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
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.
Matthew Groom MP, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, is seeking Expressions of Interest from persons with expertise interested in the sustainable development and use of historic cultural heritage places, as a member of the Heritage Council.
To be eligible interested applicants need expertise in archaeology, architecture, building surveying or engineering, in accordance with the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.
For more information, see the Tasmanian Heritage Council EOI ad – 2016.
Expressions of Interest close at 5pm, Friday 9 December 2016.
The Adelaide City Council’s position on Heritage Reform adopted on 15 November 2016 is now available online.
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.
A new video and transcript on the Heritage Tasmania website provides an overview of the basis of the Review of the Integrity of the Heritage Register (undertaken by the Tasmanian Heritage Council), the approach taken to review entries, and the outcomes to date.
The Tasmanian Heritage Council’s Strategic Plan and Annual Report are also now available online – click on the links below.
WA members and non-members are invited to an end of year event.
Date & time: 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 13 December
Venue: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross
More information is available in the ICOMOS Sundowner invite.
People either residing in or intending to visit Hobart in the near future may be interested in a walk around Battery Point. The walk is self-guided, with associated street signage that can be scanned onto a digital device by the use of a QR code. The project received funding of $50,000 from the Tasmanian Community Fund. It was promoted through the Battery Point Progress Association and Hobart City Council sponsorship. The project was approached as a research and development exercise in interpretation of place and time.
For more information visit the Battery Point Walk website.
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.
The (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment is committed to improving the service it provides and is conducting a customer satisfaction survey.
Click here to access the survey – it should take about 3 minutes to complete.
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.
11. Asia Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, Hong Kong, Nov-Dec 2017 – call for sessions
3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage
27 November – 2 December 2017
Conference Theme – “The Maritime Cultural Landscapes and Seascapes of Asia-Pacific: Voyaging, Migration, Colonisation, Trade, and Cross-Cultural Contacts”
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (APCONF) aims to address management and protection strategies of underwater cultural heritage in Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the 21st Century.
To further these aims, the third regional conference in Hong Kong in November 2017 has selected the above theme to explore, in a more holistic approach, the incredible landscape and seascape that has been developed from thousands of years of human colonisation, migration, trade and cross-cultural contact in the region.
Sub-theme and Session submission deadline: 5 January 2017
In keeping with the Conference Theme, the Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of sub-themes and sessions. Please submit a 300-word abstract and title by the deadline above, together with the name of the organiser, affiliation and email address.
For more information about the call for sessions, visit the Call for Papers section of the conference website.
The Call for Hosts for the next round of the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP), to be held in the summer of 2017, is now open. This coming year marks the 33rd annual round of the IEP; since 1984, we’ve exchanged over 700 young preservation professionals from 70 countries. For 2017, we look to continue our efforts of recent years to innovate and expand the program.
US/ICOMOS seeks host organizations, such as non-profits, government agencies, and private firms, who are interested in hosting a US/ICOMOS intern, whether in the United States or overseas. To become an intern host, please read the 2017 Call for Hosts and Sponsors and submit an application (a direct link to the online application is included in the call).
Please note that the deadline for host applications is 8 January 2017.
US/ICOMOS is pleased to announce the call for applications for participants in the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP)
US/ICOMOS is seeking graduate students and young professionals (1-3 years of experience) specialized in historic preservation and heritage conservation to participate in the 2017 IEP. Participants will be assigned practical working internships, under professional supervision, with a public or private nonprofit preservation organization. Internships for U.S. citizens are in other countries, organized in many cases in cooperation with the local ICOMOS National Committee. Internships for non-U.S. citizens are placed throughout the United States. The US/ICOMOS carefully organizes and manages the 12 week program from its Directorate offices in Washington, DC.
Positions are for interns with a bachelor’s degree (at a minimum) in a preservation or conservation-related field: architecture, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, materials conservation, interpretation, history of architecture, archaeology, industrial archaeology, public history or cultural tourism.
The selection process for the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program is highly competitive; less than one in five applications is successful.
For more information, visit the US/ICOMOS Intern Program webpage. The deadline for applications for participants is 15 January 2017.
PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS FROM AUSTRALIA PLEASE NOTE:
Applications must be made by nomination through Australia ICOMOS. Nominations will be confirmed by January 2017. We regret the awkward timing of the call and US/ICOMOS is aware of the problem.
- be existing financial members of Australia ICOMOS – please note that both Full and Associate members of Australia ICOMOS can apply to this program
- have adequate experience as set out in the US/ICOMOS Internship Program Overview – please read this information before considering whether or not to apply for an internship, and
- the clear opportunity to travel in the middle of the year
The application materials listed below should be emailed (or provided by other suitable means if file sizes are excessive) to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by COB Tuesday 13 December 2016.
- Answers to the 3 questions in the US-ICOMOS application excerpt
- A 500-word essay in English describing the reasons for wanting to participate in the program and how completion of an internship overseas will contribute to the applicant’s career
- A current curriculum vitae
- Two examples of work in the applicant’s area of specialization. Samples should demonstrate the applicant’s skill and fitness to execute work that meets professional standards. Work samples might include research papers, hand sketches, CAD drawings, 3D models, cultural landscape reports, conservation treatment reports, etc. or excepts thereof. In the case of group projects, authorship of specific designs/drawings/writing must be indicated
- Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers attesting to the applicant’s professional skills and competency and suitability to represent his/her country
- A copy of the information (photo) page from a current passport (expiration date should be on or after March 2018)
Once nominations are confirmed by Australia ICOMOS, it is the responsibility of prospective applicants to submit the full application form and the application materials to US/ICOMOS by the deadline of 15 January 2017.
14. ISC Theory and Philosophy of Conservation & Restoration conference, 8-10 March 2017, Italy – call for abstracts
Call for abstracts – 12th Conference of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation & Restoration
Invited Committee: ICOMOS International Scientific Committees on Interpretation & Presentation
Theme: Place of Memory – Protection, Conservation, Interpretation
Place and Date: Florence, Italy, 8-10 March 2017
For more information, download the 2017. 03 Florence Place of Memory call for abstracts.
Deadline for abstracts – 20 December 2016
15. Project, History, Construction – New Views on the Recent Heritage conference, Switzerland, Nov-Dec 2016
The Project, History, Construction – New Views on the Recent Heritage conference is jointly organized by the Laboratory of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture of the EPFL (TSAM) and
Please see the Project, History, Construction flyer for more information.
To read the latest news from the Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden, click on this link.
The organisers of CIPA2017, the 26th biennial symposium, to be held from 28 August to 1 September 2017, in Ottawa, Canada, invite contributions for this symposium. CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation.
CIPA is the ICOMOS International Committee on Heritage Documentation.
• February 1, 2017 – Deadline to submit abstracts and full papers
• March 31, 2017 – Notification of acceptance of abstracts
• April 30, 2017 – Deadline to upload full papers
• May 15, 2017 – Notification of acceptance of reviewed papers
• June 15, 2017 – Deadline to upload non-reviewed papers and posters
• July 12, 2017 – Deadline for submission of corrected papers
• July 12, 2017 – Deadline to upload non-reviewed papers and posters
CIPA has launched an award for those emerging professionals attending Ottawa 2017.
For early birds, please register for CIPA2017 here.
For more information about the symposium, visit the symposium website.
Engineers Australia and the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust invite you to join us in recognising the engineering significance of the 1956 Olympic Swimming and Diving Stadium on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
The stadium will be awarded an Engineering Heritage Marker under Engineering Heritage Australia’s national Heritage Recognition Program.
About the Stadium
The former Swimming and Diving Stadium purpose built for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics is thought to be the first post-tensioned steel structure in the world.
It was the first enclosed swimming and diving stadium used in the Olympics and was the scene for the sensational performance by the Australian swimming team who won eight gold medals.
The stunning building is celebrated as an influential landmark in Australian ‘Structuralist’ architecture and incorporated advanced engineering concepts way ahead of its time.
To register to attend, click here.
The conference organisers invite you to participate in Art&Archaeology2016, the International Conference to be held in Jerusalem, 11-14 December 2016. It follows their successful Jerusalem Conference ART2008.
Art&Archaeology2016 aims to bring together a range of scholars, specialists and experts in the fields of archaeology, art, history, preservation, restoration and reconstruction of museum or archaeological objects, cultural heritage, researchers of ancient structures and measurement scientists and technologists.
For more information, visit the conference website.
The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage (ISCEAH) is calling for Expressions of Interest from organizations and countries, who are interested in earthen architectural heritage, to promote, host, run and administer the next international conference known as “Terra Conference” and will be Terra XIII.
The last Terra Conference (XII, 2012) took place in Lyon, France.
The XIII Terra conference will be scheduled for 2019 or 2021, so as not to coincide with the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly in the fall of 2020.
The Terra conference will occur under the aegis of ICOMOS and its specialist international scientific committee, ISCEAH.
Download the XIII Terra conference EOI – 2nd call.
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.
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.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
- Melbourne CBD location
- Contribute to the strategic management of heritage places in Victoria’s parks
- Full time ongoing role
Parks Victoria’s vision is to be a world-class parks service, ensuring healthy parks for healthy people. It is a statutory authority with responsibility for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.
Parks Victoria is also one of the largest public land heritage managers and manages heritage sites such as Werribee Park and Point Nepean, huts in the Alps and historical mills in central Victoria. This is a rewarding opportunity to contribute to the strategic management of these, and many other places.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Applications close Friday 25 November 2016.
- Protecting NSW Heritage
- Key strategic and advisory role
- Full time ongoing opportunity based in Sydney
- Grade 11/12, salary package up to $152,482
Property NSW is part of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. Property NSW is focused on excellence in property and places. We deliver continuous improvement and innovation. Our approach is to collaborate with stakeholders to deliver government objectives for the community. We manage the State’s significant property portfolio and its places, including significant heritage precincts such as The Rocks, which results in better visitor experiences and services for the people of NSW.
Our services include
- Leading property reform
- Active portfolio and asset management
- Delivering transactions and major projects
- Place making and heritage conservation and management
- Valuation services
In this role you will provide strategic and technical advice on all aspects of heritage conservation and management for capital works projects, public domain planning, specialist conservation work, asset maintenance, management plans, heritage assessment, heritage interpretation and promotion to support the Director in implementing legislative heritage obligations for Property NSW.
For more information, visit the I work for NSW website.
Closing date for this role is extended to Friday 2nd December 2016 [11:59PM]. Please note that previous applications will be bought forward.
26. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer, State Heritage Unit, SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide
FULL-TIME CONTRACT FOR TWO YEARS (ASO3 level, CBD)
The Heritage Officer contributes to the management of South Australia’s non-Aboriginal cultural heritage by providing investigation and research support under supervision to the State Heritage Unit, DEWNR and the South Australian Heritage Council. The incumbent is responsible for preparing assessments relating to less complex State Heritage Place nominations for consideration by the South Australian Heritage Council, interpreting and applying guiding principles to support the assessment of less complex Development Applications referred to the State Heritage Unit, and other duties described in the role description.
This position is currently being advertised at the Jobs SA website.
Applications close on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
For more information, contact Anna Pope, Program Manager, Heritage and Maritime, DEWNR – email Anna or call (08) 8124 4858.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. It serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.
The GCI is pleased to announce a new employment opportunity for emerging conservation professionals: GCI Professional Fellowships. Made possible through onetime funding, the GCI is making available three Professional Fellowships, each of three year duration, from June 2017 to May 2020. The successful candidates will work at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.
For more information about these fellowships, download the Getty Conservation Institute fellowships.
Completed application materials must be received on or before 31 January 2017.
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