1. [UPDATED] CALL FOR PAPERS – CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference (Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018)
UPDATE ON THE 2018 CULTURE CONFERENCE
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Conference Co-convenors I would like to let you know that we are currently negotiating with Fiji Airways to obtain special rates for the conference delegates. The conference venue has been confirmed as the NOVOTEL Suva Lami Bay. We have secured special rates for the delegates and will announce the booking promotion code/arrangements together with conference program in a week or so.
You may wish to wait before making your flight and accommodation bookings.
Please don’t forget the deadline for submission of abstracts is the 3rd April. Details can be found in this e-News below.
The dedicated website for the conference will be launched in the second half of March. We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing many of you in Suva.
With best wishes,
2018 CULTURE Conference Convenor
The 2018 CULTURE Conference Content Committee now seeks submissions of abstracts for papers to a joint planned conference to share knowledge, celebrate the rich culture of the Pacific and discuss common issues on heritage conservation across the region.
The conference will take place over three days (3-5 October) in Suva, Fiji with a pre-conference ‘Pasifika Charter’ workshop in Levuka World Heritage Port Town, which will form one of the forum discussions during the conference. Specific sessions on Underwater Cultural Heritage and Culture – Nature Journey will be held during the conference. There will also be post-conference tours to various sites in Fiji. Delegates will have the opportunity to present papers on common heritage conservation issues under the main theme of CULTURE and four sub- themes:
- Heritage at Risk – Climate Change and Disasters;
- Cultural Landscape Practice and Management;
- Diverse Communities – Intangible Heritage; and
- Heritage as a Pillar of Sustainable Development.
The abstracts should indicate
- the full title of the paper
- the chosen sub-theme or specific session
- three to five keywords that reflect the general theme of the paper
- the author’s name(s), institutional affiliation and contact details (postal address, phone, fax, email).
Dear Australia ICOMOS Members
As you will all now know, Australia ICOMOS has been selected to host the 20th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS in Sydney in October 2020 (GA 2020).
Many opportunities will be provided to Members of Australia ICOMOS to participate in the General Assembly and its related events, and Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being invited from Members, Committees or other groups. EOIs will be invited in a staged process over the next two and a half years. The general sequence for these invitations will be:
- Organising and Executive Committee and Convenor roles (this call for EOI).
Then later calls for EOI will include the following:
- Sub-committees with responsibility for specific GA 2020 program content;
- Core GA 2020 program events, including hosting International Scientific Committee Meetings;
- Other events including (for example) interstate events and site visits, Sydney site visits, pre and post tours;
- Scientific Symposium sessions and roles; and
- Volunteer participation in the staging of GA 2020
We are advising Australia ICOMOS Members about this staging now, so that all Members and Committees can decide the ways in which they would like to offer to participate.
Refer to the First Call for Expressions of Interest document for more information. This relates to the two committees that will have overall responsibility for GA 2020: the Organising Committee and Executive Committee, and the appointment of the Convenor GA 2020 and the Convenor of the GA 2020 Youth Forum.
We look forward to hearing from you!
With kind regards
President, Australia ICOMOS
The 2018 Jim Kerr Address
18 April 2018, 5pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
The 2018 speaker will be the Sydney City Historian Dr Lisa Murray.
Lisa’s talk is titled Monuments and Memories: re-assessing colonial imperialism
Public monuments and memorials have been a vital form of commemoration that have shaped our collective memory and understanding of history for generations. Monuments have been erected by governments and institutions, private citizens through public subscriptions, and by individuals. They function to reinforce power and privilege, shaping public narratives. Memorials help people to remember, but at the same time they also assist in the art of forgetting. The meaning and social values of monuments are never static. Monuments take on layers of meaning through interpretation, cultural practices, re-inscribing and protest. The broadening of historiography in the late 20th century has allowed many groups of people to challenge the dominant colonial imperial narratives and to add other voices to the historical dialogue.
This lecture will reflect upon how the social values of monuments evolve and the challenges in addressing conflicting memories, both European and Aboriginal social values, in our public monuments.
The Speaker: Dr Lisa Murray is the City Historian, overseeing a diverse program at the City of Sydney Council, encompassing community, civic and urban history. With over 15 years of experience in the field of public history, Lisa is passionate about making history accessible to the public. Lisa is the award-winning author of planning histories and a regular contributor to debates around public history, including being a speaker at TEDxSydney in 2013. Her most recent books are Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide (NewSouth Publishing, 2016), which won a National Trust Heritage Award, and Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects, an expansive catalogue that accompanied an anniversary exhibition at Sydney Town Hall in 2017. Lisa is currently writing a history of Australian Cemeteries, to be published by the National Library of Australia. Other research interests include history in the digital age; sensory urbanism; history and creative practice; landscapes and memory; the Dictionary of Sydney; Sydney music; and Sydney cookery books.
* Australia ICOMOS members: $30
* Non-members: $40
* Full-time students, unemployed & individuals under 30 yrs: $20
Download the Jim Kerr Address 2018 flyer.
The Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes NSC is seeking contributions from the broader ICOMOS membership of studies, papers, research reports for the electronic library we are creating on our web page. If you have any that you are free to publicly release, please email to either Kieran Davis or Sue Rosen in a PDF format.
Lubetkin and me
15 March 2018, 6.30pm
Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh Street, South Yarra
This talk by Lubetkin’s biographer will offer an illustrated survey of the Russian architect’s remarkable career and distinctive personal vision, together with an account of John Allan’s direct experiences of restoring some of Lubetkin’s best known works.
Please register online through the Robin Boyd Foundation.
Conservation by consensus: heritage management in listed modern housing estates
20 March 2018, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Malaysian Theatre, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
This talk discusses the processes and challenges of creating management guidelines for the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates in London, the largest listed heritage assets in England – projects involving contested significance and multiple stakeholders, where a system of agreed protocols and procedures was eventually cultivated through consultation and consensus. The presentation is introduced with a synopsis of the speaker’s personal experience of British Modernism’s temporal transition from heroism, through hegemony to heritage, and concludes by identifying key factors in achieving lasting conditions for effective heritage stewardship.
Visit the eventbrite webpage for tickets.
About John Allan
John Allan embarked on his architectural career at the Greater London Council (1971-73), then spent ten years at the practice of Shepheard, Epstein & Hunter before joining Avanti Architects as a Director in 1983. There he has led Avanti’s Modern Movement conservation projects and studies, working on listed buildings by Lubetkin; Lasdun; Goldfinger; Patrick Gwynne; Connell, Ward & Lucas; Wells Coates and Maxwell Fry. He authored the Listed Building Management Guidelines for the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates for The City of London. His new build work has included healthcare projects, schools and housing. He has served on several English Heritage committees, and was a Project Enabler at CABE, 1999- 2007. He was founding Chairman of DoCoMoMo-UK 1989-91 and is author of the award-winning biography Berthold Lubetkin – Architecture and the tradition of progress, now in its 2nd edition. He is a member of the Finsbury Health Centre Preservation Trust and Chairman of the Isokon Gallery Trust at Lawn Road.
6. [NEW ITEM] Talk: ‘Control and command: the World Heritage significance of the Parramatta Park landscape’, Sydney, Sunday 25 March
A walk and talk by Verena Mauldon
Sunday 25 March 2018, 2pm-4.30pm
Parramatta Park is identified as a landscape at risk by the AGHS.
This walk and talk aims to raise awareness of the world heritage significance of the landscape of Old Government House and the Domain, Parramatta Park. The Parramatta Government Domain was an important centre from which convict transportation was implemented. Here decisions were made about the control and administration of the convicts and colony. This is reflected in the landscape, where an estimated 80 to 100 convicts lived and worked, clearing land and producing food as well as constructing roads and public buildings. It was also where agricultural production in Australia and town planning commenced, and was the site of some of Australia’s earliest botanical endeavours.
Parramatta Park is a natural and cultural landscape that is still recognisable as the site where the establishment of a British military outpost, the dispossession of the Indigenous inhabitants and the foundation of a successful colonial settlement took place.
Verena Mauldon is a curator and public historian with over 20 years’ experience at some of Australia’s leading cultural organisations. She has worked at the National Museum of Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum and at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. For seventeen years she was Curator of Parramatta Park managing, researching and interpreting the cultural landscape, archaeological sites, buildings and monuments of this World Heritage listed site. Verena is currently working at the NSW Heritage Division.
For further information contact Anne Smith via email.
Applications for Round 3 of the Victorian Government’s competitive community heritage grants program 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 (see p.7 for ‘Some tips for a strong application’).
To apply, follow the link to the online application portal.
You may also start an application and return to it later.
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. For more information, please visit our website or email us.
Discussion: What is Heritage in the 21st Century?
Wed 18 April, 6pm-8.30pm
Singapore Theatre, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3010
How do we recognise the contribution heritage makes to our contemporary urban and regional landscapes, the well-being of our communities and our economy? Join the National Trust and Australia ICOMOS on April 18, International Day for Monuments and Sites, for a discussion panel that will examine the evolving field of heritage in Victoria, recognising the increasing interdisciplinary nature of the heritage profession and emerging practitioners. Drawing on current movements that demonstrate how communities value heritage places and considering the role of heritage in underpinning place-making in our urban and regional centres, this event will reflect on the priorities of the heritage profession and the role of the next generation as we move further into the 21st century.
Panellists will be announced shortly.
Presented by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Australia ICOMOS
Supported by ACAHUCH, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
This is a free event to mark the launch of the Australian Heritage Festival 2018 and International Day for Monuments and Sites
Light Refreshments will be provided from 6pm
To book now or contact the event organiser visit the trybooking webpage.
Community Heritage Grants round opens | Department of Communications and the Arts
Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Heritage Grants Program.
Visit the link
Historic step towards global recognition for Budj Bim
In Paris the World Heritage Centre decided that the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has been formally accepted for assessment….
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Funding for Australia’s natural wonders
Australia’s natural wonders will share in $47.4 million in Turnbull Government funding as part of our ongoing support for our World Heritage listed properties….
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Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the above media releases from the Australian Government Media Release Service, dated March 2018.
Click here to read the latest news from the Johnston Collection.
This year’s Australian Heritage Festival has something for everyone!
Some of the wonderful events include a Colonial food and wine night, a heritage trades weekend, lots of guided walks (including some with live re-enactments), antique vehicle displays, author talks, migrant stories, steam engines, a colonial weekend and many more exhibitions and tours.
To start planning which events you will attend visit the Australian Heritage Festival website!
The University of Queensland (UQ) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for their Fryer Library Fellowships.
The annual Fryer Library Fellowship is valued at $20,000 and aims to support research into Australian historical and literary studies, utilising the collections of the University of Queensland’s Fryer Library.
The Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship encourages scholars from outside of Brisbane to use the Fryer Library’s collections. Up to $2,500 is available to assist Honours, Masters and PhD students undertaking a research project or paper to travel to Brisbane.
More information on the collections held in the Fryer Library is available online. Please note that applications close on Sunday 18 March.
These fellowships are generously funded through donations and we are grateful to our supporters for making these opportunities available for our researchers.
If you have any questions, contact Simon Farley via email or telephone (07) 3365 6236.
To view the latest news from ICCROM, download the PDF.
19 – 20 March 2018
Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) is convened under the aegis of MHRD, Govt. of India. It ensures to garner best international experiences into our systems of education. The course aims to improve professional skills for the design and development of green buildings. The goal is to apply the learning in the development of passive design strategies for an existing building, complemented with the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) software that focuses on improving energy, water and embodied energy use in the built sector through intelligent and informed use of passive and active designs.
Download the GIAN 2018 flyer.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
16. (Apology and request) 2018 Call for Application for International Training Course, Ritsumeikan University – UNESCO Chair Programme on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, 29 August to 19 September 2018
The “International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2018, 13th year, Ritsumeikan University” is scheduled to be organized from 29 August to 19 September, 2018.
Previously, we have informed the URL of application, however this old URL will expire at the end of March, 2018, thus please re-access the following link. We sincerely apologize to all of you for this inconvenience. It would be grateful if you share this announcement with your friends, colleagues and relevant organizations.
Secretariat of the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage
Ritsumeikan University (R-DMUCH)
58 Komatsubara Kita-machi Kita-ku, Kyoto
17. Trust Talks are going to gaol! “Managing the Heritage of Wounded Places”, Brisbane, 15 March 2018
Managing the Heritage of Wounded Places
Thursday 15 March 2018, 5:00pm-7.30pm
Boggo Road Gaol, Dutton Park, QLD
Please join us on the evening of 15 March 2018 at Boggo Road Gaol to explore the topic of Managing the Heritage of Wounded Places. Once again we are lucky to have some of Australia’s leading experts presenting for our Trust talk series at one of Brisbane’s own wounded places.
Refer to the Trust Talks March flyer for more information.
Visit the Eventbrite webpage to book tickets.
Tickets are free for National Trust members and $25 for non-members.
A separate half hour tour of the gaol can also be booked.
We look forward to seeing you at our first event for 2018!
Did you give a paper or presentation at the recent General Assembly in Delhi?? If so, we are keen to put together a special issue of Historic Environment and would love to feature your paper! In such a packed, multi-strand program, its impossible to get along to all the papers that seem interesting. This is a chance to gather up the contributions from Australia/New Zealand/Pasifika in one fabulous volume. If you’d like to write a report about one of the ISC meetings or other events – that would be possible too.
So far, not many people have indicated their wish to be involved, so we need to hear from you very soon! Please send an email to Kristal Buckley before 22 March – all we need at this stage is your name, title of your paper/presentation, and an abstract (max 200 words).
19. Dubious Heritage Symposium: Re-thinking the modern, industrial and the everyday, Melbourne, 12 March 2018
Monday 12 March (public holiday but not a university holiday), 11.30am-6.30pm
Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design
Please join us for a day symposium to explore the questions around the retrospective value of Modernity. How can the unpleasant, the unkempt, the unloved and the unintended be accounted for as meaningful tangible and intangible evidence of the past, alongside more readily likeable works of architecture, natural landscapes or intact historic urban precincts? “Dubious Heritage” brings together local and international academics and practitioners including Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan and University of Melbourne), John Schofield (University of York). We will also celebrate the book launch of Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural icon: Sydney Opera House, by Cristina Garduno Freeman.
To register visit The University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning website.
Visit the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage website for more information.
Hosted by ACAHUCH, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
20. Bookings Now Open: Managing Collections, The Ins and Outs of Loans and Deaccessioning and Copyright for Collections
Bookings are now open for the following Museums Australia (Victoria) PD events in March.
Managing Collections: The Ins and Outs of Loans and Deaccessioning
Monday 26 March 2018, 10am-3pm
La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo
This seminar has been developed for people working with collections in small museums and historical societies. It will examine how best to manage risks around acquisitions, and inward and outward loans, deaccessioning, and how to protect your organisation against legal, ethical and reputational risk. Presented by Ian McDonald, Special Council, Simpson Solicitors.
Visit the mavic event webpage to book now and secure your place at this event.
Copyright for Collections Masterclass
Tuesday 27 March, 10am-4pm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
This masterclass will include a ‘copyright refresher’ to ensure everyone is across copyright fundamentals, a review of the provisions in the Copyright Act that enable collecting institutions to use copyright material without a clearance and an in-depth exploration of digital copyright and licensing issues. Presented by Ian McDonald, Special Council, Simpson Solicitors.
Cost: MA Members $160, Non-Members $240
Visit the mavic event webpage to book now and secure your place at this event.
21. The Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ (SHAP) Workshop – call for sessions, papers and demonstrations
The Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ (SHAP) Workshop will be running again this year on the 18th of May at the Big Dig Archaeology Centre at The Rocks, Sydney, proudly organised by Extent Heritage.
The 2018 theme is: The Role of Archaeology in Heritage Conservation.
This is a call for sessions, papers and demonstrations from anyone with an exciting or relevant idea for a 15 to 20 presentation in your preferred form (e.g. presentation, interactive session, workshop etc.)
Refer to the 2018 SHAP Workshop call for papers flyer for more information.
Submit your 150 to 400 word abstract via email by midnight on Monday the 2nd of April 2018.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
Call for Papers Deadline: 9th April 2018
Visit the Urban Jewish Heritage Conference website for more details.
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. The 2018 theme for the Day is: Heritage for Generations #heritage4generations.
Aim of the International Day
The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
2018 Theme: Heritage for Generations
In 2018, the theme is Heritage for Generations led by the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group.
Sharing stories and the transfer of knowledge between generations is a crucial step in cultural development, characterising the human experience since time immemorial.
“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow” – Nelson Mandela
The ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites Day 2018 seeks to celebrate:
- Inter-generational transfer of knowledge: engagement across the global community to emphasize the importance of knowledge exchange between generations to promote the ICOMOS ethos for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage;
- Youth leadership: Emerging Professionals in each country will take the lead in organising events that focus on reaching the younger members of the wider public community by showcasing the creative use of social media.
Information on events will be shared on social media as a central communication strategy of this year’s International Day for Monuments and Sites – share the photos and videos of your events.
Please inform the ICOMOS International Secretariat on planned 18 April events at the latest by 15 March 2018 so that we can publish them on the ICOMOS website and share your activities among the members of the world-wide ICOMOS family.
Please send the information via email to Calendrier using the format below (please use short sentences to enable a concise presentation and mention “18 April event – your country” in the email subject line):
Title of your event
What? Short presentation of the event
Where? Country, town, address
Attachments: Poster / leaflet
Tweet and Facebook your events with the hashtags #heritage4generations #ICOMOS
Design 5 – Architects, an award winning inner Sydney practice specializing in conservation of buildings and sites is seeking a Graduate Architect with a minimum of 1-2 years experience to join our team on a full time basis. We have a broad range of interesting and challenging projects, from new structures in significant contexts, to detailed conservation work.
The position includes assistance with design and documentation, coordination of consultants, liaison with clients, preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conservation Management Plans.
- Minimum Bachelor of Architecture degree with specific interests in Building Conservation and Adaptive Reuse
- Competence with CAD/Vectorworks or similar
- Good communication skills including technical report writing/proof-reading, verbal communication
- Confident attitude, highly motivated and willingness to contribute positively to the culture of the practice.
Please send your CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience for the position via email to Design 5 – Architects prior to COB Monday 12 March 2018.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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