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.
The first of these committees is a joint NSC for Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes. Further information is outlined below.
2013 Meeting for the National Scientific Committee
on Cultural Routes and Cultural Landscapes
The Australia ICOMOS 2013 Canberra Centenary Conference takes place from 31 October – 3 November. Given the number of heritage events coalescing around the conference the annual NSC meeting will be a breakfast meeting on the opening day of the conference, Friday 1 November.
The ISCs on Cultural Landscapes on Cultural Routes meetings, tours and the symposium take place from 27-31 October 2013. This dovetails into the national conference imagined pasts…, imagined futures… that commences on the evening of 31 October 2013 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.
The symposium is on 31 October and the topic is Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes in the 21st Century, Issues and Opportunities. The one-day conference will be held in the Sir Roland Wilson Conference Room at the the Austalian National University. NSC members are encouraged to make contact early as numbers are limited. Further information on the symposium and registration is at the ISCCL-CIIC conference event page.
Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee
on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes
The Australian ISC representatives for cultural routes and cultural landscapes have been meeting informally to discuss common issues and challenges, and develop projects to address these, since August 2009. These meetings have been convened by Juliet Ramsay and Sandy Blair. Click on the links below to read reports from the 2009 and 2010 meetings.
- Cultural Landscapes & Cultural Routes_2009 meeting report
- Cultural Landscapes & Cultural Routes_2010 meeting report
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.
Australia ICOMOS members Rachel Jackson and Kirsty Altenburg have agreed to take on the role of joint convenors of this new NSC. Rachel is a member of the ISC on Cultural Landscapes and Kirsty is a member of the ISC on Cultural Routes.
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.
The NSC held meetings in 2011 and 2012. The minutes of these are available by clicking on the links below:
Australia ICOMOS members interested in joining the Australia ICOMOS NSC on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes should contact Rachel or Kirsty.