Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 378
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Friday 20 March 2009


1) (Un)Loved Modern Conference update

2) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

3) Abstracts for Student Scholarships to be awarded at APT LA 2009 Conference now being accepted

4) Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter

5) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat

6) 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - deadline 31 March 2009

7) SAHC 2010: The 7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions - call for papers


1) (Un)Loved Modern Conference update


Earlybird registrations close soon


Register now to save on your registration fee at the (Un)Loved Modern Conference in Sydney. Early bird registrations close on 1 April 2009. Full information about registrations, including costs, is available from the conference website,


Additional keynote speakers announced!


Two additional keynote speakers will be joining us in Sydney at the (Un)Loved Modern Conference, 7-10 July 2009. Susan Macdonald, Head of Field Projects at the Getty Conservation Institute, and Leo Schmidt, Professor of Architectural Conservation at the Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, will deliver keynote addresses, along with our previously confirmed keynote speakers, Dr Phillip Goad, Dr Theo Prudon, and Dr John Schofield.


Register now to ensure you can hear all five of these key figures in the conservation of 20th Century heritage speak in Sydney.


Venues for social functions confirmed


Join us at the Welcome Reception on the evening of Tuesday 7 July at The Mint, and enjoy the contemporary intervention in this historic precinct at the headquarters of one of our generous conference sponsors, the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.


Then on Thursday evening, 9 July, wine and dine in style at the Conference Dinner to be held in the Star Room, and enjoy sweeping views of modern Sydney from the top floor of the IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour.


We've keeping the location of our Farewell Function on Friday 10 July secret... so that you can enjoy the surprise along with the new friends you make during the conference.


Register now to ensure your spot at these social events where you can meet and talk with speakers and other conference delegates in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.


Papers to be announced shortly


A full list of papers to be presented at the (Un)Loved Modern Conference will be announced shortly. Watch this space for more details!


Earlybird registrations close soon


Register now to save on your registration fee at the (Un)Loved Modern Conference in Sydney. Early bird registrations will close on 1 April 2009. Full information about registrations, including costs, is available from the conference website,


Contact us


If you have a specific question relating to the (Un)Loved Modern Conference please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat on or +61 2 9518 7722.


2) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications


If you have been considering joining ICOMOS or know someone who has been thinking of joining, now is the time!


• ICOMOS Members are eligible for discounted registration for the (Un)Loved Modern Conference 2009 in Sydney, Tuesday 7th July- Friday 10th July.


• Also if you register early for the conference you can get early bird rates.


• If you join ICOMOS soon, you may be eligible for 15 months for the price of 12 months as well


There are lots of benefits of joining ICOMOS – not only the fantastic people you will meet but Membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally 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 next meeting.


Please note, to be considered at the May 2009 Executive Committee meeting, applications would need to be in to the Secretariat by the 2 APRIL 2009.


Think about it now.


Please send in applications to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat or if further information is required contact the Membership Secretary, Helen Wilson at


3) Abstracts for Student Scholarships to be awarded at APT LA 2009 Conference now being accepted


APT is now accepting abstracts for this year's Student Scholarships to be awarded for its APT LA 2009 Conference. Applications are due 31 March 2009. Information and a submission form are available at


A summary...

Selected students are awarded a scholarship used to participate in the conference and a complimentary one-year APT membership. One student is also awarded the Martin Weaver Student Scholarship for research. Selected students will be invited to give an oral presentation supported by an electronic presentation during one of the Conference paper sessions. Each student will be assigned a mentor and a Session Chair to ensure that he/she develops a quality program.


For additional information or questions contact one of the Student Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs:


Joan Berkowitz

(646) 437-1326


Mark Rabinowitz

(301) 943-8249


4) Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter


To view the March 2009 issue of Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter, visit


5) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat


Obituary: Dr. Armen Haghnazarian, ICOMOS Armenia


After a grave illness, Doctor of Architecture, Founding Director of the Research on Armenian Architecture (RAA) Organisation and member of ICOMOS Armenia Armen Haghnazarian departed this life at the age of 68. His lifetime and activity was characterized by selfless devotion to the field of historical and cultural heritage, and he remained a fervent advocate of its preservation until the very last moment of his life.


ICOMOS deeply mourns the loss of a dear friend and member. Armen Haghnazarian was an exceptional professional whose devotion set an example for his contemporaries and will still be shared by those who will choose the path of historical heritage preservation in the future. Unfortunately, it was not easy to express high appreciation of, and gratitude for, Armen Haghnazarian's work in his lifetime: he was always busy with his numerous projects and did not have time to listen to words of praise. ICOMOS hopes that his memory will be honored by many young members worldwide through positive action in favour of the preservation of cultural heritage.



ICOMOS Armenia


6th floor, 1/3, Pavstos Byuzand Str.
YEREVAN, 375010

Tel / fax : +374 1 52 37 33





ICOMOS Cuba: New Headquarters


ICOMOS Cuba is pleased to announce that the National Committee now has its own offices which are shared with the Cuban National Committee of ICOM.


New address


Calle Compostela #158
La Habana Vieja
Cuba, CP 10100

Tel: +53 7 8649036




ICOMOS Moldova: New Executive Board


At its last General Assembly, which was held in January 2009, ICOMOS Moldova elected a new Executive Board. The members of the new ICOMOS Moldova Executive Board are:


Sergius Ciocanu - president

Manole Brihunet - vice president

Grigore Burciu - secretary

Mariana Slapac and Sergiu Musteata - members



ICOMOS Moldova

Sergius Ciocanu

M. Kogalniceanu str., 82

Tel: +373 79 052 653

Fax: +373 22 238 848




Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments of Culture in Albania


Following the Albanian Government's request to UNESCO, to open a training center for new restorers, the Ministry of Culture of Albania and UNESCO, signed an agreement for the creation of the 'Center for the conservation and restoration of Monuments of Culture of Albania' in June 2005. This was possible thanks to the funding of Italian Government with an amount of 1.481.037,5 USD. The aim of this Center is to train members which are employed in the different institutions, under the authority, of Ministry of the Culture. The aim of the training is to upgrade the skills and so increase the capability of the Albanian administration concerned with the protection of monuments and immobile/mobile artefacts to ensure the physical safeguard of these monuments.


The Alba Film building, (constructed in 1952) was the most appropriate place for the Centre of the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments of Culture which occupies a space of around 450 m2. A project, by, IMK's architects and engineers was followed by a very good and qualitative reconstruction works.


On 11th January 2007, for the first time in our country, The Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments, started its activity, which in a period of 18 months, will train 20 members from the Institute of Cultural Monuments, Regional Directors for the Monuments in various cities of Albania, members from archaeological parks and the National Gallery of Arts as well. The first lectures were held by Albanian professors, well known specialists of IMK, which were then followed by Italian specialists from important institutions in Italy. Two courses with 20 trainers were therefore be held: one addressed to architects, the other to restorers. The courses lasted 18 months and they are organized in 3 semesters, each divided into two parts, practical and theoretical. Foreseeing 6 hours day, each semester consisted of 720 hours each: half of this amount (360 hours per semester) was devoted to theoretical lectures, half to practical courses.


Theoretical lectures and laboratories are held in the Center, where the restorers work on graphic and photographic documentation, project planning and intervention, even on the conservation of the Mihal Anagnosti icons, artist of the post Byzantine period in Albania. The wonderful city of Berat was chosen for the location of the workshop, which last July, was included in the list of World Heritage Sites. The architects group, worked on the study, architectural design and documentation of three important Monuments in the historical center of the city, namely: the Church of St. Maria Vllaherna, the Red Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Trinity. These monuments offered many interesting aspects to be studied and different conservation problems. Most of them were restored 20-30 years ago by the Institute of Cultural Monuments of Tirana which has nevertheless kept a lot of relative documents in its archive. The work includes: Survey of the buildings, using traditional systems, analysis of historical data, analysis of structural aspects of the buildings, analysis of problems on the material surfaces of buildings, reconstruction of the main historical phases of the buildings, with 3D drawings and the drawing up of the final project.


At the same time the restorers group works on the frescos of St. Nicolas church which date back to 1591 and were painted by the very well known painter of XVI century, Onufer Qiprioti. They carried out detailed photographic and graphic documentation using the Photoshop program and mapping the state of conservation and the technique necessary for the painting, and afterwards the intervention of conservation itself. All the chosen monuments, are situated in one of three historical zones of Berat, inside the historic walls at the top of the hill. They are also on the list of National Culture Heritage.


The Center for the Conservation and the Restoration of Monuments of Culture, according the agreement, will continue the activity for the upgrading the skills of the Albanian restorers, up to October 2009. We are very proud to confirm, that it is a very successful project and at the some time we would like to express our gratitude to UNESCO, and Italian Government being very shore, in the possibility to continue the activity of the Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments of Culture, in the future.


Prof. Velter Shtylla

Director, Institute of Cultural Monuments

President, ICOMOS Albania


Edlira Caushi

Institute of Cultural Monuments

Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments of Culture of Albania




Mediterra 2009: 1st Mediterranean Conference on Earth Architecture - Final Program now available


Cagliari (Italy), 13-16 March 2009


The final Program of the conference can now be downloaded at:



Mediterra 2009

Facolta di Architettura - DiARCH
Piazza d'Armi 16
09123 Cagliari

Tel: +39 070 6755807

Fax: +39 070 6755816





ICCROM : AFRICA 2009 - 11th Regional Course on Conservation and Management of Immovable Cultural Heritage


13 July - 2 October 2009, Mombasa (Kenya)


Further Information


Please use the Africa 2009 application forms or write to CHDA at the address below to receive a copy. The application form can be also downloaded from the Africa2009 website. All application forms must be signed/endorsed by the national director in charge of immovable heritage in the applicant's country.


The completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent to CHDA by email and by post at the addresses indicated below:


Centre for Heritage Development in Africa

Fort Jesus, Old Law Court Building
Nkrumah Road
PO Box 90010
Mombasa, Kenya

Tel: (254) 41 225 114 / 224 846
Fax: (254) 41 227 985
Email: ;


Applications must reach CHDA by 20 April 2009. Electronic and paper versions must include the signature and endorsement of the national Director in charge of immovable heritage in the applicant's country. Only complete applications, duly endorsed, will be considered.



Fondation Le Corbusier: Grant for Young Researcher


10 000 euro Grant for Academinc Year 2009-2010


For the coming academic year 2009-10, the Fondation Le Corbusier will attribute one grant to a young researcher wishing to devote his/her studies to Le Corbusier's work.


The research proposals should concern primarily the aspects of his work that have not been the subject of sufficient in-depth research, or, in the case of areas already studied, propose an original approach (multi-disciplinary, comparative, transverse, etc.). All of the aspects of Le Corbusier's work are acceptable as research subjects: building works, unrealized architectural or urban projects, furniture, the plastic arts - painting, drawing, tapestry, exhibitions, etc. - writings (published or not); biographical research contributing to an understanding of the man and his work may also be proposed.


Applicants must be young (maximum age 35), working toward a master's or postgraduate degree (fine arts, architecture, history, urbanism, art history, law, etc.), and preferably working in a research laboratory or similar scientific facility.


The proposal must show how the particular research project, for which the Foundation's support is requested - necessarily confined to the period of the grant - fits into a larger program or one of longer term (PhD, institutional research, book project, etc.). The candidates must justify their intended use of the Foundation's aid and the reasons it is necessary to meet specific demands in pursuing a certain aspect of their research (travel, scheduling, purchase of materials, fees, etc.).


The grant request must consist of: a 20-page description of the research project (methodology, hypotheses, nature of the expected results, summary bibliography, calendar), a curriculum vitae, a list of works already completed, and two letters of recommendation from researchers, teachers, architects or well-known figures. The candidates must also inform the Foundation of any aid requested or obtained from other public or private sources relative to the proposed project.


The amount of the grant is 10,000 euros. This sum is distributed as follows: one third at the signing of the contract, one third upon presentation of a mid-term progress report, one third upon presentation of the final report.

Submission instructions

The dossier must be sent to the Foundation on a digital format: attached files by email or CD-Rom.


Applications should be received by June 30, 2009.

The results are expected to be published by October 1st, 2009.


Fondation Le Corbusier

8-10, square du Docteur-Blanche
F-75016 Paris





Call for Entries: African Perspectives 2009: The African City Centre (Re)sourced


24-28 September, Pretoria (South Africa)


We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract and/or short description of your proposal for an entry for the AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES 2009 CONFERENCE, to be held in Pretoria between 24-28 September, on the theme the African City Centre (Re)sourced.


Entries can be papers, films, documents, artwork, music or other proposals.


The 4th African Perspectives conference will bring you four days of interdisciplinary lectures, debates, presentations, tours, exhibitions, shows and workshops on the heart of the African city, with scholars, students, artists, policy makers, architects, city planners and all others interested from the African continent and beyond.


The conference will attract over 400 participants, while it is being organised in conjunction with the annual South African Student Congress, with over 1000 participants from all architecture schools in the country and beyond.


Amongst many others will speak JOSE FORJAZ (Mozambique), JOE OSAE-ADDO (Ghana), HEINRICH WOLFF (SA) and NNAMDI ELLEH (Nigeria/USA). The University of Pretoria and the Pretoria Institute for Architecture will be hosting African Perspectives 2009.

Call for Entries


30 March 2009


Berend van der Lans

Faculty of Architecture
Delft University of Technology
po BOX 4053
2600 GA Delft

Tel: +31 15 2784237
Fax: +31 15 2784727



Urban History Group Conference 2009: Crises and the City


2-3 April, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Sessions include


Further details including Registration and Programme are available on the conference webpage


Urban History News: March 2009 edition


Urban History News is a monthly digest of news and information for the urban history community, maintained by the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester.


The March edition of UHN is now online at



Centre for Urban History

University of Leicester
Marc Fitch House
3-5 Salisbury Road
Leicester, LE1 7QR

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2378

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 5769



First European Conference on Local Implementation of the European Landscape Convention


27-30 May 2009, Nove Hrady, South Bohemia (Czech Republic)


The European Landscape Convention is the first international treaty dealing exclusively with landscape. Launched in 2000 the Convention is now well into its implementation phase with over three quarters of European countries signed up and fully committed to ratify its provisions.


Getting people involved in the planning, management and protection of landscapes is the key to the success of the Convention! This Conference provides an opportunity to learn from our collective experience how to do this to best effect. We are offering the opportunity for all delegates to share their experiences with us and will have some key note presenters to introduce sessions in plenary, in workshops and field visits where we can identify exemplars and best practice for local community groups throughout Europe to consider.

Further Information

Registration Form

Access to the conference is limited to a maximum of 70 participants. Register soon!

Conference Flyer






Call for Papers: Annual Congress and General Assembly of the Swiss Association of Conservator-Restorers 2009


3 and 4 September 2009, Misericorde building, Fribourg University (Switzerland)

Theme: Preventive conservation - Practice in the field of built heritage

Download the Call for Papers







Schweizerischer Verband fur Konservierung und Restaurierung
Association suisse de conservation et restauration
Associazione Svizzera di conservazione e restauro

Brunngasse 60 / Postfach
3000 Bern 8

Tel: +41 31 311 63 03
Fax: +41 31 312 38 01




Call for Abstracts: 22nd World Canals Conference 2009


20-27 September 2009, Novi Sad (Serbia)


The Organising Committee of the World Canals Conference 2009 is inviting specialists in any of the fields which intervene in waterway management and operation to submit abstracts for the upcoming Conference in Serbia.


Authors are required to submit abstracts in English of no more then 150 words emphasising the topic, the originality of the case presented, results achieved and potential transferability. All the abstracts submitted will be reviewed by a group of experts including academics in various disciplines and the selected authors will be invited to submit full-length papers.


Download the Call for Papers:


All further Information available at:


PWMC Vode Vojvodine

Bulevar M. Pupina 25

21000 NOVI SAD


Tel +381 21 488 1888

Fax +381 21 557 353




Heritage Canada Foundation - Call for Abstracts and Proposals: The Heritage Imperative: Old Buildings in an Age of Environmental Crisis


24 - 26 September 2009, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto (Canada)


Climate change. Green building. Economic renewal. Older buildings have answers for the biggest questions of our generation.


The 2009 Heritage Canada Foundation conference will bring together delegates and speakers from the fields of heritage preservation, environmental conservation and green building to explore these themes. This is an essential event for advocates, municipal planners, developers, public policy makers, elected officials and property owners. Delegates will learn how the rehabilitation and re-use of older buildings and existing neighbourhoods can help save the planet - and how the green movement and architectural conservation will become more integrated in the process.


The conference is designed to foster exchange and collaboration through expert panels consisting of a session leader and presenters from the heritage, environmental and green communities - each of them bringing the perspective of their respective field. Each 15-20 minute presentation will use research results, examples and case studies as stepping stones to broadly applicable principles and/or concrete recommendations for practice.

Proposals for presentations and field sessions are invited on the following themes

Submissions should include the following


Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2009


Tel: +1 613-237-1066

Fax: +1 613-237-5987





Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) News


Issue no. 223, 26 February 2009


Issue no. 223 of the OCPA News can be downloaded in PDF format at:


To subscribe to the OCPA News, click here


Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA)

725 Avenida da Base N'Tchinga
P.O. Box 1207

Tel: +258 21 418649
Fax: +258 21 418650





Institut National du Patrimoine (INP): Lettre d'information mars/avril 2009


La lettre d'information de l'Institut du Patrimoine National de la France est accessible a l'adresse suivante:



Institut National du Patrimoine

Galerie Colbert
2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

Tel. : +33 1 44 41 16 41
Fax. : +33 1 44 41 16 76




International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA): News Brief #17


The IFLA News Brief #17 is available for download at:



Christine Bavassa, Executive Secretary

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA)
The European Region of IFLA

Rue des Palais, 44 B 21
B-1030 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 211 33 79
Fax: +32 2 218 89 73




International Council on Monuments and Sites/

Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites
International Secretariat / Secretariat International

49-51 rue de la Federation

75015 Paris - France

Tel : 33 (0) 1 45 67 67 70

Fax : 33 (0) 1 45 66 06 22

e-mail :  


6) 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - deadline 31 March 2009


A reminder that entries for the 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation are due by 31 March 2009. The awards programme, in its tenth year, recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region.


For further information, visit


7) SAHC 2010: The 7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions - call for papers


Tongji University, Shanghai, China,

6-8 October 2010


The theme of the conference will focus on "Strengthening and Retrofitting", and allows a broad scope of areas including restoration and strengthening, seismic behaviour and retrofitting, development and protection, inspection and monitoring, non-destructive testing, experimental results and laboratory testing, analytical and numerical approaches, historical aspects and general methodology, innovative and traditional materials / technology, case studies etc.


The Announcement and Call for Papers can be downloaded in PDF format at the following address:


Submission of Abstracts: due 30 September 2009


Notification of Provisional Acceptance: 30 November 2009






Xianglin Gu

Chairman of the Organization Committee for the 7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC-2010)

Head of Department of Building Engineering Tongji University

1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China



Tel: +86-21-65982928 Fax: +86-21-65986345

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