Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 371
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Friday 30 January 2009

1)  Australia ICOMOS Intern to US ICOMOS

2)  World Heritage Day VICOMITES Tour

3)  Report on international survey: “the workflow and concept of international cooperation for cultural heritage”

4)  Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media Release – Grassroots Support Protects Tassie Habitat

5)  News from the ICOMOS Documentation Centre

6)  Link to IFLA News Brief #15

7)  Conference announcement – Industrial Strength: Conserving Canada's Industrial Heritage, October 2009, Canada

8)  News from ICOMOS International Secretariat


Situations Vacant...

9)  Architectural Historian, heritage ALLIANCE, Melbourne


1) Australia ICOMOS Intern to US ICOMOS


Members of Australia ICOMOS are invited to apply for nomination by the AI Executive Committee to the US ICOMOS Summer Intern Program.  US ICOMOS will only consider an Australian candidate for the internship who has been nominated by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat.  Applications must be submitted through the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat. 


Members must be full members of AI, aged between 25 and 35 years and have appropriate credentials.  Other conditions and criteria apply and these can be obtained from Timothy Hubbard, the Executive Committee member responsible for the liaising with US ICOMOS about the Program.  He can be contacted by phone on (03) 5568 2623 and by email at  Information about the 2008 Program can be obtained from the US ICOMOS web site at


The Executive Committee must make its recommendation to US ICOMOS by early February 2008.  Any Australia ICOMOS member who is interested in participating in the Program should lodge an expression of interest, addressed to Timothy Hubbard at the Secretariat by Monday 2 February 2009.  The US ICOMOS closing date for applications is late January 2009.  All applicants will be notified by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat on the outcome of their application.


On completion of the US ICOMOS internship, the successful applicant must provide a report (written, electronic or formal presentation) to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat discussing their experience and how the internship contributed to their professional development, and in particular how they consider the experience will assist them in contributing to the conservation of Australia’s cultural heritage.


PLEASE NOTE: The Australian candidate for this internship must be recommended by the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee/Secretariat – please do not apply directly to US ICOMOS.


2) World Heritage Day VICOMITES Tour


A special two-day tour of the fortifications around Port Phillip Heads is being arranged for Victorian members of Australia ICOMOS to celebrate World Heritage Day on Saturday 18 April 2009.  The tour will start at 9.00 am from Queenscliff, travel to South Channel Fort by charter boat and then on to Portsea for a picnic lunch and to visit Point Nepean Marine National Park, returning to Queenscliff late on Saturday afternoon.  There will be some socializing on Saturday night.  On Sunday morning, we will have a detailed tour of Fort Queenscliffe before a quick look at Point Lonsdale.  The tour will finish early on Sunday afternoon allowing people to travel home.  We also expect to have some special social events and a lecture on the Guns and Cannon of south-west Victoria given by Jane Ainsworth, one of the Australian members of IcoFort, the ICOMOS ISC which deals with military heritage.


South Channel Fort is one of the most significant and interesting military sites in Australia with important international connections.  It is very difficult to access.  Expert interpretation will be available.  This is a rare opportunity.  The tour is a result of research into the fortifications at Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland.  A second tour of those fortifications may follow later in the year.


Places are strictly limited and, because the charter boat must be booked and confirmed soon, anyone who is interested should register their interest with Timothy Hubbard by email on or by phone on (03) 5568 2623 as soon as possible.  The cost of the boat hire is about $120 per person.  Other costs will include some food and incidentals.  People will be responsible for their own accommodation and evening meals although group reservations will be made at a Queenscliff motel and restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights. 


3) Report on international survey: “the workflow and concept of international cooperation for cultural heritage”


On Thursday 29 January a gathering of NSW members met with Yumi Isabelle AKIEDA and Hisano TOYOSHIMA of the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC). The purpose was to assist with an international survey about “the workflow and concept of international cooperation for cultural heritage”.  Some topics discussed included:


•     how Australian actors plan and carry out international cooperation projects,

•     how various tiers of Australian government works together with international NGOs such as ICOMOS,

•     how human resource management and heritage training are dealt with, and

•     what are the issues and major concerns/challenges for implementing international cooperation projects.

Afterwards some members had a delightful dinner with our guests followed by a view of the Sydney Opera House.


We thank GML for providing the venue and refreshments.  A thank you also to Australia ICOMOS members in Canberra and Melbourne who assisted with the survey in various ways at short notice.


Sue Jackson-Stepowski

Event Co-ordinator


4) Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media Release – Grassroots Support Protects Tassie Habitat


An island refuge in Tasmania’s Huon River will now be added to Australia’s National Reserve System – our nation’s most secure way of protecting native habitat.


Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Member for Franklin Julie Collins today launched the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s Egg Islands Reserve in Franklin, 45 kilometres south west of Hobart.


Mr Garrett said the Australian Government provided $200,000 to help establish the reserve, with hundreds of donors from around Australia pitching in to donate the rest.


“The Egg Islands Reserve is testament to an incredible conservation partnership – 125 hectares of bushland protected forever through contributions from families, business donors and government,” Mr Garrett said.


“The Rudd Labor Government has dedicated $180 million through the Caring for our Country program for projects just like this right around the country, ensuring that some of our most environmentally important sites are conserved and protected.


“The reserve we are here to launch today protects vital habitat for the rare Australasian bittern, whose booming twilight call is thought by many to be the origin of the bunyip legend. The islands are a mosaic of wetland habitat and endangered black gum forest, criss-crossed by misty channels that visitors can explore in row boats.”


Ms Collins said she applauded the efforts of the Tasmanian Land Council, the local community and donors from right around Australia for their efforts in the ongoing conservation of Egg Island.


“I am delighted that this special 125 hectares of Tasmanian countryside will now become part of Australia’s National Reserve System which the Government plans to increase by 25 per cent to 125 million hectares by 2013.”


Ms Collins and Mr Garrett encouraged the community to similarly support the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s next fundraising challenge – conserving the Vale of Belvoir.


“Today kick starts fundraising to protect the Vale of Belvoir – a 500 hectare grassy valley that is the last of its kind in the world,” Mr Garrett said.


“The Vale is a huge priority for addition to the National Reserve System – the Australian Government has provided $800,000 towards its purchase but a further $600,000 is needed to protect and manage it into the future.”


Lying in the shadow of Cradle Mountain, the Vale of Belvoir is a thriving mix of native grassland and old growth rainforest. It is home to the vulnerable Tasmanian devil and was the site of some of the last credible sightings of the now-extinct Tasmanian tiger.


Nathan Males from the Tasmanian Land Conservancy said the Government’s $800,000 is a huge step but they still need all the help their donors can offer.


“Protecting the Vale has been flagged as the Tasmanian conservation triumph of the 21st century – the chance to secure its future is enormously valuable,” Mr Males said.


For more information visit


5) News from the ICOMOS Documentation Centre


We are pleased to announce that INORA, the International Newsletter on Rock Art, under the auspices of Comité International d'Art Rupestre (CAR–ICOMOS), Union Internationale des Sciences préhistoriques-Protohistoriques (UISPP) and Association pour le Rayonnement de l'art pariétal européen (ARAPE), is now available online in the website of the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre.


Edited by Dr Jean Clottes, Former Director of the Chauvet Research Team, funded (or subsidized, or sponsored) by the Ministère de la Culture and the Département de l’Ariège, the newsletter presents the latest discoveries of rock art from around the world. It provides a platform for discussion and debate of current theories and controversies. It examines past, present and future documentation and dating techniques, and their interpretation.


All the issues of the newsletter – apart from those published in 2007 and 2008 – have been digitized by the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre and made available on the website. From now on, the full text of the newsletter is available at the following address:


Next issues of the newsletter will be made available on the website in full text.

However, the newsletters published during the last two years will not be available online. To get access to the most recent issues, people will need to subscribe.


For more information about the subscription to INORA, please write to Dr. Jean Clottes (


Dr. Jean Clottes (INORA Editor)

Jose Garcia Vicente (Manager of the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre)


6) Link to IFLA News Brief #15

To view the above newsletter (and other IFLA News Briefs), visit and click on the relevant link.


7) Conference announcement – Industrial Strength: Conserving Canada's Industrial Heritage, October 2009, Canada


Industrial Strength: Conserving Canada's Industrial Heritage

21-24 October 2009

Hamilton, Ontario


"Industrial Strength" will be national conference that brings together conservation specialists, industrial heritage site operators, planners, historians and all those actively involved in preserving Canada's industrial past.  The three-day event will provide a forum to exchange ideas, share experiences and explore directions for the future of industrial heritage conservation in Canada. There will also be time to visit some nearby sites that have made this area an industrial heartland since the early 19th century.


Log on to for more information.  If you wish to have your name added to the electronic mailing list and receive updates on the conference, please contact:


The conference is sponsored by Parks Canada in support of the 63 industrial sites that have been designated as National Historic Sites and by the City of Hamilton in celebration of the 150th anniversary of municipal drinking water in Hamilton.  The conference is also supported by the newly-formed Industrial Heritage Working group that is jointly affiliated with ICOMOS Canada and TICCIH.*


Conference Co-chairs


Ian Kerr-Wilson

Manager Museums and Heritage Presentation, City of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario


Janet Wright

Canadian Representative to TICCIH* and

Heritage Resource Planner, Parks Canada, Calgary, Alberta

* TICCIH – The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage


8) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat



ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Vernacular Architecture (CIAV): Annual meeting and International Scientific Conference: The Vernacular and the Multicultural Dialogue


19-24 May 2009, Transylvania (Romania)


Call for papers:

•     contributions for the two days of conference are requested to be announced as soon as possible

•     deadline for abstracts and/or written presentations: February, 15, 2009


Post conference tour:

•     ICOMOS-CIAV members interested in a post conference tour: Transsylvania, WH position villages with fortified churches,  Maramures WH position wooden churches, and Moldavia (Bukovina) WH position churches with exterior mural paintings (5 - 6  days) are kindly requested to contact Christoph Machat as soon as possible, latest February 15, 2009.


Conference Organisation – for further information please contact:

ICOMOS Romania in cooperation with:

Tusnad 2009, the 14th edition of the series international scientific conferences for the preservation of historic monuments Transsylvania Trust Prof.Dr. Bálint Szabó

Romania 400110 Cluj Napoca, OP.I., CP. 1176

Tel: +40 264 435 489
Fax +40 264 436 805




ICOMOS Germany:

Christoph Machat
Viersener Str. 4
D 50733 Köln

LVR Amt für Denkmalpflege im Rheinland
Ehrenfriedstr. 19
D 50250 Pulheim

Tel. +49 2234 9854523 (office) / +49 221 7393008 (home)

Fax +49 2234 9854325 (office) / +49 221 737279

Email:  /



Call for Papers: Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development


3-5 November 2009, Tripoli (Libya)


Organized by the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Al-Fateh University, Libya in collaboration with The Centre for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR)


The increasing urbanization of many parts of the world coupled with other global issues such as environmental pollution, energy consumption, and resources shortage are resulting in major urban crises in many parts of the world.  In an effort to explore and map the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development, Department of Architecture and Urban planning at Al-Fateh University and the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) have joined together to organize an international conference on sustainable architecture and urban development.


For further information about the conference, please consult the conference website at



Call for submissions: International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA): 46th World Congress: Green Infrastructure high performance landscapes.


October 21 - 23, 2009, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)


Practitioners, academics and students of landscape architecture are invited to discuss, critique, and demonstrate how through a variety of mediums and a potential mediation of design disciplines, contemporary ideas of landscape functions can be reconsidered as green infrastructure.


Submissions should consider experimental and innovative design projects and critiques, research, written and photographic essays, digital animations or film. Selected speakers will address a 20 minute presentation on plans and designs related to the following session themes:


1.    Green Infrastructure Design

2.    Green-Infrastructure for New Developments

3.    Recovering with Green Infrastructure

4.    New Landscape Performances


Submissions proposals should contain at most 6000 characters including spaces in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Attach four illustrations: pictures, graphics, or any other figure aiming to better explain your proposed presentation, in a jpg format 400 kb each. Please indicate the session theme you would like to discuss your contribution. Proposals to be published in the proceedings are those both approved by the referee selection process, and those which at least one of the authors are registered to attend and present the paper in the Congress. Selected works will be invited to deliver a final version of 2000-2500 words with illustrations for a book publication later on.


Submissions deadline:

31 March 2009


Announcement of selected submissions:

30 April 2009


Registration of selected authors:

30 May 2009


Congress Website: 


Organization and Promotion:

Carolina Melo



IFLA Secretariat:

Christine Bavassa, Executive Secretary

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA)
The European Region of IFLA

Rue des Palais, 44 B 21
B-1030 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 211 33 79
Fax: +32 2 218 89 73



International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Submission of papers


The first issue of 2009, Volume 3 (1), of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and Restoration, of which Pere Roca, past President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) is one of the editors, has been recently published.


The journal has also recently been included in the ISI Web of Science, being covered from Volume 1. If you are interested to submit a paper, please use the electronic submission site


For a description of the aims and scope of the Journal, please visit




International Council on Monuments and Sites/

Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites
International Secretariat / Secrétariat International

49-51 rue de la Fédération

75015 Paris, France

Tel : 33 (0) 1 45 67 67 70

Fax : 33 (0) 1 45 66 06 22

e-mail :


9) Architectural historian, heritage ALLIANCE, Melbourne


heritage ALLIANCE (hA) is seeking an architectural historian for its office in North Melbourne.  hA has been carrying out a variety of jobs including area studies, planning panel representation, heritage advice to councils, conservation plans and conservation works programming to heritage places of local state and national significance.


The person we are seeking would preferably have a good architectural vocabulary, some drawing skills, have an understanding of planning schemes and be prepared to appear at planning tribunals.  These latter skills could form on going on the job training.


The office is close to institutions such as the Public Records, Melbourne University and the State Library (and importantly Victoria Markets).


Enquiries in the first instance should be to David Wixted principal architect, heritage ALLIANCE on (03) 9328 5133.

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