E-Mail News No. 329
1) Australia 2020 Summit
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Friday 4 April 2008
2) Australia ICOMOS celebrates World Monument's Day - 2008 theme:
'Religious Heritage and Sacred Places'
3) South Australian ICOMOS event - World Heritage Day Workshop
4) World Heritage Day Event - Western Australia
5) News from ICCROM
6) Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews
7) New book on conservation by Barbara Appelbaum
8) Final draft recommendations from the Global Climate Change
Symposium - ICOMOS Scientific Council now available
9) Conservation Scientists at Rathgen Research Laboratory,
1) Australia 2020 Summit
A reminder that the deadline for public submissions to the Summit
is next Wednesday 9 April. Australia ICOMOS members are encouraged to
make submissions on cultural heritage aspects of any or all of the summit
topics. These can be made online at
2) Australia ICOMOS celebrates
World Monument's Day - 2008 theme: 'Religious Heritage and Sacred
World Monument's Day on 18 April 2008 celebrates the
signing of the UNESCO Venice Charter. This special day offers an
opportunity to raise public awareness concerning the diversity of the
world's heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and
conserve it, as well as to draw attention to its vulnerability.
Each State branch of Australia ICOMOS will celebrate the 2008 theme of
'Religious Heritage and Sacred Places'.
Australia has always had all major world religions represented since the
white settlement, and these reflects our considerable 'shared built and
intangible' heritage, in additional to indigenous spiritual places.
Two Sydney events will showcase an historical approach of how religious
places demonstrate early town planning applications in the c1901 garden
suburb of Haberfield lead by Sue Jackson-Stepowski, and the another event
demonstrates how world religions co-exist as late 20th century 'share
built heritage' in a very diverse outer suburban setting of Fairfield,
organised by Helen Wilson and Graeme Wiffen.
South Australia branch will show-case conservation works being undertaken
at St Francis Xavier Cathedral on 18th April, as well as be the venue for
a practitioners' seminar on the use of lime mortars and appropriate mixes
in such conservation works, led by Liz Vines and Anthony Coupe.
For Victorian members of ICOMOS, a small tour has been arranged to
coincide with the Heritage Council's Forum on the cultural landscape of
the Wimmera-Mallee to be held at Murtoa near Horsham on Friday, 18th
April 2008. The tour will leave Horsham on Sunday, 20th April at 9.00 am
and visit Longerenong Homestead, Belmont Homestead and a range of
churches and the synagogue in Ballarat. It is expected to conclude at
4.00 pm in Ballarat leaving time for people to return home to Melbourne
or other places. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of a picnic
lunch and tour notes. Travel will be by private car.
Please contact Timothy Hubbard, Victorian state rep for the ICOMOS
Executive Committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 5568 2623 if you interested in
Information about 'Heritage and the Land', the Heritage Council's Forum
and the registration form can be downloaded from
http://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/page_27.asp?ID=27#225. Bookings close
Friday, 11th April.
West Australian seminar on 18th April deals with "what makes a
sacred site; changing and differing tangible and intangible needs", to be
held in the St Bartholomew's Chapel, East Perth Cemetery: Speakers
include Father Abbot of the Benedictine 'New Norcia', Australian's only
monastic town established in 1846 by Spanish monks associated with San
Martin Pinario adjoining the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in
Organised by WA colleagues Anne Blake, Ian Hocking, Alan Kelsall and
For further details, please visit the Australia ICOMOS web site at
or contact the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
3) South Australian ICOMOS event -
World Heritage Day Workshop
South Australian ICOMOS event
Attention - Architects, Heritage Consultants, Conservation
World Heritage Day Workshop - April 18th 2008
Theme: Religious Heritage and Sacred Places
St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hall, 4 - 7pm, Wakefield St , Adelaide
An Australia ICOMOS seminar, supported by the Heritage Branch of South
Australia, is to be held at St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hall, Adelaide on
April 18th to celebrate World Heritage Day. The theme this year for
World Heritage Day is Religious Heritage and Sacred Places.
This seminar, to be held at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, will discuss
heritage issues generally related to this theme, using a case study
involving a visit to the conservation works at the Cathedral and the
building of the new sacristy.
This will be a highly practical seminar for architects and others wishing
to discuss conservation processes and include discussions on the theme as
- The proposed conservation works being undertaken at the Cathedral, in particular the use of lime
mortars in conservation. The selected mortars and their application on
the St Francis Xavier project will be discussed to explain the use of
traditional lime mortars in this project. Mortar mixes, practical
mixing and application will be demonstrated on site.
- Anthony Coupe's recent work in Champasak involving traditional building and mortar repairs in a
temple library in a World Heritage Site in Laos - a project being
supported by the Streetwise Asia Fund for Heritage Conservation.
- Adaptive reuse of redundant churches and halls, and new development associated with religious
heritage buildings with some case studies will be presented - speakers
are now being confirmed to present different case studies of local South
Australian projects. This is proposed to be an interactive session
with discussions about approaches to adaptive reuse and new
The workshop will be held at the hall adjacent to St Francis Xavier
Cathedral. There will be a charge of $15.00 for ICOMOS members, $25
for non members, with generous drinks and nibbles provided at the end of
the seminar. Any surplus funds will be donated to the Streetwise
Asia fund for Heritage Conservation.
Please RSVP to McDougall & Vines
email@example.com, by 14
April at the latest to assist with catering purposes. Please also
have correct money to pay at the door.
4) World Heritage Day Event -
WA ICOMOS and RAIA (WA) heritage committee invite you to St Bartholomew's
Chapel, East Perth Cemeteries on 18 April 2008, 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, tour free)
$15 (lecture only, tour free)
5) News from ICCROM
AFRICA 2009 - Conservation and management of immovable cultural
Applications are now open for the course on Conservation and
management of immovable cultural heritage', to be held in Benin from 1
September - 21 November 2008.
Application deadline: 2 May 2008
ATH R: Conservation and management of heritage sites in the Arab
Applications are now open for the course on Conservation and
management of immovable cultural heritage', to be held in Sharjah, United
Arab Emirates from 27 October - 4 December 2008.
Application deadline: 6 June 2008
Management Planning for Cultural Heritage
Applications are now open for the course on 'Management Planning for
Cultural Heritage', to be held in Shanghai, China from 24 November - 6
Application deadline: 1 June
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics.
Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
UNESCO-ICCROM workshop on storage: update
A specialized workshop for trainers in reorganization of collections
in storage was held at ICCROM in January 2008.
ICOM-CC meeting on terminology in Rome
On 7 March, the ICOM-Committee for Conservation Terminology Task
Force met at ICCROM.
AFRICA 2009 Newsletter
ICCROM is pleased to announce the publication of a bilingual
(English-French) edition of AFRICA 2009 Newsletter.
FELLOW AND INTERNS
Ona Vileikis Tamayo
Ona Vileikis Tamayo, from Colombia, is undertaking a two- month
internship at ICCROM during March and April.
Jagath Weerasinghe, from Sri Lanka, will undertake a two- month
fellowship at ICCROM during March and April.
Hernan Crespo Toral
Hernan Crespo Toral, former Assistant Director-General for Culture at
UNESCO, died at his home in Quito, Ecuador on 23 March 2008, aged 70.
6) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the March 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's Enews
7) New book
on conservation by Barbara Appelbaum
Barbara Appelbaum's book Conservation Treatment Methodology
(Elsevier, 2007) presents a systematic approach to decision-making for
conservation treatments. The methodology is applicable to all cultural
property, independent of object type or material. It will be of interest
to conservators, as well as curators, art historian, architects, and
those in the field of historic preservation.
It is available at Amazon.com and at
8) Final draft recommendations from
the Global Climate Change Symposium - ICOMOS Scientific Council now
Please contact the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat via email
to request a copy of the recommendations.
9) Conservation Scientists at Rathgen
Research Laboratory, Berlin
For more information concerning these vacancies, please visit
Applications close 11 April 2008.
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