E-Mail News No. 332
1) LAST CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY! Enhancing the Australia ICOMOS
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Thursday 24 April 2008
2) Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews
3) Society for American Archaeology - abstracts for 2009
4) Seminar at Deakin University - The ghost of James Cook in
5) Disaster Planning for Cultural Collections - one-day
6) Opportunity to contribute to restoration of the PNG Old House of
7) Free lecture hosted by The Heritage Council of Victoria
8) Context P/L seeks a recent graduate for full time
1) LAST CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY!
Enhancing the Australia ICOMOS website
We are in the process of updating our website and we welcome your
comments for its enhancement. If you have a spare 5 minutes please open
the attached questionnaire and send your response by 28 April 2008
Georgia Meros, Secretariat Officer
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Look forward to hearing from you!
PLEASE NOTE - Responses will be accepted until Monday 5 May
2) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the April 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's Enews,
3) Society for American
Archaeology - abstracts for 2009 meeting
Society for American Archaeology
SAA 74th Annual Meeting
April 22 - April 26, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Abstract Deadline September 10, 2008
The abstract submission system for SAA's 2009 annual meeting in Atlanta,
Georgia (April 22-26) is now available on SAAweb! We've implemented
system enhancements that will facilitate your submission process. Those
enhancements, based on the feedback we received from last year's
inaugural users, include membership directory search capabilities for
current members, streamlined session navigation, and more detailed
You can access the web-based system by visiting the SAAweb homepage at
clicking the "2009 Annual Meeting Submissions" button on the
right-hand side of the page, or link directly from this email to:
Please do not hesitate to contact the SAA staff (+1-202-789-8200 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) with any
questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
Tobi A. Brimsek
P.S. - The deadline for submissions for Atlanta is September 10,
4) Seminar at Deakin University -
The ghost of James Cook in Not-Captain-Cook's Cottage
Tuesday 29 April
The ghost of James Cook in Not-Captain-Cook's Cottage
Presenter: Dr Linda Young, Senior Lecturer, Museum Studies,
Nearly everyone knows that the Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, relocated from
Yorkshire to Melbourne in 1934, was never inhabited by Captain Cook. From
the beginning, it was officially named simply 'Cook's Cottage', but the
Captain's title inevitably attaches, framing consequent expectations by
visitors. These habits show that it is almost impossible to detach the
famous James Cook from his parents' house, for it is the younger Cook's
fame that endows the house with the meaning that explains its
preservation and translation to Australia.
The 1993 Conservation Management Plan tries to resolve the problem by
connecting immigrants to their land of origin, in the context of the1934
Melbourne centenary - hence the current presentation of the Cottage as a
specimen of the 18th century English environment from which many early
migrants came, employing the furnishings sent with the Cottage in 1934.
Yet the physical form of the Cottage, which was radically pruned for
relocation, undermines the attempted 18th century authenticity in ways
that indicate the values of the 1930s. Both these authenticities are
acknowledged in the statement of significance, but they are at cross
purposes. The solution can only be a managerial decision, but
acknowledgement of the dilemma would go some way to recognising the
contest between history and heritage.
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
5) Disaster Planning for Cultural
Collections - one-day workshops
CAVAL and ALIA, in conjunction with Blue Shield Australia, are
proud to present DISASTER PLANNING FOR CULTURAL COLLECTIONS - a
one day workshop presented by KIM MORRIS, AICCM Conservator of the Year
Tuesday May 27, 2008 (Sandy Bay)
Wednesday June 4, 2008 (Adelaide)
Wednesday June 18, 2008 (Sydney)
Tuesday August 12, 2008 (Melbourne)
Wednesday September 17, 2008 (Perth)
Wednesday October 1, 2008 (Brisbane)
A course recommended for managers and staff responsible for cultural
collections in libraries, museums, art galleries and archives that do not
have a current Disaster Response Plan. The course presents a strategic
approach to developing an effective Disaster Response Plan and sets the
plan in the context of practical risk management. A broken water pipe can
cause as much damage to a valuable cultural collection as a serious flood
or cyclone. Is your organisation prepared?
For more information and to register online, visit:
This program provides the foundation for MANAGING DISASTER RESPONSE AND
RECOVERY IN CULTURAL COLLECTIONS, a practical one day program also
presented by Kim Morris for CAVAL and featuring a simulated disaster
scenario. Details are available at
6) 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,
lecture hosted by The Heritage Council of Victoria
The Heritage Council of Victoria is hosting a free lecture event
at 5 30 pm, Thursday 1 May 2008.
The presentation is being given by Commander Shane Moore, Director Naval
Heritage Collection of the Royal Australian Navy.
Commander Moore is responsible for the management, preservation and
interpretation of more than 500,000 items of moveable cultural heritage
held by the Australian Navy.
You are invited to come along to what is certain to be an informative and
engaging presentation. Please find a brochure attached that
provides further information.
Venue: Level 4, Room 12, 8 Nicholson, Street, East Melbourne
(opposite Parliament Station)
RSVP: As this is being promoted as a free public
lecture event, RSVPs are essential:
email@example.com or (03) 9637 9340.
8) Context P/L seeks a recent
graduate for full time role
Context is seeking a recent graduate to work full-time in our
busy consultancy business. Context specialises in strategic planning,
research and consultation for heritage, environment and community
projects. The person appointed to this role would join our
multidisciplinary team of professionals in consultation, planning,
architecture, history, archaeology, organisational change, facilitation,
and more. We are located in Brunswick.
The graduate trainee position is a full-time entry level position, and is
suitable for a recent graduate in a humanities discipline or perhaps an
exceptional undergraduate who is taking 1-2 years away from their studies
to build work skills and a greater appreciation of opportunities in their
In this role you will gain exposure to a broad range of projects and
develop an understanding of what is involved in the successful planning,
management and delivery of consultancy services. You will get a chance to
develop your knowledge and skills.
For a detailed position description please email
Applications close on Monday 5 May 2008.
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