Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 375
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 27 February 2009


1)  Australia ICOMOS (Un)Loved Modern Conference 2009 – registration open

2)  Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

3)  Link to Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter

4)  Heritage Minister's working group inaugural meeting

5)  NSW to Say Thank You to Firefighters

6)  Our Heritage at Risk – call for nominations

7)  News from ICOMOS International Secretariat


Situations Vacant

8)  Commercial Projects Coordinator, National Trust of  Australia (Victoria)


1) Australia ICOMOS (Un)Loved Modern Conference 2009 – registration open


7-10 July 2009, Sydney, Australia


Registration is now open for the (Un)Loved Modern Conference 2009 on conserving 20th Century heritage in Sydney 7-10 July 2009.


Keynote speakers include Theo Prudon (US), John Schofield (UK), Phillip Goad (Aus) plus over fifty papers. More details here:


The conference includes field visits, opening cocktails, conference dinner and closing event. More details here:



Register now to take advantage of early bird registration rates





Hayley Milner

Event Coordinator

Conexion Event Management Pty Ltd

Ph: (02) 9518 7722

Fax: (02) 9518 7222




Australia ICOMOS Secretariat

c/o Faculty of Arts

Deakin University

221 Burwood Highway

Burwood, VIC 3125

Tel : 613 9251 7131

Fax : 613 9251 7158




2) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications


If you have been considering joining ICOMOS or know someone who has been thinking of joining, now is the time!


•    ICOMOS Members are eligible for discounted registration for the (Un)Loved Modern Conference 2009 in Sydney, Tuesday 7th July- Friday 10th July.


•    Also if you register early for the conference you can get early bird rates.


•    If you join ICOMOS soon, you may be eligible for 15 months for the price of 12 months as well…..


There are lots of benefits of joining ICOMOS – not only the fantastic people you will meet but Membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally 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 next meeting.


Please note, to be considered at the May 2009 Executive Committee meeting, applications would need to be in to the Secretariat by the 2 APRIL 2009.


Think about it now...


Please send in applications to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat or if further information is required contact the Membership Secretary, Helen Wilson at


3) Link to Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter


To view the February 2009 issue of Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter, visit


4) Heritage Minister's working group inaugural meeting


The first meeting of the Heritage Minister's working group was held in Sydney on 16 February 2009.


This expert advisory group has been established by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts to assist in improving the protection, conservation, promotion and awareness of Australia' unique heritage.


The group will help to identify ways to build greater community awareness of the value of heritage and advise the Minister on strategies to increase the economic and social benefits of heritage, particularly through tourism.


The Heritage working group is made up of individuals with a range of knowledge and experience in historic, natural and Indigenous heritage, tourism and economics.


The eight members of the group are: Mr Tom Harley, Australian Heritage Council; Dr Gaye Sculthorpe, National Native Title Tribunal; Associate Professor Peter Valentine, James Cook University; Ms Kristal Buckley, International Council on Monuments and Sites; Dr Graeme Blackman, National Trust; Professor David Throsby, Macquarie University; Associate Professor Don Garden, Federation of Australian Historical Societies; and Mr Chris Brown, Tourism and Transport Forum Australia.


The group will advise on potential strategic partnerships to maximise awareness of Australia's unique heritage assets and to increase private and public investment in conserving these assets for current and future generations.


They will also provide advice on the best way to use the heritage component of the economic stimulus package to achieve optimum long term heritage and economic outcomes for Australia.


5) NSW to Say Thank You to Firefighters


Governor’s Bushfire Fundraiser Sunday 8 March


Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales and Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE will host a special Governor’s Open Day at Government House on Sunday 8 March from 10am to 4pm to raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and to thank our firefighters for the support they provided.


As part of the event, the Governor will plant a specially named Firefighter’s Rose Bush at 1pm in the Government House gardens with NSW Fire Brigades Commissioner Greg Mullins and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.


Like all Australians, Professor Bashir has been extremely moved by the images we’ve seen over the past few weeks; not only the devastation caused by the bushfires in Victoria, but the heroism of our firefighters who have helped to save countless lives.


Professor Bashir said she wanted to give the people of NSW an opportunity to say thank you to our firefighters and to continue the work of raising funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.


“The word hero is often used in the media these days, but in the last few weeks, we’ve seen the true definition of what a hero is in our firefighters.


“In the face of this terrible tragedy, Sir Nicholas and I want to acknowledge our firefighters, who at short notice, volunteered their services and went to Victoria to provide vital replacement crews.


“The people of NSW have made it clear to me just how appreciative they are of our firefighters, the important work they do and their incredible courage.


“There has been such wonderful support for the families and communities who have lost loved ones , but there is still so much more to be done and so many families who need our help.


“We so often tend to compare Victoria and New South Wales, whether it be in the sporting or cultural arenas, but in the last few weeks we’ve seen that when tragedy strikes, borders are irrelevant and it is the Australian spirit that matters. The Open Day on 8 March is an opportunity to recognise the heroism of our firefighters, but also the entire New South Wales response to the Victorian bushfires,” Professor Bashir said.


A sausage sizzle and live entertainment are planned for the Governor’s Open Day which is being coordinated by the Historic Houses Trust with the help of several organisations under the Governor’s patronage. There will also be the chance to meet firefighters and see fire engines on display.


Visitors will have access to the State Rooms of Government House which was completed in 1845 and hosts more than 200 official events each year for visiting dignitaries to NSW.


Entry to the Governor’s Open Day at Government House, Macquarie St, Sydney on Sunday 8 March 10am – 4pm is by $10 donation or $5 concession and children under 12yrs are free.

For more information call 9931 5222 or visit u.


MEDIA ENQUIRIES: RUTH WILLIAMS 02 8239 2326 or 0409 741 974


6) Our Heritage at Risk – call for nominations


Nominations are currently being accepted by the Australian National Trusts for their Our heritage at Risk program. Nominations close on World Heritage Day on 18 April and the process is described on the website: It is a two tiered system with State and Territories releasing Heritage at risk lists in July and the National Top Ten List being released in October or November at a state or national capital city.


The Australian Council of National Trusts, a not-for profit organisation, is the peak body representing the eight State and Territory National Trusts on behalf of their 80,000 members on national and international heritage matters. Their vision is for Australia to be a nation that celebrates and conserves its cultural, Indigenous and natural heritage for present and future generations, and their purpose to achieve this vision is through advocacy, research and promotion.


Our Heritage at Risk is the major advocacy program of the Australian National Trusts. It includes moveable and intangible heritage, natural and built, industrial, archaeological, indigenous and other cultural heritage at risk through a number of threatening processes.


7) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat


Communiqué: New ICOMOS Vice President


At the Executive Committee meeting held in Paris on 6th February, Mr Olivier Poisson, ICOMOS Vice President and Vice President of ICOMOS France, announced that he would not be able to fill the electoral mandate to which he was elected at the General Assembly in Quebec last year. Mr Poisson cited personal reasons for presenting his resignation and offered the Executive Committee full assurances that he will remain a member of ICOMOS.


While respecting Mr Poisson's decision, ICOMOS President Gustavo Araoz expressed great regret at his departure, and the entire Executive Committee expressed its unanimous appreciation for Mr Poisson's short but dedicated service to ICOMOS.


In accordance with Article 10 of the ICOMOS Statutes, the Committee moved decisively to fill the gap created by Mr Poisson's departure from the Bureau by co-opting Mr Wilfried Lipp of Austria as Vice President. At the elections in Quebec, Mr Lipp received the highest number of votes following Mr Poisson, and was elected to the Executive Committee. Mr Lipp, who also serves as President of ICOMOS Austria, graciously accepted the added responsibilities, which will include coordination of the European National Committees. 


In turn, the position vacated in the Executive Committee by Mr Lipp’s elevation to the Bureau was filled through the unanimously endorsed co-option of Mr Benjamin Mouton, former President of ICOMOS France. The appointment, which entered into effect immediately, was accepted by Mr Mouton, whose dedication and service to ICOMOS is well known internationally. The Executive Committee expressed its appreciation to Mr Mouton for his willingness to serve, and stated that it looks forward to working with him for the remainder of this triennium.


Paris, 18 February 2009



ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH) / ICOMOS Greece: Workshop on Updating the Charter for the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas (Washington Charter - 1987)


Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th (Arrivals on Thursday, May 7th, Departures on May 10th).

Invited participants

Priority to all interested members of CIVVIH


Simultaneous translation will be ensured in the two official languages of CIVVIH, French and English.


Preliminary programme:

  1. Session open to the public

Presentations of basic documents:

-      ICOMOS Washington Charter (1987)

-      Recommendation of Nairobi (1976)

-      Vienna Memorandum (2005)

-      Charter of European Town Planners or Athens Charter (1998, 2003)

-      Digest of the ICOMOS discussion on Historic Urban Landscapes

-      ICOMOS Scientific Council Directions for the triennium 2008-2011

  1. CIVVIH Work meeting, open to CIVVIH members in priority: Presentation of the final Alvaro Gomez-Elvira Petroncelli proposal on updating the Washington Charter
  2. CIVVIH Work meeting, open to CIVVIH members in priority: Drafting of final proposal

For more information or to register contact before 25 February :

Mrs Sofia Avgerinou Kolonias – Email:,

with copy to Mr Ray Bondin – Email:



Getty Conservation Institute (GCI): Urban Conservation Survey

Message from the Getty Conservation Institute:

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is currently engaged in an effort to expand our focus on Historic Urban Settlements and Cities. As part of our research, we are asking for your participation in a survey that will help us to identify the priority issues facing the leaders and professionals involved in the conservation of historic urban areas. If you have already filled out the survey, thank you very much for your time and attention. If not, we would very much appreciate your input and assistance with this project.


As urbanization and development continue, the treatment of this urban fabric is of increasing global concern. Your expertise and experience working in a historic urban environment will provide valuable feedback for this important project. You can access the survey at:


Thank you very much for your time and input. Please feel free to contact Caroline Cheong for any questions or concerns.



Caroline Cheong



The Getty Conservation Institute

1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1684

Tel:+1 310 440-7325
+1 310 440-7702




Docomomo: Calendar of Events 2009


Docomomo’s Calendar of Events for 2009 is now available at:*



Docomomo International

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
Palais de Chaillot
1, place du Trocadéro
F-75016 Paris

Tel +33 (0)1 58 51 52 65



Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC): Open House / Newsletter

RLICC Open House

Download Invitation (PDF) here:


Meet staff and students at the OPEN HOUSE

Saturday March 7, 2009



De Molen 00.12

Kasteelpark Arenberg 51,

3001 Heverlee (Leuven)



For those who are planning to participate, please send an email to

Arch. Sara Van Rompaey

Assistant RLICC


RLICC Newsletter

The Latest issue can be downloaded at:


Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation
KU Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1
B-3001 Heverlee




Symposium: Getting under the Skin – Addressing Iron and Steel problems in 21st Century buildings


4 April 2009, Arch Street Meeting, Philadelphia, USA


The Association for Preservation Technology, Delaware Valley Chapter (APT-DVC) will present its third symposium on preservation problems related to iron and steel on 4 April 2009.


The one-day symposium will feature presentations and case studies on:


-      The identification of iron alloys

-      The material and property differences between iron alloys

-      Use of iron products in buildings

-      Prophylactic measures and repair interventions.


The content will emphasize the methods available to determine what form of iron the

architect/engineer/conservator is confronted with, what that material can do, what are its vulnerabilities, what condition it is in, and what can be done to keep it, or fix it.


Additional information / Contact:



P.O.Box 22443

Philadelphia, PA 19110




Conference: Urban tourism, heritage and urban quality in Europe


Rennes (France), 26 and 27 March 2009

This meeting is organised by the Permanente National Conference for Urban Tourisme and the Alliance of European Cultural cities in partnership with the Tourist Office of Rennes Metropolitan District, Maison de la France and ODIT France.

The 1st Urban Tourism conference, organised by the NPCUT in Bourges in 2005, already showed the interest of this issue. It seemed useful to continue this reflexion and to open it to the European scale and to the fiels of heritage and urban quality.

The conference will be followed on 27th March in the afternoon and 28th March in the morning by the general assembly of the A.V.E.C. network, which is going to be held in the same place.


You will find the programmes and the common registration form for these two events on the A.V.E.C. website :


Please note that registration and booking (accomodation and meals) should be done as follows:

  1. Adress the registration form to Amandine Leopold by fax : +33 (0)4 90 49 39 05 or
  2. Book your hotel room and meals on (in French website «Groupes, congrès», then « urban tourism seminar »).

For any further request, please contact the Tourist Office of Rennes Metropolitan District by phone + 33(2) 99 67 11 14 and + 33(2) 99 67 11 62 or email:




European Secretariat

Amandine Leopold

Service patrimoine, Mairie d'Arles
BP 193
13637 Arles Cedex




Encuentro Internacional de Patrimonio Industrial Agroalimentario


4 - 7 de noviembre de 2009 – Córdoba- Argentina

El Comité Internacional para la Conservación del Patrimonio Industrial (TICCIH), el Comité Nacional Argentino del TICCIH, la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y el Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de la Provincia de Córdoba convocan este encuentro internacional. ( )


Los Resúmenes deberán enviarse hasta el 30 de Abril de 2009.


Más información en:

Informes e inscripción:;;



SAHC 2010: The 7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions


Tongji University, Shanghai, China, on October 6-8, 2010

The theme of the conference will focus on “Strengthening and Retrofitting”, and allows a broad scope of areas including restoration and strengthening, seismic behavior and retrofitting, development and protection, inspection and monitoring, non-destructive testing, experimental results and laboratory testing, analytical and numerical approaches, historical aspects and general methodology, innovative and traditional materials / technology, case-studies etc.


The Announcement and Call for Papers can be downloaded in PDF format at the following address:

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts: September 30, 2009

Notification of Provisional Acceptance: November 30, 2009



Xianglin Gu

Chairman of the Organization Committee for the 7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC-2010)

Head of Department of Building Engineering Tongji University

1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China


Tel: +86-21-65982928

Fax: +86-21-65986345



International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE): Archive 1929-1999 now available online


In time with the Celebration of its 80th Anniversary, the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has made its Publications Archive 1929-1999 available to Students, Research, Professionals and the Public. 


Over 80'000 pages of its historic documents on Structural Engineering worldwide are now available online, free of charge.


The IABSE Archive offers a broad coverage of themes, dealing with:

-      all types of structures

-      all types of materials

-      all phases of the construction process


A major part of the Archive consists of reports collected from IABSE's Conferences and may be in English, in German or French language. Sophisticated search functions allow searching for keywords anywhere in the full text body of the articles.


The digitisation of the IABSE Publications Archive was supported by the IABSE Foundation and has been realised in co-operation with the Library of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries.


IABSE is a scientific and technical association founded in 1929. It has members around the world, the seat is since its creation at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. The mission of IABSE is to promote the exchange of knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide, in the service of the profession and society.




International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF): Forthcoming articles in the Journal 'Urban Morphology'


-      Urban morphological classics

-      Urban morphology and computers 10 years on

-      A new concept in urban history and morphology

-      The structure of urban landscapes

-      Urban morphology, historic urban landscapes and the management of historic cities

-      How cities internalize their former urban fringes

-      The study of urban form in Sweden

-      Fringe-belt theory and polarities-landmarks theory

-      The commercial-residential building and local urban form

-      Housing associations and built-form conservation

-      The study of urban form in Turkey


'Urban Morphology' is published biannually, in April and October, by the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF)

Journal homepage



13º Curso Práctico de Arqueología Subacuática


Centre d’Arqueologia Subaquàtica de Catalunya- MAC.

Information available online:


Centre d'Arqueologia Subaquàtica de Catalunya

Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya.

Pedret, 95

17007 Girona

Tel: +34 972 20 66 31

Fax: +34 972 21 04 54




International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA): News Brief #16


The IFLA News Brief #16 is available for download at:



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 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 :


8) Commercial Projects Coordinator, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) - AMENDED

Commercial Projects Coordinator $50K package - please note that this is a 12 month contract role

The National Trust, Victoria's premier organization devoted to the enjoyment and preservation of our built and natural heritage is seeking a focused and energetic Commercial Coordinator for an initial twelve months contract.

Based at our Head Office in East Melbourne, but with the opportunity to interact with many of the large number of sites that the Trust owns and manages, this newly created role will require a commercially astute and self-motivated individual, to drive the commercial side of our business.

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the role is responsible for facilitating the delivery of various commercial projects across the organization with a view to build on the financial sustainability of each business unit.

To be successful in this role you will possess:

-      Demonstrated success in a similar role;

-      Project management skills;

-      Ability to adapt to a changing and dynamic working environment;

-      A delivery-focused attitude;

-      An understanding of the project design process;

-      The ability to manage contractors;

-      Well-developed networks relevant to the sector;

-      Superior verbal and written communication skills;

-      Strong computer literacy skills including MS Project and Excel skills;

-      Resilience to change and workload pressures; and

-      Confidence to offer innovative solutions and think creatively.


-      Tertiary qualifications in commerce/business essential;

-      Relevant formal Project Management qualifications highly desirable

-      Strong computer literacy skills including MS Project and Excel skills;

Apply by submitting your resume with a cover letter to

Applications close 11 March 2009

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