1. The People’s Ground, Melbourne, 4-8 October – Detailed Program Announced | Early Bird Discount Extended
We are pleased to announce the detailed program for The People’s Ground, including an exciting range of papers, panels, workshops, social functions and satellite events. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the program. And to celebrate the launch of the program, we are extending Early Bird Registrations! You now have until Monday 8 August to register and receive a generous Early Bird discount.
We’re also excited to announce our Saturday workshop and site visit program, which will allow delegates to choose from three distinct streams. 20th century heritage—buildings, people & practice, in partnership with Open House Melbourne, will allow delegates to visit a number of rarely-accessible but highly significant 20th century buildings in the Melbourne CBD and hear from experts about the conservation of 20th century built heritage. Meanwhile, the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy & Sustainability will also lead site visits in partnership with Open House Melbourne, with a focus on sustainability and heritage. Finally, Remaking the landscape, focusing on Cook’s Cottage and the Fitzroy Gardens, is offered by the National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage and will explore how the landscape is remade through the process of reassembling plants and buildings from one part of the globe to another. Delegates will be able to register their choice at the Conference.
Dear Queensland ICOMOS Members,
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee is meeting here in Brisbane soon and it is a good opportunity for the Queensland members to get together. We are proposing that the QLD members and the EC meet for drinks at Brisbane Powerhouse.
WHERE: Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse (07 3358 1063)
WHEN: 6.30pm, 6 August (until late)
The World Press Photographic Exhibition will also be at the Powerhouse the same night, so it will be busy (and we can’t book).
Ours will be an informal event; drinks in the bar followed by food or snacks (Bar Alto has several dining options – let’s see where the mood takes us). We will meet in the bar area (inside or out) of Bar Alto, but if you have trouble finding us, or haven’t met/seen any of us before, please give Matt Whincop (0407 038 584) a call as you arrive and he will direct you.
Please come along and get to know your EC and other QLD members.
No need to RSVP – see you there!
QLD/NT Representative (ICOMOS EC)
Australia ICOMOS is collaborating with the APT Australasia Chapter to progress an Australian Heritage Quality Framework (AHQF), which will sit under The Burra Charter. A dedicated AHQF page on the Australia ICOMOS website has been established, which contains more detailed information about this initiative.
There will be many opportunities for Australia ICOMOS members and other stakeholders to contribute to the Framework; these will be advertised in the e-news in the future.
4. Heritage Council of Victoria seeking feedback on the Landscapes of Cultural Heritage Significance: Assessment Guidelines
Do the Heritage Council’s Landscape Assessment Guidelines assist in the recognition and protection of Victoria’s important places?
In 2015, the Heritage Council of Victoria published the Landscapes of Cultural Heritage Significance: Assessment Guidelines. The new Guidelines are designed to help communities, professionals, local government and others to improve the way that we assess and understand cultural landscapes in Victoria and recommend them for protection.
The Council is seeking your feedback on the Guidelines. If you have used them, do they help you care for and protect landscapes important to you? How can they be improved?
If you haven’t, please have a look at the Guidelines, and tell us what you think.
The Guidelines can be found at this link.
Feedback can be made via this questionnaire on Survey Monkey.
The Heritage Council is seeking feedback until 31 July 2016. Download the guidelines, use them, share them and complete the survey or send your feedback to the Heritage Council via email.
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has commissioned Nicholas Hall of Stepwise Consulting to provide a summary history of our organisation, based on the excellent detailed history prepared by Bronwyn Hanna, which was completed at the end of 2015. Liz Vines, immediate Past President, is coordinating this project
A derivative document for electronic (and in limited numbers, printed) publication is being prepared, which communicates key aspects of the history of Australia ICOMOS and the Burra Charter in a visual and captivating manner. This document, which will be publicly available, will summarise key developments in Australia ICOMOS’ history and reflect the passion for Australia ICOMOS members in its achievements.
If you have any photographs that you feel would be useful to incorporate into this document, please send to Liz Vines by email. Bronwyn had previously gathered photos as part of her history, but this is another call for any photos that might add to this new document.
Please submit your images (as high res as possible) to Liz by Friday 12 August.
Australia ICOMOS is pleased to announce the inaugural President’s Award, which recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or early career professionals in the cultural heritage field. ICOMOS already acknowledges experienced heritage professionals with Honorary ICOMOS membership (both national and international).
The establishment of the President’s Award was initiated by Elizabeth Vines and Kerime Danis (immediate past President and current President, respectively), who have both personally pledged the cash prizes for the inaugural award. The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has endorsed its establishment and continuation as a dedicated Australia ICOMOS award, to encourage and support those early on in their career (and extending nominations to also include non-ICOMOS members, in order to widen recognition of those in the field). Candidates can either apply themselves or be proposed by others (with the approval of the candidate).
Note that the term ‘professional’ is taken to mean anyone who is engaged in a cultural heritage field (or is training to be engaged) as a qualified person.
There are two categories for the President’s Award:
- A student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project; and
- A trainee / apprentice or early career tradesperson who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project.
For further information visit the President’s Award webpage and download the nomination form (click on links below).
- Australia ICOMOS President’s Award Nomination Form 2016 (PDF)
- Australia ICOMOS President’s Award Nomination Form 2016 (Word)
Closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm, Monday 15 August 2016.
The Award will be formally presented during the joint National Trust and Australia ICOMOS People’s Ground Conference in Melbourne, 4-8 October 2016.
Doing work on a home built from the 1800s to the 1960s? Fremantle Media Australia want to hear from you!
Series 2 will begin filming in September and follow 14 homes’ incredible transformation, from heritage ruins to functional spaces.
Expressions of interest are closing Sunday 14 August for Restoration Australia.
There is no project too small or too big.
If you’re a passionate renovator with a TV worthy restoration, please send an email to the Restoration Australia team.
Liz Vines recently returned from the Getty Conservation Institute in the United States of America where she spent three months as a visiting scholar. On Friday 12 August 2016 at the Institute of Architects in Adelaide, Liz will be talking about her experience, her research into “new development in creative heritage cities”, several case studies of houses, and the modern architecture of Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
For further information regarding the talk, please refer to the Reflections_Liz Vines talk flyer. The event is free for Australia ICOMOS members and a small cost for other attendees.
9. Two Phd Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants – Being On Country Off Country
Griffith University and Deakin University have co-released a call for Applications for 2 PhD scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, with an application deadline of Monday 15 August 2016.
This project aims to understand contemporary Australian Aboriginal connections to ‘Country’.
This project, being led by Griffith University and Deakin University, is a joint partnership with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and their community, and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and their community, in partnership with and LaTrobe University. The scholarships require being based in Brisbane with Griffith University or in Geelong with Deakin University.
The Griffith University Call is formally listed here.
The Deakin University Call is formally listed here (located beneath the Science and Engineering heading).
Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Darryl Low Choy at (07) 3735 4189 or email Professor Low Choy for a Griffith-based application, or Professor David Jones at (03) 5227 8763 or email Professor Jones for a Deakin-based application, before submitting an application.
10. Call for applications for first round of Queensland Government’s $12 million in Community Sustainability Action grants – The Hon Dr Steven Miles 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 Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, dated 16 July 2016.
Heritage applications are being sought from the community in the first round of the new $12 million grants program announced in the State Budget to support heritage, environment and wildlife projects.
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr Steven Miles said the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection was kicking off the program with the heritage round.
While applications open on Tuesday July 19, Dr Miles said information for community groups and other applicants was being released today (Saturday).
Grants of up to $50,000 will be available for heritage projects to improve or restore places of heritage value.
“There are three categories under the new Community Sustainability Action grants to support heritage, environment and wildlife projects,” Dr Miles said.
“The first to open will be ‘Conserving Queensland’s heritage places’ (on Tuesday), and round one applications will close on 19 August 2016.
“A total of $12 million in grant funding will be available over three years, $680,000 of which will be allocated to heritage projects under round one.
“This is a great opportunity for applicants who want to conserve and restore Queensland’s heritage listed places.”
Dr Miles said eligible applicants included non-profit incorporated groups responsible for maintaining or managing a heritage listed site.
“Owners of heritage listed properties are also eligible to apply for funding,” he said.
“Activities may include improvements or repairs, for example roofing, stumping, painting and other similar works, to Queensland’s heritage properties.
“Funding will also be available for the development or review of Conservation Management Plans, or other projects such as interpretative signage.
“To receive funding, the site must be registered on the Queensland Heritage Register or on a local government register.
“The Community Sustainability Action grants will help support new ideas and initiatives at a local level.”
Round one for the environment and wildlife categories will also open soon, and focus on: Rehabilitation, protection and support for Queensland’s unique environment and wildlife; koala research to support the long term viability of populations in the wild, and tackling invasive species to help protect native flora and fauna.
For more information, or to apply, visit the Dept of Environment & Heritage Protection website.
Working on Mawson’s Huts in Antarctica
presented by Marty Passingham
The first expedition by the Mawson’s Huts Foundation was in the summer of 1997/98. The work undertaken following a heritage assessment a year earlier almost certainly saved Mawson’s Huts from blowing into the sea. Since then through fundraising and Commonwealth grants, numerous expeditions have taken place to conserve this important heritage site – last visited by Sir Douglas Mawson in 1931.
In December 2015, the latest expedition team set off from Hobart on ‘L’Astrolabe’ headed by team leader Marty Passingham. Marty’s presentation provides an overview of the conservation works that took place as well as a general look at living in the remoteness of Cape Dennison, Antarctica.
Marty Passingham is a heritage carpenter who has worked on Mawson’s Huts since 2002. He is currently the Works Manager at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
When: Wednesday 17 August, 2016 at 5.30pm
Where: Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site. (Note: Bring a torch for the walk back to your car)
For more information call (03) 6251 2324.
Download the ‘Working on Mawson’s Huts in Antarctica’ flier.
Four veterans grant programs, which will support community education and welfare projects commemorating the service of our veterans, are open for applications.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour program ensures local war memorials and honour rolls are restored to their original condition, or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
The Victoria Remembers program helps communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War I, and assists projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.
Grants of between $20,000 and $80,000 are available for projects with significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community.
The Anzac Centenary Community Grants program is administered by the Victorian Veterans Council, and is designed to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
Applications for these three grant programs are now open, and close on 29 August 2016.
A fourth grant program, ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund – which opens on 20 June 2016 – provides practical assistance for veterans and their dependents who are in need. The Fund is distributed to organisations that provide welfare support to veterans.
More information on these grants, or other veteran-related initiatives can be found at the Department of Premier & Cabinet website.
13. Heritage, Sustainability and Social Justice Postgraduate Symposium, Deakin University (Burwood, VIC), 28-29 November 2016 – call for papers
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University presents a 2-day postgraduate symposium for the discussion and exchange of ideas around the ways in which cultural heritage intersects with conflict and post conflict studies, ethics and human rights, and tourism and Indigenous heritage.
We are very fortunate to have keynote speakers Ms Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Emeritus Professor William Logan, Deakin University. Postgraduate researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts by 23 August 2016.
Please see the Cultural Heritage Symposium flyer and call for papers for further information.
14. Latest Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment issue available online
The latest issue of Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, is now available on line and in print. Issue 6.1 Ruskin Redux presents a collection of scholarly articles that examine Ruskin’s reflections on history, materials, memory, design, and the built environment as they change over time. The authors of this issue illustrate the reasons for Ruskin’s enduring influence not only in the realm of conservation but in how we perceive and engage with beauty and truth in the architecture of our daily lives.
Editorial: “Of Many Things”
John Dixon Hunt
Character’s Origin and Accretion in Ruskin’s Lamp of Memory
Safeguarding Venice: Giacomo Boni and John Ruskin
Myriam Pilutti Namer
Ruskin’s Change Over Time
Miscellany: Compiled and Edited by John Dixon Hunt
Info Session: Roving Curator Program
The Roving Curator Program is an initiative by Museums Australia (Victoria) to help museums and galleries develop engaging and dynamic exhibitions. Find out how the Roving Curator Program could assist you in 2017, with tips on putting together a strong application and avoiding common mistakes. Free session but bookings essential.
Date: Thursday 18 August
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Melbourne Museum
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Seminar: The Art of Curation
A panel of curators will share their experiences and views on the importance of curating, the principles that inform curatorial inspiration, and the outcomes that a curator aims to achieve.
Date: Tuesday 30 August
Time: 10:30am – 1pm
Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art
Cost: MA Members $75, Non-members $150
The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a call for applications for the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which will take place from 17 October 2016 to 13 October 2017.
The Master is designed by the University of Torino, the Politecnico di Torino and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with UNESCO and ICCROM.
The Programme provides a solid foundation in a variety of cultural economics topics and the value chain of cultural and natural sites. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites. The Programme also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies for the preservation and promotion of these sites as well as on monitoring the efficacy and adequacy of site management plans and associated cultural projects.
The Master will take place from 17 October 2016 to 13 October 2017 and is divided into three major learning cycles:
- The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 17 October 2016 and will end on 18 December 2016.
- The second cycle, from 24 January 2017 to 18 May 2017, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period.
- The third cycle, from 25 May 2017 to 13 October 2017, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.
The extended deadline for applications is 20 August 2016.
Dr Tim Sherratt, Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra will explore ways in which we can maintain and enrich connections between data and narrative — to tell stories that not only connect us to the past, but connect us to the wealth of historical material that exists within online collections.
How do historians navigate complexities and ensure ethical practice? What are the things they never taught you at history school that you discover in practice? What influence can history have on public policy? What is the role of historians in challenging grand narratives?
Presenters will share their insights, delving into these fascinating topics to explore issues at the core of professional practice as an historian.
Catherine Andrews, professional historian and special friend of PHA (Vic), will host a conversation with Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC, who will discuss the evolution of professional history and the influence on Australian history and historians since the 1960s.
18. Bairnsdale to Orbost Railway Engineering Heritage Recognition Ceremony, Stony Creek Railway Bridge, VIC, Sunday 21 August 2016
Engineers Australia, Engineering Heritage Victoria, and the Department of Environment, Lands, Water and Planning cordially invite you to join us in recognising the engineering significance of the Bairnsdale to Orbost Railway.
Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
Time: 10:45am to 11:30am
Venue: Stony Creek Railway Bridge near Nowa Nowa, VIC
RSVP by: Friday 12 August, 2016
To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.
The APT Australasia Chapter has responded to the increased demand for participation at the annual Longford Academy with a new APT Longford Academy Spring Program to be held at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates, Tasmania, in late August 2016. This will comprise three activities (click on the links to view more information).
- LA Spring Masterclass for Wood Practitioners: 22-26 August 2016
- Traditional Wood Carpentry and Joinery Repair Workshop: 26 August 2016
- LA Spring Refresher: 22-26 August 2016
More information is available at the APT Australasia website.
To read the latest news from the Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden, click on the link below.
Facet Publishing have announced the publication of Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty both at Aberystwyth University.
The book explores the analysis and interpretation, discovery and retrieval of a variety of non-textual objects, including image, music and moving image.
Bringing together chapters written by leading experts in the field, the first part of this book provides an overview of the theoretical and academic aspects of digital cultural documentation and considers both technical and strategic issues relating to cultural heritage projects, digital asset management and sustainability. The second part includes contributions from practitioners in the field focusing on case studies from libraries, archives and museums. While the third and final part considers social networking and digital cultural objects.
Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval draws from disciplines including information retrieval, library and information science (LIS), digital preservation, digital humanities, cultural theory, digital media studies and art history. It’s argued that this multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach is both necessary and useful in the age of the ubiquitous and mobile web.
Key topics covered include:
- Managing, searching and finding digital cultural objects
- Data modelling for analysis, discovery and retrieval
- Social media data as a historical source
- Visual digital humanities
- Digital preservation of audio content
- Photos on social networking sites
- Searching and creating affinities in web music collections
- Film retrieval on the web
The book will provide inspiration for students seeking to develop creative and innovative research projects at Masters and PhD levels and will be essential reading for those studying digital cultural object management. Equally, it should serve practitioners in the field who wish to create and develop innovative, creative and exciting projects in the future.
Click here to read the latest news from the Johnston Collection.
To read the latest news from the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, click here.
Opportunity to connect people, place and heritage
Context is a heritage consultancy of national significance. Our projects are challenging and we are looking for people to join us who are passionate about heritage. We work primarily in the domains of built, landscape and community heritage. We also work in national and world heritage, Aboriginal heritage, museums and collections, natural heritage and interpretation.
We have several positions available which may be full or part time and we are interested in hearing from suitably qualified and experienced people for senior and mid-level roles. You would need to have qualifications and experience in a discipline such as architecture, architectural history, heritage conservation, archaeology, anthropology, community heritage or related disciplines. For a senior role you would need to have 8-10 years’ experience in a heritage consultancy or government agency, and for a mid-level role 3-5 years. A graduate qualification in a heritage-related field is highly desirable.
Our team is multi-disciplinary and we encourage our staff to undertake professional development in their area of interest. Our office is located in central Brunswick close to public transport and with some on street parking.
More information about us, our team and our projects can be found at the Context website.
Please register your interest in a position by sending an EOI and a current resume to Mary Ward (Office Manager) by email by Friday 29 July 2016. A more detailed position description can then be forwarded to you.
26. SITUATION VACANT Post-doc Research Fellow in Heritage of the Built Environment, University of Melbourne
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heritage of the Built Environment
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Salary: AUD$66,809* – AUD$90,657 p.a. (*PhD Entry Level AUD$84,458 p.a.) plus 17% superannuation
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct interdisciplinary research on the Heritage of the Built Environment.
This position is located in the Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH). Working alongside industry, academic and government partners, ACAHUCH fosters a collaborative approach to the critical study of architectural history, heritage conservation and digital, cultural, landscape and urban heritage, history and design. Click here for more information about the Collaboratory.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required to develop, undertake and complete a three-year research program in a topic aligned to ACAHUCH’s key priorities in the heritage of the built environment (see Position Description).
We are seeking high performing candidates with a background in architectural history, history, art history, heritage studies, planning or other relevant disciplines. The position will also contribute to ACAHUCH’s cross-sector collaboration through workshops and public events, to progress a policy agenda with relevant stakeholders and to produce publications and other scholarly and public outputs.
Employment type: Full-time fixed-term position available for 3 years
Enquiries only to: Professor Kate Darian-Smith by email
Closing date: 2 October 2016
For position information and to apply online visit the University of Melbourne website, click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job title or job number 0040971.
Design 5, an award winning practice based in Chippendale, Sydney, are seeking a Senior Architect with min 5 years’ experience to join our team to work on a broad range of projects ranging from detailed conservation and adaptive re-use, through to new structures. We are seeking someone with good design and communication skills, and experience in contract documentation and running projects. Proficiency in CAD software preferable.
Please email your CV to Design 5.
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