Australia ICOMOS, in conjunction with National Skills Week, SkillsOne Television, the National Trust of South Australia and the International Specialised Skills Institute, is holding a digital photographic ‘Heroes of Traditional Trades’ competition to record individuals involved with traditional trades, crafts or other practices.
At a time when there is concern about the gradual loss of skills, celebrating those dedicated to traditional trades and crafts associated with the conservation of heritage places in Australia has never been more important. The competition is part of National Skills Week 2017 (28 August – 3 September 2017) in order to reach the desired audience and provide encouragement to skilled tradespeople; apprentices learning a traditional trade and those providing technical training courses in traditional trades.
Entries must be received by email to SkillsOne by 4pm, Tuesday 8 August 2017. The shortlisted images, subjects and photographers will be announced on 16 August 2017, and winners will be announced at a National Skills Week function.
For more detailed information about the competition, read the Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017 media release.
The Heritage Council of Victoria is very excited to be holding its annual Heritage Address as part of Open House Melbourne’s 10 year celebrations this year.
Dr Gerard Vaughan, director of the National Gallery of Australia and formerly of the NGV will present this year’s address on 19 July at 6.15pm at Deakin Edge, Federation Square.
His talk will be a thought-provoking look at the role heritage plays in our cities and lives.
The Heritage Council of Victoria recognises, protects and celebrates Victoria’s cultural heritage. As part of its outreach program, the Council holds the Heritage Address each year.
Since its inception in 2009, prominent individuals have given their personal and professional reflections on heritage. Tickets to Gerard’s talk are available at this link.
3. [NEW ITEM] Longford Academy’s Spring Masterclasses and workshop, Tasmania, 28 August – 2 September 2017
APT is pleased to offer three masterclasses and a one-day workshop to be delivered at Longford in the week of 28 August – 2 September 2017. For more information, click on the links below.
- APT_LA Spring 2017 Masterclass_General Notice
- APT_LA Spring 2017 Masterclass_Carpentry and Joinery
- APT_LA Spring 2017 Masterclass_Lime Mortar Repair
- APT_LA Spring 2017 Masterclass_Painting
Early bird registration for the 2017 Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) conference ‘Claimed By the Sea’ to be held at Flinders University, Adelaide on 22-23 September 2017 is now open!
Visit the conference website for more information
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Kaja Antlej, Ben Horan (Deakin University) and Georgia Melville (National Wool Museum), on “Merging Tactile Experiences with Virtual Reality in Museums: Bringing Little Leaellynasaura from the Otways to Life”.
For centuries, museums have been using tactile copies to better engage visitors with their collections. Digital technologies provide a whole new perspective for storytelling in museums, but often lack a tactile experience that enables closer connection with objects. Deakin University is working together with palaeontologist Professor Pat Vickers-Rich and the National Wool Museum to investigate merging physical exhibits with virtual environments. As a case study, a wallaby-size dinosaur from Otway, Leaellynasaura, is used to explore engaging ways of interpreting heritage in museums through virtual reality, augmented realty and 3D printing.
Kaja is a designer and academic interested in human-centred design, digital technologies and heritage interpretation. She has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design and a Doctoral Degree in Heritage Studies. She has extensive expertise in the 3D printing industry from working for an SME. Through an eight-month EU-funded voluntary project in Morocco, Kaja gained experience in cross-cultural communications. In 2014, she participated a four-month entrepreneurship training (ESF) at the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region. She was an NMC Horizon Report 2015 and 2016 Museum Edition Expert Panel Member. As one of the eCult Ambassadors, she was a facilitator between the technology and heritage sectors, involved in the eCultValue project (EC FP7). In 2015, Kaja completed her Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra. Recently, she has been invited to one of the working groups of ViMM – Virtual Multimodal Museums (Horizon 2020).
Ben led the design and development of the CAVE and Virtual Reality Facility within the Centre for Advanced Design and Engineering Training (CADET) at Deakin University. Ben is leading the CADET VR Lab and the Head of Discipline for Mechatronics within the School of Engineering at Deakin University. Ben has been awarded an Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science – Australia Korea Foundation Early Career Fellowship and Australia Research Council (ARC) research grant, and has been a visiting researcher at Seoul National University – South Korea, Korea Institute of Science and Technology – South Korea, University of Canterbury – New Zealand, and the University of Texas – USA. Ben’s research focus is on new methods for advanced human computer interaction (HCI) in particular those involving Virtual Reality (VR) and haptic interaction.
Georgia is Senior Curator at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. Previously Georgia has worked in cultural heritage roles for museums and galleries, local government, Context Pty Ltd Heritage Consultants, the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and the Rockefeller Foundation. Georgia completed her PhD focused on the anthropology of museums, and has a strong interest in the importance of heritage for community wellbeing.
Date: Wednesday 19 July 2017
Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12
Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.
6. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties
ICOMOS is pleased to share the ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document.
This document was prepared in response to the request for guidance on reconstruction expressed in the World Heritage Committee decision (Decision 40 COM7) at its 39th session in Bonn, Germany.
For more information and to download the document, click here.
The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library houses important collections that document the experience of asylum seekers, including correspondence and artworks in the Julian Burnside and Kate Durham Collection and the Elaine Smith Collection.
Three works by artist Kate Durham collectively titled SIEV X consist of 272 painted panels, oil on composition board. The title references the acronym for Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel X. It is a response to a maritime tragedy that occurred in 2001, when a dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat carrying over 400 asylum seekers sank on its way to Australia. Almost all on board drowned.
Please join us for a viewing of the SIEV X artwork, followed by a panel discussion featuring Professor Gillian Whitlock in conversation with Julian Burnside AO QC, Kate Durham, Professor Andreas Schloenhardt and Adele Rice AM.
The panel will explore legal, educational and artistic responses to the plight of refugees, and the vital role played by libraries and archives in preserving their narratives.
Friday 7 July 2017
Viewing of the SIEV X artwork in the Fryer Library, Level 4, Duhig Tower (#2)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Drinks and canapes served in the foyer of the Fryer Library
Panel discussion in the Auditorium, Level 2, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Register at this link – the event is free – or phone (07) 3365 6362 by Monday 3 July 2017.
8. [NEW ITEM] National heritage list assessments for Finniss Springs mission, SA and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve, VIC – The 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, dated 19 June 2017.
The Turnbull Government has asked the Australian Heritage Council to conduct National Heritage assessments of Finniss Springs mission and pastoral station in South Australia and the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve and environs in Victoria.
Together these places make up the Council’s National Heritage Finalised Priority Assessment List for 2017-18.
As part of its assessment the Council will seek feedback from the public, stakeholders and all affected people with rights or interests, including owners, occupiers and Indigenous people.
Consultation is an important part of the assessment process to help identify outstanding National Heritage values and stories associated with places.
The Finniss Springs mission and pastoral station located west of Marree, South Australia has Aboriginal traditions for Arabanna, Kuyani and Wangkangurru, and was a mission in the 1940s and 1950s.
The mound spring formations support biological diversity and relict plant species such as saw sedge (Gahnia species) and bare twig rush (Baumea juncea).
The Point Lonsdale lighthouse has navigational aids and defence structures associated with the first and second World Wars. The site was first used in the mid-nineteenth century to help guide the safe entry of shipping into Port Phillip for the Victorian colony.
The National Heritage List recognises our most significant Indigenous, natural and historic heritage sites.
There are currently 110 places in the list reflecting the stories of our shared experience on this ancient continent, showcasing our struggles, achievements, and stunning natural environment.
For more information on the places visit this link.
For more information on the Finalised Priority Assessment List click here.
Information Technologies Indigenous Communities (ITIC) is a two-day Symposium which will be held on 27–28 September 2017 at the University of Melbourne.
The 2017 ITIC Symposium explores how recent advancements in information technologies enhance linkages among archives, images, collections and Indigenous knowledges in new ways. Presentations will explore Indigenous engagements with information technologies in education, health, heritage, languages, mapping, creative arts, broadcasting and beyond.
A stream within the symposium is dedicated to examining the application of information technologies in the maintenance and understanding of Indigenous music and dance repertoires. Another stream is dedicated to exploring the contribution of the late Dr JN Gumbula to expanding knowledge and Indigenous research agency through his work with the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia and a broad array of Indigenous archives and collections.
ITIC 2017 is held with the support of, and in conjunction with, the Australian Society of Archivists National Conference.
Annelie de Villiers is the ITIC Coordinator. Please address any communications for the ITIC Committee directly to Annelie by email. Follow @asaitic17 on Twitter for updates.
10. [NEW ITEM] Travelling Stories, 10-14 October 2017, Tasmania: A conference with a difference – registration open
The first-ever collaboration between the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and Interpretation Australia (IA) will bring people together for a conference in Tasmania to explore new ways of telling stories about the important landscapes, places and environments in which we live and work. More detailed information about this conference (and the call for papers) can be found here.
We are pleased to announce that registrations for the Travelling Stories conference are now open!
Full registration covers:
- October 10: attendance at the opening evening event in Launceston
- October 11: full day conference sessions in Launceston at The Tramsheds
- October 12: day trip by coach from Launceston to Hobart via key places along the Midlands Highway (the World Heritage-listed Brickendon Estate; Ross; and either Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or Shene Estate)
- October 13: full day conference sessions in Hobart at The Baha’i Centre for Learning (morning and lunch) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (afternoon)
- Morning tea, a light lunch and afternoon tea on October 11, 12 and 13
An early bird rate will apply to registrations until 31 August.
Two optional tours are available:
- October 10, Visit to Oura Oura in the Liffey Valley (numbers limited to 24) – $20.00
- October 14, Port Arthur Seminar, Port Arthur Historic Site (numbers limited to 50) – $50.00
For full details and to register visit this link.
Professor Fionn Stevenson, Head of School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, is doing research on Housing Performance (POE – post occupancy evaluation or BPE – building performance evaluation) and is interested in what was happening in Australia and the USA in the 19th Century.
She is looking for any information or possible contacts who might know about health officials, conservationists or building scientists who carried out any kind of monitoring studies in Australia, historically in 19th century eg. around creating sanitation laws, building regs etc. Fionn is particularly interested in how housing was evaluated in 19th and early 20th Century Australia in terms of fitness for habitation, as well as residents satisfaction, in order to make comparisons with what was happening in England where various housing boards and local councils were developing regulations to cover sanitation of housing as well as dealing with overcrowding. I wondered if similar evaluations were carried out in Australia e.g. visits by local authorities into slum areas in order to gauge the level of overcrowding as well as the sanitary facilities. Generally these were done by brief surveys and visits.
Any individuals who can assist Professor Stevenson can contact her directly by email.
Associate Professor Judy Birmingham, one of the founding members of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology and historical archaeology in Australia, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), not awarded a Medal of the General Order of Australia as reported in last week’s e-news.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
There are many benefits in joining ICOMOS – not only the fantastic people you will meet, but membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas, including state-based events, conferences and site visits, as well as information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities, course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment. For all Full Members (including Young Professionals), the ICOMOS members’ card gives free or reduced-rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members in all the available membership categories, and particularly encourages students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership. For further information go to the Membership page of the Australia ICOMOS website.
2018 US/ICOMOS Internship Program – you must be a member to apply
US/ICOMOS offers an international Summer Internship each year. Applications can be made by individuals who are either Full or Associate members of Australia ICOMOS and while there are no age restrictions, the program is designed for those nearing the end of their graduate programs (usually 2nd-year students) or individuals who have been working professionally for 1-3 years. Those who are eligible must apply for the program via Australia ICOMOS. The program runs annually for three months, usually between June and August.
The timing of the Call for Participants usually occurs late in the year, and often after the final annual meeting of the Executive Committee. Thus, we are inviting individuals who are interested in applying for the 2018 US/ICOMOS Internship Program to apply for Australia ICOMOS membership now – please note that Australia ICOMOS membership is a prerequisite for US/ICOMOS internship applications.
Individuals who are considering applying for Australia ICOMOS membership for the sole purpose of being eligible for the 2018 US/ICOMOS Internship Program should first read the Internship Program Overview information; note that the selection process for the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program is highly competitive; less than one in five applications is successful.
Membership applications are only considered at meetings of the Executive Committee – in order for your application to be considered at the August 2017 Executive Committee meeting, please apply via the online form by COB Monday 10 July 2017.
If further information is required, email the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat.
Convened by Heritage Partners: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT); venue and cost details to be advised.
‘The Politics of Heritage: the art of the possible’ asks what are the possibilities for cultural heritage in a city designed for democracy and diplomacy and political action, in a world of multiple stakeholders, where real and virtual borders transect our region and where digital technology is rewriting the rules of engagement between politicians, citizens and trusted cultural institutions.
How can we extend our understanding of the political landscape of our city; from the institutions that inhabit it, to the way politics and legislation features in heritage conservation and management. What is the role of cultural heritage management and conservation in the area of international cooperation as well as an instrument of ‘soft’ influence by states? How is the digital environment extending and enhancing experience with heritage values, not just in respect both to the processes of conservation and restoration, but in building active and engaged communities? Sub-themes are: Connecting the Dots in Heritage: gaps across statutory systems; Negotiating Outcomes for Heritage; Crossing Borders: sharing heritage objects and idea[l]s.
Call for Papers: We are seeking papers from a diverse range of viewpoints; from Aboriginal community members, heritage and museum and practitioners, educators and students, architects, archaeologists, planners, embassies, artists and community advocates that explore and examine the interactions between people, place and practice focusing on the heritage of/as/in politics, democracy and diplomacy.
To propose a paper, please submit a summary to the National Trust (ACT) by email by 7 July 2017.
Download the 2017 ACT & Region Heritage Symposium flyer.
Nawi 2017 ~ Travelling our Water
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
8-10 November 2017
The Australian National Maritime Museum will host the second national conference on Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft Knowledge.
The museum is now calling for papers, presentations, displays, demonstrations and performances that explore, watercraft history, diversity, significance, interpretation, voyaging, current community canoe projects and waterways and sea management programs.
Nawi 2017~ Travelling our Waters brings together community, cultural leaders and educators to share, discuss and practice knowledge of the rivers, oceans and watercraft of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.
It will bring together a gathering of freshwater and saltwater watercraft communities, and those with a common interest in First Peoples’ craft, river and seagoing voyages, waterway management and environmental issues, stories and freshwater/saltwater practices.
Across Australia there is a widespread variation in type, materials and construction technologies in traditional Indigenous watercraft as well as modern waterway ranger programs. Nawi 2017 continues to build community connections and research to create a national picture of this significant area of Australia’s maritime history.
Sessions will be held on a range on subjects, the following sub themes may assist presenters in the development of their abstract. This list is a guide only. Submissions are not limited only to these topics.
- Community specific watercraft
- Watercraft history and collections
- Watercraft and art
- Community highlights, initiatives and partnerships
- Cultural management
- Climate change and the environment
- Traversing waters and navigation
- Emerging issues
Participants are invited to submit a written abstract of maximum 300 words, images, or a short description of the activity they would like to present by 28 June 2017. Abstract Proposals and queries should be sent to Donna Carstens by email.
For further information (or to join the mailing list) contact steering committee chair, Donna Carstens, Indigenous Programs Manager on (02) 9298 3741 or email Donna.
Registration details will be available on ANMM site from July 2017.
Download the NAWI 2017 Call for Abstracts.
The Heritage Planning Working Group is a newly formed Australia ICOMOS Working Group. The need for such a group was noted by the Executive Committee in 2016 given the extensive statutory planning changes occurring throughout Australia at present, much of which has significant potential impacts for cultural heritage. The purpose of the Group is to examine planning policy and provisions and current proposed changes to this across Australia in relation to cultural heritage and its conservation; and to identify issues for heritage conservation as well as actions that could be taken by Australia ICOMOS alone, or in partnership, to address or mitigate identified issues.
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee is looking for members for this new group. Members of the Working Group will need to have expertise and experience with cultural heritage planning, however they do not need to be practising planners. We are also looking for broad Australian representation in the Working Group.
If you are interested in being part of this Working Group, please complete the Heritage Planning Working Group EOI – May 2017 form and email it to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat. The closing date for EOIs is the 30 June 2017.
If you have any queries in relation to the working Group please contact Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee member, Anne McConnell by email.
The purpose of the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group is to provide advice as needed to the President and the Executive Committee on any issues that arise in relation to the conservation of Indigenous cultural heritage. Issues may relate to specific sites as in the case of Indigenous issues in World Heritage Monitoring Missions or ‘framework’ issues as in the case of preparing submissions on legislation reform.
This reference group, initially a Working Group, has existed since 1998. The Group does not hold regular meetings, but is called into action as issues arise. Members are required to have high level qualifications and/or experience in Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.
The Indigenous Heritage Reference Group currently has eight members, but in line with Australia ICOMOS policy, the Group is seeking to refresh its membership. We are therefore interested to hear from Australia ICOMOS members who are interested in becoming new members of the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group. Please note that members will be selected based on demonstrated expertise and experience.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group please email an EOI to the Convenor, Anne McConnell. The closing date for EOIs is the 30 June 2017.
For more information on the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group or Australia ICOMOS Reference Groups and other groups and committees more generally click here.
Sydney Brutalism: Et tu, Brute?
Once openly supported for its architectural authenticity and desired social outcomes, the brutalist buildings of Sydney now face destruction or disfigurement by many of their patrons, including the NSW State Government. Join us for a discussion on what has happened and where to from here in this utmost of betrayals.
Speaker: GLENN HARPER
Glenn is an architect and independent researcher. A graduate of the University of Sydney, he is currently a Senior Associate and Urban Designer at PTW Architects. Awarded the NSW Board of Architects Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship in 2015, his study focused on Brutalism within Greater Sydney. Since then Glenn has continued to write on this topic and has an active Instagram Feed @brutalist_project_sydney, which contributes to the debate for the recognition of ‘recent heritage’. Earlier this year he edited the Sydney Brutalist Map, a guide by Blue Crow Media, an independent London publisher.
Date & time: Thursday 20 July 2017, 5:30pm for 6:00pm sharp
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Cost: Students $5, Members $10, Non-members $15 all payable at Tusculum in cash at the door
RSVP: by Monday 17 July 2017 via email to Jane Vernon. Bookings are essential as places are limited
Download the AICOMOS-DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA-AIA NSW CHAPTER SYDNEY 20 July talk flyer.
The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Visiting Fellows Program 2018. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.
ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please visit the ATCH website.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.
Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.
While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:
- Name and contact details
- Title of Research Project
- Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500 words)
- Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
- Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
- Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
- Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds
- Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2018
If the EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation, including:
- A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
- Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
- Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis)
- Name and contact details for 2 referees
Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February.
EOIs should be submitted by email to Deborah van der Plaat by 1 July 2017. Candidates will be notified by 1 September 2017 if they have proceeded to the second stage.
For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat by email.
22. Illuminate Series #2 Forum: ‘Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’ – save the date: 9 August, Carlton, VIC
Following on from their inaugural Illuminate Series Forum in May, ISS Institute invites you to attend their second FREE event featuring presentations from Fellows and experts in the heritage and conservation field. They will also be launching their new ‘National Artisans and Rare Trades Network’ at this event.
If you work in this area, are interested in learning more about why Australia needs to protect heritage skills or would like to network with like-minded individuals then come to the Illuminate Forum.
This Illuminate Forum is being held in Carlton (Victoria) on 9 August – so save this date! More information will be published in future e-newsletters.
23. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – call for applications REMINDER
The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a call for applications for the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018.
The Master is designed by the University of Turin, the Politecnico di Torino and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with the UNESCO Cultural sector and World Heritage Centre and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).
The Programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural tangible and intangible resources. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling the monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, other UNESCO designations and any kind of cultural resources.
The Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018 and is divided into three major learning cycles:
- The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 16 October 2017 and will end on 19 January 2018.
- The second cycle, from 22 January 2018 to 18 May 2018, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period.
- The third cycle, from 21 May 2018 to 12 October 2018, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.
The scope of projects that can be nominated is broad, ranging from reports to building conservation or adaptation, and all aspects of heritage including indigenous and natural. Projects can be small or large but must be located in the ACT and have been completed within the last 3 years.
Nominations close on 7 July 2017.
Further details and nomination forms are available at the National Trust (ACT) website.
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for their 2017 Australia Prizes.
The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.
Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:
- Book: non-fiction – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Book Prize
- Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences policy – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize
- Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences – cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders >> 2017 CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize
- Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences area – $500 voucher sponsored by Co-Op >> 2017 CHASS Australia Student Prize
Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria.
Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. Applications can be made online via the CHASS website.
This year, the Australia Prizes will be awarded on 10 October in Melbourne. If you’re interested, there are photos from last year’s event on the CHASS Facebook page and more information about past winners is available at this link.
Kindly note nominations will close at 5pm, 30 June 2017 and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.
26. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Assessment Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.
- Are you interested in a challenging role managing the heritage of NSW in an evolving organisation?
- Do you want to contribute to the timely delivery of heritage approvals?
- Join our team of heritage specialists to provide effective heritage management solutions
The Department’s vision – Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.
Agency overview: The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage.
Primary purpose of the role: The Heritage Officer undertakes the assessment of standard and complex development applications and recommends an approval pathway for applications that relate to items listed on the State Heritage Register and other statutory lists. The Heritage Officer also provides high level expert advice on heritage conservation documents that develop outcomes in accordance with State Government Policy and Legislation.
For more information about this role and to apply, visit the i work for nsw website.
Applications close: 11.59pm, 3 July 2017.
27. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Team Leader, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Reforms (Aboriginal) , NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.
- Be part of a growing and evolving organisation and lead the development and review of operational policy for Aboriginal cultural heritage, working with key areas within OEH
- Collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders in the development and delivery of implementation plans, polices, review of business practices and projects
- Showcase your ability to manage complex issues regarding identification, assessment and recognition of Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW
The Department’s vision – “Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment” – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage.
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: Lead the coordination, development and review of operational policy for the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) Reforms and Listing Program for Aboriginal Places (AP) and items on the State Heritage Register (SHR).
For more information about this role and to apply, visit the i work for nsw website.
Applications close: 11.59pm, 28 June 2017. (Note: the website states a different closing date).
About Heritage 21 (H21): H21 is a medium-sized heritage consultancy, based in Alexandria, specialising in cultural built heritage and operating throughout NSW for over 25 years. The clients of H21 vary from the home owner to State and Federal Government agencies; Local Councils; H21 assists town planners, architects, owners, managers and developers of heritage properties through the heritage approval process at both State and Local government levels.
What Heritage 21 offers: H21 is a flexible workplace and tries to ensure a good work/life balance for their employees.
Positions available at Heritage 21: Heritage 21 is recruiting for the right people to join the team; H21 is recruiting for various levels of expertise: entry level, intermediate (3-5 years’ experience) and/or senior positions (6 years’ plus). The roles and positions will vary due to the wide range of projects.
What Heritage 21 is looking for: H21 is looking to employ enthusiastic people, with a degree in heritage, architecture, urban design or related fields, and/or someone who may be studying towards a master of heritage conservation or similar. The right candidates will need to have effective communication skills, including an excellent command of the English language and excellent writing skills, with general research skills. H21 is looking for the right people, who will have the ability and willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks and have the determination for the development and knowledge of their heritage skills.
The roles are permanent full-time positions located at Alexandria. The successful applicants will be required to have appropriate tertiary qualifications. An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will be offered for each position.
Please email your resume to Diane Tipping; or for a confidential discussion/enquiry regarding these positions, please contact Diane Tipping on (02) 9519 2521.
Applications close 30 June 2017.
From 2017, the NSW Government is implementing a range of Stolen Generations reparation initiatives in recognition of the enduring effects of past government practices in relation to the Stolen Generations. This included the wide-ranging control the Aborigines Projection Board and Aborigines Welfare Board (the Board) had over the lives of Aboriginal people, including the power to remove children from their families and place them into care under the policy of assimilation. As part of this work the NSW Government has committed to improve access to the records of the former Aborigines Welfare and Protection Boards, covering the period from 1883 to 1969, including contextualising the records.
The Historian will contribute to research priorities determined by Stolen Generations survivors and Aboriginal communities more generally to bring alive the voices, experiences and history of Aboriginal people in NSW. The Historian will manage specialised projects, provide high-quality expertise/advice, and collaborate with specialist agencies to improve access to non-sensitive records of the former Aborigines Welfare and Protection Boards. The role will also contribute to the broader Aboriginal Affairs Strategic Plan as required.
If you think you might be interested in this new opportunity please find further information at this link.
CLOSING DATE: 28 June 2017
CONTACT PERSON: Rachel Ardler, Director, Community & Economic Development Directorate, Aboriginal Affairs, (02) 9561 8180 or email Rachel.
30. SITUATION VACANT Lecturer / Senior Lecturer: Architectural Design And History, University of Melbourne
LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND HISTORY
The Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne seeks to appoint an outstanding academic with a passion for the field of Australian architectural history and architectural design. The successful candidate will have a research focus in Australian architectural history and heritage. The appointee will be capable of making significant contributions both in their areas of expertise as well as in the broader field of architecture, and have the desire to help build an architecture program of world excellence. As a multi-disciplinary Faculty, we welcome candidates who while focussing on architecture can contribute broadly to the Faculty’s research strengths, in this case, to the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH). We also encourage applicants who can contribute to ongoing built environment related policy debate nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate will have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research and engagement in Australian architectural history and architectural design. Their academic qualifications will be demonstrated through a strong track record in teaching and learning, research and engagement, with an emphasis on international dissemination of research findings and locally grounded knowledge.
For more information visit this link.
Closing date: 6 July 2017
Enquiries about the position should be directed to ABP’s Deputy Dean, A/Prof Andrew Hutson by email.
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