Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 314
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 14 December, 2007
1)  VICOMITES Christmas Function: thank you to Megan McDougall
2)  New co-ordinates for ICOMOS Philippines
3)  International Conference on Military Monuments 2008
4)  Call for papers: International Conference on Military Monuments 2008
5)  The third UNESCO International Memory of the World Conference  February, 2008
6)  News from ICCROM
7)  Special Offer to ICOMOS members for new publication
8)  News from PIMA
9)  Registration open for the 2008 Ename International Colloquium
Situations Vacant...
10) Call for papers: Preserving the Historic Road Conference 2008
11) Situations Vacant at The Heritage Council of WA
12) Situation Vacant: Senior/Principal Maritime Heritage Officer
13) Expression of Interest: Industry Training Coordinator for ISS Institute
14)***Thank you to Nola Miles from the new Secretariat


1) VICOMITES Christmas Function: thank you to Megan

A thank you to Megan McDougall for organising last night's Christmas Function, which was a great success.


2) New co-ordinates for ICOMOS Philippines

ICOMOS Philippines webpage is . Posted are notices and some photos from the recent ICOMOS-CIAV 2007 Meeting held in the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras last week. Full proceedings shall be posted shortly.

The new email for ICOMOS Philippines is . The current email ceases to exist on 31 January 2008.

Best regards from ICOMOS Philippine Committee.


3) International Conference on Military Monuments 2008

Dear Friends

The Portuguese Association of the Castle's Friends is organizing together with the University of the Algarve an International Conference concerning the Coastal Fortresses.

More detailed information will be available soon.

Best wishes

Francisco Sousa Lobo

Secretariado do VIII Congresso dos Monumentos Militares
Conference Office
Associacao Portuguesa dos Amigos dos Castelos
Rua Barros Queiros, 20, 2
1100-077 Lisboa
Tel +351218885381 Fax +351218885342


4) Call for papers:
International Conference on Military Monuments 2008

Call for Papers Abstracts  Submission Deadline: April 30, 2008

250 word (max.) abstract in Portuguese or English language and a one-page CV for each author. It must include the author's name (if more than one, the name of all the authors), the email address, title, a concise statement of the matter, and a summary of the major conclusions. The specific session in which the communication should be included must be indicated.

The communications must not exceed 20m. Information concerning abstracts will be accepted until June 30, 2008. For further information, visit .


5) The third UNESCO International Memory of the World Conference: February, 2008

Registrations are open for The third UNESCO International Memory of the World Conference, Communities and Memories  a global perspective, to be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra on 19-22 February, 2008.

There will be an impressive line-up of national and international speakers. They include Ms Alissandra Cummins, Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Chair of the International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme and President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), who will open the session on global and regional views on UNESCO's cultural frameworks. Another eminent speaker, Professor William Logan (UNESCO Chair of Heritage and Urbanism and Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University) will explore the deep links between cultural diversity and human rights.

This globally-significant policy analysis and strategic review meeting will set the agenda for everyone who is concerned with the future management of cultural heritage resources locally, nationally and internationally.

The Australian Conference Planning Committee is focussed on creating an informative, engaging and interactive conference event. This conference will be critical to your future work if you are interested in policy development and heritage planning in the context of UNESCO frameworks. It will be especially important for people with responsibilities for managing and promoting access to collections.

For information about the Conference including registration forms please go to:

February is a high demand month for accommodation in Canberra. Register for the Conference and select a hotel NOW before it is booked out. Take advantage of the great hotel prices secured for Communities and Memories while they last.


6) 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.

13th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology, Norway
Applications are now open for the '13th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology',
to be held in Norway from 26 May - 4 July 2008
Application deadline: 15 January 2008

The International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) has decided to extend the deadline to 31 December 2007 for submission of abstracts for its upcoming conference in Palermo, Italy on Conservation: An act of Discovery.

ICCM was established in 1977, during a meeting on mosaic conservation organized by ICCROM in Rome.

The conference is organized by Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e il Restauro -CRPR- (Regional Centre for Planning and Restoration) of the Sicilian Region, Palermo Italy and will be held from 20 to 26 October, 2008.



7) Special Offer to ICOMOS members for new publication

A new title has been published by East Street Publications. Vintage Melbourne; Beautiful buildings from Melbourne City Centre reveals 42 of the most beautiful and prominent buildings in the Melbourne city centre, each one selected for its visual, historical and architectural interest. Many of these treasures have been preserved, restored and enhanced and are now considered among Melbourne's most valuable assets.

East Street Publications is offering the title at 33% off to ICOMOS members. Please contact the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat via email with an expression of interest for this offer.


8) News from PIMA

PIMA/ICOMOS Pasifika win US$20,000 grant from UNESCO

In September 2007, PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika Board Member, Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Fiji National Commission of UNESCO and the two organisations, which enabled the granting of US$20,000 for "Strengthening the Pacific Heritage Network: A plan to jointly establish the Secretariat for the ICOMOS International Committee of the Pacific Islands and strengthen the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA)"

This project aims to consolidate the Secretariat for ICOMOS Pasifika within the pre-existing Secretariat of PIMA. The UNESCO Participation Program funding will provide the fledgling ICOMOS Committee with resources and administrative support that it does not currently have by using the established network and structure of PIMA. Both PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika rely on grants in order to provide training for their members, to undertake research and publication projects, and to enable the Boards to meet.


Tangata o le moana (The story of the Pacific people in New Zealand)
On display:
20 October 2007 - 24 September 2012
At: Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa

Across Oceans and Time: Art in the Contemporary Pacific
On display:
20 October 2007 - 30 March 2008
At: Kaoshiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan


9) Registration open for the Ename International Colloquium

Registration and practical information for the 2008 Ename International Colloquium is now online. Visit,en/ for more information.


10) Call for papers:
Preserving the Historic Road Conference 2008

The 6th biennial Preserving the Historic Road conference will be taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 11-14, 2008.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference and/or wish to find out more about it, visit . The deadline for paper abstracts is January 31, 2008.


11) Situations Vacant at The Heritage Council of WA

The Heritage Council is currently looking for some wonderful new staff to join the team. Pre-Christmas is generally not a time when people are looking for new jobs, so we want to let as many people know as possible that the positions are open. We would appreciate if you could please forward this email to people you think may be interested.

The positions vacant are:

Manager Assessment/Registration
Level 7 ($82,227 - $88,131pa + super)

Manager Development Referrals
Level 7 ($82,227 - $88,131pa + super)

Conservation Officer (Development)
Level 5 ($60,638 - $67,017 pa + super)

Conservation Officer (Development)
Level 4 ($54,510 - $57,609 pa + super)

The Heritage Council is conveniently located on Adelaide Tce, directly opposite the Hyatt.

More information on the positions is available on the WA Government jobs noticeboard - . To find them, simply do an Agency search by 'Heritage Council'. Or to speak to someone about a position, contact the Heritage Council on 08 9221 4177


12) Situation Vacant: Senior/Principal Maritime Heritage Officer

Senior/Principal Maritime Heritage Officer - Heritage Branch

$61,060 - $74,986 per annum (PO2/PO3)


REF: C10017/2007

The high level objectives to be met by the incumbent of this position are to enhance the operation of the Maritime Heritage Team through contributing to the formulation, implementation and management of programs, projects and policies and provide leadership and advice which result in the effective administration of the South Australian and Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Acts.

Essential Qualifications: Professional post graduate qualifications in Maritime Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management and/or Conservation.

Special Conditions Apply: Please refer to Job and Person Specification.

Location: Adelaide Metro, South Australia.

Enquires to: Raina Nechvoglod, via e-mail: or telephone (08) 8124 4979.

Application Information: or from our Recruitment and Selection Team by email or telephone (08) 8204 1898

Applications (4 copies) addressing the Person Specification to:
Recruitment and Selection, HR Services, Department for Environment and Heritage, GPO Box 1047, Adelaide SA 5001, or email to

Applications Close: 5pm Friday 18 January 2008.

Safety is a core value of the South Australian Public Sector The South Australian Government is an Equal opportunity employer.


13) Expression of Interest: Industry Training Coordinator for ISS Institute

An opportunity to work in an environment where your expertise and passion can make a difference.

ISS Institute is seeking 'Expressions of Interest' for 2008. Full time or part time will be considered.

The position will rely on your high level skills to develop, implement, promote, gain applicants, assist new Fellows in fulfilling their Fellowship Program (including preparing their overseas itinerary and writing their report) for ISS Institute's Overseas Fellowship Program and related education and training activities and events.

As the International Specialized Skills Institute Industry Training Coordinator you will be required to have:

- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent writing capabilities including reports and proposals.
- Understanding of the differences in communication and writing skills in the professions, paraprofessions and trades areas so as to assist and mentor fellows in writing their reports.
- Research and analytical skills.
- Lateral thinking and problem solving skills.
- Computer skills and knowledge in the use of PC and Microsoft packages. Preferred use of Mac systems and software including Adobe.
- High level knowledge of the national training system and the government agencies involved in training including Industry Skills Councils and Industry Training Boards.
- Liaise on behalf of ISS Institute with the key stakeholders including industry, university and TAFE institutes, government agencies such as ISCs, ITBs and CMMs and professional associations
- Mentoring skills

Closing date for submitting your Expression of Interest and CV is 28th January 2008.

For more details relating to the position, please contact ISS Institute:
T 9882 0055              E       W

The ISS office will be closed from 24 December 2007 to 28 January 2008.


14)***** Thank you to Nola Miles from the new Secretariat

I'd like to thank Nola Miles for all the great work she has done for Australia ICOMOS, and for handing over a very organised office! I look forward to the challenge of continuing in the same vain. Regards, Georgia.

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