AUSTRALIAN TOWN PLANNING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
17-24 October 1917: IN RETROSPECT
an exhibition by the Architecture Museum
School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
in conjunction with the State of Australian Cities Conference 2017
open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm until 5 December 2017
University of South Australia, city west campus, Kaurna Building room 2-14 (ground floor north west corner)
a satellite version of the exhibition is at the Adelaide Town Hall, southern gallery until 18 December 2017
Download the Town Planning Conference and Exhibition flyer.
Alberto Dias Soares: Architect and clergyman 1830-1909
Join architectural historian Ken Charlton and conservator Emily Birks to learn about the work and life of Alberto Dias Soares, and the conservation of some very special objects being offered to the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) Collection.
Date and Time
Wednesday 6 December 2017
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm AEDT
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Download the Alberto Dias Soares event flyer.
3. [NEW ITEM] Nominations are open for appointment of Heritage Experts to the Camden Council Heritage Advisory Committee
Camden Council is setting up a Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) to support Council by providing informed recommendations on heritage matters. Council is seeking two heritage experts with demonstrated expertise and experience in heritage or related matters in the Camden Local Government Area (LGA) for the HAC.
In addition to heritage experts, the HAC will consist of community members, representatives from local Aboriginal groups, a representative from the Camden Historical Society and two Councillors. Your role as a heritage expert on the HAC will be to provide general heritage advice and to promote heritage and community education in the Camden LGA. This is a voluntary, unpaid position and members must abide by the Camden Council Heritage Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (TOR).
Heritage expert nominations will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the TOR. You will be expected to contribute constructively to committee discussions and attend HAC meetings (a minimum of one meeting per quarter with meeting frequency yet to be determined). Members will hold office until the next ordinary Council election.
Submit your nomination form, supporting letter and resume by email to the Camden Council or mail them to the General Manager, PO Box 183, Camden NSW 2570 by the closing date. Applications close on 29 December 2017.
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority has begun work on a Carrying Capacity for the Port Arthur Historic Site. While there seems to be a lot of work relating to limits of acceptable change and carrying capacity for natural heritage places, we have found less for cultural heritage places.
We would like to know about similar work that may have been done for other cultural heritage sites where increasing tourist visitation is creating challenges for the management of the site. In particular, we are interested in work that looks at the impacts of visitors and tourism on the fabric of the place, whether as carrying capacity or as limits of acceptable change. We are also interested in management systems that have been developed to reduce potential visitor impacts.
Contact: Pamela Hubert, Conservation Manager; phone (03) 6251 2363 or email Pamela.
Event registrations are now open for the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival. The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. It is comprised of events from across Australia organised by local community and heritage groups, local councils, individuals and other organisations as well as National Trust properties and Branches. The National Trust in each state coordinates the registration of Festival events, promoting the program to a wide audience with interest in cultural heritage. The Festival begins annually on the 18th of April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, and in 2018 will draw to a close on the 20th of May.
This year we are focusing on what makes a place special, encouraging us all to embrace the future by sharing the strengths of our cultural identities. The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival theme is My Culture, My Story, celebrating the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage. The Festival is an opportunity to reflect on the places where we live, work, and travel, and why they are special, celebrating our many diverse and distinctive cultures. We call on communities to treasure their local cultural heritage by telling their stories and celebrating their traditions, including storytelling, music, food, dance, traditional games, and crafts. What are the cultures of your region, and how are they celebrated? What are the stories of your community? Do you know an untold story that should be shared? What is the role of new generations in celebrating and protecting our heritage?
Event registration deadlines differ from state to state. Online registrations end at the close of March 2018 but a couple of states have a printed brochure and therefore earlier deadlines:
Victoria: Friday 12 January 2018
Western Australia: Sunday 17 December 2017
Tasmania: 31st January 2018
For more on the festival in each state and to register your events visit the Australian Heritage Festival website.
6. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications open
After 10 years of European funding, 350 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to 20 January 2018. This international course on the conservation of heritage structures was the winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and presents a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.
This Masters Course, which is running its 11th Edition, is organized by a consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, including the University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).
The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.
A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.
Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as the electronic application procedure, at the course website.
The International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage (ISCEAH) is issuing a call for Expressions of Interest to find organisations and countries to promote, host, run and administer the next international conference known as “Terra”. The Terra congress, which occurs every three to five years approximately, is an international congress whose theme relates to the study and conservation of earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage. XI Terra 2012 took place in April in Lima, Peru and XII Terra 2016 took place in July in Lyon, France.
For more information, download the XIII Terra World Congress 2021 – call for EOI.
Deadline for EOIs: 30 January 2018
Nawi 2017 — Travelling Our Waters
The second national gathering of Indigenous watercraft custodians and cultural practitioners
To read about the outcomes of this symposium, click here.
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 Australian National Maritime Museum.
New exhibition takes families to the Arctic this summer
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is taking families on a fascinating journey to the Arctic in a new interactive exhibition, Arctic Voices, opening on 14 December.
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is taking families on a fascinating journey to the Arctic in a new interactive exhibition, Arctic Voices, opening on 14 December.
The Arctic is a place of rapid change and despite its seemingly remote location, it is connected to us all. What affects the Arctic in turn affects the whole planet. Arctic Voices uses interactive experiences, photos, videos and real specimens to convey that the Arctic is more than just snow – it is land, water, and ice. It is home to people and a surprising diversity of wildlife.
Arctic Voices will challenge perceptions of the Arctic and introduce visitors to a colourful land. Children can pounce, hop, push and crawl their way through animal life in the Arctic, and come face to face with a polar bear and other arctic creatures.
They can travel with scientists as they catch and tag Arctic whales, and then go on a “garden tour” examining specimens to see how plants have adapted to survive and thrive in this harsh environment.
Families can listen to stories from the people who inhabit this region, as they share their knowledge about the land and their unique culture. They can even try throat singing.
Kevin Sumption PSM, museum director said, “Arctic Voices explores the unique nature of the Earth’s Arctic region, the science being undertaken there, and how this region is an indicator of climate change on our planet. We’re delighted that we can open people’s eyes to the importance of the Arctic through this fun and interactive exhibition.”
And during the school holidays, there’s plenty of associated activities to keep families entertained when visiting Arctic Voices. Don’t miss the kids’ craft and dress-up sessions, fascinating 3D film, lively theatre show, interactive Cabinet of Curiosities and tours for the under 5s.
The exhibition is co-produced by Science North, one of Canada’s largest and most respected science centres, and the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences.
Arctic Voices opens to the public on 14 December 2017. Entry is included in the museum’s Big Ticket $32 adults, $20 child/concession or $79 families (2 adults + 3 children). For full details about the exhibition and the associated school holiday activities.
Museum raising funds to search for First World War submarine HMAS AE1
One hundred and three years since the mysterious disappearance of Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 with all 35 members of its crew, the Australian National Maritime Museum has announced a new campaign to raise funds through its Foundation to search for the wreck.
The museum has partnered with FindAE1 Ltd, the Royal Australian Navy, Silentworld Foundation, Submarine Institute of Australia and Fugro to search for AE1 in an attempt to provide closure to the many families of the lost crew. The search has been approved by the PNG Government and is supported by the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery.
The museum is seeking to raise funds for the search which will be conducted by expert surveyors and maritime archaeologists from the partner organisations utilising Fugro’s highly sophisticated search technology.
AE1 was patrolling the waters of the Duke of York Island group, not far from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, as part of a campaign by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. The purpose of the campaign was to eliminate the German presence in the region and destroy German wireless communication stations. It was lost with all hands on 14 September 1914. No trace of the submarine or its multi-national crew has ever been found.
John Mullen, Chair of the Australian National Maritime Foundation said, “The loss of AE1 is one of Australia’s greatest maritime mysteries. This search is of major importance both to Australia as well as to the memories of our brave servicemen lost at sea many years ago.”
“This major undertaking to locate a significant part of our history requires the best technology available as well as highly qualified personnel who are expert in operating the equipment and analysing the data gathered. Naturally this requires substantial funding.”
The Australian National Maritime Museum pays homage to AE1 and its crew through a permanent floating memorial sculpture ‘… the ocean bed their tomb’ by leading Australian light artist Warren Langley. It also has several items relating to the submarine in its collection and on display in the Museum’s Royal Australian Navy gallery.
Kevin Sumption, museum director said, “The story of AE1 is very important to Australia’s maritime history and we are proud to be keeping its memory alive for future generations through our permanent displays and our commemorative artwork. We are pleased to be part of a highly motivated team committed to finding its final resting place.”
For further information about the search for AE1 and information about how to donate to this important campaign visit this link.
10. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Museum + Sculpture garden presents Creative Women in Conversation #4, 9 December, Melbourne
This month’s conversation will focus on FURNITURE DESIGN. To promote the discussion we will be joined by Grazia Materia (furniture designer) and Jane Scott (art consultant).
Saturday 9 December
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Duldig Studio, 92 Burke Road, Malvern East
For more information and booking details, click here.
To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.
To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.
To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
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
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.
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 5pm, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24. 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.
GML Heritage is excited to offer a dynamic and experienced Archaeologist, with expertise in Aboriginal archaeology, an opportunity to contribute to our growing business.
We are 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. We focus 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.
We are looking for applicants who want to play a key role in shaping our consultancy into the future. In this position you will provide specialist Aboriginal heritage advice across a range of archaeological services, including heritage assessments, conservation management plans, heritage impact statements, and field work.
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