Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 388
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Friday 29 May 2009


1) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series

2) Study Tour - The culture and heritage of China, its management and the pressures of tourism

3) International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations - call for papers

4) 18th Meeting of EPHC (22 May 2009) - Communique (Excerpt relating to Heritage only)

5) Links to recent DEWHA media releases

6) Travel + Leisure's fifth annual Global Vision Awards - call for nominations

7) Grand Designs Australia seeks projects that incorporate conservation

8) APT 2009 Conference - call for registrations

Situations Vacant

9) Experienced Contract Architect, Hocking Planning & Architecture (HP&A)


1) 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


2) Study Tour - The culture and heritage of China, its management and the pressures of tourism


Study tour : 8-21 October 2009

Deakin University Museum Studies & Cultural Heritage


A few places are still available on this delicious trip - max 24 travellers.



The tour will develop basic knowledge of Chinese culture in the classical Middle Kingdom region bounded by Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.  The first focus is on the monuments of Chinese heritage (practically all World Heritage-listed) as exemplars of the great dynastic movements that shaped the major culture of Asia, influencing the rest of the world in general and SE Asia in particular. Second, meetings with local heritage managers will introduce Chinese approaches to managing the vast resource of built and object heritage, including the influence of the Burra Charter on the China Principles. The tremendous pressure of domestic and international tourism will be the third focus of the tour - taking the participant-observer approach to knowledge building.



Bejing: 4 days: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Beijing hutongs + Chinese acrobat show, Peking duck dinner

Xian: Han Yang Ling mausoleum, Big Wild goose pagoda, Terra Cotta Warriors, Muslim temple and market

Shanghai: 5 days:  Bund, Old Town, museum, traditional linong district, supermodern city walk; + Souzhou: World Heritage gardens; Zhouzhuang water town


Accompanied by

Dr Linda Young and Dr Qian Fengqi, Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia & the Pacific, Deakin University



$2590 per person on twin share basis, plus $150 donation to CHCAP (Deakin University), plus airport taxes $260, ex-Melbourne.

Total = $3000      

$550 single supplement.



     3 star hotel accommodation

     Meals as indicated in the itinerary (almost all, most days)

     All transfers and sightseeing tours with main entrance fees

     Private air-conditioned coach/English speaking guides

     Flights to Xian and Shanghai

     Air ticket flying with Air China 



     Tipping: each person is expected to pay $5 per day person, direct to the tour guide.

     Visa: $40


Non-Melbourne departures can be arranged: Sydney (Air China), Perth (Cathay Pacific); others need a domestic leg to/from Melbourne.



$100 deposit (paid to the university) required by 5 June 2009.


For full details, contact Linda Young:, (03) 9251 7130


3) International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations - call for papers


Hosted by Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University


Thursday 19 November - Friday 20 November 2009


Venue: hd3.008/3.009 (Melbourne campus at Burwood, Deakin University Venue Direction


Please send 250 word proposals by 15 August 2009 to Ms Chippy Sunil



The recent transnational turn in the study of migration has signified a shift in conceptual thinking and methodological approaches to researching migration, and post-migration communities. While previous research has focussed on isolated aspects of social networking, cultural adjustment, and economic empowerment, recent studies are beginning to examine the migration settings themselves, where modes of local, national and transnational practices are negotiated in the context of intercultural interactions. This Conference, therefore, proposes to examine outcomes of migration and immigration as essential dimensions for contextualizing discussions about national identity, intercultural relations and citizenship, and the formation and representation of cultural identity.


We invite proposals for papers that address the following questions:


    With increasing diversity in a globalised world, what kinds of multicultural societies can we envisage for our increasingly diverse communities?

    What kind of cultural and national identities will be formed within these societies and what role will they play in the public sphere?

    Do transnational connections translate into weaker notions of local belonging or can they be used as a resource to strengthen local communities?

    Do migrant and minority ethnic groups experience a sense of inclusion?

    How is this sense of inclusion recognised or manifested in a multicultural society?

    Does government policy contribute to building a sense of belonging and inclusion among recent migrants and other ethno-cultural groups?

    What types of intercultural relations exist in a culturally diverse society?

    What is the role of these intercultural relations in fostering inclusive and ethical visions of citizenship?


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:


    Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship

    Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Relations

    Transnational Work and Temporary Migration

    Muslim Diaspora in the West

    Moving Beyond Xenophobia: Race Relations and Social Inclusion

    Transnationalism and Global Ethics


For more details on the conference:


4) 18th Meeting of EPHC (22 May 2009) - Communique (Excerpt relating to Heritage only)


Australian environment ministers made fundamental progress on the national management of waste, chemicals and water at the 18th meeting of the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) in Hobart.


Council also welcomed the Australian Government's proposal to include four prominent national properties in an initial World Heritage Tentative List for possible future inscription onto the World Heritage list. The initial Tentative List will be submitted in late 2009 and will include Cape York, West MacDonnell Ranges, Cooloola Extension to Fraser Island and the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Extension.




Enhancing Cooperation on Heritage


Council agreed to a revitalised and expanded Cooperative National Heritage Agenda as the basis for enhanced national cooperation on heritage issues.


World Heritage Governance Intergovernmental Agreement


Council welcomed the initial report from the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee (AWHAC), agreed to revised Terms of Reference clarifying AWHAC's important role in providing advice on Indigenous issues, and agreed to appoint several new and replacement members to AWHAC. It was also agreed the Chair of Council would write to the Australian Research Council highlighting the need for better targeted research for Australia's World Heritage properties. Council noted that a World Heritage Intergovernmental Agreement will be provided for its consideration in November 2009.


World Heritage Tentative List


EPHC endorsed the Commonwealth's proposal to include the following four properties in an initial Tentative List to be submitted in late 2009: Cape York (Qld), West MacDonnell Ranges (NT), Cooloola Extension of the existing Fraser Island World Heritage Area to include the mainland opposite and the small strait between, and an extension to the existing Gondwana Rainforests of Australia to include additional areas within the same geographic range of NE New South Wales and SE Queensland largely contiguous with the existing World Heritage Area. Extensive consultation will now follow with stakeholders. Australian Government officials are continuing to consult jurisdictions on possible future inclusions on the Tentative List, including with the Victorian Government on the way forward with its submission for the Victorian Goldfields. EPHC noted that following these discussions there will be a subsequent discussion by Council in late 2010/early 2011 of other properties that might be included in an update to Australia's Tentative List.


5) Links to recent DEWHA media releases


$1.8 million funding for Fraser Island


Plans for remediation of former HMAS Platypus site approved


Australian icon gets greater environmental protection


6) Travel + Leisure's fifth annual Global Vision Awards - call for nominations


Information about important preservation projects around the world is being gathered for Travel + Leisure's fifth annual Global Vision Awards. Any projects that are in the fields of CULTURAL PRESERVATION (music, crafts, literature, language, food, traditions, etc) and HISTORIC PRESERVATION (architecture, buildings, archaeological sites) are eligible.


View last year's winners at .


Nominated projects can be small or big, run by a single individual or a larger non-profit organization, government, or private company - as long as they are doing important work in the preservation of buildings, historic sites, or culture in general: food, music, art, dress, local traditions. Of special interest are projects that use preservation as an engine for economic development and support for local communities. The other important thing is the timing: the project should either be nearing completion or (fairly) recently completed, or just breaking ground - something that signals momentum.


Anyone who'd like to nominate a project for these awards should contact Jaime Gross by 3 June 2009.


Please include either a brief description of the project (with weblinks where available) or more detailed information such as what the project has achieved so far in the realm of preservation, what its upcoming goals are and why it's important.


7) Grand Designs Australia seeks projects that incorporate conservation


Grand Designs Australia (the TV show) is coming to the The LifeStyle Channel and projects all over Australia that may incorporate historical areas/buildings, preserving or building around heritage sites, sustainable design/living across the Australian landscape are being sought.


For further information or to suggest a project, contact Fremantle Media:



tel: 03 9947 0291


8) APT 2009 Conference - call for registrations


The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is accepting registrations for its Annual Conference:


APT LA 2009

November 2-6, 2009

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

Preservation in the City Without Limits


For detailed conference information and on-line registration visit


Note: Registration fees increase after September 7 and again after October 18.


Los Angeles and APT

Los Angeles represents the quintessential American city of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Technological and social changes allowed an interconnected, yet scattered, collection of towns and villages to grow (sprawl) into one of the world's major metropolitan regions comprising five counties. At the hub of this metropolitan agglomeration, Los Angeles invites rigorous debate between those seeing an urban utopia and those who envision a dystopian nightmare of race riots, air pollution, traffic jams, endless sprawl, and rapidly increasing density. Somewhere in the middle, for better or worse, lies the real Los Angeles, the model for the post-war 20th century American metropolis and (sometimes considered jaded) blueprint for the World City.


The APT LA 2009 Conference in Los Angeles will address the scientific, engineering and technical ramifications of preserving the modern metropolis and its expansive body of historic resources through the four Conference tracks in the program.


9) Experienced Contract Architect, Hocking Planning & Architecture (HP&A)


HP&A is an established and well credentialed heritage practice with a range of projects.  HP&A requires an experienced architect to lead the contract documentation and administration activities of the practice. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the translation of project designs and research into best practice heritage outcomes. The right person will have pride in their professional standards and be interested in heritage and educational projects.  Salary is negotiable and there is opportunity for advancement within the practice.


Please address applications and questions to: 

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