E-Mail News No. 315
1) New Chair appointed for NSW Heritage Council
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2) Explore Historic Houses Trust's properties with a Ticket
3) Recherche Bay findings released
4) National heritage listing for Brickendon and Woolmers
5) Woodcutters Point listed on the Tasmanian Heritage
6) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
7) New book by Denia Byrne
8) Nineteen properties permanently registered in Penguin
9) Restoration workshop hits the mark
10) 9th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference
11) Summer School, Cultural Heritage Management
12) The Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research (CSAR) Research
13) Tasmanian Heritage Festival Tasmania's Magical Landscapes
14) English Corrections Officer: Storistes de France
15) Australia ICOMOS Secretariat office hours over the festive
1) New Chair appointed for NSW
18 December 2007
Former head of the then-Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and
Liverpool City Council Administrator Gabrielle Kibble has been appointed
as the new Chair of the NSW Heritage Council.
Ms Kibble replaces outgoing Chair Michael Collins whose nine-year tenure
ends on 31 December 2007 and who was not eligible for
I wish Michael all the best and thank him for his hard work and
contribution to NSWs heritage those years, Mr Sartor said.
Planning Minister Frank Sartor said Ms Kibble would complete her work. As
head of the independent review into the Heritage Act 1977, before joining
the Heritage Council.
The heritage review report is expected to be submitted for the Ministers
consideration in the near future.
Ms Kibbles appointment as Chair of the Heritage Council will then take
effect from 1 January 2008.
She will head the 15-member Heritage Council which advises the Planning
Minister on proposed listings for the State Heritage Register.
Gabrielle Kibble was Director-General of the former Department of Urban
Affairs and Planning and has extensive experience in heritage issues at
both a local and state level, Mr Sartor said.
Ms Kibble has also been involved in protecting Liverpools heritage while
we move ahead with plans for new jobs and housing in the city, and is now
finalising the review of heritage legislation.
She is eminently qualified for her new role on the Heritage Council. Two
other panel members whose terms expire on 31 December 2007 have been
reappointed for a further three years: Sharon Sullivan AO " reappointed
as Deputy Chair of the Heritage Council, with experience in the
conservation of environmental heritage; and
David Logan " reappointed as a representative on the Council of the Royal
Australian Institute of Architects.
2) Explore Historic Houses Trust's
properties with a Ticket Through Time
A Ticket Through Time allows unlimited entry
to all 12 HHT properties and museums and is valid for 3 months from date
of first use. Explore the rich collections, exhibitions and displays,
stroll through glorious gardens, enjoy stunning views and join a free
guided tour and discover why our museums and their past occupants are
such an important part of Australia's history.
General $30 | Child/Concession $15 | Family $60
3) Recherche Bay findings
A report into the historic values of the Recherche Bay site in
the state's far south has found that the location of the French Garden is
further inland on the peninsula than earlier assessments presumed. The
final report of the French Archaeological Collaboration Project at
Recherche Bay comes after many months of preparation, weeks of field work
and a year of further research, analysis and writing.
For full story visit
4) National heritage listing for
Brickendon and Woolmers Estates
Brickendon and Woolmers estates in Northern Tasmania have been
added to the National Heritage List. Welcoming the announcement, the
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Environment, Paula Wriedt, said the sites
represent an integral part of the nation's convict and pioneering
For full story visit
5) Woodcutters Point listed on the
Tasmanian Heritage Register
Woodcutters Point on North Bruny has been permanently added to
the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Woodcutters Point is a key location in
early conciliation efforts between settlers and Aborigines and the site
of a rare post-1843 sod hut. The area played a key role in Lt-Gov
Arthur's attempt to "conciliate" the Tasmanian Aboriginal population,
beginning with the Nuononne people, members of a wider south-east tribe,
in the late 1820s.
For full story visit
6) News from ICOMOS International
In memoriam - Dr.
Stephan Tschudi-Madsen, Dr. Philos.,
Stephan Tschudi-Madsen (1923-2007)
former ICOMOS Advisory Committee
and ICOMOS Norway President 1978-1992
Born 25.08.1923 in Bergen, Art historian and
Riksantikvar (Director General) Dr. Stephan Tschudi-Madsen died on 11
October 2007 in Oslo, Norway
Stephan, a major contributor to ICOMOS, to international cultural
heritage activity and founder of ICOMOS Norway, died unexpectedly 84
years old. Active also on the day that was to become his last, he had
finalised a number of speeches and lectures for the coming
As art historian his contributions are well documented through important
publications on 19th century European art and architecture, a field of
unique speciality being Art Nouveau. Well documented are also his major
contributions to the field of cultural heritage management as leading
light and captain of Riksantikvaren, the national agency that during his
long term as Director General was transformed into the Directorate for
Dr. Tschudi-Madsen put Norway on the world map with early nominations to
the UNESCO World Heritage List, first with Bryggen Wharf in Bergen and
the mediaeval Urnes stave church, then Roros mining town, all of these
timber structures. They were not only the first Nordic nominations, but
also the earliest vernacular heritage to be inscribed on the
Stephan took the initiative to establish ICOMOS Norway in 1977 and served
as its first president (1978-1992).
Energetic, warm and bridge-building, as President of the ICOMOS Advisory
Committee 1981-1990 Stephan contributed significantly to open this
relatively Europe-focused organisation to wider and real international
participation. Developing contacts between West- and East Europe during
the cold war, he encouraged National Committees from Asia and Africa to
be active in international heritage work. During this period, ICOMOS
elected its first President from outside Europe, Dr. Roland Silva from
Norway's political strategy for international development cooperation in
1982 provided a new range of opportunities to incorporate the cultural
dimension in development. Tschudi-Madsen very soon became an enthusiastic
pathfinder and pioneer in integrating cultural heritage into Norway's
development cooperation activity, taking the initiative to a number of
projects in East-Africa and the Middle East. Beginning in Zanzibar Stone
town, Lamu, Bagamoyo and then Sanaa in Yemen, NORAD-funded project
introduced new ways to handle built heritage projects, built around
transfer of responsibility to local expertise and capacity.
Stephan also contributed strongly to focus international light on wooden
architecture, on vernacular architecture, on development of ICOMOS
international scientific committees, and established as President of
ICOMOS Norway the biannual 'International Wood Conservation Course',
still run with wide international interest, and participation selected
from more than 20 nations, and with financial support from
With Stephan Tschudi-Madsen an unusually generous, multi-talented,
focused and warm humanist has passed away. We are greatly indebted to
The study Rock Art of the Sahara and North Africa is now
available on the ICOMOS website at following address:
New ICOMOS Thematic Study: Rock Art of the
Sahara and North Africa
Nouvelle etude thematique ICOMOS:
Art Rupestre du Sahara et d'Afrique du Nord
The thematic study follows a first study on
the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. It amasses data on
regional characteristics in order to begin to link more strongly rock art
images to social and economic circumstances, and strong regional or local
traits, particularly religious or cultural traditions and
Now online in PDF format at
US/ICOMOS - Newsletter 3rd quarter 2007
If the link does not work, go to the
US/ICOMOS homepage at
Application procedures for the 2008
US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program in Historic Preservation
now available online at
(deadline is January 31, 2008)
The report on the 2007 Class of US/ICOMOS International Interns in
now available online at
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).
11th US/ICOMOS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Developing a comprehensive approach
to US participation in the global heritage community, May 28 - 31, 2008,
Washington, DC, USA
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
for more information on the PreserveAmerica Summit
the Global Participation panel
report (pdf file).
Also, visit the US/ICOMOS website for more information on this and past
Follow this link to the announcement (PDF file)
First World Conference on Global Climate
Change and its Impact on Structures of Cultural Heritage,
May 5-7, 2008 - Macau SAR
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US/ICOMOS homepage at
TICCIH 2008 - First Chinese International
Conference on Industrial Heritage
Chengdu, P.R.China, 1-4 September, 2008
First announcement and Call for
TICCIH - The International Committee for the Conservation of the
Chengdu City, P.R.China
Peking University, P.R.China
In 2006, the first participant from P.R.China attended and spoke at the
TICCIH XIII International Congress in Italy, in 2007, the first paper on
Industrial Heritage in P.R.China was published in Industrial Patrimony
(No.17), and in 2008, the first TICCIH International Conference will be
held in Chengdu, P.R.China.
The Conference will not only show the participants the industrial
heritage sites within and around Chengdu, but also open the exhibition
hall to reveal the exhibits about industrial heritages in other cities
The following themes will be discussed in the Conference:
I. Definition, Protection and Management of Industrial Heritage
II. Case Studies on Industrial Heritage
III. Industrial Heritage in Developing Countries
IV. Transfer of technology
Sunday, August 31, 2008 Registering and welcome banquet
Monday, September 1, 2008 Opening Ceremony, Conference Session A and
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Visit to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan
Irrigation System, Sichuan Giant Panda Research Centre
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Visit to Chinese Traditional Paper-making
Sites and Mini Train
Thursday, September 4, 2008 Conference Session C, Workshops and Closing
Friday, September 5, 2008 Departure
For more detailed information concerning papers, registration fees etc.
is coming up soon, and you can find a table of contents of
previous numbers below. We are very happy to inform you that all papers
should now be submitted electronically using the International Journal of
Architectural Heritage Manuscript Central submission site
The Fourth issue of the International
Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and
We hope you enjoy this publication and the efforts to provide a
multidisciplinary scientific overview of existing resources and modern
technologies useful for the study and repair of historical buildings and
Paulo Lourenco / Pere Roca
Editors of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage:
Conservation, Analysis and Restoration
The Landscape Observatory of Catalonia presents the
'Landscape Events' newsletter, a new communication tool which contains
information on seminars, courses, presentations, conferences and
exhibitions, among other activities around the world, but with a special
emphasis on those taking place in Catalonia.
New 'Landscape Events' newsletter
by the Landscape Observatory of
It comes in addition to the diary section of the Observatory web, the
'Landcap-e' newsletter and the 'Dietari de Landscape' which you probably
already know and receive. Nothing would please us more than that this
publication should be useful to you and that you could help us through
your observations and suggestions to improve its content, for which we
thank you in advance.
To fill out the subscription form go to:
is on line at
The 3rd issue of the "Web Journal on
By the end of January (2008) no 4 of the "WJCP" will also be online.
Therefore, if you have articles, papers and/or reviews to publish, you
can send texts and images to the following address:
prof. Fabio Maniscalco,
Director "Observatory for Protection of Cultural Heritage in Areas of
The deadlines are December 20, 2007.
The instruction to authors are in the web page
The project has developed a handbook for teachers entitled
"Heritage in the Classroom" and an In-service Training Course. For more
information about these and other HEREDUC activities, please consult
their website, at
a European partnership, to develop
new approaches to heritage education
Next spring, from April 24th to May 1st 2008
the in-service training course: "Teaching with heritage in secondary
education" will be organised for the second time in the historic castle
of Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium
). Beginning with a theoretical introduction to what
heritage and heritage education is, the course will go on to explore the
castle of Alden Biesen and the surrounding area as a case studythrough
observation and exploration exercises, active workshops and guided
This course is primarily aimed at secondary school teachers and teacher
trainers, however others working in the heritage sector can also apply
for a European grant to participate.
To obtain a free copy of "Heritage in the Classroom" contact Ms. Veerle
de Troyer at
7) New book by Denis
Surface Collection: Archaeological Travels in Southeast
Asia, by Denis Byrne. AltaMira Press, 2007.
"In part travel book, in part heritage theory, in part a series of
fascinating excursions into Southeast Asian history, Surface
Collection is a wonderful read, but also an important and
thought-provoking contribution to the increasingly vital debates around
public memory, political violence, and conflicted histories." (Nicholas
Thomas, Cambridge University).
www.amazon.com for $US29.95
8) Nineteen properties permanently
registered in Penguin
In its November meeting, the Tasmanian Heritage Council
permanently registered 19 of 20 provisionally registered properties in
Penguin.Heritage Council Chairperson, Michael Lynch, said the Heritage
Council took into account three objections from the owners of properties
provisionally entered in the Heritage Register along with eight
submissions from the Penguin community in support of the entry onto the
Register and two submissions from the Penguin community opposed to the
entry. "It was agreed that one place did not meet the criteria for entry
into the Heritage Register on a permanent basis," Mr Lynch said.
Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said she
was pleased the Heritage Council had made its decision in relation to the
20 Penguin properties. "The decision provides certainty to the
property-owners affected concerning the heritage status of their
properties," Ms Wriedt said. "The entry of the properties onto the
register follows an extensive consultation process undertaken with
property owners over the last nine months. This has been a long process,
but has also been one of the most consultative ever used." I am grateful
for the patience of the affected owners, and the time spent by Heritage
Tasmania and the Heritage Council to ensure the best possible outcome was
achieved," Ms Wriedt said.
9) Restoration workshop hits the
Property owners came out in force to learn restoration skills
at the Oatlands Restoration Central workshop this month. The day provided
an opportunity for owners to learn from specialist tradespeople covering
a range of issues from roofing, paints, timber restoration and stone
problems. Run by the Southern Midlands Council and Heritage Tasmania,
this is the third year the free, one day workshop has been held. Ongoing
interest in the workshop highlights the need for increased education for
heritage property owners.
For full story visit
10) 9th Australasian Urban History
Planning History Conference
Sea Change? Historical perspectives on new and renewed urban
5-7 February 2008, Events Centre Caloundra, Qld
Sea Change, the demographic shift from metropolitan to coastal
towns, and an associated Tree Change to rural Australia, are profoundly
altering the 21st century urban pattern. Yet whilst the immediate
significance of this shift is widely debated, there has been little
attempt to consider "Sea Change Australia" within an historical
This conference will address the long-term processes within which the
transitions of the first decade of the 21st century can be best
comprehended. Conference sessions concentrate on developments in 20th
century Australia and on comparative examples drawn from the Pacific,
Asia and elsewhere.
For further information go to
11) Summer School, Cultural
20-26 January 2008, University of Canberra,
university campus, ACT
This seven day Summer School is an intensive course looking at
the broad issues of heritage management, and is intended for local
government planners and heritage officers; state heritage officers;
facilities, site and park managers; rangers, curators; others involved in
heritage administration; and heritage practitioners such as
archaeologists, architects, engineers and historians.
For further information please contact
David.Young@canberra.edu.au or visit
the website at
and search on "Cultural Heritage
12) The Centre for Scholarly and
Archival Research (CSAR) Research Fellowship
The Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research (CSAR) at the
National Film and Sound Archive is seeking applications for CSAR Research
Fellowships. Established researchers and audiovisual practitioners with a
record of significant achievement are encouraged to apply.
Further information including application forms can be found at
13) Tasmanian Heritage
Festival Tasmania's Magical Landscapes
April 2008, Various locations, Tasmania
The National Trust's Tasmanian Heritage Festival sponsored by
Tasmania is scheduled for April 2008.
Events and activities, both linked to the theme or other subjects, are
welcome additions to the program.
Individuals and organisations interested in participating in the festival
should contact Jennie Chapman from the National Trust of Australia
(Tasmania) on 6344 6233.
14) English Corrections Officer:
Storistes de France
Storistes de France is currently looking for English
Corrections Officer. We currently need three English corrections
officers, someone who can edit our customer service messages and correct
errors in our English customer service messages.
This opportunity is open to anyone who knows how to write English without
errors and someone who can correct mistakes/errors in English Language
and we also need someone who will be working as our agent. You are
required to work for one hour daily by checking your email for our
customer service message and edit it because of correction and other
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM A CANDIDATE:
- Applicants must be living in Canada or Australia.
- Applicants must be high school or vocational high school
- Above 18 years old.
- Confident computer skills.
- Applicants must be available to check his/her e-mail messages between
7am - 12noon.
- Good working relationship with new people.
- Required to be online at least 1-3hours and 2 days per week.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Speedy career progress
- High earnings plus performance results bonus
- A Personal Toshiba Laptop
- Weekly payment of $250.00
- Monthly Salary: Starting from $10,000 - $45,000.00
**** To apply please send your CV/Resume to our email:
Storistes de France
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