Dear colleagues of ICOMOS
It is with great sadness that ICOMOS Hellenic announces to the ICOMOS familly that Professor Dionysios Zivas, Honorary member of ICOMOS, passed away on the 14th of February 2018.
Professor Zivas was born on the island of Zakynthos in 1928. He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering (1953) awarded by the School of Architectural Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD (1970) from the same School for his thesis entitled “The Architecture of the island of Zakynthos from the 16th to the 19th century”. In 1960, he was appointed as Lecturer at the National Technical University of Athens. Since then, he progressed through all levels of the academic structure of the School, up to the level of Chair. For over 5o years Professor Zivas was a mentor for generations of Greek architects, instilling in them the highest values of architecture and conservation, through enlightened teaching, guidance, and leading by example.
Throughout his career, Professor Zivas shared his views and ideas openly through books and numerous articles and papers presented at national and international conferences and symposia. Several common threads in his writing aimed at educating and elevating the level of architectural conservation in Greece and the Mediterranean basin, by demonstrating that conservation, from the protection of individual sites to the preservation of historic urban centers and towns, can be achieved in sustainable ways.
A reserved man, Professor Zivas let his work speak for itself at every level of his professional practice. From his early study of Zakynthos to the internationally recognized pioneering and groundbreaking work for the protection of the Plaka neighborhood located at the base of the Athenian Akropolis, his work exemplified the highest values of architecture and conservation.
Carefully conceived projects, methodically organized and exquisitely delivered, all have contributed to creating a better environment for all of us and the generations to come.
Until the end, Professor Zivas worked tirelessly to ensure that the significance of the architectural patrimony of Zakynthos is not lost and surviving sites and structures are receiving the proper protection they deserve.
His work was widely recognized by International and National Institutions; he was awarded the Europa Nostra 1982 Medal, the Gottfried von Herder 1993 Award, and the 2007 Academy of Athens Award.
Professor Zivas was one of the original five founding members of the Hellenic National Committee of ICOMOS. For close to 60 years, Professor Zivas has been an important force in the life of ICOMOS and an international collaborator, bringing together experts from around the world to share views and ideas that would help shape and advance the state of architectural conservation.
A common thread connects all of his important accomplishments, from his teaching at the National Technical University to the international symposia he has shepherded throughout his career, as well as the successful results of decades of hard work to save Plaka, the oldest district of Athens: the values and principles of conservation that ICOMOS has advocated since its inception.
ICOMOS Hellenic proposed the nomination of Professor Zivas as an Honorary member of ICOMOS at the 18th General Assembly of Florence. This proposal was unanimously adopted.
On behalf of ICOMOS Hellenic
Sofia Avgerinou Kolonias.V.President
Ioannis Panopoulos Secretary general
Australia ICOMOS offers its deepest condolences to Professor Zivas’ family, friends and colleagues.
ICOMOS-UK is sad to report that Sherban Cantacuzino, its former President, and former member of the international ICOMOS Board died on 19th February 2018 age 89.
Sherban was Chairman of ICOMOS-UK from 1987-93 and then President from 1993-2000, as well as serving on the international ICOMOS Board (then Executive Committee) from 1990 to 1999. As President Emeritus he has kept in touch with our work and very generously contributed to our appeal for funds in recent years. He has also undertaken missions for ICOMOS.
Sherban was born in Romania and came to school England in 1939. Because of WWII and then changing circumstances in Romania he was not able to return until the opening of the country in 1981. He studied architecture at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and became a partner of Steane, Shipman and Cantacuzino. He was Executive Editor of the Architectural Review from 1973 and then Secretary of the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1979 to 1994.
In 2000 Sherban set up Pro Patrimonio in Romania as an international non-profit organization, whose goals are to save, preserve and restore the architectural and cultural heritage of Romania, and as President was actively engaged with its work.
His books include New Uses for Old Buildings (1975), Saving Old Buildings (1980), Re/Architecture: Old Buildings/New Buildings (1989) and What Makes a Good Building? (1994).
More information about Sherban in available here.
Australia ICOMOS offers its deepest condolences to Sherban’s family, friends and colleagues.
Dr Phil Jones from the University of Birmingham in the UK, will be giving our next cultural heritage seminar on Wednesday 28 March, where he will be speaking on ‘Engaging with landscape and heritage through playful methods’.
Phil’s work on cities ‘is particularly concerned with how…urban creativity can be used to improve social, environmental and economic wellbeing. A key part of this is changing our understanding of what we mean by an expert’.
In his Deakin seminar, Phil will speak about some recent work which explores the ways that visiting a heritage landscape is very different to learning about the same site second-hand through text and images. He argues that ‘an embodied, multisensory, engagement enhances emotional and affectual connections to the histories that such sites bear witness to’. In this paper he discusses a series of methods that can be used to examine the embodied connection between people and place, uncovering both tangible and intangible histories. Three approaches in particular are reflected upon: the use of smartphones to crowdsource materials gathered in-place; arts-based urban transects; and biosensing as a tool for examining the emotional unconscious. The potentials and limitations of each are discussed, combining novel and more conventional techniques to gain rounded insights into how people understand landscape and heritage.
Phil Jones is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography at the University of Birmingham. His first degrees were in History, studying at St Andrews and Leicester before moving to Birmingham to undertake a PhD in 2000. His work focusses on developing novel methodological approaches to understanding urban problems including the use of walking interviews, video methods, crowdsourcing, biosensing, participatory interventions and collaborations with artists. This paper emerges from a series of research projects undertaken within his Playful Methods Lab.
To find out more about Phil’s work, visit this link.
Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.
4. [NEW ITEM] University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning – Wilkinson Centenary Lecture Series, 27 March
Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a Wilkinson Centenary Series guest lecture by John Allan. This talk is supported by Docomomo Australia and is the first event in the 2018 Docomomo / ICOMOS Australia lecture series.
Lubetkin and Me surveys the life and work of Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990), pioneer architect of the Modern Movement in Britain, witness of the Russian Revolution, European traveler and intellectual and – at the age of 81 – RIBA Royal Gold Medallist.
Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Time: Drinks and refreshments: 6:00pm, Talk commences: 6:30pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
Free of charge but CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Download the Lubetkin and Me flyer.
Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT Presents
BETWEEN TWO WHARVES WALK, NEUTRAL BAY
Sunday 25 March, commencing at 10:45 am
You are invited to join Dr Roy Lumby on a walk exploring some of the finest Federation era houses to have been built in NSW plus a few architectural gems & oddities.
This walk will start and end at Hayes Street Neutral Bay Wharf. The walk will commence at 10.45 after gathering at Hayes Street Wharf so that members can arrive on the 10.25 ferry from Circular Quay if they wish. The ferry arrives at 10.37. The walk explores the area as far as Kurraba Wharf.
For details & bookings visit this link
Cost: C20th / Art Deco & Modernism / AIA Members: $20; Non Members: $25; Concession $15 pp
Download the Between Two Wharves Walk flyer.
Australia ICOMOS launched its student mentoring program in Victoria in 2012 following an earlier trial in the ACT, and it now runs in New South Wales and Victoria. The program supports members to share their knowledge and networks with students looking toward careers in heritage.
As the program has now run with enthusiastic responses from both mentors and mentees, we are very pleased to be offering it in Victoria and Tasmania for 2018.
When naming their favourite aspect of the program, the majority of previous mentors named the personal contact (we both learned from each other; refreshing to talk to the younger generation; good to know there is actually a pool of interested people; like the opportunity to help a new person into the profession), and almost all felt that they were able to make a valuable contribution to the knowledge and career prospects of their mentee. All respondents enjoyed it so much; they said they would be happy to do it again.
Students in heritage-related post-graduate programs at Deakin University, the University of Melbourne, Federation University and Latrobe University (based in Victoria), and Deakin Cloud/off-campus students based in Tasmania are invited to apply for the program.
We usually have many more students than mentors apply – this restricts the size of the program, so we are hoping that all ICOMOS members based in Victoria and Tasmania will consider participating this year.
What is required?
While the mentoring arrangements will vary, we ask that mentors meet with their mentees at least 3 times during the program between May and October. These meetings allow discussion about issues involved in heritage practice, and the student’s study and work interests.
There will be a social event held in late April or early May to introduce mentoring pairs. If you wish to be a mentor or a mentee, it is not essential to attend, although this is an easy way to meet and set up the first meeting, as well as networking with other students and colleagues.
There will be a brief evaluation questionnaire distributed at the end of the year that we ask all participants to complete and return.
How do I get involved as a MENTOR?
If you would like to contribute to this valuable (and enjoyable) effort this year, and be an ICOMOS MENTOR, please email an expression of interest to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by 6 April 2018.
Please provide your contact details (email and a work or mobile number) and a brief outline of your field of professional experience and current practice. This will assist the Mentoring Team in matching mentors and mentees.
Mentors must be Full ICOMOS members and can have professional experience in any sector of cultural heritage practice (please specify your areas of expertise and the kinds of experience you have to offer). We will try to ‘match’ by interest as many students and mentors as possible.
How do I get involved as a MENTEE?
Students in participating university courses will be advised of the application process by the focal point at their university. Please contact the person at your university as a first step. All applications received by the Secretariat will be considered – here is the ICOMOS VIC-TAS Mentoring application & agreement 2018.
All applications must be emailed to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by 6 April 2018. We will try to ‘match’ by interest as many mentoring pairs as possible.
When do we start?
We will be matching students and mentors in early April, and will launch this year’s program with an event in late April or early May. More information about the launch will be sent to participants in the program.
We hope that all members based in Victoria or Tasmania will welcome this opportunity to participate in the efforts of Australia ICOMOS and its partners to support young professionals across a range of cultural heritage disciplines.
2018 Australia ICOMOS Vic/Tas Mentoring Team
Kristal Buckley (Deakin University)
Hannah Lewi (University of Melbourne)
Anita Smith (Latrobe University)
Keir Reeves (Federation University)
7. [NEW ITEM] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage strategy for the Reef open for public comment – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority media release
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 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, dated 8 March 2018.
Keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage of the Great Barrier Reef strong, safe and healthy is the goal of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s latest action-based initiative.
Now open for comment, the draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Strategy for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was developed in partnership with more than 20 Traditional Owner groups.
Proposed actions in the draft strategy aim to increase understanding of Indigenous heritage values in the Great Barrier Reef and set out how the Authority will partner with Traditional Owners to protect these values.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority General Manager Dr Simon Banks encouraged feedback on the draft strategy.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the Traditional Owners of the Reef and we value working with Traditional Owners to manage this great natural icon,” he said.
“The draft strategy is a significant step in honouring the knowledge and value of Traditional Owner connections to the Reef.
“Indigenous heritage values of the Reef are irreplaceable — this draft strategy takes our partnership to a new level and we’re interested in feedback on the proposed actions.”
Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee Chair and Traditional Owner Phil Rist welcomed the initiative.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have cared for the Reef for thousands of years,” Mr Rist said.
“We have a lifelong physical, cultural and spiritual connection to our land and sea country. We have a responsibility to our ancestors and our next generation to protect our values in the Reef.
“We welcome management agencies taking action to recognise how important this is and look forward to working in equal partnership with the Marine Park Authority.”
More than 80 Traditional Owners from Cape York to Bundaberg contributed to the strategy’s development over seven different workshops.
The draft strategy is open for public consultation for two months until 26 April 2018. Input will inform the final Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Strategy.
There are more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Traditional Owner groups who for thousands of years have been associated with the Great Barrier Reef region and its natural resources.
The groups that express connections to Marine Park are situated along the Queensland coast from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to near Bundaberg in the south.
Indigenous heritage covers everything in sea country important to Traditional Owners — for example, significant sites, fish traps and intangible values such as songlines and language.
Name: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Contact: (07) 4750 0846
8. [NEW ITEM] REMINDER: University of British Columbia, Online Workshop: Intangible Cultural Heritage – registrations open
Three online sessions:
Thursday, March 22, 29: 9-11am AEDT, and Thursday, April 5: 8-10am AEST (aka. Wednesday March 21, 28 and April 4 from 3pm – 5pm Pacific Time)
This April, the University of British Columbia International Centre for Cultural Planning and Development will be re-offering its thought-provoking online workshop series: Intangible Cultural Heritage. The workshop will take place over three scheduled sessions: Thursday, March 22: 9-11am AEDT, and Thursday, April 5 and 12: 8-10am AEST.
UNESCO’s recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage has led to questions about its identification, protection, and sustainability, the role of the associated community, and the connection of intangible heritage to tangible heritage—place and object. Combining theoretical discussion with practical examples, workshop participants will identify issues and critique intangible cultural heritage practices from around the world that may be applicable to other heritage management systems. A core question is how tangible and intangible heritage can be held together given the separation of these aspects of heritage in many jurisdictions.
INSTRUCTOR: Marilyn Truscott is a heritage practitioner, with degrees in archaeology, history, materials conservation, and community roles in heritage management. With experience over 40 years, including as a museum curator, archaeologist, senior government official, and university lecturer, with 40+ publications, Marilyn has a longstanding experience in working with communities to identify their values for their heritage and sustain their connection with that heritage.
Marilyn has worked in Australia, the Middle East, Europe, Southern Africa and the Asia-Pacific. She is a past president of Australia ICOMOS, past president of the ICOMOS International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage, now secretary, and president of the Canberra & District Historical Society.
COST: $325 CAD
For more information and to register, please visit the UBC Online Workshop: Intangible Cultural Heritage webpage.
For all enquiries, please contact Kate Stewart via email.
9. [NEW ITEM] REMINDER: Courses on preserving cultural heritage in times of crisis – applications open
Culture cannot wait. Be it the rescue of the ancient manuscripts in besieged Timbuktu or the careful salvage of destroyed temples in the earthquake that struck the Kathmandu Valley, affected communities always strive to protect their cultural heritage following an emergency. Yet, where does one start, and who can help affected communities in recovering their heritage? Questions such as how and when to intervene in an unfolding humanitarian crisis continue to be problematic for national agencies tasked with both the humanitarian relief and at-scale recovery of cultural heritage. First Aid for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) emphasizes coordinated emergency preparedness and response for tangible and intangible cultural heritage. It is based on a field-tested three-step framework for providing first aid to cultural heritage, which can be adapted to any emergency context, be it the result of conflict or disaster, and is especially useful in planning at scale responses for securing and stabilizing different types of cultural heritage during complex emergency situations. Developing a culture of preparedness, ongoing risk management, collaboration as well as coordination with mainstream emergency actors forms a core component of the training.
This year, ICCROM will be organising two FAC courses:
FAC 2018 international course
31 July-24 August, 2018
Tilburg, the Netherlands
Application deadline: 23 March 2018
Working language: English
A limited number of scholarships are available! More information is available on the First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis 2018 webpage.
Refer to the FAC 2018 international course, the Netherlands announcement for more information.
12-28 November 2018
Application deadline: 29 March 2018
Working languages: English and French
Using the recent conflict in Mali as a central case study, this course will offer insights gained in recovering cultural heritage in tandem with humanitarian recovery. For the first time, this course will be offered in French!
Scholarships are available!
More information in English is available on the Course Announcement FAC Africa webpage.
More information in French is available on the Annonce Cours FAC Africa 2018 webpage.
Refer to the FAC-Africa, Mali announcement_ENG for more information.
Yarra City Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from Yarra residents to join our Heritage Advisory Committee. The role of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to provide advice on strategic heritage matters, to raise awareness about heritage issues and to present the views of residents, groups and professionals to Yarra City Council. The committee consists of up to 12 community members, with tenure of four years. Young people are encouraged to apply, with two places in the committee reserved for applicants under 30 years old. If you live or work in Yarra and have an interest in heritage matters and would like to be a part of the Yarra Heritage Advisory Committee apply now.
Visit the Yarra City Council Heritage Advisory Committee webpage for more information.
To apply complete the Yarra Heritage Advisory Committee – 2018 Expression of Interest form.
If you have any queries about the committee or the application process, contact Richa Swarup via email or telephone 9205 5149.
Applications close at 5pm Monday 19 March 2018.
11. [NEW ITEM] REMINDER: Melbourne Design Week – The Good Room: Viennese Designers in Australia, Melbourne, 22 March 2018
Melbourne Design Week
The Good Room: Viennese Designers in Australia
Professor Harriet Edquist (Professor of Architectural History, RMIT University)
Thursday 22 March, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden
During the postwar period the modern family home assumed a special place for Australians. Planning for modernity became key activities for budding home-makers. In 1945 “The Australian Home Beautiful”, published a series of articles entitled “Joanna Plans A Home” which was a frank and exploratory dialogue between an Australian housewife and a Viennese émigré designer. Through the eyes of Joanna, Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History at RMIT, examines the influence of Viennese émigré designers in Australia, to expose a more complex picture of the impact of émigré and refugee Viennese designers and architects on modern Australian design practice.
Entry is $20 for Adults and $15 for Student/Concession.
For more information visit The Good Room: Viennese Designers in Australia webpage.
To book now visit the Eventbrite webpage.
Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
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.
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 shortly.
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).
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.
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.
17. 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.
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, it’s 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).
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 PDF format.
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 18 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 2 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: 9 April 2018
Visit the Urban Jewish Heritage Conference website for more details.
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.
RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd, established in 1994 and based in St Kilda, Melbourne, are seeking an experienced heritage conservation architect to join our team.
The position is senior and involves: research, analysis, design, documentation, publication and contract administration of building works to places of heritage significance (both conservation and adaptive reuse works) and providing advice to significant historic building owners and authorities. Projects are diverse, primarily local, but also international and across all types including: commercial, ecclesiastical, education sector, civic, community, industrial and residential. The office culture is collegiate, cutting edge and research driven.
· min masters degree in architecture
· min 3 years’ experience working as a heritage conservation architect
· a working knowledge of Australian architectural history
· expertise in remedial conservation interventions to significant heritage building fabric
· proficiency in contemporary and interpretive design and detail resolution
· proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit pref. + pencil and butter paper
· proficiency in sustainable design
· a good sense of humour
Interested applicants please forward your CV to Roger by email in the first instance.
If you wish to discuss the position please call Roger Beeston (Director) on 0417 140 159.
Aishah Zaharie is a Project Architect with three and half years’ experience, who has worked on a variety of heritage, residential, and commercial projects, and who has experience managing projects from initial design stage right through to the final contract implementation stage. She is proficient with AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Microsoft office, Adobe and other graphics programs. She is a dynamic and ambitious architect who possesses the design and development flair needed to plan, coordinate and be involved in all phase of an architectural project.
Aishah currently lives in Melbourne but is open to travel anywhere within Victoria.
To discuss whether you might have an opportunity for Aishah, email her directly.
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