In January 2017, ICOMOS was awarded a generous grant of 80 000 € by the Getty Foundation for our General Assembly taking place this December in Delhi. This international gathering is one of the most important in the heritage conservation field and under our policy of non-political involvement and non-discrimination, the meeting is open to all.
Recently, the Getty Foundation suddenly informed ICOMOS that for unforeseen reasons related to compliance with U.S. sanctions regulations, and through no fault whatsoever of ICOMOS, it would have to revoke the grant because of the participation at the General Assembly of one of our members, a young Syrian architect, teaching part-time at a Syrian state-funded university.
The Getty gave ICOMOS the alternative to either bar him from attending the meeting or have the grant revoked.
ICOMOS has chosen to stand by its principles and return the grant funds to the Getty Foundation.
We are now relying on your financial support to help us raise the 80 000 € we must return to the Getty. If each ICOMOS member or friend would give just 5 or 10 € we could raise this amount in a few days.
To donate please visit the crowdfunding page – where you can contribute via Credit card or PayPal.
ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, is a unique, non-governmental, democratic, not-for-profit international organisation, committed to furthering the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of the world’s cultural heritage.
As an official advisory body to the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, ICOMOS evaluates nominations and advises on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Donations received before 1 December 2017 will be acknowledged in a special resolution of the General Assembly that will be distributed to all ICOMOS members and partners, including UNESCO. Donors of 100 € and above will in addition receive a personal certificate of appreciation signed by the President of ICOMOS.
If we go beyond our goal
If we fundraise beyond the 80 000 € mark – any surplus will be put into ICOMOS’ own Victoria Falls Fund – which we use to complement external grants and support attendance by members at our General Assemblies.
National Trust of Australia (QLD) Trust Talks: THE DEBATE
Thursday 7 December, 5pm for a 6pm start
The Trust Talks, our speaker series aimed at opening the doors for innovation, collaboration and celebration of our heritage, is going underground into the Springhill Reservoir in December. The evening will include the opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, drinks on arrival, cheese platters & canapes, the debate, and an exclusive Christmas performance from the Underground Opera in the Reservoir! This is an event not to be missed.
“Head in the Cloudlands: Is there too much idealism in heritage?”
In the days before adequate protection for heritage places was introduced, The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) was once known as the community group who stopped development – their arsenal was picket lines, protests and rallies. Fast forward two decades and Queensland now has statutory heritage registers, a statewide Heritage Council and requirements to ensure that the demolition of heritage such as ‘Cloudlands’ could never happen again. But does the heritage industry have its head in the Cloudlands? Are we at risk of being left off the negotiation table if we rigidly stick to stringent guidelines? In our quest for heritage protection, have we lost sight of the bigger picture and is this detrimental to our cause?
The Trust Talks: The Debate brings together 4 renowned experts and advocates to debate this timely topic, including:
- Dr Meredith Walker
- Dr Andrew Sneddon
- Christina Cho
- Jane Alexander
For further information and ticketing visit this link.
3. [NEW ITEM] “Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now” conference, Brisbane, 17-18 May 2018: call for papers
Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now
University of Queensland, Brisbane
17-18 May 2018
Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat
This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day. The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom. We seek contributions that might address, but need not be limited to:
- 19th century constructions of citizenship in civic institutions
- colonialism, anti-colonialism and cosmopolitanism in the 19th and 20th century
- social liberalism of the early 20th century and critiques of utopianism
- the positive freedoms sought by substantive liberals in the welfare state
- the return of classical economic liberalism and its relation with postmodernism
- the role of cultural policy, cultural industries and governmentality in the liberal state
- the relation of theories of the aesthetic autonomy of art to personal freedom
- the biopolitics of urban and architectural conditions and projects
This conference is hosted by the Architecture Criticism Theory and History (ATCH) Centre at the University of Queensland, and seeks contributions from both inside and outside the discipline of architecture. We seek papers of 20 minutes length, proposals for panel discussions, and scholars interested in active involvement as respondents and chairs.
Abstract of no more than 300 words should be submitted by email, with subject line: ‘liberalism_abstract_surname’
Submission deadline: 5 February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 5 March 2018
For more information, visit the Architecture Criticism Theory and History Centre website.
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc (EIANZ) has recently established a Heritage Special Interest Section. Its aim is to develop and promote knowledge about heritage as an essential element of the environment as well as to improve professional practice and recognition of heritage practitioners. To further these aims, we are seeking to compile the first heritage special issue of the EIANZ journal, the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (AJEM). The focus of the AJEM is on policy and practice, and we welcome submissions of abstracts on any aspect of these themes.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
* Is policy and practice in Australia and New Zealand effectively protecting heritage?
* Are our heritage practices adequate to interpret and conserve the past, to help us understand our environment, and to pass that legacy on to the future?
* Engagement of stakeholders in heritage
* Case studies of successful collaborative projects where heritage has been integrated with other environmental practice
* How would effective policy for Intangible heritage and heritage landscapes look?
* Multiple uses for heritage
* What is heritage anyway?
Papers will be reviewed following the AJEM double‐blind review process. Expressions of interest to publish, along with an abstract, should be submitted to the guest editors, Richard Sharp FEIANZ CEnvP (email Richard) and Vanessa Hardy MEIANZ M.ICOMOS (email Vanessa) by 20 February 2018.
Following acceptance of the EOI and abstract, full papers should be submitted by 30 August 2018 by online submission to the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management Scholar One Manuscripts. Papers should be prepared using the AJEM Guidelines. The guest editors welcome informal enquiries related to the proposed topics.
Assessment of Intangible Cultural Heritage in World Heritage: A critical appraisal of the use of criterion vi
9 December 2017, 18.00 – 21.00pm
India International Centre, Lecture Hall 2 [ICOMOS General Assembly Delhi]
Join ICICH (International Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage) and members of our NSC-ICH to explore how well the 1972 World Heritage Convention lends itself to the assessment of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) for nomination purposes. Speakers include Dinu Bumbaru, Dr Jigna Desai and Munish Pandit. For more information, see the ICICH Mini Colloquium 9 Dec 2017 Delhi programme. The ICICH Mini Colloquium is open to everyone attending the General Assembly.
The Character Preservation (Barossa Valley) Act 2012 and the Character Preservation (McLaren Vale) Act 2012 are currently being reviewed as required by legislation.
This legislation provides that the special character of the two districts is recognised, protected and enhanced while providing for the economic, physical and social wellbeing of the communities within the districts. It restricts the creation of additional residential development in the rural areas of the districts to halt urban sprawl to the north and south of Adelaide’s built-up area, thereby seeking to provide for continued viable farming and primary production activities.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has developed a discussion paper (PDF, 4267 KB) in consultation with affected councils and State Government agencies. Written submissions will be accepted until 5:00pm, Friday 8 December 2017.
For more information about this public consultation, visit the SA Planning Portal website.
Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for humanities sector women. However, the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of 2017.
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 15 December 2017.
8. [NEW ITEM] Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth – registration still open
Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities
4-5 December 2017
The 2nd Annual Sustainable Integrated Cities International Conference, December 4-5, 2017 in Perth brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality.
For further information, visit the conference website.
9. [NEW ITEM] Parramatta Female Factory and Institutions Precinct gains National Heritage Listing – The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release
Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Hon Josh Frydenberg, dated 14 November 2017.
The stories of tens of thousands of women and children institutionalised in Australia will be formally recognised with the inclusion of the Parramatta Female Factory and Institutions Precinct on the National Heritage List today.
For almost 200 years, the Precinct existed as a part of Australia’s social welfare system, providing shelter for women and children. It was a place of work and punishment, a marriage bureau, a labour hire depot and a home for disadvantaged or ‘wayward’ women and children, often held there against their will.
The Precinct began in 1818 as Australia’s first female convict site, the Parramatta Female Factory. This was the first destination for the majority of convict women sent to colonial Sydney and many Australians are descended from these resilient women.
After the Female Factory’s closure, the Precinct housed a Roman Catholic Orphan School and then the Parramatta Industrial Girls School in various forms until 1974. The last institution on site, the Norma Parker Correctional Centre, closed its doors in 2008.
The buildings and grounds of the Precinct that remain today tell us much about attitudes to women in the past. The spaces the women inhabited and objects they used, including archaeological finds from the convict era, shed light on their day-to-day trials and tribulations.
When we reflect on our nation’s heritage, it is important to remember many people have been affected by its darker chapters. The Precinct’s Orphan and Girls School buildings are an important physical record for those many Australians and their families who have personal connections with institutional sites. The harm of institutionalisation and the trauma experienced by many residents is acknowledged as part of the site’s heritage and visitors are encouraged to learn about its complex history.
“The Precinct is highly valued for its heritage importance by the local, state and national community and this National Heritage listing will allow the Australian community to stand witness to the lives and experiences of women and children who lived there,” said the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.
“It will become Australia’s 113th National Heritage place and share the status and protection of other National Heritage places in New South Wales which help define who we are as a nation, such the Old Government House and Government Domain, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the North Head of Sydney Harbour.”
10. [NEW ITEM] Volunteers Invited to Join the Team on World-Heritage listed Cockatoo Island – Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 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 Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, dated 1 November 2017.
The Harbour Trust is inviting new volunteers to join the team who help restore, enrich and enhance the visitor experience at Cockatoo Island – one of Sydney’s most intriguing and historic Islands – and is currently recruiting restoration, gardening and visitor centre volunteers.
Off-limits to the public for more than 100 years, Cockatoo Island has an incredible history from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders. It is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the best surviving examples of convict transportation and colonial expansion through convict labour.
“Cockatoo Island is an incredibly special and unique place to visit attracting more than 300,000 visitors each year,” said Harbour Trust CEO, Mary Darwell. “We have an incredible team of over 130 volunteers on Cockatoo Island who help bring the Island to life and create sensational experiences for our visitors that would not otherwise be possible,” she said.
“Volunteering at the Harbour Trust is a rewarding experience, providing the opportunity to work at extraordinary sites, such as Cockatoo Island,” said Ms Darwell.
The Harbour Trust invites new volunteers to join at any time across all of its sites, and is currently seeking volunteers for the following roles at Cockatoo Island:
Cockatoo Island Visitor Centre Volunteer: Based at the entry to Cockatoo Island, volunteers meet and greet visitors and help them to maximise their visit by assisting with historic information, directions, tours and attractions as well as selling merchandise. The role particularly suits a people-person with an interest in the historic aspects of the Island and helping people enjoy their visit. The Visitor Centre is open daily with a fortnightly commitment from each volunteer. Volunteers are needed for Monday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Cockatoo Island Restoration Volunteer: Restoration volunteers are currently restoring the shipbuilding heritage of the Island including steam and electric cranes, a wooden boat and the Island’s heritage ship building equipment. Restored cranes are also used in public demonstrations during the year. Engineering and trade skills including carpentry, fitting, turning and boiler making are highly regarded but those with general maintenance skills are also welcome. The team meets Monday to Thursday, with volunteers typically attending once per week. Volunteers must provide their own steel caped boots. Workshop facilities, tools and equipment are all provided. A Site Induction Certificate (white card) is essential and this training is provided.
Cockatoo Island Gardening Volunteer: Gardening volunteers are responsible for the Island’s residential precinct gardens which include both ornamental and native plants. Duties including weeding, pruning, watering and planting. The team is involved in decision making with Harbour Trust’s plans for the gardens and meets on Thursdays on a fortnightly basis. Those with gardening knowledge or simply a green thumb are welcome.
Harbour Trust Volunteers all work within their own teams and are trained in their role, and also become part of the 250 strong Harbour Trust volunteer team, are given a uniform and enjoy social opportunities, information sessions and other benefits. The role would particularly suit a local to the area.
To apply visit this link or for more information contact the Harbour Trust Volunteer Manager on (02) 8969 2112.
11. [NEW ITEM] Cockatoo Island Crane Restored to Steam-Powered Glory – Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 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 Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, dated 31 October 2017.
The Harbour Trust Volunteer Restoration Team has completed restoration of the Travelling Steam Crane “C002”. The crane, which dates back to the early 1900s, has been restored to working order in its steam-powered state. Over a three year period, the team of volunteers worked to dismantle, inspect and repair all elements of the crane, and return it to its original condition.
This Travelling Steam Crane, and its matching, unrestored pair “C001”, are rare examples of early steam powered cranes and are amongst the oldest in Australia. They played an indispensable role in the operation of the Island’s dry docks used for putting the props and scaffolding into the dock when ships came to the Island for repairs. They were used from the early 1900s until well into the late 1980s, and eventually converted to oil firing.
“The restoration of the crane helps to preserve the naval and shipbuilding history of the Island, and make this heritage available for everyone to enjoy,” said Harbour Trust, CEO Mary Darwell. “This achievement would not have been possible without the incredible efforts of the Cockatoo Island Volunteer Restoration Team whose work to preserve these great assets on the Island allows everyone to celebrate the industrial heritage of Sydney’s working Harbour.
“Simultaneously, the Harbour Trust has completed a significant $1.75 million restoration project on the Island’s Convict Workshops with support from a National Historic Grant of $1 million from the Australian Government. These buildings date back to the 1840s and require conservation to retain and reveal their cultural significance. The works included restoration of the stonework and joinery in order to preserve these buildings into the future.
“The Harbour Trust’s continued restoration of the Island allows visitors to gain an insight into the Island’s Indigenous, Convict and Naval history, and discover how it was adapted and used over time with the buildings and dockyards open to the public to visit daily,” said Ms Darwell.
The Convict Workshops have exceptional heritage significance as they relate to the first development of the Island as a penal establishment, and were constructed by convicts using sandstone quarried on the Island. The Convict Workshops and other buildings within the Convict Precinct on the Island are recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Cockatoo Island offers guided and audio tours, special events and exhibitions, food and beverage options as well as glamping, camping and house and apartment accommodation, with the highly coveted New Year’s Eve Glamping and Camping currently on sale for NYE 2017.
To find out more about Cockatoo Island’s accommodation visit this link.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
You are invited to join Blue Shield Australia members and supporters at the 2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium, to be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
The symposium will be held over two days as follows:
- Monday 29 January 2018 – Tours, Workshops and Evening Welcome Reception
- Tuesday 30 January 2018 – Symposium with invited speakers
The purpose of the symposium is to share expertise, experiences and case studies of the protection of cultural heritage in times of natural disaster, as well as to discuss climate change and the strategies being put in place by the sector to work towards a sustainable future. The Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Pacific Regions are often affected by natural disasters and we look forward to learning from each other to advance the work of the International Committee of the Blue Shield to safeguard cultural assets for future generations.
Registration – early bird rates end today
Registration fees for the Symposium on Tuesday 30 January 2018 are as follows. All registrations below include catering and access to symposium sessions on Tuesday, and a ticket to the Welcome Reception on Monday evening. There will also be workshops held on Monday 29 January, which you will also be able to register for via the online form.
Early bird (deadline extended until 10 November 2017): $190
Standard (after 10 November 2017): $210
Early bird (deadline extended until 10 November 2017): $150
Standard (after 10 November 2017): $160
*Student registration is available to full time students only. Please email through a copy of your student ID
For more information, click on the links below.
Dr Scott Robertson, the President of Docomomo Australia and the winner of the 2017 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, discusses the relationship between the theory and practice of conservation of architecture from the Modern Movement and the dilemma of conserving buildings and sites designed in the early days of the Modern Movement to have a limited life.
Whilst the fabric of Modern Movement buildings is of importance, the design intent of the original architect is often the driving force in conserving Modern buildings. Case studies of Zonnestraal Sanatorium and the Van Nelle factory in the Netherlands demonstrate the different approaches taken to conserve buildings designed around a tight program or function and those designed around a flexible or rational program.
The Australian experience of Government as a (re)developer, the impact of government political, economic and aesthetic judgements on our Modernist heritage will be canvassed and contrasted with the more positive outcomes in the USA.
Dr Scott Robertson was the founding President of Docomomo Australia, the Australian branch of the international organisation concerned with the documentation and conservation of buildings and areas or modern architecture. He has 40 years’ experience as an architect in private practice, involved in projects including residential, small commercial and institutional work, as well as heritage projects ranging from conservation management plans, major research projects and the design, documentation and contract administration of a range of conservation building projects. Scott holds the degrees of Master of the Built Environment (Building Conservation) and Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) and was awarded a Phd from the University of New South Wales for research on traditional Javanese architecture.
DATE & TIME
Tuesday 21 November 2017, 6:30-8.00pm
NSW CHAPTER, AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011
Institute, DOCOMOMO & ICOMOS Members $15 / Non-members $30
*Ticket prices are inclusive of GST. An additional $0.30 booking applies to all ticket sales.
Download the Dr Scott Robertson talk at Tusculum 21 November 2017 flyer.
Drs Daniel Schavelzon and Patrizia Frazzi will be visiting Sydney in early December and will be giving a talk on recent historical archaeological discoveries and heritage conservation in Argentina, including what is believed to be a former Nazi jungle-base on the border with Paraguay.
The talk on 1 December at 6pm will be hosted by the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) at the Big Dig Education Centre in The Rocks.
Date: Friday 1 December 2017
Time: Doors open 5.30pm, ready for a 6.00pm start
Venue: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, Sydney Harbour YHA, 110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
RSVP: This event is free of charge, however seating is limited and we need to confirm numbers for catering. Please RSVP by email.
Download the Schavelzon Frazzi (ASHA) talk 1 Dec 2017 flyer.
16. Register for Arches Information Session at the 2017 ICOMOS General Assembly, New Delhi, 10 December
The Arches project would like to invite you to attend an information session during the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium about the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new functionality now available in Arches version 4. The information session is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation. It will take place at the India International Centre, Seminar Hall II, in New Delhi, India, at 7:00-9:00 pm on Sunday 10 December 2017.
To find out more about the topics that members of the Arches project team will cover and to reserve your space, visit this link. There is no fee to attend this information session, although participants must be registered for the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, which has a registration deadline of 31 October 2017. Registration information is available at this link.
Arches is an open source software platform that incorporates international standards and is built to inventory and help manage all types of immovable cultural heritage. The code is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement.
Find out more information about Arches here.
The Arches information session at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation.
Tourism and Technologies of Information in UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday 6 December 2017, 9:00am to 5:30pm
Room XII, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
The seminar will be organized around two major themes:
- Digital technologies at the service of tourist experiences in Word Heritage sites
- Webanalytics and Big Data
18. 6th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Spain, 12-15 June 2018 – 2nd call for papers
The Organising Committee of HERITAGE 2018 – 6th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development – 10th Anniversary Edition would like to announce that a 2nd call for papers has opened: abstracts submission until 15 December.
The Conference will be held in Granada, Spain, on 12-15 June 2018, in partnership with the Higher Technical School for Building Engineering (ETSIE), University of Granada.
HERITAGE 2018 is a peer-reviewed conference.
Abstracts may be submitted under the following topics:
01- Heritage and governance for sustainability
02- Heritage and society
03- Heritage and environment
04- Heritage and economics
05- Heritage and culture
06- Heritage and education for the future
07- Preservation of historic buildings and structures
08- Heritage and cultural tourism
09- Special Chapter: Muslim heritage
A Special Chapter will welcome papers on Muslim Heritage.
For more information, visit the conference website.
The Living Heritage Grants Program is an initiative of the Victoria State Government to support the repair and conservation of ‘at risk’ heritage places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register under the provisions of the Heritage Act 1995. The third round of the Contested Stream of the Living Heritage Program opens on 1 February 2018 and to assist applicants, Heritage Victoria is organising a series of Information Sessions across the state.
Eligible grant applicants include owners and managers of places or objects listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. This may include community and not-for-profit organisations, local councils and Committees of Management. Places of worship and heritage places under private ownership may also be eligible and require matched funding. All projects must meet public accessibility criteria and demonstrate a significant community benefit.
Not sure if you’re eligible? Visit the Heritage Victoria website, send us an email, or come along to the information session to ask us your questions in person.
Please RSVP to the Living Heritage team by email stating the session/date you’re attending, your name and organisation (if relevant).
Fourth session announced in Traralgon:
Traralgon: 30 November, 12 noon-1:30 pm
Former Court House, cnr Franklin & Kay Streets, Traralgon (next to the Post Office)
RSVP by: 27 November 2017
Warrnambool: 14 November 2017, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Reception Room, Warrnambool Civic Centre, 25 Liebig St, Warrnambool
RSVP by: 9 November 2017
Wangaratta: 20 November 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Council Chambers, Wangaratta Government Centre, 62-68 Ovens St, Wangaratta
RSVP by: 16 November 2017
Ballarat: 22 November 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt St, Ballarat Central
RSVP by: 17 November 2017
Swift Creek: date and time to be announced
Please note – these sessions are additional to the Heritage Act and Living Heritage Grants Information Sessions held in Melbourne, Bendigo and Geelong in October.
20. 20th International Assembly and Symposium of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, 3-4 March 2018, Italy – call for abstracts
20th International Assembly and Symposium of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation
“Heritage for Planet Earth 2018”
3-4 March 2018, Florence
The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism® are pleased to invite you to the “Heritage for Planet Earth 2018” Symposium, to be held during the 20th International Assembly of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, in Florence, Italy. The call for abstracts is now open and closes 15 December 2017.
The Symposium presents 3 different sessions:
- Tourism market trends: to manage or to be managed
- Digital technologies: saving identity or feeding globalization?
- Smart city and heritage conservation by means of modern building technologies
For more information, including how to submit an abstract, visit the symposium website.
- 15 December 2017: abstract submission deadline
- 15 January 2018: notification of abstract acceptance on the conference webpage
- 20 February 2018: final paper submission for ISBN e-book conference proceedings
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (WA) is seeking tender submissions for the development of a new Heritage Management Plan for Fremantle Prison. Fremantle Prison is a member site of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property. It is Western Australia’s premier site of built heritage significance, visited by more than 200,000 people each year.
The new Fremantle Prison: Heritage Management Plan will provide high level policies for the site’s business activities in the areas of governance, legislative compliance, conservation management, interpretation management, and community and stakeholder engagement, and will guide the management and protection of Fremantle Prison’s heritage values for the next decade. The Heritage Management Plan will be compliant with the EPBC Act 1999 and the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990, and will be consistent with the articles of the Burra Charter 2013.
Details and the Request For Quote document can be found on the Tenders WA website (tender number – DPLH204517). Tenders close on Friday 24 November at 2:30pm Perth, Western Australia.
RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd, based in St Kilda, Melbourne, are seeking an experienced conservation architect to join our team.
The position is senior and involves: research, analysis, design, documentation and contract administration of building works to places of heritage significance (both conservation and adaptive reuse works) and providing advice to significant historic building owners and authorities, and the like. Projects are both local and international and across all types including: commercial, ecclesiastical, education sector, civic, community, industrial and residential. The office culture is collegiate, cutting edge and research driven.
- minimum masters degree in architecture
- minimum 3 years’ experience working as a conservation architect
- a working knowledge of Australian architectural history
- expertise in remedial conservation interventions to significant heritage building fabric
- proficiency in contemporary and interpretive design and detail resolution
- proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit preferred + pencil and butter paper
- proficiency in sustainable design
- good sense of humour
Interested applicants please forward your CV to Roger Beeston by email in the first instance.
If you wish to discuss the position please call Roger Beeston (Director) on 0417 140 159.
Positions Vacant: Brisbane City Council
Senior Heritage Architect – Work Type Permanent Full-time
Brisbane is growing! It is an exciting time to join Brisbane City Council to manage and promote our heritage identity and character into the future. This is your opportunity to help shape heritage best practice outcomes in the dynamic evolution of a new world city.
As a Senior Heritage Architect you will undertake and manage a variety of specialist architect functions within a multi-disciplinary team to provide professional advice to a wide variety of stakeholders including elected representatives, members of the public, and internal Council units such as Strategic Planning, Urban Renewal, Neighborhood Planning, Asset Services and Development Services for the wider community.
The role seeks a passionate and experienced person who can bring a combined approach to maintaining sensitivities and cultural importance inherent to a sense of place within the exciting creative architectural design challenges of emerging projects across the city.
To find out more about working for Brisbane City Council and the roles on offer, follow this link.
Council encourages a healthy work life balance and offers an excellent salary package including 14% superannuation.
Benefits of working for Council include:
- flexible working hours, and flexible arrangements
- free gym and wellness centre
- award winning superannuation fund
- generous leave provisions
- competitive salary
Working in Council means delivering excellent customer service to the people of Brisbane.
More information: Phone Felicity Dan (07) 3403 8703.
Closing Date: Monday 20 November 2017.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California, and one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
The Buildings and Sites department, as one of the core program areas of the GCI (with Science and Collections), undertakes and applies research on real projects to develop, trial, and demonstrate conservation approaches that advance practice. Buildings and Sites also works to build the capacity of partner organizations and the broader conservation community through the creation and dissemination of information and training and capacity building activities. For additional information visit this link.
The GCI is seeking a Project Specialist to work on the Earthen Architecture Initiative.
For more information about this role, download this file: ADM_Posting_ProjSpec_EAI_2017.
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017.
GML Heritage is a vibrant and progressive heritage consultancy that wants to make a difference. Our motivated multidisciplinary team has expertise in built heritage, conservation planning, industrial heritage, historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology and cultural heritage management, and interpretation. GML focuses on collaboration and delivery of influential heritage advice throughout Australia and internationally. We take pride in our work and think that heritage contributes to our sense of place and a sustainable environment.
GML is excited to offer a dynamic and experienced cultural heritage specialist an opportunity to contribute to our growing business. We are looking for an applicant who wants to play a key role in shaping our consultancy into the future. In this position you will provide specialist heritage advice across a range of built heritage services, including heritage assessments, conservation management plans, and heritage impact statements. A working knowledge of Commonwealth and state government heritage legislation is essential. You will also prepare project proposals and tender submissions for potential projects, including identifying tasks, roles, timeframes, and budgets.
ARTC INLAND RAIL
Expressions of Interest for Expert Archaeological Services (Queensland)
Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets, transforming the way we move freight around the country.
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified archaeologists (individuals or companies) to act as advisors on a panel of experts supporting the Inland Rail projects within Queensland.
Evaluation criteria will include having the necessary insurances, qualifications, experience and demonstrated ability to carry out the works. The potential roles will include:
- dispute resolution and independent expert determination
- technical advisor assisting with Inland Rail’s Cultural Heritage Management Plans
- Aboriginal party technical advisor
HOW TO SUBMIT
From Tuesday 24 October, individuals or companies that satisfy the evaluation criteria are requested to access the EOI documentation and submit an EOI via the TenderLink website.
If you have an enquiry about the EOI prior to 24 October please contact us at this email address. After this date, enquiries to please be directed via TenderLink.
CLOSING DATE: 10.00 am, Tuesday 21 November.
Wanted: Experienced Maritime Archaeologist
If you are a diver and archaeologist with expertise in Historic Shipwrecks, this role might be just what you are looking for. Join the team at Heritage South Australia to look after 800+ shipwrecks and thousands of relics.
The Senior Maritime Heritage Officer is responsible for developing and implementing Maritime Heritage projects, programs and policies to support the identification, protection, management, conservation and interpretation of South Australia’s maritime and underwater cultural heritage. The role also contributes to the effective management of archaeological investigations and the Unit’s archaeological store and associated facilities. The role sits within the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and provides leadership and specialist advice to support the effective administration of the South Australian Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981 and the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.
Applications are currently open via this link.
Applications close 20 November 2017.
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