1) Australia ICOMOS Update
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No.
For mail order transactions: Australia
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 5 December 2008
2) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
3) KEEPING THE PAST PUBLIC: the Documentation and Conservation of
Modern Places - registration open
4) GCI Bulletin - available online
5) Port Arthur Success at Tourism Awards
6) The Talk about Town: Urban Lives and Oral Sources in 20th
Century Australia - call for papers
7) Cultural Heritage courses at Curtin University of
8) EOI sought for Significance Assessment project - to support
understanding and management of collections holding Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal cultural heritage material
9) Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts:
Media Release -
Australia Helping Cambodia Protect World Heritage Icon
10) News from ICCROM
11) Senior Conservation Project Officer, Port Arthur Historic Site
12) Heritage Planner, Lovell Chen, Melbourne
1) Australia ICOMOS Update
The final meeting of the outgoing Executive Committee (EC) was
held in Melbourne two weekends ago, in conjunction with the Annual
General Meeting (AGM) and the first meeting of the new Executive.
We said farewell to retiring EC members Susan Jackson-Stepowski and
Algnieshka Kiera, and welcomed newly elected members Jane Ainsworth, Anne
Brake and Peter Romey. They will join continuing members David Bridgman,
Anthony Coupe, Jane Harrington, Timothy Hubbard, Helen Lardner, Sue
McIntyre-Tamwoy, Peter Phillips, Anita Krivickas, Graeme Wiffen, Helen
Wilson, Catherine Brouwer and Liz Vines.
At the first meeting of the new Executive, the officer bearers elected
for the coming year were Sue McIntyre-Tamwoy (President), Helen Lardner
(Vice-President), Graeme Wiffen (Secretary) and Anita Krivickas
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) KEEPING THE PAST PUBLIC: the
Documentation and Conservation of Modern Places - registration open
Registrations are now open for the International Symposium and
KEEPING THE PAST PUBLIC: the Documentation and
Conservation of Modern Places
4 - 6 February 2009
University of Melbourne
Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
FREE PUBLIC LECTURES:
Jolyon Leslie (Aga Khan Cultural Trust, Afghanistan)
"Cultural Space in Contemporary Afghanistan"
WED 4 Feb @ 6.00 (Sisalkraft Theatre, Arch Building)
John Allen (Avanti Architects,UK)
"Private Privilege - Public Duty: Examples of English experience in
THURS 5 Feb @ 6.00 (Sisalkraft Theatre, Arch Building)
SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL PLENARY SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Hilde Heynen (K U Leuven)
"Designing welfare. The reconfiguration of public space in Flanders
Miles Glendinning (Royal College of Art,Edinburgh)
"The Forgotten Revolution? Northern Ireland's Heritage of Modern
Elain Harwood (English Heritage)
"Protecting Post-War Heritage in England"
Laretna Adishakti ((Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
"The conservation management of Borobudur and surrounding
*** And a number of expert architects, conservationists and historians
from around Australia and NZ who will present papers and panel
This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges surrounding the
documentation and conservation of twentieth century sites, including
individual buildings, townscapes and communities. Emphasis will be
focused on the architectural legacy of Modernism, in all its
international guises, and on public sites. These discussions on Modern
sites will be complemented by other presentations on the management of
townscapes in contexts that are much older (for instance Afghanistan and
Indonesia), but that face fundamental challenges presented by twentieth
century effects of war and globalization.
The symposium public lectures, panels and plenary presentations will
chart the processes of conservation through the themes of
"Documentation", "Heritage Policy and Implementation"
and "Conservation and Re-Use". Individual Invited speakers span
a wide breadth of international experience from academic historians and
conservation architects, to heritage practitioners and
The symposium is being hosted by the Faculty of Architecture Building and
Planning, and the School of Historical Studies at the University of
Melbourne. The event is being generously sponsored and supported by: the
Australian Research Council, the University of Melbourne, the Australian
Academy of Humanities; Docomomo Australia, the Heritage Council of
Victoria, and the Ian Potter Foundation. The symposium is convened by Dr
Hannah Lewi with Prof Philip Goad, Prof Kate Darian-Smith, Dr David
Nichols and Assoc Prof Julie Willis.
www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/past-public for full details of the program
and registration form.
Contact symposium convener Dr Hannah Lewi,
email@example.com for other
4) GCI Bulletin - available
To read the December issue of the GCI bulletin, visit
5) Port Arthur Success at Tourism
The Port Arthur Historic Site has been awarded as Tasmania's
leading major tourism attraction for the ninth consecutive year. The
Historic Site also took out the award for best Heritage and Cultural
Tourism at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards held in Hobart on Friday
The Historic Site attracted nearly 255,000 daytime visitors in 2007-08
and more than 49,000 people took the Historic Ghost Tour.
All PAHSMA personnel extend their congratulations to all nominees and
winners in the Tourism Awards.
Recognition for contribution to the community
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority was also a finalist in
the Business Achievement category of the Tasmanian Community Achievement
Awards held over the weekend.
Cast your vote in The Australian Travel and Tourism Awards
The Port Arthur Historic Site is nominated as a finalist in the Best
Heritage Tourism category of these national awards which are voted by
readers of The Australian newspaper.
If you would like to cast your vote, you can obtain a form from The
Weekend Australian or vote online at
You may also wish to also show your support for other leading Tasmanian
tourism operations nominated in the awards: Maria Island Walks,
Hatherley House, The Islington Hotel, Bay of Fires Walk, The Lodge at
Tarraleah, Stillwater Restaurant and the Mill Providore and Daniel
Alps at Strathlyn
Voting closes on 17 December, and the winners will be announced on 17
January, so vote now at
6) The Talk about Town: Urban
Lives and Oral Sources in 20th Century Australia -
call for papers
27-28 August 2009, at the State Library of
Victoria and Melbourne Museum
Sponsored by the State Library of Victoria, the Monash University
Institute for Public History, Museum Victoria, the University of
Melbourne's School of Historical Studies and Macquarie University's
Department of Modern History.
The Talk about Town: Urban Lives and Oral Sources in Twentieth Century
Australia invites researchers and professionals working on life in
Australian cities since 1900 to come together and reflect on their
projects. It hopes to encourage participants to think about the
significance of the urban context, whether or not it is the primary focus
of their research. In particular, researchers working with personal
sources in fields such as oral history, life history and immigration, are
encouraged to look at the way that urban settings have shaped the stories
they have been told.
Postgraduate students and professionals working with history are
particularly encouraged to participate.
The Talk about Town is delighted to welcome distinguished oral and
urban historian Alessandro Portelli, Professor of American literature at
the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', as keynote speaker. Professor
Portelli is the author of a number of influential studies in oral history
and popular memory including The Order Has Already Been Carried Out:
History, Memory and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome (Palgrave
Macmillan, 2003) and The Death of Luigi Trastulli: Form and Meaning in
Oral History (State University of New York Press, 1991). >From
2002 to 2008, he served as advisor to the mayor of Rome for the
preservation and promotion of the city's historical memory, and is
currently co-manager of Rome's House of History and Memory.
The Talk about Town offers a rich and stimulating conference
program, to be hosted by the State Library of Victoria and Museum
Victoria, on 27-28 August 2009. Day one of the conference will feature a
series of parallel sessions and a keynote address by Professor Portelli.
Day two of the conference will feature further parallel sessions, a
number of workshops led by experts in urban and oral history, and
additional events including walking tours of inner Melbourne and a guided
tour of 'The Melbourne Story' at Melbourne Museum.
Following the conference, participants are encouraged to submit articles
based on their conference presentations for consideration for publication
in a special issue of a refereed journal.
Persons wishing to present papers at the conference should send 200
word abstracts (for a 20 minute presentation), to Kerrie Alexander at
firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 31 December
For inquiries about the conference, or proposals for panels, please
contact the organising committee via
7) Cultural Heritage courses at
Curtin University of Technology
Thinking of upgrading your heritage qualifications?
Cultural Heritage is a fast changing field offering employment in
heritage sites, museums, The National Trust, local and state government,
historical research and, for those with an appropriate prior degree,
architecture and art galleries.
Study at Curtin for a Masters Degree (three semesters full time) or
Graduate Diploma (two semesters full time).
Curtin's Cultural Heritage courses can be taken either full or part-time
and also in distance mode (on-line).
We offer small classes and specialised supervision.
For more information please contact Dr Jennifer Harris
8) EOI sought for Significance
Assessment project - to support understanding and management of
collections holding Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural heritage
Expressions of Interest are sought to deliver a project managed by
two Victorian Government agencies within the Department of Planning and
Community Development, Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and Heritage Victoria.
The project aims to assist community collecting organisations holding
both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural material, so the collections
can be better understood, managed, and used by local communities.
The project will have three main components:
- Significance assessment
of the Burke Museum collection in Beechworth, Victoria. (This regional
museum holds an important collection of Aboriginal
artefacts, along with an extensive
library of documents, records and photographs relating to the settlement
and development of the local township, as well
as collections relating to gold mining, and Chinese settlement).
- Development of guidance
material to assist community heritage collectors with their management
and curatorial responsibilities; and
- Identification of
issues that need to be considered by heritage practitioners when
assessing heritage collections that contain Aboriginal cultural material.
Please find the brief and 2 appendices
(appendix 1 and appendix
3) attached to this email.
Submissions must be received by: 12 noon on 12 January 2009.
Expressions of Interest will be accepted electronically and should be
or in hardcopy to the Heritage Victoria Reception Desk, Level 4, 55
Collins Street, Melbourne.
Applicants are encouraged to seek partnering opportunities with other
heritage practitioners to ensure that the project's requirements are
Heritage Victoria (until 24 December 2008) \
Manager, Strategic Projects
Level 4, 55 Collins Street
Ph: 9637 9293
Aboriginal Affairs Victoria
Manager, Heritage Planning
Aboriginal Affairs Victoria
Level 9, 1 Spring Street,
Ph: 03 9208 3296
9) Department of the Environment,
Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media Release -
Australia Helping Cambodia Protect World Heritage Icon
The Australian Government today announced $1.13 million to assist the
Cambodian Government to better protect Angkor Wat, one of the world's
most outstanding heritage sites.
The Angkor World Heritage site is visited by more than two million people
each year. As a significant archaeological and cultural centre containing
the remains of the capitals of the Khmer Empire, it is under pressure
from its high tourist traffic and the rapid development of neighbouring
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett and
Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, Bob
McMullan, today made the announcement as part of the Government's efforts
to assist countries in the Asia-Pacific region maintain their World
"This project is part of Australia's program to build the capacity of
countries in the Asia-Pacific region to better look after their very
special World Heritage sites - places that are of outstanding universal
value to all humankind," Mr Garrett said.
"Working with the Royal Government of Cambodia to ensure that Angkor is
appropriately maintained, will not only protect this universally
significant site for future generations, but will ensure that it
continues to attract visitors from all over the world to experience its
"Ensuring Angkor is maintained and protected will help to make sure
visitors from all over the world can continue to experience this
universally significant site, which brings major economic and social
benefits to Cambodia."
Mr McMullan said careful management of Angkor is critical to preserving
its World Heritage value as well as its potential as an ongoing source of
economic development to help reduce poverty in Cambodia.
"Angkor is Cambodia's most valuable tourism and heritage asset. This
initiative will help local communities boost their incomes by
participating in the tourism industry, drawing on their unique culture
and history," Mr McMullan said.
"Through projects like the Heritage Management Framework we are working
with the Royal Government of Cambodia to improve its capacity to manage
the future sustainability of heritage sites."
Australia's contribution has been made through UNESCO's World Heritage
Centre to help fund the Angkor Heritage Management Framework. The
framework is designed to strengthen the technical expertise and
governance of the Cambodian Government managing agency, APSARA, so that
the benefits of tourism and development at Angkor can be shared fairly,
as well as to ensure environmental protection.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has also committed approximately
AUD$900,000 towards this work.
Emphasising the urgent need for a strong management plan for Angkor and
for other major Cambodian heritage sites, Deputy Prime Minister and Chair
of APSARA National Authority Sok An said: "Cambodia is very proud of its
cultural heritage and is very pleased that the Australian Government is
supporting the development of a sustainable future for this World
Heritage site. This important initiative will help us to strengthen the
management of Angkor and our national heritage management."
The project builds on development initiatives led by Sydney University -
the 'Greater Angkor Project' and the 'Living with Heritage
Project'. Australian consultants have been involved in the
development of the Angkor Heritage Management Framework, coordinated
through UNESCO's World Heritage Centre.
10) News from ICCROM
MARC-AL 2009 - First Latin American Course on the Conservation of
Applications are now open for the MARC-AL 2009 the first Latin
American course on 'Conservation of Modern Architecture', to be held in
Brazil from 2 March - 27 November 2009.
Application deadline: 2 February 2009
ARIS 2009 - Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems
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.
ICCROM Council: 75th meeting
The ICCROM Council met in Rome from 16-19 November for its 75th
News from the Sharing conservation decisions course
The second week of the course was dedicated to the analysis and
understanding of heritage issues, their significance, and their contexts.
LATAM proposals now online
The ICCROM LATAM programme was launched in Cartagena de Indias,
Colombia in July 2008.
AFRICA 2009: Impact assessment and heritage course in Sudan
ICCROM hosted a partners' meeting to finalize a strategy for the
conservation of mosaics in the Mediterranean region (MOSAIKON).
OBITUARY - Sir Bernard M. Feilden
Sad news struck ICCROM on Friday with the loss of Sir Bernard M.
Feilden, former Director of ICCROM.
11) Senior Conservation Project
Officer, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Senior Conservation Project Officer (SCPO031208)
Department of Conservation and Infrastructure
Salary: $65,774 per annum
Job Type: Permanent full-time
Closing Date: Friday 19 December 2008
Location: Port Arthur, TAS
Port Arthur Historic Site Staff Agreement 2004, Professional Stream Level
Job kits (including Statement of Duties and Selection Criteria) can be
obtained from the Human Resources Co-ordinator (contact details below) or
Duties: Carry out and supervise capital and maintenance
works relating to both the conservation of historic fabric and the
provision of site infrastructure and ensure that the cultural and
heritage values of the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Coal Mines
Historic Site are maintained and protected. Contribute to the
establishment of PAHSMA as a centre of excellence in the conservation and
interpretation of a cultural heritage place of international
Desirable Requirements: Degree in Architecture or a related
discipline or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the authority.
Enquiries to: Jane Harrington, Director Conservation &
Infrastructure, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Port
Arthur, Tasmania 7182, phone (03) 6251 2330, fax (03) 6251 2322, mobile
0409 344 598, email
Applications (addressing selection criteria) to: Jane Bale,
Human Resources Coordinator, Port Arthur Historic Site Management
Authority, Port Arthur Tasmania 7182, phone (03) 6251 2357, fax (03) 6251
12) Heritage Planner, Lovell Chen,
Lovell Chen is a well respected Melbourne based firm of Architects
and Heritage Consultants with more than 25 years' experience in design
We are currently seeking a qualified Planner with experience and/or
interest in heritage conservation. Ideally you will have at least 2
-3 years professional experience in a heritage planning context.
The successful candidate's time will be spent working on a variety of
heritage projects in a team environment. Important to the role will
be a willingness to undertake diverse tasks, including field practice,
report preparation, historical research and project management.
You should possess initiative, a positive attitude, good research skills,
and ability to think logically and creatively coupled with strong verbal
and written communication skills. You are required to be conversant
with the relevant statutory frameworks, including the Planning and
Environment Act and Heritage Act and preferably the Environment
Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
An intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and
Photoshop is preferred.
Your salary will be commensurate with your skill level and
Please forward your CV to Ms Delwyn Lloyd, Finance/Admin Manager via
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