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Friday 25 September 2009



1)  Australia ICOMOS 2010 Conference - call for papers

2)  Guiding the Burra Charter Guidelines

3)  Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series

4)  Cultural and Environmental Heritage at ANU

5)  Collections Council of Australia seeks new benchmarks for collections policy

6)  Links to recent DEWHA media releases

7)  Period gardens: landscapes for houses with history

8)  Launch of recent issue of Esempi di Architettura

9)  News from ICOMOS International Secretariat

Situations Vacant

10)  Project Archaeologist & Technical Archaeologist, Heritage Insight, Melbourne

11)  Senior Heritage Consultant, ERM Australia Pty Ltd (Melbourne office)

12)  Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Heritage), Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd


1) Australia ICOMOS 2010 Conference - call for papers




22 - 25 April, 2010, Broken Hill, Australia


Australia ICOMOS, TICCIH (The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) and the City of Broken Hill are convening the annual Australia ICOMOS conference to be held in Broken Hill on 22 - 25 April 2010.  The conference will be held at the Broken Hill Entertainment Centre in Blende Street, Broken Hill. 


Papers are now sought, with applicants to submit abstracts related to the three Conference Themes:


  Theme 1 - Management of Historic Towns

general management issues in addition to local, national and world heritage listing of historic towns and associated protective mechanisms

  Theme 2 - Industrial Heritage

the management challenges of industrial infrastructure

  Theme 3 - Remote Pastoralism

the changing cultural landscapes and the technology of pastoralism


Call for Papers - closing date Friday 30 October 2009

Abstracts for papers are requested in two categories:


         Abstract for 20 minute paper on themes outlined above

         Abstract/proforma sheet for the Snap Shot presentations, for a 6 minute presentation


Only contributions which are related to the conference three themes will be considered.

Applicants are to complete the attached proforma outlining abstract submission requirements.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 4 December 2009.


Format of conference

The event will consist of three days of morning presentations with three afternoons of specially designed tours to cover each of the themes.  In addition, a special welcome event will be held in the recently restored Sullys Emporium, now the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.  The conference will provide participants with a unique Australia outback experience, rare access to special heritage places and true country hospitality.   The conference will also showcase Broken Hill's success in inventing a new future and discuss the city's application for National Heritage Listing.


Who should attend?

The conference will appeal to local government planners, architects, historians, landscape architects, archaeologists and others with a general interest in managing Australia's unique heritage. 


Registration and Lodgings

Please note that participants are required to pay for attendance to the conference.  There are no free registrations provided for paper presenters - in this way, the conference fees can be kept to a minimum to make the conference affordable for as many people as possible.


Estimated conference fees are proposed as follows (please note they are still to be confirmed). All prices are GST inclusive:

  Early Bird ICOMOS Members                       $ 475 (payable by 26 February 2010)

  Standard ICOMOS Members                        $ 575

  Early Bird Non-ICOMOS-Members               $ 575 (payable by 26 February 2010)

  Non-Members  of ICOMOS                           $ 675

  Student                                                            $ 330


The above figures exclude accommodation, and the conference dinner (which will be reasonably priced).  Tickets for the afternoon tours and social events can be separately purchased by accompanying persons. 


Draft Program

Day 1 - Thursday 22 April - welcome drinks at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (formerly Sullys Emporium, an adapted heritage building, and winner of many heritage awards), in the main street of Broken Hill, Argent St.  

Day 2 - Friday 23 April - Theme 1 Management of Historic Towns - plenary session, morning papers, guided bus tour of Broken Hill focusing on Theme 1. Conference dinner in the evening.

Day 3 - Saturday 24 April - Theme 2 Industrial Heritage Sites - plenary session, morning papers, guided bus tour of Broken Hill, Silverton and nearby area focusing on Theme 2.  Evening meal at the Silverton Hotel. 

Day 4 - Sunday 25 April, Anzac Day - (opportunity to attend the dawn service in Broken Hill), Theme 3 Remote Pastoralism- plenary session, morning papers, guided bus tour of Broken Hill focusing on Theme 3.  Final sunset drinks at the Sculptures in the Living Desert.. 


Pre and Post Conference Tours

These are being developed and details will be released in late November.


Conference Organising Committee

Conference Convenor - Ray Tonkin

Helen Lardner

Timothy Hubbard

Sue Jackson Stepowski

Elizabeth Vines

Helen Wilson

(and input from many other advisors)


For further information about the conference visit http://www.aicomos.com/2010-conference/


For further information about ICOMOS visit www.icomos.org/australia and for information about call for papers email bradley@ccem.com.au at Countrywide Conference & Event Management. Any general queries about the conference to be sent to stepowsk@tpg.com.au.


2) Guiding the Burra Charter Guidelines


Australia ICOMOS is currently undertaking a review of the Burra Charter Guidelines as part of the Burra Charter Development Program. As part of this review the working group wants to know if you use the existing Guidelines and if there is a need for guidelines on new topics - for example, interpretation or community engagement? What would you find useful in your work?


Please complete our short survey by right now clicking this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=kAD6_2b33Q45tSTSrhgaoH4Q_3d_3d


It will take less than 5 minutes. The survey deadline is Friday 16 October. Everyone's contributions are welcome.


3) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series


Considering a Career in Cultural Heritage?

Launch of ICOMOS mentoring program


A panel of current students, early career professionals and potential employers will explore the expectations, pathways and pitfalls associated with careers in the heritage and museum sectors. A number of short talks will be followed by an open forum for discussion.


This talk will interest undergraduate and graduate students in heritage and museum studies courses and early career professionals who are seeking to work in these sectors.


Following the heritage careers chat, Australia ICOMOS will introduce a mentoring scheme proposed for trial in the ACT before its introduction nationally. If you are interested in mentoring or being mentored please come!


Members, students and early career professional all welcome!


Refreshments will be available.


This is part of a series of talks organised in Canberra by Australia ICOMOS. This event is sponsored by the Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra and the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts at the Australian National University.


Time & Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Tuesday 6 October 2009 - the talk will actually start at 5.30.

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

RSVP: To Duncan Marshall at marsd@ozemail.com.au


4) Cultural and Environmental Heritage at ANU


Graduate Program in Liberal Arts

Cultural and Environmental Heritage


Interested in studying Cultural and Environmental Heritage? The Australian National University offers an exciting suite of graduate awards in Cultural and Environmental Heritage: Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Masters (Honours).


This program provides a focused, national and international outlook on contemporary cultural and environmental heritage practice. The graduate program has been designed to meet the needs of graduates working in all areas of heritage and those interested in pursuing a career in cultural and/or environmental heritage-related fields. Our program reflects contemporary demands for professional skills that enable a much more comprehensive approach to heritage concepts and the development of practical skills. Extensive and individualised internship programs, strong industry connections and expertise in practice-led research combine to provide students with a strong sense of intellectual context as well as professional training geared to future employment. Courses are taught flexibly and we offer a range of learning approaches and intensive (short) courses.


Individual courses offered in 2010/2011 include:

  Cultural and Environmental Heritage: key concepts and practices

  World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values (short course)

  Material Culture Studies

  Rock Art Field School (short course)

  Cultural Landscapes

  Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places (short course)

  Museums and Collections: key concepts and practices

  World Rock Art

  Connections to Country: understanding Indigenous heritage in Australia

  Masterclass in Cultural Heritage and Collections

  Museums, Art and Society in the Asia Pacific

  Indigenous Collections and Exhibitions

  Internships, research projects and more!


Want to know more about what could lie ahead? Also attend the mentoring/careers night we are co-hosting with the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts, Australia ICOMOS, and University of Canberra - 5.00-6.30 pm, Tuesday 6 October 2009, National Archives of Australia. For more details on this event contact kylie.message@anu.edu.au (+61 2 6125 5429).


For further information on Cultural and Environmental Heritage at the ANU visit: http://rsh.anu.edu.au/graduate/liberal_arts/culture_envirheritage.php

or contact the Program Coordinator at sally.may@anu.edu.au (+61 2 6125 5889).


5) Collections Council of Australia seeks new benchmarks for collections policy


Dear colleagues working in the Australian arts and cultural media,


The Collections Council of Australia today announced its plans to develop and promote a new model for sustainable scientific and cultural collections in Australia.


The Council's Chair, Noel Turnbull, said that such a model is an urgent national priority for nation-wide benchmarks, policy development and funding of the collections sector.


Here is the URL for a News item about the proposed new Model on our website:



From the News item, you can access our media release and a related position paper about the Model. (I also attach the text herewith in PDF format.)


Yours faithfully,


Margaret Birtley


Collections Council of Australia Ltd


6) Links to recent DEWHA media releases


Convict cells discovered on Cockatoo Island



Australia becomes a party to UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity Lisbon, Portugal



7) Period gardens: landscapes for houses with history


Leading landscape designer Myles Baldwin details his experiences of restoring some of Sydney's finest period gardens; including Bronte House, Rona and Boomerang.


For further information, visit



8) Launch of recent issue of Esempi di Architettura


The issue of Esempi di Architettura no 7 (Rehabilitation planning in the historical towns of the occupied Palestinian territory - ISBN 978-88-6336-070-7) will be launched in Rome on October 1.


For more details, visit:




9) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat


The ICOMOS International Secretariat E-news is now available online as a PDF.


International Secretariat E-news no 50




  In Memoriam : Leon Pressouyre, Coordonateur ICOMOS pour la Convention du Patrimoine mondial / ICOMOS coordinator for the World Heritage Convention

  In Memoriam : Lenin Ortiz, Founder of ICOMOS Ecuador

  Heritage Alert: Stockholm City Library, Stockholm (Sweden)

  ICOMOS Argentina: New Website

  ICOMOS Chile: Elections

  ICOMOS France : Colloque International : "Valeurs universelles, valeurs locales, pour qui et pour quoi un site est-il grand ?"

  ICOMOS Malta: ICOMOS membership card now gives free access to all sites managed by Heritage Malta

  ICOMOS Mexico : Elections

  ICOMOS International Committee on Legal and Financial Issues (ICLAFI): New E-Journal

  ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH): Alvaro Gomez Ferrer honoured

  Support Needed! Severe Threat to Belgian Modernist Masterpiece

  Publication: Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point (2nd edition)

  ICCROM: ATHĀR Programme - Documentation of Heritage Sites in the Arab Region

  Publication: ICCROM: AFRICA 2009 Programme: Protection juridique du patrimoine culturel immobilier / Cultural Heritage and the Law

  International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (Croatia): New Website

  University of Nova Gorica: Graduate Study Programme : Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage

  Caribbean Heritage Course in Curacao

  American Academy in Rome: Rome Prize 2010

  Call for Nominations: Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2010

  Competition for Image Models of 20th-century Architectural Heritage

  Conference: Architecture and the State, 1940s to 1970s

  Conference: World Heritage and Tourism: Managing for the global and the local

  Confernce: Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF): The Heritage Imperative: Old Buildings in an Age of Environmental Crisis

  Heritage Preservation China - International Trade Fair of Heritage Conservation, Restoration and Museum Technology

  Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH): Electronic Newsletter

  International National Trusts Organization (INTO): E-bulletin July 2009

  Urban History: Newsletter August / September 2009

  Culture Action Europe Newsletter #7 - September 2009

  Getty Conservation Institute: GCI Bulletin August 2009

  International Federation of Landscape Architects: IFLA News Brief #21

  Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) News





10) Project Archaeologist & Technical Archaeologist, Heritage Insight, Melbourne


Heritage Insight Pty Ltd is a small archaeological consulting firm based in Richmond, Melbourne whose operations extend mainly through Melbourne and Regional Victoria. We are seeking two people to join our friendly team of heritage professionals in Melbourne, with some opportunities to also work at locations interstate.


The Project Archaeologist will have at least two years' full-time experience working as an archaeologist at a project management level in a heritage consulting environment. The person will demonstrate an ability to independently conduct and supervise all aspects of a heritage consulting project. They will also be skilled in liaison and consultation with clients, Indigenous communities and government heritage agencies. A demonstrated record of timely project delivery is also essential.


The Technical Archaeologist will preferably have had some exposure to a consulting environment and experience in assisting with fieldwork for consulting projects. The position involves conducting and assisting with research for consulting projects, assisting with fieldwork and assisting with the production of consulting reports.


For both positions, a current drivers licence and ability to work at locations away from home is essential.


A position description can be obtained by ringing or emailing the Office Manager, Ms. Shirley Torres, on (03) 9429 4930 or shirleytorres@heritageinsight.com.


Enquiries regarding either position can be addressed to David Rhodes or Matthew Barker on (03) 9429 4930 or davidrhodes@heritageinsight.com / matthewbarker@heritageinsight.com.


Applications may be lodged by post or email and should be addressed to:


David Rhodes

Managing Director

Heritage Insight Pty Ltd

PO Box 4168

East Richmond. Vic. 3121



11) Senior Heritage Consultant, ERM Australia Pty Ltd (Melbourne office)


Senior Heritage Consultant


ERM Australia Pty Ltd

  Leading Environmental and Social Consultancy

  Excellent Career Opportunities

  Diverse range of projects


ERM is the world's leading provider of environmental, health and safety, risk and social consulting services. We have 145 offices in 41 countries, employing over 3,500 professionals, providing the best global platform in the industry. For more than 30 years, we have been delivering innovative solutions to leading business and government clients to help them manage environmental risks and challenges within their organisations. In doing so, we have become one of the world's largest and most successful environmental consulting firms offering a range of compliance assurance, impact assessment planning, site investigation and remediation, and corporate advisory services.


Our people are outstanding, and our workplace is energised. We actively strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to grow and build meaningful and rewarding careers.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Heritage Consultant. Based within our Melbourne office, you will play a key part in the growth of our already expanding Victorian heritage business which comprises of projects throughout Australia and overseas. Your time will be spent working on a variety of heritage projects in addition to actively pursuing business growth and development opportunities.


You will have gained considerable experience in consulting practice dealing with complex assessments and possess an excellent knowledge of relevant legislation. Your role will see you providing expert heritage advice to clients in addition to providing assistance in team leadership, mentoring and business development. Your ability to demonstrate high level project management skills along with a strong track record in developing solid client relationships will be extremely highly regarded.


In return for your 'hands on' technical skills and your desire to play a key part in growing the business, you will be rewarded with an opportunity to build upon your skills and diversify your experience all within an environment that strongly encourages both personal and professional development.


If you are interested in growing your career in a challenging, innovative and supportive working environment and believe you have the drive and ability to match ours, please apply through www.seek.com.au.


12) Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Heritage), Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd


Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Heritage)

Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd Sydney

One year full-time contract position


Austral Archaeology Pty. Ltd. is a reputable cultural heritage firm. We have the capability to conduct Aboriginal and historical projects across Australia, with offices in Adelaide and Sydney and close links with an affiliated company, Austral Tasmania Pty Ltd, based in Hobart. The company is one of the longest established cultural heritage consultancies in Australia and provides advice and services in relation to both historic and Aboriginal cultural heritage. The company maintains an independently certified quality management system compliant with AS/NZS ISO9001: 2008.


We require a suitably qualified archaeologist to fulfil the role of Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Heritage) in our Stanmore office in Sydney. This is a one-year full time contract position. Applicants must have an Honours degree in Archaeology and 4 years relevant consulting experience. High level verbal and written communication skills are essential as are well developed report and proposal writing skills. Applicants must have the ability to prepare Section 87 and Section 90 applications to meet DECCW requirements, demonstrate an understanding of relevant state and federal legislation, have a high level of ability to undertake consultation with clients and Aboriginal stakeholder groups, have a valid driving licence, and be prepared to comply with the company's Quality Assurance and Occupational Health and Safety systems. Employees must be prepared to travel and undertake project work out of business hours and in remote locations if required.


Applicants must include a current Curriculum Vitae and address the criteria listed in the Job Specification for this position. Copies of the specification are available from info@australarchaeology.com.au. Applicants should include the name, address and contact number of two current referees. Applications close on 14 October 2009 and should be forwarded to Justin McCarthy at justin@australarchaeology.com.au.

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