Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No.
1) SAVE THE DATES: Friday 21 November and Saturday 22 November
2008 - RSVP deadline 2pm TODAY!!!
For mail order transactions: Australia
ICOMOS now accepts Visa and MasterCard
An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 14 November 2008
2) Half-day heritage workshop at Deakin University, Burwood
3) 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage
Conservation - call for entries
4) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series
5) WA ICOMOS Christmas Drinks - Peel Town Archaeological Site
6) Heritage-related Media Releases - National Library of Australia
7) Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts:
Media Release -
EPBC Act under Independent Review
8) CONFERENCE: Global food crisis - How are international agencies
9) SYMPOSIUM - Cities Nature Justice: dialogues for social
sustainability in public spaces
10) Have your say in the future management of Kingston and Arthur's Vale
Historic Area on Norfolk Island
11) News from ICCROM
12) National Trust of Australia (NSW), Collection Manager
13) Senior heritage consultant, Context
1) SAVE THE DATES: Friday 21
November and Saturday 22 November 2008 - RSVP deadline 2pm TODAY!!
A reminder to keep these dates free for the Australia ICOMOS AGM
weekend and make your plans now to come to Melbourne!
Friday 21 November 2008
International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage
(TICCIH) meeting from 11.00 to 1.00pm.
- Australian members of
ICOMOS International Scientific Committees half day workshop from 2.15
to 5.45 pm (please note time changes).
Both events will be held at the same city venue (Heritage Victoria) and
any interested people are welcome.
**PLEASE NOTE FURTHER INFORMATION BELOW PERTAINING
ISC HALF DAY WORKSHOP
**FLYER ATTACHED TO THIS
EMAIL CONTAINS FURTHER INFORMATION STILL
Meeting of Australian members of ICOMOS
International Scientific Committees
21 November 2008
Venue: Level 4, Room 11, 8 Nicholson Street, Melbourne
Time: 2.15pm - 5.45 pm
The meeting includes those recently elected or whose applications are
under consideration and other people interested in the work of the
The meeting is expected to be an annual activity in the Australia ICOMOS
The Eger-Xi'an principles describe the ISCs as
'the vehicles through which ICOMOS brings together, develops and
serves its worldwide membership according to fields of specialised
interest. ICOMOS expects the ISCs to be at the heart of scientific
inquiry and exchange in their domains and to share knowledge among them
and foster a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage protection and
The draft objectives of the meeting are to consider ways in which
Australia ICOMOS, and the Australian members of ISCs, can foster:
- The work if the ISCs and the scientific
- The fields of specialised interest in
- The sharing of knowledge and the
multidisciplinary-approach to heritage protection and conservation
Suggestions for topics for discussion are invited from members of ISCs
A DRAFT Agenda for discussions will be circulated soon.
The meeting will be attended by Kristal Buckley, a Vice President of
ICOMOS; Peter Phillips, President of the Australian National Committee;
two Presidents or secretariats of ISCs; and many Australian members of
Members who have not responded, or not received the invitation (by
inadvertent oversight) are asked to advise Meredith Walker
email@example.com with a copy to Sue Jackson-Stepowski
Saturday 22 November 2008
Free ICOMOS events in Carlton for MEMBERS ONLY
- Tour of World Heritage
listed Royal Exhibition Building conducted by the Museum of Victoria
12.30 to 1.30pm
- World Heritage Seminar
from 2.00 to 4.00pm - see attached flyer for further information
- Australia ICOMOS Annual
General Meeting at 4.30pm followed by drinks
Dinner at Lincoln Hotel, Carlton, from 7.30pm
Three courses, $60 per head plus pay for own drinks
RSVP essential for all events to the Secretariat, email
leave a phone message including name and contact number to (03) 9251
RSVP by 2pm Friday 14 November 2008
Please note: when RSVPing for the dinner, please advise of any
dietary requirements and whether or not partners will be
2) Half-day heritage workshop at
Deakin University, Burwood
The Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin
University, with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash
University presents a half-day workshop:
Heritage, tourism, development
The workshop will examine the links and tensions between heritage
preservation, tourism and development, with a particular focus on Asia
and the Pacific. Case studies will include Cambodia, Laos, PNG, Vietnam,
Nepal and Pacific Island states.
10am-3pm, Wednesday 19th November, 2008
Richard Searby Room, hd2.006
Deakin University Burwood Campus
Pay parking is available on campus (coins required)
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP (To Colin Long,
indicate if staying for lunch
Tim Winter, University of Sydney
Anita Smith, La Trobe University
Bruce Scates, NCAS, Monash University
Paul Rogers, ex-Netherlands Development Organisation
Keir Reeves, Monash University
Bill Logan, Deakin University
Caroline McLachlan, Deakin University
3) 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific
Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - call for entries
Entries are now being accepted for the 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific
Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. The awards programme,
in its tenth 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
For further information, visit
4) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra
The Problem of Human Remains on the ANZAC
Dr Peter Dowling
National Trust (ACT)
During five visits to the Anzac battlefields at Gallipoli between 2003
and 2008, Dr Dowling found human remains on the surface in several areas
which are highly frequented by visitors. In April 2008 alone, 8,000
people visited these areas.
In such areas of high visitation the exposed bones run the risk of being
crushed by the wheels of tourist coaches, or worse by illegal collection
and removal. The National Trust regards this as unacceptable.
Dr Dowling will provide an overview of the nature and significance of the
Anzac battlefields. He will then discuss the issue of human remains and
will outline a survey methodology to detect and manage human bone visible
on the surface in specific areas noted for high tourist visitation and
Members and the public are welcome. Refreshments available.
This is part of a series of talks organised in Canberra by Australia
Time & Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Thursday 27 November - the
talk will actually start at 5.30.
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East
Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side).
RSVP: To Duncan Marshall at
5) WA ICOMOS Christmas Drinks -
Peel Town Archaeological Site
Arguably one of the most important archaeological finds in WA, Dr
Shane Burke and a team of volunteers have worked on the site for the past
2 years, but they have only just begun. The site has been dated to 1830,
the first year of European settlement in WA and has already unearthed a
rich collection of material and structural remains. It is anticipated
that the excavations will continue for a decade.
Shane will give members and friends a tour of this important site and
discuss a range of issues that have had to be dealt with to protect the
Meet at the car park opposite the Naval Base Shacks
Date & Time: Wednesday 3 December, 5.30 pm
Cost: Members $12, non-members $15
Refreshments will be served after the tour
To RSVP or for more information contact Anne on
(08) 9212 1116 by Friday 28 November.
6) Heritage-related Media Releases
- National Library of Australia website
To view nine recent media releases concerning the awarding of
grants to various groups in all states and territories, visit
7) Department of the Environment,
Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media Release -
EPBC Act under Independent Review
Environment Minister, Peter Garrett tonight used a speech to
the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
to announce that the national environment legislation - the Environment
Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act - would undergo
Mr Garrett said the review was the first since the Act commenced
operation almost a decade ago and comes at a critical time for the nation
as the threat of climate change and environmental degradation put some of
our most important natural assets at risk.
"From the savannahs of the north, to the Great Barrier Reef and down to
the rainforests of Tasmania - we all have a responsibility to protect our
environment and rich biodiversity and this review will help ensure that
we have the settings and balance right.
"The Rudd Labor Government is alive to the threats and to the challenges
ahead, and this is a timely opportunity to work with stakeholders across
the nation and hear their views about the operation of this important
piece of legislation.
"Mr Garrett said the review was a statutory requirement and would be led
by Dr Allan Hawke and an expert panel comprising the Hon Paul Stein AM,
Professor Tim Bonyhady, Professor Mark Burgman and MsRosemary
"This panel, led by Dr Hawke, will assess the effectiveness of the Act in
meeting its objectives, including: the protection of the environment,
biological diversity and natural and cultural heritage.
"They will also examine the way federal legislation interacts with
relevant state and territory lawswith a view to ensuring that
environmental regulatory regimes indifferent jurisdictions are harmonized
to operate in a streamlined and efficient manner.
"Mr Garrett said to ensure consideration of a wide range of views, public
submissions would invited up until the 19thof December, with details on
how to participate in the review available at
The review will be completed by 31 October 2009.
8) CONFERENCE: Global food crisis
- How are international agencies responding?
Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe St.
Wednesday 10 December, 2008 9 am to 6 pm
A conference for aid workers, consultants, teachers and students.
Who should attend: International NGOs, industry consultants, domestic
NGOs, academics teachers and tertiary students. The conference will
provide networking and professional development opportunities for those
in the aid sector. Please note that places are limited.
Times: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Angliss Conference Centre, Fifth Floor, 555 La Trobe
Cost: $100 full registration, $50 concession.
For further information and to download the Registration Form, visit
9) SYMPOSIUM - Cities Nature
Justice: dialogues for social sustainability in public spaces
DATE: 10 - 12 December 2008
HOSTED BY: Transforming Cultures Research Centre
VENUE: UTS Blackfriars Campus, Blackfriars Street,
Cities Nature Justice is a 3-day international symposium addressing
the social science and science of sustainability. A key question for
conference attendees will be: Can social sustainability be achieved at
the same time as environmental sustainability? Building on the success of
the Landscapes of Meaning symposium hosted by TfC in October 2006, Cities
Nature Justice will similarly bring together environmental activists,
advocates and communicators from India, China, South East Asia, Australia
and the United States to discuss new approaches to understanding city
environmental issues by bringing both social science and science to bear
on key questions of public space, water and social justice.
Detailed conference information:
Directions to Blackfriars Campus:
10) Have your say on the future
management of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area on Norfolk
The Australian Government, in consultation with the Norfolk Island
Government and the KAVHA Board, is undertaking a governance review of the
Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Site on Norfolk Island, a potential
world heritage site and a site that has local, national and international
significance, and is seeking submissions from heritage practitioners and
the general public.
Terms of reference for the review can be obtained from the
www.ag.gov.au or contacting the
Department on (02) 6218 6957.
Public submissions are invited from interested heritage practitioners and
may be lodged by email to
KAVHAreview@ag.gov.au or by
post to KAVHA Review, Territories East Branch, Attorney-General's
Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600 by
31 December 2008.
11) News from ICCROM
ARIS 2009 - Architectural Records, Inventories and Information
Systems for Conservation
Applications are now open for the ARIS 2009 course on 'Architectural
Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation', to be
held in Rome, Italy from 2 September - 2 October 2009.
Application deadline: 16 February 2009
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics.
Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
Sharing conservation decisions course begins in Rome
ICCROM's 'Sharing Conservation Decisions' international course
started in Rome on 3 November .
ATHAR Programme regional course begins in Sharjah
The 3rd Regional Course on 'Conservation and Management of Heritage
Sites in the Arab Region' opened today in Sharjah under the patronage of
H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme
Council of UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
New Director General of ICOM
Julien Anfruns has been appointed as the new Director General of the
International Council of Museums (ICOM).
MOSAIKON: Conservation of mosaics in the Mediterranean
ICCROM hosted a partners' meeting to finalize a strategy for the
conservation of mosaics in the Mediterranean region (MOSAIKON).
International Workshop on Heritage Sites Management Practices
The results of this workshop will be presented and discussed in an
open debate on 24 October in Herculaneum, Italy..
CollAsia 2010 - Conservation and context: collections and their
A two-week national training activity on 'Conservation and context:
Collections and their heritage sites' is being launched in Siem Reap,
Kingdom of Cambodia.
News from SOIMA: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections
The preservation of sound and image collections of the early
twentieth century was the focus of a meeting in the National Museum
Institute, New Delhi.
ATHAR: architectural conservation course in Jerusalem begins
The establishment of a Training Institute for Architectural
Conservation in Jerusalem took a step closer to fruition today with the
start of a pilot course in Jerusalem on Architectural Conservation.
New PDF: Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural
The second in the series of management guidelines and manuals for
World Cultural Heritage, this volume addresses the issue of risk
preparedness in both general and specific terms.
INTERN - Aleksandra Dzikic Nikolic
Aleksandra Dzikic Nikolic, from Serbia, has taken up a two and a half
months internship in ICCROM.
OBITUARY - Father Michele Piccirillo
Father Michele Piccirillo played a major role in the excavation of
Christian religious sites in Palestine and Jordan, especially at Mount
Nebo in Madaba, where he was one of the founders of the Mosaic School.
12) National Trust of Australia
(NSW), Collection Manager
Full time appointment
(Ref No. 14/08)
This is a key hands-on role in the National Trust of Australia (NSW), a
heritage organisation which is embarking on a significant program of
positive change management.
The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is a community-based non-government
organisation, committed to promoting and conserving Australia's built
natural and cultural heritage through its advocacy, conservation and
The overall responsibility of the Collection Manager is to assist with
the management of the Trusts 30,000 item collection. The position will
form a key part of the Museums and Galleries team of staff and volunteers
who manage Trust heritage and cultural assets across the state. Major
tasks include the operation of the Vernon Collection Management software
program, provision of technical support to property managers and
volunteer committees on collection management issues and coordination of
across organisations initiatives including the acquisition and sale of
The successful candidate will be degree qualified and will require at
least five years high calibre broad, generalist experience in a similar
Package to $75,000 inclusive of superannuation and potential tax
benefits, centrally located in The Rocks, Sydney, flexible work
Please email a covering letter and resume to Richard Wesley at
firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday 5 December
13) Senior heritage consultant,
Context is looking for an experienced heritage consultant to be
part of our team working on a range of interesting heritage projects,
- local heritage studies
- municipal heritage
plans and strategies
- conservation management
heritage processes: consultation, workshops etc
- social significance
- Indigenous heritage
management: places, policies, research
You would be part of a small, specialist team, working for existing and
new clients. Communication skills are important as you would have direct
client contact, and be managing project teams comprising internal and
external consultants. You would need skills in time management,
delegation, creative and strategic thinking, and working
The right person will have broad experience and well-honed skills in
heritage assessment, planning and management. Your specialisation could
be in one of many relevant disciplines, including: planning and policy,
cultural landscapes, architecture, history, archaeology, urban or rural
geography, or other allied field.
Previous work as a consultant, including project management, would be a
distinct advantage. Suitable applicants will have 5-8+ years
As well as heritage, Context works in the fields of community and
environment, and others on our team offer skills in facilitation,
community information, consultation, environmental policy and planning,
education and training and change management and more!
The position is full-time, and based in Brunswick (Victoria). Some travel
locally and interstate is involved.
While we are looking for someone to join our in-house team, we are also
always interested in talking with other consultants about possible
General enquiries about the position can be directed to David Speller -
email@example.com - 03 9380 6933. Our website offers a
good overview of the firm -
Please send an application - including a letter addressing your
interests in Context and the requirements described above plus your
resume - to David Speller by email or by post (Context Pty Ltd, 22 Merri
Street, Brunswick 3056) no later than Friday 28 November
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