The Australia ICOMOS office will be closed from noon Friday 23 December 2016 to Friday 13 January 2017 inclusive. The office will re-open on Monday 16 January 2017, and the first e-newsletter for 2017 will be published on Friday 20 January.
The final e-newsletter for 2016 will be published on Friday 23 December 2016.
Monday 5 December saw a lively event kindly hosted by the MSD (Melbourne School of Design) at the University of Melbourne in the historic Japanese Room of the new award winning school’s building. More than 40 members and guests met and listened to Liz Vines’ riveting presentation about her time at the Getty Center in Los Angeles earlier in the year. Liz outlined her experiences as a Getty scholar in the exciting and stimulating environment at the Getty Conservation Institute and gave some tips on how to apply for a Getty Scholar Position. She outlined her reflections on living and working in LA and the surprises she had experienced with its heritage places including the mid-century Case Study Houses. Her passion for contemporary infill in the context of heritage conservation areas was appreciated by all present. The talk was followed by a lively Q & A and a satisfying time mingling with colleagues to celebrate the end of a busy year for all.
In advance for next year’s series of seminars, the organisers of the Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar Series would like to let you know a few things.
First of all, the seminars are going to be held on Wednesdays and they will have a duration of 1 hours (45 mins presentation with 15 mins of discussion).
Secondly, the seminars will be held at the new Deakin Melbourne Corporate Centre – Tower 2, Level 12, 727 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3008.
Finally, these are the dates available to present a seminar.
- Feb 22
- Mar 29
- 19 Apr
- May 31
- 21 Jun
- Jul 27
- Aug 30
- Sep 27
- Oct 25
- 22 Nov
Anyone who is interested in presenting a seminar in 2017 can contact Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona by email.
The Heritage Management Field Program (HMFP) will offer students a unique opportunity to gain hands on practical experience in the fundamentals of cultural heritage management in Cambodia. Through immersion in this 6 week experiential learning program, students will work with Cambodian and international students to develop sustainable heritage management strategies for heritage sites in Cambodia. This intensive program, led by international experts in the field of cultural heritage, will provide students with educational and practical training in a broad spectrum of issues and topics related to cultural heritage management. Students will visit heritage sites across the country working with local communities, national authorities, government officials, and heritage professionals to understand the complexities of successfully managing heritage sites in developing economies. More information is available at this link and in the Heritage Management Field Program flyer.
The program runs from 28 May 28 – 8 July 2017. Applications are now open and the deadline for applications is 28 February 2017.
The Minister for the Environment and Heritage (the Minister) is inviting expressions of interest from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council (the Council).
The Council is an independent body established under the Heritage Act 2004. The Council’s role includes, among other functions, identification and assessment of nominations to the ACT Heritage Register and providing advice on appropriate conservation of cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage places and objects in the ACT.
The Council meets at least six times a year to consider a range of matters related to its functions. In addition, Council members serve on various taskforces comprising small numbers of Council members. The taskforces relate to the Council’s functions, and meet or communicate regularly to consider matters in detail outside of Council meetings.
Expressions of interest for five vacancies on the Council are invited from people with experience in any of the following:
- Aboriginal culture
- Aboriginal history
- landscape architecture
- nature conservation
- object conservation
- town planning
- urban design
Expressions of interest are also sought for a position representing the property ownership, management and development sector.
These positions will commence on 12 June 2017.
The application period opened on 25 November 2016. Application forms and further information is available from the ACT Heritage website. A completed application form, current CV and brief letter outlining suitability for appointment are required to be provided. The application period closes on 13 January 2017.
Applications will be kept on a register for three years and should vacancies occur, the Minister may use this register to appoint new members.
Further information about the Council is available at this link.
The organisers of the 4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe, which will be held in Kraków, Poland, on 1-3 June 2017, have released a second call for papers. The theme of the conference is “Heritage and Society”.
Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald, Prof. Dr. Robert van der Laarse, and Prof. Dr. John Tunbridge have been confirmed as the Forum’s plenary speakers.
Australian Policy Online (APO) is curating an open access collection of historic and contemporary urban policy resources in collaboration with University partners. Our survey asks you to identify the documents, themes and sources in urban policy and planning in Australia that you regard as interesting – or having high research or historical value. By participating, you will help us to build an innovative new national planning knowledge resource.
More information about the project is available at the Australian Policy Online website.
The survey will be open until 23 December.
Opportunity to comment on the nomination of Sydney’s Governor’s Domain and Civic Precinct (including parts of Bridge and Macquarie Streets) to the National Heritage List (NHL)
The Australian Heritage Council is seeking to recognise the significant town planning heritage and defining national events associated with the Governors’ Domain and Civic Precinct.
The Australian Heritage Council’s initial assessment for the Governors’ Domain and Civic Precinct is that it might have National Heritage values. More information, the draft National Heritage values, draft selected history and draft boundary map are available at this link.
Written comments on the proposal are due by 5:00PM AEST Friday 24 February 2017.
If you would like to assist with an Australia ICOMOS response please email the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat.
To make its new collaborative photobank known and to enhance the collections it contains, ICOMOS is launching a contest.
For the holidays, offer to the cultural heritage community your most beautiful photograph illustrating a monument, a historic site, a World Heritage property, or a heritage professional in the field. Upload it to the photobank with the best possible description before 18 December 2016. The most beautiful images will receive a prize.
For more information on the contest, click here.
10. ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee Conference 2017 – announcement and call for abstracts
We are delighted to advise that the next ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) Conference will be held in Christchurch New Zealand, 28-29 September 2017 to coincide with the planned National Programmes Antarctic season opening weekend in Christchurch, 30 September-1 October 2017.
The IPHC 2017 Conference theme is Polar heritage and the ships behind it: management and protection.
Getting to and from polar regions has been a constant issue for all polar expeditions, and the ships that made this happen are a key component of polar heritage.
The IPHC 2017 conference will explore the many aspects that arise in the management and protection of these vessels including:
- Historic shipwrecks in polar regions both on land or underwater
- Polar ships that survive as museum displays
- Ownership of polar wrecks and remnants
- Relocation of polar wrecks and remnants
- Use of modern polar ships to access polar heritage sites
- Indigenous use of ship-wreck materials, indigenous input relating to wreck history, and indigenous/non-indigenous interactions related to polar ships and crews
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police ship patrols and their influence on indigenous groups in arctic Canada
- World War II ships, and the history of polar convoys
- Law issues and the protection of underwater heritage
The IPHC 2017 Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of papers that address this theme. Please submit a 300-word abstract and title by 28 February 2017, together with the name(s) of the author and email address to Karen Clarke by email.
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.
ICOMOS is pleased to report on the successful 2016 Annual General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey from 15-22 October. They would like to once again extend their thanks to ICOMOS Turkey for the perfect organization of the event.
2016 Annual General Assembly
The AGA allowed for fruitful discussions between ICOMOS members. Among the many statutory meetings, ICOMOS members had the opportunity to attend an Information and Discussion Session on the Proposed Amendments of the ICOMOS Statutes and to participate in a meeting of the National Committees, the first to be held in a long time. The video recordings of the meetings that took place in Istanbul, including the Scientific Symposium, are available on the ICOMOS YouTube channel.
19th General Assembly in 2017 – New Dates
The 19th General Assembly will take place in Delhi, India (please note the shift in dates) from 11-15 December 2017 (GA and Scientific Symposium) with Pre-Meetings held 8-10 December and Post-Meetings and Events from 16-17 December. Click here for an overall programme of the 19th General Assembly.
The 22nd International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2017) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 8-10 November 2017.
The main topic of this year: Urban Archaeology and Integration – Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies
The aim of this conference is to enhance the collaboration between historians and archaeologists and related disciplines using new technologies and to showcase best practice applications in multidisciplinary research. The conference organizers invite sessions dealing with one of the following topics or a combination thereof:
- Application of effective 3D-methods for the reconstruction of buildings, integrating archaeological excavation data with historical sources including images, thus increasing our understanding of the past
- Additional digital methods for the combined visualisation of archaeological and historical data (e.g. monitoring changes and preservation of archaeological monuments based on historical images)
- Application of new technologies to assess the archaeological record based on historical data (maps, tax returns, inventories, ship wreck lists, etc.) and/or combining historical sources and archaeological data in a geographical information system for recording the history of urban or rural landscapes
- Games, apps, and teaching software integrating archaeological and historical knowledge
- Historical data as a basis for checking or validating digital tools applied in archaeology and vice versa
- Dealing with inscriptions (including cuneiform, hieroglyphs and symbols): digital methods for enhancing readability (e.g. Reflectance Transformation Imaging), pattern recognition of letters or pictograms, comparison of hand writing (same author?)
- Statistical analysis investigating the correlation between historical place names and archaeological evidence
Submissions of Proposals for Sessions, Round Tables and Advanced Archaeological Trainings are due by 30 January 2017. For information on how to submit a proposal, visit the call for sessions webpage.
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
Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.
16. Invitation to nominate significant places to the National Heritage List – Hon Josh Frydenberg MP 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 Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, dated 13 December 2016.
All Australians are invited to nominate places of exceptional natural, Indigenous, or historic significance to the nation for possible inclusion in the National Heritage List.
Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 assessment period and all Australians are welcome to recommend a place that contributes to our national story.
The National Heritage List celebrates and protects places of outstanding heritage value to all Australians. It reflects the story of our development as a nation, our spirit and ingenuity, and our unique, living landscapes.
There are 107 sites in the National Heritage List, from well-known places such as Uluru and the Sydney Opera House to lesser-known but equally important sites such as the Dinosaur Stampede National Monument in Queensland or the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in Victoria.
Listed places are protected under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and approval must be obtained before taking any action to ensure there is no significant impact on the national heritage values of the place.
Nominations for the National Heritage List should set out the qualities or values of the place that make it outstanding to the nation by indicating how it meets one or more of the heritage criteria. It is also important to ensure that the nomination is supported by all owners and occupiers and Indigenous people with rights or interests.
After consideration of all the places nominated and advice from the Australian Heritage Council on them the Government will decide on a final list of places for the Council to assess.
The Australian Heritage Council will invite public comment on the places under assessment and consult extensively with everyone interested in the place, particularly owners and occupiers and Indigenous people with rights or interests.
Everyone is encouraged to get involved in this process and nominate places of outstanding significance to our nation.
The nomination period for the National Heritage List opens today (13 December 2016) and closes on 17 February 2017. For more information visit 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.
The latest issue of Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment published by the University of Pennsylvania Press is now available online and in print. Issue 6.2 Therapeutic Landscapes presents a collection of scholarly articles that examine the manifestations of and motivations behind the built environment as designed for therapeutic purposes: places such as palliative care wards, asylums, college campuses, and quarantines. The authors of this issue together illustrate the many meanings of treatment and how concepts of therapeutic landscapes have changed over time.
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Home and/or Hospital: The Architectures of End-of-Life Care
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national scholarship initiative to support the development of female leaders.
The initiative is providing women with partial grants of up to $8,000 to assist them to participate in a number of Australia’s most highly regarded women’s development programs.
This pool of scholarship funding is not expected to be available again in the foreseeable future. Should you be interested, simply complete the Expression of Interest Form prior to 22 December 2016.
The scholarships are available for women working in a wide range of role seniorities, including junior, middle and senior managers as well as executive level women.
More information on the courses covered by the scholarships and the application process is available on the Scholarships Information Page.
Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail, please contact Alistair Young at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, WLA on (03) 9270 9032 or email Alistair.
20. 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
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
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
For more information, visit the conference website.
To read the latest Federation of Australian Historical Societies newsletter, click here.
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Classification: Environment Officer Class 10
Employment Status: Temporary, Full-Time
Duration: ASAP Up to 15 months
- Play a key role in helping develop outcomes in accordance with State Government Planning Policy
- Use your gift of communication to provide high level advice and maintain a high level of awareness and to engage with a diverse a range of stakeholders
- Support the delivery of program outcomes by contributing and implement work strategies to achieve business plan objectives
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information click here.
Regional Operations Group and Heritage Division: The Regional Operations Group and Heritage Division delivers integrated and customer-focussed services at the regional and local level to strengthen communities and partnerships and protect the natural and cultural heritage of New South Wales.
For more information about this role, and to apply, visit the I work for NSW website.
Closing date for this role is 18 December 2016 [11:59PM].
Classification: Environment Officer Class 10
Employment Status: 1 Ongoing Full-time role and 1 Temporary Full-time role (ASAP up to 18 months)
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information click here.
Heritage provides an integrated approach to conserving Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage by working with the community to list items on the State Heritage Register, declare Aboriginal Places and register state shipwrecks. We assess applications to change listed items, repatriate Aboriginal ancestral remains, administer grants for heritage conservation and provide secretariat services to the Heritage Council and the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee.
Primary purpose of the role: The Senior Heritage Assessment Officer undertakes the assessment of development applications and approval pathways relating to items listed on State Heritage Register & other statutory lists. This role also provides advice on heritage conservation documents that develop outcomes in accordance with State Government Policy. The Senior Heritage Assessment Officer is responsible for endorsement of certain Approvals under the Heritage Act 1977 under delegation from the Heritage Council of NSW.
For more information and to apply, visit the I work for NSW website.
Closing date for this role is 2 January 2017 [11:59PM].
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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