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1) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
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2) Seminar at Deakin University - Lollies or Lolita: Contemporary
redefinitions of childhood
3) Intangible Cultural Heritage Symposium, 1 - 3 July 2008 -
4) World Heritage Day Event - Western Australia
5) Opportunity to contribute to restoration of the PNG Old House of
6) Grieve Gillett - Conservation Architect, Adelaide
7) Godden Mackay Logan - Research Assistant
1) News from ICOMOS International
ICOMOS International Secretariat
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
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.
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.
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.
ISC on Theory and Philosophy of
Conservation and Restoration /
Vienna Congress: Theory and Practice of Conservation and
a mutual process, 23-27 April 2008
in memoriam Alois Riegl (1858-1905)
VenueHeiligenkreuzerhof (Schonlaterngasse 5 /
Grashofgasse 3, 1010 Vienna)
April 23: Arrival Day
Welcome Meeting, Heiligenkreuzerhof
Introduction: Michael Petzet
Session 1: Pillars of conservation - reflections on the roots.
Chair: Michael PetzetThe 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
Andreas Lehne: Georg Dehio, Alois Riegl, Max Dvo ak a threshold in theory
Ursula Schadler-Saub: "Teoria e metodologia del restauro" Italian
contributions to conservation in theory and practice
Session 2: Doctrinal texts in review. Chair: Josef
StulcThe 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
Irmela Spelsberg: Cultural landscape in the theoretical documents.
Boguslaw Szmygin: Doctrinal texts evaluation - formal analysis and
Continuation of Session 2. Chair: Tamas Fejerdy17:00
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
Buchprasentation Bohlau Verlag. KHM Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna,
Werner Telesko: Kulturraum Osterreich
Wilfried Lipp: Kultur des Bewahrens. Schragansichten zur
Panel discussion: Kulturerbe" zwischen Bewahren und historischer
Wilfried Seipel (Generaldirektor KHM), Wilfried Lipp (ICOMOS Osterreich,
LK OO), Werner Telesko (Osterreichische Akademie d. Wissenschaften), Jorg
Haspel (ICOMOS BRD, LK Berlin)
April 25The 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?
Session 3: Perspectives of the scientific committees. Chair: Gustavo
Thomas Danzl: Coatings and Sacrificial Layers: Curse or Boon of a 20th
Century Conservation Practice
Natalia Dushkina: "Challenge of change" and the 20th century
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
Session 4: Conservation philosophy in today's reality. Chair:
Peter BurmanConservation 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
Giora Solar: Religions and Conservation
Dinu Bumbaru: Communities, Communications and Conservation
Gustavo Araoz: The role of the Americas in theory development and theory
Wilfried Lipp: The cult of authenticity in a world of fake
Continuation of Session 4. Chair: Dinu Bumbaru17:00
Gamini Wijesuriya: Conservation in Context
Eduard F. Sekler: In Defence of Principles
Dinner / Heuriger (optional)
Vienna Zentralfriedhof to the gravesite of Alois Riegl
Wachau World Heritage Site
Contact:Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Lipp
Prasident ICOMOS Osterreich
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.
WebsiteThe Website of the APPEAR Guide can be accessed at
Download the APPEAR GuidePDF, 236 Pages, English:
PDF, 245 Pages, French:
Call for Proposals: ESF Exploratory Workshops
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
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
The deadline for the receipt of proposals is 29 April
2008 (16:00 CET). Full details and contact information can be
Call for Papers: 4th International
Forum of Studies "Mediterranean City"
Reggio Calabria, Italy, 27-28-29 May, 2008
- The city and the
- The historical city as dwelling
- The plural city as a synthesis of
The titles of contributions and abstracts of 1.000
keystrokes maximum (doc or txt document format) should be forwarded 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 websiteFull paper format, submission
guidelines, registration, accommodation and further
information are available at the conference website
SPRECOMAH II: Val de Loire (France), 26-31 May
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
Tall buildings in an heritage environmentWhat 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?
Tel.: +31.70.324 4526
Fax: +31.70.328 0727
Archimedes Newsletter, issue
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
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
Homepage of the Archimedes
The second issue of the Archimedes Newsletter can now be downloaded
Europa Nostra Newsletter: March
The latest Newsletter from Europa Nostra can now be consulted
2) Seminar at Deakin
University - Lollies or Lolita: Contemporary redefinitions of
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
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
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
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
Fear has also had an effect on the implementation of the Australian
Research Council Childhood, Tradition and Change project, initiated in
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
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
NATIONAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA (VICTORIA)
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
HERITAGE COUNCIL OF VICTORIA
INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE: A NEW FIELD OF ENDEAVOUR
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,
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
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.
DAY 1: TUESDAY, 1 JULY 2008
9.00 am Welcome to
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
10.30 am Discussion of the
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
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
Session 3: Whose Heritage?
Rebecca Fleming, heritage consultant, Portland Heritage Services,
'Celebrating Community Heritage: Intangible Heritage and the Community
Herman Kiriama, Head, Coastal Archaeology, Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa:
'Kenya's Shimoni Caves: Contested Meanings'
Maclean, School of History, Heritage and Society, Deakin University:
'Jewish Heritage in Melbourne'
3:45 pm Afternoon
Session 4: Children's Heritage
Kate Darian-Smith, School of History, University of Melbourne:
'Australian Children's Folklore: Playing with Intangible Heritage'
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.
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 2 JULY 2008
Session 5: Performance as Heritage
Robert Pascoe, Dean Laureate, Victoria University: 'Sport: The Unbearable
Lightness of a Bag of Wind'
James Charlwood, stone mason: 'Traditional Skills - Intangible or
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
Jane Harrington, Director Conservation & Infrastructure, Port Arthur:
'Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage: Competing Global and Local
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
Dr Hannah Lewi, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning,
University of Melbourne: 'Conveying the Intangible: Possible Techniques
1:00 pm Lunch
Session 7: The Way Forward?
Summary of Proceedings
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
DAY 3: THURSDAY, 3 JULY
9.00 am - 12.00 noon Tours of East Melbourne sites:
Parliament House, St Patrick's Cathedral, Synagogue, Tasma Terrace
Lunch: noon - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tours of Jewish sites in St Kilda (Jewish Museum,
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
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
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
Places are limited so please RSVP no later that 11 April to Janet
Sully (08) 9388 2810 or
ICOMOS & RAIA members $10 (lecture only,
$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
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
Please forward applications to Michael Queale, Senior Conservation
Architect, Grieve Gillett Pty Ltd -
firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 April, 2008.
For information regarding our practice profile, visit
Mackay Logan - Research Assistant
Leading Australian heritage consultancy, Godden Mackay Logan, is seeking
an enthusiastic Research Assistant to provide project support to
- High profile firm
- Wide range of projects
- Career progression opportunities
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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