Sacred Caves, Laos
presented by Brian Egloff
The discussion follows more than two decades of investigation and conservation at the Tam Ting Caves, a Lao national heritage monument. The talk is set within the context of the role of UNESCO and ICOMOS in the protection of World Heritage and the illicit trade in cultural property.
Egloff is but one of the many heritage professionals concerned with the conservation of Tam Ting including the Director General Thongsa Sayavongkhamdy, Benita Johnson the head of the conservation program from the University of Canberra, Samelane Luangaphay of the Department of Heritage, Bounarith of the National Art School, and Kristin Kelly co-author.
Brian Egloff is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra and Honorary Associate Professor at The Australian National University. Past roles were Deputy Directory of the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery; Director of the Port Arthur Conservation and Development Project; Associate Professor, University of Canberra; President of ICOMOS ICAHM; and a major input with NSW Indigenous communities regarding their land rights.
Members and the public are welcome. This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS.
Refreshments available appropriate to the talk’s topic! (A $5.00 donation is appreciated)
Date & Time: 5.00-7.00pm, Thursday 16 March 2017 – 5.30pm start for talk
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side)
RSVP: To Marilyn Truscott via email
Download the Canberra Talk_Sacred Caves, Laos flyer.
Robyn Clinch (VIC State Representative) will be conducting a walking tour of some local Port Phillip built heritage interventions that she has been involved in over the past 8 years. This is an opportunity to have a look at what the local policy has done to the heritage fabric and to engage in some lively discussion on the whys and wherefores….we will convene at a local eatery if people want to do that afterwards.
A handout will be provided. If you can make it later let Robyn know and we can work out where to meet you on the way.
Date: Tuesday 14 March
Meet: St Kilda Town Hall steps opposite the library in Carlisle Street
Time: 5:00pm – setting out on the tram and then walking
RSVP: to Robyn Clinch by email
Tuesday 7 March, 5.00-6.00pm
Current and recent works at Kew Palace, London
presented by Lee Prosser, Curator of Buildings for Historic Royal Palaces
Kew Palace (adjacent to the famous Gardens) on the Thames has a complex Tudor history. What remains is the early 18thC ‘Dutch House’, inhabited and improved by several generations of Georges, specially their queens, sisters, and daughters, and several smaller houses and garden features. Under HRP management, it’s been the site of many interesting interpretation projects and continuing conservation and restoration, such as the Royal Kitchens. A current project is the Pagoda, a monument of 1760s Chinoiserie.
Deakin heritage seminars in 2017 take place at the new ‘Deakin Downtown’ address: 727 Collins St, Tower 2, level 12. It’s just over the crest of Batman’s hill, close to the south end of Southern Cross station, on the south side of the street. Entry is not easy. Look for a jumbled veranda of bright yellow pipes above a café. It leads into the foyer of Tower 2. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts. Go to level 12 and Deakin Downtown is on your right.
Enquiries to Linda Young: (03) 9482 7482.
Discounted prices for the WA conference end on Friday 10 March. Register now for day rate of $175 and full registration of $425 for two days and dinner. Pre-conference activities on Wednesday 10 May can now be booked. Choose from over 70 speakers from around Australia and beyond, on a broad range of topics covering collections, history, heritage and more.
See you at the Perth Concert Hall on 11-12 May.
For more information see the WA State Heritage & History conference website or contact Ray at this email address.
AACAI (Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc) NSW are pleased to present the Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner’s Workshop (SHAP) on Friday 19 May as part of National Archaeology Week 2017.
The one day workshop is an opportunity for practitioners, students and those interested in historical archaeology to explore best practice, innovations and technology as well as recent historical archaeology projects in NSW.
While we have received a number of presentation proposals already, we would like to offer everyone the opportunity to submit an abstract for a short presentation (10-15min). A theme in several heritage conferences in Australia this year is ‘interpretation’. In keeping this thread going and to offer some inspiration for papers, we are using the theme ‘Views and interpretations – historical archaeology in NSW.’
The day will include keynote speakers, papers, practical demonstrations and discussions all related to current practice in historical archaeology. Tickets will be released shortly for booking a seat to attend the day hosted at the Big Dig Centre, The Rocks, Sydney.
Please see the SHAP Workshop – Call for Papers for more information.
Deadline for proposals is 5.00pm, 15 March 2017.
This seminar, presented by Museums Australia (MA) VIC, will explore some of the new and emerging approaches to designing and utilising museum stores. Senior collections staff will discuss the joys and pitfalls of designing stores, from working with designers to the practicalities of the furniture in the room. Hear tips about the management and care of collection items in storage, object packing, and archival products. Relocation and open access will also be discussed. Includes an optional tour of the City of Darebin Art and History Collection offsite storage. Speakers include:
- Jenna Blyth, Collections Manager, Shrine of Remembrance
- Angela Henricksen, Archival Survival
- Ella Hinkley, Gallery Manager, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
- Jane Walton, Collection Coordinator, Koorie Heritage Trust
Date: Tuesday 21 March
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Bundoora Homestead
Cost: Members $50, Non-members $70
7. International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2017 – call for applications
The “International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2017, 12th year, Ritsumeikan University” is scheduled to be organized from 28 August to 16 September, 2017.
More information, the Guidelines for Application and Application Form are now available through the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage website.
Application deadline is 5 April 2017.
8. Heritage and Conservation Training Course, Margaret River, WA May 2017 – registration deadline extended
The National Trust of Western Australia invites participants to a six-day Heritage and Conservation Training Course, Ellensbrook, Margaret River, May 2017.
Led by Keith McAllister, Applied Building Conservation Training (Aust) Group, with conservation architects from the National Trust of Western Australia, this five and a half day training course is aimed at introducing and developing the knowledge of traditional crafts.
The course is suitable for a range of community members including heritage professionals and those working, or looking to work, in the construction industry. No previous skills are necessary.
FREE, and includes morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea
Two 6 day programs will be running in 2017:
- Sunday 14 May – Friday 19 May
- Sunday 21 May – Friday 26 May
For more information, visit the National Trust WA website.
Registration essential NOW by 10 March.
The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture, and the Battle to Save It
Free Screening: Thursday, 16 March, 6.30pm
Forum Theatre, Arts West (Building 148), University of Melbourne, Parkville
A joint presentation of the Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) and the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts. Join director Tim Slade for a free and exclusive screening of this major documentary, followed by a Q&A session featuring a panel of experts.
Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over – it’s been steadily increasing.
Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story – looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.
Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.
The January 2017 issue of the Engineering Heritage Australia Quarterly Magazine can be accessed by clicking on the link below (the link provided in last week’s e-newsletter may not have been accessible on the day the newsletter was published).
This issue has stories about the Murtoa Stick Shed in Victoria’s Wimmera and its restoration, the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf in Sydney and more.
The Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University (ANU) will be starting their Seminar Series from 10 March 2017. Download the Seminar Series Summary Semester 1 2017 for more information.
Wednesday 15 March, 6pm for 7pm – 8.30pm
Illustrated talk by Stuart Read – Capability Brown and other English Delights
Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill.
Cost: Members $20 Guests $30 includes light refreshments. Bookings essential.
For information on how to book, click here.
13. “Heritage and Democracy” ICOMOS Scientific Symposium, 12-15 December 2017 – call for papers and proposals
On behalf of ICOMOS India and the Scientific Committee for the Symposium, ICOMOS has the pleasure of forwarding you the call for papers and proposals for the Scientific Symposium which will take place in Delhi, India, on the occasion of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 11 to 15 December 2017 (the exact dates of the Scientific Symposium are from 12 to 15 December 2017).
The theme of the Scientific Symposium is “Heritage and Democracy” with the following subthemes:
- ST01: Integrating Heritage and Sustainable Urban Development by engaging diverse Communities for Heritage Management
- ST02: The Role of Cultural Heritage in Building Peace & Reconciliation
- ST03: Protecting and Interpreting Cultural Heritage in the Age of Digital Empowerment
- ST04: Culture-Nature Journey, Exploring the Complexities of Human Relationships with Natural and Cultural Places
The call for papers for subthemes ST01, ST02 and ST03 is available on the official GA website.
In addition to the call for papers, a call for proposals is launched for subtheme ST04 of the Scientific Symposium, the Culture-Nature Journey. ICOMOS and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), with a growing group of our members and partners, will build on the success of the Nature-Culture Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i in September 2016 and invite the submission of proposals of sessions in various formats (knowledge cafés, workshops, kiosks, etc.) to address the interconnected character of cultural and natural heritage.
The call for proposals is also available on the official GA website.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2017
Deadline for proposals for the Culture-Nature Journey: 30 April 2017
Registration for the 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium will open around 6 March 2017 on the official GA website.
The Department of the Environment and Energy is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Community Heritage and Icons Grants 2016-17 Program.
Information about the Program, including the Guidelines and Application Form, is available at the Department of the Environment and Energy.
Applications close at 2pm, Thursday 23 March 2017.
The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage is pleased to advise the opening of applications for two of the Heritage Near Me grant streams, which will see nearly $5 million available in the next financial year for local heritage projects.
The Local Heritage Strategic Projects program grants are being offered for the first time, while the Heritage Activation Grant Program has opened round 2.
The new Local Heritage Strategic Projects program will provide $2 million in funding each year over three years, to provide new opportunities for local communities to collaborate on projects that conserve and rejuvenate their local heritage places. They will drive reform in how we protect, share and celebrate our heritage spaces with initiatives that focus on management and activation in communities.
The Local Heritage Strategic Projects program encourages local communities to identify their own priorities under four broad categories covering conservation and restoration, raising community awareness, innovation in heritage management, and broaden understanding of heritage values. Successful applicants of Local Heritage Strategic Projects will also be provided with specialist support and advice from initial project planning, through to delivery and evaluation from the Heritage Near Me Roadshow team.
The second round of funding through the Heritage Activation Grants stream is now open with a further $2.67 million available. These grants are designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage by supporting projects such as physical works for better public access, new and innovative public programming, and the development of strategy and business plans.
Owners or managers of heritage items that are listed on their council’s Local Environmental Plan and regularly open to the public are invited to apply for funding through the Heritage Activation Grants program.
Applications under the Local Heritage Strategic Projects are open year round subject to available funding. Applications under the Heritage Activation program are open from now until Monday 21 April.
We encourage all eligible individuals or groups to apply and please contact the Heritage Near Me team with any questions.
For more information and to apply, visit the Heritage Near Me Incentives program page.
The Ballarat Heritage Awards were first launched in 2010. They are held by the City of Ballarat in partnership with the local Ballarat Branch of the National Trust of Australia (Vic). They provide an opportunity to say thank you to the many dedicated owners, businesses, groups and individuals who work tirelessly to conserve Ballarat’s significant tangible and intangible heritage.
The 2017 Ballarat Heritage Awards are NOW OPEN for nominations and entries close at 5pm on Tuesday 14 March 2017.
This year’s awards program recognises a wide range of domestic and commercial projects, from both government and non-government sectors and are presented in the following categories:
- Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place
- New Work/Development within a Heritage Area
- Conservation of a Heritage Place, Historic Collection or tradition
- Special Heritage Skills
- Heritage Innovation
Find out how to nominate for the 2017 Ballarat Heritage Awards, download the nomination form, view the criteria and past winners at the City of Ballarat website.
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Click on the link below to read the latest newsletter from The Center for Conservation and Preservation of Islamic Architectural Heritage.
Emily Paget is a History Honours student, currently living in Sydney, seeking part-time work or an internship with a heritage consulting organisation. Her primary interests within the field are research and interpretation (of any theme or period), but she is interested in gaining experience in a broad range of heritage services. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science, all from the University of Sydney, and she is about to begin her Honours year. Additionally, she has experience in proofreading and office administration.
If you are interested in exploring whether or not you can offer Emily the kind of experience she seeks, please email Emily directly.
New Year and time for a change? Trethowan Architecture is seeking an experienced Heritage Consultant for immediate start. Large variety of work and projects. Fun office environment in Richmond. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email CV to Mark or give him a call on (03) 9421 5448 for further information.
NBRSARCHITECTURE are currently seeking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant to join the NBRS Heritage Studio on a full-time basis. The Heritage Studio sits within the wider NBRSARCHITECTURE firm of Architectural, Landscape and Interior Design Studios.
NBRS Heritage have over forty years’ experience in cultural heritage management, including heritage assessment, adaptive re-use, preparation of conservation management plans, heritage impact statements, interpretation strategies, archival recordings and conservation schedules of work.
Applying candidates should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of heritage principles and the relevant statutory frameworks at a State and Local level. Experience working in the heritage sector in New South Wales would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate would meet the following selection criteria:
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrate an ability to investigate, assess and provide recommendations on a range of complex heritage issues
- Demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as contribute collaboratively in larger multi-disciplinary teams
- Demonstrate experience managing projects, clients and other stakeholder relationships and expectations
- Demonstrate experience managing their own work schedules to meet agreed project timeframes
- Have architectural qualifications
- Demonstrate practical experience in heritage management of the built environment and cultural landscapes
Membership of Australia ICOMOS is desirable.
Salary will be negotiable and will be based on your skill level and experience.
The full-time position is for our Sydney office.
Please send your application via email with ‘Senior Heritage Consultant job application’ as the email subject.
In 2017 the South Australian Heritage Council will consider outstanding nominations for the Adelaide Park Lands for State heritage-listing, including Brougham, Palmer and Roberts Gardens and Hurtle, Hindmarsh, Light, Whitmore, Wellington and Victoria Squares.
The State Heritage Unit, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), which provides policy advice and heritage assessments to the Council, now invites Contractors with appropriate heritage skills, knowledge and expertise to submit a quote to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the Adelaide Park Lands and City Squares for heritage significance under Section 16(1) of the Heritage Places Act 1993 and to provide the Report. The Project Brief for this assessment can be obtained via this link (opens PDF).
Quotes must be received by DEWNR by 4.00pm on Friday 17 March 2017, via email to DEWNR or in hard copy to State Heritage Unit, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, SA, 5001. The quote will remain valid for a period of 60 days.
For further information contact Hamish Angas, Senior Heritage Officer by email or telephone (08) 8124 4956 or Beverley Voigt, Manager, Heritage and Major Reform by email or telephone (08) 8124 4760.
26. SITUATION VACANT Manager, Environmental Policy and Planning, QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Manager, Environmental Policy and Planning: Brisbane City (Queensland Heritage Council Secretariat and Queensland Heritage Register Team)
You will lead and manage the Queensland Heritage Council Secretariat and Queensland Heritage Register Team, support the Queensland Heritage Council business, manage and oversee policy and legislative projects, manage and implement strategic organisational initiatives to ensure quality outcomes for Queensland heritage issues, participate in the EPP Manager’s Network, build partnerships and cooperative projects with other agencies, peak groups and community organisations such as Department of Education, Training and Employment, State Library of Queensland, National Trust of Australia (Queensland) and universities.
Further information is available at this link or call Fiona Gardiner on (07) 3330 5873
Applications close 9 March.
27. SITUATION VACANT Qualified, experienced roofers with heritage conservation skills, James Henry Roofing, Adelaide
James Henry Roofing is a well-established roofing company specializing in Heritage Conservation.
Working alongside Adelaide`s leading heritage architects and builders we carry out conservation work on many of South Australia’s most significate buildings.
We are seeking qualified and experienced roofers who are passionate about their work and have a very high standard of workmanship.
The following skills would be highly regarded.
- Traditional roof plumbing including soldering
- Slate and tile roofing
- Copper and Zinc standing seam and batten seam roofing
- Leadwork and lead burning
Please forward your expression of interest / resume to James Henry by email.
Temporary Full-time, until March 2018 with possible extension
Workplace Location – Brisbane Inner City
Yearly salary – $77,054 – $84,150
Transport and Main Roads are seeking a high performing Cultural Heritage Officer to contribute to our strategic purpose to plan, manage and oversee the delivery of a safe efficient and integrated transport system that supports sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes in Queensland.
Transport and Main Roads plans, manages and delivers Queensland’s integrated transport network to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea. You will be working for an organisation that provides:
- Professional development opportunities
- A friendly and supportive workplace
- Attractive employee benefits
This role involves providing specialist cultural heritage advice and support (both Indigenous and historical) on Departmental policy/procedures, legislative requirements and best practice relating to cultural heritage management as part of the delivery of transport infrastructure projects for the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
This role also requires you to form strategic alliances with internal and external clients including Traditional Owners and/or their agents, concerned with the management of cultural heritage relevant to the department’s interests.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Heritage Management, Heritage Conservation, Archaeology, Anthropology or related discipline, and would hold a current Class C driver’s licence.
In addition to specialist knowledge, skills and experience, the ideal candidate will have experience undertaking heritage research and archaeological surveys. They will also be experienced in GIS spatial analysis and a member of professional heritage bodies.
For more information including a full position description, click here.
Applications for this role close on 10 March 2017.
29. SITUATIONS VACANT Senior and Junior Historic Heritage Positions, AMBS Ecology & Heritage, Sydney
AMBS Ecology & Heritage was established in January 2016. We have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standards that have made us the consultancy of choice for our many clients.
The scope of our historic heritage project work includes, but is not limited to, heritage impact and significance assessment, management and interpretation plans, inspections and analysis of built and industrial heritage items and sites and archaeological fieldwork. AMBS now has an opportunity for historic heritage consultants with experience in one or more of these fields at the Senior and Junior levels.
- an honours degree in a heritage related discipline, or equivalent; Archaeology, Architecture, or History
- good research skills
- demonstrated report and computer skills
- an interest in a variety of project types
- a WorkCover General Induction Card (‘white card’), or willingness to obtain one
- a drivers’ licence
- a good understanding of Burra Charter principles
The Senior Historic Heritage Consultant will have not less than 3-5 years’ experience in historic heritage consultancy. Although not essential, a Masters’ degree in Heritage Conservation would be an asset.
The Junior Historic Heritage Consultant would have up to 3 years’ experience in historic heritage consultancy; however, consideration will be given to applicants with less experience but are enthusiastic and fit in with our team.
Salaries would be commensurate with experience and skills. The positions are challenging and stimulating and a key feature of our employment policy is mentoring of staff.
Please email Jennie Lindbergh for more information, or to submit an Expression of Interest and CV by Friday 10 March.
30. SITUATION VACANT Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University (ANU)
ANU’s CASS (College of Arts and Social Sciences) is looking for an outstanding and highly motivated interdisciplinary scholar who is looking to explore new and cutting-edge research directions in critical heritage studies. The successful applicant’s expertise would be in the broadly defined field of Heritage Studies. While the applicant should be able to teach in the area of heritage management and practice, they will also be able to develop course offerings that might engage with conceptual issues such as memory, commemoration, intangible heritage, oral/public history etc. that aim to place heritage practices in a critical and analytical context.
Applicants might have a disciplinary background in Archaeology, History, Memory Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Planning or other cognate area, but should have an established record or a willingness to engage in an interdisciplinary context. Preference may be given to a person with research interests that bridge theoretical and applied heritage fields of expertise and who can demonstrate an interest in the development of Heritage Studies as an academic area of critical enquiry. An established publication record or the potential to develop a strong research profile is necessary for appointment at Level B, for appointment at Level C, the applicant should have course development and coordination experience and a recognised and established research agenda and an active record of publication.
The key responsibility of the position would be to teach into the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies and participate in designing and delivering a broad Museum and Heritage Studies curriculum (including heritage management and practice, heritage theory, research methods). The position may also be expected to teach at undergraduate level. The ability to teach online or distance programs would be advantageous. The position will also contribute to the development of the research profile of the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies.
For more information and to apply, visit the Australian National University website.
Applications close 5 March 2017.
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