Challenging Landscape Eurocentricism: an Asian perspective
presented by Ken Taylor
The presentation is based on a chapter by Ken Taylor and Qing Xu for a forthcoming second edition of the 2013 book Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies. The rationale for the chapter by the editors is that there was as an overly Eurocentric focus on landscape in the first volume. The chapter takes a reflective, rather than an essentialist approach, to the concept of ‘Eurocentricism’, not just in landscape studies where concepts of landscape, memory and identity are inextricably linked to notions of heritage, but in the related field of cultural heritage studies. Illustrations are taken from West Lake, Hangzhou, Xijiang Thousand House Hold Miao Village, Guizhou, and the water town of Shuang Wan, Suzhou.
Ken Taylor has degrees in Geography, Town Planning and Landscape Architecture. Until 2001 he was Professor of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director of the Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra. Ken is now an Adjunct Professor at the Humanities Research Centre, ANU, and also Ken Taylor a Visiting Professor at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, where he teaches on the International Program in Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism. He has a long-standing research interest in cultural landscapes, more recently resulting in increasing work in south-eastern Asia and China. Canberrans know him for his longstanding advocacy for the protection of this national capital’s landscapes.
Members and the public are welcome. This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS. Refreshments are served appropriate to the talk’s topic! ($5.00 donation appreciated). Do come and join us.
Date & Time: 5.00-7.00pm, Thursday 20 July 2017 – Note the talk starts at 5.30pm
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side)
RSVP: by COB Wednesday 19 July to Marilyn Truscott via email
2. [NEW ITEM] Save the Date for the 2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium, 29-30 January 2018, Canberra
Blue Shield Australia will be holding its 2018 Symposium on Cultural Heritage, Climate Change and Natural Disasters at the National Library of Australia, Canberra. Please save the date in your calendars and check the website for ongoing updates about tours and registration costs.
For more information, click on the links below.
The Minister for Planning provided notice on Thursday 29 June 2017 of the proposed new regulations to support the operation of the Heritage Act 2017, which comes into operation on 1 November 2017.
The regulations and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) are available from this link. The webpage provides information about making a submission, including a link to an online submission form.
Comments are invited on the RIS and the proposed regulations from now until Friday 28 July 2017.
4. [NEW ITEM] digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS symposium, 13-15 November 2017, London – call for papers
Following the success of the first digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS symposium in Brisbane in April, we are pleased to announce a further symposium on 13-15 November 2017 at University College London, hosted by the Bartlett Real Estate Institute and supported by the Architecture Theory Criticism History research centre and The University of Queensland.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Sarah Kenderdine (EPFL Switzerland) and Professor Andong Lu (Nanjing University).
Innovative new data collection and digital visualisation techniques can capture and share historic artefacts, places and practices faster, in greater detail and amongst a wider community than ever before. Creative virtual environments that provide interactive interpretations of place, archives enriched with digital film and audio recordings, histories augmented by crowd-sourced data all have the potential to engage new audiences, engender alternative meanings and enhance current management practices. At a less tangible level, new technologies can also contribute to debates about societal relationships with the historical past, contemporary present and possible futures, as well as drive questions about authenticity, integrity, authorship and the democratisation of heritage.
Yet for many, gaps still exist between these evolving technologies and their application in everyday heritage practice. Following the success of a sister conference in Brisbane, Australia in April, this symposium will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management, providing a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrated best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of cultural heritage. Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Sarah Kenderdine (EPFL, Switzerland) and Professor Andong Lu (Nanjing University, China).
Call for papers
This symposium is designed to encourage critical debate across a wide range of heritage-related disciplines. We welcome papers from practitioners and academics working in cultural heritage and related fields such as architecture, anthropology, archaeology, geography, media studies, museum studies and tourism. We particularly encourage papers that explore the challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage, those that identify issues with digitisation and digital interaction, and those that address the theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage.
Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted no later than Monday 7 August 2017 via the online form available at this link.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (5,000 words maximum) following the conference for peer-review and publication in the conference proceedings. For any other queries please contact Chris Landorf via email or Kelly Greenop via email. More information is also available at the symposium website.
5. [NEW ITEM] Illuminate Series #2 Forum: ‘Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’ – 9 August, Carlton, VIC
‘Heritage Conservation and Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’ is the second ISS Institute Illuminate Series Forum. Drawing upon the knowledge, experience and leadership of our Fellows and supporters, our aim is to take attendees on a journey of understanding about why the preservation of heritage and rare trades is critical for Australia’s future.
At this FREE event we will also be launching our Ian Potter Foundation funded ‘Heritage Preservation Network (supporting Australian artisans and rare tradespersons)’.This initiative will see ISS Institute draw upon our rich connections to build a national network of rare arts, crafts, trades and heritage experts to collectively share knowledge and learnings and support the transfer of these skills to future generations.
Date & Time: Wednesday 9 August 2017, 3:00pm – 5:30pm AEST
Location: Co.As.It, 54 University Street, Carlton
6. [NEW ISSUE] Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions conference, Peru, 11-13 September 2018 – abstract submission deadline final extension
Due to the high number of requests received, the deadline for abstract submission to the 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions – SAHC 2018 – has been extended until 21 July 2017 (please note that no additional extensions will be considered).
All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings that will be published by Springer in the RILEM Bookseries. The RILEM Bookseries is indexed in SCOPUS, Google Scholar and SpringerLink. In addition, selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage that will be devoted to SAHC 2018.
Check the conference website regularly for up-to-date information.
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8. [NEW ITEM] CIPA Ottawa, 28 August-1 September, Canada – registration deadline extended & new tour added
CIPA2017 – Digital Workflows for Conservation
28 August – 1 September 2017
The registration deadline for this symposium has been extended to 14 July 2017. Do not miss this opportunity to learn and exchange information about Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation. REGISTER HERE
Workshops and tutorials
- Digital Fabrication for conservation of heritage places Workshop
- Arches Heritage Inventory and Management Platform, Version 4.0 (GCI/WMF)
- AMAL in Heritage Workshop: Emergency Management Tools for Cultural Heritage (GHF)
- CIPA Tutorial on Dense Image Matching for 3D Reconstruction
- Workshop on Nunaliit Atlas Framework for Heritage Conservation
- Workshop on 3D Scanning for Heritage Conservation
- Augmented and Virtual Reality in Heritage Conservation
A new Tour has been added: Suburban Ottawa
Ottawa has many hidden treasures beyond its famous Gothic parliament buildings. Are you interested in modern heritage? After the Second World War, many of the public servants who came to serve the government decided to stay after the war. Our welfare state helped build a middle-class and brought greater security and wealth to the expanding baby-boom generation. In the 1950s and 1960s, Ottawa became a suburban city, stretching out to new towns. Come and visit the places that shaped its modern suburban culture. Highlights include Kanata – a pioneer new town, experimental school designs, modern places of worship and several architect-designed homes. The tour will be led by Mr. Andrew Waldron, architectural historian, heritage conservationist and author of “Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guidebook to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region”.
Visit the symposium website for more information.
9. [NEW ITEM] Stained Glass: Art at the Surface, Creation, Recognition, Conservation forum, Cambridge, 4-5 September 2017
The International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass was created in 1984 by ICOMOS and the International Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum and renewed in 2009 as a Hybrid Scientific Committee.
The Committee’s purpose is to promote the knowledge and preservation of stained glass windows, in accordance with the goals and objectives of ICOMOS and the Corpus Vitrearum. Its membership comprises internationally recognized specialists in the field, including art historians, scientists, architects, and conservators-restorers.
The next event is a Forum for the Conservation and Technology of Historic Stained Glass, organized jointly with the Society of Glass Technology, with the theme Stained Glass: Art at the Surface, Creation, Recognition, Conservation. This forum, widely open to the professionals in stained glass conservation, will be held in Cambridge (UK), 4-5 September 2017. See the program here.
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12. [NEW ITEM] $158,000 for significant cultural objects – Department of Communications and the Arts 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 Department of Communications and the Arts, dated 30 June 2017.
The Government has announced funding to assist two museums to purchase significant culture items.
This is the first time an institution in the Northern Territory has received funding through the National Cultural Heritage Account (Account).
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) will receive $28,000 to purchase a rare painting by Aboriginal artist Tutuma Tjapangati called Untitled (1971). It is a significant piece from the Papunya Art Movement, capturing the moment Papunya artists began to use newly available materials to create works. The painting will be welcome addition to the largest collection of Papunya paintings in the world.
The Government will also provide $130,000 in funding to Museums Victoria to assist with the purchase of a five piece bedroom suite made by WH Rocke & Co. The suite includes a wardrobe, chest of drawers, washstand, dressing table and mirror which are all in excellent condition, including original upholstery.
WH Rocke & Co was one of the most prominent and celebrated Melbourne furniture emporiums of the 19th century. The bedroom suite is significant as there are no other comparable pieces from the era of the same scale or quality.
Up to $500,000 is available each year, to facilitate the acquisition of Australian protected objects by cultural organisations for display and safekeeping.
Find out more:
- Read the Minister’s media: $28,000 to preserve significant Indigenous painting
- Read the Minister’s media release: $130,000 to preserve rare five piece bedroom suite
- Learn about the National Cultural Heritage Account
13. [NEW ITEM] Additional support for Bundanon Trust – Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Ann Sudmalis 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 Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Ann Sudmalis MP, dated 5 July 2017.
The Turnbull Government has announced more than $355,000 to support capital works projects at the historic Bundanon property in New South Wales.
Minister Fifield & Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, visited Bundanon Trust today to announce the funding to maintain and protect the property’s heritage.
The funding will go towards the upkeep of the significant cultural buildings, improve site access, and help to preserve and protect its historic art collection. This funding is in addition to the $1.5 million that Bundanon receives from the Australian Government each year.
Mrs Sudmalis said she was thrilled to see further investment into one of Gilmore’s icons.
“Today’s visit is also a chance for Deborah Ely CEO of the Bundanon Trust to showcase the developments, activities and potential of this truly inspiring place,” she said.
Bundanon was donated by Australian artist Arthur Boyd and his wife Yvonne Boyd as a gift to the Australian people in 1993. It includes two rural properties on the Shoalhaven River, Riversdale and Bundanon.
Bundanon is maintained as a living arts and environment centre available both for the use of artists, musicians, craftspeople and performers and for the enjoyment of future generations of Australians.
“Bundanon offers art courses and artistic space for school groups, both local and from all over the state. In addition, Bundanon has professional residents for Australian and international artists,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
It operates as a charitable trust to support arts practice and engagement through residencies, education programs and exhibitions, and to promote the value of landscape.
For more information about Bundanon Trust visit this link.
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 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), dated 5 July 2017.
Reducing multiple pressures and improving the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef are the focus of two draft Reef 2050 policies released for public consultation.
The draft policies are essentially ‘how to’ guides, setting out how communities and industries whose activities might impact the Reef can identify and reduce threats and improve Reef resilience.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority acting chairman Simon Banks welcomed feedback from Reef stakeholders on these two draft policies.
“Cumulative impact management is similar to best practice environmental impact assessment, but with a broader focus on understanding the underlying pressures on the Reef,” he said.
“The net benefit policy is intended to foster actions that will deliver an overall improvement in ecosystem health and resilience.
“These policies build on the efforts already underway and are a part of actions to restore the condition of Great Barrier Reef values.”
The policies are part of the Australian and Queensland governments’ Reef 2050 Plan.
The Plan committed to providing better guidance on managing cumulative impacts affecting the Reef and developing a net benefit policy to ensure activities benefit Reef health.
Both policies have been jointly in collaboration with Traditional Owners and stakeholders.
The policies are part of a suite of actions to protect the Reef including protecting coral cover through dedicated crown-of-thorns starfish control and working with landholders to improve water quality.
“Much positive work has been done to protect the Reef and build its resilience,” Dr Banks said.
“The draft policies will help guide how we can reduce all threats at all levels — global, Reef-wide, regional and local — together with actions to restore the Reef’s health.
“Australia is a partner in international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, however this needs to be supported by improving the Reef’s resilience to climate change by reducing local pressures.”
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s 2014 Outlook Report identified the key pressures on the Reef: climate change, coastal land use change, poor water quality from land-based run-off, and some fishing impacts.
These pressures occur simultaneously and overlap and interact with each other compounding to weaken the resilience of the Reef. Two consecutive years of mass coral bleaching is unprecedented.
Category four cyclone Debbie — the tenth severe category cyclone to impact the Reef since 2005 — and the subsequent floods, further demonstrate that protecting the Reef from cumulative pressures has never been more important.
The draft policies are available online and consultation closes 17 August 2017.
15. [NEW ITEM] Woppaburra Traditional Owner values protected under new guidelines – GBRMPA 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 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), dated 4 July 2017.
In a first for the Great Barrier Reef, new guidelines released today further protect Traditional Owners’ values when permit applications for the Keppel Islands area of the Marine Park are assessed.
The guidelines, developed in partnership between Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Woppaburra Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) Steering Committee, recommend permit applicants consider how their activities impact on Traditional Owner values.
TUMRA Steering Committee chair Bob Muir said the guidelines recognised the connection the Woppaburra people have to the area and early consultation with Traditional Owners helped to identify any impacts to the values before the application was submitted.
“Woppaburra people have a lifelong physical, cultural and spiritual connection to the land and sea and we have a responsibility to our ancestors to protect the Traditional Owner values,” he said.
“These guidelines provide people wanting to conduct activities in the area with detailed information about our values.
“Where impacts are likely to occur applicants can engage directly with Traditional Owners to work through avoidance and mitigation measures before they apply for a permit.”
Marine Park Authority chairman Russell Reichelt said the new assessment guidelines provided a benchmark for engagement through the Marine Park’s permission system.
“The guidelines go beyond the recognition of sites and structures and include intangible values like stories, song lines, totems and languages specific to the area,” he said.
“We worked closely with the Woppaburra TUMRA Steering Committee to ensure that detailed information was captured and we hope to continue this work with Traditional Owners in other areas of the Marine Park.”
The Woppaburra TUMRA area covers 561 square kilometres of sea country around the Keppel Islands of Central Queensland and has been in place since 2007. A TUMRA includes actions such as exchanging knowledge with scientists, managing traditional hunting protocols, seagrass monitoring and participating in compliance training.
The value assessment guidelines apply to all new permit applicants in the Woppaburra TUMRA area of the Marine Park. They do not impact the conditions of current permits.
Traditional Owner consultation is consistent with the Australia Heritage Commission’s Ask First best practice standards.
The Impact Assessment Guidelines – Woppaburra Heritage can be reviewed on our website.
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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.
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 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.
22. Built Heritage Tourism Forum, 25-26 August 2017, Longford, Tasmania – early registration deadline extended
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, open the links below.
Early registration fee deadline extended to Friday 7 July.
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.
24. 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.
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.
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.
The story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the appearance of our cities. James Colman will talk about North Adelaide’s valued contribution to a nation-wide grassroots campaign that led to widespread reforms in planning and heritage laws.
Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 7pm
North Adelaide Community Centre, 176 Tynte St North Adelaide
All welcome – no bookings necessary.
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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 Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee is meeting in Melbourne on the weekend of 5-6 August in Melbourne, and will be convening for an informal get-together on Friday 4 August night somewhere (TBA) in South Melbourne or the CBD. At this stage put this in your diaries and look out for more information closer to the date.
29. [NEW] SITUATIONS VACANT Conservation Manager & Conservation Project Officer (Archaeology), Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Tasmania
The Port Arthur Historic Sites (Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory) are important places of outstanding heritage value at local, state and national level. All three historic sites are part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property. As major Tasmanian tourist attractions, they receive visitors from all walks of life and all parts of the world. The Authority currently has two vacancies in the Department of Conservation & Infrastructure. Both positions are based at the Port Arthur Historic Site, on the Tasman Peninsula. Further information can be obtained from Tracey Rainbird, Recruitment Officer on (03) 6251 2357 or email Tracey.
1. CONSERVATION MANAGER
Permanent full-time, Salary range $104,409 – $106,497
The Conservation Manager is responsible for the management of capital and maintenance works relating to the conservation of historic fabric and structures and for ensuring that the cultural heritage values of the Port Arthur Historic Sites are maintained and protected.
Details about the position, including a statement of duties, can be found at this link. Questions about the position should be directed to Jane Harrington, Director Conservation & Infrastructure, (03) 6251 2330 or email Jane.
Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.
2. CONSERVATION PROJECT OFFICER (ARCHAEOLOGY)
Permanent full-time, Salary range $60,753 – $78,552
The Conservation Project Officer (Archaeology) is responsible for assisting with the effective and efficient management of conservation and infrastructure tasks and projects, including archaeology projects, for the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA).
Details about the position, including a statement of duties, can be found at this link. Questions about the position should be directed to David Roe, Archaeology Manager, (03) 6251 2368 / 0457 675 357 or email David.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 24 July 2017.
Job no: 500838
Area: Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE): Academic Level C ($112,874.46 – $130,150.91)
Work type: Full Time – Continuing
Location: St Lucia
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The School of Architecture offers a three year Bachelor of Architectural Design and a two year Master of Architecture that are professionally accredited. Postgraduate training in research is provided through the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. The School of Architecture has an international profile for its design education and the high quality of the buildings and publications of staff and graduates. It is the home to two successful research centres, the Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism and History (ATCH) and the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC).
The successful appointee will have an international reputation for research that situates architectural design and discourse within broader cultural, social, economic, and political contexts. With scholarship in design of immediate relevance to the teaching of future architects, the successful candidate will develop innovative teaching that enhances students’ capacity to respond critically and constructively to social and technological change. New staff will have access to start-up funding in their first 12 months to assist in the development of their research activity.
Candidates must possess a PhD in Architecture and have a proven track record of successful teaching and research in Design and History and Theory. A commitment to the internationalisation of architectural education is essential and it is expected that they establish collaborative studio engagements with universities and practices outside of Australia. Skills in building relationships with the profession, industry, government and the wider community will be valued. The candidate we seek will teach design, history and theory as mutually reinforcing, integrated modes of inquiry and develop innovative teaching and research projects of international significance.
The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level C. The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874.46 – $130,150.91 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $132,063.12 – $152,276.56 p.a.). There is generous research support for new academic appointees.
For more information including the position description and to apply, follow this link and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.
To discuss this role please contact Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady by email.
Applications close: 27 July 2017 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time
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 14 July 2017 – note extended deadline.
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