Special Edition - AGM and Seminar details!
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 305

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Friday 19th October, 2007

A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members

Friday 23 November 2007 at 1 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

To celebrate the recent meeting of the World Heritage Committee in New Zealand, and the inscription of the Sydney Opera House on the World Heritage List, Australia ICOMOS is holding a free seminar on World Heritage for its members. Speakers will include Kristal Buckley (ICOMOS International Vice-President), Joan Domicelj (World Heritage Adviser), Duncan Marshall (UNITAR World Heritage lecturer), Anita Smith (Australia ICOMOS World Heritage Reference Group coordinator) and Leah McKenzie (Australia ICOMOS ISC coordinator). The topics to be covered include the World Heritage process, the concept of Outstanding Universal Value, the role of tentative lists, how nominations are assessed by the ICOMOS and IUCN and the World Heritage Committee, and issues such as the representivity of the World Heritage List.
The seminar will be held in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, starting at 1 pm. Tea and coffee will be available. The seminar will be followed immediately by the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting at 4 pm. The seminar is open to all Australia ICOMOS members and associates. Entry is free, but you must register for catering purposes. Register by e-mail to
caitlin.allen@commerce.nsw.gov.au (Caitlin Allen telephone 02 9372 8434).
Registrations close on Friday 9 November 2007.


Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

Notices of the 2007 Annual General Meeting will be sent out shortly, together with nomination forms for election to the Executive Committee. Six of the present members of the EC were elected last year and continue for a further year, leaving nine positions available to be filled. Australia ICOMOS members are encouraged to nominate for the Executive, and to talk to the existing EC members (listed on the web site) to find out more about it. Nomination forms will be sent with the notice of meeting, and must be returned to the Secretariat by the close of nominations at 2 pm on Friday 2 November 2007.

Participation in the election of the Executive Committee and any voting at the AGM is open to financial members of Australia ICOMOS. Associates are welcome to attend the AGM but are not eligible to vote.
The AGM will be followed by drinks at the Opera Bar and dinner at a location nearby (to be confirmed). If you are interested in joining us for dinner please register your interest beforehand with Caitlin Allen.

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