Ready for Review: our second batch of Practice Notes
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the review of the Burra Charter and Guidelines. In response to demand, we have kept the first on-line feedback survey on the first set of documents open until 12 July 2013 – click here for links to the documents and the first on-line survey.
Now the second batch of Practice Notes has been released for comment by our energetic working group! Click on each link to download the drafts as PDFs. The deadline for comment is Sunday 28 July 2013.
Want to engage in discussion with others? Follow this link to go to the discussion forum. There is an area for discussion of each document. The working group will moderate each forum. Need help to use the discussion forum? Download the Using the Discussion Forum guide.
Please provide any feedback through the second on-line survey, and not by email or phone. The survey asks you specific questions as well as providing plenty of space for all your comments – positive or negative. By using it you will really help the volunteer committee analyse and respond to comments.
To provide feedback on the first batch of documents, please use the first on-line survey (and not email or phone). It will stay open until 12 July 2013.
The Australia ICOMOS Charter for places of cultural significance (the Burra Charter) was last revised in 1999. A number of adjustments to the Charter are proposed to bring it up-to-date with current practice, to refine some of the language and to make some corrections. These changes do not represent a major review of the Burra Charter; such a review may be desired in the future. Changes are indicated in green text and briefly explained in the right hand column.
The 1988 Guideline on Cultural Significance required review following adoption of the revised Burra Charter in 1999. The Practice Note has been designed to explain the steps in understanding and assessing cultural significance and to address commonly encountered issues. Some material from the Illustrated Burra Charter has been used in this Practice Note.
The 1988 Guideline on Conservation Policy also required review. The Practice Note has been designed to explain the steps in developing policy and address common issues encountered when developing policy. Some material from the Illustrated Burra Charter has been used in this Practice Note.
This Practice Note builds on the current Guideline, integrating the Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS members (2002). Its focus is on current ethical and practical issues faced in undertaking heritage studies of all kinds and in preparing reports. The draft is cross-referenced to the previous Guideline and the Ethical Commitment Statement.