1. Feedback due this Monday 12 September 2016, for ‘Our People, Culture and Place’ Ballarat Preliminary Heritage (HUL) Plan
Feedback on Ballarat’s preliminary heritage plan ‘Our People, Culture and Place’ is due this coming Monday 12 September 2016. ICOMOS members’ feedback and suggestions are highly welcomed.
This plan is the culmination of Ballarat’s heritage work to date and application of the Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL) since 2013, bringing together many studies and participatory events. (The HUL is a new approach for dealing with change in local urban environments. It is being applied by a number of cities globally).
The plan is presented as a preliminary action plan, bringing together ideas, case studies and highlighting new processes for the City of Ballarat as well as others (and therefore may be of interest to consultants, professionals, other levels of government, NGOs, Universities, etc). It outlines what the HUL needs us to do, what we’re doing now and what the next steps are over five key themes.
The report can be downloaded from the City of Ballarat website.
2. FINAL CALL!! for photos for new Australia ICOMOS history document + mystery photo assistance + call for info on Australian Presidents of ISCs
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.
We are specifically seeking images of Australia ICOMOS members at interesting, culturally significant places, both in Australia and abroad. If you have any photographs that you feel would be useful to incorporate into this document, please send the highest quality you have of these images to Liz Vines by email.
Please submit your images (as high res as possible) to Liz by Friday 9 September 2016.
FURTHER ASSISTANCE NEEDED – CALLING ALL LONG-TIME AUSTRALIA ICOMOS MEMBERS
If anyone is able to provide:
- a high resolution copy of the (above) image that appeared on the first page of in the Australia ICOMOS Newsletter v 1 no 2, 1978 – AustraliaICOMOSNewsletter_Vol.1No.2_Autumn 1978 – even as a high res scan from the newsletter itself, if you happen to have the original hard copy
- any information about who is in the photo and/or who took it
please provide this information to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email. Many thanks.
FURTHER ASSISTANCE NEEDED – CALLING ALL PAST AUSTRALIAN PRESIDENTS OF ISCs
We would like to include a list of all Australia ICOMOS members who have served as Presidents of any of the International Scientific Committees (ISC).
If you have served as a President of any of the International Scientific Committees, please email Liz Vines with:
- your name
- the name of the ISC you were President of
- the time period you served as President
Alternatively, please email Liz Vines with any past ISC President information that Liz can follow up on.
With just under a month to go until The People’s Ground conference kicks off in Melbourne, we are excited to announce that our official Welcome Drinks will be held in the glorious Queens Hall at Parliament House, built in 1877-79 at the height of Melbourne’s gold rush. We invite you to raise a glass in the People’s House, just as many great visitors have before you, as we begin the conversation about the past, present and future of heritage conservation. Visit the website to register now! Welcome drinks are included in the conference registration fee.
Places are also filling up quickly for our specialist satellite events, including a 2-day fabric conservation workshop at Labassa and Rippon Lea Estate, and historic house museum workshops hosted by keynote speaker Franklin Vagnone. Click here to find out more. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
4. “How intangible and tangible culture has created and shaped Australian and global culture” conference, Sydney, 24-25 November 2016 – call for papers
Cultural Heritage: How intangible and tangible culture has created and shaped Australian and global culture
24-25 November 2016
Call for papers – deadline: 24 September 2016
SIETAR Australasia (Society for Intercultural Training and Research) with Sydney University Business School is organising this conference.
The aim is to explore how migrants have contributed to the creation of intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Australia and globally. Themes include, but are not limited to, sustaining diversity and intercultural capacity in tangible and intangible heritage, as well as global perspectives, and other issues generally in dealing with all aspects of culture such as, multiculturalism and intercultural relations.
For more information, visit the conference 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
The Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture 2016 is being held by The Walter Burley Griffin Society (Canberra Chapter) on Wednesday 14 September 2016 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes, ACT.
The guest speaker is Peggy Bang, visiting retired Visual Arts Professor from the USA, who will give an illustrated talk entitled The Melson House Revealed: An Owner’s Perspective, which will detail the history of this highly significant and unusual house designed by Griffin and built in Mason City, USA in 1912. Peggy Bang served as president of Wright on the Park Inc and was instrumental in saving and restoring Frank Llyod Wright’s Park Inn Hotel and Wright’s Stockman House in Mason City, Iowa. She and her husband Roger, businessman and former Mayor, own the historic Melson House in Mason City. Copies of her richly illustrated book about the Melson House will be available for sale on the night.
Booking details are available at this link – cost ranges from $5-10.
This talk follows a specially designed coach tour of Griffin related sites in Canberra. The tour details are not yet finalised. If you would like to take part, please see the booking website for contact details.
Preserving Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Audiovisual Collections
The IRCA / NFSA / AIATSIS Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship
A partnership of the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA), the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the fellowship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in remote Australia who are developing strategies and structures to archive and preserve cultural heritage materials, particularly in audiovisual formats.
The program broadly aims to:
- develop remote workers and their skills in relevant archival and preservation processes
- assist in organisational development
- build archival and preservation expertise in remote areas
- strengthen organisational links between IRCA, NFSA, AIATSIS and the successful organisation
Applications for the 2016-17 Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship will be open from 29 August to 16 September 2016. More information and application forms are available from the Indigenous Remote Communications Association website.
The successful applicant will be announced at the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival, to be held in Yirrkala, NT, on 26-30 September.
The City of Hobart will launch a book about the iconic Hobart Town Hall on 25 September 2016, that date being the 150th anniversary of the grand opening of Henry Hunter’s magnificent masterpiece.
MUNICIPAL MAGNIFICENCE: Hobart Town Hall 1866-2016 is an architectural and social history of this great building, which tells the story of the early days of the Hobart Municipal Corporation and its search for a new home, the architectural competition for the Town Hall, and the life of the building over the last 150 years. The book also includes a chapter on the Town Hall organ and the City Organists.
MUNICIPAL MAGNIFICENCE has been written and compiled by Peter Freeman, with assistance from architect/historian Brendan Lennard, and historian/researcher Kathryn Evans. The book designer is Hannah Gamble, and the (superb) printing and binding has been undertaken by Asia Pacific Offset.
MUNICIPAL MAGNIFICENCE will only be available from Tasmanian bookshops and from the City of Hobart, so Peter Freeman is undertaking mainland sales and distribution (only) – for more information see the Municipal Magnificence _flyer offer, which provides ordering details. Note that all books will be sent post-free.
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
Nominations are called for the following four Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Awards
Closing Date: 30 October 2016
1. RHYS JONES MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGY
The Rhys Jones Medal is the highest award offered by the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. It was established in honour of Rhys Jones (1941-2001) to mark his enormous contribution to the development and promotion of archaeology in Australia. The Medal is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the field. Established in 2002, previous winners include Sue O’Connor (2011), Mike Morwood (2012), Richard Wright (2013), and Peter Veth (2014).
Nominations should consist of a one page statement outlining the nominee’s archaeological career and how this work has benefited Australian archaeology, along with short supporting testimonials from other archaeologists, as well as a full list of the nominee’s publications. Note that nominees do not need to be members of the Association; be an Australian citizen; or work exclusively in Australia or on Australian material.
2. JOHN MULVANEY BOOK AWARD
The Award was established in honour of John Mulvaney and his contribution and commitment to Australian archaeology over a lifetime of professional service. It acknowledges the significant contribution of individual or co-authored publications to the archaeology of the continent of Australia, the Pacific, Papua-New Guinea and South-East Asia, either as general knowledge or as specialist publications. Nominations are considered annually for books that cover both academic pursuits and public interest, reflecting the philosophy of John Mulvaney’s life work. Established in 2004, previous winners include Jane Lydon for “Fantastic Dreaming: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission” (2010) and Mike Smith for “The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts” (2013).
Nominations must be for books written by one or more authors, but not for edited books, published in the last three calendar years (i.e. 2014 2015 or 2016). The nomination must be accompanied by at least two published book reviews. A short citation (no more than one page) on why the book should be considered must also be included.
3. THE BRUCE VEITCH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT
This Award celebrates the important contribution that Bruce Veitch (1957-2005) made to the practice and ethics of archaeology in Australia. In particular, the award honours Bruce’s close collaboration with Traditional Owners on whose country he worked. It is awarded annually to any individual or group who has had long-standing and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities during archaeological or cultural heritage projects which have produced significant outcomes for Indigenous interests. Established in 2005, previous winners include Ken Mulvaney (2011), Ian McNiven (2012), Daryl Wesley (2013) and Sean Ulm and Amy Roberts (joint winners in 2014).
Nominees will have actively engaged with Indigenous communities to produce successful outcomes. The nature of nominations is flexible (e.g. video tape, audio tape, poster etc), considering the wide range of Indigenous collaborations and the remoteness of some communities. Nominators are strongly encouraged to include supporting statements from relevant Indigenous individuals or community organisations.
4. LIFE MEMBERSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INC.
This award was established to recognise significant and sustained contribution to the objects and purposes of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Previous winners include Annie Ross (2010), Lynley Wallis (2012) and Fiona Hook (2013).
Nominations should consist of a one page statement outlining the nominee’s contributions to the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Note that nominees must be members of the Association.
Nominations for all Awards will be considered by the Executive of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. with advice as appropriate from senior members of the discipline. The decision of the Executive is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Nominations should be addressed to Lara Lamb, President, AAA and sent via email to arrive no later than 30 October 2016.
Recipients of all awards will be announced at the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Annual Conference.
Dates: 5-9 December 2016
Host: Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council
11. 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.
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.
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.
Convict Footprints on Cockatoo Island
16-18 and 23-25 September 2016
11.30am & 2.30pm
For the first time in over 140 years, the convicts are returning to Sydney Harbour’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island this September.
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the award-winning Convict Footprints Productions have joined forces to present Convict Footprints on Cockatoo Island – a rollicking 90-minute “living history” adventure through one of Australia’s most extreme and brutal 19th-century penal establishments.
Written by Stephen Hopley and directed by Jerry Retford, Convict Footprints on Cockatoo Island offers a candid, funny, engaging and sometimes confronting insight into another era.
For two weekends only, you can travel back in time to 1852 and join Charles Cowper, parliamentarian and leading advocate for the abolition of transportation to NSW, on his fact-finding investigation of Cockatoo Island’s prison.
For more information on this event, visit the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust website.
This year the ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 15-21 October 2016, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Turkey.
How to register
You can register on the official website until 3 October 2016.
Before registering, please consult in particular the page “Information for Delegates” and after registering, please carefully read the information provided by the Conference Organiser and keep an eye on the updates on the 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”
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.
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.
Summer and the field season is over, you’ve got a paper and you’re looking for somewhere to submit it. Well, we’re here to help! Check out our latest calls for papers from across our Archaeology journals, and find the perfect home for your research.
For more information on the above archaeology call for papers from Routledge Archaeology, click here.
The theme of ICOMOS NZ’s 2016 AGM weekend is “Heritage Matters: Community, Democracy and Heritage”. This theme is exploring the ways in which individual and community groups have been involved in heritage over the decades, and the ways in which groups and individuals have shaped heritage outcomes.
The theme will explore community involvement in heritage, on a local, whanau, regional and national scale.
For more information and to register, click on the links below.
New book ‘Swallowed by the Sea’ explores Australia’s most famous shipwrecks, includes photos & dive notes
Over the centuries, Australian waters have become the final resting place for many ships lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error. In the forthcoming book, Swallowed by the Sea (NLA Publishing $44.99, 1 October 2016), maritime archaeologist Graeme Henderson explores the most famous wrecks from across Australia, dating back to 1622 and as recent as 2010. Readers learn about the oldest known wreck in Australian waters, the Tryal, driven into sunken rocks by the inept Captain Brookes, and the loss of emigrant barque Cataraqui, which struck a reef off King Island in the middle of a stormy night, drowning more than 400 people.
Henderson sets the scene for each disaster, describing how the ship came to be in Australian waters, the people involved, the dramatic circumstances of the actual wrecking and the aftermath. He has also personally located and dived at many of the wrecks featured, and describes what it’s like to swim the length of the HMS Pandora wreck, to dive in heavy turbulence raising artillery pieces from the Batavia, and the eerie experience of viewing the undercut cliffs that witnessed the drowning of asylum seekers on SIEV 221.
Alongside historical paintings and photographs of the ships themselves, Graeme’s accounts include recent underwater photographs of the dive sites with recollections by members of the diving crew. From English and Dutch trading vessels in the seventeenth century to emigrant ships in the nineteenth century and the great warships of the Second World War, Swallowed by the Sea provides a fascinating insight into how each ship was wrecked and discovered, and what remains of the wrecks today.
For more information, see the Swallowed by the Sea media information.
The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco is pleased to announce that the 2016/2017 Program of International Training Workshops for Students is ready and online. University professors, assistants, researchers and tutors are invited to come with a group of their students and take part in one or more of the following workshops of their choice (by writing to the Organizing Secretariat by email).
Workshops cover a range of areas, including Cultural Heritage, Intercultural Dialogue, Social Science, Religion; Urbanism, Architecture, History of Art; Literature, History; Fine Arts and Music.
Click here for more information on the workshops available.
22. Local company works with National Archives to preserve Australia’s history for the future, National Archives of Australia 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 National Archives of Australia, dated 2 September 2016.
The National Archives of Australia will shortly begin to move millions of Commonwealth records to the purpose-built National Archives Preservation Facility being constructed by Canberra-based developer Doma Group.
Despite preserving an increasing number of digital records, the Archives still has a significant volume of paper, audiovisual and other analogue items it must continue to store.
Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis QC toured the site today with the Archives’ Advisory Council members and Director-General David Fricker to view the progress of this key project.
Records kept by the Archives illustrate the history of the Commonwealth. The preservation and accessibility of these records underpin the nation’s democratic progress and ensure public accountability. ‘The environmentally designed facility is capable of housing 104 shelf kilometres of paper and 9.6 shelf kilometres of audiovisual records, together with 150 staff,’ Doma Group General Manager of Development Gavin Edgar explained.
The facility will give the Archives room to move, containing a digital archive as well as space for tangible records. ‘While we move records fairly frequently, the relocation of records to the National Archives Preservation Facility is the largest in our history. Between November 2016 and June 2017 we will be consolidating collections from three repositories. During this time, there will be some disruption to public access to records as we move and unpack the collection in its new home. We will endeavor to minimise any inconvenience throughout this relocation process,’ said Archives’ Director-General David Fricker.
In the 1970s, the Archives determined that purpose-built repositories were the first line of defence for the nation’s heritage. ‘We needed to construct a building that responded to the exacting brief of the Archives and we worked together to refine requirements into a functional building,’ said Mr Edgar.
Completion of the 17,500 square metre facility is on track for February 2017, with Doma Group working towards a handover of the first separable portion in November 2016. The building will hold 25 per cent of the Archives’ current collection and the new Canberra site has the ability for future expansion if required.
The National Archives Preservation Facility will be designed, built, furnished and maintained by The Doma Group and leased for 30 years by the Archives.
To read the latest news from the Duldig Studio, click on the link below.
To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.
To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.
To read the latest news from the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, click here.
27. SITUATION VACANT (Consultancy) Historian consultancy services for No 3, 4, and 8 Pump Stations, Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, WA
Historian consultancy services for No 3, 4, and 8 Pump Stations
along the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, Western Australia
The National Trust (WA) is reviewing and updating the conservation plans for the No 3, No 4 and No 8 Pump Stations included in the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme and seeks to engage an historian to investigate documentary evidence in support of this. The aim of the conservation plan review and update is to refine the Statement of Significance and to produce a management tool for the place to ensure ongoing quality conservation, respecting and promoting its cultural heritage values.
An historian will be engaged to review and take into account existing documentation relating to the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme generally and more specifically No 3 Pump Station in Cunderdin, No 4 Pump Station in Merredin and No 8 Pump Station, Dedari and propose a Statement of Significance for GWSS, and each of the Pump Stations in conjunction with the physical evidence and National Trust of Australia (WA) staff.
The closing date for submissions is Monday 12 September.
For more information including access to the project brief, visit the National Trust (WA) website.
28. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Officer, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (QLD)
Environment and Heritage Protection
Heritage, Environmental Policy & Planning, Brisbane
This (temporary full-time) position in the Heritage Branch researches and assesses the heritage values of places, undertakes heritage projects, contributes to the collection and recording of data for heritage places, provides advice on the identification and conservation of historical heritage places including the administration of relevant legislation and the development and implementation of policies, procedures, guidelines, plans, studies and capacity building tools. This position provides advice to the Queensland Heritage Council about administration of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, Queensland Heritage Register applications and the management of the Register.
For further information and to apply, visit the QLD Government jobs website.
Applications close 12 September 2016.
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.
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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