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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 270
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
Friday, 9 March 2007

1)  Update on Productivity Commission
2)  ICOMOS ISC: Australian member vacancies
3)  Draft Charter for Cultural Routes
4)  National Workshop on Significance Criteria, Thresholds, Heritage Objects and The Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
5)  Preliminary Notes on the Genesis and Evolution of Pre-Angkorian Temple Form
6)  ISS: hands-on workshop   Dry Stone Walling with David Long
7)  5 ATP - 5th Seminar Earth Architecture in Portugal, October 2007
8)  Final Call for Entries: 2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
9)  4th ICEGE - Workshop on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering related to Monuments and Historical Centers
10)  News from Heritage South Australia
11)  Internship Posting for Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
12)  Call for Applications: ISS Institute
13)  Expression Of Interest: Collections Conservation Support Project South West Region Pilot
14)  Vacancies for conservators with AHT programme in Antarctica
15)  Situation Vacant: Research Officer - Melanesian Art
16)  Situation Vacant: Senior Environmental Specialist Heritage
17)  Situation Wanted: Internship


1) Update on Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission Inquiry into the conservation of Australia's historic heritage commenced in early 2005. The Commission's final report was tabled in Parliament by the Federal Treasurer in September 2006.

There has been continuing activity behind the scenes since the Commission's report was handed down. The Chairs of the State and Territory Heritage Councils issued a response paper on 13 November 2006. This is available on the NSW Heritage Office website   While welcoming the Commission's recognition of the importance of heritage conservation it disagrees with many of the findings of the inquiry. The federal Department of the Environment and Water resources is still preparing its response.

In the meantime, an analysis and review of the 418 submissions made to the Productivity Commission Inquiry has just been released by the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand. It is available to download on the NSW Heritage Office website at the URL shown above. This will provide an avenue for making use of the wealth of information and advice contained in the submissions. We expect it will be this body of information rather than the Commission's recommendation report that will be used by State and Territory Governments to inform future policy directions.


2) ICOMOS International Scientific Committee
Australian member vacancies

ICOMOS has established scientific international committees on various cultural heritage themes and issues. Members consist of international renowned expert specialists in each subject and designated by their own national committee. The international scientific committees are ICOMOS technical bodies. As such, they undertake research, develop conservation theory, guidelines, and charters, and foster training for better heritage conservation, promote international exchange of scientific information and carry out common projects. They are governed by the Eger principles (see

The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has been invited to seek nominations for voting members on four ICOMOS International Scientific Committees. They are:

·        ICARSAH - International Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage
·        International Committee on Wall Paintings
·        ISCEAH - International Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage
·        International Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage

To be nominated by Australia ICOMOS for either full or associate membership of any International Scientific Committee you are required to be a full member of Australia ICOMOS which also has International membership.

Nominees must meet the criteria laid down in the Australia ICOMOS Procedures Manual. In summary, those seeking Full membership must have a strong record of involvement in relevant professional activities at least at a national level of importance. Nominees for Full membership must also be able to fund their own overseas travel to attend ISC meetings. Regretfully neither Australia ICOMOS nor International ICOMOS are able to offer any financial assistance to attend any of the International Scientific Committee meetings.

The criteria for Corresponding or Associate members of International Scientific Committees are less demanding and there is no expectation of personal attendance at meetings. 
Members of International Scientific Committee’s are expected to report regularly to the general Australia ICOMOS membership on their ISC activities. This enables other Australian members know about international activities and advancement of knowledge Such reporting is particularly important for the Annual Report presented to the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting each November, but other reports will be distributed through E-News.
It is anticipated that the Australia ICOMOS nominee(s) would develop a national working group of interested members. This will assist the ISC member and the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee to respond to issues raised by the ISC as well as to bring issues raised within Australia to the ISC's attention.

Australia ICOMOS Members interested in being nominated for either Full or Associate membership of any of these ISC should contact Leah McKenzie, ISC Coordinator on the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee for further information (

An application letter indicating your expertise in this area and a CV is required to be submitted to the secretariat by 11 April 2007. This will enable the nominations to be considered by the Australia ICOMOS executive at their April meeting.

ICARSAH - International Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage ?
The objective of ICARSAH whose field of action is related to structural aspects of all built objects of the heritage is:
·        to promote international co-operation in the establishment of a world body gathering the various specialisations of professionals in conservation and restoration concerned with integrating the contribution of structural engineering into conservation knowledge, so that a full understanding of structural typology and behaviour and of material characteristics become an intrinsic part of conservation practice;
·        to establish guidelines and/or to formulate general recommendations to be regularly up-dated.;
·        to disseminate the knowledge acquired for the development of competency in conservation of historic structures in different countries. The Australian voting member Susan Balderstone is retiring and the committee is seeking another Australian voting member.

ICOMOS International Committee on Wall Paintings
The main object of the committee is to promote international co-operation in the identification, protection and conservation of Wall Paintings.

The object of the Committee includes but is not limited to:
·        Stimulation of international interest in and conservation of painted cultural heritage among government and private institutions, art historians, conservation and the general public.
·        Establish links on the one hand between art historians, archaeologists, and conservationists, and on the other hand researchers,
·        Experts, training institutions and research institutions working in the field of Wall Paintings.
·        Promotion of the systematic inventorying and documentation of the Wall Painting Cultural Heritage.
·        Initiate and co-ordinate applied research activities in the field of Wall Paintings and their conservation.
·        The sharing of experience and expertise in the conservation and management of Wall Paintings Heritage.
·        The activities of the Committee shall be consistent with the goals and objectives of ICOMOS.

There are currently no Australian voting or corresponding members of this committee. Applications from Australian members are sought by Australia ICOMOS.

ISCEAH - International Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage
In accordance with the Eger-Xi’an Principles adopted at the 15th General Assembly of ICOMOS, which took place in October 2005 in Xi’an, China, the International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage (ISCEAH) is prepared to formally accept new applicants for membership. Information about the Committee, as well as criteria for membership follows:

ISCEAH is an international scientific committee within ICOMOS. Its focus is on earthen architectural heritage. For the purposes of ISCEAH, earthen architectural heritage is defined as the architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage constructed of unfired clay-/soil-based materials.

Goals of ISCEAH
The goals of ISCEAH are a level of substantial activity and a broad membership ready to share experiences and contribute to the development of better practice and methods for the protection and conservation of the world’s earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage. ISCEAH encourages the participation of those who play an important role in shaping, maintaining and conserving both the material and traditional knowledge (intangible heritage) of the earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage. Therefore, in addition to worldwide representation within ICOMOS, ISCEAH will permit master masons and earth crafts persons to participate on the Committee.
The objectives of the scientific program of ISCEAH are focused on the following broad themes:
Theme 1: Conserving and studying the standing, and perhaps in use, architectural heritage (vernacular, historic, etc)
Theme 2: Conserving and studying the earthen archaeological environment; this may also include standing structures
Theme 3: Cooperating in the process of understanding the historic/traditional techniques of earthen structures through research into materiality, including its impact on new earthen construction
Theme 4: Researching the contribution of earthen architectural heritage to cultural landscapes and its relation to the intangible heritage and living traditions
Theme 5: Researching ancient/historic a-seismic techniques and using these in addition to current research to inform retrofitting of existing structures and appropriate new construction

Levels and Criteria for Membership
The Structure of ISCEAH shall consist of a two-tier system composed of: a) a Board of Directors with an Executive Committee, and b) General Members, which in turn shall be composed of two categories: (1) Voting Members and (2) Non-Voting Members. The upper tier that consists of the Board and Executive Committee shall require a periodic change of membership with elections held every three years and maximum length of stay in office limited to three consecutive three-year terms.

Voting Members (VM)
Expert Members shall be Voting Members nominated from two categories of ICOMOS memberships: a) Expert Members nominated from the National Specialized Committees on Earthen Architectural Heritage (NSCEAH) and b) Expert Members nominated from the National Committees (NC). The selection of the Voting Members for ISCEAH shall be open to all members in the respective Committees and shall be representative of the members’ respective nationalities.

Expert Members:
National Committees can propose nominees who will provide the liaison between the international and national activities in the field. However, ISCEAH shall adopt minimum criteria and a transparent and well-understood methodology to assess and verify the individual competence and expertise of applicants to encourage National Committees to nominate professionals and experts rather than solely political appointees.
b.      Nominees for ISCEAH shall also include members from each active NSCEAH.
c.      Experts Members may be nominated by their National Committee, NSCEAH, be self-nominated, or directly invited by the ISC. National Committees will have the right to be represented by a minimum of one member.
d.      There shall be an unlimited number of Expert Members who will have the right to vote and to participate in any aspect of the work of the committee.

VM Qualifications:
Qualifications for nomination to ISCEAH will comply with the ICOMOS Statutes (Article 6.a.1: “Individual Membership shall be open to any individual engaged in the conservation of monuments, groups of buildings and sites (as defined in Section II, article 3) as a member of the scientific, technical or administrative staff of national, regional or local monuments, fine arts or antiquities services, a decision-maker or a specialist engaged in the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation and enhancement of monuments, groups of buildings and sites, including, as appropriate, architects, town planners, historians, archaeologists, ethnologists, and archivists. Individual membership may be accorded in exceptional cases to other individuals interested in supporting the aims and objectives of ICOMOS…”).
a.      Voting Members are required to be members of ICOMOS in good standing.
b.      The minimum professional and ethical qualifications are the following. University degrees, technical or philosophical diplomas, and apprenticeships (equivalent practical experience) will be acceptable as criteria for nomination. Above all, an ability to demonstrate an active interest in the conservation of earthen structures through active participation, publications, monographs or research is required.
c.      Master masons and earth crafts persons wishing to be elected to the Committee at any level, but lacking qualifications such as degrees or other normally accepted standards referred to above, must demonstrate and present two examples of well-implemented conservation projects, be of good reputation and be recognized for conservation science or craft skills in their own field.

VM Responsibilities: All Voting Members are an essential part of the electoral process of the Board and are expected to participate and remain active.

Non-Voting Members (NVM)
Non-Voting Members shall be elected from the following categories of members: a) Contributing Members and b) Honorary Members.

Contributing Members:
     Contributing Members shall consist of ICOMOS members who have demonstrated an interest in the field but are not yet considered international experts.
b.      Contributing Members shall undergo an apprenticeship thereby enabling a new generation of practitioners to be trained.
c.      Contributing members may be invited to participate in Committee meetings and activities.
d.      Under certain circumstances, the Board may also vote to appoint an individual who is not a member of ICOMOS but has recognized expertise in his/her field, such as artisans, work-masters, and cultural historians, as a Contributing Member. Non-ICOMOS members shall be encouraged to apply for ICOMOS membership.
e.      Contributing Members are entitled to petition the Board to become Non-Voting Members. Submission of a CV will be required along with a letter detailing the candidate’s interest and request for membership. The Board shall approve a nominee’s application for Contributing membership by majority vote.
f.      There shall be an unlimited number of Contributing Members who are Non-Voting Members.
g.      Contributing Members shall be reviewed during either the General Assembly or Terra conference for level of participation, at which time if appropriate, they may be recommended for nomination as Expert Members.

There are currently no Australian voting or non voting members of this committee. Applications from Australian members are sought by Australia ICOMOS.

International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage, voting member
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee have been invited to seek a nomination for voting member on the new ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage 
The missions of the International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage are to:   
·        promote the knowledge of the resources, including their historical, architectural, artistic and scientific values, and to encourage the preservation and maintenance of fortifications, military structures, fortress landscapes and other objects and sites connected with the military heritage.   
·        be available to help ICOMOS accomplish its role in the context of international convention (specially the World Heritage Convention and the Hague Convention) and in its cooperation with UNESCO and other International Organizations, and be willing to receive mandates from the Executive Committee to that effect.   
·        carry out specialized studies and promote the application of professional expertise in regard to the preservation and conservation problems of historic fortifications and military heritage.   
·        pursue actively international cooperation for the identification, protection and preservation of historic fortifications, military structures, military landscapes and sites, other military heritage monuments, alone or with cooperation with:   
i National and International Scientific Committees of ICOMOS, especially with respect of ICOMOS' tasks and needs for UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Division and World Heritage Center.
ii Other cooperative partners of ICOMOS, for example ICCROM, ICOM, DOCOMOMO, TICCIH, Blue Shield etc.   
iii Other international and national bodies, such as NATO, Ministries of Defence of different countries, Ministries of Culture of different countries 

The International Scientific Committee on Military Heritage and Fortifications has three types of membership (a three-tier membership): 
·        Expert Members  Unlimited number per country. They have no limits of service terms. The Committee on the basis of proven and recognized experience must accept them. 
·        Voting Members  Appointed by the National Committees from their rosters of Expert Members, and limited to one per National Committee, or by the Bureau of the Committee. Voting members shall be approved by the Bureau of the Committee. Voting Members elect the leadership of the Committee  and other governing councils, as adopted. 
·        Informant Members  Appointed by the National Committees. They are without the expertise needed for expert and voting members, but wish to gain knowledge from the committee. Informant members do not vote and have no term limits. . 
There are currently no Australian voting or corresponding members of this committee. Applications from Australian members are sought by Australia ICOMOS.


3) Draft Charter for Cultural Routes

At the Xi’an 15th General Assembly of ICOMOS it was agreed that a Draft Charter for Cultural Routes proposed by the ICOMOS International Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) be disseminated amongst ICOMOS members before consideration and adoption at the 16th General Assembly in Quebec.The following wording was resolved at the 15th GA.

Cultural Routes Draft Charter Proposed by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) and recommended by the Executive Committee
Taking into account:
- The evolution of the concept of heritage which today includes territorial scale ensembles.

- That, among the new heritages categories that take into account the values related to the setting, Cultural Routes reveal the macrostructure of heritage on different levels and contribute to illustrate the contemporary conception of cultural heritage values as a resource for sustainable social and economic development.
- That the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recognized Cultural Routes as a heritage category trough its inclusion in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention approved in February 2005.
- That, considering the present situation, it becomes necessary and peremptory that ICOMOS defines and adopts theoretical, methodological and management principles for the identification and assessment of Cultural Routes.
- That the ICOMOS International Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) has worked intensively on clarifying terms and concepts; on defining operational guidelines for the identification, on a scientific basis, of Cultural Routes and on the development of a methodology of action for this specific field.
- That, as a result, the CIIC has elaborated a draft Charter on Cultural Routes, presented to the ICOMOS Bureau (Havana, June 2005) and Executive Committee (Xi’an, October 2005).
The 15th General Assembly of ICOMOS, meeting in Xi’an, China in October, 2005 resolves that:
• The draft Charter elaborated by the International Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) be widely disseminated among National and International Committees, so that it can be known and discussed prior to its adoption, as rapidly as possible, as an official theoretical and doctrinal text of ICOMOS.

The draft charter can be found at:

If Australia ICOMOS members wish to make any further comments on the draft charter they need to make they urgently if they are to be able to be considered in the final wording. If any ICOMOS members wish to make comments on the charter could you please send them to Leah McKenzie ( who will compile them for Australia ICOMOS. Could you please submit them by 30 March 2007.


4) National Workshop on Significance Criteria, Thresholds, Heritage Objects and
The Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

 From Department of the Environment and Water Resources

The Department of Environment and Water Resources, the ANU Research School of Humanities Museums and Collections Program, and the National Museum of Australia present a day-long workshop to consider the role of significance assessment and thresholds in relation to heritage objects and the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act. This workshop will consider key issues in the assessment of export permits and funding applications under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act.

Curators and heritage specialists with an interest in heritage objects and collections are encouraged to attend.

 Speakers: Professor Howard Morphy, Acting Director, Research School of Humanities, ANU
Mr Terry Bailey, Assistant Secretary, Heritage Division, Department of the Environment and Water Resources
Amanda Bacon, Manager, Strategic Projects, Heritage Victoria.

 Convenors: Rosemary Hollow and Kylie Message

 Venue: The Studio, National Museum of Australia, Canberra ACT

 Date: Thursday 22 March 2007 (9am-4.30pm)

 Contact: Kylie Message on 02 - 61255429 or

Register by: cob Friday 16 March


5) Preliminary Notes on the Genesis and Evolution of Pre-Angkorian Temple Form

CHCAP Research Seminar
Wednesday 14 March
4:00 p.m. Room GA1.29
Greenwood Park
Deakin University
Corner Burwood Highway and Station Street

Preliminary Notes on the Genesis and Evolution of Pre-Angkorian Temple Form

Dr Sambit Datta and Dr David Beynon
School of Architecture and Building
Deakin University

This presentation will track the geometric and architectonic basis of pre-Angkorean temples in Cambodia. Their genesis and evolution, when compared with Indian antecedents and parallel developments Southeast Asia, present intriguing evidence as to the architectural connections between these areas in the fifth to eighth centuries AD.

The subjects of the presentation are Pre-Angkorean temples from three geographic locations in Cambodia: Hanchey, on the banks of the Mekong river, where there is perhaps the oldest existing stone temple in Cambodia; Sambor Prei Kuk, the earliest capital of the largest pre-Angkorean kingdom, in the dusty central plains; and the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen.

They are among the earliest brick and stone monuments extant in Southeast Asia. As elaborations on the Brahmanic/Hindu cella with Indic, Javanese and Cham antecedents, these square, rectangular and octagonal structures present a pivotal body of evidence concerning the movement of religious, structural and architectonic ideas across Asia that preceded the development of classical Angkorean architecture.

Prof William Logan
UNESCO Chair of Heritage & Urbanism
& Alfred Deakin Professor
Director, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia & the Pacific
School of History, Heritage & Society
Faculty of Arts
Deakin University
Burwood Victoria 3125 Australia
Tel: (61-3) 9251-7110; Fax: (61-3) 9251-7158


6) ISS: hands-on workshop
 Dry Stone Walling with David Long

Dry Stone Walling Workshopwith David Long

Early Bird $150 for those who Register and pay prior to 19 March 2007. (full fee: $180)

Date: Saturday, 31 March 2007

Time: commencing promptly at 9.00am and concluding 4.30pm.

1140 Wellington Rd
Melway map: 82 E4

For more info contact:
ISS Institute

101/685 Burke Road
Camberwell 3124

Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866


7) 5 ATP - 5th Seminar Earth Architecture in Portugal, October 2007

Dear colleagues,

Announcing the 5 ATP - 5th Seminar Earth Architecture in Portugal,

Co-organized by the UA - University of Aveiro,
the ESG - Gallaecia Superior School,
the FCO - Foundation Convent of Orada and
the CdT - Association Center of the Earth,
the 5 ATP (Arquitectura de Terra em Portugal)
will take place from the 10th-13th October 2007,
in Aveiro, 1h south of Oporto, in Portugal.

For more information (also in english version):

To be send until the 31st of March 2007

Portuguese, Spanish and English.

 Best regards,
The Organization Committee


8) Final Call for Entries: 2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation

Only 30 days left before entries close for the 2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. The awards programme, in its eighth year, recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region.
The deadline for receipt of materials is 31 March 2007.

Projects involving buildings more than fifty years old and which were completed within the last ten years are eligible for consideration. Houses, commercial, cultural, religious, industrial or institutional buildings, gardens and bridges, for example, are all eligible for consideration. Public-private partnership projects such as historic towns, urban quarters and rural settlements where the essential elements are more than 50 years old are all eligible.

In addition to the established awards the “Jury Commendation for Innovation”, introduced in 2005, will also be judged. The commendation recognizes newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which are well integrated into historic contexts.

In 2006, Shigar Fort Palace (in Skardu in the Northern region of Pakistan) was honoured with the Award of Excellence. The two Awards of Distinction went to Bund 18 (Shanghai, China) and the Uch Monument Complex (Punjab, Pakistan).

Three Awards of Merit were given to St. Andrew’s Church (Hong Kong SAR, China), Sir JJ School of Art (Mumbai, India), and Han Jiang Ancestral Temple (Penang, Malaysia). Three Honourable Mention awards were bestowed on Liu Ying Lung Study Hall (Hong Kong SAR, China); and Arakkal Kettu (Kerala, India); and Leh Old Town (Ladakh, India).

Entries for the 2007 awards programme must be submitted with an official entry form, drawings, photographs and project description to the UNESCO Office of the Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. Complete programme information, including an entry form, is available on the web at

Winners will be announced in September 2007, with a selected number of entries receiving the “Award of Excellence”, “Award of Distinction”, “Award of Merit”, “Honourable Mention” and “Jury Commendation”.

We would greatly appreciate if you could help promote this programme in your area through your regular publicity channels. Please find attached a copy of the Press Release.

Please Note: A Chinese language brochure is now available for download.


9) 4th ICEGE - Workshop on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering related to Monuments and Historical Centers

Thessaloniki, Greece June 28, 2007

Dear colleagues,

The 2nd Workshop entitled: "Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering related to Monuments and Historical Centers” will take place in the framework of the 4th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee of the workshop is coordinated by Dr Christos Tsatsanifos ( and Professor Kyriazis Pitilakis, Chairman of 4ICEGE (

Topics  Keywords
Monuments, historical centers and aggregates, seismic hazard, site effects, design motion, seismic scenarios, foundations, damages from recent and past earthquakes, structures, soil dynamics, modeling, materials, constitutive relations, methods, techniques, monitoring, instrumentation, retrofitting, performance, vulnerability assessment, risk management, regulations.

Submission of papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers following the specific format of the 4ICEGE conference (for instructions please refer to the conference website:

Deadline for submission of the papers:
April 15, 2007

All participants must register specifically for this workshop. No extra fees are charged for those participating in the main 4ICEGE conference. Fees for participants who register explicitly for this workshop are 100€. Fees cover publication cost of submitted papers and cost of lunch and coffee breaks. (for any questions regarding the submission as well as the registration process please contact: )

Looking forward to meeting you in Thessaloniki in June 2007.

Kyriazis Pitilakis
Chairman of 4ICEGE


10) News from Heritage South Australia

South Australian Heritage Council vacancy
An advertisement appeared in the Advertiser on 5 March (page 27). The vacancy was created by former National Trust CEO Alan Graham’s resignation in late 2006. Email for a nomination form if you wish to nominate someone.

SA Heritage Fund Grants Program
Heritage Advisors are reminded to check on the progress of successful grant projects in their local areas and alert the Heritage Branch if any grant is not on track for completion this financial year.  Applications for the next round of grants are due to be called in April 2007. Check the Grants & Awards page on the DEH Heritage website in the coming weeks for information.

Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory
24th International Conference of The Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Adelaide, South Australia 21 - 24th September, 2007

SAHANZ is calling for papers for its 2007 conference addressing the theme 'Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory'. Deadline 9 March 2007.


11) Internship Posting for Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, is currently accepting applications for its 2007 Internship Program.

The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship and education. Based at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast.

The internship program provides participants with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of landscape preservation practice through project experience, educational programs and self-study. Working alongside Olmsted Center staff, interns assist with preparing cultural landscape reports, developing preservation maintenance plans, documenting existing conditions, and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes.

Two six-month internships are currently available. Preferred candidates will have education and skills in: landscape architecture/horticulture, graphic illustration and mapping, writing and computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Also desired, proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and willingness to travel.

Interns will work at our office in Boston, Massachusetts or at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Public transportation is available to each office. A stipend is provided. Start dates for internships are flexible and will be determined based on selected applicant’s availability. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at

To apply, please forward a resume, dates of availability, and two references by April 6, 2007 to:

 Amy McDermott, Administrative Manager
 Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
 Boston National Historical Park
 Quarters C, Charlestown Navy Yard
 Boston, MA 02129

For more information please call
 (617) 241-6954 ext. 263
 or email,

Margie Coffin Brown
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
National Park Service
Charlestown Navy Yard, Quarters C
Boston, MA 02129
ph. 617 241 6954 x 267
fx. 617 241 3952
cell 617 620 2942


12) Call for Applications: ISS Institute


Have ideas, but not sure if they are suitable for a fellowship or any other questions as to the fellowship?

Call us to talk over your ideas on 03 9882 0055 - we are here to help where we can.


for trades people and artisans to 35 years of age


for technical, trades and artisans

Carolynne Bourne AM
ISS Institute

101/685 Burke Road
Camberwell 3124

Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866


13) Expression Of Interest
Collections Conservation Support Project
South West Region Pilot

The Heritage Strategy, Victoria's Heritage: Strengthening our communities, delivers a new and enhanced range of programs and initiatives to recognise, protect, interpret and manage Victoria’s diverse heritage. Part of the strategy’s Capacity Building Program, the Collections Conservation Support Project aims to improve the access custodians of heritage collections have to technical expertise. A trial of the Support Project in Victorias South West region is being undertaken by Heritage Victoria, with a view to extending this service to other regional areas in the State. 

Expressions of Interest
Heritage Victoria is seeking to appoint qualified conservators as contractors to provide preventive conservation support from April 2007 to June 2008 in Victoria’s south-west (ie Shires of Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Moyne, Corangamite and Colac-Otway and the City of Warrnambool).

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 12 noon, Monday 19th March 2007.
For a copy of the brief or for further information contact:
Pam Enting
Outreach Co-ordinator
Heritage Victoria
Ph: 9637 9486


14) Vacancies for conservators with AHT programme in Antarctica

Dear All

Antarctic Heritage Trust (AHT) in New Zealand ( has issued an announcement seeking suitably qualified conservators to assist with their 2007-2008 work programme in Antarctica.

Details of the vacancies can be found on the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) website at

The Trust isseeking applicants internationally and is eager to identify the best qualified people available so please feel free to circulate this notice as widely as possible.

With best regards
Paul Chaplin

Secretary General
International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC)
Fjellveien 14
1914 Ytre Enebakk


15) Situation Vacant:
Research Officer - Melanesian Art
Up to £26,470

Goldsmiths  University of London


3 Year Fixed Term
Starting from 1 May 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter

Applications are invited for the above post for which further particulars are attached.

The conditions of service and terms of appointment will be those normally relating to Research Staff at this College.

Please note that in order to be appointed to this post; you will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

Please also note that where qualifications are required, employment is conditional on the verification of them. Qualifications will be checked on the first day of appointment.

A completed Academic/Research Staff Application Form (red Form A), with a list of current research interests and publications, if applicable and relevant professional development activities, should be either:

·        emailed to

·        sent to         Human Resources Department
                 University of London
                 New Cross
                 London SE14 6NW

·        faxed to +44 020 7919 7993

If you email or fax your application, please also ensure that you send a signed original copy to the address above, paying the correct postage.

Please quote reference: 07/82RE

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 3 April 2007

Interview date: 25 April 2007

If you have not received an invitation to interview within six weeks of the closing date given above then you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

For more information about Goldsmiths, please visit our website:


16) Situation Vacant:
Senior Environmental Specialist Heritage

NSW RTA Environment Branch

Leads a team with an organisational wide brief to develop RTA heritage (including Aboriginal cultural heritage) policy and provide specialist advice, leadership and technical expertise to deliver heritage outcomes across RTA projects and programs.

Total remuneration package to: $126,534.00 ($107,810.00-$114,833.00)
Includes employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Position Number 50081602

Location: Sydney CBD, Surry Hills

Inquiries: Michael Crowley 9218 6420

Closing Date: Friday 16 March 2007

Details: see


17) Situation Wanted: Internship
Méliné writes:

I am a French student in conservation of painting.
I am currently studying at the “Institut National du Patrimoine- I.N.P.” in Paris. At the present time, I finish the third year of courses.
I have to make an internship abroad from mid April to mid July 2007.
I’m very interested in the conservation of wall paintings and I’m looking for an internship in this field.
I wish to know whether projects of conservation of wall paintings are planned in your country so that I can send on my request. Could you inform me on that subject?

Do you know institutions or organizations specialized in the conservation of wall paintings which could welcome me?

If you can help please email : Méliné      or
Phone number: +33 (0)6 10 10 89 16

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