1) SAVE THE DATES: Friday 21 November and Saturday 22 November
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Friday 17 October 2008
2) REMINDER: Australia ICOMOS special event on Cockatoo Island -
Saturday 8 November 2008
3) Pre-demolition Documentation - Site Visit
4) Cultural Heritage courses at Curtin University of
5) FORUM UNESCO - UNIVERSITY AND HERITAGE - HANOI 2009
6) Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts:
Media Release - World Heritage Funding for the Region
7) US/ICOMOS Press Release - Us Preservationist Elected President
8) New title from Council of Europe Publishing
9) Conservation Architect - National Trust of Australia (WA) -
CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
10) Heritage Officer - Queensland Environmental Protection Agency,
11) PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY for an experienced heritage
1) SAVE THE DATES: Friday 21
November and Saturday 22 November 2008
A reminder to keep these dates free and make your plans now to
come to Melbourne! Further details to follow.
Friday 21 November 2008
- The International
Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) meeting
from 11.00 to 1.00pm.
- Australian members of
ICOMOS International Scientific Committees half day workshop from 2.30 to
Both events will be held at the same city venue (Heritage Victoria) and
any interested people are welcome.
Saturday 22 November 2008
Free ICOMOS events in Carlton for MEMBERS ONLY
- Tour of World Heritage
listed Royal Exhibition Building conducted by the Museum of Victoria
12.30 to 1.30pm
- World Heritage Seminar
from 2.00 to 4.00pm
- Australia ICOMOS Annual
General Meeting at 4.30pm followed by drinks
Dinner at Lincoln Hotel, Carlton, from 7.30pm
Three courses, $60 per head plus pay for own drinks
RSVP essential for all events to the Secretariat, email
leave a phone message including name and contact number to (03) 9251 7131
RSVP by COB Monday 10 November 2008
Please also note any dietary requirements
2) REMINDER: Australia ICOMOS
special event on Cockatoo Island - Saturday 8 November 2008
Dear ICOMOS Members & Friends,
We are organizing a special NSW event on Cockatoo Island on Saturday 8
Please come and join us for what will be an interesting day.
We have a variety of speakers talking about different aspects of the
serial nomination of convict sites in Australia for World Heritage
Listing. We will also be viewing convict sites on Cockatoo Island, one of
the sites in the nomination.
Numbers are strictly limited so get in early.
Payment for the event must be received by COB Monday 27 October 2008. Please
use the attached Credit
Card Authorisation form - completed forms should be forwarded to the Secretariat
as per the methods outlined on the form.
See the attached
flyer and schedule
for further information.
See you there!
3) Pre-demolition Documentation -
Victorian members of ICOMOS are invited to a special site
inspection on Wednesday, 22 October between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. The
City of Hobson's Bay is about to issue a demolition permit for a c1854
timber cottage located at 31 Russell Place, Williamstown (Melways Map 56
B7). The building is much altered, in a ruinous condition and beyond
reasonable rehabilitation, alteration and extension. An appeal against
the refusal of a previous planning permit application indicated that VCAT
supports demolition and appropriate redevelopment. One of the
conditions of the demolition permit will be that the owner has undertaken
full documentation of the significant fabric. This will be done by Dr
Colin Long, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific Faculty of
Arts, Deakin University with his students in association with Mr Chris
How, a retired structural engineer with a particular interest in early
timber frame construction. People can attend only between those hours for
OH&S and insurance reasons. Colin would appreciate prior advice
of people attending. He can be contacted on site from next Monday
on 0403 920 361. He proposes to use the US Historic American Buildings
Survey (HABS) standard for documenting buildings proposed for
demolition. Does anyone know of any other standards? One of the
more interesting aspects about the cottage is that it was originally
built using much second-hand material and modernised in 1954 again using
what was easily to hand. Samples of significant fabric may be
available for those who are interested.
Victorian State Representative
4) 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
5) FORUM UNESCO - UNIVERSITY AND
HERITAGE - HANOI 2009
The World Heritage Centre of UNESCO, Hanoi People's Committee,
Hanoi University of Architecture (HAU), the Polytechnic University of
Valencia (UPV) and the Organizing Committee are pleased to announce the
forthcoming 12th FUUH International Seminar to be held from 5 to 10 April
2009 at the National Convention Center (NCC) in Hanoi, Republic of Viet
Nam, on the following theme:
"HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPES: A NEW CONCEPT? A NEW CATEGORY OF
WORLD HERITAGE SITES?"
The CALL FOR PAPERS and all relevant information is available on the
For further information, please contact with the seminar secretary:
6) Department of the Environment,
Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media Release - World Heritage Funding for
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett today
announced more than $13 million for World Heritage projects in Australia
and across the Asia-Pacific at the Pacific Islands World Heritage
Workshop in Cairns.
Addressing the workshop via video-link, Mr Garrett said the funds
- $2.7 million for the
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area;
- $3.4 million for the
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area;
- $1.77 million for pest
eradication on Macquarie Island; and
- an additional $1.9
million to support specific projects and administration across our World
- and $2.5 million to
UNESCO to support World Heritage initiatives internationally, with a
focus on the Asia-Pacific.
"This Government is committed to World Heritage and to the safekeeping of
our region's extraordinary World Heritage places.
"The Rudd Labor Government is determined to make sure our World Heritage
properties are more resilient to impacts of climate change and introduced
pests so we can ensure these valuable resources are conserved for future
"Australia has a rich and diverse representation of World Heritage
properties, including the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Uluru - Kata Tjuta
National Park, the Tasmanian Wilderness and the iconic Sydney Opera
House, all of which are tourist destinations for people across the world
and provide substantial economic benefits."
Welcoming representatives from nations across the Pacific Islands to the
Workshop, Mr Garrett said Australia also had an international
responsibility to World Heritage.
"All nations in the Pacific region must work in partnership and share
knowledge and expertise to protect exceptional sites for the global
community and Australia is significantly supporting that effort.
"The Pacific, rich in both cultural and natural wonders, is the least
represented region in the world with only three World Heritage-listed
"During the workshop, experts from Australia, New Zealand and the UNESCO
World Heritage Centre will provide practical advice and training in
managing and assessing places that have, or may have, World Heritage
The Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop is jointly hosted with the
New Zealand Government and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, with the
support of the World Heritage Fund. The Australian contribution to the
workshop is part of the Australian Government's contribution of $1
million to the World Heritage Centre to help build World Heritage
capacity in Pacific Island Countries.
Mr Garrett said Australia's appointment as Vice-President of Asia-Pacific
for the World Heritage Convention at the World Heritage Committee meeting
in Quebec in July, was clear recognition of our leadership in world
heritage, particularly in this region.
7) US/ICOMOS Press Release - US
Preservationist Elected President of ICOMOS
October 4, 2008, Quebec, Canada. Gustavo F. Araoz, AIA, was
elected President of the International Council of Monuments and Sites
(ICOMOS) during the organization's 16th General Assembly and
International Scientific Colloquium, held in Quebec City, Canada, from
September 29 to October 4, 2008. Mr. Araoz currently serves as Executive
Director of the United States Committee for ICOMOS (US/ICOMOS),
headquartered in Washington, DC. He is the seventh President of ICOMOS,
and the first American ever elected to this office. ICOMOS was founded in
1965 to create an international network of professionals and supporters
of heritage conservation and has grown to become the pre-eminent global
historic preservation organization.
Mr. Araoz ran on a platform calling for broader and more active
participation by the 120 national ICOMOS committees globally, greater
engagement of young professionals, and improved institutional
effectiveness, efficiency and transparency. In sum, Mr. Araoz
envisions an ICOMOS that is a universally accessible stage for the open
exchange of ideas, a major source for the creation and spread of
knowledge, a venue for cross-border cooperation, an alert steward of
cultural heritage places everywhere, and, foremost, the undisputed world
authority in heritage conservation.
Born in Cuba, Mr. Araoz is a preservation architect by training. His
career combines professional practice, academia, and institutional
management. He has served as Executive Director of the United
StatesCommittee of ICOMOS since 1995. Since 2002, he has served as
International Vice President of ICOMOS, spearheading organizational
reforms and advocating greater engagement of ICOMOS members worldwide. He
has taught at several universities in the US, including the University of
Pennsylvania. He has been visiting professor at the University of
Sao Paulo in Brazil, the Catholic University of Salta in Argentina, and
at CICOP in Tenerife and Buenos Aires.
Commenting on the election results, John Fowler, Chairman of the Board of
US/ICOMOS, observed: "Mr. Araoz's election signals a great future
for all ICOMOS. For the United States, this is an unprecedented
opportunity to increase our participation in international cooperative
efforts to preserve the world's cultural heritage. Mr. Araoz has worked
diligently for ICOMOS in the past, and we are certain that from his new
position he will bring exceptional skill and energy to promote heritage
conservation as an important part of the global agenda."
ICOMOS is an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to
the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places and to the
creation, dissemination and application of theory, methodology, and
scientific techniques for heritage conservation. Headquartered in Paris,
France, it is the only global non-government organization of this kind.
Its 9,500 members spread throughout the entire world to form the only
global inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural network of heritage experts
and supporters, among which are architects, historians, archaeologists,
construction materials conservators, art historians, lawyers,
geographers, anthropologists, engineers, anthropologists and town
planners. For more information on ICOMOS, go to
As the sole international body with global multidisciplinary and
multi-cultural expertise, ICOMOS has been designated official adviser to
UNESCO on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. For more
information on the World Heritage program, go to
US/ICOMOS is among the more than 120 National Committees of ICOMOS, and
is one of the largest and most active in the organization. Its mission is
to foster international preservation principles in the United States and
to support the active engagement of American specialists in all
international heritage forums. For more information on US/ICOMOS, go to
For further information, contact US/ICOMOS, 202-842-1866.
401 F Street NW, Room 331, Washington, DC 20001-2728
8) New title from Council of
European heritage - Sustainable development strategies in
South-East Europe (08/10/2008)
The Institutional Capacity Building Plan is the first of three components
in the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East
Europe that was launched in 2003. As part of this plan, a
"translational theme-based debate" was held, the structure of
which was based on an assessment of requests from Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, "the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Kosovo. The results of
this debate have been published across three volumes in the European
Heritage series. The first volume concerned current heritage policies and
legislation; the second covered the tools for integrated management of
cultural and natural heritage, in the broad sense of the term (the
concept of "cultural environment"). This third volume examines
how the enhancement of cultural and natural heritage can contribute to
the implementation of sustainable development projects. The participants'
reports and presentations on European best practices should inspire
institutions to define rules and guidelines for structuring their
national heritage policies so that they can also contribute to regional
and local development strategies.
ISBN : 978-92-871-6371-4
Format : 16 x 24
No. of pages : 221
Price : 19 euro 38 $
+ 10% postage
To place an order directly, visit
9) Conservation Architect -
National Trust of Australia (WA) - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
Classification: Level 3.1 (specified calling)
Salary range: $81,000-$89,000
The National Trust of Australia (WA) seeks an experienced conservation
architect to work with relevant staff to manage the Trust's diverse
heritage property portfolio with an emphasis on conservation and
The position would suit a person who enjoys challenging projects, is
highly organized yet flexible and works well in a small team environment.
A well developed understanding of contemporary approaches to built
heritage conservation and the management of heritage places is essential,
as is experience in managing conservation and building contracts and
This is an initial 3 year contract with a view to extension subject to
funding and satisfactory performance.
For a copy of the Job Description Form please contact Enzo Sirna.
National Trust of Australia (WA)
4 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Tel: (08) 9321 6088
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 31 OCTOBER 2008
10) Heritage Officer - Queensland
Environmental Protection Agency, Cairns
Classification PO 2
Salary range: $46,071 - $58,967
Full time for a period of 12 months
The Queensland Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking a State
Wide Survey to identify and assess places of historic cultural heritage.
This position is with the team based in Cairns undertaking the State-wide
survey in Far North Queensland.
Detailed information about the position is available at
Enquiries to Ray Supple (07) 4046 6732 or
Closing date for applications is 24 October 2008.
11) PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY for an
experienced heritage practitioner
There is an opportunity for an experienced heritage practitioner to join
a well-established Melbourne heritage practice as part of the management
and ownership team.
This opportunity could suit:
- An experienced heritage
practitioner not currently working as a heritage consultant
- A solo consultant
wanting to gain the benefits of a team environment
- A small firm seeking to
expand and that offers services in one or more cultural heritage
This is a partnership opportunity.
For more information, and to indicate your interest on a strictly
confidential basis, contact: Gil Arnold ~ Planned Practice Management on
0408 403 439 ~
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