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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 264
eXtreme 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, 1 February 2007)

1)  VICOMITES invitation
2)  Extreme Heritage: Conference 2007
3)  ICOMOS International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages:
5)  2007 International Conference on Sustainable Urbanism: Call for Proposals
6)  2nd Call for papers ENHR
7)  APT San Juan 2007 conference: Call for Papers
8)  The French Committee of the Blue Shield: up-dated web site
9)  New contact details for PIMA
10)  Pacific World Heritage Workshop
11)  AGHS Launches New Student Prize
12)  World Congress On Art Deco®, 2007
13)  New Publication: «Canberra: City in the Landscape» by Prof. Ken Taylor
14)  Position Vacant: Manager Built Heritage
15)  Position Vacant: Manager Heritage - South Australian Government


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.  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. 


2) 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


3) ICOMOS International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages:

CIVVIH will hold its annual meeting in Helsinki in April (17-21). The program will include a one day workshop on HULs to which I think you can contribute greatly. I was wondering if you would consider attending the meeting. Our hosts will cover most of the expenses but participants will be asked to pay for travel and2 days of accommodations. The workshop will take place on either the 19th or the 20th.
For information, contact Michal Firestone at


Balancing Culture, Conservation, and Economic Development: Heritage Tourism in and around the Pacific Rim

April 18 - 21, 2007 in San Francisco, California
Hosted by The Presidio Trust and Organized by Architectural Resources Group

For more information and registration, visit

or contact
Donald G Jones, PhD
Director of Programs
401 F Street, NW, Suite 331
Washington, DC 20001
Ph 202-842-1866 Fax 202-842-1861


5) 2007 International Conference on Sustainable Urbanism
Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 15th 2007

Local Host Committee at Texas A&M University invite proposals for individual papers, complete pre-organized sessions, roundtable discussions, head-to-head debates, poster presentations, design and planning charrettes, design and planning competitions, and community and youth oriented learning.

Students of all ages, industry and other professionals, government agency employees, and activists representing the entire spectrum of sustainable development in the urban milieu are particularly encouraged.

In other words, this is not a typical academic conference, even as it is hosted by and at a major research university

Topics include but are not limited to:

Sustainability (Monday)
* Transportation: modal mixes and pedestrian movement
* Efficient power production and network distribution
* Use of on-site resources - water, wind, sun, etc.
* Conservation - land, energy, materials
* Bio-diversity & ecological processes
* Self-sufficiency and on-site, off-grid methods
* Industrial ecology
* Social equity and environmental justice
* Economic prosperity via sustainable production and practices

Urbanism (Tuesday)
* Placemaking, configuration, and scale
* Interspersion of activities and mixes of use
* Processes that shape the built urban environment
* Density and form of the built urban environment
* Landscape urbanism and green infrastructures
* Infrastructures and utilities
* Urban agriculture and food security
* Eco-design, green architecture, and building technology
* Globalization and its effects on urban sustainability
* Reciprocal relationship between global warming and urbanization
Proposals can be submitted online or by fax - a proposals form can be downloaded Guidlines for submissions are available
Full conference details, including online registration, can be seen at:


6) 2nd Call for papers ENHR

The European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) and the Delft Centre for Sustainable Urban Areas of the TU Delft, cordially invite proposals for papers to present at the
ENHR Conference Sustainable Urban Areas
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
25-28 June 2007
Details on the conference's theme, workshop topics, online registration and abstract submission, as well as other needed information is available at the conference web page at
We sincerely hope that the conference theme and programme are interesting and challenging for you and that you will join us in our effort to create a stimulating event!
Organizing Committee
OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, TU Delft


7) APT San Juan 2007 conference
Call for Papers

The Association for Preservation Technology International is accepting abstracts for its APT San Juan 2007 conference. The Call for Papers and the Abstract Submission Form are attached and also available on line at

There are three paper tracks as they relate to the conference theme, “Old World Technologies Adapting in the New World”: Materials, Craftsmanship, and Climate. Paper presenters will be able to attend the conference at the reduced rate of $300, $100 below the lowest member rate.

Abstracts for papers are due no later than March 1, 2007.

APT San Juan 2007
November 3-7, 2007, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The 2007 conference will be APT's first conference outside of North America and it is already promising to be one of the best. Numerous sponsors and exhibitors are already on board and more than 100 people registered during a special pre-registration held early in 2006. Conference events will be held at venues throughout Old San Juan and there will be tours to historic sites around Puerto Rico. In addition to the conference, two workshops are being planned: Preservation of Wood in Historic Structures, and Traditional Lime and Brick-dust Mortars for Restoration. In addition, the Architecture Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation will be putting on a special training program that will allow participants to work alongside an architectural conservator doing hands-on conservation.

For information, contact Dana Saal, conference manager, at or 217/529-9039.

Note that the conference theme is almost exactly the theme of the ICOMOS 1987 General Assembly in Washington "Old Cultures in New Worlds."


8) The French Committee of the Blue Shield
up-dated web site

Dear colleagues,

The French Committee of the Blue Shield wishes you a very happy new year 2007.
We hope to have the opportunity of working more closely with each of you and to share our common and specific knowledge and experiences.

You'll find updated information in our Website :
- a weekly press review (non exhaustive) about cultural heritage protection < >
- the minutes of the third French Blue Shield Conference (Marseille, 24 November 2006) < >
- new technical files for disaster response by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, concerning things to do, according to the type of material
< >

and many other useful resources on :

With best wishes for a “safe year”,
The French Committee of the Blue Shield


9) New contact details for PIMA

Please update your address book to include PIMA’s new contact details:

Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA)
C/- Vanuatu Cultural Centre
PO Box 184 Port Vila, Vanuatu
Ph: (678) 28064 or (678) 28064 or (678) 22129
Fax: (678) 26590


10). Pacific World Heritage Workshop

Theme: Indigineity as it applies to ‘Outstanding Universal Values of World Heritage in the Pacific’
Dates: 18-23 February 2007
Location: Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Contact: Lianne Fraser or Ali Tabbasum Salamat
Hosts: Jointly hosted by Department of Conservation New Zealand, and Department of Environment & Heritage Australia


11) AGHS Launches new student prize

The Sydney & Northern NSW Branch of the Australian Garden History Society (AGHS) are launching the “2007 Student Prize: NSW garden history project”

$1,000 Garden History Prize for students

The Australian Garden History Society is a leader in the concern for the conservation of significant cultural landscapes and historic gardens in Australia. As part of its mission, the  Sydney and Northern NSW Branch of the AGHS is offering a prize for a completed piece of research or other documented project that contributes to our knowledge and/or management of New South Wales’ garden heritage.           

The prize will be awarded to any piece of written work that enhances our knowledge or contributes to the maintenance of existing heritage landscapes either public or domestic properties. The article should be ready for publication in the Branch’s Newsletter or the Society’s Journal ‘Australian Garden History’.

Suggested topics:
 a conservation management plan or strategy;
 a recording project of a previously undocumented, rare or threatened  item;
 a significant tree management plan;
 a project that catalogues a historic garden’s layout, collection of plants etc.

Students of Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Arboriculture, Horticulture,Heritage Conservation, or other related discipline.

Closing date for entries is 1 July 2007.

Prize$1,000. The award will be made at the AGM of AGHS Sydney and Northern NSW Branch on 1 August 2007.

For additional information contact
Peter Cousens  or Stuart Read
To learn more about AGHS visit


12) World Congress On Art Deco®, 2007

Art Deco lovers from around the world will be coming to Melbourne in 2007! Why not join them? Every two years, devotees of the style gather for a Congress in a city notable for Art Deco treasures where they are treated to a series of presentations, tours and social events, all around a Deco theme

In 2007, the 9th Congress will be held in Melbourne, capital city of Victoria, running from Monday 16th to Friday 20th April, with a “welcome event” on the evening of Sunday 15th April,

The theme of the World Congress is “Domestic Deco” and will highlight Melbourne as a centre of Art Deco on a liveable scale. There will be a series of presentations, delivered by recognized and respected authorities in the world of Art Deco, including published authors and academics.

Afternoons will consist of bus and walking tours of the city and areas of relatively intact pockets of interwar development, concentrating on houses, gardens and streetscapes. The venues for the dinners include some of Melbourne’s best interwar buildings. The conclusion of the Congress will be a dinner/dance in the Streeton Room at the Centre, Ivanhoe, where delegates can dance to the sounds of a big band.

Pre-Congress programmes will be held in Sydney and Canberra.

Melbourne has a variety of architectural styles. It began to emerge from the Depression in 1934, the centenary of the city, and many of its buildings were developed in Moderne style in the mid to late 30s. It was a conservative city for a long time, with height limits mandated until the 1960s. Whilst there are no moderne skyscrapers, the benefit is that rooflines and tops of city buildings are easily visible from the street. As we travel around the city and suburbs you will see a range of buildings in Moderne style, such as hotels (including one converted to the world’s best McDonalds!), warehouses, football grandstands, factories, police stations and courthouses, school buildings, churches, hospitals, shops, flats and houses. Other styles are represented, particularly from the Victorian era, as Melbourne was one of the world’s great Victorian cities.

Our society looks forward to sharing the experience with our friends and colleagues.

Melbourne’s International airport is serviced by all major airlines. The Congress will be based at the Sofitel Melbourne in beautiful Collins St., a venue that Congress outline 2 provides a tiered auditorium. It has just been fully renovated, and each room has a view over the city. However, there is a range of good quality accommodation to suit all budgets, and ADS can provide details. Melbourne is also renowned as the restaurant and café centre of Australia. Most cuisines are represented and the city and nearby suburbs provide numerous places to relax and enjoy good food and excellent Australian wine at reasonable prices. All eating places are smokefree by law. It’s a relatively trouble-free city, well-patrolled and very friendly to visitors, and walking at night is generally safe. City streets are busy but not overcrowded, so moving around in groups is relatively easy, and most of the terrain in the city is flat. Whilst Melbourne has become increasingly security conscious in recent years, access to public buildings is generally easy and photographs can usually be taken. The Autumn weather in April is usually pleasant with plenty of sunshine and days averaging 20-22°C (70-76° F).

World Congresses regularly attract delegates from Art Deco Societies in the U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom.
At Melbourne, we will also welcome representatives from France and Central and South America. Many delegates are leaders and members of Art Deco societies around the globe. They are a friendly and inclusive group, so even if travelling by yourself, you will be made to feel welcome and will have the opportunity to make many new friends.

The Art Deco Society Inc. exists to preserve, protect, appreciate, promote and enjoy the culture of the Art Deco era. The society was established in Melbourne in 1992 and conducts a number of public events each year. We have a history of meeting the needs of our members, planning and conducting successful events and functions, providing high quality publications, and fighting to preserve interwar buildings from demolition or inappropriate redevelopment. Our Society has nearly 700 members throughout Victoria and other states, reflecting the interest in the architecture and all other aspects of the Art Deco era.

For current information about the Congress, see the Society web-page at If you would like to be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates, please contact Robin Grow, President, ADS on 61 03 98134365, email to, fax to 61 03 98134436, or send a letter to P.O. Box 17, Camberwell, 3124, Australia.


13) New Publication: «Canberra: City in the Landscape» by Prof. Ken Taylor

A well known Canberra author and ICOMOS member sets out to explain what makes the city of Canberra special in an illustrated hardback book being released in 2007. For Ken Taylor, Canberra is the realisation of a landscape destiny with origins in colonial times. Going beyond the usual focus on Griffin’s plan, he shows how creative individuals endowed the capital with its unique character. Scrivener for example, with his site selection, and TCG Weston. Weston’s inspired plantings and painstaking efforts to perfect Canberra’s garden qualities live on in the National Triangle, the streets, the parks, the views and the open spaces of this unique 21st century city.

Contact: Daltons Books, Canberra (Meredith Wright) on or the publisher direct Halstead Press on


14) 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


15) Position Vacant
Manager Heritage - South Australian Government

Position Summary
·        The Manager Heritage Provide strategic leadership and guidance to the professional and administrative staff responsible for the development, implementation and review of government policies, programs and plans for the identification, management, protection and promotion of heritage in South Australia.
SALARY $87,306pa


Closing date 09/02/2007 5pm.

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