Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 626

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  1. IMPORTANT notice re: staffing of Australia ICOMOS Secretariat Office and E-news
  2. Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
  3. International Day on Monuments and Sites event, Sydney, 10 April
  4. City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards
  5. Sustainable Heritage Conservation Workshops, 5 & 12 April, NSW
  6. Ultimate Heritage Debate and Dinner, “Does Heritage Really Matter?”, Rymill House, 14 April 2014
  7. 2014 ACT Heritage Grants Program
  8. 2014 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, 5-21 April
  9. Successful Sydney Tuck Pointing workshop
  10. Public Lecture: “Balancing Development and Urban Heritage in Melbourne” Uni of Melb, 9 April
  11. Indigenous Photographies symposium, Australian National University, 3 April
  12. Upcoming IPPHA courses
  13. European Forum for Historic Sites, Sweden, 22-24 October 2014 – SAVE THE DATE
  14. James Cook University – Masterclass in Native Title: important update
  15. “Benefits beyond borders” presentation, Adelaide, 2 April
  16. The Adelaide Brick Conservation Workshop
  17. Recent submissions by Australia ICOMOS
  18. ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium 2014 – call for presentations
  19. New Publication – The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture
  20. 15th Annual Cambridge Heritage Seminar, 26 April 2014 – program available & registration open
  21. Audio tour app reveals Port Arthur’s amazing stories – PAHSMA media release
  22. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin available
  23. Guided tour of Castlecrag: The Griffins’ journeys – America, Australia, India, 3 May 2014
  24. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant/Architect, Graham Brooks and Associates (Sydney)
  25. SITUATION VACANT Administrative Officer (Casual), Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
  26. SITUATIONS VACANT Sub-consultants and Casuals for AHMS Panel
  27. SITUATION VACANT Tenders invited: Conservation Management Plan for Australian Parliament House
  28. SITUATION VACANT Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader, Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
  29. SITUATIONS VACANT Tenders invited: NSW Roads and Maritime Services Heritage consultancy service panels

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1. IMPORTANT notice re: staffing of Australia ICOMOS Secretariat Office and E-news

The Australia ICOMOS Secretariat will be staffed at a reduced level between 28 March – 11 April 2014 inclusive.

E-newsletters – PLEASE NOTE:

  • The E-news will not be published on Friday 4 April
  • The subsequent E-news will be published on Saturday 12 April

Though the Secretariat will be staffed intermittently, responses to queries, etc may take longer than usual.

Australia ICOMOS appreciates your patience during this time.

EASTER E-NEWS – PLEASE ALSO NOTE

Due to Good Friday falling on Friday 18 April, the E-news for that week will be published on Thursday 17 April; therefore, the deadline for items for that newsletter will be 2pm, Wednesday 16 April.

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2. Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

There are many benefits in 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 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

For further information go to the Membership page of the Australia ICOMOS website, or download the Australia ICOMOS 2014_MEMBERSHIP Application Form.

Membership applications are only considered at meetings of the Executive Committee – in order for your application to be considered at the February 2014 Executive Committee meeting, please submit it to the Secretariat by COB Friday 25 April 2014.

If further information is required, email the Membership Secretary, John Wadsley.

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3. International Day on Monuments and Sites event, Sydney, 10 April

Australia ICOMOS with the National Trust of Australia (NSW) are hosting a presentation on the theme of “The Heritage of Commemoration”.

Speakers

  • David Mason, NSW Government Architect’s Office
  • Chris Betteridge, MUSEcape
  • Glenn Lockitch, Glenn Lockitch Photography

Venue

The National Trust of Australia, Upper Fort Street, Observatory Hill, Sydney

Time

  • 4.00-5.00pm – exhibition and commentary
  • 5.00-6.00pm – refreshments
  • 6.00-7.30pm – talks

Cost

  • ICOMOS and National Trust members – $15
  • Non-members – $20
  • Registration includes entry into Reality in Flames: modern Australian art & the Second World War

RSVP

By April 8 to Anne Weinman by email or phone (02) 9258 0159

Download the Sydney April 18 event 2014 and Reality in Flames_SH Ervin Gallery fliers for more information.

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4. City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards

The City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards recognise the efforts made by individuals and groups in the conservation of the built environment and streetscape, and in the promotion and enhancement of the City’s heritage. The biennial awards also aim to raise awareness of local heritage.

If you have undertaken works within the past five (5) years which compliment the heritage values of a property, then the City encourages you to consider submitting a nomination. Works may range from small-scale renovations, redevelopment of larger heritage buildings, through to new developments sympathetic to the heritage building.

Nominations for the Heritage Awards are open to all City of Stirling residents, property owners, businesses, community groups or individuals involved in heritage related work within the City of Stirling boundaries. Nominations are also open to architects, designers, builders and government agencies undertaking heritage related design, building, conservation or construction within the City.

Nominations are currently open and must be received no later than 4.30pm on Friday 18 April 2014.

If you have any queries regarding the City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards, please contact the City on (08) 9205 8555 or via email. A brochure detailing the Heritage Awards Program is available on the City of Stirling website.

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5. Sustainable Heritage Conservation Workshops, 5 & 12 April, NSW

Working with wood and joinery sustainably

This workshop will be presented by Gary Waller on behalf of the APT Australasia Chapter at the Always Wood Joinery workshop in Sutherland.

Topics to be covered in this workshop include demonstrations of traditional joinery fabrication using historic machinery, tools and hand crafting techniques, repairs to windows and doors, wood selection, wood finishing and care of wood in historic buildings.

The presenter, Gary Waller, is a building conservation specialist and master carpenter with a wealth of experience working over many years on Australia’s most significant heritage buildings. Gary Waller, Heritage Master Carpenter, took out the Heritage Trades Award in the 2012 National Trust Heritage Awards in recognition of his skills and experience.

Date: 5 April 2014

Venue: 100 Toronto Parade, Sutherland NSW 2232

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost: $192.50 (GST inc.) includes refreshments and lunch

Availability: places limited

To register: by email to APT Australia or phone (02) 95213049

Proceeds after costs of this workshop go to the APT Longford Academy and student scholarships.

 

Designing for Sustainable Change

This workshop will be presented by the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.

Topics to be covered in this workshop include significance-guided decision-making, sustainability and design considerations in common interventions, structural issues and solutions and the value of retaining authentic fabric.

The presenters are leading practitioners Anne Warr, Caroline Pidcock, Simon Wiltshier and Alan Croker, who have extensive local and overseas practical and academic experience.

Date: 12 April 2014

Venue: Harry Jensen Activity Centre, 17 Argyle Street, Millers Point

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost: $ $192.50 (GST inc.) includes light lunch

CPD points 4 informal points for registered architects

Availability: places limited

To book: register online or by phone to Dominique (02) 9246 4055

Proceeds after costs of this workshop go to the Institute’s Scholarship Fund.

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6. Ultimate Heritage Debate and Dinner, “Does Heritage Really Matter?”, Rymill House, 14 April 2014

Join Marty Fields, one of Australia’s most talented comedians, actors, singers, writers and musicians, and MC for this pinnacle event, during Australian Heritage Week for the Ultimate Heritage Debate and Dinner at Rymill House on Monday 14 April 2014.

Keynote Addresses

  • Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for the Environment
  • Lieutenant Governor Hieu Van Le AO

Special guest presentations

  • Professor Mads Gaardboe, Dean of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA
  • Ben Hewett, SA Government Architect
  • Damian Borchok, CEO, Interbrand Australia & New Zealand

An intellectual debating challenge of “words, wit and wisdom” contesting the theme “Does Heritage Really Matter?”, with an impressive line up of high-profile and influential debaters:

  • Professor Norman Etherington, President, National Trust of SA
  • Vickie Chapman MP, Deputy State Liberal Leader
  • Vincent Ciccarello, CEO, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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  • Paul Davies, Heritage Architect, NSW/TAS
  • Hon. Pat Conlon MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  • Michael Roder SC, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers

Guests will be pampered with a sumptuous four-course dinner matched with South Australian premium wines.

The fundraising initiatives of the evening will support the establishment of the “Living Heritage” Scholarship for Architecture students of the University of South Australia.

Further information and bookings

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7. 2014 ACT Heritage Grants Program

The ACT Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell MLA, launched the 2014/15 ACT Heritage Grants program on Thursday 13 March. The ACT Heritage Grants Program is an annual ACT Government funded program administered by the ACT Heritage Unit in the Environment & Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) to assist the community in working to conserve and promote the heritage of the ACT.

More information including guidelines and an application form are available on from the ESDD website.

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8. 2014 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, 5-21 April

Close to 100 events at this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will highlight what makes our region unique. Celebrate our Aboriginal, natural and built heritage with tours, talks, open days, performances, dances, high teas, screenings, demonstrations and plenty of children’s events.

Introduce yourself to our heritage gems while Canberra is at its autumnal best, be it Ainslie, Umgagong, Namadgi National Park or Black Mountain. Visit places not usually open such as Parkwood Chapel, Robertsons’ House or Cuppacumbalong.

The first train arriving in Canberra in May 2014 inspired this year’s theme journeys. Children can download a Rail Trails map and explore the role and paths of trains in the ACT over the last century. Bring your map along to the Easter extravaganza at the Railway Museum and see the actual train that steamed into the young national capital, beautifully restored.

Nocturnal outings include the popular St John’s Graveyard Torchlight Tour, spotlight walks, Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight and Time the Yowie Man’s Lake George and Haunted Collector Tour. You can kick up you heels at Tharwa’s bush dance or in the church hall at Ainslie.

The festival also provides opportunities for Canberrans to explore their local region with open gardens in Nimmitabel, historic houses in Goulburn and Yass, and exhibitions and tours in Cooma, Captains Flat and Queanbeyan.

For a full list of events click here.

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9. Successful Sydney Tuck Pointing workshop

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A very successful two day hand-on workshop on the conservation of tuck pointed buildings was jointly held by Australia ICOMOS and the National Trust of Australia (NSW) in Sydney on the 18th and 19th of March 2014. The presenters were master traditional bricklayers, Dr Gerard Lynch from the UK and Maurice Portzeba from Brisbane. The workshop was sponsored by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, the NSW Government Architect’s Office and the Council of the City of Sydney.

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10. Public Lecture: “Balancing Development and Urban Heritage in Melbourne” Uni of Melb, 9 April

“Balancing Development and Urban Heritage in Melbourne: Have We Got It Right? Where To Now?”

In this public ‘conversation’, which is the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the history and the future of the city of Melbourne, Professor Gerard Vaughan, former Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, and currently a member of the Australian Institute of Art History, The University of Melbourne, discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, the prospects and problems that confront us.

Date & Time: Wednesday 9 April 2014, 5.00-6.00pm

Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville

Bookings: book online or email Uni of Melb

Download the Balancing Development and Urban Heritage in Melbourne flier.

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11. Indigenous Photographies symposium, Australian National University, 3 April

The Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU School of Art and Aboriginal Studies Press present a symposium Indigenous photographies, celebrating the publication of Calling the shots: Indigenous photographies edited by Professor Jane Lydon (UWA).

The symposium will explore the curatorial use of Indigenous images, Indigenous interactions with collections and the histories of photography within Australia’s colonial past.

Join Professor Jane Lydon in discussion with Professor Helen Ennis (School of Art ANU), Dr Melinda Hinkson (School of Archaeology and Anthropology ANU), Dr Martyn Jolly (School of Art ANU) and contributors Dr Lawrence Bamblett (AIATSIS), Shauna Bostock-Smith ( PhD candidate), Dr Karen Hughes (Swinburne) and Dr Julie Gough (artist, curator and writer)

When: Thursday 3 April, 3.00-4.30pm

Where: Room 1.02, downstairs at the Roland Wilson building, Australian National University (ANU)

RSVP online

This event is free and open to the public.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Aboriginal Studies Press is the publishing arm of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Download the Indigenous Photographies symposium flier

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12. Upcoming IPPHA courses

Heritage training courses coming up at the Australian National University’s Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts (IPPHA) are as follows (click on the links for further details about each course):

A 7 day advanced professional development short course on developing practical heritage management skills, which was awarded the ANU’s 2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Education prize.

It is presented by leading industry trainers, Professor Sharon Sullivan AO and Dr Michael Pearson AO, at one of Australia’s most prominent World Heritage sites, Port Arthur in Tasmania.

A 5 day advanced professional development study tour critically reviewing educational approaches used in Canberra’s leading museums and national cultural institutions, convened by Dr Sharon Peoples.

A 5 day professional development short course convened by Professor Howard Morphy, leading international expert on Aboriginal art and the social and visual anthropology of Australian Aboriginal Communities. It provides an update of professional practice in working with communities, planning, development and use of Indigenous collections, benefiting from the experience of Australia’s national cultural institutions.

Are you considering nominating documentary heritage to a UNESCO Memory of the World Register? This 1 day skills development workshop will outline the processes for nominating to all three registers, providing helpful guidance on developing sound arguments for inscription. Convened by the Chair of the UNESCO Australian MOW Committee, Roslyn Russell.

For further information email Sandy Blair.

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13. European Forum for Historic Sites, Sweden, 22-24 October 2014 – SAVE THE DATE

You can find historic sites all over the world that once gave birth to future. Places that played an important role in the development of our cultures and societies. Many of them still do. But nowadays very few people see them as an asset for development. It is time for the society to re-take advantage of their potential!

The European Forum for Historic Sites conference will be the perfect occasion to start that common mission.

We will invite the historic sites and colleagues in Europe that already succeed finding innovative missions, tried new ideas how to attract guests or learned how to make profit out of an historic site.

You can look forward to three days filled with good examples, new arguments, inspiration and networking

Ensure you will get an invitation to The European Forum for Historic Sites by emailing this email address.

More information will be available in April 2014.

Download the European Forum for Historic Sites – Save the date flier.

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14. James Cook University – Masterclass in Native Title: important update

This information is for anyone who may be considering the James Cook University ‘Masterclass in Native Title’

We now have the opportunity to be able to offer FREE accommodation to anyone who qualifies for the Scholarship grant. This is fantastic news for those who want to do the Masterclass in order to launch or further their career in Native Title but may be struggling financially.

Please see the Native Title Masterclass – Free Accommodation leaflet for more information and as places are becoming scarce we recommend you apply ASAP.

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15. “Benefits beyond borders” presentation, Adelaide, 2 April

Benefits beyond borders:
UNESCO World Heritage Site status as a key vector of sustainable development and cultural cohesion

with Amareswar Galla

Wednesday 2 April 2014, 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start
Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA City West campus, Hawke Building, 50-55 North Terrace, Adelaide

Pursuing UNESCO World Heritage Site status as a key vector of sustainable development and community cohesion.

What are the benefits of a World Heritage listing, and how can it be used as a key vector for sustainable development and cultural cohesion?

Professor Amareswar Galla explores these questions, using World Heritage Sites, such as Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) as case studies to show how diverse people can together reap the benefits from a UNESCO World Heritage listing – including investment, jobs and economic partnerships.

This event is free but register online to attend.

For further information, see the Benefits beyond borders flier.

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16. The Adelaide Brick Conservation Workshop

The Adelaide Brick Conservation Workshop was held at Beaumont House, a heritage listed brick and stone building providing a perfect setting. The event was attended by 32 people made up of brick trades people, heritage architects, private property owners and others. Dr Gerard Lynch held our attention throughout a knowledge filled day!

As for the Brisbane and Sydney workshops, the contents covered the development and chemistry of Lime mortars in the UK, the use of Natural Hydrated Lime, and the introduction of Portland cement. Brick Pointing, the use of traditional tools, removal of later cement, brick making and repairs to brick failure were all covered.

The feedback from attendees was excellent, with the suggestion for more of these practical workshops and site visits to current conservation projects to be facilitated by ICOMOS. Thanks again to Dr Gerard Lynch for his energetic presentation and also to Deb Lindsay and Kevin O Sullivan for all their fantastic organisation. Thanks also to the sponsors, being the National Trust of SA, and the Adelaide City Council.

Elizabeth Vines OAM
President, Australia ICOMOS

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17. Recent submissions by Australia ICOMOS

Australia ICOMOS is regularly asked to provide input into current conservation issues, or chooses to advocate on national policy or world heritage site issues in Australia. This is made possible by members in various states assisting the President and EC with their local and specialised knowledge of the issues at hand. Some recent submissions which are all now available at the Australia ICOMOS website include:

  • AI_Tasmanian Wilderness_Submission to Senate Enquiry_6 March 2014
  • AICOMOS Response to Review of Ethical Commitment Statement_27 Feb 2014
  • Response to ICOMOS Statutes revisions_Australia ICOMOS_31 Jan 2014
  • Reconstruction at Heritage Places in Australia_Australia ICOMOS comments – 24 Feb 2014
  • Australia ICOMOS & APT submission_Proposed Australian Heritage Strategy, 23 January 2014
  • Australia ICOMOS submission_Proposed Australian Heritage Strategy, 22 January 2014

Thanks to all those who assisted with the preparation of these submissions.

Elizabeth Vines OAM
President, Australia ICOMOS

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18. ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium 2014 – call for presentations

Presentations are now invited for the ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium 2014 – download the ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium 2014 – Call for Presentations for further information.

The details of the Symposium are outlined below.

Date & Time: Saturday 19 July 2014, 8.30am to 5.00pm

Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building Theatre, Bldg 120, ANU campus.

Cost: $70 full, $50 members of the host organizations, $30 concession & full-time students – registration details will be available by the end of April 2014.

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19. New Publication – The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture,
Edited by Greg Young and Deborah Stevenson

The newly published Ashgate Research Companion is a cutting-edge global compendium on planning and culture and is the world’s first authoritative publication of its kind. The book was edited and conceptualised by A/Prof. Greg Young, University of Sydney (Principal Editor and ICOMOS member) and Professor Deborah Stevenson (UWS).

Released in the internationally prestigious Ashgate series, the book consists of twenty-five new chapters, authored by the leading global writers on planning and culture from Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The collection includes key chapters on heritage by Sir Gregory Ashworth (Groningen), Professor Jean Hillier (RMIT), Professor Kim Dovey (Melbourne), A/Prof. Glen Searle (UQ) and A/Prof. Greg Young (USyd). The book’s six themed parts and six illustrated ‘case study windows’ encompass key topics as shown in the Table of Contents.

Apart from heritage topics chapters include a cultural history of modern urban planning; a feminist perspective on planning cultures; planning theory considered in a global context; planning theory and the Tea Party movement; the cultural and creative industries; the cultural economy of Japanese creative cities; cultural planning and sustainable development; planning and place identity; the ‘slow city’ movement; public space and diversity in New York; the reinvention of place in Nordic countries, global cultural governance policy and cultural planning and its interpretations.

Greg Young’s Introduction ‘Planning and Culture in a Grain of Sand’ and chapter ‘Stealing the Fire of Life: A Cultural Paradigm for Planning and Governance’ are relevant to all ICOMOS members as they push the boundaries for culture, heritage and planning in far-reaching new directions.

An order form and further description of the book can be viewed at the Ashgate website.

The book is available as an e-book and will be launched in Sydney later this year by Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

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20. 15th Annual Cambridge Heritage Seminar, 26 April 2014 – program available & registration open

Hosted by the Cambridge Heritage Research Group at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

The Great War is arguably one of the most significant conflicts in recent history. In this centenary year of the beginning of the First World War, as the grand narratives about the conflict come under renewed scrutiny and debate this conference focuses on the alternative forms of war heritagisation and commemoration emerging globally. In exploring other voices disregarded by the mainstream grand narratives of European geopolitics, we aim to explore the weight of how we are inheriting 1914. With over 50 million pounds being invested in the UK in local communities’ projects to re-establish claims on the memory of 1914 we are interested in exploring perspectives from the periphery (i.e. local, indigenous, former colonies and other previously overlooked regions). This 15th Cambridge Heritage Seminar seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide array of disciplines and communities of practice to explore the range of narratives being constructed.

Download the Cambridge Heritage Seminar Program.

Click here to register.

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21. Audio tour app reveals Port Arthur’s amazing stories – PAHSMA media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), dated 25 March 2014.

The Port Arthur Historic Site, home of arguably Australia’s most recognisable reminders of its 19th century convict origins, has taken another step forward into the 21st century, with the launch of its new audio tour app.

The app features hundreds of photos and historic images of Port Arthur as well as around two hours of audio material, including readings from colonial-era journals and books, to bring 25 historical stories of Port Arthur to life.

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority’s Dr Jody Steele said the app provides unprecedented access for visitors to rich content and storytelling that allows them to explore Port Arthur at their own pace.

“Users can hear stories from those who lived, worked and visited this infamous place, both during the height of the convict settlement and in more recent times,” said Dr Steele.

“Each story is performed by character actors to create an engrossing and personal experience of the Port Arthur Historic Site.”

The guide covers all of the Historic Site’s major buildings and ruins, landscapes and personalities. See dozens of rare historical images supplied by institutions across the nation and the world, including images of the original buildings and their occupants.

“The app allows visitors to explore the Historic Site in their own time, visiting the buildings and locations which most appeal to them.”

“With it, users can follow the suggested route across the site or choose their own path using the interactive map.”

The app is compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch devices and can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99. Those without compatible devices can hire players with the app pre-loaded on arrival at Port Arthur for a small fee.

Future iterations of the app will include support for other languages, starting with Mandarin. Development of an edition of the app for Android devices is also planned.

More information and a link to the audio tour on the app store is available at the Port Arthur website.

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22. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin available

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.

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23. Guided tour of Castlecrag: The Griffins’ journeys – America, Australia, India, 3 May 2014

On Saturday 3 May 2014, as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival with its theme of ‘Journeys’, there will be a guided tour through some of the reserves and walkways created by the Griffins at Castlecrag, describing influences across three continents.

The internationally renowned suburb of Castlecrag was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1920s as a residential community inspired by the ecological and aesthetic qualities of the landscape of Middle Harbour and its foreshores.

You will learn about some of the influences Walter and Marion Mahony Griffin brought to Australia from the United States; the environmental ideals and community life they fostered here and later took to India.

Please bring a hat, walking shoes and water (and let your friends know about this walk!)

Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm

Directions: specific address given on booking

Cost: Adults: $20; Children $10; Family: $50; Concession: $15; National Trust members : $15

Bookings required: email the Walter Burley Griffin Society to make a booking

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24. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant/Architect, Graham Brooks and Associates (Sydney)

Graham Brooks and Associates is seeking applications for a heritage consultant / architect to join our growing team. The work is highly specialised and stimulating, requiring a creative and responsible work ethic. We have an exciting range of projects and offer opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Candidates will need to have a working knowledge of historic construction techniques and practices, knowledge of NSW regulatory requirements, good presentation and report writing skills, and a degree in a relevant field, for example, Heritage Conservation, Cultural Heritage Management or Heritage Architecture or Architecture.

This is a full time position, based in our office in Sydney CBD.

Salary will be negotiable commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please email Graham Brooks and Associate for further information.

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25. SITUATION VACANT Administrative Officer (Casual), Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) is looking for a casual Administrative Officer to undertake membership processing and other administrative duties, roughly 4 hours per week. Access to a good internet connection is essential. Some experience with online database management is required. Experience working with Societies and/or interest in historical archaeology is desired but not essential. Rates are $30 per hour (including GST). Email Penny Crook for more information.

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26. SITUATIONS VACANT Sub-consultants and Casuals for AHMS Panel

PRE-QUALIFIED SUB-CONSULTANTS AND CASUALS PANEL FOR AHMS
For short & mid- term contracts (Part-time and Full-time)

Archaeological and Heritage Management Solutions (AHMS) is a leading heritage and archaeological consultancy servicing Australia and the Asia-Pacific region since 1998. We specialise in provision of archaeological and heritage management services to a range of private and public sector clients. Our team of archaeologists and heritage specialists have over 20 years’ experience in providing quality archaeological and heritage advice to our clients. Our team is the cornerstone of our successful approach to project delivery and risk management. We commit to ensuring that more than 50 per cent of our team are senior consultants and specialists with extensive experience and a demonstrated ability to resolve complex heritage management issues. Our commitment to senior expertise is unmatched in the heritage consulting industry and ensures we achieve consistently high quality outputs in all our projects.

AHMS does business with a wide range of clients, including all tiers of government, mining, residential and infrastructure sectors, as well as private developers. We provide a full range of Indigenous, historical and built heritage services in addition to community consultation and engagement. From time to time we require extra resources to deliver the best and most timely service to our clients. This panel offer is not an offer of a specific job. Those who successfully register for this panel will be pre-qualified by our selection team to streamline engagement of sub-consultants, casuals and part time employees.

To register for this panel please email Mr Kris Gallen and request an information kit.

Applications close 4 April 2014.

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27. SITUATION VACANT Tenders invited: Conservation Management Plan for Australian Parliament House

The Department of Parliamentary Services has released a Request for Tender for the development and provision of a Conservation Management Plan for the Australian Parliament House, in Canberra.

For further information, see the Austender website.

The closing date is 17 April 2014.

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28. SITUATION VACANT Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader, Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Birmingham, UK

University of Birmingham
College of Arts and Law

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage
School of History and Cultures
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader, Cultural Heritage Studies

£37,756 – £70,106 (Lecturer salary from £37,756 – £45,053 a year with potential progression to £50,688 a year / Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £46,400- £53,765 a year with potential progression to £70,106 a year). The successful candidate will be appointed at the grade appropriate to their experience and qualifications.

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is internationally recognised for its cross-disciplinary research, postgraduate heritage programme and its long term partnership with the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its associated museums. The Institute is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader to support its continued development in research and postgraduate activity.

The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader will be based at the University’s Birmingham Campus and will be expected to make a significant contribution to the Institute’s international research profile by publishing original research and securing research funding. Alongside research you will be expected to teach on the postgraduate courses, to recruit and supervise research students and to work with external partner organisations, foremost being the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. The Institute is particularly interested in applicants whose research interests fall within the following broad areas: Heritage and identity-making; The politics of world heritage; Tourism and heritage relations and; Intangible cultural heritage. Applicants with interests in associated areas will also be considered. We welcome those who have experience of conducting research within Europe as well as beyond including East / South East Asia.

For further information about this opportunity, visit the University of Birmingham website.

Closing date: 11 April 2014

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29. SITUATIONS VACANT Tenders invited: NSW Roads and Maritime Services Heritage consultancy service panels

Roads and Maritime Services NSW is setting up consultant panels for a range of environmental disciplines, including four sub-panels dealing with commonly sought heritage services.

These are:

  • Heritage: Non-indigenous, Indigenous, Engineered heritage, Aboriginal cultural values assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Socio-economic
  • Biodiversity
  • Noise and vibration

The tender documents for these panels are now available to consultants via the e-tendering website. Look for ‘RMS Professional Services Contractor Panels-2014 and Registration Scheme’ or search for RFT ID: RMS.ROI.PSCCI-PANELS. Applications close on 30 April 2014 (see e-tendering for details).

If you require further information after accessing e-tendering, please contact Jeya Thangamani on phone: (02) 8837 0403 or email Jeya.

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