1) ACT Heritage - link to inaugural newsletter
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 353
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Friday 5 September 2008
2) Tender Brief - Budj Bim Orientation Centre at Winda Mara in
3) Cultural Treasures Days at the University of Melbourne
4) 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia
- VSMM2008: call for papers/participation
5) The National Standards for Australian Museums and
Galleries - now available online
6) Reorganisation of ICOMOS National Committee Philippines
7) News from ICCROM
8) The VM Romano Foundation PhD Scholarship in Architectural
History and Conservation - applications now invited
9) Draft Quebec Declaration available on-line for your comments and
10) Sign up for the new GCI Bulletin
11) Whither goeth Historic Heritage?
12) Heritage Victoria seeks expressions of interest for a Heritage
1) ACT Heritage - link to
To view the August 2008 issue of Heritage ACT's E-newsletter,
2) Tender Brief - Budj Bim
Orientation Centre at Winda Mara in Heywood
Please refer to the attachment
to this email for further information about the tender for the development
and installation of the Budj Bim Orientation Centre at Winda Mara in Heywood.
The Budj Bim Orientation Centre will provide:
- Interpretation displays and devices of the Budj Bim National Heritage
- Tour bookings for Tyrendarra, Kurtonitj, Lake Condah Mission site,
Lake Condah and Allambie locations
- Retail space
Tender applications close Monday 15 September 2008.
3) Cultural Treasures Days at the
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is filled with many exciting museums
and collections. Join them in this very special event where you will
discover exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, displays, tours,
performances and workshops.
For further information, visit
4) 14th International Conference
on Virtual Systems and Multimedia - VSMM2008: call for
Registration is now open for the 14th International Conference on
Virtual Systems and Multimedia - VSMM2008:
"Digital Heritage 2.0: Our Hi-tech-story for
Technologies to Document, Preserve, Communicate, and Prevent the
Destruction of our Fragile Cultural Heritage
The conference, held under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the
Republic of Cyprus and UNESCO, will take place in the 5-star beachfront
Amathus Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus from October 20-25th, 2008.
Leading heritage, digital technology, and policy leaders from around the
world in libraries and archives, museums, virtual reality and multimedia,
and heritage documentation and presentation, will be converging to share
ideas, present their latest findings, and develop new initiatives.
Conference registration, and air and hotel discounts are all now
available on the conference website
Centred on the key themes of Digital Libraries, Digital Museums, Digital
Recording, and Virtual Systems, some 180 papers have been selected by an
100-member program committee from over 300 submissions from across the
world. The papers will be available in proceedings, which will be
complimentary with conference registration. The 10 best papers presented
at the conference will be published in a Special Edition of the
International Journal of Architectural Computing, while the 11 special
panels and workshops will be published in a unique book edition to be
published in early 2009.
In addition to the many papers, across its multiple days the Conference
will feature 7 plenary talks by leading experts, and a rich variety of
workshops, and special sessions.
5) The National Standards for
Australian Museums and Galleries - now available online
The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries
are now available online at Collections Australia Network (CAN)
Collecting organisations of all kinds are invited to use the National
Standards framework as a resource.
The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries have
been produced collaboratively by the National Standards Taskforce,
The Ian Potter Foundation has kindly supported this project by providing
funds for the development, copy-editing and design of the National
- ACT Museums and Galleries
- Arts Tasmania
- Collections Council of Australia Ltd
- History Trust of South Australia
- Museum and Gallery Services Queensland Ltd
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
- Museums & Galleries NSW
- Museums Australia (Victoria)
- Western Australian Museum
6) Reorganisation of ICOMOS
National Committee Philippines
ICOMOS National Committee Philippines is finally reorganized with
22 full members and 1 associate member. Its officers are:
President - Augusto Villalon
Vice-President - Michael Manalo
Treasurer - Melvin Patawaran
Secretary - Kay Malilong Isberto
Trustee - Jocelyn B Mananghata
7) News from ICCROM
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
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics.
Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
Asian Academy Newsletter, August 2008
The Asian Academy for Heritage Management is pleased to announce the
recent publication of its Newsletter Volume V, Issue 2. With the support
of UNESCO and ICCROM, the Asian Academy promotes integrated,
multi-disciplinary management of heritage resources, including tangible
LATAM introduced to the 'Young Guides for Heritage' programme
The launch meeting of LATAM, held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia,
provided an occasion for participants to visit this site. The organized
visits, led by well- informed young guides, introduced the participants
to a successful Colombian initiative: 'Vigias del Patrimonio
LATAM launch meeting in Colombia
The new LATAM programme has been launched at a meeting held in
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia from 14-17 July 2008.
New PDF: Arabic-English Glossary
Glossary of conservation terminology (Arabic-English and
English-Arabic) developed by Dr Hossam Mahdy for the ATHAR programme and
intended for conservation professionals working in the Arab region. This
is a preliminary document distributed to invite discussion and comments.
8) The VM Romano Foundation PhD
Scholarship in Architectural History and Conservation - applications now
The VM Romano Foundation
PhD Scholarship in Architectural History and Conservation
Melbourne School of Design
Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
University of Melbourne
Applications are now invited for this generous scholarship for study
commencing in 2009. The scholarship is valued at $26,500 p.a. for up to
3.5 years and is available to graduates in architecture, history,
heritage studies or a related field, who wish to undertake research into
an aspect of architectural history and conservation.
For more information on entry requirements and how to apply, please visit
The closing date for applications is Friday 31 October
9) Draft Quebec Declaration
available on-line for your comments and suggestions
The draft of the Quebec Declaration, that will be adopted by the
16th ICOMOS General Assembly, taking place in Quebec, Canada, from 30
September to 4 October 2008, is now available on-line for your comments
and suggestions. Please follow the instructions below to view the draft
declaration and leave your comment on the on-line internet blog foreseen
for this purpose or to view the comments left by other colleagues.
1. Internet address:
click on "Quebec Declaration" in the left hand menu of the 16th General
2. Chose the language (English, French,
Spanish) in which you want to view the draft Quebec Declaration and
access the comments blog by clicking on the corresponding link
3. Scroll to the bottom of the draft Quebec
Declaration and click on "Add comment" or "Comments" to leave your
4. Fill out the form and click on "Post
10) Sign up for the new GCI
We are pleased to announce the launch in October 2008 of the GCI
Bulletin, the Getty Conservation Institute's new electronic bulletin.
It will complement the GCI's print newsletter, Conservation. Published
six times a year, the GCI Bulletin offers updates on our events,
science and field projects, educational initiatives, and publications and
To sign up, visit
The Getty Conservation Institute
11) Whither goeth Historic
Heritage management in Australia has been largely lead by government
agencies. Although the impetus for ensuring that the community valued its
heritage and it was managed according to best principles, due to the size
of Australia, its colonial foundations and well resourced governments,
most active strategic heritage planning and management has been
undertaken by state and national government. Historic heritage has
suffered as the NGOs, have with a few exceptions, not established
independent policy development but depended on policy development from
within government. If historic heritage is to get past the very slow drip
feed or no drip feed, it needs to develop independent policy approaches
that it can offer to governments at both State and national level.
Australian ICOMOS is proposing to undertake a national conversation with
Australian ICOMOS members on the future for the management and
conservation of historic heritage and to develop a forward strategy
looking to where historic heritage should be in 2020.
The conversations will be held in state meetings and will be facilitated
by a discussion paper. A steering group for the project needs to be
formed. The Executive Committee at its Darwin EC meeting has asked Leah
McKenzie to chair the steering group and is calling for full ICOMOS
members to assist in the development of a national policy for historic
heritage. If you are interested in participating either through the
steering committee, hosting a conversation or sending in some ideas could
you contact Leah McKenzie at
12) Heritage Victoria seeks
expressions of interest for a Heritage Advisor
Education Heritage Advisory Service
Heritage Victoria is seeking expressions of interest to appoint a
Heritage Advisor to deliver a Heritage Advisory Service for the Victorian
Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
This is a joint heritage strategy funded project to provide heritage
asset management advice to the Department.
This pilot project is modelled on the successful local government
heritage advisory services, is a twelve month term and is based at the
Department's head office at Treasury Place, Melbourne. The
selection process is jointly managed by the Department and Heritage
Submissions must be received by Friday 26 September and queries
can be directed to Lisa Rogers,
email@example.com or (03) 9637 9072.
Download the project brief from 'what's new' at
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