E-Mail News No. 342
1) RAIA Clem Cummings Medal for Ken Charlton AM
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Friday 4 July 2008
2) Streetwise Asia Trivia Night - 7pm Friday July 18, Flemington,
3) Expression of interest: assistance with reconstruction of
cultural heritage in China
4) News from ICCROM
5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews
6) Australia ICOMOS fax number
7) Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority vacancies -
Conservation & Infrastructure Department
8) National Library Of Australia vacancy - Project
9) Heritage Architect, Woodhead, Adelaide CBD
1) RAIA Clem Cummings Medal for
Ken Charlton AM
The RAIA (ACT Chapter) has awarded this medal to long-time
Australia ICOMOS member, Ken Charlton. The RAIA noted, 'The Clem Cummings
Medal, recognising contributions to architecture and the public interest
was awarded to Kenneth Charlton for his work on the publication of the
monograph The Contribution of Enrico Taglietti to Canberra's
2) Streetwise Asia Trivia Night -
7pm Friday July 18, Flemington, Melbourne!!
A great way for ICOMOS members to contribute to heritage
conservation in Asia!!
You are warmly invited to the Streetwise Asia Trivia Night. This event
will raise funds for the Streetwise Asia Fund for Heritage Conservation,
which assists with the conservation of traditional education buildings in
Asia. Come along and enjoy an evening of brain-teasing trivia and much
more. Information about the fund's achievements to date and future
projects will be outlined at the evening. This is a great way to
contribute to this initiative - organise a table (8 people) or come along
and join others!! A great night with prizes and the company of heritage
buffs and others is promised!!
When: Friday 18 July 2008, 7pm.
Where: Canterbury Street Stables Community Centre,
(Melways map 28 ref J11)
(or contact Amy Chan ph 96739291
or Megan McDougall 96379287) or Liz Vines at
Further information is available on the attached
event flyer and Streetwise
Asia Fund pamphlet.
3) Expression of interest:
assistance with reconstruction of cultural heritage in China
Thank you to those who have already responded to my message two
weeks ago. For those who missed it, at the recent Asia-Pacific Regional
meeting in Hangzhou, Guo Zhan (International Vice-President from ICOMOS
China) indicated to me that there could be scope for specialist
architects and structural engineers from Australia to assist in the
reconstruction of items damaged by the earthquake in the Diaolu villages.
The details of the arrangement are not yet worked out, although I
understand that some travel assistance may be provided by the Chinese
government. Could I again ask any of our members with appropriate
expertise, who might be willing to go to China for a number of weeks at
short notice, to send me an e-mail
(firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating your
interest, availability and expertise.
4) News from ICCROM
New Member State - Yemen
ICCROM is pleased to announce the adhesion of Yemen as a new Member State
as of 18 June 2008. The adhesion of Yemen brings the number of Member
States of ICCROM to 126.
Stone Conservation 2009
Applications are now open for the course on 'Stone Conservation
2009', to be held in Venice, Italy from 16 April - 3 July 2009.
Application deadline: 14 September 2008
Conservation of built heritage 2009
5 May. Applications are now open for the course on 'Conservation of
Built Heritage 2009', to be held in Rome, Italy from 2 March - 30 April
Application deadline: 31 July 2008
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics.
Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
LATAM launch meeting in Colombia
A new regional programme for the conservation of cultural heritage in
Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAM) will be launched in Cartagena de
Indias, Colombia, 14 - 17 July 2008.
ICCROM returns fragments from the Ovetari Chapel, Padua, Italy
On 11 June, the Director-General of ICCROM, Mounir Bouchenaki,
returned some precious wall-painting fragments that had been stored for
many years at ICCROM to Caterina Bon Valsassina, Director of the Istituto
Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR).
CollAsia 2010: Kingdom of Cambodia funds training
ICCROM is pleased to announce that the Kingdom of Cambodia has
provided funds towards the planning and preparation of training
activities to take place at Angkor.
ATH R: Integrating heritage conservation in professional education,
A four-day workshop on 'Integrating heritage conservation in
professional education in the Arab Region' was held from 8 to 11 June
2008, at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab
ICCROM hosts a course on the use of SICaR
This month, ICCROM is hosting a series of courses on the use of
SICaR, a geographic information system developed for the documentation of
UNESCO meeting at ICCROM: Afghan heritage sites
On 9 - 10 June, ICCROM is hosting a UNESCO meeting on Afghan heritage
World Environment Day
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of
the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates
worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention
ICCROM fellows and interns
Simon Lambert, from Canada, has joined the Collections Unit for a
three-month internship from June to September 2008.
Amra Hadzimuhamedovi , an architect from Bosnia and Herzegovina, will
undertake a three-month fellowship, from June to September 2008.
Iolanda Ratti, from Italy, has joined the Collections Unit for a
two-month internship from June to July 2008.
ICCROM book presentation at the ISCR, Rome, Italy
On 19 June, the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il
Restauro presented the ICCROM publication 'Sharing Conservation
Decisions: lessons learnt from an ICCROM course'.
New PDF: ARC Laboratory Handbook
Handbook intended to assist professionals working in the field of
conservation of architectural heritage, historic structures and
5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the July 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's Enews bulletin,
6) Australia ICOMOS fax
The fax machine usually accessed by Australia ICOMOS is operating
again. The fax number for this machine is +61 3 9251 7158.
7) Port Arthur Historic Site
Management Authority vacancies - Conservation & Infrastructure
Closing Date: Friday 18 July 2008 / Location: Port
Job kits (including Statement of Duties and Selection Criteria) can be
obtained from the Human Resources Co-ordinator (contact details below) or
Applications addressing selection criteria to:
Human Resources Co-ordinator
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Port Arthur, TAS 7182
Phone (03) 6251 2357
Fax (03 6251 2322
INTERPRETATION MANAGER (Vacancy No. 010708)
Duties involve the planning, development,
monitoring and delivery of the interpretation program and overseeing the
collections and education programs for the Authority. Working within a
conservation management team, the role aims to ensure that the cultural
heritage values of the Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic
Site are maintained and protected. The role will entail the provision of
high quality strategic advice on interpretation, collections and
education issues, including the effects of tourism and related
Desirable Qualifications: Degree in history, archaeology or a related
cultural heritage discipline or equivalent qualifications acceptable to
the Authority; Post graduate qualification in a relevant cultural
heritage conservation discipline; Post graduate experience in the field
of interpretation; Compliance with criteria for membership of a relevant
heritage organisation (such as Australia ICOMOS).
Enquiries to: Jane Harrington, Director Conservation &
Infrastructure, ph. (03) 6251 2330, mob. 0409 344 598, email
CONSERVATION PROJECT OFFICER (Vacancy No. 020708)
Part-time (0.6 FTE) Permanent
Duties include assisting in the effective management of conservation and
tourism infrastructure projects; undertaking a range of capital and
maintenance works relating to both the conservation of historic fabric
and structures and the provision of tourism infrastructure; managing the
stone masonry programme; and identifying, programming and implementing
cyclical and priority maintenance works.
Desirable Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in architecture
or a cultural heritage related discipline from an approved University,
College or educational institution or equivalent qualifications
acceptable to the Authority. Qualifications or experience in project
management of historic and contemporary building projects.
Enquiries to: Jo Lyngcoln, Conservation Project Manager, ph. (03)
6251 2363, mob. 0428 141 652 or email
8) National Library Of Australia
vacancy - Project Manager-Treasures Gallery
Level: EL 1 - Full-time, Non-Ongoing for 18 months -
Security Clearance required
Position Reference: 1700
Salary Range: $78,481 -$84,759 pa - From 10 July 2008
Division: Executive Support & Public Programs
Note: Applicants should quote reference: 1700
Closing date: Sunday 13 July 2008
Contact Officer: Nat Williams
Telephone: 02 6262 1444
Contact Officer Email:
Email for applications:
email@example.com - Please note
that you must address the selection criteria and complete the Personal
Details of Applicant Form which can be found
http://www.nla.gov.au/jobs/criteria.html (under How to Apply). You
should include your Name and the Position Reference in the subject header
of your email.
Selection Documentation: visit
http://www.nla.gov.au/jobs/current.html to download the "Selection
Criteria & Duty Statement - Position No. 1700"
9) Heritage Architect, Woodhead,
Permanent full time
Woodhead has a reputation for excellence, diversity and creativity in its
heritage conservation services spanning more than thirty years.
We work throughout Australia in close co-operation with all levels of
Government, community groups, institutional bodies and the private sector
in the management, conservation, preservation and adaptation of historic
buildings and sites.
Reporting to the National Heritage Manager and practicing with a
well-established heritage team in collaboration with our wider team of
architects and designers, the successful candidate will be responsible
for leading existing national and state-based commissions involving:
- Preparation and presentation of heritage management plans
- Provision of strategic advice on heritage issues
- Documentation and management of heritage works
- Condition assessments and building appraisals
- Heritage value assessments
- Heritage audits and statutory compliance reviews
- Heritage landscape management plans
- Adaptive re-use proposals and design / documentation
- Maintenance plans
- Environmental sustainability advice for heritage buildings and sites
Candidates with experience in both conservation works and the adaptive
re-use of heritage places will find this position attractive and
professionally rewarding. A working knowledge of the Burra Charter and
conservation principles as will as strong report writing skills are
Our successful candidate will be a self-starting team player who can
- More than 3 years post graduate experience
- Ability to manage projects independently and as
part of a team
- Effective communication at all levels,
including client liaison
- Proven experience in the delivery of heritage
- Flexibility to travel at short notice for short
periods of time
- AutoCAD and Photoshop skills are desirable
This is a permanent full time role. A salary package will be agreed
commensurate with skills and experience. An immediate start is available
for the right person.
If you appreciate the positive contribution which can be made to the
built environment through the sensitive management and re-use of heritage
places, please register your interest in strict confidence to Mark Murphy
via email to
(This position is also advertised on Seek:
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