It is with deepest sorrow that ICOMOS-BRAZIL inform of the death of our late President, Ms. Suzanna do Amaral Cruz Sampaio.
She gained a first class law degree from São Paulo University, and studied Geography and History at the Catholic University (SP); she also had a postgraduate degree in Modern History from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK).
Apart from her academic activities, Suzanna was Director of the Department of Cultural Heritage at the City of São Paulo; also Vice-President of MuBE – Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, and an elected member of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Lisbon / Portugal since 1997.
Suzanna had an outstanding performance in protecting our cultural heritage, and contributed to the projection of the ICOMOS / BRAZIL nationally and internationally. She was the author of various articles and books, out of which we could highlight the book “Heritage Memories”.
She was President of ICOMOS / Brazil from 1996 to 1999, taking part in several opportunities in its National Board, also representing ICOMOS / Brazil in the Council of IPHAN (Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage) of the Ministry of Culture. Vice-Chairman of the International Advisory Committee, she participated in the ICOMOS Executive Committee. In 2002, due to her outstanding performance, she received the title of Honorary President of ICOMOS / BRAZIL.
Australia ICOMOS offers our sincerest condolences to Suzanna’s family, friends and colleagues.
Curtin University will be taking part in National Science Week, presenting an exciting lecture on ‘Using drones to connect us with history’. This will take place at between 12.00-1.00pm at Curtin University, 39 St Georges Terrace, Perth on Tuesday 16 August. It is a public lecture based on historical panoramas showcasing modern-day and historic panoramic images of Perth and Fremantle. It is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
This 5th edition (141 pages) of the cultural landscape bibliography represents many years of work by the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL). It is a working bibliography and is updated regularly.
It is now available through the webpages of the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes (NSC CL&CR). Click here for a direct link to the publication PDF.
Please make use of the document and circulate it to anyone who may be interested in its use. If using the Cultural Landscapes Bibliography, it should be referenced as below.
Berger, Eva and Martz, Jochen (2015). Cultural Landscapes: A Working Bibliography. 5th edition. ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL).
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.
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 has been extended to 5pm, Monday 29 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.
Proposals and suggestions are sought for the inaugural WA State Heritage & History Conference. Our theme explores the connections, intersections and commonalities within the heritage, history and GLAM sectors, seeking to create partnerships and links within and across groups and locations. ICOMOS members are invited to propose their own presentation, workshop or other activity, and are asked to encourage proposals from those they would like to hear from.
The conference will be held in Perth, WA, in May 2017. Limited travel bursaries may be awarded subject to availability.
Presentation by Liz Vines
Liz Vines has recently returned from three months in Los Angeles where she was a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute.
The Getty Centre complex opened to the public on 16 December 1997, to the design of Richard Meier, at a cost at the time of $1.3 billion, and is one of the wealthiest museum and research centres in the world.
Liz will share her experiences including:
- What is a Getty Scholar position and how do you apply?
- Her topic of research was “New Development in Creative Heritage Cities”, which is the focus of her proposed book – Streetwise Design, a sequel to her two previous books, Streetwise and Streetwise Asia.
- The Case Study House program and more generally the mid-century modern architecture of Los Angeles and Palm Springs with architects, such as Ray and Charles Eames (the Eames house, 1949), Pierre Koenig (the Stahl house 1960), Harry Gesner (the Scantlin house 1965), and others.
- The architecture of Greene and Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles.
- The current innovative Magao Grottoes immersive exhibition at the Getty, which showcases the Cave Temple conservation along the Silk Road.
- Her personal reflections of various planning issues of Los Angeles, and the incredulity of Donald Trump.
Time & Date: Thursday 1 September 2016, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: members $10, non-members $15; payable at GML
Venue: GML Heritage Level 6, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street – south from Central Station North Concourse exit to Elizabeth Street). Please report to the reception desk on the Australia Council Ground Floor on arrival to be ticked off on the list and to obtain a Visitors Pass
RSVP: by Monday 29 August via email to Jane Vernon – bookings are essential as places are limited
Download the ICOMOS DOCOMOMO AIA_Liz Vines Talk_1 September 2016 flyer.
Tuesdays @ Tusculum: Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism
Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm
Are the beautiful beasts of brutalism enjoying a second summer? Or not, as recent decisions surrounding the fate of the Sirius Apartments – one of Sydney’s most iconic brutalist buildings – show that architecture of this period is still much misunderstood. Join us to learn more about Sydney’s brutalist buildings, and how they might best be adapted and retained for the future. Glen Harper talks us through the ‘Bold, Bad and Indeed Beautiful’ of Sydney Brutalism, followed by a look at local and international perspectives on enabling adaptation with David Burdon.
$15 Institute member | $15 ICOMOS AND DOCOMOMO Members I $30 Non-member | $10 Students
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Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney 2011
As a recipient of the 2015 Byrea Hadley Travelling Scholarship titled ‘The Sydney Brutalist Project’ and author of the Instagram Feed @Brutalist_Project_Sydney, Glenn Harper has spent much time ‘out on the field’ researching this much maligned period of recent architectural history. He is an architect, urban designer, an independent researcher and a long-time member of the Institute of Architect’s NSW Heritage Committee. He is currently a Senior Associate at PTW Architects.
David Burdon was awarded the 2015 Lethaby Scholarship by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in London, and spent nine months travelling the length and breadth of the UK studying the repair and conservation of old buildings, including more recent concrete structures. He is current Chair of the National Trust Built Advocacy Committee, a member of the Institute of Architect’s NSW Heritage Committee, and teaches at Sydney University. David is an architect at Hector Abrahams Architects.
Our talks program engages with a range of topics and speakers from the fields of architecture, urban design, and related creative disciplines. The Tuesdays@Tusculum series aims to provide a link to current debate, policy and creative ideas in architectural practice, and are open for both members and non-members to attend.
The Tuesdays@Tusculum program is proudly supported by Australian Architectural Window Systems.
The Heritage Hypothetical is a debate that will be held on Thursday 18 August 2016 in Adelaide at the Flinders University City Campus. The event is organised by Environmental Defenders Office.
Panelists will include a MP, environmentalist, environmental lawyer and historian/planner who will be quizzed by moderator Brian Hayes QC about different scenarios involving natural and built heritage. None of the panelists have any idea what is going to happen. Mr Hayes QC proposes to postulate in totally informative and provocative manner in his not-to-be divulged approach on the topic: Natural and Built Heritage – Worth Defending?
For further details and to book, click on this link.
The Community Sustainability Action grants is providing $12 million over three years to support projects which seek to rehabilitate, protect and support Queensland’s unique environment and wildlife; offer valuable research into long-term viability of koala populations in the wild; and conserve and improve the community’s access to Queensland’s heritage places.
Round 1 – Heritage: grants of up to $50,000 are available for two categories:
- Restore and conserve Qld’s heritage listed places
- Prepare or review a conservation management plan for a heritage listed site
Applications close 5.00pm, 19 August 2016. No extensions.
For further information, visit the QLD Government website.
Deakin University, in association with Blue Shield Australia, is proud to present the next Cultural Heritage Seminar – a presentation by Ass Prof Nigel Pollard, M.ICOMOS (Swansea University), on “Heritage and spatial knowledge in the Second World War: How the ‘Monuments Men’ documented cultural property”.
This will be followed by a presentation from Laura Kraak (Deakin University) on “Human rights-based approaches to World Heritage conservation in Bagan, Myanmar”.
Heritage and spatial knowledge in the Second World War
The Anglo-US Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Sub-Commission (the ‘Monuments Men’ organisation) was set up within the military government structures of the Allied armed forces in 1943. Part of its remit was ‘to preserve historic buildings, works of art and historical records…. by [furnishing] the ground and air forces with information as to the location of such monuments’ and to those ends the organisation, supported by largely American civilian agencies, produced a range of what might now be called ‘no-strike’ lists. This paper examines the production and evolution of this documentation by considering themes that are still issues in the production of modern cultural resource inventories. These include:
- Production: Who undertook the research for these lists, and how? What were the relative roles of civilian and military personnel in this process?
- Formatting: What formats and media were employed, and in what contexts? These include typescript lists, printed booklets, and annotated maps and aerial photographs.
- Data selection: What information was presented in the lists?
- Magnitude: How comprehensive were the lists as inventories of cultural property, and how were decisions made over incorporation in, or exclusion from them?
- Prioritisation: To what extent were priorities assigned to cultural property within the lists? Who made these decisions and how?
- Dissemination: How and to whom within the Allied military structures were the lists distributed?
- Reception: How useful and practical did military personnel find the lists?
All of these questions are relevant to the production of comparable lists today, and the experience of the Second World War provides us with valuable lessons in establishing such lists.
Nigel Pollard is an Associate Professor of History and Classics at Swansea University, UK. His PhD in Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1993, with a thesis on Roman Syria, became his 2000 University of Michigan Press monograph, Soldiers, Cities and Civilians in Roman Syria.
He has done archaeological fieldwork in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Italy and the UK, but his main research focus now is on cultural property protection in conflict zones, both historical and contemporary. He is currently working on a monograph on the 1943 Allied bombing of Pompeii in the context of the development of cultural property protection in the Second World War. He is also a board member of the UK National Committee of Blue Shield and a member of the UK Military Cultural Property Protection Working Group.
Human rights-based approaches to World Heritage conservation in Bagan, Myanmar
There is an increasing concern with the ethics of cultural heritage practice at a time when globally human rights language is growing in its popularity. The link between heritage and rights is becoming established as scholars and policy makers have suggested that human rights-based approaches could present a means to address issues of social justice in cultural heritage practice. My PhD research is concerned with the extent to which engagement with human rights can help to reconcile the often different agendas of heritage conservation, development and popular religious practice at Bagan in Myanmar, for which currently a World Heritage nomination is being prepared and where many rights are at stake. Following six months of fieldwork, I found that human rights language is largely absent in the context of the nomination and that there several serious impediments to the adoption of human rights-based approaches to World Heritage conservation in Bagan. These impediments are both normative and pragmatic and can be found on local, national and global levels. In this paper, I will explain these impediments and argue that the human rights discourse is unable to address the thorny questions related to Bagan’s World Heritage nomination.
Lauren Kraak has a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from University College Utrecht and a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, where she studied Archaeological Heritage and Museums. She is interested in ethical challenges related to cultural heritage. For her BA and M.Phil degrees she researched the repatriation of Maori human remains and the controversial Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) as it relates to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage system. Currently she is finishing her PhD on human rights-based approaches to World Heritage conservation at Deakin University (Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific/Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation).
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Time: 2:00-3:30pm & 4:00-5:30pm
Venue: Theatre Room, Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 3/550 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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.
The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for the 2017–2018 academic year.
Deadline: 3 October 2016
The Getty Research Institute theme, ICONOCLASM AND VANDALISM, explores iconoclasm not only as a form of destruction or a means of repression, but also as a vehicle for creative expression and protest. Iconoclasm is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.
Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm, protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae, street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.
The Getty Villa theme, THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN CONTEXT: PERSIA, investigates the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. Reaching from the borders of Greece to India, the Persian Empire was viewed by the Greeks as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories.
The 2017/2018 scholar year is the first of two terms that will be devoted to this theme. Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.
Detailed application guidelines are available online.
For more information about each theme visit the Getty Institute website.
Please address inquiries via email to the Research team.
15. Our People, Culture and Place: Preliminary Heritage Plan for Ballarat released for public comment
The City of Ballarat has released a Preliminary Heritage Plan to test a range of principles and proposals with the local community, stakeholders and experts. This plan is the culmination of participatory work with local citizens, national and international experts and stakeholders through the Ballarat City Council’s UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) pilot program since 2013.
The City of Ballarat welcomes feedback from ICOMOS members.
The preliminary heritage plan outlines a plan of action for a culturally vibrant Ballarat. It includes steps for:
- capturing extensive knowledge about Ballarat
- strengthening incentives and applying new types of regeneration projects
- rethinking regulatory tools
- telling Ballarat’s story through a citywide interpretation framework
- bringing our historic collections and assets to life
The final heritage plan will deliver the Ballarat City Council’s commitment to develop a new heritage strategy using the HUL approach (Council Plan 2013-2017 Review 15/16) and helps Council to deliver a number of initiatives in the Ballarat Strategy (2015).
Feedback on the preliminary heritage plan is due by Monday 12 September 2016.
The plan is available on the City of Ballarat website.
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.
The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) in Queensland is responsible for administering the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (QLD Acts).
DATSIP is now seeking submissions from interested parties on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage is managed and protected across Queensland.
Public submissions are now open as part of a review of the Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines (the Guidelines) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. The review is being held to ensure the Queensland Government’s Guidelines deliver practical and flexible processes for land users when dealing with cultural heritage matters.
Submissions are due by 16 September 2016.
For more information, click on the links below.
- Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines Review
- Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships website
18. 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.
Living Lomonds Landscape Project, The Stables, Falkland Estate, Fife
THREE-DAY FALKLAND CRAFT SYMPOSIUM
Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, UK
19-21 August 2016
This event is the culmination of three years of exploration of both traditional and contemporary skills of craftspeople locally, in and around Fife, and further afield. There are many talented people working in Scotland although, at the same time, there is a distinct shortage of skills in some areas. Real efforts are being made to grow those skills so that the crafts can continue to bring joy into our lives while providing a livelihood for those who have dedicated their lives to particular crafts.
Three overlapping themes have been chosen – Traditional Building Crafts, Local Craft Traditions, and Home & Country Crafts.
Lunch will be provided at 1:15pm for all registered participants.
We will be glad to welcome visiting members of the public and especially the local community who wish to look in to see what is going on, to listen to a lecture or watch a particular craft activity.
Open Studios North Fife will be present at the Symposium and are actively recruiting makers and artists who wish to open their studios for the weekend 29 April -1 May 2017.
On all three days there will be a privileged late afternoon visit for registered participants.
It will be possible to register for one, two or all three days or to drop in.
Each of the three days will have one or more Champions.
Craft Symposium Co-ordinator: Dr Peter Burman MBE FSA, Arts & Heritage Consultant, Chairman of Falkland Stewardship Trust
For more information and bookings, click on the links below.
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.
The 21st International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2016), with the theme Re-use and Repurposing of Archaeological and Historical Material and Data, will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 16-18 November 2016.
This conference will bring together an assorted range of lecture, poster and app-presentation as well as round tables and workshops, revealing new ideas and discoveries being made on archaeology and cultural heritage, and introducing some of the fascinating insights emerging from projects around the world.
There will be a Science Slam for the first time – Current research – precise, creative and intelligible! Speakers are sought – details will be available soon on the conference website.
The Call for Apps is still open.
Social Events (partly included in the registration fee)
- Wednesday 16 November – Opening in the Planungswerkstatt
- Thursday 17 November – Mayor’s Cocktail in Rathauskeller
- Friday 18 November – Informal Farewell, location will be announced soon! (Not included in the registration fee)
On Saturday 19 November, we will undertake a full-day excursion to the museums “Asparn/Zaya” and “MAMUZ” in Mistelbach, where we will visit the exhibition “Stonehenge – A hidden landscape” (28 euro, bus and museums-tickets are included).
See also: MAMUZ – Museum will organise the meeting “EXAR of the European association for the advancement of archaeology by experiment” from 30 September – 2 October 2016.
You can register now – early bird is open until 7 October 2016.
For more information, visit the conference website.
The Best in Heritage is an international, annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. More than twenty projects from the world, proclaimed the best in the previous year on national or international level, are invited to the conference to present their success stories. In brief, we display and celebrate excellence from the field of museums and heritage. The conference takes place each September in Dubrovnik, UNESCO World heritage site.
For more information about the featured projects for 2016, click here.
The School of Architecture at the University of Queensland invites applications for two research projects:
How Meston’s ‘Wild Australia Show’ Shaped Australian Aboriginal History
The Wild Australia Show (1892-93), staged by a diverse company of Aboriginal people for metropolitan audiences, provides the focus for an interdisciplinary study of performance, photography, collections, frontier environments and race relations in colonial Australia. Using archival and visual records, and in partnership with key cultural institutions and Indigenous communities, the research seeks to produce an authoritative and original interpretation of the Show situating it within local, national and transnational narratives informed by contemporary Indigenous perspectives. It aims to illuminate Aboriginal agency in the ensemble, reconnect Aboriginal kin to performers, and chart changing concepts of race at a critical juncture in Australian history.
Students with backgrounds in history, architecture or anthropology are encouraged to apply.
Architectural design to improve Indigenous health outcomes
The goal of this research project is to improve the experience and use of healthcare architecture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The aim is to identify the best design principles and practices through an analysis of existing clinics and hospitals and surveys of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users.
The overarching research question is: “When it comes to health service engagement, does design matter to Indigenous people, and how does it affect their decisions around accessing health care?”
Scholarship Applications and Details
APA scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for living costs to domestic students during completion of a PhD. This special APA round offers scholarships for projects which are aligned with recently awarded ARC and NHMRC projects. Work with leading researchers, and learn to conduct research independently and think critically, while contributing to large projects of national significance.
Scholarship value: $26,288 per annum, indexed annually. Tuition fees do not apply.
Closing date: Sunday 21 August. Offers will be sent to successful applicants in late September or very early October.
Commencement: Monday 31 October 2016.
Apply Online: UQ APA Special Round to Support ARC & NHMRC Projects
Heritage Victoria is currently seeking a Senior Heritage Officer (VPS5) who will be responsible for the assessment of permit applications and other related processes under the Heritage Act 1995. The position will work on major transport projects to ensure that statutory functions are delivered to a high standard and within required timeframes.
This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2018.
Applications close at midnight Thursday 18 August 2016.
Applications are to be submitted online.
Further details on this opportunity can be found at this link.
25. SITUATION VACANT Consultancy – Community and Stakeholder Consultation, Ellensbrook, Western Australia
The National Trust seeks to engage a consultant team to undertake community and stakeholder consultation to support and inform a grant funded project at Ellensbrook. The project encompasses conservation and interpretation works combined with education and community engagement activities at this significant heritage place. Ellensbrook is situated near Margaret River in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park approximately 290km south of Perth. The aim of the consultation is to invite community and stakeholder input so as to develop a shared vision for Ellensbrook with the heritage values of the place at its heart and aligned with the Trust’s mission to engage and inspire community support for the conservation of our natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage for the present and the future.
Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Archaeology)
- High-profile, multidisciplinary firm
- Wide range of projects across Australia
- Great professional and career development
GML Heritage (GML) is seeking to appoint a Senior Archaeologist, in Aboriginal archaeology. This is a full-time position, based in Sydney.
GML is a vibrant, attentive and sustainable consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. Our multi-disciplinary consulting team has expertise in historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology and cultural heritage management, built heritage, conservation planning, industrial heritage and interpretation.
GML provides a broad range of Aboriginal heritage consulting services for private and public sector clients. The successful applicant will have a degree in archaeology and at least 5 years’ experience in Aboriginal archaeology. You will have demonstrated experience in directing and project managing archaeological fieldwork and survey projects, and an excellent working knowledge of statutory requirements for Aboriginal heritage, with a focus on NSW. You will have superior communication and writing skills, the ability to prepare proposals and manage projects, and well developed experience in preparing archaeological assessments, research designs, due diligence reports, post-excavation reports and other advice reports. Importantly, you will be a team player who works within time and budget constraints.
GML offers a fun, friendly and supportive work place. It’s a dynamic and fast-paced environment with a strong team culture. The successful applicant will take pride in working for an influential heritage consultancy that has an exciting portfolio of challenging projects across Australia and prides itself on the delivery of outstanding services. You will have the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic and experienced practitioners. You will also mentor junior staff, liaise with statutory authorities and develop and maintain effective client and stakeholder relationships.
GML has an ongoing commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and quality in everything we do, and you will have access to a stimulating training and development program that encourages all employees to grow their skills and knowledge across all of our service disciplines. There are a range of employee benefits including an employee profit share scheme, loyalty leave, paid parental leave, income protection insurance, employee referral scheme, a health and wellbeing program, and fun social activities. We love to celebrate birthdays and other significant life events!
For a position description and further information please email Madeline Shanahan.
Please email your application to GML Heritage, and include a CV and cover letter addressing the requirements of the role as described in the role advertisement, position description and person specification. Applications will be reviewed on submission.
Proofreader, Communications Team (Part Time)
- Prestigious heritage consultancy with great projects and people
- Highly skilled, professional, friendly and supportive team
- City fringe location with great views, close to public transport
GML Heritage (GML) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Proofreader for our Communications Team. This is a part-time position of 25 hours over 5 days, based in our Sydney office.
GML is a vibrant, attentive and sustainable consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. Our consulting team has expertise in built heritage, conservation planning, industrial heritage, historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology and cultural heritage management, and interpretation. We have a great portfolio of challenging projects and we take pride in delivering innovative and influential heritage advisory services of the highest quality.
This pivotal role undertakes proofreading, editing and formatting tasks of technical reports and proposals, including formatting of documents. You will become the champion of our GML Style Manual and GML Tone of Voice, and will train others in the application and use of these documents. The role also contributes to our marketing and continuous improvement activities, and you will play a key role in Quality Assurance, ensuring our high standards are continuously met and exceeded.
You will have qualifications and/or relevant experience in a communications-related field such as English literature, ESL or proofing and editing. Your English literacy skills will be first-rate. Ideally you will have previous experience in a proofreading role in a consulting environment, but more importantly you will have an aptitude for proofreading technical reports. You will need to be able to multi-task, work to deadlines and work under competing pressures. Importantly, you will be a team player who is able to undertake large projects in multidisciplinary teams and work within time and budget constraints. A commitment to team work and shared outcomes is essential, as is an excellent eye for detail and a commitment to quality. Advanced skills in Word and Acrobat Pro would be an advantage.
GML offers a dynamic and fast-paced working environment with a strong team culture. You will have the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic and experienced practitioners in an engaged and collaborative environment. We have an ongoing commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and quality, and you will have access to a stimulating training and development program that encourages all employees to grow their skills and knowledge. You will develop an understanding of where the business is heading, and have a hands-on role in implementing the firm’s strategic objectives. There are also a range of other employee benefits including an employee profit share scheme, loyalty leave, paid parental leave, income protection insurance, employee referral scheme, a health and wellbeing program, and fun social activities.
A position description and person specification can be accessed on our careers page at GML Heritage website.
Applications should include a current CV with two referees, and a cover letter of 1–2 pages in length addressing:
- Your experience in proofreading and how you meet the criteria of the role as described in the role advertisement, position description and person specification—with examples from your work history; and
- Why would this role be a good fit for you.
Please email your application to GML Heritage, preferably no later than Friday 12 August 2016. Applications will be reviewed on submission. For more information contact Suzy on (02) 9319 4811.
The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to take on the role of Heritage Officer (Built).
The Heritage Officer (Built) forms part of the Cultural Heritage team, in the Environment, Heritage, Risk & Safety (EHRS) business area. The position provides heritage conservation services to meet statutory and strategic goals defined in key Rottnest Island Authority strategic and operational plans.
Under the direction of the Manager Cultural Heritage, the Heritage Officer (Built) is responsible for the management of conservation of built heritage assets on Rottnest Island including buildings, structure and ruins within statutory regulations and key strategic RIA programs and policies.
The Heritage Officer (Built) will work with RIA as well as the facilities manager (Programmed Facilities Management) to ensure appropriate planning, maintenance and documentation of the Island’s heritage assets are retained to allow for long term management, including prioritisation, of works.
For more information click here.
Applications close 18 August 2016.
29. 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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