Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 456

  1. VICOMITES event at Hawthorn Tram Depot
  2. Salt Attack & Rising Damp seminar, Brisbane, October 2010
  3. Australia ICOMOS / National Trust (WA) event
  4. Australia ICOMOS website – events calendar
  5. Sustainable Heritage Seminar, 18 November 2010 – program available
  6. Link to Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter
  7. Australian Garden History Society national conference, November 2010
  8. Disaster Management and Cultural Heritage conference, Bhutan, 2010 – website
  9. SITUATION VACANT Director Operations, Heritage Victoria


1. 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.


2. Salt Attack & Rising Damp seminar, Brisbane, October 2010


SALT ATTACK AND RISING DAMP SEMINAR – Responding to damp and salts in historic buildings

Presented by David Young OAM, author of Salt Attack and Rising Damp
With permission from NSW Heritage, Heritage Victoria, South Australia Department of Environment and Heritage and Adelaide City Council.

The programme will include:

  • Understanding the causes of salt attack and rising damp
  • Investigation and diagnosis
  • Approaching treatment in stages
  • Why maintenance may be all that is required
  • Inserting damp proof courses
  • Improving on common practice

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements on the Registration form_Salt attack and rising damp seminar.

When: Friday 29 October 2010
Where: Webber House within the St John’s Cathedral Complex, 373 Ann Street, Brisbane
Parking: No on-site parking available, but there are public car parking stations nearby
Time: 9.00am registration, 9.15am start, finish 5.00pm
Cost: $198 including GST for AICOMOS members, $220 including GST for non-members

Please note that payment is required on registration.

RSVP deadline: Registrations must be received by 4pm, 22 October 2010 in order to confirm that the seminar will proceed.

Registrations: email the registration form to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat or fax to (03) 9251 7158.

Enquiries: email Ruth Woods or call Ruth on (07) 3255 9203.

Registration includes a copy of the book Salt Attack and Rising Damp, authored by David Young

There are a maximum of 25 places and a minimum of 18. If the minimum is not reached, the seminar will be cancelled. Please note that registrations will not be processed until the minimum number of attendees is reached. Confirmation that the seminar will proceed (or otherwise) will be emailed to all registrants by COB 22 October 2010.

Reservation and Payment Policy
Your place will be reserved and confirmed on receipt of a completed registration form. Once the minimum numbers have been reached, your payment will be processed and a receipt/tax invoice will be emailed to you or available for collection on the day.

Cancellation Policy
Once your registration payment is processed, there will be no refunds available if you cancel or don’t attend, but substitute nominees may attend in your place.


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


4. Australia ICOMOS website – events calendar

The events calendar on the Australia ICOMOS website is up and running – click here to view it.

Events that have been advertised in past issues of the e-newsletter have been added. The event title may be a little cryptic in certain instances (due to the number of characters that can be used) but if you hover over the event a box containing further information will pop up. Please note that at this stage, all events that are taking place internationally, in Queensland and in Tasmania are categorised as “General” (pink). We are looking into increasing the number of categories to make the calendar easier to use.

More information on some of the events can be obtained by clicking on the event, which will take you to either an external website or the relevant e-news item.


5. Sustainable Heritage Seminar, 18 November 2010 – program available

The Queensland Heritage Council (QHC), in association with the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Institute for Sustainable Resources, is staging a national workshop in Brisbane focusing on heritage buildings and sustainability. Presenters from both the property industry and government will explore the issues surrounding the ‘greening’ of commercial buildings, particularly heritage buildings.

Topics to be addressed at the workshop include:

  • green trends in commercial buildings
  • the commercial property market in Australia
  • regulation and climate change
  • how heritage buildings can be competitive in a ‘greener’ property market
  • exemplars of adaptive reuse
  • green rating tools and heritage buildings

For further information, download the Sustainable Heritage Seminar – Program.


6. Link to Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter

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


7. Australian Garden History Society national conference, November 2010

‘The Vision Splendid’
31st Australian Garden History Society Annual National Conference

Launceston, Tasmania
5-7 November 2010

By the end of the 19th century Launceston was one of the richest cities in Colonial Australia per head of population. This wealth was sourced from enormous deposits of tin, copper and gold.

Some of the funds generated by this mineral wealth were channelled through Launceston, leading to the construction of the Albert Hall to house the International Exhibition between 1891 and 1892. This magnificent building, one of the few great 19th century exhibition buildings to survive into the 21st century, is the venue for the 31st Australian Garden History Society national conference in November 2010.

For further information, click here.


8. Disaster Management and Cultural Heritage conference, Bhutan, 2010 – website

International Conference on Disaster Management and Cultural Heritage
“Living in Harmony with the Four Elements”

12-14 December 2010
Thimphu, Bhutan

For further information, visit the conference website.


9. SITUATION VACANT Director Operations, Heritage Victoria

Director Operations, Heritage Victoria

  • $90,789 – $121,495
  • Full time / Fixed term: 12 months

Heritage Victoria, Department of Planning and Community Development, has responsibility for administration of the Heritage Act 1995, which enables the identification and protection of a wide range of cultural heritage places and objects in Victoria (excluding those covered by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006). It advises private owners, local and State government, industry and the general community on heritage matters. Heritage Victoria’s aim is to make heritage identification, protection and management accessible and easily understood. Heritage Victoria employs a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated heritage professionals. Heritage Victoria supports the Heritage Council of Victoria, an independent statutory authority, and administers the Heritage Act 1995.

Do you have a well developed knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Heritage Act 1995 and knowledge of the Planning and Environment Act 1987? Are your policy development skills at an exceptional level? If so, this may be the role for you…

As Director Operations, you will manage Heritage Victoria’s statutory operations and act as the Executive Director’s delegate in the exercising of his statutory responsibilities under the Heritage Act 1995. You will provide leadership to staff in Heritage Victoria’s Assessments, Permits, Maritime Archaeology and Information Services teams and you will also be required to provide strategic advice to the Heritage Council of Victoria and represent Heritage Victoria at a high level within and outside Government.

Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description (WORD document) are to be submitted online.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 17 October 2010

The Department is an employer of choice that values diversity and ensures inclusion.

For further information contact Jim Gard’ner, Executive Director, Heritage Victoria on (03) 8644 8952.


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