Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 756

  1. Getty Scholar Reflections + VICOMITES Christmas Drinks, Monday 5 December, Melbourne
  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. Exploring the cultural and scientific values of swamp kauri – a survey
  6. Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop
  7. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Thursday 17 November
  8. Could you be a SPAB Scholar or Fellow? Applications now open
  9. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO Australia / NSW Chapter AIA Sydney Talk Series, 24 November
  10. Deakin Master of Cultural Heritage DUAL AWARD with World Heritage Masters at Brandenburg Technical University – Cottbus, Germany
  11. Jim Kerr 2016 Address video now on YouTube
  12. Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 23 November 2016
  13. Geelong’s creative metamorphosis captured on film
  14. 2017 WA Heritage Awards – nominations close in 2 weeks
  15. Workshop on “3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures”, 1-3 March 2017, Greece – call for papers
  16. “How intangible and tangible culture has created and shaped Australian and global culture” conference, Sydney, 24-25 November 2016 – call for papers/workshops/discussion
  17. ‘Preserving cities: how ‘trendies’ shaped Australia’s urban heritage’, article in The Conversation
  18. ICOMOS / Kyushu University workshop on reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage – call for papers deadline extended
  19. New title: Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice
  20. Restored Warders’ Cottages on the market – WA Heritage Council media release
  21. Sri Lanka with Anne Warr 2017
  22. BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places & Cultures conference, UK, 6-10 July 2017 – 2nd call for papers
  23. 19th General Assembly Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, 11-12 March 2017, Italy – call for papers
  24. University of Melbourne: Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage – applications open
  25. Public lecture: World Monument’s Fund’s Lisa Ackerman, Deakin University, Wednesday 30 November
  26. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  27. News from the ICOMOS International Conservation Center
  28. SITUATION VACANT Historian/Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Sydney
  29. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Sydney
  30. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect/Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

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1. Getty Scholar Reflections + VICOMITES Christmas Drinks, 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.

Download the Getty Conservation Guest Scholar Program flyer for more information.

 

VICOMITES CHRISTMAS DRINKS, Monday 5 December, Post-talk

Christmas drinks for Victorian ICOMOS members will follow Liz’s talk, at the same venue. Please also RSVP to Robyn Clinch by email for the post-talk drinks.

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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.

Recently at the International Criminal Court, the Independent Prosecutor stated: “To protect cultural property is to protect our culture, our history, our identity, and our ways of expressing faith and practicing religion for current and future generations. We must protect our common heritage from desecration, ravages, and the long-term effects of … destructive acts.”

To give effect to its existing obligations under the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict (signed and ratified in 1984), states and territories have the responsibility to take measures to safeguard cultural property. Such measures may include monitoring schemes to audit, identify and protect our own heritage as well as cultural material that we hold. The ability to safeguard cultural property in conflict is determined by the mechanisms established in peacetime. This includes implementing relevant international laws and adopting initiatives that represent best practice in cultural property protection.

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. It 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. Exploring the cultural and scientific values of swamp kauri – a survey

Extent Heritage and NIWA have been commissioned by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand to explore and document the cultural heritage and scientific values of this New Zealand timber, which is found buried and preserved in peat swamps in New Zealand’s north. MPI is seeking a broader understanding of the values that different groups associate with swamp kauri. In particular, they are seeking a deeper understanding of:

  • The cultural values that swamp kauri holds for relevant groups, such as hapu and iwi within Te Tai Tokerau
  • The heritage values associated with swamp kauri
  • The scientific values that swamp kauri holds
  • How the different values relate to one another, and what the greatest risks to those values might be
  • An indication of steps that can be taken to maintain these values for future New Zealanders

In addition to the other research tasks, we have developed a short electronic survey to canvass the range of values relevant to swamp kauri. If you know about this timber and have an interest in it we urge you to complete our electronic survey. We estimate that it will take you less than 10 minutes and it will help us to understand the range of values held by individuals and sectors of the community. To complete the survey click on this link.

For further information please email Dr Susan McIntye-Tamwoy.

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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 – $200, students – $120; includes catering, excludes travel
Bookings and payments: ph (08) 9321 6088
Enquiries: email Caroline Stokes
More details: click here

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7. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Thursday 17 November

Deakin University’s final Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Dr Avril Alba (The University of Sydney), on “Creating a Beit Haim: the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum”.

Please join Deakin for this last seminar of the year, organised by the Deakin Cultural Heritage Asia-Pacific Network, to mark the end of our 2016 season of seminars.

Dr Avril Alba (biography below) from The University of Sydney will speak about the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum. This special event is organised in partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne.

Before the seminar, there will be drinks and nibbles to come together and celebrate another busy year.

Biography

Dr Avril Alba is Lecturer in Holocaust Studies and Jewish Civilisation in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney and is also Acting Director of the University’s Masters in Museums and Heritage program. She teaches and researches in the broad areas of Holocaust and modern Jewish history with a focus on Jewish and Holocaust museums. Her monograph The Holocaust Memorial Museum: Secular Sacred Space exploring the largely unexamined topic of museums as sacred spaces was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. From 2002-2011 Avril was the Education Director at the Sydney Jewish Museum where she also served as the Project Director/Curator for the permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity in 2008-09. She continues to serve as the consulting lead curator for the museum’s permanent Holocaust exhibition, scheduled to open in November 2016. Avril’s other research interests include Australian Holocaust memory, the ‘activist’ museum, and pre-war Jewish museums and exhibitions.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Venue: Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 3/550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

RSVP: to Antonio Gonzalez by email

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8. Could you be a SPAB Scholar or Fellow? Applications now open

We’re now searching for SPAB Scholars and Fellows for 2017. Apply for the Scholarship programme and the Fellowship programme by 1 December 2016.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (The SPAB) welcomes Fellowship applications from craftspeople employed in the repair of historic buildings on site or in workshops and studios. Candidates must have completed their apprenticeship and demonstrate a high degree of competence, as well as an enthusiasm to engage with other trades and disciplines. Past Fellows have been stonemasons, stained glass conservators, blacksmiths, carpenters/joiners, bricklayers, leadworkers and plasterers.

Our Scholars are architects, surveyors and engineers who have completed their college-based training (e.g. RIBA Parts I & II for architects), ideally with a few years’ experience in their field. Applicants must be enthusiastic about old buildings and willing to travel the country for this nine-month countrywide conservation tour.

For more information, click here.

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9. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO Australia / NSW Chapter AIA Sydney Talk Series, 24 November

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT: JACK MUNDEY, GREEN BANS HERO
An “in conversation” with James Colman in the presence of Jack Mundey
with Sheridan Burke as provocateur

This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of our cities and bring about lasting political and legal reform. This is the story of the house that Jack Mundey built. Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different. Pulling together an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and union players earned Jack Mundey a reputation as both the ‘best-known unionist and best-known conservationist in Australia’.

Under his leadership, the movement fought against the slash-and-burn philosophy that almost saw The Rocks fitted out with high-rise buildings, a highway through the centre of Glebe and total development of Centennial Park. In this long-awaited book James Colman reflects on Jack’s remarkable life and his ongoing legacy. Mundey overturned the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s and helped to persuade Australians everywhere to cherish and protect the heritage of special buildings, places and sites.

About the Author James Colman

James 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 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.

Time & Date: Thursday 24 November 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 21 November via email to Jane Vernonbookings are essential as places are limited

Download the ICOMOS DOCOMOMO AIA talk 24 November 2016 flyer.

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10. Deakin Master of Cultural Heritage DUAL AWARD with World Heritage Masters at Brandenburg Technical University – Cottbus, Germany

Applications are now OPEN for 2017 entry to Deakin’s long-standing and internationally recognised post-graduate programs in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies – follow link for more information. We offer flexible learning options at the Melbourne Burwood Campus or online.

We are very pleased to offer a unique dual award with our partners at the World Heritage Studies program at BTU-Cottbus in Germany. To join our 3rd dual award cohort in March, please apply online to enrol in the Master of Cultural Heritage, and also send an Expression of Interest letter to Kristal Buckley by email by 30 November. For further information, visit the culturalheritage@deakin blog.

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11. Jim Kerr 2016 Address video now on YouTube

The 2016 Jim Kerr Address was presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW. The 2016 guest speaker was the cultural media expert and philanthropist Joe Skrynski AO. A short video of this event is now available to view.

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12. Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 23 November 2016

Better to marry than to burn? Female convicts and the effects of marriage
presented by James Parker

Colonial authorities firmly believed that marriage could reform female convicts.  They also believed it was good for male convicts.   Anne Forrest, who got into trouble at Port Arthur, was the first stimulus for this examination of convict marriage.  She was a thoroughly “bad girl” before marriage, always in trouble with the authorities, but with a completely “clean sheet” after her nuptials.  The transcription of female convict records by the Female Convict Research Centre makes it possible to see whether this was a general phenomenon.  This paper uses a combination of statistical analysis and anecdotes (numbers and stories) to examine convict behaviour before and after marriage – with surprising results.

James Parker is a native Tasmanian who spent 20 years away from the island working in theatre and films.  Returning in the ‘80s, he settled on the Tasman Peninsula where he had spent many holidays as a child and teenager.  He went broke in the fishing industry, did his time at Port Arthur, and did a degree in History, Philosophy and Aboriginal Studies in his fifties.  He is a founding member of both the Female Convict Research Centre and the Convict Women’s Press.

When: Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 5.30pm

Where: Junior Medical Officer’s House Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site

For more information call (03) 6251 2324.

Download the ‘Better to marry than to burn’ flyer.

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13. Geelong’s creative metamorphosis captured on film

Deakin researchers will document Geelong’s transformation from an industrial past to a new era of creativity.

People, projects and places are redefining Geelong – helping the City to evolve from a manufacturing stalwart to a creative hub.

According to Dr Fiona Gray, a Research Fellow in Urban Design and Ecologies, “Geelong has always been a city of makers – from the Aussie ute to refrigeration techniques to Aussie Rules football.”

Dr Gray, who is based within Deakin’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures, and Dr Cristina Garduño Freeman, a Deakin lecturer in architecture, are leading a crowdfunding project that will document the inspiration, stories and places of the people driving the reinvented “maker” culture in Geelong.

For more information on this project, click on the links below.

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14. 2017 WA Heritage Awards – nominations close in 2 weeks

The Western Australian Heritage Awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, interpretation, tourism and promotion in Western Australia.

This year marks 25 years of the WA Heritage Awards. Since the first awards in 1992, the Heritage Awards have been an opportunity to showcase the excellent work in revitalising State Registered heritage places, setting standards in interpretation, heritage tourism, conservation and adaptive reuse.

Nomination is done through an easy-to-use online portal. Log in to the awards portal and complete your nomination by 4pm, Friday 25 November 2016.

For more information, visit the WA Heritage Awards website.

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15. Workshop on “3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures”, 1-3 March 2017, Greece – call for papers

3D-ARCH 2017
7th International ISPRS/CIPA Workshop on “3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures”
1-3 March 2017
Nafplio, Greece

Abstract submission deadline: 20 November 2016

The 7th ISPRS/CIPA 3D-ARCH international workshop on “3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures” will be held in Nafplio (Greece) on 1-3 March 2017. Nafplio is an heritage seaport village in the Peloponnesus peninsula, approx 2hrs south-west of Athens.

The 2017 edition will focus on the steps and processes for smart 3D reconstruction, modelling, accessing and understanding of virtual environments from multiple data sources.
Topics include:

  • Multi-source data and multi-sensors approaches
  • Low-cost sensors and open-source algorithms for terrestrial 3D modeling
  • Automation in data registration
  • Image matching and 3D reconstruction
  • Point cloud analysis
  • 4D modelling
  • Procedural modeling and BIM
  • Accuracy requirement and assessment in 3D reconstructions
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality applied to the visualization and conservation of complex architectures and heritage

The event will have single-track technical sessions with oral presentations, poster sessions and demos.

REGISTRATION FEES
The registration fee includes the participation at the scientific event, proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome party and social dinner.

  • EARLY (before 22 January 2017) – Student : 170 euro, Regular: 200 euro
  • LATE (btw 22 January 24 February 2017) – Student: 220 euro, Regular: 250
    euro
  • ON-SITE – Student: 270 euro, Regular: 300 euro

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Daniel Girardeau-Montaut (The CloudCompare Project): “Cloudcompare: origin, developments, successful stories, future”
  • Andreas Nüchter (University of Wurzburg, Germany): “Efficient 3D Point Cloud Processing with 3DTK –
    The 3D Toolkit”

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Abstract submission (at least 1000 words, possibly with figures): 20 November 2016
  • Notification to authors: 20 December 2016
  • Full paper (ISPRS format, max 8 pages): 22 January 2017

PAPERS PUBLICATION

The accepted articles will be published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Each submitted paper needs at least one paid registration fee.

For more information, visit the conference website.

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16. “How intangible and tangible culture has created and shaped Australian and global culture” conference, Sydney, 24-25 November 2016 – call for papers/workshops/discussion

Cultural Heritage: How intangible and tangible culture has created and shaped Australian and global culture
24-25 November 2016

Sydney, Australia

Call for papers: Open with notice of submission

SIETAR Australasia (Society for Intercultural Training and Research) with Sydney University Business School is organising this conference.

The aim is to explore how migrants and refugees 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. The conference aims to promote discussion on any and all manifestations of migrants’ and refugees’ contribution to Australia and globally (if possible).

For more information, visit the conference website.

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17. ‘Preserving cities: how ‘trendies’ shaped Australia’s urban heritage’, article in The Conversation

Australia ICOMOS member James Lesh has had an article published in The Conversation.

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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. New title: Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice

Co-authors Robert G. Thomson and John H. Stubbs are pleased to announce that the title Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice was just published by Routledge UK. A decade in the making and involving several noted contributors, the book is the third in the Time Honored Architectural Conservation Documentation series. Sites referenced are further described at this link.

Also click on the links below for more information – the flyer offers the book for a 20% discount.

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20. Restored Warders’ Cottages on the market – WA Heritage Council 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 WA Heritage Council, dated 3 November 2016.

The first project completed under the Liberal National Government’s heritage revolving fund is ready for market, with the historic convict-built Warders’ Cottages in the heart of Fremantle restored and ready for sale.

Premier Colin Barnett said he was proud to see the $4 million revolving fund program Heritage Works delivering such outstanding results.  

“In 2013, the Liberal National Government committed to establish a revolving fund to reactivate disused and under-used publicly owned heritage buildings to ensure they have a viable future,” Mr Barnett said.

“It’s very rewarding to see this commitment delivering through the transformation of these historic cottages, which will not only ensure they are protected into the future, but will help revive the heart of Fremantle.”

Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said the Warders’ Cottages should be used for several purposes as long as the use respected the buildings’ heritage values.

“Clearly, they are suitable to be returned to residential use.  However, they can also be sensitively adapted into offices or small commercial premises,” Mr Jacob said.

“This is a rare opportunity to buy into a unique property and become a custodian of a piece of Western Australia’s convict history.  I am confident the market will respond positively.

A large part of the conservation work involved the removal of paint from the external limestone walls, allowing the stone to breathe and dry out.  The structural integrity of the cottages has been restored through the overhaul of onsite drainage and the replacement of important joinery, door and window frames.

There are 15 cottages for sale in three terraces.  The Coogee Hotel and Post Office is the other heritage-listed building to be restored under Heritage Works.

For more information and images, click here.

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21. Sri Lanka with Anne Warr 2017

A journey through landscapes ancient and modern,
with architect and historian, Anne Warr (M.ICOMOS)

Strategically situated on the Indian Ocean’s east-west trading route, Sri Lanka has been visited by traders for thousands of years. Some, like the Arabs, Persians and Chinese, came and went, while others, like the Dutch, Portuguese and British, stayed longer, each cultivating the island in their own ways and making Sri Lanka today the richest of gardens. From the earliest times, Tamils and Sinhalese have navigated the necklace of islands that tenuously link the Indian sub-continent with the southern island, bringing with them skills in food cultivation and irrigation, which when combined with religious practices developed into sophisticated kingdoms in the north of the island.

For more information, click here.

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22. BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places & Cultures conference, UK, 6-10 July 2017 – 2nd 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.

Indicative themes of interest to the conference include:

  • The materials and technologies of bridges – the heritage of form and function
  • National and local iconographies of bridges
  • Narratives of bridge construction and destruction
  • Communities united and communities divided by bridges
  • Poetics of the bridge – representing the bridge in art, literature and film
  • Love and death on the bridge
  • The language of the bridge – metaphors and meanings in social life
  • Touring bridges – travel narratives and tourism economies
  • Alternative bridge crossings – tunnels and ferries

Second call for papers deadline: 16 January 2017

For more information, visit the conference website.

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23. 19th General Assembly Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, 11-12 March 2017, Italy – call for papers

19th General Assembly Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco – Life Beyond Tourism
“Smart Travel, Smart Architecture and Heritage Conservation and its Fruition for Dialogue”

11-12 March 2017
Florence, Italy

World Heritage Sites represent a great strategy for getting people of different cultures together and for exercising dialogue among numerous cultures. This congress intends to open a platform to combine Theory and Practice in order to contribute to the development of dialogue among cultures under the main topic Heritage for Intercultural Dialogue on the Planet we all share.

Two special events have been organised:

Opening Session – Smart Travel for Dialogue, from Tourism to Travel and Dialogue
11 March 2017

Contributions from Operators in Tourism focusing on the growing potentialities of world heritage sites – and local contemporary culture – for intercultural dialogue.

Congress on Architecture & Conservation – Smart Architecture and Heritage Conservation for Dialogue
12 March 2017

Contributions from universities scholars and professionals committed to the education and training in heritage management for territorial development in peaceful coexistence.

For more information and call for papers details, click here. Abstracts are due by 25 November 2016.

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24. 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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25. 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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26. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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

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27. News from the ICOMOS International Conservation Center 

To read the latest  ICOMOS International Conservation Center newsletter, click here.

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28. SITUATION VACANT Historian/Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Sydney

GML Heritage is seeking a dynamic and experienced historian and interpretation specialist to enhance our business in the Heritage Places Team. The successful applicant will hold a degree (ideally with Masters) in applied history or a related discipline and have at least two years’ experience in a consulting environment. You will have extensive experience in conducting historic research and writing summaries and detailed histories for a range of heritage reports including heritage assessments, conservation management plans, and heritage impact statements. You will also have demonstrable experience in writing interpretation strategies and plans, and developing interpretive content for heritage-listed places. Click here for more information.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16 November 2016.

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29. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Sydney

GML Heritage is seeking a dynamic and experienced cultural heritage specialist to enhance our business in the Heritage Places team. The successful applicant will hold a degree (ideally with Honours or Masters) in a built heritage discipline (preferably architecture) and have at least four years’ experience in a heritage consulting environment. You will have excellent writing skills, with demonstrated experience in preparing heritage advice, including heritage assessments, conservation management plans and heritage impact statements. Click here for more information.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16 November 2016.

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30. 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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