1) Public Art and Urban Architecture Exhibition - this weekend,
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Friday 28 November 2008
2) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
3) Launch of the Collaborative Projects Showcase
4) New publications available from GCI's website
5) REMINDER: WA ICOMOS Christmas Drinks - Peel Town Archaeological
6) REMINDER: Secretariat hours, Friday 28 November 2008
7) Senior heritage consultant, Context - applications close
1) Public Art and Urban
Architecture Exhibition - this weekend, Melbourne
9 Artists and Architects interrogate a faux, French 19th Century function
centre named after the 17th Century Dutch painter and built in 1970's
Herbert + Mason
Rembrandt's on Burwood Highway, cnr of Tyner Road, Wantirna,
opposite the Knox City Council Civic Centre Building and Knox City
Melways Map 64 A12
EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 November
EXHIBITION TIMES: 10.00am - 5.00pm
For further information, visit
2) Australia ICOMOS New Membership
Do YOU know anyone who fits into the categories below who may be
interested in joining ICOMOS?
Perhaps you know someone who is undertaking a heritage course, has
started work in the cultural heritage or conservation field, or who is
just interested in ICOMOS. There may be people in your office who are not
members of ICOMOS but have been intending to join.
There are many benefits associated with joining ICOMOS - not only the
fantastic people you will meet and the variety of interesting
conferences, seminars and events held in Australia and internationally,
but there is also a constant exchange of ideas and information, as well
as new contacts and opportunities available.
Membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions and
conferences and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly
bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas,
including state based events, conferences and site visits, as well as
information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities,
course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues
annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment.
Applications for members to join the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee
(EC) are encouraged from all states and territories. For Young
Professional and full Members, the International ICOMOS card gives free
or reduced rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and would like to encourage
students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership.
There are various membership categories and applications can be to be
made to the Secretariat:
Those who are interested in ICOMOS but who do not meet the requirements
for full membership, or else do not have heritage conservation as their
core focus, could apply to become Associates of ICOMOS.
Those at the beginning of a career in architecture, archaeology, planning
or history with 3 years experience and who are under 30 years of age may
be eligible for Young Professional membership at reduced rates.
Heritage professionals, with at least 3 years of heritage experience may
be eligible for full Membership.
The membership forms and details are available on the web page
and from Georgia Meros at the Secretariat, phone 03 9251 7131 or
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. If received after this, they are held over to the
*****Please note: to be considered at the February 2009 Executive
Committee meeting, applications would need to be in to the Secretariat by
15 JANUARY 2009.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING so think about it now...
Please send in applications to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat or if
further information is required contact the Membership Secretary, Helen
3) Launch of the Collaborative
The Collections Council is pleased to announce the launch of the
Collaborative Projects Showcase -
The Showcase aims to inform and inspire people who are considering their
own collaborative project. It also provides an opportunity for
organisations within the collections sector to share their
To search the Collaborative Projects Showcase, visit
For information on how you can submit your project to the Showcase, visit
The Collections Council wishes to extend our gratitude to the
participants who supported and contributed to the development of the
4) New publications available from
The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce two new
publications on conservation documentation for cultural heritage places:
Guiding Principles and Illustrated Examples. These two
publications are available now to download for free from the GCI's
5) REMINDER: 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) REMINDER: Secretariat hours,
Friday 28 November 2008 (today)
On Friday 28 November (today), the Secretariat's office will not
be staffed after 11am.
7) Senior heritage consultant,
Context - applications close today
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 -
firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 2008.
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