E-Mail News No. 325
1) ICOMOS 16th General Assembly, Canada - Coordinating
Australian Delegates and 'Quebec Queries'
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2) 18th Biennial Pacific History Association Conference, 2008
3) News from ICCROM
4) Heritage Victoria Cultural Landscapes Forum
5) New partner appointed at GML
6) Oceanic Art Symposium - final date for Registration
7) Deakin student seeks work experience
8) Computing heritage at risk
9) National Collections Project Manager - Museums
1) ICOMOS 16th General
Assembly, Canada - Coordinating Australian Delegates and 'Quebec
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has asked Timothy
Hubbard to coordinate the delegates from Australia who will be attending
the 16th General Assembly in Quebec. This is important for
several reasons and was a great success at the last GA in Xi'an. It is
important for the formal voting for key positions at the highest levels
which must take place at the GA, the appointment (if necessary) of
delegates to administrative positions during the GA, and for arranging
social functions. It will also help with the distribution of last minute
information about travel and accommodation. We plan to have another
'Australian Dinner' during the GA. Please contact Timothy Hubbard,
preferably by email on
email@example.com or by phone on (03) 5568 2623 during
office hours. It would help if you can indicate if you have submitted an
abstract and are already a member of an International Scientific
Committee or plan to attend a meeting as an observer at one of the ISCs.
We are also interested to know the names of anyone travelling with
members. Timothy will also try to answer detailed questions about the
Members should watch the GA website at
for the latest news. Registration, which costs CDN$450 for those members
over 30 years and CDN$300 for those 30 years and younger, is not yet
open. If you intend to take advantage of the GA discount rates for
hotels, you must book through the ICOMOS GA web site when you register.
The limited places are likely to fill quickly once registration opens. If
you are on the delegates email list you will be notified ASAP that
registration has opened.
2) 18th Biennial Pacific History
Association Conference, 2008
Ni Sa Bula, Namaste, Noa'ia, Salaam, Te Mauri, Talofa, Fakalofa Lahi Atu,
Malo e Lelei, Gude, Madainn mhath, Hey and G'day, Halo Olgeta.
Members of the association, and all those interested in the history of
the Pacific Islands are warmly invited to come to the Conference of the
Pacific History Association for a week of intellectual vigour and
indulgence. In addition to sun, sea and smiling faces, we offer
fire-walking beachcombers, aquatic adventures and sports, an enthralling
field trip, fine earth-baked food, and political stability, and we invite
you to provide the intellectual interludes, all in an 'Island'
The PHA Conference will take place in Suva, Fiji from 8-12 December
2008. It is being organised by PHA members at the University of the South
Pacific and the Pacific Theological College.
The venue is the University of the South Pacific and Pacific
Theological College, Suva. USP and PTC offer reasonably affordable
accommodation and we will advise as soon as possible.
Themes and sub themes
Suggestions are invited for streams, workshops, panels, debates, on
the tentative general theme: "Who are we and what are we doing
The committee is looking into an all inclusive conference fee that
would include conference administration, suitable venue, meals, welcome
and cocktails and conference dinner.
For planning purposes, we are attempting to keep the fee to a minimum
to approximately FJ$150.00.
The conference secretariat will accept changes to the programme until
1 November 2008.
Suggestions for themes, workshops and panels will be accepted until 1
April 2008. At that date the streams will be announced to assist
contributors in the preparation of their papers.
The programme will be set according to submissions offered before 1
August 2008. Offers of paper abstracts will be accepted subject only
to obvious academic considerations until that date. Any offers after 1
August 2008 will be accepted subject to the same considerations, plus
there being room in the programme. Intending participants are advised to
note that these dates will not be relaxed as the time approaches.
Abstracts received after 1 August 2008 may not be printed.
We would like to have reasonably reliable indications of intentions to
attend by 1 May 2008.
Suva based Committee for information:
Susan Sela, Frank Thomas, Ian Campbell, Christine Weir, Marama Gaston
Tauira, Josefa Veramu, Ugra Nand, Sepeti Matararaba, Lalita Sharma,
Setoki Qalubau, Elise Huffer, Avelina Rokoduru, Donal McIlraith, Roshni
Pratap, Paul Geraghty, Dorothy Brown, Alan Alo.
Offshore members: Alaima Talu, Teresia Teaiwa, Max Quanchi, Jenny
Bryant-Tokalau, Jacqui Leckie, Agnes Hannan, Ueantabo Mackenzie, Michel
A Special Announcement:
Symposium on Pacific Roots: Heritages and Identities
In addition, Pacific Specialists will be interested in a Symposium
"Pacific Roots, Heritages and Identities. Challenging the Melanesia,
Micronesia and Polynesia Stereotypes".
The Symposium will also be held in Fiji at USP and precede PHA
The Symposium will be held from Monday 1st to Friday 5th December.
The proud co-hosts are USP and the French Centre for Research and
Documentation on Oceania (CREDO) in Marseilles, with support from ANU,
and the Universities of French Polynesia and New Caledonia. Structured
along archaeology, anthropology, history and linguistics, the symposium
brings together some of the world's leading scientists to discourse
"Pacific Roots" from the perspectives of their specialised field.
Symposium Convenors are Serge Tcherzekoff of French Centre for Research
and Documentation on Oceania (CREDO); Daryl Tryon and Chris Ballard of
ANU, Paddy Nunn, Paul Geraghty, Ian Campbell and Morgan Tuimaleali'ifano
of USP, Sagale Buadromo and Sepeti Matararaba of the Fiji Museum.
PHA Conference website will carry updates of both Events.
Please direct web enquiries to Agnes Hannan:
3) News from ICCROM
International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper (JPC 2008)
Applications are now open for the course on 'Conservation of Japanese
Paper', to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 8 - 27 September.
Application deadline: 31 March
Management Planning for Cultural Heritage
Applications are now open for the course on 'Management Planning for
Cultural Heritage', o be held in Shanghai, China from 24
November - 6 December.
Application deadline: 1 June
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics.
Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
MoU signed with Sharjah
On 21 February, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the
Government of Sharjah and ICCROM was signed by His Highness Sheikh Dr
Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah, and by the Director-
Draft recommendation for the Council of Europe
On 8 February, ICCROM hosted an ECCO meeting to formulate a
recommendation on cultural heritage conservation and restoration for the
Council of Europe.
Destruction of Namdaemun Gate, Seoul
In the aftermath of the devastating fire on 10 February that has
caused immeasurable damage to the Namdaemun Gate in the heart of Seoul,
the Director General and staff of ICCROM extend their deepest condolences
to the people and government of the Republic of Korea.
Asian Academy Newsletter, January 2008
The Asian Academy for Heritage Management is pleased to announce the
recent publication of its Newsletter Volume V, Issue 1. With the support
of UNESCO and ICCROM, the Asian Academy promotes integrated,
multi-disciplinary management of heritage resources, including tangible
Olga Garcia Jimenez
Olga Garcia Jimenez, from Spain, has taken up a two-months internship
at ICCROM from February to April.
Angeliki Ioakimopoulou, from Greece, has taken up a one-month
fellowship at ICCROM.
Ahmad Mansour, from Egypt, has begun an ICCROM internship working
within the ATH R programme.
4) Heritage Victoria Cultural
The Heritage Council of Victoria, in conjunction with the Yarriambiack
Shire Council, is presenting a one day Forum on Friday 18 April. It will
address issues related to managing and protecting the cultural landscapes
of the Wimmera/Mallee. A Registration Form with program outline will soon
be available to download on the Heritage Victoria web site at
http://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/. The Forum will be held at the
historic picture theatre in Murtoa (Vicroads Map 217 S8) lovingly
restored by the people of Murtoa. While the subject matter of the forum
has particular relevance to the Wimmera/Mallee, the issues raised and
options proffered are pertinent across much of the State. We expect that
the Forum will be of interest to councillors, planners, community workers
and tourism promoters as well as residents groups and land managers.
The morning program includes a series of papers by acknowledged experts
on issues affecting the landscape heritage of the Wimmera/Mallee, such as
water and changes in agricultural practices. First hand experience of
establishing and maintaining an outdoor heritage museum will be shared
with the audience. Poster presentations from local groups will complete
the morning's program. After an introductory talk in the afternoon there
will be workshops offering participants the opportunity to discuss
problems of managing change in agriculture, transport concerns, water
availability, changing cultural landscapes around towns, and pressures
arising from rural population change. A final plenary session will be
given by Dr Simon Torok, the CSIRO Atmospheric Research Communication and
Marketing Manager, on climate change. A visit to the Murtoa Museum
Complex will be included in the day's program. There will also be a full
day tour on Saturday 19 April enabling us to see and discuss problems and
solutions in the field.
NOTE: A special day tour on Sunday, 20th April is planned for ICOMOS
members returning to Melbourne from the Forum. We expect to visit
significant homesteads and gardens between Horsham and Ballarat and then
to visit several significant churches in Ballarat in keeping with the
theme of World Monument Day. Please contact the Victorian Representative,
Timothy Hubbard on
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
5) New partner appointed at GML
Godden Mackay Logan Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of a
new partner to the firm. Peter Romey joined Richard Mackay, David Logan
and Sheridan Burke in the partnership on March 1, 2008.
Peter will be well known to many ICOMOS members as a former Vice
President of Australia ICOMOS.
Peter has been working in heritage conservation for over 25 years, both
as a consultant and in government heritage agencies. At GML he has been
responsible for several major conservation projects, including a
conservation management plan for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a heritage
impact assessment for the development of the former Carlton United
Brewery site. From 1999 to 2006 he was Director, Conservation and
Infrastructure at the Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania, responsible
for the conservation formulation and implementation of conservation
programs at Port Arthur, as well as the provision of the visitor
infrastructure essential to cater for over 250,000 annual visitors.
Peter's previous roles included the planning manager responsible for
heritage conservation at the City of Sydney, Senior Heritage Specialist
and Acting Deputy Manager at the Heritage Branch, Department of Planning,
and as an architect in private practice.
6) Oceanic Art Symposium - final date
Organised by the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) and the
Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VKS)
Port Vila, Vanuatu, 6-8 May 2008
Final date for Registration Monday 14 April 2008
The first Oceanic Art Symposium on "Oceanic Art Today: Status, Production
and Tendencies" provides a space for international art scholars and
museum professionals to share new ideas about creative traditions and
contemporary arts practice in the Pacific region today. The symposium,
organised by PIMA and the VKS in collaboration with the French Embassy in
Vanuatu, aims to ensure the safeguarding of intangible creative
traditions, the transmission of knowledge and the stimulation of interest
amongst young generations of artists to keep contemporary practice alive
and evolving. The symposium will include the opportunity for participants
to identify opportunities for international and regional interaction with
Pacific Islands' museums, artists and creative industries. It will be an
opportunity to promote recognition of PIMA's Code of Ethics for Pacific
Islands Museums and Cultural Centres, and to develop the relationship
between PIMA and the Pacific Arts Association (PAA). The symposium aims
to produce a set of recommendations advocating the way forward for
enhancing ethical research and practice in the field of Oceanic Art.
Optional Tour (additional cost)
The two-day symposium will be preceded by an optional one-day field
trip to Chief Roi Mata's Domain on Efate Island, Vanuatu's first World
Of additional interest to visitors, the Vanuatu National Sand Drawing
Festival will be held on the island of Ambrym from May 13 to 15, the week
after the Symposium.
for further details of the Symposium program, discounted accommodation
and flight options, the Field Trip, and links to Vanuatu Sand Drawing.
- Attendance at all symposium sessions on Wednesday 7 May and Thursday 8 May, 2008
- Registration materials (information package, program, symposium proceedings etc.)
- Refreshment breaks and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
- Welcome reception on Wednesday 7 May
- Closing reception on Thursday 8 May
Registration does not include accommodation or travel costs. PIMA has
negotiated discounted accommodation and travel prices for symposium
participants. Please check the PIMA website for details and updates.
To Register for the Symposium
Registration forms in Word or PDF format are available online at
Please return completed registration form (with payment) by email, post
or fax to:
PIMA, c/o Vanuatu Cultural Centre,
PO Box 184, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Fax: +678 26590.
Enquires may be directed to Secretary-General, PIMA
7) Deakin student seeks work
Yusi Liu, a Masters Student of Cultural Heritage at the CHCAP
(Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific) at Deakin University,
is seeking work experience. She has completed her BSc Psychology in the
UK, and won the title Wales International Student of the Year 2007.
Currently, Yusi is the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Her multi-cultural
background and wide work experience (she has studied and worked in Asia,
Europe, and North America) provides her a great understanding of Cultural
Diversity and Heritage. By combining her academic and work experience,
Yusi would like to find a job in the field of Cultural Heritage.
Most Relevant work experience: Room Steward at the National Trust in the
Yusi's contact details are:
Mob: 0421 471 638
8) Computing heritage at risk
The Australian Computer Museum Society is in need of a new home. They
are, unfortunately, under pressure to vacate their present accommodation
in western Sydney and need a largish shed at low cost to store (and
display) their amazing collection of digital machines. An urban location
would be preferred, owing to the nature of the collection and audience.
Any offers, suggestions, comments should be directed to:
50/40 Strathalbyn Drv
Oatlands NSW 2117
9) National Collections Project
Manager - Museums Aotearoa
Museums Aotearoa is working with museums and art galleries
nationally to develop a project that showcases and provides enhanced
access to the wonderful diversity of our public collections. We are
seeking an experienced Project Manager, who can build the proposal into
an exciting, viable and effective exhibition, publication and
The strategic goals are to increase our communities' knowledge, enjoyment
and appreciation of New Zealand's heritage through its museum
collections, and thereby increase the visibility and relevance of the
This is a large and complex project. The Project Manager will need to
embrace a spirit of whakakotahitanga, coming together with one accord, to
draw together like-minded representatives and experts to work
collaboratively to organise, compile and present the cultural uniqueness
and diversity within Aotearoa New Zealand.
You will be working with professionals from a wide variety of
organisations, bringing together work already done and developing the
concept, feasibility and business case. Our Project Manager will have a
range of experience in the museum sector in New Zealand, including the
ability to work independently, be focussed and diplomatic.
The position is part time for a fixed term, with current funding allowing
for a half full-time equivalent for up to 9 months.
Closing date: 28th March 2008
For further information, please contact:
tel: (64 4) 499 1313
fax: (64 4) 499 6313
mobile: (64 21) 606 135
Level 8, 104 The Terrace
PO Box 10-928
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