Dear Members & Heritage Colleagues,
I am delighted to announce that Australia’s Peter Phillips was elected to the position of Secretary General of ICOMOS during the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly.
Peter, a previous President of Australia ICOMOS and most recently one of our Asia-Pacific international Vice Presidents, has contributed enormously to the work of ICOMOS nationally and internationally.
His election is testament to this work and the confidence of the international membership in his guidance for the future.
Congratulations to all of the members of the new Board, but especially to our new President, Toshiyuki Kono of Japan, also most recently a Vice President in our region.
We can all look forward to great things under the direction of Toshi, Peter and the members of the new Board.
With very best wishes,
President, Australia ICOMOS
Sirius is a 79-unit Brutalist apartment block built for public housing in The Rocks. It is under threat of demolition. At the heart of the campaign to save Sirius and its residents is a desire to celebrate the building and its people.
This visit will be one of the last opportunities to access the Sirius building in Sydney in its original fabric as it has recently been put on the market by the NSW government. The visit will be conducted by Tao Gofers, the architect of Sirius, and the Save our Sirius Foundation. This will be a rare opportunity to see the interior of the building. Thanks to Sirius’ last resident Myra Demetriou.
Saturday 13 January, 10am
Members $25, General $39
Tickets available online at this link.
Event registrations are open now for South Australia’s History Festival 2018. If you’re thinking about presenting an event for next year’s Festival, head to the South Australia History Festival website.
Earlybird registrations close: Friday 2 February 2018
Standard registrations close: Tuesday 13 February 2018
Open Doors: Built Heritage Weekend
To mark the 15th anniversary of South Australia’s History Festival, we are planning a special weekend focusing on our buildings and architectural history. This Open Doors program will launch the Festival on 28 and 29 April, when buildings all around the state will throw open their doors and invite people to discover more about what goes on behind the scenes.
Open Doors events will include all sorts of activities to helps visitors learn something about the building’s history or current use. This may include tours, talks, children’s activities, displays or handouts. Open Doors events will be listed separately in the front pages of the printed History Festival program as well as in the regional listings and on a dedicated page on the website.
Please note: built heritage and architectural history events can also be held any time in May as part of the History Festival program.
The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is a prestigious annually awarded prize acknowledging the significant contribution of an individual to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Australia’s heritage, where heritage refers to natural, built, social or cultural heritage.
The nomination and selection process and the award ceremony for the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal focus national attention on the important role heritage plays in shaping our cultural identity in a national and international context.
It is through contributions such as those acknowledged by this Award that we continue to uncover the complexities of our past, share our heritage through new mediums, and revitalise our national sense‐of‐self.
Funded by Bathurst Regional Council, the award was instigated in 2015 as a legacy event of the city’s Bicentenary and includes a cash amount of $25,000, the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and certificate. The award will be presented in Bathurst at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Dinner on Saturday May 5 with special guest, the 2017 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal winner, Dr Scott Robertson.
The inaugural award in 2015 was won by Duncan Marshall and in 2016 it was won by Professor Robyn Sloggett AM.
Nominations close 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018.
To review the selection criteria and complete the nomination form go to Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal website.
5. [NEW ITEM] International Course on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture – call for applications
Applications are open for the International Course on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture, organised by the Getty Conservation Institute and Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. The month-long course is open to mid-career professionals (architects, engineers, conservator-restorers, scientists, etc) working with earthen heritage from the North African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian regions.
The course runs from 28 October – 22 November 2018 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates and Nizwa, Oman.
For more information, see the Earthen Architecture Course information guide.
Deadline for submission of applications: 1 March 2018.
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.
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.
With the commencement of the Heritage Act 2017, the Heritage Council of Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from experienced heritage practitioners to join the newly formed Heritage Fabric Committee. This committee will replace the Technical Advisory Committee, established under the old Act.
The role of the Heritage Fabric Committee is to provide technical advice to the Heritage Council on the conservation of heritage fabric including, but not limited to, buildings, structures and objects. Its specific objectives are to:
- provide best-practice advice to the Council on the conservation of heritage fabric and technical heritage practices
- proactively campaign for excellence in conservation across Victoria’s private and public sectors
- provide advice to the Council on the state of traditional trades in Victoria
- assist Council in reviewing technical guidelines and documents
The Committee will meet four times per year, unless extra meetings are needed for Council strategic project work or at the request of the Council.
Three members of the Heritage Council sit on the Committee. Expressions of interest are now being sought for up to eight positions on the Committee for non-Council members. The positions are strictly voluntary and membership will be reviewed annually. Priority will be given to heritage practitioners who live and work in Victoria, and who have extensive experience in one or more of the following fields: architecture, building, building surveying, engineering, heritage trades or materials conservation.
Expressions of interest must outline experience in heritage matters in the relevant field, include a CV and be submitted by 8 January 2018 to the Heritage Council of Victoria by email.
11. 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.
In 2018, the four units of this course will be available 75% online for lectures and tutorials, with the remainder as intensive sitework components face-to-face at scheduled times. This is provided as an option for those who may be disadvantaged by distance or work time commitments. The full face-to-face attendance option remains available.
For more information contact the unit co-ordinator Dr Ingrid van Bremen by email.
Since 1984, the US/ICOMOS IEP has engaged partners across the world in hands-on training of emerging cultural heritage professionals. To date, more than 700 preservation interns and 70 nationalities have participated. The program shares the best cultural heritage preservation practices from the United States and around the world with young and emerging professionals from the US and overseas. The IEP also reinforces the importance of the personal and communal benefits of international cultural engagement.
The IEP strengthens skills and establishes lifelong professional and personal contacts. These connections are the basis of so many positive relationships that improve the quality of the international heritage profession, and the lives of practitioners across the globe. In a time when some nations look to build walls, the IEP builds bridges
14. 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
The Heritage Council and City of Greater Geraldton invite enquiries and registration of interest in a regional conference focusing on ‘Sacred Heritage’, to be held in Geraldton on 12-13 April 2018.
Further information and contact details are available from the WA State Heritage website.
The ICOMOS Scientific Committee for Places of Religion and Ritual (PRERICO) was, after discussion by a small group of members for several years, on 7 March 2017 formally recognised by the ICOMOS Board with the support of the Advisory Committee of ICOMOS together with acceptance of its statutes/by laws.
PRERICO has been established to research and provide specialised interests in Monuments and Sites of Religion and Ritual, including places of world religions and local traditions and beliefs, religious heritage and sacred places including their intangible significance.
PRERICO is now pleased to announce that, following an inaugural meeting in Paris (Charenton) on 6-7 March 2017, it is now seeking applications for membership from ICOMOS members.
For more information about this Scientific Committee and how to apply, visit this link. The deadline for applications is 21 December 2017.
Australia ICOMOS members who are intending to apply for membership of PERICO are encouraged to advise the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat of their intention by email.
Call for Papers: Change Over Time
LGBTQ Heritage | Spring 2019
Guest Editor: Ken Lustbader
In spite of the immense historic and cultural contributions of LGBTQ Americans, the LGBTQ community at large is among the least represented in our national, state, and local designation programs. To date, only eleven of the more than 92,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places have been listed for their primary association with LGBTQ history. This underrepresentation has prevented effective advocacy and educational opportunities, leaving potentially significant sites and histories unappreciated, uncelebrated, and potentially endangered.
Over the past five years there has been growing recognition of the importance of LGBTQ place-based history by cultural heritage professionals, historians, and advocates. Place-based heritage provides a unique opportunity to illustrate the richness of LGBTQ history and the community’s contributions to American culture. Examples include historic sites associated with arts and architecture, important social centers such as bars and LGBTQ organization locations, places related to oppression and protest, and residences of notable figures.
This issue, published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, will explore questions related to LGBTQ cultural heritage: What are the challenges in identifying an often invisible and, at times, transient and denied history? How can historians and preservationists ensure for diverse representation of LGBTQ communities? How does one address significance and architectural integrity when recognizing LGBTQ sites that are often architecturally undistinguished and frequently altered?
We welcome contributions from US and international contexts on a range of topics: researching and documenting LGBTQ place-based sites; exploring rural, urban, and suburban LGBTQ narratives; approaches for categorization of resource types and cultural significance; challenges related to official recognition of LGBTQ-related sites; and solutions for interpretation and educational opportunities.
Submissions may include case studies, theoretical explorations, evaluations of current practices, or presentations of arts- or web-based projects related to LGBTQ cultural heritage.
Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 5 January 2018. Authors will be notified of provisional paper acceptance by 19 January 2018. Final manuscript submissions will be due mid May 2018.
For information about the submission guidelines, visit this 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.
Full registration: Standard (after 10 November 2017): $210
*Student registration: 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.
Expressions of Interest to demonstrate trades/skills at the upcoming second annual Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail are now invited.
“The Trail” is a Bathurst Regional Council initiative supported by a number of community heritage and history groups including the Bathurst District Historical Society, Bathurst Heritage Network, The National Trust, Bathurst Bead & Wire Craft Guild, Bathurst Embroidery Guild and the Bathurst Family History Group. It will next take place during Bathurst Heritage Week, on 12 and 13 May 2018, and will feature heritage trades in a number of heritage buildings and precincts around Bathurst.
Please register your expression of interest by sending an email to this address. For more information, see the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail EOI leaflet and the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail participant outline.
Artefact provides services across all aspects of Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management and archaeology. We have a wide range of clients and a diverse portfolio so life is never boring! For more detailed information on who we are and what we do visit our website.
We are growing and are keen to get the right people on board to take this journey with us. If you are a Graduate Heritage Consultant who values being part of close-knit team, loves the challenge of learning, and is committed to making your career count, we are looking for you.
About the role
The position involves working effectively within small teams. These teams are responsible for the provision of Cultural Heritage Management services to a variety of clients and for completing projects on time and to budget. As a graduate heritage consultant you will, under direction, provide technical advice, assistance and services. For more information about this opportunity, click here.
Applications continue to be accepted until the right candidates are found.
The City Planning and Economic Development Branch is the engine room for the strategic direction of the future planning and shape of Brisbane through the development of the City Plan, neighbourhood plans, policy guidelines, city and suburban projects, supporting infrastructure and long-term economic growth.
Brisbane City Council’s Strategic Planning section is seeking a suitably qualified Heritage Officer to support the delivery of City Architecture and Heritage Team functions on a day to day basis.
Based in Brisbane’s CBD and reporting to the Principal Heritage Architect, this role represents an attractive opportunity for emerging built-environment specialists, architects, urban planners or other similar early-stage career specialists to make a valued contribution to Council’s work in managing heritage places and the cultural identity across Brisbane.
Your work will involve a range of activities requiring you to interpret and apply legislation within Council policies to matters related to cultural heritage and the built environment, for example:
- assist in drafting strategic advice for development applications
- assist in the assessment and preparation of statements of significance for heritage places and character area studies
- assess applications for the Heritage Incentives Scheme and liaising with applicants directly
Writing, research and computer skills are inherent to the role and some understanding of cultural heritage through an historical, architectural or planning lens is essential in order to contribute to the heritage management practices and projects across the team.
Interested individuals will need to be able to commit to full time work and commence in late January 2018. For further information, please read the position description that is available at the link below or contact Stephen Kennedy, Recruitment Consultant on (07) 3178 1745 during business hours AEST.
For more information, click here.
Closing Date: Sunday 14 January 2018
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.
24. TENDER OPPORTUNITY Heritage Technical Codes on Lime Mortars and Repointing, Heritage Council of Victoria
Heritage Council of Victoria Pilot Project: Heritage Technical Codes on Lime Mortars and Repointing
The Heritage Council of Victoria is seeking tender submissions for the development of two heritage technical codes, and performance solution reports on these codes, on the topics of ‘Lime Mortars’ and ‘Repointing Lime Mortar Joints’ in heritage places.
The codes are part of a pilot project to identify best-practice heritage processes and outcomes under Victorian and Australian building legislation and standards. The Council is proposing a new approach where the BCA Performance Solution process can be used to support the use of building techniques compatible with heritage fabric. The Council has developed a framework to be used in the development of the codes that aims to satisfy both the BCA Performance Requirements and the intent of Victorian Building Regulation 608, and preserve the integrity of heritage places.
Details and the Request for Quotation document can be sourced by emailing the Heritage Council. Tenders close on Monday 15 January 2018 at 5:00pm.
About the agency
Sydney Living Museums is a leading government agency in Australia with responsibility for conserving, managing, interpreting and activating places and sites of local, national and international significance. Established in 1980, our collection includes the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, Australia’s oldest surviving government building through to the twentieth century Rose Seidler House, which marks the arrival of the modernist movement to Australia. The collection is unlike other museums in that the significance of each is in the whole, and not just in the parts. The awareness of place frames each narrative. Our audiences are local, regional, national and international. Sydney Living Museums is a state cultural institution, reporting to the Minister for the Arts.
For more detailed information on the operations and activities of Sydney Living Museums click here.
About the role
This role provides operational leadership and expert advice in conservation, heritage management, collections care and capital works across Sydney Living Museums to conserve and present the properties, collections and landscapes to the highest standards for the access, enjoyment and education of all visitors.
For more information about this opportunity, visit the i work for NSW website.
Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.
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