Registrations are now open for The People’s Ground conference, which will take place in venues across Melbourne from 4–8 October 2016. Information about the program and registrations can be found on our new website.
More detailed information about the program including paper sessions and field trips will be provided closer to the conference date, but you can expect papers and panels presented by a range of Australian and international heritage experts on themes including intangible cultural heritage, cultural landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, sustainability, materials conservation, museums and tourism. The program also includes field trips across Melbourne, including venues rarely opened to the public.
We also have a packed schedule of social events including drinks with our Principal Partners Lovell Chen Architects & Heritage Consultants, and a closing party at Jack’s Powder Magazine – which has only recently been reopened to the public – hosted by our Silver Partners Working Heritage. The conference dinner will take place at Abbotsford Convent, one of Melbourne’s hidden gems, which was saved by a community campaign in the 1990s and is now one of Australia’s biggest arts precincts.
We are also excited to offer two immersive satellite events prior to the conference on 4–5 October. A two-day hands-on conservation workshop hosted by APT International Australasian Chapter and the National Trust will provide an opportunity to learn about decorative finishes at two of the Trust’s magnificent Melbourne properties, Labassa and Rippon Lea. Meanwhile, for the museum crowd, keynote Franklin Vagnone will offer half-day workshops at Rippon Lea Estate.
Details regarding the ICOMOS AGM and committee meetings will be announced soon.
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“INSIDE OUT | OUTSIDE IN” – THE URBAN AND REGIONAL LANDSCAPE
ACT and Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium 2016
The Symposium is convened by: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT)
Date: Saturday 23 July 2016
Venue: Mount Stromlo, Commonwealth Solar Observatory (CSO) Common Room
Cost: $75 non-members, $55 for members of host organisations, $30 concession
Download the ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium flyer.
Download the 2016_ACT_Heritage_Symposium_registration_form.
Please register by Wednesday 20 July.
3. PAST MATTERS – Ourimbah Indigenous Heritage & Rock Art Workshop II, University of Newcastle, 22 July
The Hunter (Living) History Initiative has organised a one-day workshop on Rock Art and Indigenous heritage of the Central Coast region.
After our last PAST MATTERS workshop we were approached by a University of Newcastle post graduate student suggesting that a similar workshop be held at the Ourimbah campus – this workshop will have a technical/conservation focus.
WHEN: Friday 22 July, 9am-4pm
WHERE: University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah Campus, Room LT102
For more information and bookings/RSVP, click here.
This is a reminder that funding applications for the Heritage Activation Grants close at 5pm, Monday 27 June 2016.
A Symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the Rum Hospital
On the 200th anniversary of the opening of Governor Macquarie’s General ‘Rum’ Hospital for convicts, we invite you to discover the compelling history of the oldest surviving public buildings in central Sydney.
From its origins serving convict patients to its many adaptations as the Sydney Dispensary and Infirmary, Sydney Hospital, the Sydney branch of the Royal Mint and NSW Parliament House, the site of the Rum Hospital, its new building and those that remain, are interwoven with some of the most important events in New South Wales history.
A Future for the Past, to be held in what was originally the south wing of the hospital, explores this compelling two century story – from the management of health in the early colony, the later functions of its original buildings and the wider history of Macquarie Street; through to the award-winning rejuvenation of The Mint and the future promise of this significant site.
When: Saturday 30 July, 9:30am–5.00pm
Where: The Gold Melting Room, The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney
Price: $125 General | $100 Concession/Member | $100 Select Associations | $100 Registered Architects | $75 full-time Student
Admission price includes: lunch, refreshments and a complimentary copy of the book The Mint Project (RRP $65)
For more information about this symposium, click here.
The Victorian Community History Awards (VCHA) recognise excellence in historical method: the award categories acknowledge that history can be told in a variety of formats with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians. The Victorian Community History Awards have been held since 1999, and are organised by Royal Historical Society of Victoria in cooperation with the Public Record Office Victoria. To find out about previous winners of the VCHA visit the Past VCHA Winners page.
Applications close 2pm, Friday 29 July.
PHA (Vic) and Professional Historians Australia are very pleased to make a special program announcement for the Working History Conference 2016.
Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC is a highly esteemed academic and public historian, author and teacher with a string of publications to his name. A supporter of the Professional Historians Association, he spoke at the launch of the Association in Victoria twenty five years ago almost to the day. With Catherine Andrews, professional historian, RHSV Ambassador, and special friend of PHA (Vic), he will discuss the evolution of professional history and the influences on Australian history and historians since the 1960s.
Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.
The Victorian Museum Awards recognise outstanding achievements and service in the museum, gallery, and collecting sector. This year the Awards Ceremony will be held in the Village Roadshow Theatrette at State Library Victoria.
One of our special guests for the evening will be Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries, and our MC will be performer, writer, producer, and director, Diana Nguyen. Diana has performed in Melbourne, nationally, and overseas for 11 years. Her first stand-up show, ‘NAKED’, was presented at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and will be touring in 2017. She co-created ‘Phi and Me’, a highly successful show about a second generation Vietnamese family. Her 2008 short story, ‘5 Ways to Disappoint Your Vietnamese Mother’, was published in Alice Pung’s book, ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia’.
This year we’ll also be celebrating 100 organisations in the Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) and we have a very special surprise in store for MAP Museums and Galleries. Come and join us for a night of celebration and networking. Drinks and canapés will be served in the Courtyard.
Date: Thursday 14 July
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Venue: State Library Victoria
Cost: MA Members $60, Non-members $120
Deakin University is looking for outstanding scholars for two PhD scholarships based in the world-leading Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Our research agenda is concerned with the complex and often contradictory meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation at the local, national and transnational levels.
In this way the differing manifestations of migration; tensions of transnational governance; viability of the nation-state; impact of globalising processes on concepts and experiences of identity, belonging, heritage and citizenship; lived politics of inclusion and exclusion; tensions in the human rights’ discourse; critical importance of cultural heritage; and related questions of justice and development are explored systematically and holistically.
Doctoral research will be aligned with one or more of the following key research priorities:
- Development, inequality & well-being
- Diversity & identity, including multiculturalism & interculturalism
- Governance, justice & security
- Heritage, indigeneity & sustainability
Award: A stipend of $26,288 per annum, tax exempt for 3 years.
Apply before 30 June.
For eligibility criteria and more information visit the Deakin University website (opportunity listed against Arts and Education heading), email the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation or call them on +61 3 9244 6658.
Fremantle Media are very excited to be producing the next two series’ of the ABC’s hugely popular Restoration Australia.
They are currently looking for historically significant projects to follow, if you or a client have a building dating between 1815 – 1960 and are about to embark on its restoration, they’d love to hear from you.
Filming will start in August and the size and budget doesn’t matter but passion and history does.
To find out more please email the Restoration Australia team.
Illustrated talk – The Museum of Economic Botany at SA Botanic Garden
presented by Tony Kanellos
The story of the Museum of Economic Botany spans a remarkable 150 years – from the germ of an idea by George Francis, through the flowering of the collection and building by Richard Schomburgk and shifting fortunes under another 5 directors to the glorious restoration and refurbishment of 2009. This potted history seeks to unravel some of this story – the highs and lows, celebration and neglect, thousands of objects from around the world, dedicated curators, deadly white ants, larrikins and lovers of plants and the ingenuity of their uses by people of many cultures of the globe.
Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill
Date & time: Thursday 30 June 6pm for 7pm – 8.30pm
Cost: Members $20 Guests $30 includes light refreshments. Bookings essential
Hosted by the Sydney & Northern NSW branch (SNNSW) of the Australian Garden History Society.
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar Series will be a presentation by Leanne Howard (Federation University), on “A Community-Centred Approach to Cultural Landscape Management: Some Gaps Between Theory and Practice”.
As repositories of human history and heritage, landscapes are dynamic lived-in places where authority and control have been enacted. In questioning whether communities have authentic power, control and influence over the management and protection of their landscapes and heritages, attention is directed to those contemporary landscapes that elicit deep human attachment, especially where communities have been willing to speak and act for their landscape. Point Nepean at the tip of the Nepean Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, and the Burren in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland are two distinct places, but each claims local, national and arguably international significance. Drawing on these case studies, and a community-centered approach, this paper highlights how local communities are involved in the care, manipulation, use, treatment and control of landscape outside formal governance structures and landscape management processes. Importantly, distinction is made between the reactive and proactive ways people care for landscape. In conclusion, the paper offers some general reflections for heritage practice.
Leanne Howard is a research fellow in the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) at Federation University, Ballarat, and specialises in the use of oral history and community voice. Leanne’s central research interests are broadly concerned with the interrelationships between people, their landscape, and their cultural heritage. Grounded in the fields of cultural heritage and history, her recently completed PhD at the University of Melbourne questions the roles communities have in cultural landscape management, beyond the rhetoric of community participation, prevailing governance structures and authorised voices of heritage experts. Extensive fieldwork has been conducted in the contested landscapes of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, and closer to home at Point Nepean in Victoria.
Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016
Venue: Conference Room, Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 3/550 Bourke Street, Melbourne
2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards – celebrating Queenslanders who are working to protect our rich cultural heritage
Do you know of a heritage conservation project that deserves statewide recognition?
If so, nominate that Queensland based project now. Cash prizes on offer for category winners. Be quick – nominations close 15 July 2016.
Australia ICOMOS members and heritage colleagues with long memories will surely remember the name Jack Mundey and the green ban era of the 1960s and ‘70s. But it might come as a surprise to those with shorter recollections that nearly half a century ago, Mundey himself coined the term during a boom period in the property development industry in Sydney, when hundreds of heritage buildings faced the bulldozer. Throughout Australia, protection of heritage buildings under the law was non-existent. There were sporadic efforts by the youthful National Trust divisions and local community-based bodies; but the important mid-60s messages from the Venice Charter had yet to hit these shores, and most politicians of the day happily turned a blind eye on this frenzy of demolition in Australia’s towns and cities.
In The House that Jack Built, Sydney architect-planner James Colman covers Mundey’s key achievements and activities in the planning and conservation fields during a busy half century. He reveals how this erstwhile communist and trade union leader became a dedicated conservationist who achieved fame – and notoriety – for exploits which were praised by the many, denounced by the few. Today , Mundey’s personal values as a committed environmentalist continue to evoke widespread interest and admiration – even amongst a generation which has no direct recollection of the green ban days.
For more information, click on the links below.
‘Digital GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums’
Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne
14-15 July 2016
The DigitalGLAM symposium will bring together cultural institutions, historians, heritage practitioners, researchers and digital designers to discover new practices in digital media and cultural engagement. The event will include national and international keynote talks, and panels of presentations and discussions around four themes of Touring, Digital Frontiers, Immersive Experience, and Animating Archives.
- Professor Sarah Kenderdine, Professor at UNSW Art & Design
- Antony Robbins, Director of Communications at the Museum of London
- Breandán Knowlton, Executive Director at Historypin
Participating cultural sector institutions include the State Library of Victoria, Museum Victoria, Zoo Victoria, The Shrine of Remembrance, ACMI, Public Records Office of Victoria, and a number of researchers and designers.
The symposium is supported through an Australian Research Council Discovery project and a Melbourne Engagement Grant led by Assoc Prof Hannah Lewi and Dr Wally Smith, with Dr Steve Cooke (Deakin), Dr David Nichols, Andrew Murray and Dr Dora Constantinidis.
As part of the symposium, the University of Melbourne, in association with the Victorian Museum Awards – hosted by Museums Australia (Victoria), is presenting a free public lecture by Antony Robbins, Director of Communication at the Museum of London, to be held at the State Library of Victoria.
The Heritage Council of NSW is seeking applications for membership to various committees, listed below. The Committees advise the Heritage Council of NSW on matters relating to the effective management and promotion of NSW’s heritage.
The role of the Committees is to provide high level specialist expertise and advice to the Heritage Council to assist with informed decisions and statutory requirements on heritage matters.
- State Heritage Register Committee
- Approvals Committee
- Heritage Committee
- Technical Conservation Committee
- Grants Committee
Applications close 20 July 2016 (11:59pm). For more information, visit the Heritage Council of NSW website.
The National Trust of Australia (ACT) invites you to submit a heritage project to this year’s heritage awards.
The scope of projects that can be nominated is very extensive ranging from reports to building conservation or adaptation and all aspects of heritage including indigenous and natural.
Nominations close on 30 June 2016.
Further details and nomination forms are available at the National Trust of Australia (ACT) website.
19. “Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” conference, Florence, 13-14 March 2017 – call for papers
“Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” conference
13-14 March 2017
The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco with its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism and the Faculty of Creative Industries of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University of Lithuania, are promoting the International conference “Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” to be held in Florence on 13-14 March 2017.
The aim of the conference is to analyse the phenomena, mechanisms and tendencies of creative society; its concepts, processes, connections, structure and laws along with its tendencies, models and problems in the perspective of mass communication theory; the influence of media phenomena on development of the creative society and a creative individual.
Abstract deadline is 15 October 2016.
20. Influence of Legislation on Heritage Protection Ideology conference, Estonia, 12-13 October 2016 – registration open
The International Committee on Legal, Administrative & Financial Issues (ICLAFI) / ICOMOS Nordic-Baltic conference on the Influence of Legislation on Heritage Protection Ideology will take place in Tallinn, Estonia on 12-13 October 2016.
The WA Heritage Council’s annual Heritage Grants Program offers assistance to private owners of State Registered heritage places to undertake urgent conservation works, or develop conservation management plans or strategies.
Applications will remain open until 4pm, Friday 29 July 2016. Contact us today to discuss your project and get an application form. Our grants team is available Monday to Friday on telephone (08) 6552 4117 or by emailing the Grants Team.
More information about the Grants Program is available at the WA Heritage Council website.
Note: From the 2016-17 round onwards, application forms will only be available by contacting the State Heritage Office.
To read the latest Federation of Australian Historical Societies e-Bulletin, click on the link below.
Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales
Edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack
Sydney University Press
Released to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Gardens of History and Imagination examines the role of gardens and gardening in the early history of NSW. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book will delight gardeners and history buffs alike.
The book is illustrated with rarely seen images from the Mitchell Collections of the State Library of NSW and we have permission to use them beyond the book.
Download the Gardens of History and Imagination press release.
Tickets for The Johnston Collection’s inaugural Fundraising Dinner at Cranlana are selling fast, but there’s still a chance to get a seat at this exciting dinner and auction.
Click here for more information about this event.
The 21st International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2016) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 16-18 November 2016.
Re-use and Repurposing of Archaeological and Historical Material and Data
Submissions of Papers, Posters and Apps are NOW DUE by 1 July 2016.
Ever increasing understanding of our primary sources and technological progress have led to higher and higher standards of recording and analysis in archaeological and historical research.
- 1st App Award (mind also the session “The Employment of Mobile Applications for Survey, Documentation and Information”)
- Anthropological Workshop – UNKNOWN OBJECTS (associated workshop for the session (INTER)RELATING TO THE DEAD)
- 1st Science Slam (more information soon)
- KEYNOTE Speech (Wolfgang NEUBAUER, Austria (Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Austrian Scientist 2016 – “The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project”)
For more information, visit the conference website.
To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
HERITAGE CONSULTANT POSITION – FULL-TIME
The City Plan Services group of companies is celebrating 20 years as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage Consultancy.
An opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Heritage Consultant to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.
This opportunity will appeal to an experienced heritage consultant who is wishing to further their career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia.
This position will appeal to an exceptional professional with the ability to:
- Prepare of a range of heritage reports including Heritage Impact Statements, Conservation Management Plans, Schedule of Conservation Works, and Heritage Interpretation Strategies
- Manage several projects simultaneously and cope with competing deadlines
- Undertake detailed historical research to the standard of a professional historian (including sourcing and analysis of archival sources) for Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Assessments, and Heritage Studies
- Work independently with no or minimal supervision
- Work closely with the organisation’s valued clients, Consent Authorities, government agencies and other professionals
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, pay attention to detail and provide a professional and courteous attitude when liaising with clients to focus upon and expand established client relationships. An ability to prioritise, implement instructions and complete tasks unsupervised and in a timely manner as well as working as part of a team is highly regarded.
Consideration will be given to applicants who:
- Have at least 3-5 years’ experience working in the heritage sector with a particular focus on report writing, undertaking heritage studies and providing heritage advice
- Have a degree in cultural heritage or a related discipline
- Have a background in Australian architecture
- Have full International Membership to Australia ICOMOS (or eligibility for membership)
- Hold a valid driver’s licence
The successful applicant will be required for an immediate start. Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please email your CV and a covering letter to Kim Bennett by 8 July 2016, or call (02) 8270 3500 for more information. All enquiries and applications will be treated confidentially.
Heritage Officer (Ref: 2016/2688)
1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week
Salary: $86,022.91 to $94,259.12 pa + 9.5% super
Location: Liverpool City Council, 33 Moore Street, Liverpool
Closing Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Liverpool City Council has a great opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to play a significant role in the strategic conservation and management of identified heritage places and items within the Liverpool Local Government Area.
The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of contemporary heritage conservation matters providing specialist conservation advice, supporting property owners and managing conservation projects.
Applicants must have a sound knowledge of heritage legislation, NSW planning legislation and the development assessment process and possess tertiary qualification within a relevant field.
The successful applicant will have:
- Demonstrated experience in heritage impact assessment or postgraduate heritage conservation qualification.
- Sound knowledge of heritage legislation, NSW planning legislation and the development assessment process.
- Understanding of the main influences and issues affecting development and conservation in Sydney
- Local Government experience in NSW
- Demonstrated experience in basic computer applications
Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.
For further information about the position please contact Bruce Macnee, Manager Strategic Planning on (02) 9821 9341.
How to Apply: Please click the ‘Apply’ button at the Liverpool City Council website. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.
GBA Heritage (formerly Graham Brooks and Associates) is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. GBA Heritage has developed a specialised practice that provides heritage consultancy advice to our colleagues in the mainstream architectural profession. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of exciting, high profile projects.
We are seeking a mature, highly motivated heritage conservation architect who can work both independently and as part of a medium sized team of skilled professional staff. You will be responsible for delivering heritage conservation advice to project architects, preparing heritage impact statements and conservation management plans, preparing conservation works schedules and overseeing their implementation. GBA Heritage does not prepare architectural drawings.
You will have leadership skills and considerable heritage conservation architectural experience in the Australian heritage field. You will have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.
The ideal applicant for this position will have:
- Relevant professional qualification/s
- Extensive architectural experience in Australian heritage conservation practice
- Familiarity with 19th and 20th century Australian building construction methods and materials
- Experience in adaptive re-use projects
- Familiarity with New South Wales heritage legislation
- Skills to liaise and negotiate with government agencies, clients, architects, contractors and the community to facilitate positive heritage outcomes
- Demonstrated ability to deliver sound architectural conservation advice
- Demonstrated ability to prepare conservation works schedules
- Demonstrated ability to prepare heritage impact statements and conservation management plans
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and balance priorities
This position is full time and for Australian residents only. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to email a cover letter and their resume to GBA Heritage.
Applications close 15 July.
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