Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 788

  1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – call for nominations
  2. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Cemeteries talk, 15 July, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
  3. [NEW ITEM] “Heritage can be Sustainable” webinar, Thursday 20 July 2017
  4. [NEW ITEM] The Destruction of Memory film screening, 17 August, University of Western Australia
  5. [NEW ITEM] 2017 Jim Kerr Address video vignette now online
  6. [NEW ITEM] ‘No More Waste’ – Steam Train Picnic to Lithgow, Saturday 9 September 
  7. [NEW ITEM] ACT & Region Heritage Symposium 2017, 19 August, Canberra – registration open
  8. [NEW ITEM] $1.57 million grants funding for our National Heritage List places – The Hon Josh Frydenberg media release
  9. [NEW ITEM] Welcoming UNESCO decision – GBRMPA media release
  10. [NEW ITEM] 38th Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, 27-29 October 2017
  11. [NEW ITEM] Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal news
  12. [NEW ITEM] UNESCO’s Response to Protect Culture in Crises – available online
  13. [NEW ITEM] New publication on the History of Botany and Gardens
  14. [NEW ITEM] CHNT 2017, Vienna, Austria, 8-10 November 2017 – program online
  15. [NEW ITEM] New publication on World Heritage and Human Rights
  16. [NEW ISSUE] Heritage Council of WA eNewsletter out now
  17. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  18. [NEW ISSUE] News from Réseau Art Nouveau Network
  19. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 20 July 2017
  20. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 20 July
  21. Annual Heritage Address, 19 July, Melbourne
  22. Proposed new heritage regulations in Victoria – submissions invited
  23. Save the Date for the 2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium, 29-30 January 2018, Canberra
  24. Illuminate Series #2 Forum: ‘Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’ – 9 August, Carlton, VIC
  25. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 19 July
  26. digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS symposium, 13-15 November 2017, London – call for papers
  27. Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017 – entries open
  28. Attention Vicomites: Save the date – Friday 4 August
  29. Public consultation on key Reef policies invited
  30. Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions conference, Peru, 11-13 September 2018 – abstract submission deadline final extension
  31. Stained Glass: Art at the Surface, Creation, Recognition, Conservation forum, Cambridge, 4-5 September 2017
  32. SITUATIONS VACANT Conservation Manager & Conservation Project Officer (Archaeology), Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Tasmania
  33. SITUATION VACANT Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Queensland
  34. SITUATIONS VACANT Heritage Consultants (various levels), Heritage 21, Sydney

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1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – call for nominations

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 President’s Award, which recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or early career professionals in the cultural heritage field. Candidates can either apply themselves or be proposed by others (with the approval of the candidate).

Note that the term ‘professional’ is taken to mean anyone who is engaged in a cultural heritage field (or is training to be engaged) as a qualified person.

There are two categories for the President’s Award:

  1. A student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project; and
  2. A trainee / apprentice or early career tradesperson who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project.

For further information visit the President’s Award webpage and download the nomination form (click on links below).

Closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm, Monday 21 August 2017.

The Award will be formally presented at an event to be determined and that will take place in October 2017.

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2. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Cemeteries talk, 15 July, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

The Chinese Australian Historical Society Inc (CAHS) invites you to the following talk.

Sydney Cemeteries
Date & time: Saturday 15 July, 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: members $10; non-members $15

Cemeteries are wonderful, quiet places for the living, according to Lisa Murray, author of a new field guide to Sydney’s Cemeteries. Whether you’re interested in family history, exploring lesser known parts of Sydney or finding a beautiful spot for a picnic, this comprehensive, expert guide has something for you.

Lisa will talk about her book, the history of Rookwood Necropolis and touch upon some other cemeteries in Sydney that include Chinese burials.

>>More information about this event. For questions or queries about this event, send an email to CAHS

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3. [NEW ITEM] “Heritage can be Sustainable” webinar, Thursday 20 July 2017

Heritage can be Sustainable:
A case study of Old Perth Boys School – Course – Green Building Council Australia webinar

Thursday 20 July 2017
12.30-1.30pm EST

How do you balance implementing innovative, modern sustainability features with maintaining a heritage building?

You’ll find out in a webinar exploring the case study of Old Perth Boys School, awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Interiors v1 rating.

Originally designed and built in 1854, the building has undergone an incredible Green Star transformation as part of the Curtin University campus.

You’ll hear from the sustainability experts and consultants who worked on the project as they unveil the project’s key sustainability features, such as energy efficiency, reducing water consumption and acoustics.

Green Star isn’t just limited to new buildings and developments – don’t miss out on an opportunity to find out how we can make our heritage buildings sustainable.

Bookings can be made here. (Cost $27.30 to $59.00)

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4. [NEW ITEM] The Destruction of Memory film screening, 17 August, University of Western Australia

A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over – it’s been steadily increasing. In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture are being destroyed. The push to protect, salvage and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Legislation and policy have played a role, but heroic individuals have fought back, risking and losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but our cultural identity – to save the record of who we are.

Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story – looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years. Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.

Event Details

Join us for a film screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, chaired by Jenny Gregory, Emeritus Professor of History, UWA, with Andrea Witcomb, Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University; Ben Smith, Professor of World Rock Art, UWA; Dr John Taylor, UWA, national and international heritage award-winning architect; and Rebecca Repper, UWA, affiliate researcher with The Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Project, Oxford University.

When: 17 August 2017, 6.30–8.30pm

Where: Theatre Auditorium, The University Club, University of Western Australia

Cost: Free

Bookings: RSVP online at this link

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5. [NEW ITEM] 2017 Jim Kerr Address video vignette now online

Presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW, the 2017 Jim Kerr Address was held on Tuesday 18 April, the International Day on Monuments & Sites.

The 2017 guest speaker was Richard Johnson AO MBE, whose talk was titled HERITAGE – INHERITANCE “Contemporary Relevance and Continuity”. The talk explored that which we have inherited from the past and its continued value and contemporary relevance as an expression of our living culture.

Click here to view the video vignette.

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6. [NEW ITEM] ‘No More Waste’ – Steam Train Picnic to Lithgow, Saturday 9 September

Join family descendants of Thomas Mort, Eugene Nicolle and Augustus Morris for a re-enactment of the 1875 celebration of their achievements in refrigeration technology.

Lachlan Valley Railway’s 3237 steam locomotive will pick you up from Sydney, Strathfield, Parramatta, Katoomba or Mount Victoria and take you to Lithgow, re-enacting the train trip that brought 300 guests to Mort’s slaughter and freezing works in 1875. The luncheon was served after a tour of the works; all the food had been chilled or frozen – a world first!

Join the families at the Hoskins Uniting Church, with its beautiful Paul Sorensen-designed garden, on the corner of Mort & Bridge Streets for a Victorian picnic, which recreates, in part, the picnic 142 years ago.

Date & time
Saturday 9 September 2017 at 8.00am

Meeting place
Central Station, (Country Platforms), Sydney: train to depart from Central Station 8am, Saturday 9 September, 2017 and return at 7pm. (Details & timetable will be posted once confirmed, closer to the event)

Ticket prices

Return train trip and picnic lunch – $220 – ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Return train trip only – $135

>>More information and bookings

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7. [NEW ITEM] ACT & Region Heritage Symposium 2017, 19 August, Canberra – registration open

Convened by Heritage Partners: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT).

‘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.

For more information download the [Updated] 2017 ACT & Region Heritage Symposium flyer. Download the Registration Form – 2017 ACT & Region Heritage Symposium.

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8. [NEW ITEM] $1.57 million grants funding for our National Heritage List places – The Hon Josh Frydenberg 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 11 July 2017.

Forty nine projects from across the country will share in more than $1.57 million of Turnbull Government funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of places on Australia’s National Heritage List.

The National Heritage List now comprises 110 places of outstanding natural, historic and Indigenous significance to Australia. These places help define who we are, tell the story of our country’s past, reflect our evolving heritage and where we are going, and showcase our achievements and natural environment.

The funding announced today is provided through the 2016-17 rounds of the Protecting National Historic Sites and the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programs.

These programs assist community groups, individuals and local governments as well as National Heritage List place site owners and managers to deliver important conservation work and activities that support community engagement with and raise awareness of these places – contributing to their long-term sustainability.

Projects receiving funding include:

  • $80,000 to develop a Cultural Landscape Management Plan, as recommended in the KAVHA Heritage Management Plan, for Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island.
  • $75,875 to upgrade disability access to the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers, and Kings Hall, at Old Parliament House, Canberra. A hearing loop system and supporting public address sound systems will be installed to ensure access for people with hearing loss.

For more information visit this link.

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9. [NEW ITEM] Welcoming UNESCO decision – 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 7 July 2017.

Statement by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about the World Heritage Committee’s 41st session held in July 2017 in Krakow, Poland:

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority welcomes the decision of the World Heritage Committee and its recognition of the significant effort underway to build the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

Mass coral bleaching in 2016 and 2017 is concerning for all governments responsible for World Heritage sites affected by global coral bleaching that began in 2014.

In the face of these mounting pressures, building the Reef’s resilience is vital and work is underway involving government, industry and the community. The Australian and Queensland governments’ Reef 2050 Plan outlines a range of actions to build resilience of the Reef, and the  Authority is making a significant contribution to implementing the Plan.

On ground actions are also underway — for example protecting coral through crown-of-thorns starfish control and tackling illegal fishing through a Reef-wide compliance program.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority recently convened a two-day Reef Summit with 70 national and international experts to determine what else can be done in addition to the already extensive actions being taken to protect the Reef.

The key objective of the Summit was to develop a blueprint for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in response to mass bleaching and cumulative impacts on the Great Barrier Reef — an important part of this was to develop resilience initiatives focusing on coral reef habitats.

It is also vital the world acts to implement the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so the average temperature increase remains well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and preferably below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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10. [NEW ITEM] 38th Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, 27-29 October 2017

Australian Garden History Society
38th Annual National Conference 2017
Marvellous Melbourne – The Challenge of Change
Melbourne, Australia
27 – 29 October 2017

Pre Conference Tour: Victorian Western District  23 – 25 October 2017
Post Conference  tour: NZ South Island 31 October -13 November 2017

More information at the conference website; registrations via this link.

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11. [NEW ITEM] Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal news

To read the latest Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal news, click here.

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12. [NEW ITEM] UNESCO’s Response to Protect Culture in Crises – available online

Read UNESCO’s recent publication on their response to protect culture in crises, current challenges, the importance of culture in emergency situations and human rights.

Download from here.

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13. [NEW ITEM] New publication on the History of Botany and Gardens

Journal of Early Modern Studies
Volume 6, issue 1 (Spring 2017)
Gardens as Laboratories. The History of Botany through the History of Gardens 

Click here for more information and to purchase.

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14. [NEW ITEM] CHNT 2017, Vienna, Austria, 8-10 November 2017 – program online

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.

View the program online.

Early bird registration is open until 2 October 2017.

The CALL for APPS and the CALL for SCIENCE SLAM are still open until 15 August 2017.

This year there will be for the first time a special APP-Award for Young Scientists – the Vienna City Award for Innovative Apps in Cultural Heritage for Young Researchers. This award will be sponsored by the Vienna Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs with a prize of 1000 euro.

Specific terms and conditions

  • Age under 35
  • Not a commercial product
  • The app should be produced in English
  • The app presenter(s) must be on site
  • The app should be available to interested users in any appropriate form, including from the Play Store and Apple Store – free download is required

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15. [NEW ITEM] New publication on World Heritage and Human Rights

World Heritage and Human Rights – Lessons from the Asia-Pacific and global arena
Edited by Peter Bille Larsen

The World Heritage community is currently adopting policies to mainstream human rights as part of a wider sustainability agenda. This interdisciplinary book combines a state of the art review of World Heritage policy and practice at the global level with ethnographic case studies from the Asia-Pacific region by leading scholars in the field. By joining legal reviews, anthropology and practitioner experience through in-depth case studies, it shows the diversity of human rights issues in both natural and cultural heritage sites.

Download the World Heritage and Human Rights flyer to enjoy 20% off.

>>More information

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16. [NEW ISSUE] Heritage Council of WA eNewsletter out now

Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters

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17. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.

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18. [NEW ISSUE] News from Réseau Art Nouveau Network

To read the latest news from the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, click here.

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19. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 20 July 2017

Challenging Landscape Eurocentricism: an Asian perspective
presented by Ken Taylor

   
 
West Lake, Hangzhou
Xijiang Miao Village, Guizhou
Shuang Wan Water Town, Suzhou
 

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

Download the Challenging Landscape Eurocentricism flyer.

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20. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 20 July

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

AIA CPD Points: 2 formal points

Download the AICOMOS-DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA-AIA NSW CHAPTER SYDNEY 20 July talk flyer.

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21. Annual Heritage Address, 19 July, Melbourne

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.

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22. Proposed new heritage regulations in Victoria – submissions invited

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.

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23. 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.

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24. 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

>> More information and register your attendance

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25. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 19 July

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”.

Abstract

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.

Biography

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

Time: 5.00pm

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.

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26. 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).

Conference theme

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.

Visit the call for papers webpage and download a PDF version of the call for papers for more detailed information.

Submission details

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.

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27. Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017 – entries open

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.

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28. Attention Vicomites: Save the date – Friday 4 August

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.

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29. Public consultation on key Reef policies invited

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. 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.

The draft policies are available online and consultation closes 17 August 2017.

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30. 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).

Submissions must be made electronically via the SAHC 2018 website or via this link. Please note that only one paper submission will be allowed per presenting author.

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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31. 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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32. 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.

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33. SITUATION VACANT Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Queensland

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 role

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.

The person

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

Remuneration

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.

Enquiries

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

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34. SITUATIONS VACANT Heritage Consultants (various levels), Heritage 21, Sydney

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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Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Georgia Meros
Secretariat Executive Officer
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Telephone: (03) 9251 7131
Email: austicomos@deakin.edu.au
http://www.icomos.org/australia

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