
11) Situations Vacant at The Heritage Council of WA
12) Situation Vacant: Senior/Principal Maritime Heritage Officer
13) Expression of Interest: Industry Training
Coordinator for ISS Institute
14)***Thank you to Nola Miles from the new
1) VICOMITES Christmas Function:
thank you to Megan
A thank you to Megan McDougall for organising
last night's Christmas Function, which was a great success.
2) New co-ordinates for ICOMOS
ICOMOS Philippines webpage is
. Posted are notices and some photos from the recent
ICOMOS-CIAV 2007 Meeting held in the Rice Terraces of the Philippine
Cordilleras last week. Full proceedings shall be posted shortly.
The new email for ICOMOS Philippines is
. The current email
ceases to exist on 31 January 2008.
Best regards from ICOMOS Philippine Committee.
3) International Conference on
Military Monuments 2008
The Portuguese Association of the Castle's Friends is organizing together
with the University of the Algarve an International Conference concerning
the Coastal Fortresses.
More detailed information will be available soon.
Francisco Sousa Lobo
Secretariado do VIII Congresso dos Monumentos Militares
Associacao Portuguesa dos Amigos dos Castelos
Rua Barros Queiros, 20, 2
Tel +351218885381 Fax +351218885342
4) Call for papers:
International Conference on Military Monuments 2008
Call for Papers Abstracts Submission
Deadline: April 30, 2008
250 word (max.) abstract in Portuguese or English language and a one-page
CV for each author. It must include the author's name (if more than one,
the name of all the authors), the email address, title, a concise
statement of the matter, and a summary of the major conclusions. The
specific session in which the communication should be included must be
The communications must not exceed 20m. Information concerning abstracts
will be accepted until June 30, 2008. For further information, visit
5) The third UNESCO International
Memory of the World Conference: February, 2008
Registrations are open for The third UNESCO
International Memory of the World Conference, Communities and
Memories a global perspective, to be held at the National
Library of Australia, Canberra on 19-22 February, 2008.
There will be an impressive line-up of national and international
speakers. They include Ms Alissandra Cummins, Director of the Barbados
Museum and Historical Society, Chair of the International Advisory
Committee of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme and President of
the International Council of Museums (ICOM), who will open the session on
global and regional views on UNESCO's cultural frameworks. Another
eminent speaker, Professor William Logan (UNESCO Chair of Heritage and
Urbanism and Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University) will explore the
deep links between cultural diversity and human rights.
This globally-significant policy analysis and strategic review meeting
will set the agenda for everyone who is concerned with the future
management of cultural heritage resources locally, nationally and
The Australian Conference Planning Committee is focussed on creating an
informative, engaging and interactive conference event. This conference
will be critical to your future work if you are interested in policy
development and heritage planning in the context of UNESCO frameworks. It
will be especially important for people with responsibilities for
managing and promoting access to collections.
For information about the Conference including
registration forms please go to:
February is a high demand month for
accommodation in Canberra. Register for the Conference and select a hotel
NOW before it is booked out. Take advantage of the great hotel prices
secured for Communities and Memories while they last.
6) News from ICCROM
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.
13th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology, Norway
Applications are now open for the '13th International Course on Wood
Conservation Technology', to be held in
Norway from 26 May - 4 July 2008
Application deadline: 15 January 2008
ICCM MOSAICS CONFERENCE DEADLINE EXTENDED
The International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM)
has decided to extend the deadline to 31 December 2007 for submission of
abstracts for its upcoming conference in Palermo, Italy on Conservation:
An act of Discovery.
ICCM was established in 1977, during a meeting on mosaic conservation
organized by ICCROM in Rome.
The conference is organized by Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e il
Restauro -CRPR- (Regional Centre for Planning and Restoration) of the
Sicilian Region, Palermo Italy and will be held from 20 to 26 October,
7) Special Offer to ICOMOS members
for new publication
A new title has been published by East Street
Publications. Vintage Melbourne; Beautiful buildings from
Melbourne City Centre reveals 42 of the most beautiful and prominent
buildings in the Melbourne city centre, each one selected for its visual,
historical and architectural interest. Many of these treasures have been
preserved, restored and enhanced and are now considered among Melbourne's
most valuable assets.
East Street Publications is offering the title at 33% off to ICOMOS
members. Please contact the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat via email
with an expression of interest for this offer.
8) News from PIMA
PIMA/ICOMOS Pasifika win US$20,000 grant from
In September 2007, PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika Board Member, Adi Meretui
Ratunabuabua, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Fiji
National Commission of UNESCO and the two organisations, which enabled
the granting of US$20,000 for "Strengthening the Pacific Heritage
Network: A plan to jointly establish the Secretariat for the ICOMOS
International Committee of the Pacific Islands and strengthen the
Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA)"
This project aims to consolidate the Secretariat for ICOMOS Pasifika
within the pre-existing Secretariat of PIMA. The UNESCO Participation
Program funding will provide the fledgling ICOMOS Committee with
resources and administrative support that it does not currently have by
using the established network and structure of PIMA. Both PIMA and ICOMOS
Pasifika rely on grants in order to provide training for their members,
to undertake research and publication projects, and to enable the Boards
Tangata o le moana (The story of the Pacific people in New
On display: 20 October 2007 - 24 September 2012
At: Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa
Across Oceans and Time: Art in the Contemporary Pacific
On display: 20 October 2007 - 30 March 2008
At: Kaoshiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
9) Registration open for the Ename
Registration and practical information for the
2008 Ename International Colloquium is now online. Visit
for more information.
10) Call for papers:
Preserving the Historic Road Conference 2008
The 6th biennial Preserving the Historic
Road conference will be taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
September 11-14, 2008.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference and/or wish
to find out more about it, visit
. The deadline for paper abstracts is January 31,
11) Situations Vacant at The
Heritage Council of WA
The Heritage Council is currently looking for
some wonderful new staff to join the team. Pre-Christmas is generally not
a time when people are looking for new jobs, so we want to let as many
people know as possible that the positions are open. We would appreciate
if you could please forward this email to people you think may be
The positions vacant are:
Level 7 ($82,227 - $88,131pa + super)
Manager Development Referrals
Level 7 ($82,227 - $88,131pa + super)
Conservation Officer (Development)
Level 5 ($60,638 - $67,017 pa + super)
Conservation Officer (Development)
Level 4 ($54,510 - $57,609 pa + super)
The Heritage Council is conveniently located on Adelaide Tce, directly
opposite the Hyatt.
More information on the positions is available on the WA Government jobs
. To find them, simply do an Agency search by 'Heritage
Council'. Or to speak to someone about a position, contact the Heritage
Council on 08 9221 4177
12) Situation Vacant:
Senior/Principal Maritime Heritage Officer
Senior/Principal Maritime Heritage Officer - Heritage
$61,060 - $74,986 per annum (PO2/PO3)
CONTRACT UP TO 30 JANUARY 2013
The high level objectives to be met by the incumbent of this position are
to enhance the operation of the Maritime Heritage Team through
contributing to the formulation, implementation and management of
programs, projects and policies and provide leadership and advice which
result in the effective administration of the South Australian and
Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Acts.
Essential Qualifications: Professional post graduate
qualifications in Maritime Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management
Special Conditions Apply: Please refer to Job and Person
Location: Adelaide Metro, South Australia.
Enquires to: Raina Nechvoglod, via e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
(08) 8124 4979.
from our Recruitment and Selection Team by email
or telephone (08) 8204 1898
Applications (4 copies) addressing the Person Specification to:
Recruitment and Selection, HR Services, Department for Environment and
Heritage, GPO Box 1047, Adelaide SA 5001, or email to
Applications Close: 5pm Friday 18 January
Safety is a core value of the South Australian Public Sector The South
Australian Government is an Equal opportunity employer.
13) Expression of Interest:
Industry Training Coordinator for ISS Institute
An opportunity to work in an environment where your
expertise and passion can make a difference.
ISS Institute is seeking 'Expressions of Interest' for 2008. Full
time or part time will be considered.
The position will rely on your high level skills to develop, implement,
promote, gain applicants, assist new Fellows in fulfilling their
Fellowship Program (including preparing their overseas itinerary and
writing their report) for ISS Institute's Overseas Fellowship Program and
related education and training activities and events.
As the International Specialized Skills Institute Industry Training
Coordinator you will be required to have:
- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent writing capabilities including reports and proposals.
- Understanding of the differences in communication and writing skills in
the professions, paraprofessions and trades areas so as to assist and
mentor fellows in writing their reports.
- Research and analytical skills.
- Lateral thinking and problem solving skills.
- Computer skills and knowledge in the use of PC and Microsoft packages.
Preferred use of Mac systems and software including Adobe.
- High level knowledge of the national training system and the government
agencies involved in training including Industry Skills Councils and
Industry Training Boards.
- Liaise on behalf of ISS Institute with the key stakeholders including
industry, university and TAFE institutes, government agencies such as
ISCs, ITBs and CMMs and professional associations
- Mentoring skills
Closing date for submitting your Expression of Interest and CV is
28th January 2008.
For more details relating to the position, please contact ISS
T 9882 0055
The ISS office will be closed from 24
December 2007 to 28 January 2008.
14)***** Thank you to Nola Miles
from the new Secretariat
I'd like to thank Nola Miles for all the great
work she has done for Australia ICOMOS, and for handing over a very
organised office! I look forward to the challenge of continuing in the
same vain. Regards, Georgia.
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