1. [NEW ITEM] RSVP DEADLINE EXTENDED: Launch of the Sydney Opera House Fourth Edition Conservation Management Plan, 11 October, SOH
The Sydney Opera House and Australia ICOMOS invite you to attend a briefing about the Sydney Opera House’s Fourth Edition Conservation Management Plan (CMP), titled Respecting the Vision: Sydney Opera House – A Conservation Management Plan.
Architect, heritage specialist and author of the CMP, Alan Croker, will talk about the development process for the Fourth Edition CMP and how it builds on the Third Edition (2003) by the late James Semple Kerr. He will also provide an overview of the structure of the document, including summary of significance, significance rankings, conservation policies and Tolerance and Opportunities for Change tables, which are an important tool in the new CMP.
When: Wednesday 11 October, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Where: Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
RSVP: by WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER to Lily Black, Planning and Heritage Coordinator by email
2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS Mentoring Program (Victoria): Getting Involved in Professional Organizations in Cultural Heritage – Thursday, 19 October, 6.30pm, University of Melbourne
All Victorian early career professionals and cultural heritage students are invited to attend this event, which will conclude the Australia ICOMOS VIC mentoring program for 2017.
We are inviting a range of professional organisations to come (including Australia ICOMOS of course!) – so this is a great place to understand how they work, and to consider your involvement, meet people and generally expand your networks.
The event is generously supported by the University of Melbourne – so, come to the Japanese Room in the Melbourne School of Design from 6.30pm. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Learn more about the fabulous Japanese Room. The Melbourne School of Design is in the centre of the Parkville campus. Just start walking from any entrance, and you will find it (with the help of University way-finding signs).
So that we have some idea of catering requirements, please RSVP to Kristal Buckley by email by 13 October 2017.
Please join us!
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Boram Lee (University of Sterling, UK), on “The effect of collaboration on private giving”.
In an increasingly unstable international social and political environment, the role of non-profit organisations intended to benefit ethnic communities has become much more critical, despite ongoing financial challenges due to funding cuts. Based on a case study of the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA), we test the effect of inter-organisational collaboration with the aim of achieving social goals on private giving. Based on our survey results, we find that Muslims exhibit greater willingness-to-donate to the IMA than do non-Muslims, regardless of visitor status. Reflecting the crowding-out effect, those Muslims exposed to information on the inter-organisational collaboration exhibit lower willingness-to-donate than do other Muslims. We observe that Muslims allocated to the group receiving information on the current funding status of the IMA, in terms of not receiving regular funding from government, exhibit significantly higher willingness-to-donate than do other Muslims, confirming the potential scope for behavioural influences on fundraising.
Boram Lee is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of Stirling, UK. Her principal research specialisation is in the field of economics and finance with an emphasis on behavioural studies based on psychological approaches. After her doctorate in behavioural finance, which resulted in quality publications, such as one in the Journal of Banking and Finance, she has continued to develop her research interests into the areas of cultural valuation and public policy. She was one of the recipients of the 2014 UK Arts and Humanity Research Council Cultural Value Project Research Development Grant, and the project has resulted in several quality publications including one in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Prior to her academic life, she managed international tours of highly respected theatre companies, worked as a producer at arts festivals, and participated in many visual art projects. Her professional involvement and life-long interest in theatre and the visual art sectors led her to her current active research interests in cultural and creative industries.
Date: Wednesday 4 October 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.
‘Intangible and invisible: recognising intangible cultural heritage in place’ workshop
Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra
20 October 2017, 1.30 to 4.15pm
The National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (NSC-ICH) invites you to come along to this workshop and engage with the challenge of making intangible cultural heritage visible in place-based heritage practice. The workshop will include case studies, each about a specific place and addressing issues such as:
- contemporary cultural practice: how old does a cultural practice need to be?
- significant cultural practices – significant heritage places: what is the connection?
- if cultural practices have ceased: what then?
- changing a place: how to protect against impacts on cultural practices?
The program will be up on our webpage next week with registration details – and in next week’s e-news.
We are still open to proposals for short 10-minute case study presentations, and sponsorship to support the event. All offers to the NSC-ICH by email.
5. [NEW ITEM] NSC-ICH Annual Meeting & call for coordinating committee members, 20 October, Canberra – revised starting time
Join the National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (NSC-ICH) for their annual meeting at 4.15pm, 20 October, straight after their workshop, and find out more about the NSC, nominate for the coordinating committee or a working group, learn how to become a member and more. All welcome.
An agenda and nomination forms for the coordinating committee will be circulated soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact any of our current coordinating committee members if you’d like to enquire about getting involved with the coordinating committee or contribute to the NSC in any other way. Drop us an email at this address.
Expressions of Interest will be accepted until 13 October 2017 for Deakin’s unique dual award program. This program enables a small group of students to undertake studies in Melbourne and Germany toward two Masters qualifications simultaneously: the Deakin Master of Cultural Heritage and the highly-esteemed Master of World Heritage Studies at BTU-Cottbus in Germany.
To join our 4th dual award cohort in March, please apply online to enrol in the Master of Cultural Heritage, and also send an Expression of Interest letter to Kristal Buckley by email. For further information including how to apply, see our blog.
Regenerating Places of Faith – 30 October 2017
Clayton Wesley Church, The Parade/Portrush Rd corner, Beulah Park
South Australia has many historic church buildings, a significant part of our cultural identity. These Places of Faith have served their congregations and communities well over many decades. Today, many ageing and shrinking congregations are facing challenges to maintain their historic Places of Faith. The ‘Regenerating Places of Faith’ conference on Monday 30 October 2017 will explore how congregations can be strengthened and church buildings revitalised, by developing partnerships with other community groups and local businesses, to restore and adapt historic church buildings for both worship and other complementary uses – as innovative places that enable communities to flourish.
Visit the National Trust South Australia website to check for details of the event and bookings.
You can also review the event’s Facebook page by going to Facebook and typing ‘regenerating places of faith’.
8. [NEW ITEM] “Whatever You Do, You Must Not Look at Her Majesty” – lectures hosted by The Johnston Collection, Melbourne
THE EUGENE BARILO VON REISBERG SERIES: Whatever you do, you must not look at Her Majesty
To coincide with the launch of the film Victoria & Abdul starring Dame Judy Dench, released in Australia on 22 September 2017, join Eugene Barilo von Reisberg as he introduces you to of some of the most famous 19th century portraits that look at Queen Victoria.
Discover how the portraits of Queen Victoria reflect the social changes of this fast-paced epoch, and how the artists of the era adapted the genre of portraiture to changing demands, divergent artists and royal demand.
Drawn from public museums, royal palaces, and private collections from around the world, you will discover prominent portrait painters who captured Queen Victoria in her copious royal commissions.
Gain glimpses into the fascinating lives of the gifted artists and the colourful personality of Her Majesty; learn the secret language of portraiture; and uncover the covert messages shared between the portraits and the viewers.
Click here for more information.
9. [NEW ITEM] Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth – early bird registration ends 2 October
Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities
4-5 December 2017
The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute is hosting the annual conference of the International Centre for Integrated Urban Planning and Transport (ICIUPT).
This is an ‘inclusive’ international conference, with presenters and participants including NGOs, community projects, advocacy groups, as well as architects, urban planners, engineers, academics, private and government policy makers and those who would like to know why sustainability is now the key driver of innovation.
We welcome you to be part of this conference and share your experience, research and vision for the sustainability of our cities and communities.
Register today to secure your registration at the early bird discounted rate. Early bird registration is only available until 2 October.
For more information, visit the conference website.
10. [NEW ITEM] CHNT 2017, Vienna, Austria, 8-10 November 2017 – early bird registration ends 2 October
The 22nd International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2017) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 8-10 November 2017.
The main topic of this year: Urban Archaeology and Integration – Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies.
The final schedule is now online.
Early bird registration is open until 2 October 2017.
Please visit also our BLOG – there you will find important information about the program and the whole conference.
To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.
The Heritage Council of Victoria is considering the feasibility of preparing a new ‘Victorian Heritage Strategy’. The previous strategy – Victoria’s Heritage: Strengthening Our Communities – operated between 2006 and 2010, but in the period since there have been significant changes, which provide the context for considering a new Heritage Strategy.
A first stage is the preparation of a ‘feasibility study’ to look at the opportunities, scope and implications for a new Victorian Heritage Strategy.
As part of this process, stakeholders in Victoria’s heritage are being invited to use this short survey to express opinions about a new heritage strategy – the merits, issues, opportunities and priorities at the outset of the feasibility assessment.
The survey can be accessed here and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. (Please note that it is best to avoid Internet Explorer or to ensure that internet settings are Google compatible).
Your comments by 30 September would be greatly appreciated.
13. 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference, Mildura, 9-13 October 2017 – last chance to register
Putting Water to Work – Steam Power, River Navigation and Water Supply
9-13 October 2017
“Putting Water to Work” will offer you insight into Australia’s rich engineering history – from the steam power that opened Australia’s inland waterways to navigation in the 19th century to the nation-building irrigation and water supply schemes that capitalised on Australia’s most precious resource.
For the latest update and details of registration options, click here.
NOTE: Standard (online) registration prices will apply until midnight, 2 October 2017 (AEDT).
The fifth edition of Australia’s State of the Environment Report shows Australia has made significant gains in improving our environment, but there is still work to do. Australia’s heritage remains vulnerable to both natural and human threats.
Hosted by the Museum of Australian Democracy in collaboration with Australia ICOMOS and GML Heritage. The presentation will be made by Professor Richard Mackay AM, M.ICOMOS.
For more information and RSVP details, see the State of the Environment 2016 Presentation-invitation.
Harbour Trust Invites Community Feedback on Interpretation Strategy for Headland Park
The Harbour Trust is inviting the community and stakeholders to help share the rich history of Headland Park by providing feedback on its draft Interpretation Strategy for Headland Park. The Strategy aims to draw out various aspects of the site’s rich history and guide the addition of interpretative elements across the precinct that share this history.
Headland Park is one of Sydney’s most striking urban parklands, incorporating the former military sites at Chowder Bay, Georges Heights and Middle Head and connecting with Sydney Harbour National Park and Mosman Council reserves. It also has a rich Indigenous history. The urban parkland was first opened to the public in 2003 and has since become a thriving business park with a mix of commercial tenants, boutique cafes and art studios, and incorporates spectacular views of the harbour, bush tracks and recreation facilities.
“The Harbour Trust is developing an Interpretation Strategy to build on the existing heritage interpretation and further share the stories of the site’s Indigenous, military and submariner history as well as its modern history as an urban parkland,” said Harbour Trust CEO, Mary Darwell.
Harbour Trust Invites Volunteers to Join the Team at North Head Sanctuary
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is inviting local residents to join the team of volunteers who help restore, enrich and share North Head Sanctuary by joining the Harbour Trust’s volunteer team, and is currently recruiting for Visitor centre, tour guide and restoration volunteers.
North Head Sanctuary comprises more than 80 buildings set in 72 hectares of natural bushland, and is uniquely managed by the Harbour Trust in recognition of its precious natural and environmental values.
“The Harbour Trust is supported by an incredible team of 250 volunteers who play an essential role in the work of the Harbour Trust and across our sites,” said Harbour Trust CEO, Mary Darwell. “Last financial year our volunteers contributed more than 29,000 hours of support,” she said.
“Volunteering at the Harbour Trust is a rewarding experience, providing the opportunity to work at extraordinary sites, such as North Head Sanctuary,” said Ms Darwell.
The International Institute Life Beyond Tourism is offering four different courses over the 2017/2018 period, aimed to offer training with a multidisciplinary approach of the Foundation’s Life Beyond Tourism Model.
All the courses will illustrate at different levels the cultural and economic approach and best practices of the Foundation’s Life Beyond Tourism®, to address cultural heritage identity protection and fruition and the management of travel and to contribute to the intercultural dialogue and local development.
For more information on the courses available, click here.
17. Information Sessions: Heritage Act 2017 and Living Heritage Grants – October 2017, various locations
The Heritage Act 2017 commences operation on 1 November 2017 and introduces new streamlined processes and enforcement tools to ensure Victoria’s significant heritage places and objects are appropriately protected into the future.
The Victorian Government is also providing grant funding through the Living Heritage grants program, to protect heritage places and objects included in the Victoria Heritage Register that are considered to be ‘at risk’. The program has delivered two funding rounds to date and is supporting the conservation and activation of a diverse range of heritage places and objects across Victoria.
Information session are being run to assist stakeholders and members of the public to understand what changes are being introduced through the Heritage Act 2017 and what opportunities there are to apply for future heritage grant funding.
Presenters will include representatives from both Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria.
The sessions will run as below and participants must RSVP to secure a place – RSVP to the Heritage Act Review Team by email in accordance with the dates below stating your name, any organisation that you represent and the total number of places being reserved.
If there are particular aspects of either the new Heritage Act or the Living Heritage Grants program that you would like to see addressed in the presentations, you are welcome to highlight these in your RSVP.
Melbourne: 16 October 2017, 10:30-12:30 am
College of Surgeons, 250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne
RSVP by: 12 October 2017
Bendigo: 18 October 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm
La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo
RSVP by: 13 October 2017
Geelong: 23 October 2017, 10:30-12:30 am
Library – Wurdi Youang South Room, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong
RSVP by: 19 October 2017
18. Aboriginal cultural heritage reforms: public consultation open & an invitation to attend public information sessions (NSW)
The NSW Government is reforming the way Aboriginal cultural heritage is conserved and managed in New South Wales. We are seeking your feedback to help refine the proposed new legal framework. The three-month consultation period is now open and will run from 11 September to 18 December 2017.
Consultation will consist of a series of public information sessions and workshops to explain and seek feedback on the proposed new framework. You are invited to review information about the reforms proposals and register to attend an information session and workshop in your area.
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) website provides a range of materials to assist you to understand the proposed new system and to provide feedback. These materials include:
- short introductory videos
- a Proposal Paper
- Yarn Up Handbook
- Frequently asked questions
We will also be holding the following public events:
- information sessions at 19 locations around the state – for people to hear what is being proposed and to ask questions
- workshops at the same locations a month later – for people to discuss issues and provide feedback on key areas of interest
- webinars for people that are not able to attend an information session and for regular users of the system
Information about the reforms and how to register for an information session, workshop or webinar can be found on the reforms website. The Aboriginal-cultural-heritage-proposed-legal-framework flyer also identifies the locations, times and dates of these sessions.
If you have any questions, or if there is anything the OEH can do to help you or your organisation to engage during the coming consultation period, please either call 131 555 or email the reforms mailbox.
Australia ICOMOS invites you to a talk on Brisbane Customs House
Since 1994, the former Brisbane Customs House has been the city presence of the University of Queensland. Dr Robert Riddel will talk about how this city landmark was conserved and adapted for its new use as well as the ongoing management of the venue’s heritage values.
Dr Robert Riddel was the Founding Director of Riddel Architecture before his practice joined with Conrad Gargett Architecture. He is now a Principal of Conrad Gargett with expertise in contemporary design, the adaptive reuse of existing buildings and heritage conservation. Robert has taught history and tutored in design studios at QUT and University of Queensland. He completed his PhD (2008) in architectural history at The University of Queensland where he is currently an Adjunct Professor. He has authored Conservation Management Plans for Australian Parliament House and the Queensland Cultural Centre, Southbank. Robert has been a member of Brisbane City Council’s Independent Design Advisory Panel, the AIA National Heritage Taskforce, is a former Queensland Heritage Council Member and is currently a member of the Minister’s Heritage Working Group.
When: 19 October, 5.45 access for a 6pm start
Where: Conrad Gargett Offices, 26th floor, 240 Queen St (access via Queen street lifts)
This is a free event, and will include drinks and nibbles following the talk.
There is also an open invitation for us to have dinner together in the Brasserie at Customs House (at your own expense).
Please RSVP to Matt Whincop by email by 13 October for catering purposes.
The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT Inc, in association with The Art Deco & Modernism Society of NSW & ACT Inc, invite you to “Sydney’s Émigré Designers”.
Immigration associated with the mass displacement of Europeans during World War II saw the numbers of Australians of European descent rise from around 1% in the 1930s to more than 10% by the 1960s. The impact of this cultural shift in food and lifestyle is often celebrated. But what about design? Rebecca Hawcroft will reveal the significant numbers of skilled European architects that came to Sydney in the pre and post-war years, their varied careers, the obstacles they faced and the impact they had on bringing modern design to Sydney. Catriona Quinn will look at the furniture in terms of the wider modernist designers working in that period.
Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 6:15 for 6:30pm SHARP
Venue: Auditorium at the rear of “Tusculum”, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
Cost: C20th / Art Deco & Modernism / AIA Members: $20 pp; Non Members: $25 pp; Senior/Student/Disability & Disadvantaged concessions $15 pp (please provide details)
For more information and booking options, see the ‘Sydney’s Émigré Designers’ flyer.
EMM Consulting is an environmental consultancy with a multidisciplinary team of specialists. We are looking for a mid-level heritage consultant with experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage management. There will be opportunities to work on historical heritage projects as well.
For more information, read the Heritage Consultant_SYD_Sept 2017 position description.
If you believe that you meet the requirements as stated in the above document, please submit your application via email quoting reference “Heritage SYD 0917”. To have your application considered it MUST INCLUDE a tailored covering letter, CV and a copy of your qualifications/transcripts. Applications to be forwarded by COB 6 October 2017.
Ms Punn Ei NGON is an architect from Myanmar with 8 years’ experience (5 years’ experience in Singapore and 3 years’ in Myanmar). She is currently working in Singapore. She can be contacted by email or via phone (+65 93740945; +65 90554903 – Singapore). Her career history includes Architectural Coordinator Cum BIM Drafter for various projects in Singapore. She is fluent in English and Burmese. She is looking for work in Queensland – anywhere except Gold Coast and Brisbane as she has a 489 Regional Visa. She can do architectural design, drafting, coordination, documentation, Auto, Revit, BIM, as well as project and contract management, QS, estimation.
She is interested in heritage work as well as architecture and construction industry. If anyone would like to see her Curriculum Vitae they can contact her directly or Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy (M.ICOMOS) has a copy for circulation – email Susan.
- Annual salary for 21 hours per week up to $57,769.74 + market rate allowance up to $6,260.47 + super
- Part time role – 7 hours per day, 3 days a week
- Modern harbourside offices with beach and garden surrounds
Woollahra has a rich and diverse history and natural setting that is represented in Victorian, Federation and inter-war buildings, precincts, settings and streetscapes. Council is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join its heritage team in caring for this environmental heritage, which has a local, regional and, in many instances, a nationally recognised level of heritage significance.
Your primary role is to provide expert heritage advice on development applications. Your skills and expertise in heritage impact assessment and working knowledge and experience with building design and construction will be critical to this role. You will also be required to provide general advice on heritage related matters and assist with the preparation of conservation policy from time to time.
- Demonstrated current working experience in assessing heritage significance and carrying out heritage impact assessments in the built environment
- Demonstrated knowledge of and current working experience with heritage conservation best practice in the built environment
- A tertiary qualification in architecture or an associated discipline and demonstrated skills and experience in building design
- Demonstrated knowledge of and current working experience with NSW local and state heritage legislation and NSW Heritage Division guidelines
- Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Well-developed skills in the use of PC software including Word and Excel
- Demonstrated commitment to the provision of quality customer service
- A Class C driver’s licence
- A tertiary qualification in heritage conservation or town planning
- Experience with appeals in the Land and Environment Court
- Mediation and facilitation skills and experience
How to apply
- View the full Position Description & apply online by clicking here
- You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria
- If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire
- You will be able to upload 2 documents only.
- For information on applying for Council jobs, please visit this link
- For further information about the role, please contact Chris Bluett, Manager Strategic Planning on (02) 9391 7083 during business hours
- Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360
CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 3 October 2017
Previous applicants need not re-apply.
Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.
- Respect for people
- Integrity and excellent performance
- Professional, quality service
- Open, accountable communication
Request for Tender – Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground Project
The area now known as the Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) Aboriginal Burial Ground is a very significant place for the Aboriginal people of Western Australia. The site contains the remains of Aboriginal men and boys incarcerated on Rottnest Island during the Island’s use as an Aboriginal prion from 1838-1904, and subsequent forced labour camp for Aboriginal prisoners during the years following until 1931.
It is estimated that at least 370 of the approximately 4,000 men and boys who were imprisoned on the Island are buried at this site in unmarked graves.
In 2005-06, the Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) engaged a consultant to meet with Aboriginal community representatives throughout the Western Australian to determine how the community would like to see the burial ground recognised and conserved. From this consultation process a Concept Plan was developed that informs a three-phase conservation project.
Phase One, implemented in 2015, involved the removal of intrusive infrastructure; construction of a pathway around the perimeter and basic interpretation at the main entrance.
Phase Two will involve consultation with the Aboriginal community, development of a cohesive landscape and interpretation design and implementation of the works.
The Rottnest Foundation advertised a Request for Tender for the first part of Phase Two in The West Australian newspaper on 9 September 2017 and on their website. Details of who to contact for more information will be included in these advertisements.
Phase Three (yet to be funded) will involve commissioning Western Australian Aboriginal artists to design artworks that will be installed at the Burial Ground to represent the Aboriginal men and boys that lie buried at the site.
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