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Friday 25 January 2008

1)  Link to newsletter from Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation
2)  2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - call for Entries
3)  UNITAR's 'Conservation for Peace' Workshop, Hiroshima, Japan
4)  'Living with Nature: Heritage Negotiation in the Face of Disasters' - call for abstracts
5)  Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews
6)  Arte-Polis 2 International Conference and Workshop: CREATIVE COMMUNITIES AND THE MAKING OF PLACE: SHARING CREATIVE EXPERIENCES - call for papers
7)  Workshop Reminder: 'Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development in Laos'
9)  Hand Split Eucalypt Shingles available from a Tasmanian supplier
11) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
12) Bondi Beach honoured as heritage icon
Situations Vacant...
13) Situations Vacant at Heritage Victoria
14) Situation Vacant at Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants - Architect
15) Situation Vacant at VicTrack


1) Link to newsletter from the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation

Dear Colleagues,

Please find at the following site the newsletter of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation.

I hope you will enjoy reading the newsletter and having a look at the website. Comments and suggestions are very welcome to

Do not hesitate to pass the link to other people who may be interested.

The general link to information about the K.U.Leuven and about studying in Leuven for foreign students is available at:

On behalf of the staff of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation it is a pleasure wishing you all the best in 2008 and beyond.

Prof. Koenraad VAN BALEN


2) 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - Call for Entries

Dear Colleagues,

Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The awards programme, in its ninth year, recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region. The deadline for receipt of materials is 31 March 2008.

In addition to the established awards, entries are also accepted for the Jury Commendation for Innovation to recognize newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design that are well-integrated into historic contexts.

Projects involving buildings more than fifty years old and which were completed within the last ten years are eligible for consideration. Houses, commercial, cultural, religious, industrial or institutional buildings, gardens and bridges, for example, are all eligible for consideration. Public-private partnership projects such as historic towns, urban quarters and rural settlements where the essential elements are more than 50 years old are all eligible.

Entries for the 2008 awards programme must be submitted with an official entry form, drawings, photographs and project description to the UNESCO Office of the Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. Complete programme information, including an entry form, is available on the web at

Winners will be announced in June 2008, with a selected number of entries receiving the "Award of Excellence", "Award of Distinction", "Award of Merit", "Honourable Mention" and "Jury Commendation".

For more information please contact:
Montira H. Unakul
Office of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific

UNESCO Bangkok Office
Tel: (66 2) 391-0577 ext. 509
Fax: (66 2) 391-0866


3) UNITAR's 'Conservation for Peace' Workshop, Hiroshima, Japan

"Conservation for Peace"
Hiroshima, Japan, 30 March - 4 April 2008
Dear Colleagues,
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office Series on the Management and Conservation on World Heritage Sites aims to facilitate a better utilization of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention through providing support to national policy making and planning, and information exchange on best practices and case studies. Newly developed "values-based management" methodologies are applied in all the aspects of natural and cultural heritage management.
The fifth workshop of the Series will be organized from 30 March to 4 April 2008 in Hiroshima, Japan, and will focus on the potential implications and roles of heritage in the promotion of peace, reconciliation and reconstruction in war-torn, post-war and post-disaster societies. Study tours to the two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima - the A-Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - will provide a living laboratory and direct learning opportunities.
Specifically, the workshop will:
-        Review the basics of the World Heritage regime, available information, updates and current trends;
-        Elucidate the underlying principles of values-based heritage management, with a particular focus on peace-building;
-        Consider the role of heritage in war-torn, post-conflict or post-disaster situations;
-        Examine leading policies and strategies, identifying best practices and lessons learned;
-        Create long-term management plans for sites, utilizing nomination dossier or periodical reporting formats;
-        Enhance long-term learning and exchange among the participants.
Participants will be selected from actual or potential heritage site managers; natural/cultural conservation specialists and trainers; and decision makers and government officials within national world heritage administrations, i.e. Ministries of Environment, Culture, Forestry or Tourism. Priority will be given to representatives from post-conflict countries/sites affected by man-made or natural disasters. Some slots will also be made available to national academic institutions, think-tanks and civil society.
We would like to ask you to submit the names of suitable candidates to participate in the training workshop for final selection by an ad hoc selection committee. UNITAR scholarships, given in priority to least developed country participants, will cover tuition fees, travel, accommodation and meals. Candidates from industrialised countries are welcome to apply - they are requested to obtain financial support from their own countries/organisation but may be accorded an exemption of the tuition-fee. Number of places being limited, those wishing to apply should send their application package as soon as possible and no later than 31 January 2008.
Please refer to our website for more information. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hiroko Nakayama at , or Mr. James Short at We thank you in advance for your assistance in the nomination/information dissemination process.
With our kind regards,
Nassrine Azimi
UNITAR Hiroshima Office


4) 'Living with Nature: Heritage Negotiation in the Face of Disasters' - call for abstracts

We welcome abstracts for the WAC-6 Session 'Living with Nature: Heritage Negotiation in the Face of Disasters', organized by Benjamin Morris (USA) and Trinidad Rico (Argentina). This session is part of the Theme 'Our Changing Planet: Past Human Environments in Modern Contexts.'
Session Abstract:
As the complex combination of material cultures and immaterial practices handed down from the past to contemporary cultures, heritage has usually been linked to disaster in the context of war and conflict. Only recently have scholars begun to explore the internal and external negotiations of heritage in the aftermath of a natural disaster, recognizing that the issues facing heritage in crisis cannot be generalized to all forms of crisis. Taking up archaeology's concern with interactions between humans and nature, and the way they shape landscape, material culture and ideology. We invite the examination of the role of heritage as reconciliation with nature. As entire populations are disrupted and reassembled after crisis, the crisis therefore becoming an integral part of those populations' identity and culture, how does this process manifest itself both in material and in practice? Do cultural activities or institutions established after disaster mitigate or reinscribe risk back into the human-environment interaction?
We propose an exploration of the destruction, creation and re-creation of this relationship, using the tangible and intangible geographies of natural disasters as a point of departure. We ask, what forms does a 'culture of disaster' take? What does it mean to have a heritage of loss?
We invite papers that explore mechanisms past and present of the commemoration of disasters and the articulation of 'negative heritage', as well as papers re-evaluating the boundaries of 'nature' and 'culture' and their impact in the reinvention of tradition.  Also stressed in these mechanisms is the role of agents and arbiters in the creation and conservation of heritage -archaeology and conservation, development and aid, to mention a few. These need to be examined along both historical and ideological axes, and embedded in questions of the cultural, social and political limits of local and foreign involvement. In crafting the heritage of and after disaster, is it helpful to disentangle a distinction between insiders/outsiders? Finally, what are the long-term implications of these developments for the fields of archaeology and conservation? How could these answers aid in the understanding and improvement of modern disaster management?
Format: 15-20 minute paper, discussion to conclude
Contact: and
Deadline for submissions: 19 February 2008
Please refer to WAC 08 for more information:
Trinidad Rico
PhD Student - Archaeology Center
Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Stanford University


5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's Enews

To view the January 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's Enews bulletin, visit


6) Arte-Polis 2 International Conference and Workshop:

Bandung, 8-10 August 2008
Building on the success of the first Arte-Polis in 2006, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) is pleased to present Arte-Polis 2, an international conference and workshop with the theme "Creative Communities and the Making of Place: Sharing Creative Experiences" to take place from 8-10 August 2008 in Bandung, Indonesia.
This event is organized jointly by ITB's School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, School of Business and Management,  Research Center for Fine Arts and Design, and Research Center for Information and Communication Technology, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Design Studies in Bandung.
The aim of Arte-Polis 2 is to bring together academics, community leaders, local governments, policy-makers and professionals from different regions of the world concerned with the quality of life and livelihood of creative communities in both urban and rural settings. Participants are expected from a diverse range of disciplines, including architecture and planning, business and management, cultural and development studies, design and visual arts, economics, geography, information and communication technology, and others. Its objective is to share international experiences and knowledge regarding current issues, best practices and policy implications on the relationship between creative communities and place-making.
This International Conference will critically debate and discuss the following issues :
(1) How and to what extent does the creative economy influence community development?
(2) How does this phenomenon differ in the cultural and economic contexts of cities in developing countries from those of developed countries?
(3) How can creative industries be managed, planned and designed to improve the quality of places for their communities?
The two-day International Conference on Friday and Saturday, 8 and 9 August 2008 will critically address the theme "Creative Communities and the Making of Place" through a number of diverse topics, such as, but not limited to:
-        Creative economy clusters and human settlements development
-        Design and planning of public spaces for creative expression
-        Creative leadership, entrepreneurship and management
-        Financing creative ventures, organizations and partnerships
-        Creative design innovation and access to global markets
-        Craft communities empowerment and public-private initiatives
-        Creative converters of information technology in global communities
-        Virtual communities and the challenges of digital divide
-        Creative industries and implication on spatial planning policies
-        Institutional capacity building for creative governance
-        Theoretical discourses on creativity, community and place
-        Education and training for creativity, design and entrepreneurship
The Workshop on Sunday, 10 August 2008 offers local and action-oriented sessions that harness the creative potential of communities in Bandung, the fourth largest city in Indonesia with a population of 2.5 million people. One session, a place-making design charrette, will propose visionary and implementable strategies for community development of a creative cluster in Bandung. Other independent activities such as exhibitions, festivals, and art/music events showcasing Bandung's creative communities will also take place during the month of August 2008.
Abstracts of 300 words maximum (Arial 11 font, single-spaced, MS-Word document, no images) are invited to address the theme and issues raised in the International Conference introduction. Author's name, institution, e-mail, mailing address, Abstract Title and indication of either a Paper or Poster session they would like to be considered for, must be provided on a separate page. Authors should provide Abstract Title as File-Name and send as attachment file by 21 MARCH 2008  to the Organizing Committee's e-mail at and CC-ed to
Abstracts received will be blind-reviewed by members of the Advisory Committee and designated Reviewers. Authors will be notified of the results. Based on their recommendations, the Organizing Committee will allocate selected Abstracts and subsequent Papers to topical Parallel Sessions or the Poster session. Should an Abstract be selected for presentation in the Conference, the Author will be invited to send an expanded or full version of the Paper. Guidelines will be provided on the format, margins, fonts, maximum number of pages and possible insertion of images for Papers, as well as the format for Posters. Only English edited papers will be accepted, and Authors should keep in accordance with these guidelines for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.
21 March 2008 - Deadline for Abstract submission
21 April 2008 - Notification of Abstract review results begins
21 June 2008 - Deadline for Papers submission
1 July 2008 - Deadline for Early-Bird Conference Registration and payment of Fees, particularly for participants presenting Papers
1 August 2008 - Deadline for Conference Registration and payment of Fees
Walk-in Registration on day of Conference subject to availability of places.
All selected Abstracts will be compiled in a book and, together with a CD-ROM of the Conference Proceedings, will be provided to registered participants at the Conference venue. Conference Proceedings in book form, containing Papers received by the above deadline, will also be available for purchase during the Conference.
English is the official language for all Conference business, including Abstracts, Papers, presentations and correspondence. Translation between Bahasa Indonesia and English will be provided during the Workshop day to facilitate discussion with and presentation to local stakeholders and/or municipal officials.
The idyllic campus of Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) is the venue for this international event. The Conference and Workshop will be held in ITB's Great Hall (Aula), designed by architect Henri Maclaine Pont in the early 20th-century.
For further information and inquiries, please contact:
Organizing Committee, Arte-Polis 2 International Conference and Workshop
Attn. Dr. Woerjantari Soedarsono, chairperson
School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development - Institute of Technology Bandung
LabTek. IXB, 2nd Floor. Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, INDONESIA
Tel (+62-22) 250-4962
Fax (+62-22) 253-0705
E-mails: AND


7) Workshop Reminder: 'Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development in Laos'

A Workshop organised by:
Cultural Heritage Unit, Department of History, University of Melbourne, and
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University
Date: Thursday 28th February 2008
Registration from 9am; Workshop starts at 9.30am.
Cost: $10 to cover lunch
Venue: University of Melbourne (further details to be supplied later)
Speakers include:
Dr Colin Long (Deakin University)
Professor William Logan (Deakin University)
Tony Donovan (Netherlands Development Agency)
Mr Thongvanh Thongdy - Prince Souphanouvong Museum, Vientiane
Dr Keir Reeves, University of Melbourne
For further details or to RSVP, please contact Colin Long (


8) Conference Announcement:

Saturday 8 March 2008
Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.
$60 ($50 for Australian Maritime Museum Council Members)
This conference will critically examine the many and varied approaches to historic vessel restoration, as well as reporting on practical examples.
With Australian and international speakers, the day will be of interest to a wide range of people including professional boat builders, conservation, museum and heritage professionals and all those with a love of maritime heritage.
Cost of the conference includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, a welcome reception alongside James Craig on 7 March and entry to the 2008 Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on 8 and 9 March.
For the full conference programme and to register, please visit


9) Hand Split Eucalypt Shingles available from a Tasmanian supplier

The undersigned is offering for immediate sale a consignment of 5000 hand split Eucalypt shingles suitable for roofing historic buildings. The shingles are 450 long x 95 wide x 8-10 thick (measurements in mm), and are dry (they were split in November 2007).

The shingles can be supplied on palettes, and be freighted to anywhere in Australia.

Unit cost $1.20, plus cost of freight / handling.

Orders for further consignments are invited.

Please contact Gary Smith on 0429 794 319.



ICOMOS 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium
Quebec, Canada, September 27-28, 2008
ICOMOS Canada and the 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium Organizing Committee are happy to invite those who are under 35 and are studying or have graduated less than 5 years ago in one of the fields related to cultural heritage preservation to participate in the INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE that will take place on September 27-28, in Quebec, Canada under the theme Reflecting together on the Spirit of Place.
The Call for papers, the provisional program and all information concerning registration to this Forum are available on the Web site of the 16th General Assembly, at .
The Organizing Committee is currently searching for some funding to help those who may need it. Information on this topic will be posted on the Web site as it becomes available. We strongly recommend that you visit the site frequently. Those who will register to both the Forum and the General Assembly will benefit from a special rate.
Please feel free to forward this message to any institution or individual who might be concerned or interested by its content. 
We hope to welcome you in great number in Quebec, next September.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Josee Deschenes
Coordinator, Forum
Michel Bonnette
Quebec ICOMOS 2008, Organizing Committee


11) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

Do YOU know anyone who fits into the categories below who may be interested in joining ICOMOS?
-        a heritage professional, with at least 3 years of heritage experience? (Member)
-        at the beginning of a career in architecture, archaeology, planning or history, with 3 years experience and under 30 years of age? (Young Professional)
-        working in a relevant heritage field but with less than 3 years of professional experience? (Associate)
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members, has various membership categories and encourages applications to be made to the Secretariat. The membership forms and details are available on the web page and from Georgia Meros at the Secretariat, phone 03 9251 7131 or email Existing members are often involved in encouraging new members to join and in providing nominations, so it is important that they are aware of the procedures.

As a professional organisation, Australia ICOMOS takes pride in its membership. We have an established process for member applications and a number of categories of membership, to cater for people with different levels of experience and interests.
For full international members, the application requirements are more onerous and include:
-        At least three years professional experience with a core focus on heritage conservation;
-        Demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Commitment Statement;
-        A completed application form with signed nominations by two financial, Full International Members of ICOMOS;
-        A brief (50-100 words) statement from one of your nominators supporting your application;
-        A statement of relevant professional experience;
-        A full Curriculum Vitae; and
-        Payment of the correct fee.
The statement of relevant professional experience is an important component of the application as it allows applicants to demonstrate the required experience focussed on heritage conservation, especially the use of the Burra Charter and ability to practice within the Ethical Commitment Statement. It is different from the standard CV.

All applications are received at the Secretariat and referred to the Executive Committee (EC) for consideration. Completed applications must be received 4-6 weeks before the Executive Committee meeting date to allow consideration otherwise they are held over to the next meeting.

Applications would need to be in to the Secretariat:
-        by 25th January to be considered at the February EC Meeting
-        by the 18th April to be considered at the May EC Meeting.
Please note that those who want to apply for Australia ICOMOS membership to get members rates and attend the ICOMOS General Assembly in Quebec in September 2008 will need to submit applications to the Secretariat by mid July to allow consideration at the August EC meeting.
Think about it now...
Please contact the Membership Secretary, Helen Wilson on if further information is required.


12) Bondi Beach honoured as heritage icon

On the eve of Australia Day, our nation's most recognised and cherished beach - Bondi - has been elevated to the National Heritage List, Australia's highest heritage honour. The listing recognises Bondi's key role in developing Australia's beach culture, and its central place in our world famous surf lifesaving movement.
At Bondi today, Australian Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, celebrated the listing with lifesavers, locals and members of the world-famous winter swimming group the Bondi Icebergs.
Media contact: Margot Marshall  (02) 6277 7640  or  0418 624 847


13) Situations Vacant at Heritage Victoria

POSITION: Conservator
LOCATION: Abbotsford, Victoria
-        $48,714 - $59,147 plus 9% super
-        Fulltime / Fixed term: 12 months
Do you have a qualification in conservation of cultural materials? Are you a team player? If so, read on...
As Conservator you will be responsible for the condition assessment and conservation of a variety of objects from a diverse range of heritage places. The main focus of the role is the conservation of material from land and maritime archaeological sides. The role is also required to provide materials conservation advice to Heritage Victoria staff and clients.
Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria are to be submitted online at
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 29 January 2008
POSITION: Heritage Project Officer
LOCATION: Melbourne CBD, Victoria
-        Fixed term: 12-month / Full time or part time
-        $60,307 - $68,424
The Heritage Project Officer assists in the delivery of strategic projects and new initiatives within Heritage Victoria.  They will provide high level advice on individual projects, and help deliver the statutory functions of the Executive Director, Heritage and the Heritage Council of Victoria.  This will include the development of legislation, policy, procedures and standards.
For further information and to download a position description, visit
Applications complete with statements addressing the Key Selection Criteria and a resume are to be submitted on-line by visiting Please note that applications not addressing Key Selection Criteria may not be considered.
Closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2008.
POSITION: Heritage Support Officer
LOCATION: East Melbourne, Victoria
-        Full time / Fixed Term for 2 Years
-        $48,714 - $59,147
Are you customer focused?  Do you have exceptional written communication skills?  If so, read on...
As Heritage Support Officer, you will provide high level administrative support to both Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council. This will include meeting set-up and minute taking, follow-up actions arising from meetings, and other administrative tasks as required. You will also support the Heritage Council's hearings officer, and will also be responsible for discreet project work, including data input and standardisation.
Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the file attachment are to be submitted online at
Closing date for applications is Thursday 31 January 2008.


14) Situation Vacant at Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants: Architect

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 currently have a position available for a qualified architect in our Conservation Works team.  A proven interest in Building Conservation along with experience in traditional building materials is preferable.
Skills Required:
Proficient in AutoCAD
Documentation Skills
Written communication skills in technical reports
Verbal communication skills required for client liaison
Proficient in Microsoft Office
You should be able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
Salary is negotiable based on experience. 
Note: although Lovell Chen is looking for experience due to this unique field of work Graduate Architects with a proven interest / field of study related to Building Conservation are asked to apply.  You must still have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Please send your CV to Delwyn Lloyd,


15) Situation Vacant at VicTrack

Project Manager - General Projects (Heritage)
VicTrack wishes to appoint a professional to undertake the following responsibilities:

-        Effectively plan, organise, manage and co-ordinate a range of projects undertaken within the organisation, including Heritage restoration. This covers the spectrum from implementation through to completion with the constraints of time, budget, scope and effect on operations.
-        Ensure that construction standards with regards to safety, reliability and quality are maintained and the objectives of the client are met.
-        Administer contracts on a commercial basis to ensure the company trades in a competitive, cost effective manner with emphasis on financial performance, safety and fulfilment of heritage and community commitments.
-        Identify work practices, work methods and productivity improvements that can be made both during the course of the project and for the long-term benefit of the company.

Should you be interested in this role please contact Carmel Parker at or on (03) 9619 8642.

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