Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 450

  1. Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee dinner invitation
  2. Burra Charter workshop, Sydney, 27 August
  3. Tour of the ‘Big Dig’ Archaeology at YHA Sydney
  4. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series
  5. Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places
  6. “Making it happen: protecting cultural landscapes” forum, Friday 3 September, Melbourne
  7. Prisoners of Age exhibition, Fremantle Prison
  8. DMACH 2011: Digital Media and its Applications in Cultural Heritage conference – deadline for paper submissions extended
  9. Link to Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter
  10. CIAV newsletter available online
  11. First issue of the ICAHM newsletter published
  12. News from Heritage South Australia
  13. New publication on the conservation of ancient Japanese traditions
  14. Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD): Upcoming Conferences September – October 2010
  15. SITUATION VACANT Executive Officer, Mint Inc
  16. SITUATION WANTED Heritage Architect looking for work

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1. Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee dinner invitation

The Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS is meeting in Sydney on the 28-29 August, and would like to invite interested NSW members and their partners to join us for dinner at 7pm on the Saturday 28 August 2010. A booking has been placed at the restaurant of the Harbour View Hotel. A set menu of two courses (entree and mains, alternate placing) is proposed @ $48 per person, and details of the menu can be found on the website. Please be advised that unfortunately a la carte is not available given the size of the booking.

To confirm a place please RSVP to Anita Krivickas by email by COB Friday 20 August 2010. Please also advise if a vegetarian option is required.

Drinks are proposed from 6pm at the Harbour View Hotel and the Executive Committee would especially like to welcome and meet our young professional members.

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2. Burra Charter workshop, Sydney, 27 August

Burra Charter Development Program

As part of the Burra Charter development program, Australia ICOMOS is running a series of workshops around the nation 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 next workshop ion the series will be in Sydney on Friday 27 August. The workshop will include a report back on findings so far, and explore a range of issues related to the Charter and its guidelines.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Time: Friday 27 August, 3.30-5.30pm
Place: McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Sydney (opposite Central Railway Station)
Please RSVP to Anita Krivickas by email by Monday 23 August 2010

Please note that due to security access to the McKell building an RSVP is essential, otherwise entry may not be guaranteed.

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3. Tour of the ‘Big Dig’ Archaeology at YHA Sydney

In conjunction with the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee meeting in Sydney on Saturday 28 August, we are organising a free tour of the Sydney Harbour YHA which is on the ‘Big Dig’ site in Cumberland Street, The Rocks. The Big Dig was one of Australia’s most significant and longest running urban archaeological excavations. The Sydney Harbour YHA combines an innovative green star rated building, designed by architects Tzannes Associates, with the conservation and interpretation of in-situ archaeology. The YHA, Godden Mackay Logan and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, worked collaboratively on the project and since opening it has received considerable acclaim. The project recently won the National Award for Tourism at the Urban Taskforce Development Excellence awards.

The tour will start at the Education Centre at the Sydney Harbour YHA in Cumberland Street at 4.45pm and will be led by SHFA archaeologist Wayne Johnson and YHA Education & Interpretation Officer Alison Frappell. To confirm a place please RSVP to Peter Romey by email by Thursday 26 August 2010 so that we can manage the numbers.

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4. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series

The Centre of Heaven and Earth: the Monuments of Dengfeng, China and their journey to World Heritage Status

A Daoist worship practice at Zhongyue Temple, one of the Dengfeng monuments

The eight clusters of monuments, located in the foothills of the central sacred mountain, Songshan, span nine Chinese dynasties. They include some of the best examples of ancient Chinese buildings devoted to ritual, religion, science, technology and education.

The presenter, Juliet Ramsay, is a heritage landscape professional and in 2008 undertook a site evaluation of the Dengfeng Monuments for ICOMOS in its role as UNESCO Advisor on WH nominations. Her presentation touches on the heritage qualities of the nominated groups, their conservation management and some of the issues that the State Party, China, and evaluators encountered in the listing process.

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 26 August 2010 – 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 Marilyn Truscott

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5. Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places

27 September – 1 October at Port Arthur (5 days)

One place left!

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and IPPHA are pleased to offer a unique professional development opportunity for one last participant in the above course to replace someone who has had to pull out.

The course will provide an unparalleled opportunity to build advanced skills while getting to know two of Australia’s most outstanding heritage sites (the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites), both now listed as World Heritage as part of the successful Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Nomination accepted this month at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brazil.

The course will be taught by eminent heritage professionals Dr Michael Pearson and Professor Sharon Sullivan. Port Arthur and ANU staff will also assist.

For a review of the first course offered through this collaboration, see the ‘Heritage skills developed at Port Arthur’ article.

For further details email Dr Sandy Blair or go to the IPPHA website.

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6. “Making it happen: protecting cultural landscapes” forum, Friday 3 September, Melbourne

The aim of the Forum, built on the previous six Landscapes Forums, is to evaluate the tools available to communities and governments, both state and local, for the identification, conservation and management of significant cultural landscapes.

For further information, click here.

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7. Prisoners of Age exhibition, Fremantle Prison

“Prisoners of Age” is a powerful series of photographs of inmates and corrections personnel from prisons in the United States and Canada. This moving exhibition captures the complexity of a subject that is seldom contemplated – aging offenders in the correctional system. The project has been exhibited at Alcatraz Penitentiary, The National Archives of Canada, the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, and Kilmainham Gaol, Ireland.

Visit the Fremantle Prison website for further information.

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8. DMACH 2011: Digital Media and its Applications in Cultural Heritage conference – deadline for paper submissions extended

New deadline for paper submissions – September 15, 2010

Organized by
The Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region, Jordan Al-Turath Foundation, Saudi Arabia

In collaboration with
Queen Rania Institute of Tourism and Heritage, Hashemite University

16-17 March, 2011
Amman, Jordan

Over the past few years, a remarkable increase has occurred in the use of digital techniques for the documentation, management, and communication of cultural heritage. This has drastically transformed the way we capture, store, process, represent and disseminate information. The techniques employed have evolved from standard surveying and CAD tools and/or traditional photogrammetry into laser scanning virtual reality and fully automated video-based techniques. However, it is often argued that digital media tend to create and compile value-free content and thus are inefficient in capturing and communicating cultural and symbolic meanings. Digital media, as any other medium, tend to amplify or reduce the cultural phenomena as a result of their constraints and limitations. Thus the issue of using digital media for cultural heritage is by no means a simple one and must be examined from different angles. The aim of DMACH2011 is to explore the opportunities and challenges of using digital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation of cultural heritage. Of particular interest for this year conference are issues related to interactive virtual reality, intelligent and wireless hand-held devices, high speed multi-media, and making virtual reality and augmented reality user-friendly and available resources for the general public.

For further information visit the conference website.

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9. Link to Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter

To download the August 2010 issue of Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter, click here.

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10. CIAV newsletter available online

Click here to download the latest newsletter from the International Scientific Committee of Vernacular Architecture.

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11. First issue of  the ICAHM newsletter published

ICAHM (International Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management) has published its first newsletter. Click here to download.

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12. News from Heritage South Australia

Click here to read the latest news from Heritage South Australia. News items include:

  • Heritage Heroes – recognising outstanding heritage volunteers for 2010!
  • The Portland Maru
  • The grant to the Burra Railway Station
  • New provisional listings for the South Australian Heritage Register

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13. New publication on the conservation of ancient Japanese traditions

Giappone. Tutela e Conservazione di Antiche Tradizioni by Olimpia Niglio and Koji Kuwakino (Pisa: Plus-Pisa University Press, 2010)

The publication is the result of the collaboration between the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo and the Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux, and it will be officially presented in Florence, Italy in Palazzo Strozzi on November 3th, 2010.

The book represents a journey through the world of art, of architecture and Japanese lanscapes, discovering values and methods which are fundamental for the conservation of architectural and historical/artistic heritage. A journey inside the Land of the Rising Sun culture, which expands our mental horizons – as Fosco Maraini wrote – and focusing attention on the intimate mechanisms which are fundamental in the relationship between man and nature.

The book has three parts: Art and Culture, Cultural Scenery, Architecture and Restoration. Inside this tripartition, runs through the traces of ancient and modern traditions again, which also today characterize Japan and are at the base of its cultural development.

OLIMPIA NIGLIO, architect, university researcher in Restoration at the College of Engineering – eCampus University (Novedrate, Como). She teaches architectural restoration at Postgraduate School in Historical/Artistic Assets at the University of Pisa. In 2009 did a lecture about restoration in Italy at the Kanto Gakuin University of Yokohama.

KOJI KUWAKINO, graduate in Engineering at the Chiba University in Japan. In 1999 did a Master on History of Western Architecture at the Tokyo University. In 2007 became Doctor in Research into History of Visual and Performance Arts at the University of Pisa.

To order a copy of this book, download the Giappone. Tutela e conservazione di antiche tradizioni – order form

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14. Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD): Upcoming Conferences September – October 2010

The September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy – “Assessing the Societal, Political and Economic  Benefits of Arts & Culture”
Berlin, 7-12 September 2010

Click here for further information.

Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders: “Emphasizing Commonalities or Differences: New Perspectives on European-Latin American Relations”
Berlin, 12-17 September 2010

Click here for further information.

The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC): “Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World – Moving Towards an International Consensus”
Berlin, 1-4 October 2010

Click here for further information.

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15. SITUATION VACANT Executive Officer, Mint Inc

Mint Inc is a Committee of Management established under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 to manage a substantial portfolio of historic buildings. Mint Inc is self-sustaining from revenue generated from these buildings, and more than this, is able to invest revenue in maintaining and restoring its growing portfolio.

As the executive officer you will be responsible for maintaining reporting and accountability systems, managing the organisation’s day-to-day operations, and overseeing progress on the strategic plan.

For further information, click here.

Applications close 10 September.

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16. SITUATION WANTED Heritage Architect looking for work

Senthilpavai Kasiannan is a Heritage Architect who has recently submitted her PhD (Dept of Archaeology, University of Sydney). She has around 9 years of experience working on a wide range of projects ranging from heritage identification, inventorying, documentation and management projects and hands-on restoration and conservation projects. She has worked on preparing restoration plans, conservation management plan and in a world heritage site assessment report. She has two years of experience working with the Heritage Unit, Canberra, where she helped set up the aboriginal sites database, prepared citations for two properties nominated to the Heritage register, worked as a grants officer and helped in the transfer of information for online access and in the updating of the heritage register database before it moved onto the ORACLE platform. She has expertise in GIS and Remote Sensing software for use as applications in cultural heritage management. She has been part of a team that received the UNESCO-Asia Pacific award of excellence for the restoration of Chamba La-khang, a Buddhist temple in Leh, India. For further information and a detailed CV please contact Senthilpavai via email or on 0403 563 598.

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Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Deakin University
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