E-Mail News No. 318
1) Link to newsletter from Raymond Lemaire International Centre
For mail order transactions:
Australia ICOMOS now accepts Visa and MasterCard
An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 25 January 2008
2) 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage
Conservation - call for Entries
3) UNITAR's 'Conservation for Peace' Workshop, Hiroshima,
4) 'Living with Nature: Heritage Negotiation in the Face of
Disasters' - call for abstracts
5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews
6) Arte-Polis 2 International Conference and Workshop: CREATIVE
COMMUNITIES AND THE MAKING OF PLACE: SHARING CREATIVE EXPERIENCES - call
7) Workshop Reminder: 'Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development
8) Conference Announcement: MANAGING THE FUTURE OF HISTORIC
9) Hand Split Eucalypt Shingles available from a Tasmanian supplier
10) INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN
CULTURAL HERITAGE - call for papers
11) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
12) Bondi Beach honoured as heritage icon
13) Situations Vacant at Heritage Victoria
14) Situation Vacant at Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants -
15) Situation Vacant at VicTrack
1) Link to newsletter from the
Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation
Please find at the following site the newsletter of the Raymond Lemaire
International Centre for Conservation.
I hope you will enjoy reading the newsletter and having a look at the
website. Comments and suggestions are very welcome to
Do not hesitate to pass the link to other people who may be
The general link to information about the K.U.Leuven and about studying
in Leuven for foreign students is available at:
On behalf of the staff of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for
Conservation it is a pleasure wishing you all the best in 2008 and
Prof. Koenraad VAN BALEN
2) 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage
Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - Call for Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage
Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The awards programme, in its
ninth year, recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations
within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in
successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific
region. The deadline for receipt of materials is 31 March 2008.
In addition to the established awards, entries are also accepted for the
Jury Commendation for Innovation to recognize newly-built structures
which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural
design that are well-integrated into historic contexts.
Projects involving buildings more than fifty years old and which were
completed within the last ten years are eligible for consideration.
Houses, commercial, cultural, religious, industrial or institutional
buildings, gardens and bridges, for example, are all eligible for
consideration. Public-private partnership projects such as historic
towns, urban quarters and rural settlements where the essential elements
are more than 50 years old are all eligible.
Entries for the 2008 awards programme must be submitted with an official
entry form, drawings, photographs and project description to the UNESCO
Office of the Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific in
Bangkok. Complete programme information, including an entry form, is
available on the web at
Winners will be announced in June 2008, with a selected number of entries
receiving the "Award of Excellence", "Award of Distinction", "Award of
Merit", "Honourable Mention" and "Jury Commendation".
For more information please contact:
Montira H. Unakul
Office of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the
UNESCO Bangkok Office
Tel: (66 2) 391-0577 ext. 509
Fax: (66 2) 391-0866
3) UNITAR's 'Conservation for Peace'
Workshop, Hiroshima, Japan
"Conservation for Peace"
Hiroshima, Japan, 30 March - 4 April 2008
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office Series on the Management and Conservation on
World Heritage Sites aims to facilitate a better utilization of the 1972
UNESCO World Heritage Convention through providing support to national
policy making and planning, and information exchange on best practices
and case studies. Newly developed "values-based management" methodologies
are applied in all the aspects of natural and cultural heritage
The fifth workshop of the Series will be organized from 30 March to 4
April 2008 in Hiroshima, Japan, and will focus on the potential
implications and roles of heritage in the promotion of peace,
reconciliation and reconstruction in war-torn, post-war and post-disaster
societies. Study tours to the two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima - the
A-Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - will provide a living
laboratory and direct learning opportunities.
Specifically, the workshop will:
- Review the basics of the
World Heritage regime, available information, updates and current trends;
- Elucidate the underlying
principles of values-based heritage management, with a particular focus
- Consider the role of heritage
in war-torn, post-conflict or post-disaster situations;
- Examine leading policies and
strategies, identifying best practices and lessons learned;
- Create long-term management
plans for sites, utilizing nomination dossier or periodical reporting
- Enhance long-term learning
and exchange among the participants.
Participants will be selected from actual or potential heritage site
managers; natural/cultural conservation specialists and trainers; and
decision makers and government officials within national world heritage
administrations, i.e. Ministries of Environment, Culture, Forestry or
Tourism. Priority will be given to representatives from post-conflict
countries/sites affected by man-made or natural disasters. Some slots
will also be made available to national academic institutions,
think-tanks and civil society.
We would like to ask you to submit the names of suitable candidates to
participate in the training workshop for final selection by an ad hoc
selection committee. UNITAR scholarships, given in priority to least
developed country participants, will cover tuition fees, travel,
accommodation and meals. Candidates from industrialised countries are
welcome to apply - they are requested to obtain financial support from
their own countries/organisation but may be accorded an exemption of the
tuition-fee. Number of places being limited, those wishing to apply
should send their application package as soon as possible and no later
than 31 January 2008.
Please refer to our website
http://www.unitar.org/hiroshima/ for more information. Should you
have any questions, please contact Ms. Hiroko Nakayama at
, or Mr. James Short at
thank you in advance for your assistance in the nomination/information
With our kind regards,
UNITAR Hiroshima Office
4) 'Living with Nature: Heritage
Negotiation in the Face of Disasters' - call for abstracts
We welcome abstracts for the WAC-6 Session 'Living with
Nature: Heritage Negotiation in the Face of Disasters', organized by
Benjamin Morris (USA) and Trinidad Rico (Argentina). This session is part
of the Theme 'Our Changing Planet: Past Human Environments in Modern
As the complex combination of material cultures and immaterial practices
handed down from the past to contemporary cultures, heritage has usually
been linked to disaster in the context of war and conflict. Only recently
have scholars begun to explore the internal and external negotiations of
heritage in the aftermath of a natural disaster, recognizing that the
issues facing heritage in crisis cannot be generalized to all forms of
crisis. Taking up archaeology's concern with interactions between humans
and nature, and the way they shape landscape, material culture and
ideology. We invite the examination of the role of heritage as
reconciliation with nature. As entire populations are disrupted and
reassembled after crisis, the crisis therefore becoming an integral part
of those populations' identity and culture, how does this process
manifest itself both in material and in practice? Do cultural activities
or institutions established after disaster mitigate or reinscribe risk
back into the human-environment interaction?
We propose an exploration of the destruction, creation and re-creation of
this relationship, using the tangible and intangible geographies of
natural disasters as a point of departure. We ask, what forms does a
'culture of disaster' take? What does it mean to have a heritage of
We invite papers that explore mechanisms past and present of the
commemoration of disasters and the articulation of 'negative heritage',
as well as papers re-evaluating the boundaries of 'nature' and 'culture'
and their impact in the reinvention of tradition. Also stressed in
these mechanisms is the role of agents and arbiters in the creation and
conservation of heritage -archaeology and conservation, development and
aid, to mention a few. These need to be examined along both historical
and ideological axes, and embedded in questions of the cultural, social
and political limits of local and foreign involvement. In crafting the
heritage of and after disaster, is it helpful to disentangle a
distinction between insiders/outsiders? Finally, what are the long-term
implications of these developments for the fields of archaeology and
conservation? How could these answers aid in the understanding and
improvement of modern disaster management?
Format: 15-20 minute paper, discussion to conclude
Contact: email@example.com and
Deadline for submissions: 19 February 2008
Please refer to WAC 08 for more information:
PhD Student - Archaeology Center
Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology
5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the January 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's Enews
6) Arte-Polis 2 International
Conference and Workshop:
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES AND THE MAKING OF PLACE:
SHARING CREATIVE EXPERIENCES - call for papers
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES AND THE MAKING OF PLACE:
SHARING CREATIVE EXPERIENCES
Bandung, 8-10 August 2008
Building on the success of the first Arte-Polis in 2006, Institute of
Technology Bandung (ITB) is pleased to present Arte-Polis 2, an
international conference and workshop with the theme "Creative
Communities and the Making of Place: Sharing Creative Experiences" to
take place from 8-10 August 2008 in Bandung, Indonesia.
This event is organized jointly by ITB's School of Architecture, Planning
and Policy Development, School of Business and Management, Research
Center for Fine Arts and Design, and Research Center for Information and
Communication Technology, in collaboration with the Center for Urban
Design Studies in Bandung.
The aim of Arte-Polis 2 is to bring together academics, community
leaders, local governments, policy-makers and professionals from
different regions of the world concerned with the quality of life and
livelihood of creative communities in both urban and rural settings.
Participants are expected from a diverse range of disciplines, including
architecture and planning, business and management, cultural and
development studies, design and visual arts, economics, geography,
information and communication technology, and others. Its objective is to
share international experiences and knowledge regarding current issues,
best practices and policy implications on the relationship between
creative communities and place-making.
This International Conference will critically debate and discuss the following issues :
(1) How and to what extent does the creative economy influence community
(2) How does this phenomenon differ in the cultural and economic contexts
of cities in developing countries from those of developed countries?
(3) How can creative industries be managed, planned and designed to
improve the quality of places for their communities?
The two-day International Conference on Friday and Saturday, 8 and 9
August 2008 will critically address the theme "Creative Communities and
the Making of Place" through a number of diverse topics, such as, but not
- Creative economy clusters and
human settlements development
- Design and planning of public
spaces for creative expression
- Creative leadership,
entrepreneurship and management
- Financing creative ventures,
organizations and partnerships
- Creative design innovation
and access to global markets
- Craft communities empowerment
and public-private initiatives
- Creative converters of
information technology in global communities
- Virtual communities and the
challenges of digital divide
- Creative industries and
implication on spatial planning policies
- Institutional capacity
building for creative governance
- Theoretical discourses on
creativity, community and place
- Education and training for
creativity, design and entrepreneurship
The Workshop on Sunday, 10 August 2008 offers local and
action-oriented sessions that harness the creative potential of
communities in Bandung, the fourth largest city in Indonesia with a
population of 2.5 million people. One session, a place-making design
charrette, will propose visionary and implementable strategies for
community development of a creative cluster in Bandung. Other independent
activities such as exhibitions, festivals, and art/music events
showcasing Bandung's creative communities will also take place during the
month of August 2008.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS
Abstracts of 300 words maximum (Arial 11 font, single-spaced, MS-Word
document, no images) are invited to address the theme and issues raised
in the International Conference introduction. Author's name, institution,
e-mail, mailing address, Abstract Title and indication of either a Paper
or Poster session they would like to be considered for, must be provided
on a separate page. Authors should provide Abstract Title as File-Name
and send as attachment file by 21 MARCH 2008 to the Organizing
Committee's e-mail at
Abstracts received will be blind-reviewed by members of the Advisory
Committee and designated Reviewers. Authors will be notified of the
results. Based on their recommendations, the Organizing Committee will
allocate selected Abstracts and subsequent Papers to topical Parallel
Sessions or the Poster session. Should an Abstract be selected for
presentation in the Conference, the Author will be invited to send an
expanded or full version of the Paper. Guidelines will be provided on the
format, margins, fonts, maximum number of pages and possible insertion of
images for Papers, as well as the format for Posters. Only English edited
papers will be accepted, and Authors should keep in accordance with these
guidelines for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.
21 March 2008 - Deadline for Abstract submission
21 April 2008 - Notification of Abstract review results begins
21 June 2008 - Deadline for Papers submission
1 July 2008 - Deadline for Early-Bird Conference Registration and payment
of Fees, particularly for participants presenting Papers
1 August 2008 - Deadline for Conference Registration and payment of
Walk-in Registration on day of Conference subject to availability of
All selected Abstracts will be compiled in a book and, together with
a CD-ROM of the Conference Proceedings, will be provided to registered
participants at the Conference venue. Conference Proceedings in book
form, containing Papers received by the above deadline, will also be
available for purchase during the Conference.
English is the official language for all Conference business,
including Abstracts, Papers, presentations and correspondence.
Translation between Bahasa Indonesia and English will be provided during
the Workshop day to facilitate discussion with and presentation to local
stakeholders and/or municipal officials.
The idyllic campus of Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) is the
venue for this international event. The Conference and Workshop will be
held in ITB's Great Hall (Aula), designed by architect Henri Maclaine
Pont in the early 20th-century.
For further information and inquiries, please contact:
Organizing Committee, Arte-Polis 2 International Conference and
Attn. Dr. Woerjantari Soedarsono, chairperson
School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development - Institute of
LabTek. IXB, 2nd Floor. Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, INDONESIA
Tel (+62-22) 250-4962
Fax (+62-22) 253-0705
7) Workshop Reminder: 'Heritage
Tourism and Sustainable Development in Laos'
A Workshop organised by:
Cultural Heritage Unit, Department of History, University of Melbourne,
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University
Date: Thursday 28th February 2008
Registration from 9am; Workshop starts at 9.30am.
Cost: $10 to cover lunch
Venue: University of Melbourne (further details to be supplied
Dr Colin Long (Deakin University)
Professor William Logan (Deakin University)
Tony Donovan (Netherlands Development Agency)
Mr Thongvanh Thongdy - Prince Souphanouvong Museum, Vientiane
Dr Keir Reeves, University of Melbourne
For further details or to RSVP, please contact Colin Long
8) Conference Announcement:
MANAGING THE FUTURE OF HISTORIC VESSELS
MANAGING THE FUTURE OF HISTORIC VESSELS
Saturday 8 March 2008
Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.
$60 ($50 for Australian Maritime Museum Council Members)
This conference will critically examine the many and varied approaches to
historic vessel restoration, as well as reporting on practical
With Australian and international speakers, the day will be of interest
to a wide range of people including professional boat builders,
conservation, museum and heritage professionals and all those with a love
of maritime heritage.
Cost of the conference includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, a
welcome reception alongside James Craig on 7 March and entry to
the 2008 Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on 8 and 9 March.
For the full conference programme and to register, please visit
9) Hand Split Eucalypt Shingles
available from a Tasmanian supplier
The undersigned is offering for immediate sale a consignment
of 5000 hand split Eucalypt shingles suitable for roofing historic
buildings. The shingles are 450 long x 95 wide x 8-10 thick (measurements
in mm), and are dry (they were split in November 2007).
The shingles can be supplied on palettes, and be freighted to anywhere in
Unit cost $1.20, plus cost of freight / handling.
Orders for further consignments are invited.
Please contact Gary Smith on 0429 794 319.
10) INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE
YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE - call for
ICOMOS 16th General Assembly and International Scientific
INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN
Quebec, Canada, September 27-28, 2008
ICOMOS Canada and the 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International
Scientific Symposium Organizing Committee are happy to invite those who
are under 35 and are studying or have graduated less than 5 years ago in
one of the fields related to cultural heritage preservation to
participate in the INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND
PROFESSIONALS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE that will take place on September
27-28, in Quebec, Canada under the theme Reflecting together on the
Spirit of Place.
The Call for papers, the provisional program and all information
concerning registration to this Forum are available on the Web site of
the 16th General Assembly, at
The Organizing Committee is currently searching for some funding to help
those who may need it. Information on this topic will be posted on the
Web site as it becomes available. We strongly recommend that you visit
the site frequently. Those who will register to both the Forum and the
General Assembly will benefit from a special rate.
Please feel free to forward this message to any institution or individual
who might be concerned or interested by its content.
We hope to welcome you in great number in Quebec, next September.
Quebec ICOMOS 2008, Organizing Committee
11) Australia ICOMOS New
Do YOU know anyone who fits into the categories below who may
be interested in joining ICOMOS?
- a heritage professional, with
at least 3 years of heritage experience? (Member)
- at the beginning of a career
in architecture, archaeology, planning or history, with 3 years
experience and under 30 years of age? (Young Professional)
- working in a relevant
heritage field but with less than 3 years of professional experience?
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members, has various membership categories
and encourages applications to be made to the Secretariat. The membership
forms and details are available on the web page
www.icomos.org/australia and from Georgia Meros at the Secretariat,
phone 03 9251 7131 or email
Existing members are often involved in encouraging new members to join
and in providing nominations, so it is important that they are aware of
As a professional organisation, Australia ICOMOS takes pride in its
membership. We have an established process for member applications and a
number of categories of membership, to cater for people with different
levels of experience and interests.
For full international members, the application requirements are more
onerous and include:
- At least three years
professional experience with a core focus on heritage conservation;
- Demonstrated willingness and
ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical
- A completed application form
with signed nominations by two financial, Full International Members of
- A brief (50-100 words)
statement from one of your nominators supporting your application;
- A statement of relevant
- A full Curriculum Vitae; and
- Payment of the correct
The statement of relevant professional experience is an important
component of the application as it allows applicants to demonstrate the
required experience focussed on heritage conservation, especially the use
of the Burra Charter and ability to practice within the Ethical
Commitment Statement. It is different from the standard CV.
All applications are received at the Secretariat and referred to the
Executive Committee (EC) for consideration. Completed applications must
be received 4-6 weeks before the Executive Committee meeting date to
allow consideration otherwise they are held over to the next
Applications would need to be in to the Secretariat:
- by 25th January to be
considered at the February EC Meeting
- by the 18th April to be
considered at the May EC Meeting.
Please note that those who want to apply for Australia ICOMOS membership
to get members rates and attend the ICOMOS General Assembly in Quebec in
September 2008 will need to submit applications to the Secretariat by mid
July to allow consideration at the August EC meeting.
Think about it now...
Please contact the Membership Secretary, Helen Wilson on
firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is
12) Bondi Beach honoured as
On the eve of Australia Day, our nation's most recognised and
cherished beach - Bondi - has been elevated to the National Heritage
List, Australia's highest heritage honour. The listing recognises Bondi's
key role in developing Australia's beach culture, and its central place
in our world famous surf lifesaving movement.
At Bondi today, Australian Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the
Arts, Peter Garrett, celebrated the listing with lifesavers, locals and
members of the world-famous winter swimming group the Bondi
Media contact: Margot Marshall (02) 6277 7640 or
0418 624 847
13) Situations Vacant at Heritage
LOCATION: Abbotsford, Victoria
- $48,714 - $59,147 plus 9%
- Fulltime / Fixed term: 12
Do you have a qualification in conservation of cultural materials? Are
you a team player? If so, read on...
As Conservator you will be responsible for the condition assessment and
conservation of a variety of objects from a diverse range of heritage
places. The main focus of the role is the conservation of material from
land and maritime archaeological sides. The role is also required to
provide materials conservation advice to Heritage Victoria staff and
Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria
are to be submitted online at
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 29 January 2008
POSITION: Heritage Project Officer
LOCATION: Melbourne CBD, Victoria
- Fixed term: 12-month / Full
time or part time
- $60,307 - $68,424
The Heritage Project Officer assists in the delivery of strategic
projects and new initiatives within Heritage Victoria. They will
provide high level advice on individual projects, and help deliver the
statutory functions of the Executive Director, Heritage and the Heritage
Council of Victoria. This will include the development of
legislation, policy, procedures and standards.
For further information and to download a position description, visit
Applications complete with statements addressing the Key Selection
Criteria and a resume are to be submitted on-line by visiting
Please note that applications not addressing Key Selection Criteria
may not be considered.
Closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2008.
POSITION: Heritage Support Officer
LOCATION: East Melbourne, Victoria
- Full time / Fixed Term for 2
- $48,714 - $59,147
Are you customer focused? Do you have exceptional written
communication skills? If so, read on...
As Heritage Support Officer, you will provide high level administrative
support to both Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council. This will
include meeting set-up and minute taking, follow-up actions arising from
meetings, and other administrative tasks as required. You will also
support the Heritage Council's hearings officer, and will also be
responsible for discreet project work, including data input and
Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria
outlined in the file attachment are to be submitted online at
Closing date for applications is Thursday 31 January
14) Situation Vacant at Lovell
Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants: Architect
Lovell Chen is a well respected Melbourne based firm of
Architects and Heritage Consultants with more than 25 years' experience
in design and heritage.
We currently have a position available for a qualified architect in our
Conservation Works team. A proven interest in Building Conservation
along with experience in traditional building materials is
Proficient in AutoCAD
Written communication skills in technical reports
Verbal communication skills required for client liaison
Proficient in Microsoft Office
You should be able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
Salary is negotiable based on experience.
Note: although Lovell Chen is looking for experience due to this
unique field of work Graduate Architects with a proven interest / field
of study related to Building Conservation are asked to apply. You
must still have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Please send your CV to Delwyn Lloyd,
15) Situation Vacant at
Project Manager - General Projects (Heritage)
VicTrack wishes to appoint a professional to undertake the following
- Effectively plan, organise,
manage and co-ordinate a range of projects undertaken within the
organisation, including Heritage restoration. This covers the spectrum
from implementation through to completion with the constraints of time,
budget, scope and effect on operations.
- Ensure that construction
standards with regards to safety, reliability and quality are maintained
and the objectives of the client are met.
- Administer contracts on a
commercial basis to ensure the company trades in a competitive, cost
effective manner with emphasis on financial performance, safety and
fulfilment of heritage and community commitments.
- Identify work practices, work
methods and productivity improvements that can be made both during the
course of the project and for the long-term benefit of the company.
Should you be interested in this role please contact Carmel Parker at
email@example.com or on (03) 9619 8642.
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