In an attempt to publish the newsletter as early as possible on Friday mornings, items for the Australia ICOMOS E-newsletter are to be submitted no later than 3pm the Thursday before. This deadline will be strictly adhered from every E-newsletter issue published from Friday 29 April.
Due to Good Friday, next week’s newsletter will be published on Thursday 21 April. Please submit all items for this issue by COB Wednesday 20 April.
There are many benefits to joining ICOMOS – not only the fantastic people you will meet but membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas, including state based events, conferences and site visits, as well as information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities, course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment. Applications for members to join the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee (EC) are encouraged from all states and territories. For Young Professional and Full Members, the International ICOMOS card gives free or reduced rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and would like to encourage students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership. There are various membership categories and applications can be to be made to the Secretariat.
For further information and to download a membership form, go to the Membership page of the Australia ICOMOS website.
Membership applications are only considered at meetings of the Executive Committee – in order for your application to be considered at the May 2011 Executive Committee meeting, please submit it to the Secretariat by COB Friday 6 May 2011.
If further information is required email the Membership Secretary, Natica Schmeder.
Stonework Investigation at Gallop House
22 Birdwood Parade, Dalkeith
Saturday 16 April 2011
10am – 2pm
The National Trust of Australia (WA) is undertaking work to investigate the condition of the north wall of Gallop House. An area of cement render will be removed and will hopefully shed light on: the original construction and finish of the building; the condition of the building and effectiveness of previous repairs; whether the house was built in two stages; and the possible order of construction.
The team comprises Alan Kelsall of Kelsall Binet Architects and Building Conservationist Piero Casellati, with conservation staff of the National Trust.
The Trust is opening this work to the public to highlight the ways in which the process of collecting and analysing information before making decisions can add substantially to our understanding of important questions about a place.
Gallop House has cultural heritage significance as the oldest private residence within the City of Nedlands, and its close associated with the Gallop family who were amongst the first European settlers associated with farming in the district. It is a fine example of Victorian Georgian style and is a Perth landmark occupying a prime location in a prominent landscaped setting and, being particularly noticeable from Melville Water.
For more information, please contact:
The National Trust of Australia (WA)
The Old Observatory
4 Havelock St
West Perth WA 6005
4. Australia ICOMOS Contact Point – ICOMOS General Assembly, Paris 28 November-2 December 2011: Looking for a volunteer!
For past General Assemblies (GA), attending Australian members have benefited immensely from the efforts of an Australian co-ordinator and contact point. The role of this person has been primarily to collect names and contacts for those planning on attending and to act as a point of contact and communication exchange in Paris for our various attempts to get our Australian contingent together. The latter involves gatherings for strategic discussions in relation to voting, resolutions etc, and the arrangement of an Australian dinner. We usually include our New Zealand colleagues in these invitations, and my limited experience is that there is a growing number who appear eager to nominate themselves as honorary Australians for the night of the dinner! We are looking for a volunteer who is planning on attending the Paris GA and would like to take on this co-ordinating role. There will of course be others on the ground to assist with arrangements and the dissemination of information.
If you are interested in taking on this role or have any queries could you please send me an email or ring on 0409 344 598 by 7 May 2011.
The ISC20C – ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage has organized an International Scientific Conference to be celebrated in Spain regarding Approaches for the Intervention in the Architectural Heritage of the 20th Century . It will be held in association with the Campus Internacional de Excelencia Moncloa – Cluster de Patrimonio and with the collaboration of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM).
PLEASE NOTE: Although the call for papers is now over, there is still time to register to attend the Madrid conference of the ISC20C. All Australians intending to attend the Madrid conference are requested to contact Sheridan Burke for details of a trip to Cordoba on 17 June.
Australia’s archives, galleries, libraries, museums and heritage places are gearing up for the national MayDay campaign in a bid to protect the nation’s heritage from avoidable disasters. The campaign – beginning 1 May 2011 – is organised by Blue Shield Australia.
Dr Jonathan Sweet, chair of Blue Shield Australia, said: “We are urging all people involved in cultural organisations to think disaster-preparedness during the month of May. People can get involved by taking at least one step to prepare for disaster response.”
“Bushfires and floods have been devastating for Australian communities but recent events in Japan are a reminder that disasters may have regional or global consequences. The tragic losses of life and cultural property emphasise the importance of disaster preparedness. Not enough of Australia’s cultural organisations have up-to-date disaster plans that will help to prevent the devastating loss of significant cultural property—putting at risk the things that embody the memories and values that help make up community identities.”
“MayDay is a campaign designed to encourage people to get to know their local fire-fighters and police in a bid to get pointers on safety and preparedness, to take time out to eliminate hazards such as blocked fire exits, improper storage of paints and solvents, or to update a neglected disaster plan.”
Dr Jonathan Sweet can be contacted on 0400 920 790
What is the Blue Shield?
The Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It is the symbol specified in the 1954 Hague Convention for marking cultural sites to give them protection from attack in the event of armed conflict. It is also the name of an international committee set up in 1996 to work to protect the world’s cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disasters.
Blue Shield Committees around the globe comprise four international cultural heritage ‘pillar’ bodies:
- International Council on Archives (ICA)
- International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
- International Council of Museums (ICOM)
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
In Australia, these pillar bodies are represented respectively as follows: Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA); Australia ICOMOS; ICOM Australia; Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Follow Blue Shield on Facebook and Twitter
Notes for editors:
- The MayDay concept originated with the Society of American Archivists in 2006.
- Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of Red Cross, and works to protect the world’s cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disasters.
To view the April 2011 issue of the GCI bulletin, click here.
In this issue: On 11 Janurary 2011, Australia ICOMOS member Susan MacDonald, head of field projects at the Getty Conservation Institute, led a panel of experts in a discussion on climate change, sustainable development, and their relationship to the conservation of cultural heritage. Watch the video online.
Entry is now open for the 2011 Building Design & Conservation Awards.
The Town’s sustainability and ‘sense of place’ can be attributed to the buildings which are designed by architects, realised by builders and cared for by property owners and organisations. The Building Design and Conservation Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the efforts of all those involved in the construction and conservation of Vincent’s buildings.
This year there are three award categories:
- Building Design Excellence Award
- Sustainable Design Award
- Conservation – Municipal Heritage Inventory Award
The following Prizes will be awarded in each category, and will be presented at an Ordinary Meeting of Council:
- First Prize – a Framed Certificate and $1500
- Second Prize – a Framed Certificate and $500
- Third Prize – a Framed Certificate and $250
Entries close 4.30pm Friday 29 April 2011.
For further information and/or for an application form, please contact Senior Strategic Planning Officer Susannah Kendall or Planning Officer (Strategic) Rachel Marie on (08) 9273 6531 / (08) 9273 6528 or via email.
Brochures/application forms are available for download from the Town of Vincent website (click on the following link for the Word version of the Building Design & Conservation Awards – Entry Form). Alternatively, brochures are available from the Administration & Civic Centre and Library & Local History Centre.
Science, springs, soaks and spirits: the heritage of water on Cape York Peninsula
Crowther Lecture Theatre A3.1, James Cook University, McGregor Rd, Smithfield
START: promptly at 5.15pm till 7.30pm followed by refreshments
REGISTRATION is required for catering purposes – click here to register.
ENQUIRIES: email Susan McIntyre‐Tamwoy
Also see the International Day for Monuments and Sites event at James Cook University flier for further information.
To view Volume 1 of the GHR bulletin, click here.
The iconic Great Ocean Road will be placed on Australia’s National Heritage List, Heritage Minister Tony Burke, announced today.
Visiting the Great Ocean Road, Mr Burke said due to its extraordinary historic and natural significance to the nation, the Gillard Government had added the Great Ocean Road including the Twelve Apostles and world-famous Bells Beach, to Australia’s National Heritage List.
The Great Ocean Road becomes the 92nd place on a list of Australia’s most valued natural, Indigenous and historic heritage sites.
Click here to read the whole media release.
12. International Day for Monuments and Sites Queensland event for AICOMOS members – Monday 18 April 2011
In recognition of the 2011 International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrating the Heritage of Water, Queensland members of Australia ICOMOS are invited to visit the 2010 National Heritage Award winning offices of Riddel Architecture. Designed in 1953 by Karl Langer, West’s Furniture Showroom was an influential landmark of modern design in its day that had almost been lost through neglect and detrimental change. Following the conservation work, the building was fitted out as the office premises of Riddel Architecture, who now occupy this architectural gem. Robert Riddel has kindly offered to open his office for AICOMOS members for this event. We can gather around the reconstructed goldfish pond surrounding the former Showroom and have a chat over a glass of wine. Thom Blake (Peter Marquis-Kyle is no longer available) will show some pictures and give a short talk on the cultural heritage of water. Expect to hear about deluges, dams, damp, drought, distress, distraction, and lighthouses.
When: 5.30 to 6.30pm, Monday 18 April 2011
Where: Offices of Riddel Architecture, 620 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
Who: This event is for Australia ICOMOS members only and places will be limited, so please RSVP by email to Ruth Woods by COB Friday 15 April 2011 to finalise numbers for catering
Cost: Donation at the door to cover wine/juice/nibbles. Any profits made will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s flood and cyclone appeal.
The Heritage Council of Western Australia is seeking experienced heritage professionals who can assist local governments and their communities across regional WA.
Individuals are invited to apply for the role of Regional Heritage Adviser (RHA) in one or more of the seven defined regions around the State, or to nominate to be on a panel for future ad hoc work with local government.
Heritage professionals with specialist skills are invited to nominate in areas of buildings conservation, heritage architecture, archaeology and heritage tourism. Specialists may either apply as a RHA or panel member.
Applications for participation in the WA Regional Heritage Advisory Service close close Friday 29 April, 2.30pm Perth time. Please note that, due to public holidays, additional time should be allowed for postal delivery.
The tender documentation can be found on the Tenders WA website by searching the reference HCWA201100103.
For further information please contact Callum Crofton on (08) 9220 4151 or email Callum.
4th Edition of Master in “World Heritage at Work” 2011-2012
15 June 2011 to 14 June 2012
Deadline for Applications: 29 April 2011
The 4th edition of the Master in “World Heritage at Work” will be delivered from 15 June 2011 to 14 June 2012 in a succession of distance learning (from 15/6 to 26/8), face to face classroom learning (from 29/8 to 16/12) and finalization in home-country of project document/WHS management plan (from 10/1 to 14/6).
The International Training Centre of the ILO (Turin School of Development), the “Università di Torino” and the “Politecnico di Torino” in collaboration with UNESCO-WHC, ICCROM, and SITI, have pooled their resources for the design and delivery of this Master.
The Master is intended to contribute and to improve management of cultural resources through preparing managers and practitioners to be cultural entrepreneurs and promoters of local development, income generation and job creation, enriching the traditional conservation approach.
It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for the preservation and promotion of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites (WHS), through the preparation of management plans and projects, including the identification of strategic activities.
Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a joint 1st level specialization Master’s Diploma from the University of Torino and the Politecnico di Torino.
Essential requirements for admission are:
- to hold a first university degree (minimum 3 years)
- to be able to submit a viable project idea (concerning a World Heritage Site or related cultural project)
- to be fluent in the English language
The deadline to submit applications (along with a preliminary project idea) is 29 April 2011. The Scientific Committee of the Master will assess all nominations and select the most promising candidates.
For further information and to download the flier, click here.
15. UMass Center for Heritage and Society – International Heritage Online Studies – Summer 2011 Session 1 course offerings
The University of Massachusetts’ Center for Heritage and Society is offering a Summer Online Program of professional training courses on digital, intangible, and community-engaged heritage.
The International Heritage Studies Program provides skill building and career enhancement training for professionals engaged in heritage administration in a wide variety of public and private settings, including CRM firms, NGOs, heritage-related non-profits, historical commissions, museums, town and city governments, museums, state historic preservation offices, and relevant federal agencies.
Graduate and post-graduate students in heritage-related disciplines (e.g. history, archaeology, planning, public policy, economics, sociology, education, and communication) seeking career advancement can also benefit from the program’s focus on practical, applied heritage skills.
Taught by an international faculty of highly experienced heritage scholars and professionals, the program offers training in community-based heritage planning and in the implementation of relevant UNESCO procedures and operational guidelines for World Heritage and Intangible Heritage. These are essential skills for civic administrators, planners, CRM firms, and staff of NGOs and community groups.
Some of the courses in this program are developed in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and the International Council on Museums and Sites (ICOMOS).
The registration deadline for all courses is 1 May 2011.
16. 2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation – entry deadline extended to 30 April 2011
The UNESCO Bangkok office is pleased to advise that the deadline for the receipt of entries for the 2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation has been extended. Previously 31 March 2011, it is now 30 April 2011.
The awards programme, in its twelfth year, recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region.
For more information, please visit the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation website.
Entry forms and regulations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Click here to read the latest news from ICOMOS International. This issue is dedicated to the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium ‘Heritage: Driver of Development’
- Invitation by the President of ICOMOS
- Invitation by the President of ICOMOS France
- Honorary Committee
- Preliminary programme
- Presentation of the Scientific Symposium
- Practical information
- Grants for attending the 17th general Assembly and Scientific Symposium
- Call for draft resolutions
- Call for candidates for the Piero Gazzola Prize
- Call for candidates for ICOMOS Honorary Membership
- Call for candidates for election to the Executive Committee
- Voting rights, proxies and payment of membership dues
- Key dates to remember
This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, is in two sections, freshwater and saltwater, and includes photographs of; Antarctica, seascapes and coastal scenes, inland water ways and rivers, and images of swimming and bathing.
Visit the National Gallery of Victoria website for further information.
Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) is an annual conversation between parliamentarians and industry leaders that showcases the relationship between Australian communities and their built environment.
BEMP 2011 will take place in Canberra and will consist of the following events:
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Australia Award for Urban Design presentation dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia
Wednesday 22 June 2011
9.00am – 5.30pm
Theatre, Parliament House of Australia
Visit the Built Environment Meets Parliament website for further information.
The Australian Antarctic Division joins the rest of Australia in celebrating Heritage Week in 2011.
The week runs from 14–20 April, and also incorporates the International Council on Monuments and Sites’ International Day on 18 April.
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) conserves and manages cultural heritage in Antarctica and the subantarctic, including the World Heritage listed Macquarie Island and Heard and McDonald Islands.
Click here to read more.
Global Heritage Fund (GHF) presents:
Seminar on Global Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development
Wednesday 11 May 2011
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Lectures: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Audience Q&A: 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Saving Our Vanishing Heritage
Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund
An Integrated Program for Conservation at Gordian and The Tomb of King Midas, Turkey
C. Brian Rose
James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania; Deputy Director, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Iraq: Saving Iraq’s Ancient Heritage at Ur
Archaeologist, Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage
Sustainable Preservation: A Technical Introduction to the Ethics of Heritage Conservation
Director of Archaeological Conservation, Global Heritage Fund; President, ICOMOS Advisory Committee
Laos and Vietnam: Saving the Early Champa and Khmer Sites of Wat Phu and My Son
Patrizia Zolese, PhD, Lerici Institute, University of Milan
Peru: Preserving Chavín de Huántar and Marcahuamachuco
Director, GHF Peru Heritage
Please RSVP by 1 May 2011 to via email or to 1.650.325.7520.
Surveying Historic Buildings, Second Edition
This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanisms and individual issues associated with damp, timber decay, masonry defects, roofing problems and many other aspects.
Click here for more information.
Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas, National Experiences and Practice
John H. Stubbs & Emily G. Makas
This book delivers the first major survey concerning the conservation of cultural heritage in both Europe and the Americas. Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas: National Experiences and Practice serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field. Following the acclaimed Time Honored, this sequel publication presents contemporary practice on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis, facilitating comparative analysis of similarities and differences. Emphasis is placed on solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed.
Click here for more information.
Journal of Architectural Conservation
As the leading authority in its field, the international Journal of Architectural Conservation provides invaluable guidance on policy, practice and technical developments. Encouraging debate on a broad variety of conservation issues, this peer reviewed Journal with its high academic and professional standards fulfils its ambition to illuminate, question and inform.
Click here for more information.
Horsham Rural City Council seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to prepare Stage One of a Heritage Study for the municipality.
Further details can be found on the tenders page of the Council’s website.
24. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Project Officer (Buildings), Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority has a vacant position for a Conservation Project Officer (Buildings), based in Port Arthur, Tasmania. The position requires experience in and demonstrated understanding of built heritage conservation practices and procedures.
WANTED: A PASSION FOR HERITAGE
Bendigo is known for its cultural heritage, from the grand buildings of the gold tycoons to the tiny miner’s cottages of those who laboured deep under the ground. Our heritage is the reason why countless visitors come to Bendigo every year, why after 150 years, we can still connect with those who came before.
Bendigo’s heritage is essential to who we are and it needs our support.
The City of Greater Bendigo is currently seeking the assistance of two community members with an enthusiasm for Bendigo’s wondrous heritage. Two vacancies exist in the Greater Bendigo Heritage Advisory Committee, a group which provides advice to Council on the identification, protection, preservation, education, and promotion of heritage places in the municipality. The Committee meets in the evening, on the third Thursday of every month, commencing at 5pm.
If you are interested in being a part of this influential group, please submit an application with details of your knowledge, experience and interest relating to heritage matters by 6 May 2011. Those with expertise in other fields and from rural Bendigo are especially encouraged to apply.
Expressions of interest and enquiries should be addressed to:
City of Greater Bendigo
P.O. Box 733
Bendigo VIC 3552
(03) 5434 6125
CONSERVATION ARCHITECT for the World Heritage Site of George Town
Terms of Reference..
- We need someone who is an Architect with strong in-practice experience within the conservation sector in the Asian context.
- Those without the necessary paper qualification but have suitable and extensive practical experience conservation project and the preparation of conservation management plan will also be considered.
- He/She must be well skilled in the art of conservation of buildings in an urban landscape including shophouses, bungalows and public buildings. A working knowledge of traditional building methods and materials used in the Asian context is absolutely necessary.
- The job entails close monitoring of construction, restoration and repair of properties the World Heritage Site of George Town. The conservation architect will be responsible for advising clients on conformity to conservation guidelines, advising on appropriate conservation materials and building methods and on satisfactory standards of workmanship.
- The architect is expected also to monitor conservation works on an ad-hoc basis to ensure the proper carrying out and completion of construction on restoration and repair works in accordance with building codes on the site as well as conservation guidelines.
- The architect will be leading and directing a small team in ensuring a smooth, advise and monitoring of conservation projects in George Town. In addition, the architect will also train junior team members and relevant staff of the City Council on material, technology, and construction and repair knowledge in building conservation works.
- The architect will report to General Manager of the GTWHI. All other terms of employment will follow the terms of employment in the contract.
- The architect will be heading heritage advisory team for property owner/ who intend to develop, to advice on significant of the site, preparation of Heritage Management Plan & Heritage Impact Assessment, design and conservation guidelines.
Interested applicants are requested to write in or email to GTWHI (George Town World Heritage Inc) with recent passport sized photograph, stating current and expected salary and contact number before 30 April 2011 (the deadline has been extended from 18 April).
(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)
For further information please contact:
George Town World Heritage Inc. – website
address: 116 & 118, Acheh Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
telephone no. : +604 261 6606
fax no. : +604 261 6605
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