Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 387
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Friday 22 May 2009


1) (Un)Loved Modern preliminary speaker program released

2)  Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series

3)  Seminar Announcement: New Uses for Heritage Places

4)  In memoriam: Michel Parent

5)  Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter

6)  New title: Funding the architectural heritage: A guide to policies and examples (16/03/2009)

7)  DEWHA media release: $2.5 Million Funding Protects Tasmanian Convict Sites

8)  Senior Archaeologist/Heritage Consultant - GML

9)  Course announcement: Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong


1) (Un)Loved Modern preliminary speaker program released


The preliminary speaker program for the (Un)Loved Modern Conference will be available from the conference website later today.  An intriguing range of papers addressing the conference themes will be presented in three parallel streams, along with 6 keynote presentations and 2 round table panel sessions.


Also, over the past couple of weeks, the Australia ICOMOS (Un)Loved Modern Conference has been featured in several articles in the press.  Keep an eye out for the following:


     "[Over]Loved Modern", in the NSW Historic Houses Trust magazine Insites

     "A celebration of 'unloved' modern heritage", in the NSW Heritage Branch Autumn 2009 newsletter NSW Heritage

     "(Un)Loved Modern at the Sydney Masonic Centre", in the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter's May/June issue of the Architecture Bulletin


Don't forget that you can register online for the (Un)Loved Modern Conference now.  Some of the field tours are already full, and others are filling quickly.  At least one of our social events has almost reached capacity - so don't miss your opportunity to participate fully in the debate about conserving 20th Century heritage, and register now.


2) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series


Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series


Dr Greg Terrill


Australia has a considerable interest in the ongoing viability and effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention.  It therefore launched a proposal for a process to prepare for the 40th anniversary of the Convention in 2012 and the inscription of the 1,000th World Heritage site at about the same time.  This discussion on the future of the Convention is widely seen as the key initiative to have emerged in recent years and has attracted considerable international support.  The Australian sponsored workshop on the future of the Convention, held Paris in February 2009, achieved solid outcomes and has created a key legacy for Australia's term on the World Heritage Committee.


Greg Terrill is Assistant Secretary, International Heritage & Policy in the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.  As World Heritage Commissioner, he is the head of Australia's delegation to the World Heritage Committee and directly involved in the deliberations by the Committee on the future of the World Heritage Convention.  Greg will offer his thoughts on the reflection on future of the Convention.


Members and the public are welcome.  Refreshments will be available.  This is part of a series of talks organised in Canberra by Australia ICOMOS.


Time & Date:  5.00-6.30 pm, Thursday 4 June 2009 - the talk will actually start at 5.30.

Venue:  Barton Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side).

RSVP:  To Duncan Marshall at


3) Seminar Announcement: New Uses for Heritage Places




The Australian of Institute of Architects NSW Chapter invites NSW Australia ICOMOS members to attend an adaptive reuse seminar on the morning of Thursday 25 June. The Institute is offering the seminar to Australia ICOMOS members at the special price of $75.


This professional development event takes its cue from New Uses for Heritage Places, a guideline published last year by the Institute and the Heritage Council of NSW; it won the EnergyAustralia Conservation Award for Energy Management in this year's EnergyAustralia National Trust Heritage Awards.


The opening speaker will be the Institute's 2008 Gold Medal winner Richard Johnson MBE.


The session examines both the heritage and the sustainability benefits of retaining and adapting buildings and explains the principles of good adaptive reuse. Case studies include two examples from the guideline (Egan Street, Newtown and the Bushells building in the Rocks) as well as more recent examples, such as the Paddington Reservoir and the Flourmill Studios in Newtown. It also explores the heritage and design issues being confronted by architects on current adaptive reuse projects.



Richard Johnson MBE, JPW Architects

Dan Mackenzie,

Steensen Varming

Mary Knaggs, Government Architect's Office

Julie Mackenzie, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (Egan Street, Newtown/PaddingtonReservoir)

Megan Jones, Tanner Architects (Bushells building, The Rocks)

Kate Mountstephens, Allen Jack + Cottier (Flourmill Studios, Newtown)

Glenn Harper, Hassell (Waverton coal loader)

Catherine Forbes, Design5

Julia Heazlewood, Spangenberg & Park (Trocadero, Newtown)



Diane Jones, Chair, NSW Chapter Heritage Committee


Core Competencies: Design

CPD Points: 3 hours formal points upon completion of formal activity


Time: 9am-12.30pm, Thursday 25 June

Place: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point  (parking in Ward Avenue, Kings Cross)

Price:  $75 (Australian Institute of Architects, Australia ICOMOS members only)


Registration: the registration form is available on the Institute's website:


4) In memoriam: Michel Parent


In memoriam: Michel Parent

President of ICOMOS 1981 to 1987


All members of ICOMOS across the globe join me in mourning the death of my predecessor, our esteemed 3rd President, Michel Parent of France. Those members of ICOMOS fortunate enough to have met him and worked with him will remember and cherish his dedication to ICOMOS during our pioneer days. Those who did not know him must be aware and ever grateful that he was one of the giants who helped build and shape the great organization that we have inherited. Michel Parent will always live in ICOMOS as an example of dedication, professionalism and rectitude.


To his family and to all our friends and colleagues in ICOMOS France, I convey our warmest feelings of sympathy as well as assurances that we share in this deep loss.


Gustavo F. Araoz

7th President of ICOMOS


Michel Parent has left us.


Warm, humanist, a man of great learning, finesse and delicacy, sparkling with mirth and intelligence, but not inclined to mince his words nor set aside his convictions, Michel Parent was a leading figure in the field of World cultural heritage, and a worthy representative of France.


The incarnation of ICOMOS' spirit of openness, he covered all the fields of cultural heritage as we represent them, working in turn as Inspector, then Inspector General of Sites, Conservateur des Batiments de France, Inspector General of Historic Monuments, Director of the Centre for Research on Historic Monuments. He was also involved in the field of intangible heritage: besides having authored many books on architecture, history, military and vernacular heritage, he also wrote numerous plays and was the Founding President of the Burgundy Nights Festival.


Having acted as UNESCO expert, in particular for Aswan, he later chaired UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, and became President of ICOMOS from 1981 to 1987.


He had just celebrated his 93rd birthday and leaves behind many friends throughout the world.


Pierre-Antoine Gatier

President of ICOMOS France


You can send messages of condolence via:


See the communique by Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture,


5) Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter


To view the May 2009 issue of Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter, visit


6) New title: Funding the architectural heritage: A guide to policies and examples (16/03/2009)


Funding the architectural heritage: A guide to policies and examples (16/03/2009)


What systems can be used for the mobilisation of financial resources for the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation and integrated management of the architectural heritage through area-based regeneration initiatives? This guide aims to provide authoritative information on different funding mechanisms, financial resources and management systems utilised in Europe and in North America as a means to assist the development of good and efficient practice. Consideration is given to examples relating to three principal forms of financial measures: subsidies (grant aid), loans and tax incentives, as well as specific measures to promote sponsorship through donations by individuals and corporate organisations. Other revenue-raising methods are investigated, including easement donations and endowment funds, lotteries, concession agreements, monument annuities, the transfer of development rights and enabling development, and through the support of international organisations such as the World Monument Fund, the World Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank and the European Union. Further consideration is given to the role of non-profit and other organisations operating for the benefit of the architectural heritage such as revolving fund organisations, charitable trusts, heritage foundations and limited liability companies.


Author(s) :                Robert Pickard

ISBN :                        978-92-871-6498-8

Format :                    16 x 24

No. of pages :           198

Price :                        25 euro / $50 + 10% postage


To place an order directly:


7) DEWHA media release: $2.5 Million Funding Protects Tasmanian Convict Sites


Conservation projects at four of Tasmania's most important convict sites will receive a significant boost with the assistance of more than $2.5 million from the Australian Government.


Funding was announced today by the Federal Minister for the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, during a visit to the Cascade Female Factory with the Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne.


"I am pleased to announce funding through the Australian Government's Jobs Fund for conservation work at some of Tasmania's most important historic sites," Mr Garrett said.


Minister Garrett said funding for these National Heritage-listed places includes:


     $897,650 for the Port Arthur Historic Site Separate Prison for conservation works including repairs to the roof and ceiling, to stabilise masonry, painting, and the installation of on-site interpretative material.

     $523,000 for Cascade Female Factory to complete the viewing platform at the site and reinstate the perimeter definition to the once walled boundary of two yards.

     $591,000 for the Woolmers Estate to provide disability access to the historic woolshed, protect weather damage to convict graffiti, restore cottage foundations and install visitor information.

     $500,000 for Brickendon Estate to stabilise farm precinct structures including stables, timber barns and brick outbuildings.


Mr Garrett said the Australian Government investment in these important sites will lead to significant employment opportunities in the local building industry.


"As a result of this funding, a range of skilled local tradespeople, such as stone masons and artisans, will be employed at each of the sites.


"The projects also offer opportunities to support young people undertaking apprenticeships and traineeships and help them develop skills for their future careers.


"Equally important is the positive heritage outcomes these projects will provide to the four convict sites - all of which are included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage nomination.


"The $60 million for heritage projects under the Jobs Fund is one of the largest investments in heritage conservation ever to be undertaken in Australia. It is designed to support and create jobs and develop skills that build both community and social infrastructure.


"This major investment in Australia's historic, Indigenous and natural heritage provides real economic stimulus by focusing on projects that have an immediate employment impact, as well as ongoing economic benefits," Mr Garrett said.


The Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, welcomed the news.


"I welcome this commitment by the Australian Government to support our local communities and for recognising the importance of protecting these significant National Heritage sites," Ms O'Byrne said.


"Tasmania's convict journey is a fascinating and very human tale. It is ultimately a tale of survival under extreme conditions and now, with this support, these important places will be conserved and restored for future generations to experience."


The $60 million for community heritage projects has been developed in consultation with Senator Bob Brown as part of the Government's $42 billion Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan.


For more information on Australia's heritage projects visit


8) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat


Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ICOMOS-KOREA


Marking its 10th anniversary, ICOMOS-KOREA held a commemorative symposium on Friday 17 April 2009. Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS International, was present to celebrate the occasion and give a keynote presentation on "ICOMOS and Cultural Heritage". On behalf of all the members of ICOMOS-KOREA I would like to extend my deep gratitude to him.


In commemoration of the anniversary, two lectures were held: A lecture on the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, and one on the Experience of the Inspection of Yin Xu. Both of the sites had been inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007 and 2006 respectively. The event also saw the announcement of the publication "A decade of ICOMOS-KOREA, 1999-2009: Accomplishments and Visions". Members shared memorable moments from the past 10 years while watching a slide show. The celebration culminated in the proclamation of the "ICOMOS-KOREA VISION 2020", which was proposed as a firm resolution to further strengthen ICOMOS Korea's activities as a leading professional NGO to preserve and protect the cultural heritage. Its main goals are as follows:


  1. Advancing International Activities
  2. Enhancing National Activities
  3. Improving Conservation and Management Systems
  4. Expanding General Understanding of the World Heritage
  5. Invigorating Research and Development Activities


ICOMOS-KOREA will continue to expand its activities, domestically and internationally, corresponding with its mission to preserve and protect the cultural heritage.


On the morning of the 18th April, Mr. Araoz took a tour of the Jongmyo and Chandeokgung Palaces which are both inscribed on the World Heritage List. He said that he was deeply impressed with the preparatory process of the Grand Ancestral Rite of Jongmyo, which is also one of the Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. In the afternoon, he had an opportunity to relish the cultural essence of Korea when visiting the National Museum of Korea. He met with the Director of the museum, Choi Kwang-sik. In the evening before Mr. Araoz left for The United States, ICOMOS-KOREA held a farewell dinner for him and exchanged views on a variety of item on ICOMOS' agenda.


The members of ICOMOS-KOREA and I will promote our effort to continue to play an active role as a leading professional NGO in the region.


Sang Hae Lee

President of ICOMOS Korea


Contact ICOMOS Korea

Sang Hae LEE

Detached Building of National Palace Museum of Korea

34 Sagingno, Jongro-gu

SEOUL zip 110-820

Tel: +82 2 720 4867

Fax: +82 2 720 4868



ICOMOS Wood Committee: Board Elections


Two new members have been elected to the Board of the ICOMOS Wood Committee (IIWC):

-      Professor Elefteria Tsakanika

-      Professor Yasuhiro Watanabe


The new Board is composed as follows:

-      Gennaro Tampone (President)

-      Hans Sandstrom (Secretary General)

-      Ian McGilliwray

-      Elefteria Tsakanika

-      Yasuhiro Watanabe.

Contact the IIWC

ICOMOS International Wood Committee Secretariat

c/o Collegio degli Ingegneri della Toscana
via della Scala 93,
50123, FIRENZE

Tel: +39 055 282362
Fax: +39 055 219187



ICOMOS Pakistan: New Website


ICOMOS Pakistan has launched its website on the 18th of April 2009. The site can be accessed at the following address:


Comments and suggestions for further improvement and development of the site are welcome.

Contact ICOMOS Pakistan

ICOMOS Pakistan

Department of Architecture & Planning

City Campus, NED University

Maulana Din Mohammad

Wafai Road


Tel: +92 21 262 07 93

Tel / fax : +92 21 921 30 58

Fax : +92 21 924 32 55



ICOMOS Macedonia: New Website


On 24 April 2009, ICOMOS Macedonia launched its new website, on the occasion of the Celebration of the International Day of Monuments and Sites as well as the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of ICOMOS Macedonia.


It can be accessed at the following address:


An English version of the site will be available shortly.

Contact ICOMOS Macedonia


Macedonian National Committee of ICOMOS

P.O. Box 816

ul. " Pokriena Carsija " 37B, local 13


Tel: +389 70 781 671

Tel / fax: +389 2 3215 435



XIV. International TICCIH Congress in Freiberg


30 August to 5 September 2009, Freiberg (Germany)

The congress theme "Industrial Heritage, Ecology and Economy" is aiming at the close connections between environmental, economical, technical, social and historical questions of industrial heritage in our modern world. It should be a forum of presentation and discussion of these problems and of realized, actual and planned projects and concepts for the solution of this problems.

Therefore it will not only focus on the traditional participants of the TICCIH conferences. The congress, its planned sessions and workshops should be open for participants from all scientific and administrative fields and institutions which are dealing with ecological, economical and heritage problems of industrial monuments and industrial landscapes.


Please find detailed information about the XIV. TICCIH Congress on the official website:


Congress Secretary's Ofce TICCIH 2009

IWTG - TU Bergakademie Freiberg
D-09596 Freiberg



Phone: +49 3731 392226

Fax: +49 3731 392832



ATHAR: Conservation of Stone and Earthen Structures: Traditional Bonding Materials in Masonry and Conservation of Damp Buildings and Sites


30 September - 29 October 2009, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

The 'Conservation of Stone and Earthen Structures: Traditional Bonding Materials in Masonry, Conservation of Damp Buildings and Sites' course of the ATHAR Programme aims at establishing and developing professional qualifications and at building the capacity of conservation professionals in the Arab Region and in the field of Cultural Heritage conservation and development with a specific focus to traditional materials in masonry and the conservation of damp buildings. The overall goal of the programme is to protect and promote the rich cultural heritage in the Arab region, and broaden access, appreciation and understanding of its past and present.

Application deadline:

20 May 2009


For detailed information on the course, please visit


ATHAR Programme

Via di San Michele, 13
00153 Rome




Planned Conservation of XXth Century Architectural Heritage: A Review of Policies and Practices


30-31 October 2009, Como (Italy)

Como City Council is the owner and manager of several important monuments of Modern Architecture. The Council is setting up innovative practices for their planned conservation and their enhancement with the sponsorship and contribution of Fondazione Cariplo, in the framework of the project 'Innovative Technologies for Planned Conservation of Built Cultural Heritage'.


The conference is part of this project and will have two main purposes. Firstly it will focus on the most up to date status of Planned Conservation: presentations and discussions will highlight researches, policies and practices necessary for an effective conservation of XXth century architectural heritage. Secondly Como City Council will have the opportunity to present the program for planned conservation interventions on three selected case studies: Asilo Sant'Elia, Monumento ai Caduti and Fontana di Camerlata.


Selected keynote speakers will hold up-to-the-minute lectures on the main topics on Friday 30th of October. The conference will also host a special poster session that will take place on Saturday 31st of October.


We would like to invite proposals on all topics related to the conference theme:


The proceedings will be published following the Conference and the posters will be included as long papers. The papers will be also published on the conference website.

Call for Papers

Download the Call for Papers in PDF format:


Submit abstracts by email to

Abstract Submission Deadline, Important Dates

21 May 2009                       Deadline for submission of abstracts

1 June 2009                         Notification of acceptance of abstracts and possible request for reviews

12 June 2009                      Deadline for submission of revised abstracts

3 August 2009                    Deadline for submission of papers

3 October 2009  Deadline for submission of posters




International Regional Sustainable Building Conference 2010 (SB10MAD) "Sustainable Building. Revitalization and Rehabilitation of neighborhoods"


28-30 April 2010, Madrid (Spain)

The SB10MAD Conference is especially aimed at the Mediterranean area since it shares a series of common features, both climatic and technological as well as historical and social, that deserve the generation of its own vision within a necessary global change. Likewise, the Mediterranean area is a space shared by countries with different degrees of development and, therefore, different problems and needs, that must be considered and stated in defining any possible responses to climate change. The contribution of this Mediterranean vision will form part of the material for the next International Sustainable Building Conference in 2011.

Summary of the Conference Theme

Thematic Areas:

  1. Sustainable renovation of districts: Best practices.
  2. Traditional techniques and the renovation of districts.
  3. Methods and tools for measuring sustainability.
  4. City, building and tourism: a Mediterranean challenge.

Call for Papers:

Download the Call for Papers in PDF format:


The Deadline for submitting an abstract is 30 July 2009





1st WTA-International PhD Symposium: Building Materials and Building Technology to preserve the Built Heritage


8-9 October 2009, Leuven (Belgium)

To enhance the international collaboration in the field of restoration and preservation of our built heritage, WTA-International takes the initiative to bring together and organize a 2-day PhD Symposium for young researchers and their supervisors.  The symposium aims to be highly interactive to exchange knowledge within ongoing and recently finalized PhD researches. The first WTA-international PhD symposium will be hosted at K.U.Leuven, Belgium and will be held at October 8-9, 2009.



Luc Schueremans

Chairman of the 1st WTA-International PhD Symposium

Kasteelpark Arenberg 40 - bus 2448

BE-3001 Heverlee


T: +32 (0) 16/ 32.16.79

F: +32 (0) 16/32.19.76



2nd Historic Mortars Conference


22nd to 24th of September 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Historic Mortars Conference which will be held from 22nd to 24th of September 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, organised by the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. The conference will include the final workshop on the RILEM TC 203RHM 'Repair mortars for historic masonry'.


First announcement in PDF format:



Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Czech Academy of Siences, v.v.i.

Prosecka 76

190 00 Praha 9

Czech Republic


Tel. +420283880458



Urban History News May 2009


The May 2009 Urban History News published by the Center for Urban History at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) is now on-line at the following address:


Centre for Urban History

University of Leicester

Marc Fitch House

3-5 Salisbury Road

Leicester, LE1 7QR


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2378

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 5769




Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) News


Issues no. 227 & 228


Issue no. 227 of the OCPA News can be downloaded in PDF format at:


Issue no. 228 of the OCPA News can be downloaded in PDF format at:


To subscribe to the OCPA News, click here


Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA)

725 Avenida da Base N'Tchinga
P.O. Box 1207

Tel: +258 21 418649
Fax: +258 21 418650





International Federation of Landscape Architects: IFLA News Brief #18; EFLA May 2009 Calendar


News Brief

The IFLA News Brief #18 can now be downloaded at the following address:

EFLA Calendar May 2009

You can download the Events Calendar for May 2009 compiled by the European Federation of Landscape Architects at the following address in PDF format:



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 / Secretariat International

49-51 rue de la Federation

75015 Paris - France

Tel : 33 (0) 1 45 67 67 70

Fax : 33 (0) 1 45 66 06 22

e-mail :


9) Course announcement: Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong


Department of Architecture

University of Hong Kong


ACP - Architectural Conservation Programme


China's first and only professional postgraduate studies (part- or full time) for Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation Master of Science in Conservation


For Australian applicants, the 2009 application deadline has been extended to: 30 June 2009


Details of application can be found at


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