Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 745

  1. Australia ICOMOS Inaugural President’s Award – nomination deadline extended
  2. National Trust of Australia (ACT) 2016 Heritage Awards, Tuesday 13 September, Canberra
  3. NSW Heritage Advisor Workshop and Network Events, 1 & 2 September, Redfern
  4. Applications open for various Veterans Grants
  5. Applications Now Open: Roving Curator Program 2017
  6. Collecting the West: How collections create Western Australia, post-graduate research opportunities
  7. Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2016: Conference Program Released
  8. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, Thursday 1 September
  9. “Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism”, Tuesday 6 September, Sydney
  10. Museum awards grants to preserve Australia’s rich maritime heritage, Australian National Maritime Museum media release
  11. Book Launch & Seminar, 9-11 September, Hobart
  12. Free access to key research in Routledge’s Themes in Archaeology collection
  13. International Criminal Court case involving cultural heritage
  14. Heritage Council of WA eNewsletter out now
  15. New historical heritage book, The House that Jack Built – 20% discount offer
  16. Heritage project available within Globalink Research Internships program
  17. New e-book on the Architecture of Newman College
  18. Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture, 1 September, University of Melbourne
  19. Heritages of Migration conference, Argentina, 6-10 April 2017 – call for papers
  20. Heritage of Connecting Places & Cultures conference, UK, 6-10 July 2017 – call for papers
  21. Art&Archaeology2016, Jerusalem, 11-14 December 2016 – call for papers deadline extended
  22. Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts conference, Egypt, 11-13 May 2017 – call for abstracts
  23. TechnoHeritage 2017, Spain, 20-23 May 2017 – call for papers
  24. International RE-ORG Seminar: Reconnecting with Collections in Storage, Belgium, 28-29 September 2016
  25. Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment – call for applications
  26. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Assessment Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  27. SITUATIONS VACANT Heritage Officer – Heritage Assessment (x 2), Heritage Victoria
  28. SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Design 5 – Architects, Sydney
  29. SITUATION WANTED Recent Graduate seeks Heritage and Conservation experience

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1. Australia ICOMOS Inaugural President’s Award – nomination deadline extended

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:

  1. A student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project; and
  2. 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).

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.

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2. National Trust of Australia (ACT) 2016 Heritage Awards, Tuesday 13 September, Canberra

The National Trust of Australia (ACT) invites you to attend this year’s heritage awards.

More information is available in the NT (ACT) 2016 Heritage Awards flyer.

RSVP deadline: COB 12 September to facilitate catering. RSVP by email or call (02) 6230 0533.

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3. NSW Heritage Advisor Workshop and Network Events, 1 & 2 September, Redfern

The annual Heritage Advisor Workshop and Network Event is being held on 1 & 2 September 2016 in the centrally located National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (Redfern).

Our theme for 2016 is: Planning and Heritage – How do we protect and manage heritage in a rapidly changing world?

The event is designed for local government heritage advisors, state government heritage and asset managers, industry practitioners, planners, conservation architects, academics and postgraduate students. The event has been delivered for the last 30 years and provides the professional heritage community with inspiration to enhance their practice, and deliver best practice outcomes for heritage in NSW.

We are fortunate to have a wide array of industry experts speaking, including a keynote presentation by Lucy Turnbull, Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission.

Please find the relevant details at this link.

If you have any questions, email Xanthe O’Donnell or call (02) 9873 8589.

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4. Applications open for various Veterans Grants

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.

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5. Applications Now Open: Roving Curator Program 2017

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.

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6. Collecting the West: How collections create Western Australia, post-graduate research opportunities

An Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project
University of Western Australia and Deakin University
in partnership with Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, and British Museum

Project leaders: Alistair Paterson (UWA) & Andrea Witcomb (Deakin University)

Through a unique collaboration between Western Australia’s public collecting institutions, the British Museum and an interdisciplinary team of researchers, the Collecting the West project aims to understand how practices of collecting and display created knowledge about Western Australia that shaped its social relations, mediated its relationship to the environment and produced its identity in Australia and overseas from pre-colonial times to the present. This understanding will be used to produce a new vision of how contemporary collecting and display practices could enable a new vision of Western Australia’s place in the world to emerge, one that is better suited to the demands of the future.

We are seeking postgraduate students to join our great team of university and institutional researchers at UWA and Deakin University.

For more information about this research opportunity, download the Collecting the West PhD projects information package. Note that scholarships are also available, with an application deadline of 31 October 2016.

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7. Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2016: Conference Program Released

The program for the 2016 Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference is now all but finalised and is available for download on our website.

Expect two keynote addresses on the Thursday morning, followed by three parallel sessions in the afternoon on sustainability, story-telling, and partnerships, and a discussion panel on careers. A Cocktail Dinner will be held in the evening at the beautiful Churchill Island Heritage Farm.

Kick off the Friday with a sunrise walk before heading back to the Cultural Centre for two more keynote addresses in the morning and three parallel sessions in the afternoon on engagement, digital content, and exhibitions and collections management. The Conference will conclude with a series of lightning talks and a
wrap-up.

A networking session will be held for students and emerging professionals during the Thursday lunch break, as well as an expo of industry suppliers.

An optional pre-Conference get-together will take place on 5 October in the evening (more details to follow).

Click here for more details on the conference program

> Visit the Conference webpage

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8. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, Thursday 1 September

REFLECTIONS
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 Vernonbookings are essential as places are limited

Download the ICOMOS DOCOMOMO AIA_Liz Vines Talk_1 September 2016 flyer.

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9. “Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism”, Tuesday 6 September, Sydney

Tuesdays @ Tusculum: Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism
Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm

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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.

TICKETS
$15 Institute member | $15 ICOMOS AND DOCOMOMO Members I $30 Non-member | $10 Students
Click here to purchase

LOCATION
Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney 2011

SPEAKER INFORMATION
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.

SERIES INFORMATION
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.

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10. Museum awards grants to preserve Australia’s rich maritime heritage, Australian National Maritime Museum 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 Australian National Maritime Museum, dated 25 August 2016.

The Australian National Maritime Museum, on behalf of the Australian Government, is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $125,000 to support projects to promote Australia’s maritime heritage. The successful recipients of the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme will help, collect, conserve and display objects of historical significance.

The scheme provides grants of up to $10,000, internships and in-kind support from Australian National Maritime Museum experts, which includes support for staff and volunteers from regional and remote organisations, to learn how to develop educational and public programs that help promote Australia’s maritime collections.

Maritime museums and historical societies play an important role in preserving and sharing Australia’s maritime heritage and these grants will ensure important maritime objects are available now for future generations.

In 2016-17, funding was awarded to 22 organisations, in-kind support was offered to four organisations and internships were offered to three applicants.

Museum director, Kevin Sumption, said, “As a national institution our mandate is to share Australia’s maritime history with people across the country and we are proud that the Maritime Museums of Australia Support Scheme is one of the key ways in which we fulfil this charter.”

Funding will support museums and historical societies to share their stories by embracing new technology including apps to share the history of the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse (NSW), shipwrecks of Rottnest Island (WA) and the Duyfken replica as it voyages to commemorate 400th anniversary Dirk Hartog’s encounter with Australia (WA).

Grants will also support interactive projects including the production of new interpretive signage at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station (WA), signs and QR codes to interpret the history of Lake Mulwala (VIC) and the design and installation of story boards by Greater Taree City Council (NSW) to commemorate the Manning River Traders and the importance of the river for industry and trade.

Further funds and in-kind support will also support museums and historical societies across Australia to carry out conservation work and assessments, catalogue heritage objects and develop educational material.

The scheme which offers funding to non-profit museums, historical societies and organisations is supported by the Australian Government and is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum. The next round of funding will be open for applications in February 2017.

For more information about the Maritime Museums of Australia Scheme and a full list of grant recipients visit the Australian National Maritime Museum website.

The Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney is the national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. As a Commonwealth cultural institution the museum is committed to fulfilling its national mandate by developing programs and opportunities to share its expertise, collection and the national maritime story with regional communities throughout Australia.

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11. Book Launch & Seminar, 9-11 September, Hobart

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.

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12. Free access to key research in Routledge’s Themes in Archaeology collection

There are many themes and topics which underpin current archaeological thinking. Routledge’s new free access collection, Themes in Archaeology, brings you current research from our world-leading journals on the most pressing and popular topics in the field. 

Click here for more information.

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13. International Criminal Court case involving cultural heritage

THE HAGUE – An unprecedented case opens Monday at the International Criminal Court when an alleged Malian jihadi is set to plead guilty to the war crime of destroying UNESCO world heritage sites in Timbuktu.

Read More»

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14. Heritage Council of WA eNewsletter out now

Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.

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15. New historical heritage book, The House that Jack Built – 20% discount offer

The House That Jack Built 
Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero
by James Colman

This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became a key figure in the infant heritage movement in Australia during the 1960s and 70s – a movement that led to lasting political and legal reform across the nation. This is the story of the house that Jack built. 

Without the green bans of the 1970s and after, the face of Sydney and many other Australian cities would be very different today. Behind the bans was Jack Mundey’s  success in forging an unlikely alliance of environmentalists, residents and trade unionists – an achievement which earned him a reputation as both the ‘best-known unionist and best-known conservationist’ in the country (as well as ‘Public enemy Number 1’ within the property development industry).

With the support of community-based heritage and environmental organisations, Mundey was a leading figure in the fight against the slash-and-burn philosophy which almost saw the historic Rocks area in Sydney redeveloped with high-rise buildings, a freeway through the centre of Glebe, and an Olympic stadium in Centennial Park. Mundey’s efforts saw the rejection of the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s – to be slowly replaced by growing community-based policies and legal reforms in urban planning, heritage and environmental conservation generally. And when the green ban era came to an end, Mundey moved on to other pastures, serving in a number of leadership roles across civil society. Here, James Colman reflects on Jack’s remarkable life and his enduring legacy spanning half a century of dedicated activism.

About the Author

James (Jim) Colman is a Sydney-based architect, planner and part-time university lecturer. From an initial intensive period of architectural practice in Sydney, Papua New Guinea, UK and Ghana he later moved into urban design and town planning. His urban and rural projects have frequently taken him overseas and to many locations in Australia. Early heritage studies in New South Wales and Victoria led to what became a long-standing commitment to the protection of built heritage and the natural environment. He has taught at seven Australian universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As a freelancer he has written extensively for the professional and popular press, work for which he was awarded the 1995 George Munster Prize by the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Planning Institute of Australia. From 2006–2011 he served as a Vice-President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners. Currently he maintains a small consulting practice coupled with occasional teaching assignments at UNSW, University of Sydney and WSU.

Special 20% discount offer when ordering from Newsouth Books – use the discount code JACK20 at the checkout to receive 20% off the RRP

Visit The House that Jack Built website.

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16. Heritage project available within Globalink Research Internships program

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.

Interns receive:

  • 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:

  1. visit the Globalink Research Internships website
  2. click on the “Projects” tab
  3. Search for “Digital Wokflows for Architetcural Heritage Conservation”

Please note: it seems that the project at item 3 has been entered into the internships website with spelling errors, so in order to find it you need to search for it using the misspelt words (Wokflows & Architetcural), otherwise you will not find it.

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17. New e-book on the Architecture of Newman College

Walter Burley Griffin: the architecture of Newman College
by Jeffrey Turnbull
e-book, University of Melbourne, 2015

More information is available in the Walter Burley Griffin – the architecture of Newman College flyer.

The publication can be viewed here.

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18. Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture, 1 September, University of Melbourne

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.

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19. Heritages of Migration conference, Argentina, 6-10 April 2017 – call for papers

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.

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20. Heritage of Connecting Places & Cultures conference, UK, 6-10 July 2017 – call for papers

BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Shropshire, UK
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.

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21. Art&Archaeology2016, Jerusalem, 11-14 December 2016 – call for papers deadline extended

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

Gilberto Artioli
Can Walls Speak? – The Story of Mortars

Vito Mocella
X-ray Imaging Techniques and Their Applications

Ira Rabin
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.

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22. Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts conference, Egypt, 11-13 May 2017 – call for abstracts

Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts
11-13 May 2017
Cairo, Egypt

Every city has its unique and valuable identity, this identity is revealed through its physical and visual form, it is seen through the eyes of its residents and users. The city develops over time, and its identity evolves with it. Reflecting the rapid and constant changes the city is subjected to, Architecture and Arts, is the embodiment of the cultural, historical, and economical characteristics of the city. This conference is dedicated for the investigation of the different new approaches developed in Architecture and Contemporary arts. It will focus on the basis of urban life and identities.

For more information, visit the conference website.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2016

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23. TechnoHeritage 2017, Spain, 20-23 May 2017 – call for papers

TechnoHeritage 2017, the 3rd International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage), will be held in Cadiz, Spain on 20-23 May 2017. The Congress is organized by the Spanish Network of Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (TechnoHeritage).

For more information, download the TechnoHeritage 2017 invitation and visit the conference website.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2016

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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!

Dates
28-29 September 2016

Location
Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium

Language
English

Registration
Now more than 150 places available! Registration link

New registration deadline
15 September 2016

Registration cost
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).

Cost Includes
Lunches and morning and afternoon tea breaks on the 28th and 29th, as well as an evening reception on the 28th.

Background
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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25. Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment – call for applications

Applications for the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment are being accepted until the end of December 2016. Applications can be emailed to Prof. Fusco Girard, who will forward them to UN Habitat.

For more information about this award, click on the links below.

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26. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Assessment Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Heritage Assessment Officer

  • Assess development proposals in accordance with policies and legislation
  • Provide high level advice on the effective management and conservation of heritage items listed on the State Heritage Register and other statutory lists. This includes planning proposals, Conservation Management Plans and Conservation Strategies
  • Anticipate and understand contentious issues and assimilate information quickly by providing advice which is well researched and sound

Agency overview

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage.

Heritage provides an integrated approach to conserving Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage by working with the community to list items on the State Heritage Register, declare Aboriginal Places and register state shipwrecks. We assess applications to change listed items, repatriate Aboriginal ancestral remains, administer grants for heritage conservation and provide secretariat services to the Heritage Council and the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee.

Primary purpose of the role

The Heritage Assessment Officer undertakes the assessment of development applications and approval pathways relating to items listed on State Heritage Register & other statutory lists. The Heritage Assessment Officer also provides advice on heritage conservation and planning documents that develop outcomes in accordance with State Government Policy.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Application deadline: 11:59pm, 5 September 2016

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27. SITUATIONS VACANT Heritage Officer – Heritage Assessment (x 2), Heritage Victoria

Heritage Victoria is now advertising for two “Heritage Officer – Heritage Assessment” positions (VPS4).

The positions will involve the assessment of heritage places and objects for possible inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register; providing high-level advice and representing the Executive Director, Heritage Victoria at registration hearings.

One position is ongoing, whilst the other is for a fixed term (until 30 June 2018) and will involve assessment work in relation to major transport projects.

It is expected that applicants will hold tertiary qualifications or demonstrated experience in a relevant heritage discipline such as architectural history or history.

Applications close at midnight Thursday 1 September 2016.

Applications are to be submitted online.

Further details can be found the links below.

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28. SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Design 5 – Architects, Sydney

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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29. SITUATION WANTED Recent Graduate seeks Heritage and Conservation experience

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.

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in the Australia ICOMOS Email News are not necessarily those of Australia ICOMOS Inc. or its Executive Committee. The text of Australia ICOMOS Email news is drawn from various sources including organizations other than Australia ICOMOS Inc. The Australia ICOMOS Email news serves solely as an information source and aims to present a wide range of opinions which may be of interest to readers. Articles submitted for inclusion may be edited.

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Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Georgia Meros, Secretariat Officer
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Telephone: (03) 9251 7131
Email: austicomos@deakin.edu.au
http://www.icomos.org/australia

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