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Friday 28 March 2008

1)  News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
2)  Seminar at Deakin University - Lollies or Lolita: Contemporary redefinitions of childhood
3)  Intangible Cultural Heritage Symposium, 1 - 3 July 2008 - program
4)  World Heritage Day Event - Western Australia
5)  Opportunity to contribute to restoration of the PNG Old House of Assembly
Situations Vacant...
6)  Grieve Gillett - Conservation Architect, Adelaide
7)  Godden Mackay Logan - Research Assistant


1) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
ICOMOS International Secretariat e-news
no 34, 21 March 2008
A compendium of news received from various sources including organisations other than ICOMOS and re-transmitted (unedited and only in the original language received) for the benefit of ICOMOS Committees and members. The ICOMOS International Secretariat is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information provided. Opinions expressed in the ICOMOS International e-news are not necessarily those of ICOMOS or its Executive Committee and events announced are not automatically endorsed by ICOMOS.


ICOMOS 16th General Assembly news: Online Registration now available

The website of the 16th General Assembly has received various updates. It is now possible to register online for the event.
Online registration
You can reserve a hotel room at the moment of your registration. A list of the available hotels can be consulted on the Assembly website.
Hotel reservation
The organising committee has also concluded an agreement with Star Alliance for special prices for participants of the General Assembly. You can get up to 20% discount with the Star Alliance network following the instructions on the Website.
Air transportation


ISC on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration /
ICOMOS Austria:
Vienna Congress: Theory and Practice of Conservation and Preservation
a mutual process, 23-27 April 2008

in memoriam Alois Riegl (1858-1905)


Heiligenkreuzerhof (Schonlaterngasse 5 / Grashofgasse 3, 1010 Vienna)



April 23: Arrival Day

Welcome Meeting, Heiligenkreuzerhof

April 24

Introduction: Michael Petzet

Session 1: Pillars of conservation - reflections on the roots. Chair: Michael Petzet

The aim is to relate the relevant reflections on the roots to the contemporary tendencies of conservation in theory and practice.- What still has relevance what has remained of the "pillars of conservation", what of its thinking should still be implemented in the future etc, etc.
Jukka Jokilehto: The idea of conservation an overview
Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard: Viollet le Duc and his followers, French theories in the 19th century
Peter Burman: John Ruskin & his relevance for today

Continuation of Session 1. Chair: Jukka Jokilehto

Andreas Lehne: Georg Dehio, Alois Riegl, Max Dvo ak a threshold in theory development
Ursula Schadler-Saub: "Teoria e metodologia del restauro" Italian contributions to conservation in theory and practice

Session 2: Doctrinal texts in review. Chair: Josef Stulc

The validity of historical documents within the changed globalised world should be questioned. To what extent are these documents viable? What is the sustainable potential are there parts that need to be more strengthened etc, etc.
Andrzej Tomaszewski: From Athens 1931 to Venice 1964: history or actuality?
Irmela Spelsberg: Cultural landscape in the theoretical documents. Critical review.
Boguslaw Szmygin: Doctrinal texts evaluation - formal analysis and proposals

Continuation of Session 2. Chair: Tamas Fejerdy

Jorg Haspel: Contrast vs. Context. A conflict and its background
Duncan Marshall: The Burra Charter in an International Context
Michael Falser: From Venice 1964 to Nara 1994 changing concepts of authenticity?


Buchprasentation Bohlau Verlag. KHM Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Bassano Saal
Werner Telesko: Kulturraum Osterreich
Wilfried Lipp: Kultur des Bewahrens. Schragansichten zur Denkmalpflege
Panel discussion: Kulturerbe" zwischen Bewahren und historischer Erforschung
Wilfried Seipel (Generaldirektor KHM), Wilfried Lipp (ICOMOS Osterreich, LK OO), Werner Telesko (Osterreichische Akademie d. Wissenschaften), Jorg Haspel (ICOMOS BRD, LK Berlin)

April 25

Session 3: Perspectives of the scientific committees. Chair: Gustavo Araoz

The mutual process between theory and practice will be illustrated from the point of view of specific fields within conservation and preservation. The key question is: in what ways does practice influence theory formation?
Thomas Danzl: Coatings and Sacrificial Layers: Curse or Boon of a 20th Century Conservation Practice
Natalia Dushkina: "Challenge of change" and the 20th century Heritage
Christoph Machat: The vernacular between theory and practice
Erzsebet Kovacs: Theory and practical issues of conservation in the context of tourism
Zbigniew Kobylinski: Archeology: the conflict between science and visualisation

Session 4: Conservation philosophy in today's reality. Chair: Peter Burman

Conservation philosophy and today's reality differ quite often. From the point of view of various regions of the world this divergent situation will be shown and it will be discussed how conservation philosophy can become integrated in the prevalent awareness.
Giora Solar: Religions and Conservation
Dinu Bumbaru: Communities, Communications and Conservation Philosophy
Gustavo Araoz: The role of the Americas in theory development and theory perception
Wilfried Lipp: The cult of authenticity in a world of fake

Continuation of Session 4. Chair: Dinu Bumbaru

Gamini Wijesuriya: Conservation in Context
Eduard F. Sekler: In Defence of Principles
Final Discussion
Dinner / Heuriger (optional)

April 26


Vienna Zentralfriedhof to the gravesite of Alois Riegl
Wachau World Heritage Site


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Lipp
Prasident ICOMOS Osterreich
Rainerstrabe 11
A-4020 Linz
Tel: 0043 (0)732 664421
Fax: 0043 (0)732 664421-33


APPEAR Guide on Managing archaeological remains in towns and cities now online

The APPEAR (Accessibility Projects for the Sustainable Preservation and Enhancement of Urban Sub-soil Archaeological Remains) Guide on Managing archaeological remains in towns & cities, of which ICOMOS is a project partner, is now available online.


The Website of the APPEAR Guide can be accessed at

Download the APPEAR Guide

PDF, 236 Pages, English:
PDF, 245 Pages, French:


Call for Proposals: ESF Exploratory Workshops 2008

Each year the European Science Foundation (ESF) awards funding for some 50-60 Exploratory Workshops across all scientific domains. With their small format, the Exploratory Workshops are a privileged venue for the articulation of emerging research needs in the Humanities.
Workshop proposals should show that convenors want to use them to open up new questions and directions in research or to explore emerging research fields. Proposals should demonstrate the potential for initiating follow-up research activities and/or developing future collaborative actions.
Interdisciplinary topics and topics related to the building and use of research infrastructures are also eligible.
Awards of up to max. 15 000 EUR are intended to cover costs for small, interactive and output-oriented discussion meetings of maximum 30 participants to be held between 1 February and 31 December 2009.


The deadline for the receipt of proposals is 29 April 2008 (16:00 CET). Full details and contact information can be consulted at .


Call for Papers: 4th International Forum of Studies "Mediterranean City"

Reggio Calabria, Italy, 27-28-29 May, 2008


-      The city and the water
-      The historical city as dwelling place
-      The plural city as a synthesis of civilisation



The titles of contributions and abstracts of 1.000 keystrokes maximum (doc or txt document format) should be forwarded by email to: by March 31st, 2008. Texts will be acknowledged by April 7th , 2008. Papers of 8.000 keystrokes (together with two illustrations 300 dpi .tiff format) should be forwarded by April 30th 2008.
All abstracts should be submitted in English, French or Italian languages. Abstracts should include: title of paper, full name, institution of affiliation, current position, and email address.

Conference website

Full paper format, submission guidelines, registration, accommodation and further
information are available at the conference website


SPRECOMAH II: Val de Loire (France), 26-31 May 2008

The second SPRECOMAH "Seminar on preventive conservation, maintenance and monitoring of the architectural heritage", supported by the EU under the 6th Framework programme, will take place in Val de Loire (France) during the week of 26 May 2008.
After the successful first seminar of the "SPRECOMAH" project, that took place in Leuven (Belgium) in June 2007, the sharing, exchange and upgrading of results of other EC supported projects related to the preventive conservation of the architectural heritage will be pursued . We kindly invite you to visit the Sprecomah website, where you can find also the invitation and information about both seminars:



The deadline for applications to the seminar is 24 March 2008. The online application system can be accessed at


International Conference: Smart High Rise Development in Metropolitan Cities,
29-31 May 2008, Gdansk, Poland

A session at the international conference on Smart High Rise Development in Metropolitain Cities is dedicated to "Tall buildings in an heritage environment":

Tall buildings in an heritage environment

What effect do high-rise buildings have on the historic townscape and street scenery of the city centre? What are the conditions of locating high-rise buildings in a historical context and how can the design complement and add value to an historic setting? What is a good practice and policy caring for the environment at a citywide and neighbourhood level?

Conference homepage:


Conference brochure: (PDF)



INTA Secretariat
Toussaintkade 71
2513 CL
The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31.70.324 4526
Fax: +31.70.328 0727


Archimedes Newsletter, issue 02

The ARCHIMEDES (Actions to Regenerate Cities and Help Innovative Mediterranean Economic Development Enhancing Sustainability) project is co-financed by the European Commission within the MED-PACT programme. This programme is dedicated to the cooperation among local authorites in the Southern and Northern sides of the Mediterranean Sea.
The MED-PACT programme falls within the framework of the Barcelona Process which aims at promoting prosperity, democracy, stability and security in the Mediterranean basin.
The Euro-Med Partnership Regional Strategy Paper 2002-2006 recognized the necessity to cooperate at civil society level in order to implement the third chapter of Barcelona Process (entitled "Partnership in social, cultural and human affairs") and to develop "understanding between people, despite political ups-and-downs".


Homepage of the Archimedes Project:
The second issue of the Archimedes Newsletter can now be downloaded at: (PDF)


Europa Nostra Newsletter: March 2008

The latest Newsletter from Europa Nostra can now be consulted at:

International Council on Monuments and Sites/
Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites
International Secretariat / Secretariat International

49-51 rue de la Federation
75015 Paris France
Tel : 33 (0) 1 45 67 67 70
Fax : 33 (0) 1 45 66 06 22
e-mail :


2)  Seminar at Deakin University - Lollies or Lolita: Contemporary redefinitions of childhood
Presenter:  Dr Gwenda Davey, Honorary Fellow, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Worrying about definitions of childhood is not a new phenomenon:  writers such as Aries, de Mause, Freud, Piaget, Erikson and more recently Neil Postman (Disappearance of Childhood) have all written extensively on the subject.
Contemporary angst about childhood has come out of the academy into the general population, with concerns about obesity, child abuse and the sexualisation of children.
In their book Children of the Lucky Country? (2005), Stanley, Richardson and Prior contend that Australian society has let children down on many dimensions, although they acknowledge that some research is inconclusive.
Not only Australian society sees the need for improvement: currently Germany is mounting a campaign of kinderfreundlichkeit, to encourage nationally more positive attitudes towards children, and England's national lottery has recently funded a one billion pound project for children called PlayEngland.
Conversely, many primary schools in the United States have abolished playtime (recess) in the wake of George W Bush's No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.
Some popular anxiety about childhood can be directly attributed to the culture of fear which pervades our society, and which has been extensively discussed by writers such as the English sociologist Frank Furedi.
Fear has also had an effect on the implementation of the Australian Research Council Childhood, Tradition and Change project, initiated in 2006.
The news isn't all bad.  Some preliminary findings will be given in a short powerpoint presentation from the National Library's 2005 pilot project into children's play.
Traditional play is alive and well in many primary school playgrounds, and through their play children show their intelligence, sensibility and resilience.
There is no entry charge and everyone is welcome
Venue: The Blue Room, Building B Room 2.20, Deakin University
For a map of the campus see


3) Intangible Cultural Heritage Symposium, 1 - 3 July 2008 - program
                                                IN ASSOCIATION WITH
1 - 3 July 2008
Venue: St Peter's Hall, 15 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne
This exciting symposium will consider intangible cultural heritage, a relatively new concept in heritage circles. Intangible heritage has assumed considerable international prominence and all national governments have been invited to contribute to the discussion. It involves people and traditions: knowledge, skills, creativity, products, resources, spaces.
Questions to be considered include: What is the appropriate relationship of intangible heritage to other elements of conventional heritage such as objects, monuments and sites? What role do traditional rituals, art forms, and crafts play in the life of individuals and contemporary communities?
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is considering the opportunities and implications for the intangible cultural heritage field. A number of international speakers and well-known local speakers will investigate the concept from many different angles and promote wider debate on the issues.
8:00 am          Registration
9.00 am          Welcome to Country
            Conference Opening
                        Master of Ceremonies: Dr Barry Jones, AO
9. 15 am         Session 1: Setting the Agenda
            Welcome by the Chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria
Dr Celestina Sagazio and Tracey Avery: 'The National Trust and Intangible Cultural Heritage: A New Field of Endeavour'
            Keynote Speaker: Dr Richard Engelhardt, UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific Region: 'Towards the Intangible - The Emerging Paradigm Shift in the Understanding of Heritage and its Safeguarding'
10.30 am        Discussion of the Engelhardt paper
10.40 am        Morning Tea 
11.10 am        Session 2: Intangible Cultural Heritage: Scope and Issues
Marcia Sant'Anna, Director, Intangible Cultural Heritage Dept, Iphan, Brazil: 'Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Brazil'
Dr Heather Builth, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University: 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Australians: A Victorian Example'
Prof William Logan, Director, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University: 'Playing the Devil's Advocate: Protecting Intangible Cultural Heritage as an Infringement of Human Rights'
1:00 pm          Lunch
2:00 pm          Session 3: Whose Heritage?
            Rebecca Fleming, heritage consultant, Portland Heritage Services, 'Celebrating Community Heritage: Intangible Heritage and the Community Group'    
Herman Kiriama, Head, Coastal Archaeology, Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa: 'Kenya's Shimoni Caves: Contested Meanings'
            Dr Pam Maclean, School of History, Heritage and Society, Deakin University: 'Jewish Heritage in Melbourne'
3:45 pm          Afternoon Tea
4:15 pm          Session 4: Children's Heritage
            Prof Kate Darian-Smith, School of History, University of Melbourne: 'Australian Children's Folklore: Playing with Intangible Heritage'
            Dr Fiona Magowan, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland: 'Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory'
6:30 pm          Special Event: Watch House Experience
Participate in the National Trust's renowned Crime & Justice Experience. Be arrested and photographed by a Charge Sergeant, get locked up in the cells, and experience an environment unchanged since the police and inmates left.
                        Location: City Watch House, Russell Street, Melbourne
                        Refreshments will be served.
9:00 am          Session 5: Performance as Heritage
            Prof Robert Pascoe, Dean Laureate, Victoria University: 'Sport: The Unbearable Lightness of a Bag of Wind'
James Charlwood, stone mason: 'Traditional Skills - Intangible or Tangible Heritage?'
Assoc Prof Richard Divall OBE, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne: 'Music in Australian Heritage: The Great South Land Unheard'
10:45 am        Morning Tea
11:15 am        Session 6: Protecting Intangible Cultural Heritage: Management Issues
            Dr Jane Harrington, Director Conservation & Infrastructure, Port Arthur: 'Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage: Competing Global and Local Values'
            Marilyn C Truscott, Secretary, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage: 'Place or Space? Reconnecting Heritage: Developing the Teemaneng Declaration on the Intangible Heritage of Cultural Spaces as International Standard for ICOMOS Conservation Practice'
Dr Hannah Lewi, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne: 'Conveying the Intangible: Possible Techniques of Interpretation'
1:00 pm          Lunch
2:00 pm          Session 7: The Way Forward?
            Summary of Proceedings
            Round Table Discussion:
            1.  Should Australia move into the field of Intangible Cultural heritage by ratifying the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage?
            2.  Should the National Trust move into the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage protection, and, if so, how?
4:00 pm          Afternoon Tea
9.00 am - 12.00 noon   Tours of East Melbourne sites: Parliament House, St Patrick's Cathedral, Synagogue, Tasma Terrace etc
Lunch: noon - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tours of Jewish sites in St Kilda (Jewish Museum, Synagogue)
The National Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University, Australia ICOMOS, and the Heritage Council of Victoria.
COST: $150 (full), $140 (professional: National Trust, Australia ICOMOS, Museums Australia), $120 (full-time students) for both days; $75, $70, $60 for one day
Tours: $10 for East Melbourne tours     $12 for Jewish sites tours (this includes afternoon tea at the Jewish Museum)
Watch House Experience: $20
Send payment to ICH Symposium, National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 4 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, 3000. The program can be downloaded from
Enquiries: Dr Celestina Sagazio  (03) 9656 9824 ;
After the symposium there is a conference organised by the  Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ). The SAHANZ Conference in Geelong starts on Thursday night (3 July) with registration and opening, followed by the conference on 4 -6 July 2008. For enquiries contact Dr Ursula de Jong


4) World Heritage Day (April 18) Event - Western Australia
WA ICOMOS and RAIA (WA) heritage committee invite you to St Bartholomew's Chapel, East Perth Cemeteries, to hear Fr Placid Spearritt OSB, Abbott of New Norcia, address the question What makes a site sacred? as part of world wide celebrations of World Heritage Day. A tour of East Perth Cemeteries exploring the conservation and management of Victorian cemeteries before the presentation will be led by Sarah Murphy, Manager Properties and Collections, National Trust of Australia (WA) and Phil Palmer, Senior Landscape Architect, EPCAD. Refreshments will be served after the event.
Places are limited so please RSVP no later that 11 April to Janet Sully (08) 9388 2810 or .
ICOMOS & RAIA members    $10 (lecture only, tour free)
Others                                     $15 (lecture only, tour free)


5) Opportunity to contribute to restoration of the PNG Old House of Assembly
PNG's Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Director of the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery are seeking the assistance of interested parties in the restoration work of the PNG Old House of Assembly.
For further information, please email Michael Kisombo,


6) Grieve Gillett - Conservation Architect, Adelaide
Grieve Gillett, an Adelaide based architecture practice, is seeking an experienced heritage architect skilled in heritage assessment, the preparation of Conservation Management Plans and architectural conservation projects. Our heritage project workload is expanding and an opportunity exists to become a part of an established team of architects working in the field.  Applicants should have at least five years experience in heritage conservation, preferably be a member of Aust. ICOMOS and also be registered as an architect (or have equivalent professional experience).
Please forward applications to Michael Queale, Senior Conservation Architect, Grieve Gillett Pty Ltd - by 8 April, 2008.
For information regarding our practice profile, visit au .


7) Godden Mackay Logan - Research Assistant


Leading Australian heritage consultancy, Godden Mackay Logan, is seeking an enthusiastic Research Assistant to provide project support to Consulting staff.
GML provides high level heritage advice on major private sector projects and undertakes benchmark heritage studies for public sector clients.  We offer innovative and responsible heritage consultancy services of the highest quality.  Our multi-disciplinary in-house team of consulting staff has expertise in built heritage, urban planning, archaeology, industrial sites and interpretation.

You will have a degree in planning, architecture, arts (with heritage focus) and/or you may be studying towards a masters of heritage Conservation or similar.  You will have excellent writing and general research skills.  Importantly, you will have the enthusiasm to take on a wide variety of tasks, and the acumen to grow and develop your skills and knowledge in heritage consulting.

We have an exciting range of projects and advisory work underway and opportunities for professional development and advancement.  We also have a training and development program that encourages all staff to grow and expand their skills and knowledge.

Or main office is based in Sydney. We also have a small office in Canberra and undertake interstate work.

GML is an AS/NZL ISO 9001:2000 quality certified company.

For a position description or other information contact Geoff Ashley, Senior Associate, on (02) 9319 4811. Send your application to

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