As previously advised in the E-news, the Executive Committee (EC) had decided not to raise membership fees for the time being. However, a rise in fees is inevitable at some point and membership fees will be reviewed shortly.
So, now’s a great time to join ICOMOS. The deadline for the submission of membership applications for the August EC meeting has been extended to 11 August 2010.
If further information is required email the Membership Secretary, Natica Schmeder.
Encourage your friends and colleagues to take advantage of the still low fees to join.
2. Australia ICOMOS members – are you planning to go to Dublin for the Advisory Committee/Scientific Council meetings?
ICOMOS Advisory & Executive Committee meetings, and Scientific Symposium
Dublin, Ireland, 26 – 31 October 2010
As President, I will be attending the ADCOM meeting in Dublin in October representing Australia ICOMOS. I know that others amongst our membership will also be going in a variety of capacities, to attend either the Advisory Committee and/or Scientific Council meetings. Over the past few years an increasing number of Australians have attended as Australian involvement in ISC’s continues to grow.
If you are going, either representing your ISC as President or Vice President or as an observer, please advise Georgia at our secretariat office by email. I would appreciate it if you could also provide a mobile number that you will be using while in Dublin. I will try to arrange an informal gathering of AI members in Dublin during the proceedings. It is also useful to have contact numbers in case issues arise that require an AI response (ten AI heads are better than one!)
I gather that accommodation is pricey in Dublin so some of you may be interested in knowing who is also going so that you can explore sharing. Once we have a preliminary list complied I will circulate it amongst the listed group so you can explore options.
President, Australia ICOMOS
As part of the Burra Charter development program, Australia ICOMOS is running a series of workshops in order to engage directly with members about the range of tasks related to the Charter, the current guidelines and possible future guidelines. These workshops will supplement information gathered through the electronic surveys advertised in the e-news and other research. The workshop will include a report back on findings so far, as well as explore a range of issues related to the Charter and its guidelines.
Day: Friday 13 August
Workshop Time: 4 for 4.15pm start – 6 – 7pm refreshmentsVenue: Community Meeting Room – ground floor – Brisbane Square Library – Brisbane city
RSVP: By COB Monday 9 August to Catherine Brouwer
4. 2010 Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques Traditional Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region
WHITRAP Suzhou Centre is going to hold this course in early November 2010, in collaboration with the School of Architecture of Southeast University of China.
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), Suzhou Centre, Suzhou, P.R.China
The School of Architecture of Southeast University, P.R.China
Applications should reach WHITRAP (Suzhou Centre) by 25 August 2010.
For further information, click to view the following documents:
Did Lachlan Macquarie really have a grand vision of Sydney?
Join historian James Broadbent and Government Architect Peter Mould as they explore the consequences of Macquarie’s ambitious building program.
When: Thursday 5 August 2010, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: Museum of Sydney, Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
Cost: $25.00, Concessions/Members $20.00
Bookings: (02) 8239 2211 or click here to buy ticket online (for this particular lecture).
Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie came to Sydney with a vision that shaped the city. In the final talk for this series historian Colleen Morris will discuss the Macquaries’ green legacy with Director of the Botanic Gardens, Tim Entwhistle.
When: Thursday 11 October 2010, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: Museum of Sydney, Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
Cost: General $25.00, Concessions/Members $20.00
Click on the links below to view two newsletters from ISC Shared Built Heritage.
- The International Scientific Committee for Shared Built Heritage – Newsletter no. 2_July 2010
- The International Scientific Committee for Shared Built Heritage – Newsletter no. 2a_July 2010
The Shared Built Heritage ISC also has a new website.
A slideshow about the Suriname venue for the forthcoming Shared Built Heritage ‘plantations’ conference is presented here.
ICOMOS Australia and SE Asia Pacifica members interested in Shared Built Heritage, please email Sue.
ISC Shared Built Heritage Vice President
Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are now open.
This Master Course is organized by a consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic). The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.
Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure and a brochure for download, on the website.
For various reasons, the conference organisers have postponed the conference to 12 – 14 December 2010. Therefore, the last date for submission of the papers has been extended to 3 September 2010.
The conference organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused. They hope that the interest of those people who have already sent in abstracts and who would be sending in abstracts has not waivered and will continue to participate. Those who have already sent in abstracts are able to make some changes to their abstract if they wish to.
Online registration is now open for the 2010 AIMA Conference Perceptions and Misconceptions of Maritime Heritage: accuracy and impact in the public domain.
The 2010 Conference will be held over the 17th and 18th September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Yarra River next to the historic ship Polly Woodside, in Victoria.
This year’s conference theme reflects the wide range of people interested in maritime heritage and shipwrecks in Victoria, and acknowledges that there is a variety of interests, expectations, understandings and misunderstanding that often exist between groups. The theme aims to attract a wide range of sessions and speakers including heritage managers, consultants, artefact conservators, museum staff, asset managers, developers, shipwreck enthusiasts and academic researchers. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.
All delegates and presenters for AIMA 2010 need to register and make the appropriate payment in order to attend the conference.
Early-bird rates are available up until 12 August 2010.
Student and concession rates are available.
Full registration to AIMA 2010 includes the following:
- pre-conference Welcome Reception drinks 16 September
- early morning coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on 17 & 18 September
- conference kit including program and session abstracts
- admission to all conference sessions on 17 & 18 September
- admission to the Jack Loney Award Presentation and Public Lecture on 17 September
Single day registration includes:
- early morning coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the day of registration
- conference kit including program and session abstracts
- admission to all conference sessions on the day of registration
You must be a financial member of AIMA for 2010/2011 to be eligible for reduced member rates. Students unwaged persons and pensioners must provide a copy of valid ID.
Non-AIMA Members will notice that it is cheaper to join AIMA and register as a member than to register as a non-member. AIMA membership is $45 for Ordinary members and $35 for Student members. Membership entitles you to receive 4 newsletters, 1 AIMA Bulletin per year and any Special Publications. We are expecting that the Special Publication on the City of Launceston will be launched around Conference time.
For your convenience, here is an AIMA Membership Form 2010_2011
Jack Loney Award Presentation & Public Lecture
The fifth Jack Loney Award will be presented on Friday 17 September followed by the annual AIMA Public Lecture to be given by Phillip Robertson, Senior Inspector of Maritime Archaeology, Historic Scotland. The lecture will be followed by drinks courtesy of the Heritage Council of Victoria. Please RSVP when you register to ensure we have sufficient seating and catering.
The conference dinner will be held on Saturday 18 July at Medici in Docklands. Tickets are $60 and include appetisers, main course, desert followed by coffee or tea and wine to the table. Tickets must be purchased with registration as numbers are limited. Information on the venue can be found here: http://www.medici.net.au/
A number of trips have been suggested. Please indicate your interest and you will be contacted by the trip organiser.
All cancellations must be made in writing to the AIMA 2010 organising committee. Cancellations before 16 August 2010 will forfeit $50.00 of registration fee to cover administration costs. No refunds will be made after 16 August 2010. Substitute delegates are acceptable. All cancellations will be acknowledged.
The Significance of World Heritage: Origins, Management, Consequences is to be the first international conference arranged by The World Heritages: Global Discourses and Local Implementations WHILD and will be held on 8-10 December 2010.
Founded in 2003 and situated at Dalarna University, Sweden, “The World Heritage: Global Discourse and Local Implementation”, WHILD, started as a research environment, above all in the humanities and social sciences, based on the Falun World Heritage site. It brings together scholars, researchers and administrators in the multidisciplinary field of “Worlds of the World Heritage”.
For further information, visit the conference website.
Nominations are invited for the John Monash Medal for Engineering Heritage. The medal recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals towards increasing the awareness and conservation of Australia’s engineering heritage.
The medal is awarded by Engineering Heritage Australia (a special interest group of Engineers Australia). This award is open to members and non-members of Engineers Australia.
Nominations close 31 August.
To download the July 2010 issue of Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter, click here.
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation is a non-profit Florentine institution endorsing an array of cultural events (some of which involve cultural heritage) in order to encourage mutual exchanges of knowledge among young students, academicians and professionals from different countries with an extensive network of universities, libraries, museums, embassies, consulates, as well as public and private cultural institutions and organizations worldwide.
To read the latest news and upcoming events, click here.
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