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.
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.
The Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will now take place at lunch-time on Friday 6 October.
All Australia ICOMOS members will receive the AGM Notice in due course.
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.
Are you looking for professional assistance with an exhibition idea or project? Would you like to develop your team’s exhibition skills? The Roving Curator Program could be the answer!
The Roving Curator Program provides small museums and galleries with exhibition development assistance, including several days on-site advice as well as follow-up support. See guidelines for the types of projects and support available.
Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on 18 October 2016.
For more information, visit the Museums Australia (VIC) website.
Engineering Heritage Australia’s Quarterly Magazine can be downloaded from here.
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.
Penang Heritage Trust talk and tea
Sunday, 21 August, 3-6pm at the Royal Bintang Hotel
What do we know about Captain Francis Light & Colonel William Light? Who was Martina Rozells?
Find out in CONNECTING THE LIGHTS
Featuring Kedah historian Datuk Wira Mohd Shariff, Penang-based author Marcus Langdon, Kelly Henderson of Adelaide & Eurasian historian Dato’ Dr Anthony Sibert.
Tickets RM30, inclusive of tea
RSVP by email or call 04-261 6308
Penang Heritage Trust 30th anniversary event in conjunction with George Town Festival (GTF), connecting Penang’s shared history with Adelaide, Phuket and Kedah.
GTF and Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) bring three expert panelists to discuss the life and times of prominent personalities – Francis Light, William Light and the intriguing Martina Rozells – a talk by each speaker followed by a panel discussion moderated by PHT vice-president Khoo Salma.
Denis Lake’s new book on George Peddle’s Tasmanian blackwood chairs will be launched at Narryna Heritage Museum, Hobart on 9 September. The accompanying exhibition will be the basis for a seminar on the Peddle chair on Saturday 10 September and a “Peddle Chair Muster” where the public have the opportunity to bring their Peddle chair for Denis’s analysis of where it fits in the Peddle tradition on Sunday.
For more information and bookings, download the Peddle weekend and seminar program.
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.
The student call for applications for Globalink Research Internships is now open. The deadline to apply is 20 September 2016, at 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
The Globalink Research Internship offers a 12-week research project at Canadian universities for high-achieving senior undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. Starting May 2017, approved students travel to Canada, where they work with a faculty supervisor and other researchers at their host universities.
- Stipend for living expenses
- Professional development workshops
- Local Globalink Mentors
There are many projects available at the Globalink Research Internships website – one in particular involves heritage. To apply for this specific project:
- visit the Globalink Research Internships website
- click on the “Projects” tab
- Search for “Digital Wokflows for Architetcural Heritage Conservation”
PS. Please note that the word “Wokflows” is just that and not “Workflows”.
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
Sculpture and the Museum: From Fortunate Son to Runaway Child
by Dr Christopher R Marshall
Please join us for the 2016 Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture presented by Duldig Studio, commemorating the life and work of the internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor, Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz). This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Christopher R Marshall.
For more information see the Annual Duldig Lecture 2016 newsletter.
This event is free but bookings are required.
Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home
National Museum of Immigration
Buenos Aires, Argentina
6-10 April 2017
In their movements between old and new worlds, migrant communities carry with them practices, traditions, objects and stories that are transmitted across new communities and through generations. This conference seeks to explore the layering of global cultures that has been produced by centuries of global migration, and its effect on memory, identity and belonging.
Call for Papers Deadline: 14 October 2016
For more information, visit the conference website.
BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
6-10 July 2017
Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape.
Call for Papers Deadline: 1 November 2016
For more information, visit the conference website.
The conference organisers invite you to participate in Art&Archaeology2016, the International Conference to be held in Jerusalem, 11-14 December 2016. It follows their successful Jerusalem Conference ART2008.
Art&Archaeology2016 aims to bring together a range of scholars, specialists and experts in the fields of archaeology, art, history, preservation, restoration and reconstruction of museum or archaeological objects, cultural heritage, researchers of ancient structures and measurement scientists and technologists.
Deadline for abstract submission extended to: 31 August 2016
CONFIRMED PLENUM SPEAKERS
Can Walls Speak? – The Story of Mortars
X-ray Imaging Techniques and Their Applications
Authentication vs. Forgery Detection of Manuscripts
Mark van Strydonck
From Textile to Stucco: 14C dating of Art
Early bird registration deadline extended to 7 September 2016
For more information, visit the conference website.
The Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration is a tertiary and vocational education and research initiative dedicated to natural and cultural heritage protection, stewardship and conservation management and capacity development for the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions. Learn More»
Their mid-year report can be downloaded from 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
24. International RE-ORG Seminar: Reconnecting with Collections in Storage, Belgium, 28-29 September 2016
International RE-ORG Seminar: Reconnecting with Collections in Storage
Deadline extended to 15 September – special price until 31 August!
28-29 September 2016
Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium
Now more than 150 places available! Registration link
New registration deadline
15 September 2016
Before 31 August 2016: € 50 (regular price); € 30 (student price – proof of enrollment required).
After 31 August 2016: € 100 (regular price); € 80 (student price – proof of enrollment required).
Lunches and morning and afternoon tea breaks on the 28th and 29th, as well as an evening reception on the 28th.
For most museums around the world, caring for – and ensuring the accessibility of – collections in storage is a major challenge. Small museums are particularly vulnerable, because of their limited resources and access to expertise. On the other hand, small museums are resourceful, well connected, and powerful voices in their community. This makes them very influential and ideally positioned to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of collections and their sustainable use. After all, most museums in your country are small.
In 2011, ICCROM and UNESCO created “RE-ORG”, a step-by-step holistic approach to help small museums reorganize their storage areas. Five years later, RE-ORG has been visited nearly 80,000 times and 13 RE-ORG training projects have been implemented in 9 countries all over the world. In addition, national institutes such as the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Belgium, the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) in Canada and the Central Institute for Conservation in Belgrade, Serbia (CIK) have taken on the responsibility of guiding museums in their respective countries through the application of the RE-ORG methodology. A strong professional community that possesses the skills and experience to address this challenge is growing worldwide. Museums are rediscovering collections in storage and are launching initiatives to allow their community to reconnect with their heritage.
In September 2016, the participants of RE-ORG Belgium will have completed their reorganization projects and will convene to share their results. This is an opportunity to invite professionals from around the world to take part in this exchange of experiences.
For further information, visit the ICCROM website.
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Archit Dhingra is a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. He is looking to make his first move in the field and wants to specialise in Heritage and Conservation, an area that excites and motivates him. As a part of his University studies, he has gained skills such as Condition Reports and Measured Drawings. He is looking to gain experience in Architecture firms that specialise in Heritage and Conservation.
Please contact Archit via email if you are able to provide him with the experience that he is seeking.
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.
31. 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.
Submissions are due 5pm, Wednesday 24 August. For a copy of the brief click on this link: Ellensbrook Community Engagement Brief
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.
33. 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.
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