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Friday 2 October 2009



1)  Australia ICOMOS 2010 Conference - call for papers

2)  REMINDER - Burra Charter Guidelines survey

3)  Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series

4)  Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

5)  Heritage Industry Skills and Training Needs Questionnaire - 1-12 October 2009

6)  (Un)Loved Modern Conference papers available online

7)  Collections Council announces launch of community heritage wiki

8)  PhD grants available - University of Minho, Portugal

9)  Link to Heritage Tasmania-s E-newsletter

10) RehabiMed bulletin available online

11) CIAV (International Committee of Vernacular Architecture) 2010 conference - call for papers

12) GCI Bulletin - available online

13) GHF featured recently on Fox Business

14) Canadian Heritage Planner visiting Australia and seeks contact


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 for Snap Shot presentations, for a 6 minute presentation


Only contributions which are related to the three conference themes will be considered. For further information concerning contributions and to download the application forms for the submission of abstracts, visit http://www.aicomos.com/2010-conference/call-for-papers/


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) REMINDER - Burra Charter Guidelines survey


Thanks to all those who have already responded to the initial survey about the Burra Charter Guidelines. There is still time to respond! And the survey is really short - 5 minutes maximum.


Click this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=kAD6_2b33Q45tSTSrhgaoH4Q_3d_3d


Everyone's contributions are welcome. Please alert other colleagues to this important survey.


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) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications


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.


The membership forms and details are available on the web page www.icomos.org/australia and from Georgia Meros at the Secretariat, phone (03) 9251 7131 or austicomos@deakin.edu.au. 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 November 2009 Executive Committee meeting, applications would need to be in to the Secretariat by COB 22 OCTOBER 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 wilsonhelen@optusnet.com.au.


5) Heritage Industry Skills and Training Needs Questionnaire - 1-12 October 2009


Starts Thursday 1 October!


The Heritage Chairs of Australia and New Zealand (HCOANZ) have commissioned the Heritage Trades and Professional Training Project to document and evaluate existing professional and trades training and assess community and industry requirements and identify actions needed to address historic heritage training needs.


We are seeking the views of individuals and organisations in the Heritage industry on the skills and professional training needs of people working in the management and conservation of historic heritage places through a Heritage Industry Skills and Training Needs Questionnaire.


The survey will be accessible from Thursday 1st October until midnight on Monday 12th October.


Please take a few moments to complete the survey at:



Or via the GML Website: www.gml.com.au


Your information and opinions will assist with future policy and programs for the development and delivery of appropriate historic heritage training in Australia and New Zealand.


The Heritage Trades and Professional Training Project is being managed by Heritage Victoria on behalf of HCOANZ. The project is being undertaken by a collaborative team from Godden Mackay Logan Pty Ltd, La Trobe University and the Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra.


Please feel free to pass this information to colleagues or friends who may find the project of interest.


For further information about this project, please contact the research team c/- amyg@gml.com.au.


6) (Un)Loved Modern Conference papers available online


Papers and presentation slides for most of the presentations at the recent (Un)Loved Modern Conference held in Sydney are now available online from the Australia ICOMOS conference website www.aicomos.com.


The papers are arranged according to the conference themes. Keynote presentations are also available.


Selected papers will also be published in forthcoming issues of Historic Environment, following an editorial and peer review process.


7) Collections Council announces launch of community heritage wiki


The Collections Council is delighted to announce the launch of the Now and Then website, which uses wiki technology to enable communities to share information about their cultural heritage.


With funding from the auDA Foundation, the Collections Council of Australia has worked in partnership with the Mallala and Districts Historical Committee and its Museum in regional South Australia to develop this community heritage wiki.


Go to http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/collection+connections.aspx to read more about the project and the launch event.


The Collection Council's media release can be downloaded from here: http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/second+announcement+15+september+2009.aspx.


Go to http://www.nowandthen.net.au/ to visit the Now and Then wiki, and learn about the places, people, events, organisations and things that represent Mallala's history and heritage. You can also add your own information, including memories of Mallala!


8) PhD grants available - University of Minho, Portugal


The Department of Civil Engineering at University of Minho / Portugal wants to hire two PhD students, in the framework of externally funded R&D contracts. The work will be developed in the framework of structural engineering, namely with respect to: (1) seismic vulnerability of historic masonry structures; (2) health monitoring and innovative NDT techniques for structural diagnosis.


They are looking for motivated individuals with sound knowledge of mechanics of materials and structures, able to develop individual work, capable of innovation, and strongly attracted to the field. Very good knowledge of English is an important requirement. Additional information about the Masonry Group at University of Minho can be found at www.civil.uminho.pt/masonry.


The grant value is about 1000 euro/month for a PhD (tax free), being the city of Guimaraes well below the average living cost in European Union (EU15). The works should be started as soon as possible, being the PhD grant for a preliminary period of 12 months, which can be renewed up to 36 months.


Applicants should send by 15 November 2009 a copy of their Curriculum Vitae, plus a letter of motivation, together with a copy of their graduate certificate to Professor Paulo B. Lourenco, University of Minho, Portugal, e-mail: sec.estruturas@civil.uminho.pt.


9) Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter


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



10) RehabiMed bulletin available online


The latest Bulletin has been posted on RehabiMed's website, with all the news from the last six months. RhM is also on Facebook - check it out and become a fan.



11) CIAV (International Committee of Vernacular Architecture) 2010 conference - call for papers






CIAV invites all ICOMOS members to its next annual meeting and seminar to be held in Kongsvinger, Norway, on 31 May - 4 June 2010


For further information please refer to the three attachments to this email (Preliminary Program, Conference Flyer, Registration Form and Call for Papers).


12) GCI Bulletin - available online


To view the October 2009 issue of the GCI bulletin, visit



13) GHF featured recently on Fox Business


On Tuesday 29 September, Global Heritage Fund's Jeff Morgan was interviewed on Fox Business with Brian Sullivan on the potential for cultural tourism to help developing countries.


To view the interview, visit:



GHF was invited onto the show as part of their G20 Meeting coverage.


This is their second national broadcast this month, and they hope GHF can elevate the global crisis of our endangered heritage, and positive solutions for preservation and community development.


14) Canadian Heritage Planner visiting Australia and seeks contact


Robert Buckle is a consultant heritage planner in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He will be in Sydney for the Masters games, October 10-19 and travelling to Tasmania, October 19-26.


He is interested in meeting a planner or heritage consultant from these areas. He'd like to learn more about Australian heritage conservation and become more familiar with our overall approach. In Sydney he is particularly interested in the Glebe study or similar studies, as that seems to be a parallel activity to the types of projects he and his colleagues are starting to do. In Tasmania he is interested in Port Arthur - his early career was in historic sites and he'd be happy to meet someone from this very important site.


In addition to bringing some sample projects that he and his colleagues have done, he'd be interested in sharing information on the systems in Canada and specifically Alberta, if that was of interest - and he will buy you lunch!


Anyone who is interested in meeting Robert, in possibly conducting some site visits etc. and in providing some informal discussion on heritage conservation in Australia can contact him per the details below.


Robert Buckle MEDes(Planning) MCIP

Heritage Collaborative Inc.

(780) 893-6371


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