Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 451

  1. Tour of the ‘Big Dig’ Archaeology at YHA Sydney – last chance to attend
  2. Growing Green Traditional Building and Sustainable Development conference, October 20-23, Chicago
  3. Symposium at Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
  4. American Express Cultural Heritage Grants
  5. Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places
  6. “Making it happen: protecting cultural landscapes” forum, Friday 3 September, Melbourne – bookings extended to 30 August
  7. Painting The Rocks: the loss of Old Sydney exhibition
  8. New Chair for HHT
  9. News from ICOMOS International
  10. Professional Historians Association (VIC) at Melbourne Writers Festival
  11. SITUATION WANTED Heritage Architect looking for work

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1. Tour of the ‘Big Dig’ Archaeology at YHA Sydney – last chance to attend

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 5PM TODAY so that we can manage the numbers.

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2. Growing Green Traditional Building and Sustainable Development conference, October 20-23, Chicago

INTBAU-USA CONFERENCE AND TOUR, CHICAGO, OCTOBER 20-23, 2010
In Partnership with the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference
Produced by Restore Media, LLC, publishers of “Traditional Building” and “Period Homes”

How will we build and restore more sustainably, and more affordably? How can we help each other to do so, through collaborative strategies?

For more information, or to register, visit the conference website.

The USA Chapter of INTBAU is very pleased to announce its upcoming annual conference and tour events at the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, October 20-23, 2010 at the beautiful Navy Pier on Chicago’s waterfront. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of conference events hosted by Traditional Building magazine, including an exhibition of the latest products and ideas in traditional building and urbanism.

This year’s conference events are themed to a topic on everyone’s mind: “how do we make traditional and historic buildings energy efficient, while also preserving their livable character?” This subject and much more will be presented in 50 seminars, workshops, architectural tours, keynotes and craftsmanship demonstrations in a four day event. Come for one day or all four. Additional sessions include: historic tax credits, infill development and downtown revitalization, window restoration, life cycle maintenance for historic facilities, period interior design, LEED for historic buildings, plaster repair, old house restoration and sympathetic additions to historic buildings.

Friday, October 22, join us for the INTBAU Annual Symposium on “New Tools for Adaptive Re-use: The Hardware and the Software.” Speakers will include Steven Semes, author of The Future of the Past, and Steve Mouzon, author of The Original Green. Other featured speakers include Ethan Anthony of HDB/Cram and Ferguson Architects, and Gersil Kay of Building Conservation International. INTBAU members will also have an opportunity to share and discuss their own work. (1:15 pm- 3:45 pm)

On Saturday, October 23, join us on a fascinating tour with Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism, and inaugural chair of the LEED-ND development project. Tour sites will include the Chicago Center for Green Technology, the first adaptive re-use of a municipal building to receive a LEED Platinum certification; City Hall, an adaptive re-use with a stunning 20,300 SF green roof (pending confirmation); and an impressive bungalow neighborhood near Lincoln Square that has had significant green retrofits. Chicago architect Ann Clark will meet up and show us several of these impressive projects. Don’t miss it! (11:15 AM-2:30 PM)

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3. Symposium at Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage Research

The Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage Research Cluster Symposium
International Debates in Heritage Conservation

Thursday 2 September 2010, 5.00-7.30pm

Guest Speakers: Adjunct Professor Sheridan Burke and Meredith Walker

Time
5.00pm (for a 5.30pm start); Drinks and canapés from 6.30 to 7.30.

Location
Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage
Room C5, Level C, Building 7
University of Canberra
Bruce ACT

RSVP essential by Monday 30 August, to Heather Mueller on (02) 6201 2635 or via email.

For further information, download The Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage Research Cluster Symposium flier.

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4. American Express Cultural Heritage Grants

American Express supports organizations and projects that preserve or rediscover important cultural works and major historic sites in order to provide ongoing access and enjoyment for current and future audiences. The programs we support include a broad range of arts and culture: from historic landmarks and public spaces to dance, theater, music, film and the visual arts. We emphasize preserving works that represent a range of diverse cultures.

Criteria
Supported programs must embrace preservation and enable ongoing public access and exposure through one or more of the following:

  • Ensuring public engagement with a restored work of art or historic site
  • Producing or presenting a new interpretation of a work that is in danger of being lost
  • Preserving significant cultural traditions

Applications for archival projects are discouraged.

Please do not submit funding requests for:

  • Individual needs, including scholarships, sponsorships and other forms of financial aid
  • Fund-raising activities, such as galas, benefits, dinners and sporting events
  • Goodwill advertising, souvenir journals or dinner programs
  • Travel for individuals or groups
  • Sectarian activities of religious organizations
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Books, magazines or articles in professional journals
  • Endowments or capital campaigns
  • Traveling exhibitions (we will only consider each venue on its own)
  • Sports sponsorships

Click here for further information.

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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 – bookings extended to 30 August

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. Painting The Rocks: the loss of Old Sydney exhibition

Countless colonial buildings were demolished in The Rocks in the early 1900s. A group of artists set out to capture ‘Old Sydney’ before it disappeared. Retrace the lost streets of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood.

For further information, click here.

A publication of over 150 images from the exhibition is also available for purchase online.

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8. New Chair for HHT

Law firm Chief Eexcutive Michael Rose has been appointed as the new Chair of the HHT. He takes over from Jill Wran who was in the role for nine years and who will continue her association as a Director of the HHT Foundation.

Mr Rose is Chief Executive Partner with international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson and is one of Australia’s leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyers. Outside the firm, Michael is the Chair of ChildFund Australia, an international aid and development organisation active in more than 50 developing countries that supports more than 55,000 children and their communities in developing countries. He is also a member of the Indigenous Engagement Task Force and the Education, Skills and Innovation Task Force of the Business Council of Australia.

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9. News from ICOMOS International

To read the latest news from ICOMOS International, click here.

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10. Professional Historians Association (VIC) at Melbourne Writers Festival

Who tells the past, and how?

Sunday 5 September, 4 – 5.30pm
BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Two teams of dynamic speakers – historians and writers who draw heavily on history in their work – will debate whether ‘history should only be written by historians’ and, in doing so, explore who tells the past and how.

Chaired by Radio National’s Michelle Rayner with Robyn Annear, Susan Aykut, Rachel Buchanan, Graeme Davison, Seamus O’Hanlon and Hannie Rayson

Click here to book tickets.

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11. 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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