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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 263
e X treme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts
 in tropical, desert,polar and off-world landscape
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Cairns, Far North Queensland  July 19-21 .

An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Thursday, 25 January 2007)

1)  RNE embedded in legislation and policies?
2)  Special Social Events, Melbourne, Saturday, 10th February
3)  Extreme Heritage: Conference 2007
4)  News from Historic Houses Trust
5)  Museums in a Changing Climate: call for papers
6)  UNITAR Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites
7)  Position Vacant: Heritage Council Of WA Senior Conservation Officer (Development) 
8)  Position Vacant: Heritage Consultant (f/t or p/t  maternity leave replacement)
9)  Position Vacant: Manager Built Heritage


1) Where is the RNE embedded in legislation and policies?

As members may be aware, the new heritage federal legislation is under review. One aspect deals with the Register of the National Estate (RNE). Concerns have been raised about how the RNE is cited by, and indeed ‘embedden’ into, all tiers of government. Consequently I am compiling a database about this issue. Members are invited to assist by:-
- identifying references in Federal, States and local legislations and policies that cite or refer to the RNE,
- examples as to how such reference may affect or impacts upon heritage management matters and outcomes
- what sort of encouragement could be given for RNE listed places.

Please send to Sue Jackson-Stepowski <>. I am working to a deadline of Wednesday 7 February.


2) Special Social Events,
Melbourne, Saturday, 10
th February

Vicomites should keep Saturday night, 10th February free!  The Victorian members of the Executive Committee are organising two social events to coincide with the forthcoming Executive Committee meeting to be held in Melbourne on 10th-11th February.  

Details are being finalised now and should be announced in the next newsletter.  We expect to have a special tour at 5.00pm led by Neil Clerehan followed by a dinner at 7.30pm in South Yarra.  Queries can be forwarded to Helen Lardner on (03) 9347-5522 or Timothy Hubbard on (03) 5568 2623. 

****Reminder: Australia ICOMOS archives

If you have any AI archives in your garage or cellar  now is the time to act!

As members of the Executive Committee will be in Melbourne to attend the EC meeting, they are taking the opportunity to hold a working bee on the AI archives.  If anyone still has records which should be included in the official archives, could you please arrange for them to be forwarded to the secretariat for the working bee on 9 Feb?
Thank you


3) Extreme Heritage: Conference
Website now up and running

New information will be uploaded as it becomes available.

Check out the conference website for the latest on the Australia ICOMOS 2007 Conference to be will be held in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland in conjunction with James Cook University from the 19th -21st July 2007

****There will be a conference committee meeting in Cairns on Monday, 29th January.
If you have any clever ideas or suggestions please contact Timothy or Sue


4) News from Historic Houses Trust

Free entry on Australia Day
Celebrate Australia Day with Historic Houses Trust and receive free entry to all of our museums all day. Take advantage of this special offer to visit Vaucluse House and see Texstyle 2006, the annual display of major textile projects from the 2006 Higher School Certificate textiles and design course. With work on display from students around the state, be inspired by a selection of exquisite items from costumes, soft furnishings, textile arts and non-apparel pieces all for free this Australia Day.

Elizabeth Farm, Elizabeth Bay House, Government House, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Justice & Police Museum, Meroogal, Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House, Rose Seidler House, Rouse Hill estate, Susannah Place Museum, The Mint, Vaucluse House
All museums open 10am  5pm | Free entry

For more information check out the website


5) Museums in a Changing Climate:
Call for Papers

Museum Australia’s 2007 National Conference, 17-20 May 2007, Canberra (at Old Parliament House and other national institutions in Canberra).

Call for Papers
Electronic Abstracts of 200-300 words outlining proposed presentations are invited by the Conference Program Committee. Instructions for submission of abstracts (including a submission template)are now available.
A variety of Sponsorship opportunities are available in conjunction with the Museums Australia National Conference 2007 and the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA).

For further information please contact Debbie Milsomon (02) 6273 2437 or email


6) UNITAR Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites

World Heritage management over time  maintaining values and  significance
Hiroshima, Japan, 15-20 April 2007


The UNITAR Hiroshima Office for Asia and the Pacific (HOAP) Series  on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites aims to  facilitate a better utilization of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage  Convention through providing support to national policy making and  planning, and information exchange on best practices and case  studies. Newly developed "values-based management"  methodologies are applied in all the aspects of natural and  cultural heritage management.

The fourth workshop of the Series will be organized from 15 to 20  April 2007 in Hiroshima, Japan, focusing on the maintenance of  World Heritage sites' values and significance over time and in  changing contexts. Study tours to two World Heritage sites in  Hiroshima the A-Bomb Dome and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine    will provide additional case studies and learning opportunities.

Specifically, the workshop will:
· Review the basics of the World Heritage regime, available
information, updates and current trends;
· Elucidate the underlying principles of values-based
heritage management, with a particular focus on changes in values
over time;
· Examine leading policies and strategies, identifying best
practices and lessons learned;
· Create long-term management plans for sites, using
nomination dossier or periodical reporting formats;
· Enhance long-term learning and exchange among the

The participants will be selected from actual or potential heritage  site managers; natural/cultural conservation specialists and  trainers; and decision makers and government officials within  national World Heritage administrations, such as the Ministries of  Environment, Culture, Forestry or Tourism. A few slots will be made  available to representatives of national academic institutions,  think-tanks and civil society. Priority will be given to officials  working on World Heritage nomination projects and/or tentatively- listed World Heritage sites.

We would like to ask you to submit the names of suitable candidates  to participate in the training workshop for final selection by an  ad hoc selection committee. UNITAR scholarships, given in priority  to least developed country participants, will cover tuition fees,  travel, accommodation and meals. Candidates from industrialized  countries are welcome to apply  they are requested to obtain  financial support from their own countries/organization but may be  accorded an exemption of the tuition-fee. Number of places being  limited, those wishing to be selected should send their application  package as soon as possible and no later than 19 February 2007.
Please refer to our website hiroshima for more information. Should you have any questions, 
please contact Ms. Hiroko Nakayama at,  or Mr. James Short at

We thank you in  advance for your assistance in the nomination/information  dissemination process.

With our kind regards,

Nassrine Azimi
UNITAR Hiroshima Office for Asia and the Pacific


7) Position Vacant:
Heritage Council of Western Australia
Senior Conservation Officer (Development)

Position No:             CON00008
Closing Date:   5.00 pm Friday 29 January 2007 (WST)
Classification:         Level 6
Salary Range:   $67,850 - $75,133 pa, PSGA 2006
Employment:     2 Year fixed term contract/secondment opportunity with the possibility of extension

Organisation Description:
The Heritage Council is the Western Australian State Government’s advisory body on heritage matters and focuses on places, buildings and sites. The Council's mission is to provide for and encourage the conservation of places which have significance to the cultural heritage of Western Australia.

The Council is seeking an experienced and motivated person to join the Development and Conservation advice area of the Heritage Council for a minimum of two years full time in the capacity of Senior Conservation Officer (Development). You will report to the Manager, Conservation and Assessment.  Your role is part of a small team providing advice to the Heritage Council, its committees and its private, public and government clients. Specifically you will be required to:
·        investigate development proposals affecting listed sites, and make recommendations concerning compatibility of proposed developments as part of the Development Referrals Program;
·        provide specialised advice on heritage conservation matters
·        develop and review conservation and management policies, design guidelines, and building and planning procedures.
·        evaluate conservation plans, assessments and other heritage studies.
·        participate in the development and delivery of educational and training initiatives for conservation professionals and promote public awareness and knowledge of Western Australia’s cultural heritage.

You will need to have substantial experience in conservation of the built environment (4 to 6 years); experience in managing projects, planning and people; demonstrated experience in the use of heritage assessment guidelines and conservation planning principles; have well developed written and verbal communication and public presentation skills; and well developed interpersonal and negotiation skills. A degree in a heritage conservation related field and/or cultural heritage at the post graduate level; and a current driver’s licence.  It would be desirable for you to have an understanding of the Heritage of Western Australia Act provisions, experience in working with committees or boards and an awareness of equal opportunity principles.

Enquiries about the position are to be made to Stephen Carrick, Manager Conservation and Assessment on 08 9220 4122

Job Application Package: It is essential you access information about this position, visit: and key in the Position No or Keyword into the Search Box or Ph:  (08) 9222 8173.


8) Position Vacant:
Heritage Consultant (full-time or part-time  maternity leave replacement)

Context Pty Ltd  consultants in heritage, community and environment  are looking for a built heritage specialist to be part of our in-house team for 12 months while a staff member is on maternity leave.
Ideally you will have a degree in architecture or architectural history, and excellent research, writing, field survey skills.  Candidates with 2-5 years experience undertaking heritage assessments, heritage advice services and / or conservation management plans will be highly regarded.  However, recent graduates with the right skills and an ability to adapt to working in a private consulting practice will also be considered.
We like to work in a collaborative manner, and there will be opportunities for the right person to learn about other aspects of heritage practice, including social, intangible, natural and Indigenous heritage whilst contributing to multi-disciplinary teams in your areas of expertise.
The position may be either part-time or full-time and is based in Brunswick (Melbourne).  It is a twelve month contract position (maternity leave replacement) starting mid February 2007.
Salary $35,517  $44,330.32 pro rata, plus superannuation and allowances.

A position description is available from our website at Please provide a CV and response to each of the selection criteria (via email - by 29th January, 2007.

For further information please contact David Speller or Bryn Davies on 03 9380 6933.


9) Position Vacant: Manager Built Heritage

The National Trust of South Australia is seeking an individual with passion and commitment to manage its built heritage assets in metropolitan and regional South Australia.

If you have knowledge and experience in managing built heritage places as well as working with volunteers/community groups, preparing policy papers and funding submissions coupled with good communication skills and interpersonal ability, we would like to hear from you.

Appropriate qualifications and an ability to prepare quality written material, including project reporting are essential.

Exposure to working with the ‘not for profit’ sector would be advantageous.

An attractive salary is offered.  The appointment is for an initial two year period.

For a Position Description, phone 8212 1133 or email:
Further enquiries to Ian Stephenson, CEO on 0417 883 010.

Applications by c.o.b.  Monday 12 February 2007
email:    or post to:   Ian Stephenson, CEO
National Trust of South Australia, PO Box 8147 Station Arcade, Adelaide  SA  5000

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