Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 311
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 23rd November, 2007

1)  Reminder: SAHANZ 2008 "History in Practice"
2)  US ICOMOS Intern Program 2008
3)  Gail Sussman: lecture and discussion: This Monday
4)  Australia ICOMOS  Canberra Talk Series
5)  Call for Papers: Aust Maritime Museums Council Annual Conference
6)  3rd International Architectural Paint Research Conference
7)  Ename Center E-Newsletter
8)  ACT Heritage Council: Expressions of Interest for Membership
9)   Situation Vacant: Historic Heritage Project Coordinator
10)  Situation Vacant:  Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd: Positions Available
11)  Situation Vacant: Heritage Research Assistant
12)  Situation Vacant: Heritage Architect/Consultant (Senior Position)

1) Reminder
SAHANZ 2008 "History in Practice"

Call for papers
You are invited to submit an abstract: deadline 3 December 2007


2) US ICOMOS Intern Program 2008

Applications are now being invited for interns in next year’s US ICOMOS International Exchange Program. Applications must be made by nomination through Australia ICOMOS. Nominations will be confirmed at the first meeting of the AI Executive Committee in 2008.

Applicants must be full members of Australia ICOMOS, have adequate experience and the clear opportunity to travel in the middle of the year.

More information about the program can be found at .
The Report on the 2007 Program is now on-line. If you are interested please contact Timothy Hubbard, the US Intern Coordinator on (03) 5568 2623 or 0419 353 195.

All interns return with very positive comments about the life-changing experience.


3) Visiting Canadian archaeologist & heritage consultant, Gail Sussman: lecture and discussion

Australia ICOMOS and the National Trust invite you to a lecture and discussion
Monday 26th November at the National Trust 5.30pm for 6pm start

Who Pays? Conservation, Capacity Building and Corporate Social Responsibility
Gail Sussman

Corporate Social Responsibility programs of industry can support training for cultural heritage staff in developing countries. Training/work initiatives for indigenous peoples are also part of the "who pays" question. The presentation will flow into the advocacy for a cultural heritage policy document for the mining industry and potential programs coming out of those policies. A case study will show how a listed, 16th century, adobe church in S. America, was located over a silver deposit, resulting it being and reconstituted as a poured concrete/stone structure with national culture ministry approval.

* What is the role of ICOMOS in protecting sites that are not yet on the world heritage list?
* How can the capacity of government workers in developing countries be strengthened in applying conservation principles to internationally based development projects?
* How can industry be engaged to support conservation projects through their corporate social responsibility programs?
* How to provide employment for indigenous peoples in preserving their cultural heritage?
* Engagement, consultation, involvement: What do these terms mean for Indigenous peoples in highly developed countries such as Canada and Australia?

Date: Monday 26 November at 5.30pm for 6pm start
Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Observatory Hill, Sydney
FREE - due to accommodation requirements, please email bookings c/- Meredith Walker <   > or  for enquiries w 02 9818 1803
Drinks afterwards at the Lord Nelson, cnr Kent St and Argyle Place

A joint event between Australia ICOMOS and the National Trust of Australia (NSW)


4)  Australia ICOMOS  Canberra Talk Series

Historic Sealing Sites in the wild and beautiful South Shetland Islands, Antarctica  Dr Michael Pearson

Come and hear Mike talk about his work researching nineteenth century sealing sites on Antarctic islands in the South Shetlands, including their conservation issues.

This is the first of a planned series of talks organised in Canberra by Australia ICOMOS.  Drinks will be available for a small cost but the talk is free.  Members and the public are welcome.

Time & Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Thursday 22 November  the talk will actually start at 5.30

Venue:  Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from the side facing Kings Avenue)

RSVP:  To Duncan Marshall at


5) Call for Papers:
Australian Maritime Museums Council Annual Conference
‘Managing the future of historic vessels’

Saturday 8thMarch 9.30am-4.30pm

The approaches to historic ship conservation are many and varied. Restoring to operating condition and the continued social practice and ‘living history’ embodied in such vessels brings with it issues of marine safety and survey and the associated loss of original material, whilst the preservation of historic vessels as objects, whether ‘dry’ or afloat, raises issues of interpretation and engagement with the visitor that have long been discussed within the historic house sector.

This one day conference aims to critically examine the issues involved, as well as report on practical examples of historic boat conservation. It will be of interest to a wide range of people including: professional boat builders, conservators and museum and heritage professionals, academics, historic boat owners and enthusiasts and all those interested in maritime heritage.

The conference is organised around a number of themes for which proposals for papers are now sought. These are:

·              Interpreting historic vessels to new audiences
·        International perspectives on historic ship conservation
·        Teaching and learning traditional skills
·        The conservation process and it applicability to historic vessels
·        Examples of specific ship conservation projects

Proposals for papers on other aspects of the conservation of historic vessels are welcomed and will be considered.

The conference forms a part of the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival to be held in Sydney from 8-9 March 2008. Registration for the conference includes entry into the festival. Further details will be available shortly.

The conference is supported by the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Offers of papers(including a maximum 200 word abstract) should be sent by Monday 17thDecember to:

Steven Cooke (National Trust of Australia (Victoria) email:  or
Scott Andrew (Australian National Maritime Museum) email:


6) 3rd International Architectural Paint Research Conference

There is still time to register for the 3rd International Architectural Paint Research Conference before the registration fee increase (effective December 1, 2007). This conference provides a chance for architects, architectural historians, conservators, craftspeople, decorative painters, museum professionals, scientists and anyone working with historic architectural finishes to discover the breadth and depth of the field. You will get the chance to meet and have a dialogue with people working in this field internationally, to learn current methods of analysis and research and to understand how the use of the research is evolving. This is an opportunity that should not be missed. To register please access the conference web site at


7) Ename Center E-Newsletter

Australia ICOMOS has received the Ename Center e- newsletter

“With this newsletter we will keep you informed of what is going on in the Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation and give you a survey of our recent and future events and activities”

Some highlights include:

ICOMOS Charter Endorsed in South Africa
At the annual ICOMOS International Advisory Committee meeting, held this year in Pretoria (South-Africa, 8- 13 October), the proposed final version of the ICOMOS Charter on the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Sites was recommended for presentation and ratification at the 16th ICOMOS General Assembly in Quebec next year.

Two New Members on the Board of Directors
As from October 2007 two new members have joined the Board of Directors of the Ename Center.

Upcoming events
Final CULTURED Conference
The final Conference of the transnational project CULTURED will be held on November 27 in Ghent.

4th International Ename Colloquium
The Annual Ename Colloquium, to be held 26-29 March 2008, will focus on the theme "Between Objects and Ideas".

For more info:


8) ACT Heritage Council
Expressions of Interest for Membership

Expressions of interest are invited from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council.

The Council provides advice to the Minister on the registration, conservation and promotion of Aboriginal, historical and natural heritage places and objects in the ACT.

To be eligible for appointment applicants must demonstrate relevant expertise in disciplines relating to Aboriginal culture, Aboriginal history, archaeology, architecture, engineering, history, landscape architecture, nature conservation, object conservation, town planning and urban design. Otherwise they must represent the public from the following groups: the community; the Aboriginal community; or the property ownership, management and development section.

For an application pack please contact the Heritage Unit on (02) 6207 2179 or email
jennifer.o’ .
Applications close on Friday, 30 November 2007.


9) Situation Vacant:
Historic Heritage Project Coordinator, Nielson Park.

Total Remuneration package to $89,840 p.a. including salary ($74,527 p.a. - $81,414 p.a.),
Departmental Professional Officer Grade 3,
Temporary Full-Time, Vacancy
Ref DECC07-475, Department of Environment & Climate Change NSW.

This position will deliver heritage management services to the region, working along side the Cultural Heritage Manager and curator.

Selection Criteria: To apply for this position applicants must obtain the information pack. The pack contains the selection criteria for the position that must be addressed in your application.
Notes: This is a temporary position up to 24 months. Electronic applications must be MS Office 2003 compatible.

Inquiries: Cath Snelgrove 02) 9337 7028

Information Packages: Stacy Carter (02)9895 7962 or

Applications Marked ‘Confidential’ To: Recruitment Officer, Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW, Personnel Services Section, PO Box 1967, Hurstville NSW 2220, Fax (02) 9585 6116, or e-mail to

Closing Date: Friday November 30 2007


10) Situation Vacant:
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd  Positions Available

Project Archaeologists  Sydney
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd is a Sydney based archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm. We provide a range of services to government and private clients ranging from small archaeological assessments, large archaeological excavations to the production of Conservation Management Plans for places of cultural heritage significance. We are passionate about the work we do, and seek equally motivated and professional people to help grow our business.

Our business is expanding and as part of this process we have two new positions available at our Sydney office located at Level 1, Wyong House, 55 Lower Fort Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Position: Project Archaeologists x 2
We are seeking a personable, highly motivated and professional individual to work as a Project Archaeologist in our Company. The suitable applicant must hold a BA (Hons) in Australian archaeology (Aboriginal and/or historical) with at least 12-18 months experience in carrying out archaeological assessments. The position requires a sound understanding of State and Federal legislation.

The suitable candidate must be hard working with a desire to succeed at any task they undertake. The position will involve carrying out background research, undertaking all aspects of fieldwork and report writing. The position also requires someone with experience in carrying out assessments of significance.

Trainee Positions Available!
We have just successfully completed a 6 month round of traineeships which has resulted in permanent positions for the successful candidates. We are now seeking new applications for another round of trainee positions!

These junior level positions would suit a currently enrolled student looking for part time work or a recent graduate looking for a full time position. The successful applicant will be keen to gain experience in the cultural heritage management industry.

We are keen to speak with people from a range of backgrounds including: prehistory, historical archaeology, anthropology, history, geomorphology, art history, architectural history etc…

This is a fully supervised position at a trainee level and will include many basic office duties such as photocopying; filing; binding reports; running errands and making tea/coffee etc. The majority of work will be based in our Sydney Office located in Sydney’s historic Rocks Precinct. There will be ample opportunities to gain field experience.

The successful applicants will need to be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to learn as they work.

Closing date: Friday 30
th November 2007

Please contact Lori Sciusco for further information.


11) Situation Vacant
Heritage Research Assistant

Lovell Chen is a well respected Melbourne based firm of Architects and Heritage Consultants with more than 25 years’ experience in design and heritage.

We are currently seeking a Heritage Research Assistant, preferably full-time, who may have just graduated with a degree based in Archaeology or Planning, or alternatively have almost completed your final year.

The successful candidate’s time will be spent working on a variety of support tasks and heritage projects in a team environment. Important to the role will be a willingness to learn new skills, including field practices, report reparation, historical research and general administration.

You should possess initiative, a positive attitude, good research skills, and ability to think logically and creatively coupled with strong verbal and written communication skills. A broad awareness of relevant statutory frameworks is desirable. Most importantly you should be able to demonstrate your interest in Heritage and Conservation.

An intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop is preferred.

This position offers a career path and the salary is negotiable based on your skill level and experience.

Please forward your CV to Ms Delwyn Lloyd, Finance/Admin. Manager via email to


12) Situation Vacant
Heritage Architect/Consultant (Senior Position)

Lovell Chen is a well respected Melbourne based firm of Architects and Heritage Consultants with more than 25 years’ experience in design and heritage.

We are currently seeking a Heritage Architect/Consultant (full-time) to work as a senior member of our multi-disciplinary conservation team, on a diverse range of heritage projects across Victoria and interstate.

Experience in heritage assessments, appraisals and conservation report writing is required. A broad understanding of the operation of State and National statutory heritage and planning frameworks is also highly desirable.

An intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop is preferred.

This position offers a career path and the salary is negotiable based on your skill level and experience.

Please forward your CV to Ms Delwyn Lloyd, Finance/Admin. Manager via email to

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