Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 455

  1. Australia ICOMOS 2010 AGM – advance notice
  2. Australia ICOMOS in Sydney – any photos?
  3. Australia ICOMOS / National Trust (WA) event
  4. VICOMITES event at Hawthorn Tram Depot
  5. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series: DATE CHANGE
  6. Four tall ships will star at the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
  7. Why does the past matter? – call for papers
  8. News from The ICOMOS Documentation Centre
  9. The Arts of Rome’s Provinces (Getty Foundation Seminar) – call for applications

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1. Australia ICOMOS 2010 AGM – advance notice

Save the date!

The Australia ICOMOS AGM will be held in Canberra on the afternoon of Saturday 27 November. Further details will be available as they are finalised.

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2. Australia ICOMOS in Sydney – any photos?

We are looking for photos from recent events in Sydney for the Australia ICOMOS Annual Report and would be very grateful for any assistance! Would anyone with photos associated with the Australia ICOMOS 152nd Executive Committee meeting or the ICOMOS site visit to the Big Dig archaeological site on Saturday 28 August, or from the Australia ICOMOS drinks and dinner after at the Harbour View Hotel, please get in touch with Helen Wilson via email.

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3. Australia ICOMOS / National Trust (WA) event

The National Trust of Australia (WA) invites members of Australia ICOMOS to preview recently completed, commonwealth funded, conservation and interpretation works at the home of former prime minister John Curtin, his wife Elsie and their children 1923 – 1998.

Time & place: 6pm Wednesday 6 October 2010
Location: 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe
Cost: $10 ICOMOS members, $15 non-members
RSVP to Anne Brake via email by Monday 4 October

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4. VICOMITES event at Hawthorn Tram Depot

ICOMOS members are cordially invited to an informal slide show and drinks, preceded by tour of Hawthorn Tram depot led by Robert Green, Heritage Victoria’s tram history expert.

When: Thursday 7 October 2010

5.30pm tram depot tour
6.00pm drinks
6.30-7.30 slide show provisional program (10 mins each):

  • Vernacular in Norway – Louise Honman
  • Cairns heritage – David Wixted
  • Kyoto – Robyn Riddett
  • UK/Scotland – Ray Osborne
  • Bauhaus buildings in Dessau – Ian Wight
  • Norwegian wood – Amy Chan

Where: Hawthorn Tram Depot, 8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn

Cost: ICOMOS members-free, accompanying guests $10

RSVP by Friday 1 October to Megan McDougall via email.

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5. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series: DATE CHANGE

Marvellous Malta: Megaliths & Monuments – Marilyn’s Mediterranean Moments

Malta – what do we know about Malta? We know the name but … the islands of Malta sit on the major trade route in the Mediterranean midway between Alexandria and Gibraltar. Over the past 7 millennia Malta was a very important strategic place politically—militarily, so that over time almost every European power held the island. Malta’s heritage displays this story from early Megalith builders, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans – Spain, Sicily, Knights of St John for 300 years, Napoleon, to being a British colony for 150 years. The talk will look at the variety of Malta’s heritage – from the megalith temples, to Valetta the Knights Hospitallers’ capital, and to some Australian connections. General questions are asked about how we make decisions to protect the significance of a heritage place and what we risk in so doing.

Marilyn Truscott is a heritage consultant who formerly worked for various governments in Australia on heritage management. Some decades ago she did her MA Archaeology in Beirut and is therefore familiar with Malta’s Phoenician (Lebanese/Palestinian) connections, and its later roles in the Mediterranean and Levant. Marilyn also partly grew up in Canberra with its large Maltese community. In October 2009 Marilyn participated in the ICOMOS Advisory Committee meeting in Malta.

Members and the public are welcome: Refreshments will be available appropriate to the topic of the talk! This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS-Canberra.

Time & Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Thursday 30 September 2010 – the talk will 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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6. Four tall ships will star at the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Four tall ships – Endeavour, James Craig, Soren Larsen, and Southern Swan – will be a major attraction at the 2010 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, on the weekend 16/17 October.

The festival will be as colourful as ever with more than 120 interesting old vessels on show, a host of family-friendly maritime displays and plenty of kids’ activities.

Click here for further information about the festival.

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7. Why does the past matter? – call for papers

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and Society is pleased to announce a FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for an International Conference to be held 4-7 May 2011 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus.

WHY DOES THE PAST MATTER?
Changing Visions, Media, and Rationales in the 21st Century

The goal of this conference is to bring together a wide range of academics, public officials, planners, educators, heritage professionals, and community leaders to examine the practical value of the past through five distinct thematic lenses that assess the psychological, cultural, economic, ecological, and political impacts of heritage administration and commemoration throughout the world.

A special feature of this year’s conference will be the recognition of the achievements of three outstanding heritage professionals for their contributions to a more inclusive, more sustainable public awareness of the significance of cultural heritage in contemporary society. In addition to presenting thematic plenary addresses, they will be honored at a special evening event:

  • Henry Cleere – For his worldwide activities in support of, and furtherance of, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and his mentoring of countless heritage professionals throughout the world
  • Barbara Little – For her tireless professional activities and influential publications emphasizing the public value and importance of heritage in general and public archaeology in particular
  • David Lowenthal – For his path-breaking theoretical and philosophical work, which has transformed the contemporary understanding of heritage and its enormous impact on contemporary society

For more information, and to submit abstracts for posters, research papers, and organized sessions, visit the conference website or contact the Program Coordinator, Heidi Bauer-Clapp via email.

Abstracts will be accepted until 1 December 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 January 2011.

Details for conference registration and accommodations will be announced soon.

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8. News from The ICOMOS Documentation Centre

Bibliographic database

The ICOMOS Documentation Centre’s online bibliographic database has been updated. More than 400 new references have been added since January 2010. Total references available: 36120.

Search the collection

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9. The Arts of Rome’s Provinces (Getty Foundation Seminar) – call for applications

The question of how we understand the art of the Roman provinces urgently requires reexamination in light of new thinking about colonialism and imperialism, set within the framework of an increasingly global world. At the same time that Anglophone art historians and archaeologists are querying whether we still can use the early 20th century concept of “romanization” – the processes by which cultures were brought in contact and materially changed by the Roman imperial presence – innovative art historical and archaeological techniques, theories, and analytic strategies permit us to explore the art of the provinces with fresh excitement and sometimes unexpected results.

This seminar, sponsored by the Getty Foundation, is designed to bring together a diverse international group of historians, art historians, museum professionals, and archaeologists interested in both theoretical issues of “romanization” and the particular manifestations of material culture in the various provinces. Our intention is to promote and provoke a broad conversation about the future of this developing field. Two intensive two-week sessions are envisaged: one in Great Britain (May 2011) and one in Greece (January 2012). The seminar will be led by Professor Emerita Natalie Boymel Kampen (Columbia University) and Professor Susan E. Alcock (Brown University), in conjunction with a team of distinguished international scholars.

We now call for applications to join this traveling seminar. We particularly welcome expressions of interest from individuals at the junior or mid-career level, from the diverse range of fields mentioned above. Applicants must have an appropriate terminal degree such as the M.A., M.Phil., M.F.A., or Ph.D. Current students (including those of ABD status) may not apply.

Application deadline: 1 November 2010

For more information and to download the application materials, click here.

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