1. Nominations sought for positions on the Heritage Council of WA and its Register and Development Committees
Western Australians who are interested in shaping the future direction of our State’s heritage are invited to nominate for the Heritage Council and its Register and Development Committees.
Heritage Council of Western Australia Chair Anne Arnold said the Council played an important role in the identification, conservation and sensitive development of Western Australia’s cultural heritage.
“We are seeking motivated people who have demonstrated knowledge of or experience in heritage matters, particularly professionals working in the industry or those who have experience serving on boards and committees in related areas,” Mrs Arnold said. “Applicants should be prepared to make a substantial commitment in terms of time and expertise.”
There is one position available on the Heritage Council and four on each of the Register and Development Committees.
More information is available from the WA State Heritage Office website.
Nominations close on 17 May 2017.
2. 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference, Mildura, 9-13 October 2017 – abstract deadline
Putting Water to Work – Steam Power, River Navigation and Water Supply
9-13 October 2017
Abstracts for the 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference are due by midnight AEST, 21 April 2017.
The theme of the conference is Putting Water to Work: from the steam power that opened Australia’s inland waterways to navigation in the 19th century to the nation-building irrigation and water supply schemes that capitalised on Australia’s most precious resource.
Papers on this theme, on any subject will be welcome.
Papers on subjects beyond Australia, and particularly papers which relate to the theme will be welcomed.
Papers on any engineering heritage subjects outside the main theme will be accepted with particular interest in papers relating to:
- Conservation and management of heritage sites and fabric
- Papers relating to the engineering achievements of prominent Australian engineers
For more information, visit the conference website.
Roderick Simpson, Environment Commissioner with the Greater Sydney Commission, will present a talk on “learning from the first and second cities to conceive the third: an urban design perspective”.
Date & time: Thursday 18 May 2017, 5.30 for 6pm
Venue: URBIS, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street Sydney
Cost: $20 AICOMOS members $25 non-members $15 full time students
RSVP: to Mary Knaggs by email by 15 May 2017
More information to follow in future e-newsletters.
Australia ICOMOS launched its student mentoring program in Victoria in 2012 following an earlier trial in the ACT, and it now runs in New South Wales and Victoria. The program supports members to share their knowledge and networks with students looking toward careers in heritage.
As the program has now run with enthusiastic responses from both mentors and mentees, we are very pleased to be offering it in New South Wales for 2017.
When naming their favourite aspect of the program, the majority of previous mentors named the personal contact (we both learned from each other; refreshing to talk to the younger generation; good to know there is actually a pool of interested people; like the opportunity to help a new person into the profession), and almost all felt that they were able to make a valuable contribution to the knowledge and career prospects of their mentee. All respondents enjoyed it so much; they said they would be happy to do it again.
Students in heritage-related post-graduate programs at University of Sydney, and possibly the doctoral students working in heritage at Western Sydney University will be invited to apply for the program.
We usually have many more students than mentors apply – this restricts the size of the program, so we are hoping that all ICOMOS members based in New South Wales will consider participating this year.
What is required?
While the mentoring arrangements will vary, we ask that mentors meet with their mentees at least 3 times during the program between May and October. These meetings allow discussion about issues involved in heritage practice, and the student’s study and work interests.
There will be a social event held in early May to introduce mentoring pairs. If you wish to be a mentor or a mentee, it is not essential to attend, although this is an easy way to meet and set up the first meeting, as well as networking with other students and colleagues.
There will be a brief evaluation questionnaire distributed at the end of the year that we ask all participants to complete and return.
How do I get involved as a MENTOR?
If you would like to contribute to this valuable (and enjoyable) effort this year, and be an ICOMOS MENTOR, please email an expression of interest to Georgia Meros at the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email by 24 April 2017.
Please provide your contact details (email and a work or mobile number) and a brief outline of your field of professional experience and current practice. This will assist the Mentoring Team in matching mentors and mentees.
Mentors must be Full ICOMOS members, and can have professional experience in any sector of cultural heritage practice. We will try to ‘match’ by interest as many students and mentors as possible.
Who will get involved as a MENTEE?
Students in participating university courses will be advised of the application process by the focal point at their university.
All applications will be asked to be received by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by 24 April 2017. We will try to ‘match’ by interest as many mentoring pairs as possible.
When do we start?
We will be matching students and mentors next month, and will launch this year’s program with an event in early May. More information about the launch will be sent to participants in the program.
We hope that all members based in New South Wales will welcome this opportunity to participate in the efforts of Australia ICOMOS and its partners to support young professionals across a range of cultural heritage disciplines.
2017 Australia ICOMOS NSW Mentoring Team
Kerime Danis (NSW Mentoring Program Coordinator)
Cameron Logan (The University of Sydney / Master of Heritage Conservation Program)
Steve Brown (The University of Sydney / Master of Museum and Heritage Studies Program)
Denis Byrne (Western Sydney University – TBC)
5. “Heritage and Democracy” ICOMOS Scientific Symposium, 12-15 December 2017 – call for papers and proposals deadline extended
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.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2017
Deadline for proposals for the Culture-Nature Journey: 30 April 2017
6. Heritage Special Interest section at EIANZ conference, 29 October – 1 November, New Zealand – call for papers
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) are holding their annual conference in Wellington, New Zealand on 29 October – 1 November 2017.
Earlier this year, a Heritage Special Interest section (SIS) was established within EIANZ to promote:
- Develop and promote knowledge about this specialized area of environmental practice
- Advance the professional standing and recognition of heritage practitioners through the Certified Environmental Practitioner (CenvP) accreditation scheme
Details of the Heritage SIS can be found here.
In the interests of growing the Heritage SIS within EIANZ and presenting cultural heritage matters to a wider range of professional environmental audiences, the management committee of the SIS would like to encourage all cultural heritage practitioners to submit an abstract responding to the conference themes from a cultural heritage conservation and/or management perspective.
The call for papers closes on Friday 26 May 2017.
Engineers Australia’s Engineering Heritage awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals towards increasing the awareness and conservation of Australia’s engineering heritage.
Colin Crisp Award
The Colin Crisp Award recognises excellence in projects in the conservation and recording of items of heritage significance. This award perpetuates the memory of Colin Crisp, a structural engineer who was well known for his work in the conservation of heritage structures.
The John Monash Medal
The John Monash medal recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals towards increasing the awareness and conservation of Australia’s engineering heritage. The medal perpetuates the memory of Sir John Monash who is recognised as Australia’s greatest military commander, and who was an engineer of exceptional and diversified talents.
Nominations close on 2 May 2017.
For more information and to make a nomination, click here.
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 organising committee invites proposals for paper presentations, round tables, poster-presentation/award, app-presentation/award and science slam.
- Deadline Call: 30 May 2017
- Notification speakers/presenters: 30 June 2017
For more information, visit the conference website.
The issues paper highlights key themes and issues for developing revised Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines that define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The themes and issues identified in this paper are based on the analysis of submissions that fell within the terms of reference for the review.
For more information and to download the issues paper, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships website.
Scorched Earth – Australia’s secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
By Sue Rosen
Australia ICOMOS member Sue Rosen’s new book Scorched Earth is now available for pre-order on the following bookseller sites and will be available in book stores from 24 May:
Download the Scorched Earth information sheet.
11. ISS Institute 2017 Fellowships – applications open for The George Alexander Foundation Fellowships
The International Specialised Skills (ISS) Institute has received investment from The George Alexander Foundation to offer five Fellowships for Australians aged between 18-35 years in the amount of $10,000 (less GST) each.
Fellowship applications in the areas of environment and sustainability, alternative energy, conservation and/or education are welcomed. The Fellowship provides the successful applicant an opportunity to travel overseas and conduct applied research into a topic that will benefit their career and the sector they care about. It’s a chance to develop skills and drive leading practice and innovation that will advance Australia.
Click here for more information and to apply or call (03) 9347 4583.
Applications for Fellowships close at 4:00pm on Friday 28 April, 2017.
The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT Inc, in association with The Art Deco & Modernism Society of NSW & ACT Inc, invite you to “Corporate Pride”.
From the beginning Sydney was the commercial hub of New South Wales, headquarters to banking, commerce and the insurance industry. Purpose designed buildings emerged where public transactions took place. expressing an image of how each business wished to be perceived and bolstering the architectural pretensions of the city. This paper examines how and when this architectural typology emerged how it evolved from times of boom and bust into the second half of the twentieth century, and the contribution it made to the appearance and self-esteem of the City of Sydney.
Date: Friday 28 April
Time: 7:15 pm Sharp (followed by a light supper approximately at 8:15/30 pm)
Venue: Auditorium at the rear of “Tusculum”, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
Cost: C20th / Art Deco & Modernism / AIA Members: $20 pp; Non Members: $25 pp; Senior/Student/Disability & Disadvantaged concessions $15 pp (Please provide details).
For more information see the ‘Corporate Pride’ flyer.
Built Heritage Tourism Forum
25-26 August 2017
The Built Heritage Tourism Forum is in response to the Legislative Council’s Inquiry which identified a need for the heritage tourism sector of Tasmania to work together to optimise outcomes for the sector and the Tasmanian economy in general.
For more information, see the Built Heritage Tourism Forum, Tasmania August 2017 leaflet.
The Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) is pleased to announce its first scholarship round and thanks donors and supporters for enabling this to occur. PALRC is also supported through partnership funding from the Australian Government’s Director of National Parks.
PALRC will receive applications in this Round 1 for students commencing courses in mid-2017. Courses are offered at four participating Australian universities along with two short courses concerning adaptive management of protected areas using the Open Standards for Conservation, being offered at the Blue Mountains and Wet Tropics world heritage areas. The courses that are covered by the scholarships can be found at this link.
The purposes of PALRC scholarships are to:
- Provide financial support to enable successful applicants to gain advanced professional training and/or qualifications in protected areas management from a leading Australian University or other approved PALRC course provider in the Asia, Pacific or Oceania Regions.
- Support professional development, exchange of knowledge and experience, peer networking and collaboration to further the scholarship recipient’s career path in protected areas management.
- Capable, high-achieving students and/or emerging leaders in the Asia, Pacific or Oceania Regions who have a career ambition to advance the protection, sound governance and effective management of protected areas in their country/region, and especially those who would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend such a course.
- Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are particularly encouraged.
- As far as possible PALRC will seek to offer scholarships over time to a spread of recipients across the regions and with equality of opportunity for all.
- PALRC reserves the right not to award a scholarship and is not obliged to engage with applicants following the awards process.
For more information about these scholarships, visit the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration website.
Applications must be submitted by Friday 28 April 2017.
Call for Proposals
Hearts and Minds – revaluing the past
6 – 8 October 2017
The History Trust of South Australia is inviting proposals for sessions at the State History Conference to be held 6-8 October 2017, with the main conference venue being Immanuel College, Novar Gardens.
We invite proposals for sessions, papers, workshops, tours and quick-fire presentations relating aspects of history and historical practice, including, but not limited to the themes noted below.
Closing date for proposals is Sunday 30 April.
For more information on conference themes and how to submit a proposal, click here.
Museums Australia (Victoria) is very pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards are now open.
The Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations whose commitment and passion contribute to the excellence of the Victorian museum and gallery sector.
The nomination process is simple, free, and open to both members and non-members, so why not nominate?
For more information about the nomination categories and to download the guidelines and forms, click here.
Nominations close Friday 19 May.
Tickets are now on sale for the Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner’s (SHAP) Workshop on 19 May 2017. Tickets will be on sale until 15 May 2017 unless sold out earlier.
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. The day will include keynote speakers, papers, practical demonstrations and discussions all related to current practice in historical archaeology. This year’s theme is theme ‘views and interpretations – historical archaeology in NSW’ – see the SHAP 19 May 2017 workshop – Draft Program.
Click here to book your seat.
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) Australasia is offering two workshops at Longford in May on Tuesday 9th and Saturday 13th – see the Analysing Fixing Finishing Workshop_13 May 2017_info & program and the Lime & Mortars Workshop_9 May 2017_info & program for more details.
The week-long program in which these workshops sit is now fully subscribed.
How to register for the one-day workshops
To register, contact the APT Convenor by email. Registration fee is $200 or $150 for APT Members and includes morning tea and lunch.
TITLE: A history of cycling communities and the ‘Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club’ in Sydney, 1870s-2017
SYNOPSIS: Australian cycling historian Dr Marc Rerceretnam will speak about his recent academic publications examining the important role cycling clubs like the DHBC played in the Australian social landscape from the 1870s to present day.
As a case study the research will look at the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club which has been part of the social fabric of the Inner West since 1908. It not only played a pivotal role in nurturing local sportspersons but acted as an active social network for all youngsters. For a century, the club cultivated a sense of community for many in the area and helped foster a creative and healthy outlet for many youngsters at a time when the Inner West was chock-a-block full of young boys and girls keen for fraternal guidance and healthy outdoor activity.
Date & time: 6.30pm, Tuesday 2 May 2017
Venue: Inner West Council’s Dulwich Hill Library
Register to attend free of charge
For more information on this event, click here.
The scheme, administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum, offers funding to help organisations preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for each project.
Grant categories include collection management, conservation and presentation and education and public programs. The scheme also offers up to $3,000 to support internships to help staff develop museological skills to care for maritime collections.
The scheme has provided more than $1.5 million to support over 380 projects across Australia since it started in 1995.
Applications close 30 April 2017.
For more information and to apply visit the Australian National Maritime Museum website.
To read the latest news about the Heritage Near Me program, click here.
To read the latest news from the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, click here.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
24. “Garden Heritage: Restoration – Care – Presentation” conference, Czech Republic, 21-24 September 2017 – call for papers
The ICOMOS IFLA ISCCL (International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes), in collaboration with the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute, is organising a conference titled ‘Garden Heritage: Restoration – Care – Presentation’ to be held in the Czech Republic on 21-24 September 2017.
A call for papers has been issued. The call for abstracts is open until 15 May 2017. Proposals from ISC members will be greatly welcomed by the conference organisers.
For more information, click on the links below.
- ICOMOS_IFLA_Garden Heritage conference leaflet
- ICOMOS_IFLA_Garden Heritage conference – call for papers
- ICOMOS_IFLA_Garden Heritage conference – Application form
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 7 June 2017.
Strategic Heritage Officer
- Salary from $85,115 to $95,971.82 pa + super
- Potential to earn additional allowance of up to $4,531 pa
- Modern harbourside offices with beach and garden surrounds!
Woollahra has a rich and diverse history and natural setting that is represented in Victorian, Federation and inter-war buildings, precincts, settings and streetscapes. Council is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join its heritage team in caring for this environmental heritage which has local, regional and, in many instances, a nationally recognised level of heritage significance.
Your role includes the preparation of heritage conservation policy and information, provision of advice to Councillors and staff, and promotion of heritage conservation in the community. You will also respond to customer enquiries and assist in explaining policies to customers.
This is a full time, Monday to Friday position. However, we will also consider a part time candidate three to four consecutive days a week.
We offer a nine day fortnight and full maintained private use motor vehicle under Council’s leaseback scheme to full time staff.
- A tertiary qualification in architecture, town planning or an associated discipline with particular emphasis on the built environment
- Demonstrated current experience in the preparation, review and implementation of NSW heritage-related legislation, policies and strategies used in local environmental plans and development control plans
- Demonstrated current experience in heritage impact assessment, assessing heritage significance and preparing heritage inventory sheets for local and state heritage items
- A thorough current working knowledge of NSW heritage legislation and NSW Heritage Branch guidelines
- Time management skills, with a particular ability to balance priorities
- Project management skills
- Demonstrated research and problem solving skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skills in public presentation
- The ability to provide creative input to the operation of a team of multi-skilled professionals
- Well-developed skills in the use of PC software including Word and Excel
- Demonstrated commitment to the provision of quality customer service
- A Class C driver’s licence
- A tertiary qualification in heritage conservation
- Demonstrated experience in the preparation and review of planning policy used in local environmental plans and development control plans
- A working knowledge of NSW planning and environment legislation
- Experience with appeals in the Land and Environment Court
How to apply
- View the full Position Description & apply on line by clicking here
- You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria
- If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire
- You will be able to upload 2 documents only.
- For information on applying for Council jobs, please visit this link
- For further information about the role, please contact Chris Bluett, Manager Strategic Planning on (02) 9391 7083 during business hours
- Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360
CLOSING DATE: Friday 5 May 2017
Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.
- Respect for people
- Integrity and excellent performance
- Professional, quality service
- Open, accountable communication
27. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect (Principal or Associate role), Catalyst Architects, Adelaide Base / National Projects
Catalyst Architects are seeking an experienced Heritage Architect to join our team in either a Principal or an Associate role, reflecting your experience and capability. A less experienced candidate may also be considered, with a strong mentoring commitment being offered.
Catalyst Architects is an Adelaide-based heritage architecture practice working throughout Australia on the conservation and adaptation of historic places. We work primarily with Commonwealth and state government agencies, as well as development companies.
We are typically delivering a diverse mix of heritage services at some of Australia’s most culturally significant places. Our national client base and portfolio is truly unique and demands nothing less than excellence.
With long-term ongoing service contracts, we need to expand our team to meet our client needs. We are seeking a Senior Heritage Architect who will positively support our company values. As a leader of our company you will be delivering strategic heritage advice, conservation works documentation, site and building condition audits, heritage management plans, statements of heritage impact, archival recordings, interpretation strategies and bespoke new building design, documentation and contract administration.
A degree in Architecture is essential with Architect Registration and ICOMOS membership preferred.
Your skills and expertise will be valued and your salary package will reflect this. Company equity options will be available with proven performance. Contemporary Adelaide city office base.
For a full position description please contact Catalyst Architects by email.
Applications close on Friday 21 April 2017 at 4.00pm.
The Arts, Culture & Heritage Department of the Yarra Ranges Council is currently looking for a Community Heritage Officer to join their team to support local heritage preservation, participation and expression in Yarra Ranges. The position is Melbourne-based.
The Heritage Officer operates across Yarra Ranges supporting the delivery of dynamic and innovative models of cultural heritage expression and participation to enhance the cultural vitality of diverse local communities.
- Salary from $40.78 per hour (Band 6), plus superannuation
- Temporary Part Time (Parental Leave Replacement up to March 2018)
- 45.60 hours per fortnight
Working closely with other Cultural Development team members you will develop community heritage initiatives and projects, partner with history and heritage groups, and provide specialist advice and expertise.
For more information and to apply for this role, click here.
Closing date for applications: 1 May 2017.
The Getty Conservation Institute’s (GCI) Buildings and Sites department is seeking a Principal Project Specialist, whose role will be to develop and manage work within some new project areas the Getty is exploring.
The Buildings and Sites department is composed of a diverse and talented group of roughly twenty-five multidisciplinary conservation practitioners including architects, archaeologists, conservators, historians and planners. The department works internationally to advance conservation practice through research, field projects, dissemination and training and capacity building. We work in partnership with other conservation institutions, NGOs, governments and academia to achieve our aims.
A long-time area of expertise of the GCI is in archaeological site conservation and management. This position will serve to support the Head of the Department to manage this portfolio of work. The position therefore will suit a candidate with superior knowledge, skills and experience in this field. The Principal Project Specialist will identify and develop new projects, manage projects, staff and consultant teams and provide vision and leadership to the institution.
We are looking for a recognized leader in the field of archaeological site conservation who has a proven ability to manage complex programs, staff and budgets. The successful candidate should be an interdisciplinary thinker who can work with the Head of the Buildings and Sites department and GCI staff.
This position offers an exciting opportunity for a mid-senior career professional to work with an extraordinary team and to collaborate with many fine colleagues across the various programs of the Getty and with our partner institutions around the world.
For more information about this opportunity, see the GCI – Principal Project Specialist position description.
Deadline for applications is 5 May 2017.
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