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Friday 19 December 2008
Australia ICOMOS would like to
take this opportunity to wish all our
friends and colleagues a safe and enjoyable holiday season
1) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
2) ICOMOS-IFLA ISC for Cultural Landscapes - a note from Juliet
3) Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews
4) Institute for Citizenship & Globalisation's December
bulletin available online
5) News from ICCROM
6) KEEPING THE PAST PUBLIC: the Documentation and Conservation of
Modern Places - registration open
7) Thank you to all who responded to Australia ICOMOS' request for
missing Historic Environment issues
8) "Heritage of the High Country" forum at Omeo, Friday
27 March 2009
9) Australia ICOMOS Secretariat Office closure for the holiday season -
1) Australia ICOMOS New Membership
Do YOU know anyone who fits into the categories below who may be
interested in joining ICOMOS?
Perhaps you know someone who is undertaking a heritage course, has
started work in the cultural heritage or conservation field, or who is
just interested in ICOMOS. There may be people in your office who are not
members of ICOMOS but have been intending to join.
There are many benefits associated with joining ICOMOS - not only the
fantastic people you will meet and the variety of interesting
conferences, seminars and events held in Australia and internationally,
but there is also a constant exchange of ideas and information, as well
as new contacts and opportunities available.
Membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions and
conferences and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly
bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas,
including state based events, conferences and site visits, as well as
information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities,
course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues
annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment.
Applications for members to join the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee
(EC) are encouraged from all states and territories. For Young
Professional and full Members, the International ICOMOS card gives free
or reduced rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and would like to encourage
students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership.
There are various membership categories and applications can be to be
made to the Secretariat:
Those who are interested in ICOMOS but who do not meet the requirements
for full membership, or else do not have heritage conservation as their
core focus, could apply to become Associates of ICOMOS.
Those at the beginning of a career in architecture, archaeology, planning
or history with 3 years experience and who are under 30 years of age may
be eligible for Young Professional membership at reduced rates.
Heritage professionals, with at least 3 years of heritage experience may
be eligible for full Membership.
The membership forms and details are available on the web page
and from Georgia Meros at the Secretariat, phone 03 9251 7131 or
All applications are received at the Secretariat and referred to the
Executive Committee (EC) for consideration. Completed applications must
be received 4-6 weeks before the Executive Committee meeting date to
allow consideration. If received after this, they are held over to the
*****Please note: to be considered at the February 2009 Executive
Committee meeting, applications would need to be in to the Secretariat by
15 JANUARY 2009.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING so think about it now...
Please send in applications to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat or if
further information is required contact the Membership Secretary, Helen
2) ICOMOS-IFLA ISC for Cultural
Landscapes - a note from Juliet Ramsey
Some members of Australia ICOMOS have been on a small working
group that has helped provide me with information on cultural landscape
issues and I have sent them information from the ISC on seminars, meeting
reports etc. There has been a recent change in committee recruitment and
now more than one member per country can apply for membership.
Applicants are selected for their cultural landscape experience and
ability to work for the ISC. If you are interested, the ICOMOS ISC
website provides information about the ISC and its statutes.
I would like to refresh the working group as I have lost contact with a
few people whose email addresses have changed. In particular, it would be
helpful to have someone from Queensland, WA, NT and Tasmania. Once the
group has been re-established I will be seeking ideas on possible events
and issues in our region. If anyone is interested in being part of the
working group please contact me at:
3) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the December 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's Enews
4) Institute for Citizenship &
Globalisation's December bulletin available online
The bulletin is available as pdf file for viewing at:
Please forward your comments and contributions and also if you would like
to be included in our mailing list email to
For more details about the Institute
Institute for Citizenship & Globalisation
Faculty of Arts & Education
Phone:+61 3 9244 6658
5) News from ICCROM
AFRICA 2009 - Special Seminar: Challenges of heritage and
Applications are now open for the AFRICA 2009 special seminar on
'Challenges of heritage and poverty alleviation, to be held in Sao Tome,
Sao Tome and Principe from 2 - 6 March 2009.
Application deadline: 15 January 2009
MARC-AL 2009 - First Latin American Course on the Conservation of
Applications are now open for the MARC-AL 2009 the first Latin
American course on 'Conservation of Modern Architecture', to be held in
Brazil from 2 March - 27 November 2009.
Application deadline: 2 February 2009
ARIS 2009 - Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems
Applications are now open for the ARIS 2009 course on 'Architectural
Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation', to be
held in Rome, Italy from 2 September - 2 October 2009.
Application deadline: 16 February 2009
6) KEEPING THE PAST PUBLIC: the
Documentation and Conservation of Modern Places - registration open
Registrations are now open for the International Symposium and
KEEPING THE PAST PUBLIC: the Documentation and Conservation of Modern
4 - 6 February 2009
University of Melbourne
Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
FREE PUBLIC LECTURES:
Jolyon Leslie (Aga Khan Cultural Trust, Afghanistan)
"Cultural Space in Contemporary Afghanistan"
WED 4 Feb @ 6.00 (Sisalkraft Theatre, Arch Building)
John Allen (Avanti Architects,UK)
"Private Privilege - Public Duty: Examples of English experience in
THURS 5 Feb @ 6.00 (Sisalkraft Theatre, Arch Building)
SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL PLENARY SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Hilde Heynen (K U Leuven)
"Designing welfare. The reconfiguration of public space in Flanders
Miles Glendinning (Royal College of Art,Edinburgh)
"The Forgotten Revolution? Northern Ireland's Heritage of Modern
Elain Harwood (English Heritage)
"Protecting Post-War Heritage in England"
Laretna Adishakti ((Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
"The conservation management of Borobudur and surrounding
*** And a number of expert architects, conservationists and historians
from around Australia and NZ who will present papers and panel
This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges surrounding the
documentation and conservation of twentieth century sites, including
individual buildings, townscapes and communities. Emphasis will be
focused on the architectural legacy of Modernism, in all its
international guises, and on public sites. These discussions on Modern
sites will be complemented by other presentations on the management of
townscapes in contexts that are much older (for instance Afghanistan and
Indonesia), but that face fundamental challenges presented by twentieth
century effects of war and globalization.
The symposium public lectures, panels and plenary presentations will
chart the processes of conservation through the themes of
"Documentation", "Heritage Policy and Implementation"
and "Conservation and Re-Use". Individual Invited speakers span
a wide breadth of international experience from academic historians and
conservation architects, to heritage practitioners and
The symposium is being hosted by the Faculty of Architecture Building and
Planning, and the School of Historical Studies at the University of
Melbourne. The event is being generously sponsored and supported by: the
Australian Research Council, the University of Melbourne, the Australian
Academy of Humanities; Docomomo Australia, the Heritage Council of
Victoria, and the Ian Potter Foundation. The symposium is convened by Dr
Hannah Lewi with Prof Philip Goad, Prof Kate Darian-Smith, Dr David
Nichols and Assoc Prof Julie Willis.
www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/past-public for full details of the program
and registration form.
Contact symposium convener Dr Hannah Lewi,
email@example.com for other
7) Thank you to all who responded
to Australia ICOMOS' request for missing Historic Environment
Many thanks to all who took the time to search their archives and email
the Secretariat advising which issues they were in possession of. Those
of you who haven't received replies to your emails will receive a reply
8) "Heritage of the High
Country" forum at Omeo, Friday 27 March 2009
For some initial information about this forum, visit
9) Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Office closure for the holiday season - Reminder
The Australia ICOMOS office will be closed from 20 December 2008 to 14
January 2009 inclusive. The office will be re-open from Thursday 15
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