Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 791

  1. [NEW ITEM] Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017 – deadline for entries EXTENDED
  2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – jury announcement
  3. [NEW ITEM] Invitation for Expressions of Interest – Appointments to the ACT Heritage Council
  4. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 23 August 2017
  5. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 17 August
  6. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news
  7. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – What’s On & Masterclass on French History
  8. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM
  9. Royal Historical Society of Queensland seminar, 2 September 2017
  10. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – second round of applications open
  11. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 17 August
  12. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 30 August
  13. Living Heritage Symposium, 6-8 September 2017, Texas
  14. ICOMOS New Zealand 2017 AGM weekend, 27-29 October, Hamilton
  15. Call for applications: 2018-2019 Getty Residential Grants
  16. The Prince Claus Fund offers support for documentary heritage under threat
  17. ‘Travelling Stories’ ASHA and IA Joint Conference, 10-14 October 2017, Tasmania – call for papers and presentations
  18. Public consultation on key Reef policies invited – deadline 17 August 2017
  19. APT Australasia Chapter Spring workshop, 2 September, Woolmers Estate, TAS
  20. ACT & Region Heritage Symposium 2017, 19 August, Canberra – registration open
  21. digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS symposium, 13-15 November 2017, London – call for papers
  22. The Destruction of Memory film screening, 17 August, University of Western Australia
  23. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Historical Heritage Consultant, Jacobs, Melbourne
  24. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney
  25. SITUATION VACANT Senior Manager Marketing and Community Services, National Trust of Western Australia
  26. SITUATION VACANT Manager, Archaeology, GML Heritage, Sydney
  27. SITUATION VACANT Senior Historical Archaeologist, AMBS Ecology & Heritage
  28. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Context, Melbourne


1. [NEW ITEM] Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017 – deadline for entries EXTENDED



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 the extended deadline of 9am, Monday 14 August 2017. The shortlisted images, subjects and photographers will be announced on 18 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 and visit the competition website.


2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – jury announcement

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to announce the jury for the 2017 President’s Award:

  • Ian Travers, Current Australia ICOMOS President
  • Kerime Danis, Immediate Past President, Australia ICOMOS
  • Liz Vines OAM, Past President, Australia ICOMOS

The Australia ICOMOS President’s Award 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, which will take place in October 2017.


3. [NEW ITEM] Invitation for Expressions of Interest – Appointments to the ACT Heritage Council

The Minister for the Environment and Heritage (the Minister) is inviting expressions of interest from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council (the Council).

The Council is an independent body established under the Heritage Act 2004. The Council’s role includes, among other functions, identification and assessment of nominations to the ACT Heritage Register and providing advice on appropriate conservation of cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage places and objects in the ACT.

The Council meets at least six times a year to consider a range of matters related to its functions. In addition, Council members serve on various taskforces comprising small numbers of Council members. The taskforces relate to the Council’s functions, and meet or communicate regularly to consider matters in detail outside of Council meetings.

Expressions of interest for five vacancies on the Council are invited from people with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal culture
  • Aboriginal history
  • archaeology
  • architecture
  • engineering
  • history
  • landscape architecture
  • nature conservation
  • object conservation
  • town planning
  • urban design

Expressions of interest are also sought for positions representing:  the community; the Aboriginal community; and the property ownership, management and development sector.

These positions will commence on 2 March 2018.

The application period opened on 28 July 2017. Application forms and further information are available from the ACT Heritage website. A completed application form, current CV and brief letter outlining suitability for appointment are required to be provided. The application period closes on 25 August 2017.

Applications will be kept on a register for three years and should vacancies occur, the Minister may use this register to appoint new members.

Further information about the Council is available at this link.


4. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 23 August 2017

Cooking the Colonial Way
presented by Sally Wise

For about fifteen years, Sally Wise has been fascinated by the food provided to the convicts, and meals of the colonial period in general; from the style of cookery and the cooking equipment to the culture that it related to.  In this presentation, Sally will discuss the methods of cooking and the availability of ingredients during the colonial era in Tasmania including references to meals and rations eaten by the officials and convicts at the Port Arthur penal settlement.

Sally Wise is passionate about seasonal produce and cooking with natural, readily-available ingredients.  A bestselling author of 15 cookbooks and owner/operator of the Sally Wise Cooking School, she is a regular guest on ABC radio in Tasmania and has been a presenter at functions such as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival as well as various community events.  A teacher/trainer at secondary school, Adult Education, Vocational Education and Training level, she has also recently conducted a cooking course to prison inmates.

For more information call 6251 2324

When: Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 5.30pm

Where: Junior Medical Officer’s House Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site

For more information call (03) 6251 2324.

Download the ‘Cooking the Colonial Way’ flyer.


5. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 17 August

Memorials and memory from Queensland to Tasmania: Contemporary research at the University of Canberra

Three heritage and museum studies students from the University of Canberra, who are undertaking research projects for a Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course, will discuss their research and results to date


Sam Cook: Remembering the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy through social media

My research is considering the Dreamworld tragedy of 2016 and how it was memorialised through the use of social media. Traditional memorialisation has focused on how physical memorials lead to a unique sense of both public and private memory. I am considering how social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have extended and/or shifted traditional paradigms around memorialisation.

Daniel Auld: Aprons of Affect

This project considers how “object-mediated empathy” occurs between cultural heritage objects and people. The affective capacity of objects informs the conservation process for the Ladies’ Cottage textiles, from the New Norfolk Insane Asylum in Tasmania, with a focus on an apron found under the floorboards of one the cottages.

Julia Morgan: Contemporary Australian memorials: the Sydney siege and the Tasman Bridge disaster memorials

My research is a comparative analysis of the response to two Australian tragedies: the Sydney siege in Martin Place in 2014 where flowers were left immediately afterwards and planning is continuing for a memorial, and the Tasman Bridge Memorial in Hobart, which was built 38 years after the bridge collapsed.


Members and the public are welcome. This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS. Do come and join us. 

Refreshments available appropriate to the talk’s topic! (A $5.00 donation is appreciated)

Date & Time: 5.00-7.00pm, Thursday 17 August 2017 – 5.30pm start for talk
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side)
RSVP: to Marilyn Truscott via email

Download the CanberraTalks-Memorials and memory flyer.


6. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.


7. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – What’s On & Masterclass on French History

Click here to read the latest news from the Johnston Collection.


8. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.


9. Royal Historical Society of Queensland seminar, 2 September 2017

Building Brisbane: Preserving heritage values in changing landscapes

Saturday 2 September 2017
9.00am for a 9.30am start
Seminar concludes at 1.00pm

Commissariat Store Museum
115 William Street, Brisbane

Ticket prices
* $25 members
* $30 guests

For more information and to book, see the RHSQ Annual Seminar flyer.


10. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – second round of applications open

The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a second 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 Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018 and is divided into three major learning cycles:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

During the Master’s period, students will receive a solid foundation in a variety of cultural economics topics and the value chain of cultural and natural sites. Moreover economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites will be explored in detail while strategic and project management competences will be put into practice.

The deadline for applications is 25 August 2017.

For further information visit The International Training Centre website or email the Course Organisers.


11. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 17 August

Conserving the Ross Island Huts
and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee

With Julian Bickersteth

Julian Bickersteth is President of the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC), and managing director of International Conservation Services (ICS). Julian will provide a brief overview of the work being undertaken by IPHC members in polar regions before discussing the major project he has been involved in over the past 12 years in the conservation of the Ross Island huts built by Scott and Shackleton, and more lately Ed Hillary.

Time & Date: Thursday 17 August 2017. Drinks start 5.30pm, talk at 6.00pm
Cost: Students $5, Members $10, non-members $15 all payable at the door in cash
Venue: GML Heritage, Level 6, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
RSVP: by Monday 14 August 2017 via email to Jane Vernon. Bookings are essential as places are limited

Download the AICOMOS-DOCOMOMO-AIA NSW CHAPTER 17 August talk flyer.


12. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 30 August

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Fara Azmat, Emma Winston, Ahmed Ferdous and Ruth Rentschler (Deakin University), on “How museums create value as a means of sustainable development”.


The purpose of the study is to explore in a deep, rich study how stakeholders of the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) create value through the work that is conducted at the museum. The IMA is used as a case study for exploring the role of its arts based initiatives (ABIs) as a source of value creation for sustainable development (SD) and how the value created is retained. Drawing on the standpoints of multiple stakeholders and methods—focus groups, interviews, forums and documentary evidence—our findings highlight the need for using ABIs as a ‘soft’ and ‘non-threatening’ tool to promote SD and facilitate social inclusion with the more important goal of retaining value over time. The challenges of SD have intensified following the increasing rise of terrorism, with its catastrophic effects posing threats for security and social inclusion. As Islam is being increasingly associated with terrorism, fear of Islam has increased polarisation in regard to Muslim and non-Muslim integration in secular societies, including Australia. Given this background, the results of the report have important policy implications for policy makers, communities, individuals and the IMA.


Dr Fara Azmat is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Management at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her areas of research interest are: social inclusion, corporate social responsibility in developing countries, women and migrant entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. She has published her work in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Australian Journal of Management, European Management Journal, International Journal of Public administration, Contemporary South Asia, Thunderbird International Business Review, Social Responsibility Journal, and International Review of Administrative Sciences.

Dr Ahmed Ferdous is a Lecturer of Marketing in the Department of Marketing, Deakin University, Australia. His key research interest is in the area of internal marketing and transformative business practices. He has published in several journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, Transfusion, The Marketing Review, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of International Consumer Marketing and Corporate Communications: An International Journal.

Ms Emma Winston will be working with us on this project as part of her honours year of study. She has worked for two years with Ruth Rentschler at Deakin University as a research assistant. Her interest is in diversity and the arts. She has also worked with Multicultural Arts Victoria and has developed a marketing plan for the Duldig Studio, museum and sculpture garden.

Professor Ruth Rentschler is the Associate Dean Research Education, University of South Australia and undertakes work is on diversity, equity and participation in governance, management and marketing settings in arts and cultural organisations. Her work is published in international journals and books such as Arts Governance: People Passion Performance (Routledge 2015). She was awarded the OAM for services to education, to the arts and to the community. She has received numerous other awards for best papers, outstanding doctoral student supervision, research excellence and service excellence. Ruth has partnered with many organisations in conducting her research and industry projects, eg. Arts Queensland, Creative Victoria.

Date: Wednesday 30 August 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.


13. Living Heritage Symposium, 6-8 September 2017, Texas

Living Heritage Symposium
6-8 September 2017
San Antonio, Texas

The Living Heritage Symposium is an official event of the 2017 San Antonio World Heritage Festival and is organized by the San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation.

The Symposium is a collaborative forum bringing international and local heritage professionals, policy-makers, grassroots preservationists and academics together for an exchange of ideas leading to the development of best practices for safeguarding cultural heritage.

Experts will present relevant work and attendees will work together in World Cafe style workshops to draft recommendations that San Antonio and other U.S. cities can utilize.

Presenters include ICOMOS members Andrew Potts (Symposium Facilitator) and Ege Yildirim (ICOMOS Focal Point for the Sustainable Development Goals).

For more information, visit the Symposium website.


14. ICOMOS New Zealand 2017 AGM weekend, 27-29 October, Hamilton

The theme of ICOMOS NZ’s 2017 AGM weekend is “Heritage On The Edge”.

This year’s conference aims to increase awareness about heritage places and ideas that are on the periphery of our attention as practitioners, or which lie at the margins in other ways.

For more information and to register, click on the links below.


15. Call for applications: 2018-2019 Getty Residential Grants

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for the 2018–2019 academic year.

Deadline: 2 October 2017

Monumentality (Research Institute)

The 2018–2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation-building, the subversive potential of monument-making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects.

The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

For a second year, the 2018-2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. When the Macedonian king Alexander the Great finally defeated the Persians in 331 BC, Greek culture spread throughout the Near East, but native dynasties—first the Parthian (247 BC–AD 224) and then the Sasanian (AD 224–651)—soon re-established themselves. The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories. Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

Detailed application guidelines are available online.

For more information about each theme click here.

Please address inquiries to the Getty Research Grants Team by email.


16. The Prince Claus Fund offers support for documentary heritage under threat

The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme, and the Whiting Foundation, have joined forces to offer assistance in such situations for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides quick help to evacuate, stabilise or rescue cultural heritage under imminent threat of destruction or damaged by man-made disasters, natural disasters or conflict. >>READ MORE

They are currently holding an open call for proposals regarding manuscripts, rare books, archives, tablets, inscriptions, and other kinds of documentary heritage, which are under immediate threat due to conflict or natural disaster. The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme, and the Whiting Foundation have joined forces to offer assistance in such situations for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

For more information about the call, visit the Prince Claus Fund website.


17. ‘Travelling Stories’ ASHA and IA Joint Conference, 10-14 October 2017, Tasmania – call for papers and presentations

This conference is the first-ever collaboration between the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and Interpretation Australia (IA). The theme is “Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes” and it will bring people together to explore new ways of telling stories about the important landscapes, places and environments in which we live and work. It will be a travelling conference, moving through venues from Launceston to Hobart via key places along the Midlands Highway. We anticipate the attendance of people from a broad range of disciplines and professions – interpretation specialists, archaeologists, writers, designers, heritage consultants, heritage tourism operators, digital technology specialists, museum curators, tour guides, parks rangers, naturalists, visitor program managers – to explore common ground and approaches.

The Call for Papers and Presentations is now open!

We welcome all proposals for papers or presentations but especially those that fit in one of the sessions or with the general theme of the conference. There is currently room in the draft programme for both ASHA and IA to have a ‘general’ session where papers or presentations on any topic might be scheduled. However, please be aware that if new sessions are developed or existing sessions attract large numbers of proposals, these general sessions may be curtailed or dropped.

Sessions are divided into:

  • ‘Joint Sessions’, which will be scheduled as plenaries; there will be no other concurrent sessions
  • ‘ASHA Sessions’, which will have a focus on historical archaeology but which are open to all to present in and attend. These will be concurrent with IA sessions and possibly other ASHA sessions
  • ‘IA Sessions’, which will have a focus on interpretation but which are open to all to present in and attend. These will be concurrent with ASHA sessions and possibly other IA sessions

For details on the call for papers, presentations and information about sessions, click on this link.

Paper and presentation proposals should be submitted by COB 14 August 2017 using the “Call for Papers Form”, which can be downloaded from here.

Early bird registrations are still available (and end 31 August) – click here for more information.


18. Public consultation on key Reef policies invited – deadline 17 August 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. 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.


19. APT Australasia Chapter Spring workshop, 2 September, Woolmers Estate, TAS

In conjunction with the 2017 Longford Academy Spring Masterclass, the APT Australasia Chapter is pleased to announce a one-day workshop at Woolmers Estate on Saturday 2 September 2017. This workshop will provide an opportunity for property owners and managers, and all those involved with the maintenance of traditional buildings, to learn about sustainable conservation procedures for windows, woodwork, masonry walls and applied finishes.

For further details, including how to register, download this information flyer.


20. 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.


21. 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.


22. 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


23. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Historical Heritage Consultant, Jacobs, Melbourne

Jacobs is one of the world’s leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. We specialise in water, architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and consulting. Our client portfolio includes industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

With a strong pipeline of work, we are looking for a highly motivated historical heritage consultant to join our Cultural Heritage team, which forms a part of our broader Environment and Spatial operations centre in our Melbourne office. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and successful performance of our historical heritage practice in Victoria, NSW and nationally.

This role will provide technical input into historical heritage assessments and management plans, as well as supporting the delivery of projects through the application of project management experience. The role will also be integral in the development and management of client relationships both internal and external. The role also provides the opportunity to mentor and train heritage staff within the team in the practice of historical heritage.

About you

You will hold an honours or postgraduate degree in a relevant field (eg. heritage architecture, history, heritage management, archaeology). You will also have 5-7 years’ consulting experience, with a focus on historical heritage, and have the following key knowledge and skills:

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of State (preferably Victoria, NSW or Queensland) and Commonwealth heritage protection legislation and guidelines and the ability to apply this
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to complete heritage projects in a timely manner, within budget, and to a high level of quality
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage small technical teams in the delivery of cultural heritage services and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to provide heritage advice and guidance to internal and external clients, to fellow team members, and to other technical specialists
  • Excellent reporting and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability in developing relationships and business with existing and new clients, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated ability in the preparation of proposals and successfully bidding for heritage projects

Why Jacobs

The Jacobs Cultural Heritage team comprises 11 heritage specialists with experience in historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology, maritime archaeology, and built heritage. We work on projects from large-scale multi-disciplinary infrastructure development to smaller heritage-specific projects. Our key clients include state government road, rail and transport agencies, infrastructure construction contractors, water utilities companies, local government and Commonwealth government departments including Department of Defence. We provide services including preparing historical heritage assessments, statements of significance, heritage impact statements, archival photographic recording and conservation management plans; preparing applications for heritage permits and approvals; and field survey, archaeological excavation and analysis of historical artefacts.

At Jacobs we offer rewarding careers with ongoing development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and a culture that is collaborative and inclusive. We believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing, from global virtual teams to local work sharing options.

To apply for the position, please go to this link.

For further information or to discuss the position, please contact Dr Karen Murphy, Technical Leader, Historical Heritage, on (03) 8668 3088 or email Karen.


24. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney

GBA Heritage is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. Our multi-disciplinary team provides services ranging from conservation and adaptive re-use advice, skilled liaison with government bodies throughout NSW, and the preparation of heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, cultural tourism and interpretation plans, in addition to Land and Environment Court appeals. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of challenging projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated Heritage Consultant who can work both independently and as part of a medium-sized team of skilled professional staff.

You will have considerable experience in the heritage field. You will have had prior experience in complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation and excellent project delivery skills. You will also have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.

The ideal applicant for this position will have:

  • Relevant professional qualification/s
  • Experience in Australian heritage conservation practice
  • Familiarity with traditional building construction methods and materials
  • Experience in adaptive re-use projects
  • Familiarity with New South Wales heritage legislation
  • Skills to liaise and negotiate with government agencies, clients, architects and the community to facilitate positive heritage outcomes
  • Demonstrated historical research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, and interpretation plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance priorities

Desirable but not essential:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in Heritage Conservation, Conservation Architecture or other related conservation fields
  • Australia ICOMOS membership

This position is full time. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to email a cover letter and their resume to GBA Heritage by email.


25. SITUATION VACANT Senior Manager Marketing and Community Services, National Trust of Western Australia

A unique opportunity exists for an inspiring and motivated individual who will lead the National Trust’s community engagement portfolio by developing strategic programs that promote opportunities for the community to value Western Australia’s heritage. The role requires the incumbent to ensure that heritage values are dynamically promoted, stories are told in ways that engage existing and attract new audiences, that the National Trust is competitively positioned to build its credentials and profile, and to secure new capacity building opportunities.

For a copy of the key duties and the selection criteria, please contact Enzo Sirna AM by email, call (08) 9321 6088 or go online.

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm, Friday 18 August 2017


26. SITUATION VACANT Manager, Archaeology, GML Heritage, Sydney

Manager, Archaeology

GML Heritage is excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Manager, Archaeology. The Manager, Archaeology role is a leadership position within GML and contributes to the strategic direction of the firm. The key requirement of the position is to lead and manage our cohesive and successful team of archaeology specialists. This role requires relevant technical and management skills, and the passion and drive to continue to build on the success of our Archaeology team and portfolio of projects throughout Australia. The position is full-time, based in our Sydney office, and is initially offered as a maternity leave backfill role for a 12 month period. GML offers our employees flexible working arrangements and a range of added benefits to support work/life balance. We encourage social activities and gatherings, and enjoy a rewarding, worthwhile and shared purpose of shaping our future environment with consideration for heritage conservation and revitalisation.

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27. SITUATION VACANT Senior Historical Archaeologist, AMBS Ecology & Heritage

AMBS Ecology & Heritage was founded by former members of the Australian Museum’s heritage and ecology teams and was established in January 2016. We have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standards that have made us the consultancy of choice for our many clients.

We have successfully tendered for a large infrastructure project that includes extensive historical archaeological excavations. The project will extend over the next few years and we are looking to fill a number of positions. In particular, we need a Senior Historical Archaeologist to assist and to take the lead on excavations. You will also be involved in the preparation of the final excavation reports and management of the artefact analysis.

The position is full-time and salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Essential Criteria

  • an Honours degree in Archaeology.
  • not less than five (5) years’ experience in Historical Archaeology.
  • experience in directing, or assisting the director on, historical archaeological excavations in the Sydney area
  • meeting the Heritage Councils’ Excavation Director criteria would be desirable
  • skilled at interpreting the archaeological record
  • good understanding of artefact assemblages
  • demonstrated report and computer skills
  • good working knowledge of the relevant legislation and Heritage Council documents
  • WorkCover General Induction Card (‘white card’), or willingness to obtain one
  • a drivers’ licence

Please email Jennie Lindbergh, Director Historic Heritage for more information or to submit an Expression of Interest and CV, by Monday 7 August 2017.


28. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Context, Melbourne

Heritage Consultant: Opportunity to connect people, place and heritage

We are seeking an experienced heritage consultant to join our busy Melbourne office.

Context is a multi-disciplinary heritage consultancy with a national reputation for integrity and innovation in heritage conservation. Our projects are exciting and challenging and we are looking for people to join us who are passionate about heritage. We work with private clients as well as all levels of government, primarily delivering services in the domains of built, landscape and community heritage. We also work in the fields of Aboriginal heritage, museums and collections, interpretation and with places and legislation relating to national and world heritage.

Candidates will have at least 3 years’ experience in heritage planning or management and will be suitably qualified in a relevant discipline such as architecture, landscape architecture, conservation or urban planning. A graduate qualification in a heritage-related field is highly desirable.

Our team is multi-disciplinary and we support our staff in their professional development. Our office is located in central Brunswick close to public transport and with some on street parking.

More information about us, our team and our projects can be found on our website.

To obtain a position description, please email Mary Ward. Applications close Friday 4 August.


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