As you will have read, faced with the alternative of barring a young Syrian architect from the Delhi General Assembly, ICOMOS has made the principled decision to return the Getty Foundation travel grant for the event.
The urgent support of all ICOMOS Committees and Academy members is now requested for the crowdfunding campaign to raise the 80 000 € shortfall given the loss of the Getty Foundation grant.
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has made the decision to follow other National Committees, including ICOMOS Italy, Netherlands and Sweden, in making a donation from our organisation to support the fund and in solidarity with our international colleagues and the international heritage community. We have donated the sum of 2000 €.
I ask all those who are considering making their own donation to please do so – this is a cause that requires universal support on numerous levels and for a wide range of reasons that we can all appreciate.
To view the campaign crowdfunding page, visit this link.
With very best wishes,
President, Australia ICOMOS
Heritage Under Fire
Friday 2 February 2018 | A one-day Symposium hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University
Deakin University Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne
Call for Papers
The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have unleashed a cataclysmic wave of human suffering as well as an unprecedented period of heritage destruction. The Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University invites expressions of interest from the international and Australian community of heritage researchers to present a paper at the one-day Symposium ‘Heritage Under Fire’. The symposium will bring together leading heritage scholars, archaeologists, political scientists, historians, anthropologists, and art historians to focus on the theme of ‘Cultural Property Protection in Conflict’. The event is sponsored by the Australian Department of Defence and Blue Shield Australia.
Please send an abstract (200 words) and a brief bio (100 words) by 1 December 2017 to Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona by email. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by 10 December 2017.
• Professor Peter Stone, OBE (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University UK)
• Professor Claire Smith (Flinders University)
• Tara Gutman (Australian Red Cross)
• A/Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)
Download the Heritage Under Fire flyer.
For more details and to register, click here.
3. [NEW ITEM] New book: Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House
About the book
This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. By connecting participatory media, visual culture and social value, Cristina Garduño Freeman contributes to a fast-growing body of scholarship on digital heritage and the popular reception of architecture.
In this, her first book, she opens up a fresh perspective on heritage, as well as the ways in which people relate to architecture via participation on social media. Social media sites such as YouTube, Pinterest, Wikipedia, Facebook and Flickr, as well as others, become places for people to express their connections with places, for example, the Sydney Opera House. Garduño Freeman analyses real-world examples, from souvenirs to opera-house-shaped cakes, and untangles the tangible and intangible ways in which the significance of heritage is created, disseminated and maintained.
As people’s encounters with World Heritage become increasingly mediated by the digital sphere there is a growing imperative for academics, professionals and policy-makers to understand the social value of significant places. This book is beneficial to academics, students and professionals of architecture.
To read reviews and to order, visit this link. Available as hardcover, E-book and Kindle.
Under the leadership of the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage at the University of Montreal, an international team of researchers conducts interviews with pioneers of World Heritage to capture memories of important moments in the history of UNESCO Convention. Launched in 2006, this initiative is part of the UNESCO History project that celebrated the 60th anniversary of the creation of UNESCO.
For more information and to listen to excerpts, visit this link. Interviewees include Australians Max Bourke and Sharon Sullivan.
Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
To read the latest news from the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, click here.
Please note: the link to this newsletter can take some time to load.
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.
9. “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.
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.
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.
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. 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
17. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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