Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 313
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Friday 7th December, 2007
1)  VICOMITES Christmas Function
2)  16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium: Call for Papers
3)  US ICOMOS Intern Program 2008
4)  US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program report now available online
5)  Second call for papers Re-thinking the Role of Intangible Heritage in Museums, Monuments, Landscapes, and Living Communities
6)  Cultural Heritage and Impact Assessment workshop at IAIA'08 Conference
7)  Hereduc Training Course
News from US ICOMOS……
8)  Call for Nominations: US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award
9)  More on Heritage Interpretation
10)  Outcomes of Olinda, Brazil, Meeting On Historic Urban Landscapes (Huls),
Situations Vacant....
11) Situation Vacant: Project Conservator
12) ** Thank you and farewell
1) VICOMITES Christmas Function

ICOMOS members, friends and partners as well as anyone interested in joining or re-joining ICOMOS are all cordially invited to Xmas drinks at:

The Underground Cellar, Metropolitan Hotel (in the historic Melbourne Meat Market)
Cnr Blackwood and Courtney Streets
Thursday 13 December

Cost: $25 includes finger food and (limited) drinks.
RSVP essential: by COB Friday 7  December (TODAY!) to Megan McDougall 9637 9287, or e mail:

Melways map 2B, A9
Parking should be available nearby, and it is easily accessible by tram (59,55or 19)


2) 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium: Call for Papers

Quebec, Canada, September 29 - October 4, 2008

The Spirit Of Place
Between The Intangible And The Tangible

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium which will be held in Quebec, Canada, from September 29 to October 4, 2008, is now available on the General Assembly Web site at

Yours sincerely,
Prof. Laurier Turgeon, Ph.D., Coordinator
Scientific Committee, Quebec ICOMOS 2008

Michel Bonnette, Chair
Organizing Committee, Quebec ICOMOS 2008

Participants are invited to submit papers for the symposium. All papers must fall under one of the four sub-themes.
1.Re-thinking the Spirit of Place
2.The Threats to the Spirit of Place
3.Safeguarding the Spirit of Place
4.Transmitting the Spirit of Place

Selected papers that cannot be presented orally can be presented in the form of posters (poster session).
For detailed information on the theme of the Scientific Symposium, please see website


3) US ICOMOS Intern Program 2008

Applications are now being invited for interns in next years 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 .

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.


4) US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program report now available online

Report on the 2007 Class of US/ICOMOS International Interns in Historic Preservation now available online at

or view the entire report as a pdf file at

Representing Interns from and Internships in
Australia, Brazil, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Paraguay, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, United States


5) Second call for papers
Re-thinking the Role of Intangible Heritage
in Museums, Monuments, Landscapes, and Living Communities

The Province of East-Flanders and
the Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation,
With the support of:
Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum - Ename
VIOE - Vlaams Instituut voor Onroerend Erfgoed

In collaboration with:
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation (ICIP)
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage
FARO, the Flemish Foundation for Cultural Heritage,
and the French Ministry of Culture, Sous-direction Archéologie, Ethnologie, Inventaire et Systèmes d'Information (SDARCHETIS), Mission ethnologie

are pleased to announce a second call for papers for the:

4th Annual Ename International Colloquium
to be held 26-29 March 2008 in Ghent, Belgium

Re-thinking the Role of Intangible Heritage
in Museums, Monuments, Landscapes, and Living Communities

This three-day international colloquium will present a wide range of perspectives on the future of policy, funding, interpretive technologies, and public involvement in the emerging field of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Plenary speakers will include:
Andrew Hall (South Africa), ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Heritage
Laurier Turgeon (Canada), Canada Research Chair in Heritage, Université Laval
Marc Jacobs (Belgium), FARO - Flemish Foundation for Cultural Heritage
Christian Hottin (France), Ministère de la Culture, Direction de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Mission ethnologie

Programme Themes
Since the adoption by UNESCO of the 2003
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the public role of this major new aspect of heritage documentation, conservation, interpretation, and community involvement has been expanding, offering both challenges and opportunities to scholars and heritage professionals all over the world.

The 78 states-parties who have already ratified or accepted the Convention have initiated national inventories of Intangible Heritage, even as the precise definition, context, and administration procedures for its preservation are still being discussed.

The 4th Annual Ename Colloquium seeks to enrich this ongoing international discussion by presenting innovative contributions from heritage administrators, cultural economists, archaeologists, historians, educators, and cultural policy specialists - as well as practitioners of traditional intangible heritage - under the following three programme themes:

Theme 1. Defining the Boundary between Tangible and Intangible
Is Intangible Heritage merely a new category of heritage subjects? Or does it represent an entirely new approach that must effectively integrate cu-rated objects, protected places, living traditions, and collective memory? Through examples and case-studies we would like to examine how we can identify the tangible dimensions of Intangible Heritage; the intangible dimensions of Material Heritage; and complexity of their interrelation. Is the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage merely one of classification, or is it perhaps of an entirely different interpretive quality?

Theme 2. The Challenge: Safeguarding or Facilitating?
The UNESCO Convention defines Intangible Cultural Heritage as being transmitted from generation to generation and constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature, and their history. In light of this dynamic definition, to what extent can we ever capture or safeguard essential expressions of Intangible Cultural Heritage when they are necessarily and constantly evolving? Does this challenge require as much attention to the frameworks of public participation in heritage as to specific expressions or sites? What innovative projects or programmes have succeeded in bridging this gap?

Theme 3. Who Owns Intangible Heritage?
The traditional structures of heritage administration are often focused on a national level. Certainly this is true in the case of both UNESCO conventions (1972 World Heritage and 2003 ICH), where the States Parties are the critical voices. But if Intangile Cultural Heritage is an expression of community identity on all levels, what of local or regional expressions of culture and identity that may actually be in conflict or tension with the State? What role do traditional rituals, art forms, and crafts play in the political, economic, social, and cultural lives of the individuals and communities that maintain them?
The deadline for abstracts for poster presentations, short papers (10 min.) and research papers (20 min.) on the three colloquium themes has been extended until 7 January 2008.
All abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words, in English, sent either by fax to +32-55-303-519 or by email to
Claudia Liuzza at . Authors should include full contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax\email

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 February 2008.
For questions or requests for additional information, please visit or contact Eva Roels at . We hope you will find this colloquium to be of interest and please feel free to distribute this announcement to any interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in Ghent next March


6) Cultural Heritage and Impact Assessment workshop at IAIA'08 Conference

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) are intended to provide an integrated analysis of the biophysical, social and cultural heritage impacts of development projects or strategies. Methods for identifying and considering biophysical and social conditions and impacts are established; information and experienced professionals are generally available. However, in many parts of the world, the cultural heritage aspect of EIA and SEA is considerably less well
developed. The separation of cultural and environmental practitioners in most countries has resulted in a lack of experience
and a scarcity of methods and tools for addressing cultural heritage in EIA and SEA. Various types of institutions recognize the need for strengthening the cultural heritage component of impact assessment and have a role; they include: international and regional development agencies, national governments, private corporations, EIA consulting ?rms, and cultural organizations.

A workshop on “Cultural heritage and impact assessment” has been included in the program of the annual conference of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment), that will be held from May 4-10, 2008, in Perth, Western Australia. For more information about IAIA please visit the site

We would like to invite you to participate in the Conference and in the session on “Cultural heritage and impact assessment”. Submission of a paper should be done online until 7 February 2008  additional information appears on p. 9 of the Preliminary Program. The Preliminary Program also contains information about registration for the Conference and hotels in Perth.

Prior to the Conference, the organizers of the session (Arlene Fleming and Julio de Jesus) will contact participants to start the process of preparation of a document on Best Practice Principles of Cultural Heritage for Impact Assessment, to be published and disseminated by IAIA.

We hope you accept this invitation and look forward to hear from you.

With our best regards

Arlene Fleming (
Julio de Jesus (


7) Hereduc Training Course

Dear Colleague

We would like to inform you of another European heritage project, HEREDUC, a European partnership, formed with the aim of developing new approaches to heritage education. The project has developed a handbook for teachers entitled Heritage in the Classroom and an In-service Training Course. For more information about these and other HEREDUC activities, please consult their website, at .

Next spring, from April 24th to May 1st 2008 the in-service training course: “Teaching with heritage in secondary education” will be organised for the second time in the historic castle of Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium ( ). Beginning with a theoretical introduction to what heritage and heritage education is, the course will go on to explore the castle of Alden Biesen and the surrounding area as a case studythrough observation and exploration exercises, active workshops and guided visits.

This course is primarily aimed at secondary school teachers and teacher trainers, however others working in the heritage sector can also apply for a European grant to participate.

We would greatly appreciate your help in informing your colleagues in your country or institution about this course. A free copy of Heritage in the Classroom can be obtained by contacting Ms. Veerle de Troyer at .

With Best Regards
Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation
Abdijstraat 13-15 9700 Oudenaarde BELGIUM
tel + 32 55 30 03 44
fax + 32 55 30 35 19


News from US ICOMOS……

8)  Call For Nominations
The US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award For International Heritage Achievement

For more information please visit US ICOMOS website

All nominations for the 2008 Ann Webster Smith Award must be received in the office of US/ICOMOS by February 15
th, 2008.


9) More on Heritage Interpretation

Join your colleagues from around the globe May 11-15, 2008 in Sokcho, Republic of Korea on the shores of the East Sea for the third annual international conference of the National Association for Interpretation.
For registration information and conference details, please visit .

Previous international conferences of the National Association for Interpretation include San Juan, Puerto Rico (May 2006) and Vancouver, Canada (March 2007). Experiences from these conferences are available for viewing on the same website.

 The conference will bring together 150 to 300 delegates from 30 to 40 nations in an effort to create opportunities for professional development for attendees and establish a network for professional associations and individuals involved in heritage interpretation around the globe. This capacity-building network will allow the exchange of ideas and facilitate working partnerships between nations with established interpretive organizations and developing nations that need assistance with the promotion and instigation of interpretive facilities to enhance tourism experiences, benefit local economies, and sustain sensitive cultural and natural heritage resources.
Lisa Brochu, Associate Director
National Association for Interpretation
PO Box 2246 Fort Collins, CO 80522
toll-free phone (within U.S.): 888-900-8283
Phone: 970-484-8283 Fax: 970-484-8179

NAI International Conference - May 11-15, 2008 - Sokcho, Republic of Korea -

NAI National Workshop - November 11-15, 2008- Portland, Oregon -


10) Outcomes of Olinda, Brazil, Meeting On Historic Urban Landscapes (Huls),
Briefly Available On The Web

The Olinda Meeting on “Historic Urban Landscapes in the Americas” took place from 12 to 14 November in Olinda (PE), Brazil. There’s general agreement among participants that significant progress was made in the understanding, conceptualization and operationalization of Historic Urban Landscapes as a broader approach to urban heritage conservation. While there’s still much to sort out and structure, nevertheless a Cultural Itinerary is slowly emerging towards improving ways and means to preserve historic cities.

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has created a temporary weblink where you will find the papers, Powerpoint presentations, as well as some related documents to this meeting. This link will be available for 10 days, starting from 29 November 2007. After Saturday 8 December this link will cease to exist, so please ensure timely downloading, if interested :

Furthermore,the Final Olinda Report, as discussed on 14 November, has been posted on the Cities website of the WH Centre at :


11) Situation Vacant:
Project Conservator

Founded in 1985, Artlab Australia is a division of Arts SA, part of the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet. Artlab is responsible for the conservation programs of the South Australian collecting institutions, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, History Trust of South Australia, State Library of South Australia, and Carrick Hill Historic House. In addition to this, Artlab undertakes approximately 40% of our work for a wide range of local, interstate and international clients, including state and federal collecting institutions.

Artlab seeks to recruit a Projects Conservator to provide conservation services for large objects (including sculptures and monuments, buildings and sites, and large technology objects).

The Projects Conservator will be required to: apply best practice conservation techniques to assess, treat and research large objects; support the management of projects; undertake preventive conservation, exhibition preparation and training activities; and to work collaboratively and with flexibility in a team environment.

The Projects team works closely with conservators in other sections (Objects, Paintings, Textiles, Paper and Preventive) along with specialist sub-contractors.

A degree in Conservation of Cultural Material or equivalent, specialising in objects conservation, is essential.

This is a temporary position (12 months) at the PO1 level ($47,134 - $57,846).

Applicants must address the Position Description, which is available from Joanna Barr on 08 8207 7520 or email

Applications to Joanna Barr, Principal Conservator Projects, Artlab Australia, 70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000, close on 11 January 2008.

12) ********Thank you and farewell
As this is my last day at Australia ICOMOS I would like to express my appreciation for the support everyone has shown over the past four years.  In particular, thanks to those of you who have sent your kind words to me over the past two months since I announced I would be leaving.
All the best, Nola

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