Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 302
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 5th
October, 2007

1)  Survey Deadline Extended to 15th November 2007
2)  Stained Glass tour of Aust/England/France
3)  Government media releases
4)  News from ICCROM
5)  Invitation for expression of interest in joining a network on "preventive conservation, monitoring, maintenance of the heritage”
6)  Invitation: NCA’s - Register of: Natural, Indigenous and Historic Heritage and Community Consultation Consultants
7)  Survey of Victorian Veterans Related Heritage
8)  Tenders for Trial Bay Gaol Collections Management Plan and Interpretations plan
9)  Situation Vacant: Environmental Officer (Heritage) Position No: 50016769
10)  Situations Vacant at EPA Queensland
11)  Secretary General of the PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika Port Vila, Vanuatu
12)  Various Situations Vacant within Heritage Victoria


1) Survey Deadline Extended
to 15
th November 2007
Cultural Heritage and the Impacts of Climate Change
Australia ICOMOS Survey of heritage research and investigations related to Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

We have decided to extend the time frame for our survey into research and applied projects relating to Climate Change and Cultural Heritage. Thank you to all those who have already completed and returned the questionnaire. It appears the questionnaire is finding its way to people outside ICOMOS who are undertaking relevant research and we hope to capture more of this work in our survey. Please distribute the questionnaire widely to Australian colleagues in related disciplines. This information will be extremely useful in understanding the range of work being undertaken and in identifying gaps in investment in this area.

Recently in conjunction with the Extreme Heritage Conference, Australia ICOMOS held a symposium and a public forum on Heritage and Climate Change. In the course of organizing these events it became obvious that there were no concerted programs of research and or assessment being undertaken by research institutions or governments into this issue. However it seems that there was a range of projects being undertaken by individuals and organizations that had relevance.

Australia ICOMOS is keen to assess Australia’s level of preparedness in relation to this issue and develop a role in promoting effective research and investigation into both the potential impacts of Climate Change on our cultural heritage and their remediation. We have developed a very brief questionnaire as a first step in collating data on the range of projects being undertaken which are directly or indirectly relevant to the identification, assessment or mitigation of the impact of climate change on cultural heritage. Ultimately we would like to collate data on this topic data relevant to heritage conservation disciplines, on studies and research relevant to the likely impact of global climate change on cultural heritage.

This survey is being co-ordinated by Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy. All members of Australia ICOMOS will soon receive a copy of the survey and it is hoped that you will fill it out and return it promptly. It will only take about 5-10mins of your time. In addition it would be appreciated if you could circulate the questionnaire to any one that you think might be interested or who has been involved in relevant work. Completed questionnaires can be forwarded to Susan at fax 0740421380 or scanned and emailed to .


2) Stained Glass tour of Aust/England/France

Gerry Cummins an Australia ICOMOS member has advised the following:

Jill and I are escorting a proposed 18 day stained glass tour of Australia, England and France in May 2008.   Conservation and restoration of European glass will be an integral part of the proposed tour.
If you are interested details of the itinerary can be obtained from: Email:

Gerry Cummins & Jill Stehn Pty Ltd
76 Ceylon Road, Eumundi, QLD 4562
Phone/Fax: +61 7 5442 8289


3) Government media releases

TITLE: Bondi Beach up for our highest heritage honour media release, 1 October 2007
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP Minister for the Environment and Water Resources T210/07 1 October 2007 BONDI BEACH UP FOR OUR HIGHEST HERITAGE HONOUR The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Malcolm Turnbull, today announced that Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach will be assessed in 2007-08 for our highest heritage honour.  Indeed, more than 30 iconic places across the country, including the Bondi Beach precinct, will be assessed by the Australian Heritage Council over the next year for possible inclusion in the National or Commonwealth Heritage Lists.


4) News from ICCROM

Heritage news in the media worldwide
A new feature on the web site: a monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics. Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.

Armed conflict and conservation
20 September . The volume on 'Armed conflict and conservation: promoting cultural heritage in postwar recovery' is now available.



5) Invitation for expression of interest in joining a network on "preventive conservation, monitoring, maintenance of the heritage”

Dear ICOMOS colleague,

As member of ICOMOS and being involved for many years in its activities I take the opportunity to contact you with a request to forward the attached message to the ICOMOS members who maybe be interested in this initiative.

The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation and Monumentenwacht Vlaanderenaim at establishing a network on preventive conservation, monitoring and maintenance. As we understand that ICOMOS members, national representatives and representatives of scientific committees could be interested to be informed and are possibly willing to collaborate, I would be grateful if you could be able to forward this message to them at short notice.

As we aim at setting-up a chair on this matter, we particularly are looking forward to expression of interest from ICOMOS members linked to Universities.

Some time ago the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation administration has yet requested to forward this message, but we haven't been informed whether this was done. Therefore I take the liberty to contact you again and to insist in helping us with this important initiative that receives all support from the WHC at UNESCO.

I thank you very much for your help and contribution. May I ask you to confirm the forwarding of the message?

Sincerely Yours,

Prof. Koenraad Van Balen
Prof. Koenraad Van Balen, dr. ir. arch.
Dept. Burgerlijke Bouwkunde en
R. Lemaire Internationaal Centrum voor Monumentenzorg
Civil Engineering department and
R. Lemaire International center for Conservation
Kasteelpark Arenberg 40
B-3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
T. +32-(0)16-32.11.72
F. +32-(0)16-32.19.76


6) Invitation: NCA’s - Register of: Natural, Indigenous and Historic Heritage and Community Consultation Consultants

An Invitation to be part of the National Capital Authority's - Register of: Natural, Indigenous and Historic Heritage and Community Consultation Consultants:

The National Capital Authority (NCA) manages the Australian Government's continuing interest in the planning, promotion, enhancement and maintenance of Canberra as the nation's capital, on behalf of all Australians.

The NCA invites Natural, Indigenous and Historic Heritage and Community Consultation consultants, Australia wide, to become part of a National Capital Authority register to undertake small scale consultancies.

Information packs and submission forms are available from the NCA website at or by sending a request to:

Contact Officer is Ros Ransome on (02) 6271 2825

Submissions must be received by 31 October 2007.


7) Survey of Victorian Veterans Related Heritage

Invitation is now open to submit a quote for a desk-top survey of veteran's heritage in Victoria from the Veterans Unit .

The Veterans Unit of the Department of Planning and Community Development and Heritage Victoria are jointly funding this study, which has a budget of $25,000. We are seeking the proposal that offers the best value for money within this budget.

For further information, to obtain the “Request for A quote” and what details are required please contact Jenni Tierney, tel: (03) 9208 3005 email: .    

The closing date for quotations is 5pm on Friday 19 October 2007.

Please note quotations must be addressed to:
    Jenni Tierney
    Youth, Seniors, Veterans & Disability
    Department of Planning and Community Development
    Level 5, 1 Spring Street


8) Tenders for Trial Bay Gaol Collections Management Plan and Interpretations plan


The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) invites suitably qualified and experienced contractors to submit proposal to prepare the Trial Bay Gaol Collections Management Plan. The collection is considered to be of national significance, and the successful tenderer will be expected to catalogue and assess the significance of the collections at Trial Bay Gaol, and provide policies and recommendations to guide DECC in the ongoing conservation, management and maintenance of the items.

The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) invites suitably qualified and experienced contractors to submit proposal to prepare the TBG site complex Interpretation Plan. The three stages of the project:
1) Review & consolidate existing: relevant documents and consultative forums, current approaches, identified themes to
2) Provide a detailed interpretive strategy & program, with a staged implementation program addressing infrastructure, access, safety needs and budget needs. 3) Priority product development  content & design for self guided brochure; on site signage and schematic layout of Museum.

Tender documentation FOR BOTH TENDERS is available from the Dept of Commerce website at
The tender will close at 4:00pm (E.S.T) on Friday 19 October 2007.
The contact for the tender is Cath Ireland, Ranger, Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area 65 66 7589 or .


9) Situation Vacant: Environmental Officer (Heritage)
Position No: 50016769

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority's Environmental Team.

The successful applicant will contribute to a team with an organisational wide brief to develop policy & provide specialist technical advice on heritage issues.  In addition, you will play a key role in  providing technical support on the delivery of Aboriginal cultural heritage outcomes across RTA projects & programs.

An attractive salary package and flexible working conditions are available.

If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, please visit the website or contact Michael Crowley on (02) 9218 6420 for further information.

Applications close 12 October 2007.


10) Situations Vacant at EPA Queensland

EPA in Queensland is currently advertising three Brisbane-based vacancies with salary packages ranging from up to $74,000, $85,000 and $96,000 respectively
All details are included in the ads.


11) Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Museum Association and ICOMOS Pasifika
Port Vila, Vanuatu

PIMA and Australian Volunteers International has advised that the following position is currently available
Australian Volunteers International (AVI) is offering an 18-month posting to a suitably qualified Australian Citizen who would like to make a real contribution to culture and heritage management in the Pacific region.

Please feel free to email for more information on the position.

Please note that AVI pay an accommodation allowance (rent) for all their volunteers in Vanuatu  which is additional to the living allowance.

To apply, send your CV and statement addressing the Selection Criteria to Sean Lynch -

Note in your application that you are interested in the Secretary General - PIMA/ICOMOS Pasifika position (code 10529319)

Some background please email  for full description and details.

The Secretariat Of  Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) And International Council On Monuments And Sites Pacific Committee (ICOMOS Pasifika) -Based At The Vanuatu Cultural Centre (Vcc)

About the organisations:
PIMA & ICOMOS Pasifika share the common purpose and mission to:
Develop communication links that bring together professionals and institutions in support of Pacific Islands Heritage management, including but not limited to publishing a regular newsletter and maintaining a website;
Enhance human resources through education and training;
Promote awareness of the local, regional and national cultural institutions in the Pacific about the safeguarding and preservation of Oceania’s heritage and heritage places;
Disseminate cultural heritage information amongst the local communities of the Pacific Islands region;
Develop and promote a code of ethics and standards in Pacific Islands heritage management;
Advise and work with governments and other agencies in matters of heritage management and policy;
Facilitate the protection and restitution of tangible and intangible cultural property.

Established in 1994, PIMA is a regional, multilingual, multi-cultural, non-profit organisation consisting of museums and professionals working together.
.Is a forum of cultural institutions that work together in preserving, nurturing and celebrating the heritage and cultural identities of Pacific Islands. There are 8 Pacific countries with representatives on the PIMA Board.
. Represents the interests and concerns of museums and cultural centres in the Pacific region;
.Promotes community involvement in the vision of PIMA through consultation, education and access activities.
ICOMOS Pasifika:
Established in February 2007, ICOMOS Pasifika aims to further the conservation and protection of heritage places in the region of the Pacific Islands, with a focus on the cultural and natural specificities of the region. ICOMOS Pasifika:
.Aims to further conservation, protection, rehabilitation and enhancement of historical monuments and groups of buildings and sites, on the regional level, with a focus on the cultural and natural specificities of the region;
. Serves as a body of expertise and regional co-operation amongst professionals involved in heritage studies. There are 5 countries representated on the INCOMOS Board and one UNESCO representative.

·        Technical training for staff, fieldworkers and community members through workshops and forums.
·        The production of documentation, the compilation of inventories and the establishment of databases of collections and sites with a view to improving conservation, research and access
·        Promote awareness in properly preserving Pacfic Heritage through better practises, linkages, technical support opportunities and effective information management
·        Secure funding for projects

About the position
AVI has placed several volunteers with the Vanuatu Cultural Centre both as direct employees of the Centre and with projects or organisations auspiced by the Centre. The position of Secretary General is currently held by a volunteer from another organisation.

This assignment supports the AVI country strategy for Vanuatu in the focus area of Building Social Connection through support for preservation of Cultural Heritage.

·        Assist the Boards of PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika to preserve, promote and protect the cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands region.
·        Support and strengthen the skills and knowledge of the Assistant Secretary General to enable him to take over the leadership role

Start Date: 26th November 2007. (May vary depending on delays in Visa applications etc.)
Duration  18 month

·        Provide secretariat support to the boards of PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika
·        Contribute to strategic planning for the two associations to strengthen awareness raising activites in preserving, promoting and protecting cultural heritage.
·        Develop and implement communication strategies to maintain and improve liason between members of the two organisations and stakeholders, including a quarterly newsletter for subscribers
·        Develop effective administrative systems
·        Provide creative input to develop funding proposals
·        Strengthen networking between relevant national and international agencies

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre is located in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu. It is a large modern building of traditional design which incorporates a display area with administrative, training and research facilities.
Port Vila is approximately 3.5 hours flying time from Brisbane.
Vanuatu gained it's independence from France and the United Kingdom in July 1980.
The official languages are Bislama, English and French.
The population in July 2006 was estimated to be 208,869 with an annual population growth of 1.49% . Population density is 18 persons per kilometre, infant mortality is 53.8 deaths per 1000 live births (2006) and the average life expectancy is 62.85years
Vanuatu has an unemployment rate of 1.7% and is rated 119th of 177 countries (2004) in the human development index. It is rated as a Least Developed Nation. The ethnicity of Vanuatu is 98.5% Ni -Vanuatu and 1.5% other.
 Despite these figures the Ni- Vanuatu population is very friendly and welcoming to volunteers and tourists alike and the outward picture of Port Vila in particular is of a thriving, modern city.

English and Bislama are spoken in the workplace. French is desirable but not essential.

From 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with a lunch break from 11:30 -1:30

There will be placemernt funding and allowances  see website for full detials

Selection criteria
Quals. Batchelor Degree or Diploma in Museum Studies, Fine Arts, Cultural Heritage Management, Conservation or similar field

·        Experience working in museums, art galleries, heritage sites(or similar)
·        Experience in meeting procedures and administrative proccesses including writing grant applications.
·        Experience working in a cross cultural setting
·        Experience using a database
·        Experience in formal and informal, including on the job,teaching /training

Applications  must be submitted via website with essential selection criteria fully addressed


12) Various Situations Vacant within Heritage Victoria

Heritage Victoria is currently seeking applications for the following positions. Applications close 12 October 2007.
For further details and copies of position descriptions visit:

·        Heritage Planner (VPSG4) Ongoing - full time Reference: VG/DPCD/PLG/14995
The Heritage Planner, Local Government Services, works with local government and the community to provide heritage advice and assistance for the protection of heritage places through the planning system and under the Heritage Act 1995. The position also provides authoritative advice on heritage matters within Heritage Victoria, DPCD and other State and local government stakeholders.

·        Conservation Officer - Heritage Permits (VPSG4) Ongoing - full time Reference: VG/DPCD/PLG/11062
As a Conservation Officer within the Heritage Permits Unit of Heritage Victoria you would be responsible for assessing heritage permit applications for works to places on the Victorian Heritage Register. You will provide high quality advice concerning the Heritage Act 1995 and the principles of heritage conservation to a wide variety of stakeholders.

·        Conservation Officer - Heritage Permits (VPSG3) Ongoing - full time Reference: VG/DPCD/PLG/802755
·        Heritage Assessments Coordinator (VPSG4) Fixed term - full time  Reference: VG/DPCD/PLG/11257
The Assessments Coordinator within the Assessments unit, Heritage Victoria, ensures that the statutory requirements of the registration processes of the Heritage Act 1995 are met. The Assessments unit assists in the recommendation of places and objects for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register. The unit also develops policies, procedures and guidelines for compliance with the provisions of the Heritage Act 1995

·        Project Officer - Heritage Collections (VPSG4) Fixed term - full time Reference: VG/DPCD/PLG/802750
The Project Officer - Heritage Collections is responsible for a range of projects and activities to support heritage objects and collections in Victoria. Responsibilities will include assessing the grant applications for conservation/repair and collections management projects. The Project Officer will also undertake significant assessments of objects and collections for the Victorian Heritage Register. They will provide high level advice on individual projects, policy and standards, and engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

·        Intern - Heritage (VPSG2) Fixed term - full time Reference: VG/DPCD/PLG/801131
The Intern Position within Heritage Victoria is a fixed-term entry level position, suitable for a recent graduate in a heritage related discipline, or an established specialist wishing to gain exposure to heritage practice.

Geoff Austin | Manager Local Government Services
Heritage Victoria
Department of Planning and Community Development
Level 7, 8 Nicholson Street (PO Box 500) East Melbourne VIC 3002 |

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