Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 754

  1. Miles Glendinning: Talks in Melbourne, 2 & 3 November
  2. South Australia’s Friday Forums return
  3. Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict conference, Adelaide, 7-8 December 2016
  4. Master of Heritage Management @ University of Queensland
  5. Getty Scholar Reflections, Monday 5 December, Melbourne
  6. Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop
  7. “Caring for Collections and How to Fund it”, free workshop, Adelaide, 10 November
  8. Master of Heritage Studies @ UWA – applications open
  9. Public lecture: World Monument’s Fund’s Lisa Ackerman, Deakin University, Wednesday 30 November
  10. “Managing Collection Environments” – new Getty Conservation Institute course
  11. Living Heritage Grants Program – applications open
  12. Museums Australia VIC events – Careers | Marketing
  13. University of Melbourne: Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage – applications open
  14. Bridge Fellowship in Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development
  15. Call for Nominations for Australian Archaeological Association Awards – reminder
  16. Getty Conservation Guest Scholars – applications open
  17. Getty Foundation Keeping It Modern Grants – applications open
  18. ICOMOS / Kyushu University workshop on reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage – call for papers deadline extended
  19. Preserving Australia’s cultural heritage – Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield & Senator Zed Seselja media release
  20. News from Old Parliament House
  21. Green Museum Project Sustainability Seminar, 16 November, Melbourne
  22. Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news
  23. News from Sydney Living Museums – Sydney Open event
  24. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  25. Latest Federation of Australian Historical Societies e-Bulletin available online
  26. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Planner, TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage, Perth
  27. SITUATION VACANT Consultant – Heritage, Urbis, Sydney
  28. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney
  29. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect/Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

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1. Miles Glendinning: Talks in Melbourne, 2 & 3 November

Prof Miles Glendinning will be giving two public lectures in Melbourne. For more information, click on the links below.

Modernist Mass Housing – Towards a Global Historical Overview
Wednesday 2 November, 6pm, Boyd Foundation, Walsh St, Sth Yarra

This lecture by Miles Glendinning will overview major research on tracing the narrative of mass housing as an international phenomenon. More info and registrations.

A Trojan Horse? A Public Lecture by Miles Glendinning
Thursday 3 November, 1pm, Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design

Miles Glendinning will trace the history of ideals of ‘civic engagement’ versus the role of the ‘expert’ in conservation. More information.

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2. South Australia’s Friday Forums return

After an absence of a number of years the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), in partnership with the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), are reinstating Friday Forums, beginning with the first Friday Forum on Friday 25 November 2016.

These Forums are designed to provide opportunities for heritage professionals and people interested in the management of our built heritage to discuss matters of mutual interest and to network with colleagues over wine and cheese.

The first re-instated Friday Forum (25 November 2016) will include two presentations:

a)    DPTI’s Historic Buildings Conservation Program – funding for State-owned State Heritage Places

b)   DEWNR’s State Heritage Unit – what they have been doing and future initiatives

Please join us Friday 25 November at 4.30pm at Level 9, 81 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, with presentations between 4.45 and 5.30pm. For catering purposes, please make a booking at this link.

If you would like any further information about the reinstated Friday Forums, please contact Hamish Angas, State Heritage Unit, DEWNR – email Hamish or phone him on (08) 8124 4956.

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3. Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict conference, Adelaide, 7-8 December 2016

Australian Red Cross and the University of Adelaide Law School are holding a conference on protecting cultural property in armed conflict, to be held on 7-8 December 2016.

This conference will look at the international legal paradigms impacting cultural property protections, related contemporary Australian issues and approaches to cultural property protections and State implementation of legal obligations.

The Conference also provides an opportunity to bring the issue of protections for cultural property in armed conflict to the fore in the thinking of Australian decision makers, and gives a forum for experts to share their insights and experience.

Speakers include:

  • Mr Shane Simpson AM, Heritage lawyer and author of Borders of Culture: Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
  • Ms Anna Segall, Legal Advisor and Director, Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs – UNESCO
  • Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Director IHL and Movement Relations, Australian Red Cross
  • Professor Tim McCormack, Special Adviser on IHL to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague
  • Associate Professor Dale Stephens, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

The conference venue is the Ligertwood Building at the University of Adelaide Law School.

For further information please see the Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict flyer and do not hesitate to email Anna Griffin with any questions, or contact Anna by phone on (02) 9229 4294.

Registrations can be made at this link.

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4. Master of Heritage Management @ University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is presently inviting applications for enrolments in its Master of Heritage Management. Graduates of archaeology, anthropology, history, town planning, architecture and other cognate disciplines are encouraged to apply. An Honours degree is not required. For further information, follow this link, or email Dr Andrew Sneddon.

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5. Getty Scholar Reflections, Monday 5 December, Melbourne

Getty Scholar Reflections
Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design, Parkville
Monday 5 December, 6pm

During April-June this year, Liz Vines was a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. The Getty Center 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. The Melbourne School of Design and Australia ICOMOS are hosting a talk where 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 Guide for Creative Heritage Cities, 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, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry in Los Angeles.
  • The April-September innovative Mogao 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 

Speaker

Elizabeth (Liz) Vines, is a heritage architect and graduate of Melbourne University and is a recent past President of Australia ICOMOS. She has worked throughout Australia and Asia with her firm McDougall & Vines. She is a Visiting Professor at HKU, an Adjunct Professor at the Cultural Heritage Asia Pacific Group, Deakin University, Melbourne and partner in the firm McDougall & Vines. Elizabeth spent February and March of 2015 in Yangon, Myanmar working on a EU project with the Yangon Heritage Trust where she became interested and concerned about the quality of new development in this important heritage city. In 2016, she was a Guest Scholar for three months at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, researching the challenge of appropriate infill design in historical contexts. Elizabeth is committed to the practical reuse, improvement and rejuvenation of city centres and heritage buildings and is a passionate advocate for heritage conservation issues.  

RSVP details will follow in future e-news issues.

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6. Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop

Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop
(3 formal CPD points – AIA)

A practical materials conservation workshop, led by David Young and in conjunction with Peter Baxendale, will be held at Ellensbrook, a National Trust property in Margaret River on Tuesday 22 November. Ellensbrook was settled in 1857 by Alfred and Ellen Bussell in Mokidup, an area of considerable significance to the Wardandi Bibbulmun people.

The workshop will cover a range of topics including sampling, bringing material and structural conservation together and specifying modern materials in conservation.

Date & time: Tuesday 22 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Employed – $150, students – $75; includes catering, excludes travel
Bookings and payments: ph (08) 9321 6088 by Friday 4 November
Enquiries: email Caroline Stokes
More details: click here

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7. “Caring for Collections and How to Fund it”, free workshop, Adelaide, 10 November

Where: Thursday 10 November, 1.30-4.00pm

Where: Artlab Australia, 70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide CBD (enter via Morgan Thomas Lane); FREE parking for participants on Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive

Presented by History SA and Artlab to discover the projects and grants your community group or organisation can access to help care for your valued collections.

More information (and parking map) is in the Caring for Collections and How to Fund it flyer.

Please RSVP by Thursday 3 November – (08) 8207 7520 or via email to Artlab

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8. Master of Heritage Studies @ UWA – applications open

 

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is currently accepting applications in the Master of Heritage Studies for study in Semester 1, 2017. Applications will close on 3 February 2017.

The course is likely to be of interest to those who wish to work in a field that intersects with heritage, be this in government, the business sector, non-government organisations, international organisations, museums, universities, heritage agencies, national and provincial parks and more.

The Master of Heritage Studies covers tangible and intangible heritage including natural, cultural and historical heritage. Students will have the opportunity to travel across Western Australia and around the world, to understand heritage issues and learn how to work with industries and governments to record, manage and present heritage in partnership with Indigenous communities. The Master degree includes both an exchange program to China – critical for students wishing to be competitive in the Asian Century – and the opportunity for highly desired professional placements.

Please email the Post Grad team for further information or apply now!

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9. Public lecture: World Monument’s Fund’s Lisa Ackerman, Deakin University, Wednesday 30 November

Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation is pleased to announce a public lecture by Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 3.30-5.00pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016, at Deakin’s Melbourne Corporate Centre.

Please see the Lisa Ackerman Public Lecture flyer for details, and RSVP to Ms Melathi Saldin by email by 25 November to register your attendance. Numbers will be limited, so we encourage you to do so soon.

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10. “Managing Collection Environments” – new Getty Conservation Institute course

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now available for our new course “Managing Collection Environments: Preserving Collections in the Age of Sustainability”. This three-phase course, which includes online activities, an intensive workshop, and a period of distance mentoring, aims to disseminate recent research and thinking on technical aspects of environmental management while enhancing participants’ critical thinking and analysis to different kinds of information, and enhance their decision-making and influence within institutional frameworks. The Course intends to provide up-to-date knowledge on technical advances, practical implementation, and decision-making skills for collection preservation. The Workshop provides an intensive face-to-face opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge, sharing of expertise and skill development.

  • Phase 1 – Online Activities, Beginning March 2017 (10 weeks)
  • Phase 2 – Intensive Workshop, June 5–16, 2017 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2 weeks)
  • Phase 3 – Distance Mentoring, Beginning July 2017 (6 months)

ELIGIBILITY

This course is open to 18 mid-to senior-career professionals whose responsibilities include conservation, collection or facility management for collections in cultural institutions, such as museums, libraries and archives. Participants will either be based in an institution or directly contribute to an institution’s mission through long-term consultancy or support. Participants may act as a focal point for an internal network in their institution or project, especially during the mentoring phase.

COST

The total cost of the course is $750, including the pre-course online activities and the six-month mentoring period. This does not include travel to Philadelphia, accommodation and meals during the two-week workshop.

APPLICATION PROCESS

For additional information, and to complete an online application, please visit this link.

DEADLINE

30 November 2016

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11. Living Heritage Grants Program – applications open

Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage

Victoria’s heritage is rich and diverse with more than 2,325 State significant heritage places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register. These contribute to the liveability of Victoria and provide a wide range of economic, social and other benefits.

The Living Heritage Program – included in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget – will provide $30 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate the State’s key heritage resources.

The Program includes $7 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targeting ‘at risk’ State-listed heritage places.

Applications are open

The first round of the competitive community heritage grants program is open and will close on 7 November 2016. There will be subsequent grant rounds in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

For more information, visit the Living Heritage Program website.

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12. Museums Australia VIC events – Careers | Marketing

Seminar: Careers in Museums

This session is for students and emerging museum professionals. Hear from experienced staff about career directions and pathways, and learn tips on how to write a stand out application, interview techniques, and how to build your employability in the museum sector.

Speakers

  • Paul Bowers, Director, Collections, Research & Education, Museum Victoria
  • Anna Briers, Senior Curator, Shepparton Art Museum, Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Rebecca Carland, Curator, History of Collections, Museum Victoria
  • Bronwyn Roper,  Senior Cultural Development Producer,  National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  • Jed Smith, Manager, Museum and Heritage Services, Melbourne Cricket Club

Date: Thursday 17 November
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Melbourne Museum
Cost: Students and Members: $20, Non-members: $30

> Book now to secure your place 

 

Museum Practice: Marketing, Grants, and Fundraising

Learn strategies to market your museum to visitors, sponsors and potential donors. Write compelling grant applications and be financially sustainable. Hear about the current financial climate for museums and galleries and gain practical tips on how to get funding and work successfully with sponsors to meet your goals.

This seminar is facilitated by the Museum Accreditation Program Managers and generously supported by the R E Ross Trust.

Speakers include (more tbc)

  • Laura Miles, Executive Director Museums Australia (Victoria)
  • Dr Sharron Dickman, Author of The Marketing Mix and The Arts Marketing Pocket Guide

Date: Tuesday 22 November
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: National Wool Museum, Geelong
Cost: Students and Members: $20, Non-members: $40

> Book now to secure your place

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13. University of Melbourne: Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage – applications open

Applications for the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne are now being accepted.

This unique cross-disciplinary and industry-oriented program is open to graduates who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of the built environment in the 21st century. The core subjects in the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage examine contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice; new approaches to digital technologies and heritage; issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts; cultural heritage and its social and economic impacts, including tourism; and heritage reconstruction. Students will gain critical research and presentation skills in the analysis, documentation and management of heritage sites, landscapes and tangible and intangible cultural practices. Students also study a range of specialist electives, with the option to undertake a research project or industry internship.

Key Features of the program include the examination of:

  • Heritage in a global context, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific
  • Heritage and Digital Technologies
  • Heritage, Natural Disasters and Reconstruction
  • Urban and Landscape Heritage
  • Heritage Interiors and Moveable and Intangible Heritage
  • Property, Construction and Heritage
  • Cultural and Historical Heritage Significance
  • Indigenous Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Industries, the Arts, Tourism and Heritage

Full details, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here.

Applications for Semester 1 close Wednesday 30 November 2016.

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14. Bridge Fellowship in Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development

The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are now seeking to appoint four top postdoctoral researchers in areas that address major global challenges. One of these theme areas is Cultural Heritage and Economic Development. The Birmingham-Illinois BRIDGE Fellowship programme brings together international research teams in the UK and USA to recruit high-potential, early-career researchers and contribute to the research and academic excellence of both institutions.

How can meaningful heritage economies be constructed / managed to satisfy diverse and highly mobile communities and tourists? How do local, regional and national identities fare within the emergence of heritage economies? How are different types of heritage received by communities in the face of social change and economic decline? Such questions reflect a move away from a sole concern with preserving heritage at any cost, to a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to heritage as being instrumental in leveraging development and in recognition of its wider interpretations to shifting audiences. Under the broad theme of Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development, we are inviting researchers to consider such questions and embark on a project / projects that will mesh with the interests of both IIICH and CHAMP.

Why apply for a BRIDGE Fellowship?

✓ 3 year research post

✓ Research high impact areas that address global challenges

✓ Collaborate with international research teams

✓ International Experience: 2 years at Birmingham, 1 year at Illinois

✓ Research budget and funding for placement in Illinois

✓ Fast track to permanent academic lecturer post at Birmingham

Become a Bridge Fellow in is in Cultural Heritage and Economic Development and fast track your research career.

For more information, visit the University of Birmingham website or email Hannah Stetton.

The closing date for applications is 7 November 2016.

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15. Call for Nominations for Australian Archaeological Association Awards – reminder

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.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

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

Location: Terrigal

Host: Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council

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16. Getty Conservation Guest Scholars – applications open

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program, which welcomes conservators, scientists, architects, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields. Applicants should have at least five years’ experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

Deadline for applications – 1 November 2016

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17. Getty Foundation Keeping It Modern Grants – applications open

The Getty Foundation is currently accepting letters of inquiry for our 2017 Keeping It Modern grants. Please help us reach preservation architects, conservators, engineers, architectural historians, and other professionals involved with the stewardship of publicly-owned 20th century buildings.

All letters of inquiry are due 1 December 2016.

More information can be found at the Getty Foundation website.

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18. ICOMOS / Kyushu University workshop on reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage – call for papers deadline extended

ICOMOS and Kyushu University, Japan will jointly convene an international workshop in 2017. The workshop is intended as an opportunity to engage in open and constructive discussion on the subject of the reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage.

Under the title “A contemporary provocation: reconstructions as tools of future-making”, the venture is a pilot initiative of the ICOMOS University Forum, and will be hosted by ICOMOS in Paris from 13-15 March 2017.

Although primarily envisaged as an event within the University Forum, the organisers are concerned to ensure that intellectual contributions come also from outside the ambit of the university sector, and draw on the insights of the wider heritage-active community. We also hope to have a broad representation of disciplines as well as a global distribution within this group.

Since the workshop will not be presentation-based, but a discussion-based event, the size of the workshop cannot be large – we envisage a total participation of some 30-35 experts. The nature of the event is described in the ‘A contemporary provocation’ workshop concept paper.

Participation will be on the basis of an accepted abstract. If you would like to participate, please submit an abstract by the stated date, now extended to 18 November 2016, following the guidelines in the concept paper, and informing us which of the three workshop themes you would wish to address. We would suggest that abstract should go beyond a simple case study.

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19. Preserving Australia’s cultural heritage – Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield & Senator Zed Seselja media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following joint media release from Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield MP & Senator Zed Seselja, dated 26 October 2016.

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts
Senator Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs

The Turnbull Government has announced $415,000 for 77 projects to ensure the preservation and display of objects of national significance through the Community Heritage Grants Program.

The grants were awarded to recipients by Minister Seselja at a ceremony at the National Library of Australia last night.

“Community organisations across Australia hold a wealth of nationally significant materials in their collections such as artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs and audio visual materials,” said Minister Fifield.

“This funding will help these non-profit organisations to preserve their collections and continue to make them available to all Australians.”

Grants of up to $15,000 have been provided to historical societies, museums, libraries, archives, galleries and to Indigenous and migrant community groups. The funding will be used to document, preserve, digitise and curate existing collections and undertake collection management training.

“The Turnbull Government understands the importance of our extraordinary natural, indigenous and historic heritage. This funding will help ensure that ordinary Australians continue to engage with our heritage,” said Minister Seselja.

The program is supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts with four of Australia’s cultural institutions: the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

Australia’s national collecting institutions play a leadership role in the program by providing preservation and collection management workshops. At the workshops, experts share invaluable knowledge, experience and expertise with their peers from local, regional and community organisations.

Since the Community Heritage Grants Program began in 1994, the Australian Government has provided more than $6 million for over 1200 projects.

For more information about the program and to view the full list of recipients visit this link.

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20. News from Old Parliament House

To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.

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21. Green Museum Project Sustainability Seminar, 16 November, Melbourne

Climate change is a complex and powerful force that is not only disrupting global environments, resources, economies and human societies, but directly and indirectly impacts our tangible and intangible cultural heritage assets as well as the organisations that manage them. As part of the Green Museum Project, Museums Australia (Victoria) invites you to a special seminar on environmental sustainability and its relationship to Victorian cultural heritage collections and organisations.

For more information, click here.

Date: 16 November 2016
Time: 12pm-3pm
Venue: Discovery Centre, Melbourne Museum
Cost: Free – bookings required

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22. Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.

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23. News from Sydney Living Museums – Sydney Open event

To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums about Sydney Open, click here.

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24. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.

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25. Latest Federation of Australian Historical Societies e-Bulletin available online

To read the latest Federation of Australian Historical Societies e-Bulletin, click on the link below.

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26. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Planner, TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage, Perth

TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage has been at the forefront of town planning and urban design for the last 25 years. With offices in Perth and Sydney, in August 2016, we joined forces with specialist place-making consultancy, Place Match, to create an exclusive one-stop shop for place creation – TPG + Place Match.

Due to one of our senior people going on maternity leave, we have a 12 month contract role opportunity to join our busy organisation as a Senior Heritage Planner.

The role

The Senior Heritage Planner will require someone who has solid experience working in heritage planning from either the private sector or government; preferably someone who has had consulting experience.

The position is for those who have excellent technical knowledge, seeking challenges in managing projects and liaising with clients and a desire to work on some of the most exciting heritage projects in the State.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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27. SITUATION VACANT Consultant – Heritage, Urbis, Sydney

Consultant – Heritage

  • Entry level position with strong career development opportunities
  • Flexible and dynamic environment
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts & leaders

Who we are
Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

The opportunity
The continued growth of Urbis in Sydney means we are looking for a motivated and energised professional Consultant to join our Heritage Consulting team. We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects for a diverse range of private and public sector clients.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Applications close Friday 28 October 2016.

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28. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney

SENIOR HERITAGE CONSULTANT POSITION – FULL-TIME

The City Plan Services group of companies is celebrating 20 years as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage.

City Plan Heritage is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant to join our Sydney team to provide high level cultural heritage consulting services.

The Position

Reporting to the Heritage Director, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a Senior Heritage Consultant, including but not limited to:

  • Preparation of a range of heritage reports including Heritage Impact Statements, Conservation Management Plans, and Heritage Interpretation Strategies
  • Management of several projects simultaneously and cope with competing deadlines
  • Undertaking detailed historical research to the standard of a professional historian (including sourcing and analysis of archival sources) for Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Assessments, and Heritage Studies
  • Working independently with no or minimal supervision

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, pay attention to detail and provide a professional and courteous attitude when liaising with clients to focus upon and expand established client relationships. Management & organisational skills, an ability to prioritise, implement instructions and complete tasks unsupervised and in a timely manner whilst working as part of a team is essential

Our assessment criteria for this position will include:

  • Minimum 5 or more years’ experience working in the heritage sector with a particular focus on report writing, undertaking heritage studies and providing heritage advice
  • A degree in cultural heritage or a related discipline is essential
  • A background in archaeology and/or Australian architecture
  • Membership to Australia ICOMOS (or eligibility for membership) is essential

The successful applicant will be required to start late November/early December 2016.

For more information on this role or to submit your application (including cover letter & CV), please email Kim Bennett or phone (02) 8270 3500 by close of business 4 November 2016.

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29. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect/Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture are looking for an architect or related professional with relevant qualifications and experience to be involved in a variety of heritage projects.

If you are interested in the position please email Mark Stephenson at Trethowan Architecture.

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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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