Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 813

  1. [NEW ITEM] Update on planning for the General Assembly in 2020
  2. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Council of WA Regional Heritage Conference 2018 – update
  3. [NEW ITEM] Call for papers for the Heritage edition of the EIANZ journal
  4. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, Tuesday 20 February 2017
  5. [NEW ITEM] Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage
  6. [NEW ITEM] Museums Australia (Victoria) Annual Program 2018
  7. [NEW ITEM] City of Stirling History and Heritage Awards 2018 – entries open
  8. [NEW ITEM] Have Your Say in a Heritage Reporting Study!
  9. [NEW ITEM] Imminent threat to Lake Burley Griffin and its lakeshore landscape
  10. [NEW ITEM] Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration – 2017 Year in Review
  11. [NEW ITEM] Character Preservation Acts Review – public consultation period extended
  12. [NEW ITEM] Sharing Campaign: “Let’s be a part of HeritageForAll Initiative!”
  13. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums
  14. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM
  15. [NEW ISSUES] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  16. “Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now” conference, Brisbane, 17-18 May 2018: call for papers
  17. South Australia’s History Festival 2018 – event registrations open
  18. Nominations open for $25,000 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal 2018
  19. Conference on the Inclusive Museum, 6-8 September 2018, Spain – call for papers
  20. Heritage Council of Victoria Local Government Forum, 23 February
  21. QLD Heritage Awards – nominations open
  22. 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, Lisbon, 7-9 November 2018 – call for abstracts
  23. Old Cities, New Challenges course – applications open
  24. HBP Summer Programme 2018, Malaysia, July-August 2018 – registrations open
  25. Call for Entries: 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
  26. Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence conference, Poland, 3-7 September 2018 – call for papers
  27. International Course on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture – call for applications
  28. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Specialist – Permanent part-time, Inner West Council (Sydney)
  29. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer – Permanent part-time, Woollahra Municipal Council (Sydney)
  30. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles


1. [NEW ITEM] Update on planning for the General Assembly in 2020

As related in my email to members on 24 December (and I hope now common knowledge in the Australian cultural heritage community) Australia ICOMOS has won the great honour to be hosting the ICOMOS General Assembly in Sydney in October 2020. So now the planning begins! 

We have already received numerous commitments and suggestions of content and events, and we are very keen to keep the Australia ICOMOS membership and wider heritage community informed and aware of exactly how everyone can contribute and when.  

The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee will be meeting in Sydney over the weekend of the 24 & 25 February, at which point, or soon after, governance arrangements and major organisational structures will be finalised. Following that meeting, we will begin to roll out an EOI procedure that will present the whole membership with a wide variety of opportunities to be involved over the next three years. 

Excitement aside, it really is already shaping up to be an incredible and momentous event.  

With very best wishes 

Ian Travers 
President, Australia ICOMOS


2. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Council of WA Regional Heritage Conference 2018 – update

For the latest news on confirmed speakers and activities at April’s Conference in Geraldton, WA, please visit the WA State Heritage website. Registrations will open mid-February.


3. [NEW ITEM] Call for papers for the Heritage edition of the EIANZ journal

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?

Submission Process

Papers will be reviewed following the AJEM doubleblind 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.

Link to call for papers on EIANZ website.


4. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, Tuesday 20 February 2017

Wombats and sarcoptic mange disease
presented by Dr Scott Carver

When: Tuesday 20 February 2017 at 5.30pm

Where: Junior Medical Officer’s House Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site

Download the ‘Wombats and sarcoptic mange disease’ talk flyer.


5. [NEW ITEM] Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage

Applications for Round 3 of the Victorian Government’s competitive community heritage grants program are now open and close on 13 April 2018.  

Eligible applicants may apply for an amount between $20,000 and $200,000 per project, to fund conservation works to ‘at risk’ places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

To find out if you are eligible, read the 2018 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at this link.

To apply, follow the link to the online application portal from this link.

The eligibility criteria include: requirements that the heritage place or object is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register; is ‘publicly accessible’; is for ‘eligible conservation projects’; and that the applicant is ‘eligible’ to apply.

There will be a fourth and final grant round of the Living Heritage Grants Program in 2019. Details on successfully funded projects in previous rounds can also be found on our website.

For more information, please visit the Living Heritage Program website or email the Living Heritage Program team.


6. [NEW ITEM] Museums Australia (Victoria) Annual Program 2018

Our Annual Program for 2018 is here, packed with professional development and networking opportunities for the Victorian museum and gallery community. Please share it around with your networks.

Highlights include workshops on social media, an exhibition viewing and curator’s talk of MoNA (NGV), a behind-the-scenes tour of the Australian Music Vault exhibition, masterclasses on a number of legal and ethical issues for museums, and art handling and installation, seminars on online exhibitions and supporting local history groups, and of course our Victorian Collections workshops, the Victorian Museum Awards, and much more.

>> Download a copy of our program


7. [NEW ITEM] City of Stirling History and Heritage Awards 2018 – entries open

The City is calling for entries into the 2018 History and Heritage Awards.

The History and Heritage Awards Program is a biennial event established to recognise the efforts made by individuals and groups in the conservation of the City’s built environment and streetscape, and the promotion and enhancement of the City’s history and heritage.  The awards also aim to raise awareness of local history and heritage.

The Heritage category acknowledges conservation of the built environment and streetscape as well as the education and promotion of heritage within the City of Stirling.

A new History category has also been included where people can enter a photograph (up to 10 photographs per entrant) with either a story or caption.

To help with the entry process for the new History category, we invite people to our entry nomination days. On these days staff will be available to scan the photograph you wish to enter and assist with your entry lodgement. All you have to do is bring along your pre-1990 photographs which relate to the City of Stirling to the following locations:

Inglewood Library, Corner of Beaufort Street and Tenth Avenue, Inglewood
Mondays 15 January – 12 February
9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Mount Flora Regional Museum, Elvire Street, Watermans Bay
Wednesdays 17 January – 14 February
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Entries for the History and Heritage Awards close on Friday 16 February 2018 at 5.00pm.

For further details, please contact the City on (08) 9205 8555 and/or visit the City of Stirling website. 


8. [NEW ITEM] Have Your Say in a Heritage Reporting Study!

This is an invitation to seek heritage information stakeholders to participate in a focus group discussion for a heritage reporting research project. The aim of the research is to investigate the relationship between stakeholders’ information needs and heritage information reported by Australian Public Sector. Participation will involve joining a group discussion, face to face or online, that would take approximately 60 minutes.

If you are interested to participate in this study, please contact Peir Woon at (02) 6933 4481 or email Peir for further details.


9. [NEW ITEM] Imminent threat to Lake Burley Griffin and its lakeshore landscape

The following item is posted at the request of the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians.

The multitude of aesthetic, recreation and social experiences gifted to us from Lake Burley Griffin is a lake landscape success story. The success is in how the lake respects the Griffin design in keeping his composition of 3 central basins, but incorporates necessary changes to follow the findings of technical research under the direction of Menzies NCDC, some 50 years later. Together Griffin and the NCDC transformed a flood plain into our beautiful lake with its formal central basin shoreline in the Parliamentary zone but a mostly naturalistic edging on the northern shoreline and in West Lake. This is our lake heritage that most people love, respect and want to keep.

The appalling ‘Griffin Legacy’ spin that fills in 2 ha of lake retained by150m long retaining wall in a lone fragment of ‘Griffin’s lake edge’ is simply to provide land for vista blocking private apartments that will damage the lake’s composition, obliterate a park and part of the lake bed. The developer inspired gambit of the City to the Lake (CttL) at West Basin that sucked in many politicians and bureaucrats has caused stress to many Canberrans and national capital visitors. The aggressive proposal is stealing our lake and lakeshore to blight a popular and public space.

Lake Burley Griffin Guardians (LBGG) have been trying to have the Lake and lakeshore assessed for the National Heritage List a status that our lake and lakeshore well deserves, without success. Mr Malcolm Snow CEO of the ACT’s City Renewal Authority (and former NCA Chief Executive) has informed Lake Burley Griffin Guardians that work will commence on the infill as soon as they obtain approval from the Commonwealth.

As the LBGG nomination was not given priority for assessment and due to community stress and the imminent 2 ha lake infill to facilitate the West Basin building estate an Emergency National Heritage Nomination has been made to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP for his consideration. It can be viewed at this link.

The Guardians thank Australia ICOMOS for continual support in our advocacy.

Juliet Ramsay
Convenor, Lake Burley Griffin Guardians


10. [NEW ITEM] Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration – 2017 Year in Review

The Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) recently launched its 2017 Year in Review (link to PDF, 6MB) as a summary of their year past and a glimpse into the 2018 year.

2017 was marked by a number of developments including:

  • an increase in course opportunities, most notably the Charles Darwin University offerings in 2018 of: Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Engagement, Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Research Methodologies and Diploma of Indigenous Research
  • the first year of scholarship recipients with awards made to practitioners from all corners of the globe
  • plans for further enhancement of the offerings from the Collaboration
  • opportunities for enhanced collaborations across the region

PALRC will shortly announce the winners of scholarship awards from the November 2017 round.


11. [NEW ITEM] Character Preservation Acts Review – public consultation period extended

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, Wednesday 28 February 2018.

For more information about this public consultation, visit the SA Planning Portal website.


12. [NEW ITEM] Sharing Campaign: “Let’s be a part of HeritageForAll Initiative!”

The following item is posted at the request of the HeritageForAll Initiative, and the text has been largely left as it was submitted.






HeritageForAll mainly focuses on the heritage and/or museum management and conservation. It shares up-to-date aspects in relation to heritage conservation, site management, and museology with the young professional within its virtual platform as well as a group of capacity building activities. These activities are often opened to all interested people from all educational backgrounds and from various age groups as well. It is going to be a consultation entity for the heritage sites and museums presenting the applicable recommendations and suggestions. It seeks to raise an awareness of the local community for their cultural heritage.

We invite all of the young professionals worldwide in the field of preserving and managing the global cultural heritage and museology, being part of our initiative. For the international young professionals, you can involve our team doing one of the following actions or all of these:

1 – To Write Blog Articles

2 – To Do Facebook live Lectures

3 – To Do Workshop, Lectures or Training Course about Specific Topic

4 – To Create Edutainment Cultural Activities

Individuals who are interested in participating are invited to complete this application form.

Queries/questions can be directed to HeritageForAll via email.


13. [NEW ITEM] News from Sydney Living Museums

To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.


14. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.


15. [NEW ISSUES] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletins, click on the following links.


16. “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.


17. South Australia’s History Festival 2018 – event registrations open

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

The History Festival is an annual celebration of history in South Australia. Each May South Australians explore history through hundreds of events which range from talks to tours; walks to workshops; exhibitions to special events.

Who can get involved?

The History Festival is a community festival, which means anyone can present an event. In 2017, there were more than 600 events presented by 350+ different event organisers all around South Australia. The essential criteria to keep in mind are: all History Festival events must take place in South Australia, they must have a connection to history and must be open to the public.


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.


18. Nominations open for $25,000 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal 2018

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.


19. Conference on the Inclusive Museum, 6-8 September 2018, Spain – call for papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, to be held on 6–8 September 2018 at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain.

Founded in 2008, the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum brings together a community of museum practitioners, researchers, and thinkers. The key question addressed by the conference: How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive? In this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change, and perhaps also as an agent of change?

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes.

Submit your proposal by 6 February 2018

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

For more information, visit the conference website.


20. Heritage Council of Victoria Local Government Forum, 23 February

The Heritage Council of Victoria is inviting all heritage advisors and consultants, strategic and statutory planners to its Local Government Forum on 23 February. The forum’s theme is Celebrating Heritage Differently – The Heritage Journey beyond protection. Hear from experts and colleagues on heritage issues and learn about ways to help communities celebrate their heritage. The day-long forum will inform heritage professionals of new initiatives and highlight models for best practice to ensure the successful management of state and local heritage assets for the people of Victoria. The forum also provides an opportunity for sharing information, networking with colleagues and provides professional development for local government staff and heritage advisors.

DATE: Friday 23 February 2018

TIME: 10am-5pm

LOCATION: Aurecon Training Rooms, Level 5, 850 Collins Street, Docklands

BOOKINGS: Are essential. If you are a heritage advisor, local government planner or heritage officer please register via email. Bookings close Monday 19 February

The full forum program will be available shortly on the Heritage Council website.


21. QLD Heritage Awards – nominations open

The community of Queensland is invited each year to participate in the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards. Nominations for the 2018 National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards are now open.

Each year, the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) awards outstanding projects and people that demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and celebration of Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage. The National Trust annual Queensland Heritage Awards are a prestigious acknowledgment of the quality of heritage work that is carried out across the State. The Awards seek to showcase the entrants and promote best practice, encourage innovation and collaboration, and celebrate the diversity of heritage places in Queensland.

Individuals, local governments, community groups and businesses are invited to nominate their project or a person for the 2018 awards. Nominations can be made across four Categories of work. In addition, there are three Achievement categories.

The Awards will be presented at a premier function to be held in late May 2018 as part of the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival.

Nominations must be lodged by Thursday 8 March 2018, at 4pm.

For more information, visit the National Trust website.


22. 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, Lisbon, 7-9 November 2018 – call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Building Resilience is now open. ICOMOS-ICORP (the International Committee on Risk Preparedness) is an associate partner of the conference, along with UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) and a number of universities and research centres from around the world that specialise in resilience and disaster and emergency management.

The theme of the conference is Risk and Resilience in practice: Vulnerabilities, Displaced People, Local Communities and Heritages. This places cultural heritage within the global context of disaster risk reduction and provides an opportunity for heritage to be brought into the mainstream. It also provides an opportunity for heritage professionals to discuss many of the issues that we have identified managing risks for cultural heritage as well as the role of heritage in contributing to resilience building with a non-heritage audience.

There is a broad range of tracks proposed for the conference, which are aligned with the four priorities for action set out in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction:

Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk

Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk

Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience

Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Several of the tracks are expressly related to heritage, although, as heritage is part of the main theme for the conference, it would also be possible to address heritage within the other tracks offered even though they are not specifically related to heritage.

ICORP members are co-chairing two tracks:

For more general information about the conference, visit the conference website.

Abstract submission closes 4 March 2018.


23. Old Cities, New Challenges course – applications open

Old Cities, New Challenges – Urban Conservation in Southeast Asia
29 September – 6 October 2018
Penang, Malaysia

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce, Old Cities, New Challenges 2018 (OCNC18), the first in a new series of courses for urban conservation in Southeast Asia presented in collaboration with Think City.

OCNC18’s primary objective is to improve urban conservation practices in Southeast Asian cities by providing participants with a fuller understanding of conservation methodologies and effective, practical tools and techniques for the conservation of historic places in urban contexts. The curriculum for this course derives, in part, from the GCI’s previous courses in the region.

This course is only open to people in the ASEAN countries. It is not intended for postgraduate students, but will focus on people currently challenged by urban conservation in their city or town. Australia ICOMOS members may know of people/or organisations that they are linked to in the region, which might benefit from this course.

Course Content

The course will be highly interactive – formal presentations will be complemented by group discussions and exercises at historic sites in Penang. A values-based approach to heritage conservation will be emphasised. Participants will share their experiences regarding heritage conservation challenges in their respective cities.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Examination of international approaches, including Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)
  • Documentation of tangible and intangible heritage assets, including cultural mapping
  • Defining cultural significance of historic places, resulting in a statement of significance
  • Heritage economics, related to cultural capital and sustainability
  • Infill development in historic areas
  • Goals, strategies and components of an urban conservation plan, resulting in participants’ drafting a plan for a specific site

Workshop Fee

The fee for this course is RM 3000 (approximately US$ 700), which includes eight night’s hotel accommodations in Penang, training materials, lunches and several dinners. A limited number of scholarships will be available to participants who need financial assistance. An optional, two-day post-course field trip will also be offered for an additional fee.

More information is available on the Getty Conservation Institute website.

Note that applications close on 15 April 2018.


24. HBP Summer Programme 2018, Malaysia, July-August 2018 – registrations open

The School of Housing, Building and Planning (HBP) at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang is organising a summer programme called HBP Summer Programme 2018, focusing on the Conservation of Tangible and Intangible of Cultural Heritage of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), from 30 July till 9 August 2018 in Penang, Malaysia.

The aim of the Programme is to provide an understanding of cultural heritage conservation as expressed through an interdisciplinary built environment lens. It is open to all who have passions in heritage, including students, lecturers, architects, town planners, conservators, government officers, project managers, tour guides, building owners, heritage lovers etc.

Apart from workshops and lectures, the programme structure also includes Penang Natural Parks adventures, Turtle Conservation experience, World Heritage Site explore race and Penang City Tour excursions.

For more information, visit the Universiti Sains Malaysia website.

Registrations close 15 May 2018.


25. Call for Entries: 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

This year’s awards cycle will mark the launch of a three-year partnership with Think City, a Malaysian urban renewal body that will support the programme and host the annual Awards Jury meeting in Penang, Malaysia.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation celebrate exemplary efforts by individuals and organisations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. Winning projects demonstrate a thorough understanding of the place, sound technical achievement and significant social and policy impact.

The deadline for receipt of materials is 15 May 2018.

For more information, visit the UNESCO Bangkok website.


26. Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence conference, Poland, 3-7 September 2018 – call for papers

Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence
3-7 September 2018
Krakow, Poland

Call for Papers – deadline: 9 April 2018

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. Being held as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces. From tourism and sustainability to conservation and representation, the Conference will bring together academics, planners, policy makers and community leaders to examine the pasts, presents and futures for cities with Jewish Heritage.

Organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and the Foundation for Jewish Heritage, in association with the City of Krakow and Villa Decius Association, we invite abstracts of 300 words to be submitted as soon as possible but at the latest by 9 April 2018.

Visit the conference website for more details.


27. 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 or visit the Getty Conservation Institute website.

Deadline for submission of applications: 1 March 2018.


28. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Specialist – Permanent part-time, Inner West Council (Sydney)

About Inner West Council

Formed from the amalgamation of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils, Inner West Council is now among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 185,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

About the role

The primary focus of the role is to provide heritage advice to internal and external stakeholders in the development assessment process. You will work with a team of heritage and urban design professionals ensuring that the team works to meet its targets and commitments against your team and Council’s Operational and Strategic Plans. You will facilitate partnerships, across Council, and help solve problems and resolve issues with regard to heritage matters. In particular the position requires good partnerships with the Development Assessment Advisory and Development Assessment sections of Council as the primary role of the position is to provide heritage advice for Pre Development Applications, Development Applications and associated applications submitted to Inner West Council.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Applications close Wednesday 7 February 2018, at 11:30pm.


29. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer – Permanent part-time, Woollahra Municipal Council (Sydney)

Heritage Officer
Reference Number: S100-18-405
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Vacancy Details:

  • 21 hours per week up to $57,769.74 p.a. + super. Market rate allowance up to $6,260.47
  • Part time role – 7 hours per day, 3 days a week
  • Modern harbourside offices with beach and garden surrounds

Woollahra has a rich and diverse history and natural setting that is represented in Victorian, Federation and inter-war buildings, precincts, settings and streetscapes. Council is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join its heritage team in caring for this environmental heritage which has a local, regional and, in many instances, a nationally recognised level of heritage significance.

Your primary role is to provide expert heritage advice on development applications. Your skills and expertise in assessing the impact of development on the heritage significance of buildings and areas and your knowledge and experience with building design and construction will be critical to this role. You will also be required to provide general advice on heritage-related matters and assist with the preparation of conservation policy from time to time. 

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Applications close Sunday 18 February 2018.


30. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles

The Building and Sites Department of the Getty Conservation Institute is seeking a Project Specialist to work on the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI). Reporting to the Senior Project Specialist who manages the CMAI, the Project Specialist will manage the CMAI’s new education and training initiatives. This is a three-year, limited-term position, based in Los Angeles.

For more information, download the ADM_Posting_ProjSpec_CMAI_2018.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.


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