1) (Un)loved Modern - Australia ICOMOS Annual Conference
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2) Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee supports Kristal Buckley's
candidature for Vice-President of ICOMOS
3) Reshaping Planning With Culture - critically acclaimed
new book by Dr Greg Young
4) 'The Culturisation of Planning', Planning Theory - new
planning concept, Dr Greg Young
5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter
6) ICOMOS International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage
(ICICH) - call for membership
7) Cultural Heritage courses at Curtin University of Technology
8) University of Canberra seeks Cultural Heritage
9) Job opportunity at Heritage Victoria
1) (Un)loved Modern - Australia
ICOMOS Annual Conference
(Un)loved Modern - Australia ICOMOS Annual
7-10 July 2009, Sydney, Australia
Presented in association with ICOMOS 20th Century International
Scientific Committee, Association for Preservation Technology
(Australia), DOCOMOMO Australia, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
and International Union of Architects.
Internationally renowned experts on conserving 20th Century heritage
places will meet in Sydney Australia during 7-10 July 2009.
They will examine developments and trends in identifying, managing and
conserving 20th Century heritage places, providing opportunities to
participate in the current debate about heritage values and places of the
last century, and their conservation, management and interpretation.
Six broad sub-themes provide particular focus for Conference
- Re-engaging with the original designer
- War in the Pacific
- Vulnerable periods & styles
- Managing 20thC obsolescence
- Re-thinking colonial heritage
- The single house under threat
Technical papers will be incorporated into the program, examining
conservation issues related to building services, cladding, glass curtain
walls, finishes and proprietary items.
This event will consist of two and a half days of presentations; and an
afternoon of tours; preceded by a day devoted to meetings of the ICOMOS
ISC20C and Australia ICOMOS, as well as meetings of a number of the other
heritage groups associated with the conference. A highlight will be
the public lecture at the Sydney Opera House.
This conference will appeal to historians, archaeologists, engineers,
architects, town planners, landscape architects and others with an
interest in the rich diversity of the 20th Century.
Tuesday 7 July 2009:
Committee meetings; early registration; and evening welcome event at The
Wednesday 8 July 2009:
Morning registration; Conference introduction; keynote speakers; and
evening public talk at the Sydney Opera House.
Thursday 9 July 2009:
Conference papers; afternoon tours (Sydney Opera House, Castlecrag; Walsh
Bay, Sydney CBD); and Conference dinner at The Summit.
Friday 10 July 2009:
Conference papers; and surprise evening Finale.
Post Conference Tours (Saturday/Sunday 11-12 July 2009)
Post-Conference tours include Canberra (11 and 12 July); North Shore
Modernism (11 July); War Sites on Sydney Harbour (11 July); and Sydney
City (11 July)
Venue and Date
The Conference will be held on 7-10 July 2009 at the Sydney Masonic
Centre, corner of Castlereagh and Goulburn Streets, Sydney, NSW,
Call for Contributions
We are seeking contributions related to the Conference six sub-themes and
on technical aspects of conserving 20th Century heritage places.
Selected authors will be invited to either present at the Conference or
take part as panellists. Other abstracts will be presented to the
attendees in brief by the Conference Committee, with digital images
provided by the authors.
Submit your abstract to Scott Robertson at:
Deadline for one page abstracts: 14 November 2008
Notification of acceptance of topic for paper: 30 January
Dead line for completed papers: TBA
Registration and Lodgings
Conference fees will be advised shortly.
A variety of accommodation, including youth hostels, serviced apartments,
the YWCA, boutique and major hotels, is readily available within 10
minutes walking distance of the conference venue.
Convenors: Sheridan Burke (ISC20C) and Ian Kelly (Sydney
Harbour Foreshore Authority)
Committee: Alan Croker (Australia ICOMOS); Scott Robertson
(Docomomo Australia); David West (APT Australia); Robert Moore
(Docomomo Australia); Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Historic Houses
Trust); Anne Higham (RAIA); Dr Zeny Edwards (National Trust
of Australia); and Louise Cox (UIA).
Historic Houses Trust, Sydney Opera House, Godden Mackay Logan, and
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
A 'Save the date' flyer for distribution and display is available on the
Australia ICOMOS website.
Regular updates on the conference will be posted on the Australia ICOMOS
2) Australia ICOMOS Executive
Committee supports Kristal Buckley's candidature for Vice-President of
At its recent meeting in Darwin, the EC reaffirmed its support for
Kristal Buckley, who is standing for re-election as a Vice-President of
ICOMOS. Kristal was elected as a Vice-President in Xi'an, and has since
worked tirelessly on behalf of all ICOMOS members to make ICOMOS a more
effective and accountable organisation. Kristal has had special
responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region, and has helped to develop
strong links and co-operative efforts in the region. With the assistance
of our colleagues in South Korea and China, three very successful
regional meetings have been held which have advanced discussion on
important aspects of cultural heritage, including the impacts of cultural
tourism, the pressures of new development on historic urban areas, and
World Heritage conservation. Kristal has also played a significant part
in improving the professionalism of the World Heritage work of ICOMOS. We
hope that our ICOMOS colleagues , especially within the Asia-Pacific
region, will join us in supporting Kristal's re-election to continue and
build on her achievements over the last three years.
President, Australia ICOMOS
3) Reshaping Planning With
Culture - critically acclaimed new book by Dr Greg Young
The above book published by the academic UK publisher Ashgate in
its prestigious Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series is by
Australia ICOMOS member Greg Young - Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural
Studies, UWS. The book examines the state of contemporary culture and
current planning theory and practice and outlines a new and practical
System for incorporating culture and heritage in planning in ethical,
critical and reflexive terms. The developed System is illustrated with
global examples and in detailed terms for Sydney, NSW and the Port Arthur
Historic Site, Tasmania. The work has been acclaimed by leading
international figures in a number of disciplines including academic
planning, human geography, urban studies and sociology.
An order form from the publisher's Australian representative is attached
to this email.
A further description of the book can be consulted on the Ashgate website
by entering the book's title under the 'Search' option, at
The book's List of Contents and its Introduction can also be downloaded
from the same place and the book is available as an e-book
4) 'The Culturisation of
Planning', Planning Theory - new planning concept, Dr Greg
The March edition of one of the world's most eminent planning
journals, Planning Theory, contains a groundbreaking article by
Greg Young. The article outlines a new theory and concept for the
incorporation of culture in urban planning, including heritage planning,
and potentially other disciplines such as public administration,
corporate planning, international development studies and place
marketing. The article stands high in the category of the most frequently
read articles published by the journal. The website for Planning
Theory is -
5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the September 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's
6) ICOMOS International Committee
on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICICH) - call for membership
Please see the two attachments to this email for further information about
the above call for membership. 1.
Call for membership 2. Membership
7) Cultural Heritage courses at
Curtin University of Technology
Thinking of upgrading your heritage qualifications?
Cultural Heritage is a fast changing field offering employment in
heritage sites, museums, The National Trust, local and state government,
historical research and, for those with an appropriate prior degree,
architecture and art galleries.
Study at Curtin for a Masters Degree (three semesters full time) or
Graduate Diploma (two semesters full time).
Curtin's Cultural Heritage courses can be taken either full or part-time
and also in distance mode (on-line).
We offer small classes and specialised supervision.
For more information please contact Dr Jennifer Harris
8) University of Canberra seeks
Cultural Heritage lecturers
Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage
The University of Canberra has recently established the Donald Horne
Institute for Cultural Heritage. The work of the Institute crosses the
heritage spectrum from objects and collections to historic houses,
intangible heritage and cultural landscapes. Its role is to teach,
conduct research, collaborate with local, national and international
institutions and to build a network of partnerships with government
agencies, businesses, individuals and communities in the field of
cultural heritage. Central to the work of the Institute will be new
cultural heritage courses and degrees that open in 2009 integrating
conservation science, the humanities, social sciences and
LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN CULTURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION
$68,719 - $96,481 pa Ref No. 08/2072
We are seeking an energetic and imaginative teacher, scholar and
practitioner to take a leading role in implementing the new cultural
heritage conservation program and to help manage the University's
collaboration with national and international cultural heritage
The Cultural Heritage Conservation program will train conservators in a
unique collaboration between the University of Canberra and the national
cultural heritage institutions: the National Museum, the National
Gallery, the Australian War Memorial, the National Archives, National
Sound and Film Archive, the National Library and the National Maritime
Museum in Sydney. The fields of conservation practice include: paper and
photographs, textiles, machines and technology, organic and inorganic
objects, film and sound, paintings, indigenous collections, digital
heritage and collections management.
The following attributes are essential: A relevant higher degree,
teaching experience; research capability, knowledge of cultural heritage
institutions in Australia, knowledge of contemporary and emerging themes
in conservation and collections management practice, highly effective
administration, negotiation and communication skills.
LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
$68,719 - $96,481 pa Ref No. 08/2073
Cultural Heritage covers the spectrum from the intangible and the
ephemeral to heirlooms, objects, collections, institutions, historic
houses, landscapes, Indigenous heritage and local, National and World
The teaching and learning program combines the practical and the
scholarly, the applied and the academic and is founded on a unique
collaboration between the University of Canberra and the national
cultural heritage institutions as well as heritage agencies, firms and
We are seeking an accomplished, energetic and imaginative teacher and
researcher in the field of cultural heritage to teach, develop the
curriculum, conduct research and extend our collaboration with the
national and international cultural heritage sector.
Tertiary teaching experience is highly desirable. A relevant Doctoral
degree, demonstrated research capability, practical experience in the
cultural heritage field and highly effective administration and
communication skills are essential.
These are continuing full time positions. Written referee reports may be
Closing Date: 29 September 2008
For more information on these positions and how to apply, visit
http://www.canberra.edu.au/hr/jobs or contact Associate Professor
James Warden, Director of the Donald Horne Institute,
James.Warden@canberra.edu.au or (02) 6201 2079.
The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and
benefits including generous superannuation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to
9) Job opportunity at Heritage
Heritage Research and Support Officer - Position no 500902
- $48,714 - $59,147 plus super
- Full time / Fixed term: Until June 2010 (Part
time, job share arrangements will be considered)
Do you have a tertiary qualification in a heritage related field such as
history or architectural history with knowledge of library and archival
sources in Victoria? Do you have a keen eye for detail? If so, this may
be role for you...
As Heritage Research and Support Officer you will undertake research,
comparative assessment and write reports for the Executive Director,
Heritage Victoria, on the cultural heritage significance of places
nominated for the Victorian Heritage Register. You will also provide some
administrative support to committees of the Heritage Council of Victoria
and other support tasks as required.
To view the position description, visit
, choose "Department of Planning and Community Development" from the
"Department/Agency" field, enter "Heritage Research and Support Officer"
in the "Position Title" field, then click "Search".
Closing date for applications is Thursday 25 September 2008.
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