Apply for Australia ICOMOS Membership

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ICOMOS and Australia ICOMOS

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is an association of professionals that currently brings together approximately 9,500 members in 110 national committees throughout the world, dedicated to the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. Many ICOMOS members participate in the organisation’s 27 International Scientific Committees. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques to the conservation of cultural heritage.

ICOMOS benefits from the interdisciplinary exchange of its members, drawn from the wide variety of disciplines engaged in heritage conservation and providing a forum for significant dialogue and debate on cultural heritage. ICOMOS has the additional responsibility to of advising UNESCO on World Heritage cultural properties and their conservation.

The objectives of ICOMOS are:

  • To bring together conservation specialists from all over the world and serve as a forum for professional dialogue and exchange
  • To collect, evaluate and disseminate information on conservation principles, techniques and policies
  • To co-operate with national and international authorities on the establishment of documentation centres specialising in conservation
  • To work for the adoption and implementation of international conventions on the conservation and enhancement of architectural heritage
  • To participate in the organisation of training programs for conservation specialists on a world-wide scale
  • To put the expertise of highly qualified professionals and specialists at the service of the international community

Australia ICOMOS is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation of cultural heritage professionals, formed as the national committee of ICOMOS in 1976. With over 600 members, Australia ICOMOS acts as a national and international link between public authorities, institutions and individuals involved in the study and conservation of all places of cultural significance.

Australia ICOMOS operates within a regulated international and national framework. It is managed by an Executive Committee which co-ordinates a robust national program and makes significant contributions to ICOMOS internationally.

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Australia ICOMOS has three categories of membership: Full International Member, Associate Member, and Institutional/Corporate Member.

Individuals wishing to become subscribers should download the subscription form, which is available from the Australia ICOMOS website at http://australia.icomos.org/get-involved/membership/subscription/.

 

FULL INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(includes Young Professional & Retired/Unwaged applicants)

Eligibility

Individuals with appropriate conservation experience over a substantial period of time (the equivalent of at least three years full-time), whose current core professional focus is cultural heritage conservation, and who practice within the terms of The Burra Charter and the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members, are eligible to be Full International Members. This category would also be suitable be suitable for qualified tradespeople with extensive experience in heritage conservation.

A discounted membership rate is available to Full International Membership applicants who are either under 30 years of age (known as Young Professionals) or who are retired or unwaged.

Benefits

  • Weekly email news with information about national and international activities, current heritage issues and employment opportunities
  • Subscription to the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment
  • Regular newsletters from ICOMOS headquarters in Paris
  • International membership card, which can be used for discounts for some historic properties, museums and heritage organisations internationally and in Australia
  • The right to use the post-nominal M.ICOMOS
  • Opportunities to participate in all national and international ICOMOS activities including the national and international Executive Committee and International Scientific Committees, expert panels and advisory committees
  • Voting rights in Australia ICOMOS
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Discounts at Australia ICOMOS functions and conferences
  • Discounts on Australia ICOMOS publications

Application requirements

  • The equivalent of at least three years’ full time professional experience with a core focus on cultural heritage conservation
  • A personal statement of relevant professional experience, which includes your demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members – PLEASE HAVE THIS STATEMENT TYPED OUT TO ENABLE YOU TO COPY AND PASTE IT INTO THE RELEVANT FIELD WITHIN THE ONLINE FORM
  • Agreement to abide by the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members
  • Signed Statement of Commitment form
  • Signed nomination forms from two financial, Full International Members of Australia ICOMOS
  • A brief (100-200 words) statement from one of your nominators supporting your application
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • For RETIRED/UNWAGED applicants – evidence of retired/unwaged status at the time of application is required
  • For YOUNG PROFESSIONAL applicants – evidence of age under 30 years at the time of application & subsequent renewal is required. Upon turning 30, Young Professionals automatically become Full International Members.

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for Full International Membership can be admitted as Associate Members until such time as they are able to qualify for Full International Membership. This category is also suitable for prospective members who are studying full- or part-time.

Individuals who have a professional interest in cultural heritage conservation and who may undertake some work in this area, but do not have cultural heritage as their core focus, may also apply to be Associates.

A discounted membership rate is available to Associate membership applicants who are retired or unwaged, or to those who are full-time students – please note that the discounted rate is not available for those studying part-time.

Benefits

  • Weekly email news with information about national and international activities, current heritage issues and employment opportunities
  • Subscription to the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment
  • Opportunities to participate in national ICOMOS activities, and working and reference groups
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Discounts at Australia ICOMOS functions and conferences
  • Discounts on Australia ICOMOS publications

Application requirements

  • A personal statement of relevant professional experience, which includes your demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members – PLEASE HAVE THIS STATEMENT TYPED OUT TO ENABLE YOU TO COPY AND PASTE IT INTO THE RELEVANT FIELD WITHIN THE ONLINE FORM
  • Agreement to abide by the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members
  • Signed Statement of Commitment form
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • For RETIRED/UNWAGED applicants – evidence of retired/unwaged status at the time of application is required
  • For STUDENT applicants – evidence of full-time enrollment in a recognised course at the time of application is required

 

INSTITUTIONAL/CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

Institutional/Corporate Membership is suitable for any organisation that:

  • is concerned with the conservation, protection, restoration, rehabilitation, enhancement or animation of historical monuments, buildings and sites; and/or
  • owns or has in its charge historical monuments, buildings and sites; and/or
  • devotes all or part of its activity to one or more of the objectives listed above in relation to monuments, buildings or sites

Please note that Institutional/Corporate Membership does not provide the same benefits as being a Full International Member of ICOMOS. Professionals working in organisations as outlined above, who wish to access the full range of benefits of ICOMOS membership, are encouraged to apply as Full International Members or Young Professionals.

Under the ICOMOS International Statutes, Institutional/Corporate members are not eligible to be members of the Executive Committee, International Scientific Committees or other ICOMOS committees. Voting rights in Australia ICOMOS are only available for those accepted as Full International Members.

An Institutional/Corporate member is not eligible to use the post-nominal M.ICOMOS as this is only available to Full International Members. However, Institutional/Corporate Members may state on their website and include in promotional materials a statement similar to the following statement: “<insert company name> supports Australia ICOMOS through being an Institutional/Corporate Member”.

Benefits

  • Weekly email news with information about national and international activities, current heritage issues and employment opportunities
  • Subscription to the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment
  • Opportunities to participate in national ICOMOS activities
  • Up to three International membership cards, which can be shared amongst staff and used for discounts for some historic properties, museums and heritage organisations internationally and in Australia
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Discounts at Australia ICOMOS functions and conferences. Discounts for three full attendances or their equivalent are given to Institutional/Corporate Members; eg. this could equate to six half-time attendances
  • Discounts on Australia ICOMOS publications

Application requirements

  • A statement outlining how the work of the organisation relates to the conservation of cultural heritage, which also includes the organisation’s demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members – PLEASE HAVE THIS STATEMENT TYPED OUT TO ENABLE YOU TO COPY AND PASTE IT INTO THE RELEVANT FIELD WITHIN THE ONLINE FORM
  • Agreement to abide by the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members
  • Signed Statement of Commitment form
  • An organisational statement that describes the roles of key personnel in heritage conservation
  • A current Curriculum Vitae, prospectus or more detailed listing of relevant heritage projects or involvement and the names, qualifications and roles of all person(s) in the organisation who promote heritage conservation

 

PREPARING TO APPLY – SUMMARY OF APPLICATION MATERIALS

Membership
category
Full
International
Associate Institutional

Statements
(Personal or
Organisational)

YES – have
typed version
ready
YES – have
typed version
ready
YES – have
typed version
ready

CV /
Organisational
Prospectus

YES – Word
or PDF
for upload
YES – Word
or PDF
for upload
YES – Word
or PDF
for upload

Nominators
Forms &
Statement

YES – download
forms; complete
for upload
NOT REQUIRED
NOT REQUIRED

Signed Statement
of Commitment

YES – download
form; complete
for upload
YES – download
form; complete
for upload
YES – download
form; complete
for upload

Unwaged
category
applications

Scanned evidence
of retired/unwaged status or completed declaration form
Scanned evidence
of retired/unwaged status or completed declaration form
NOT APPLICABLE

Full-time student
category
applications

NOT APPLICABLE
Scanned evidence
of enrolment in a full-time course
NOT APPLICABLE

Under 30 yrs
of age applicant

Scanned evidence
of under 30 yrs
of age for Full
Membership

NOT APPLICABLE
NOT APPLICABLE

 

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

SUBMISSION OF MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

Please note that application for Australia ICOMOS membership can only be made via the online application process. Where signatures on forms are required, the use of electronic signatures is acceptable, but simply writing or typing your name where a signature is required is not.

CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

Change in membership category requires a formal request to Australia ICOMOS as different criteria and application requirements may apply.

INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS

International benefits for Full Members are based on the calendar year and are available to financial members of Australia ICOMOS at the start of that calendar year.

SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP

Requests may be made to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat for membership to be suspended for a period of up to three years in certain circumstances. After this, a new membership application would need to be made to rejoin. Circumstances where membership may be approved for suspension include ICOMOS membership in another country. For temporary circumstances prohibiting professional practice, like injury, illness or caring for others, requests should be made for continued membership at the relevant unwaged rate.

“M.ICOMOS” POST NOMINAL – PLEASE NOTE

The Post-Nominal “M. ICOMOS” can be only be used by Full International or Young Professional members who are financial members of Australia ICOMOS, and who continue to practice according to the Burra Charter and the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members.

USE OF ICOMOS/AUSTRALIA ICOMOS LOGO – PLEASE NOTE

The ICOMOS and Australia ICOMOS logos may not be used without the express permission of ICOMOS/Australia ICOMOS. The logos are part of the operations of ICOMOS/Australia ICOMOS, and so the use of these logos is protected.

MEMBERS’ LISTS ON THE AUSTRALIA ICOMOS WEBSITE

The Australia ICOMOS website has two members’ lists:

  • In the Members’ only section – this list includes the name, membership category, locality, work phone and email address of each member (NOTE: these details are only available to other members)
  • A publicly available list – this list includes the name, membership category and locality of each member

Once your details have been added to the web-based database, you’ll be able to opt out of:

  • Having your phone number and email address available to other members
  • Being listed in the publicly available list

Information on how to opt out will be sent to you via email once your membership has been approved.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual fees are based on the Australian financial year, 1 July to 30 June and are revised periodically. The payment of membership fees is not required at the time of application. Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange the payment of the correct membership fee. Applicants are not considered approved members until the payment of membership fees for the current financial year have been finalised.

If fees are going to be paid by an individual’s employer, please ensure adequate identification accompanies the payment.

For the 2017/2018 financial year onwards, including 10% GST, these fees are:

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE
International Membership
(includes International component)
 
Full International $280.00 (inc GST)
Full International – Retired/Unwaged $140.00 (inc GST)
Young Professional (under 30 years) $140.00 (inc GST)
Associate Membership
(no International component)
 
Associate $210.00 (inc GST)
Associate – retired/unwaged $70.00 (inc GST)
Associate – student (enrolled full-time) $70.00 (inc GST)
Institutional/Corporate Membership
(includes International component)
$840.00 (inc GST)
   

Prospective members who apply within five months of the end of the financial year (and whose application is considered and approved at the May meeting of the Executive Committee) will be regarded as financial for the following financial year.

Prospective members whose application is considered and approved at the February meeting of the Executive Committee in any given year will pay a pro-rata fee that is half or approximately half of the annual fee for the membership category for which they are applying. PLEASE NOTE: This will generally only apply to you if your membership application is submitted in November, December or January of any given year.

The fee paid will be allocated to the period 1 January to 30 June, and the membership start date will be back-dated to 1 January of the year in question. A renewal notice for the next financial year will be sent in May of the year in which the membership was approved. A schedule of pro-rata fees is outlined below.

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE
International Membership
(includes International component)
 
Full International $140.00 (inc GST)
Full International – Retired/Unwaged $70.00 (inc GST)
Young Professional (under 30 years) $70.00 (inc GST)
Associate Membership
(no International component)
 
Associate $105.00 (inc GST)
Associate – retired/unwaged $35.00 (inc GST)
Associate – student (enrolled full-time) $35.00 (inc GST)
Institutional/Corporate Membership
(includes International component)
$420.00 (inc GST)
   

Membership will be considered to have lapsed if fees are not paid within three months of the commencement of a new financial year. All benefits will then cease. Where membership has lapsed for a period of up to 3 years, it will be reinstated at the previous membership level, following payment of all fees due for the period lapsed plus the current financial year. If membership has lapsed for 3 years or more, a new membership application is required.

Once you have established which membership category you wish to apply for, please then download the form(s) listed under that membership category, and complete and sign them BEFORE you begin the application process, as you will need to upload them as you go through the online form.

Please also have a Personal Statement typed out and ready to go – this is a requirement for all membership categories – so that you can copy and paste it into the relevant section in the online form.

Full membership

Associate membership

Institutional / Corporate membership