National Scientific Committees

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The objective of National Scientific Committees (NSCs) is to engage Australia ICOMOS members who are not members of an International Scientific Committee (ISC) but who have an interest and/or expertise in a particular area. Additionally, all National Scientific Committee members are bound by the Australia ICOMOS Code of Conduct for members of the EC & all sub-Committees & Groups.

The first of these committees is a joint NSC for Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes. Further information is outlined below.

Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee
on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes

The Australian ISC representatives for cultural landscapes and cultural routes have been meeting informally to discuss common issues and challenges, and develop projects to address these, since August 2009. The 2009 and 2010 meetings were convened by Australia ICOMOS members Juliet Ramsay and Sandy Blair. Rachel Jackson and Kirsty Altenburg are the current convenors of the NSC. Rachel is a member of the ISC on Cultural Landscapes and Kirsty is a member of the ISC on Cultural Routes.

In 2008 there was a meeting of ISCs in Melbourne, convened by Meredith Walker, to discuss possible collaborative activities among Australian ISC members.

At the request of the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee, Australian ISC representatives for cultural routes and cultural landscapes met in Canberra in 2010 and discussed the formation of a trial joint National Scientific Committee (NSC) encompassing both Cultural Routes and Cultural Landscapes.

The 2010 meeting drafted objectives, scope, policies and procedures, which were approved by the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee. They have been updated to reflect Rachel and Kirsty’s role as convenors of the NSC. Click on the link below to view the document.

Click on the links below to read reports and minutes from previous NSC meetings:

Click on the links below to download the ‘Understanding Cultural Landscapes’ flyer:

Australia ICOMOS members interested in joining the Australia ICOMOS NSC on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes should contact Rachel or Kirsty.

Rachel Jackson
Kirsty Altenburg

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