Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 482

  1. Deadline for E-newsletter items – REMINDER
  2. New ICOMOS members get 13 months for the price of 12!
  3. “The Cultural Heritage of Water” essay
  4. Australia ICOMOS Contact Point – ICOMOS General Assembly, Paris 28 November-2 December 2011: Looking for a volunteer!
  5. Saving Australia’s Heritage – MayDay call goes out
  6. Vale: Beverley Crouts-Knipe
  7. ACT Symposium 2011
  8. Australia ICOMOS Canberra Talks – Members’ Feedback
  9. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talks Series
  10. Longford Academy 2: registrations closing soon
  11. Launch of Australia’s first Smart Auslan service to guide deaf visitors at cultural sites
  12. “The First Supreme Court – 170 years of Justice” – presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria
  13. News from World Monuments Fund
  14. Call for EOIs: Membership Benefits Coordinator
  15. UNITAR Series on The Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites – call for applications
  16. Professor Ruan Yisan lecture at State Library of Queensland
  17. World Heritage and Sustainable Development Alumni Conference, Cottbus, Germany 2011 – registration closes soon
  18. ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011 – call for papers
  19. The Centre for Heritage at Oatlands
  20. Seeking Proposals for Preservation Trades Demonstrations
  21. GHF presents Seminar on Global Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development, May 2011
  22. Australia’s National Heritage eNewsletter available online
  23. News from ICCROM
  24. SITUATION VACANT Horsham City Council invites tenders for Heritage Study
  25. SITUATION VACANT Greater Bendigo Heritage Advisory Committee – two vacancies
  26. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, World Heritage Site of George Town


1. Deadline for E-newsletter items – REMINDER

As of next week, 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.

Australia ICOMOS appreciates your adherence to this deadline.


2. New ICOMOS members get 13 months for the price of 12!

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.


3. “The Cultural Heritage of Water” essay

Immediate past President and very active Australia ICOMOS member Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy has been contributing with an international effort to promote the heritage of water theme for 18 April this year. She has authored an essay, “The Cultural Heritage of Water”, (with contributions from other international colleagues) and this has been published on the UNESCO website. The essay illustrates the complexity and individuality of humankind’s relationship with water, in order to encourage a broad exploration of the heritage of water, which goes beyond a mere appreciation of the technology associated with its utilisation, consumption and management. The essay thus explores the intangible values associated with water – these intangible values of spirituality, aesthetics, grief and conquest, inspire and give meaning to the range of cultural practices, structures and objects that relate to humanity’s relationship with water, which in turn comprise our cultural heritage.

The essay can be download from this website. (Click here for the Spanish version).

Australia ICOMOS congratulates Susan on this achievement, which is a great contribution to the standing of the international organisation.


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.

With thanks,
Jane Harrington


5. Saving Australia’s Heritage – MayDay call goes out

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

Find out more about the origins of MayDay (MayDay 2011 – Background Flyer) and what you can do to get involved (MayDay 2011 – General Flyer).

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).

Other Inquiries:

Nancy Ladas

Blue Shield Secretariat – email
T: 0408 240 490
Visit the Blue Shield Australia website

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.


6. Vale: Beverley Crouts-Knipe

It is with profound sadness and shock that we hear of the sudden passing of Beverley Crouts-Knipe, stalwart of ICOMOS South Africa and the ISC Shared Heritage. Everyone who was fortunate enough to enjoy the sunshine of her warmth and generous spirit has been enriched by her enthusiasm and vibrant personality. Her passion for the heritage of South Africa was evident in her tireless and innovative work, her care and support for owners, managers and communities. Our deepest sympathy, love and strength to Trevor, the children and family at this impossible time.

Sheridan Burke


7. ACT Symposium 2011

ACT Symposium 2011 – Heritage and Planning: partners in development
Saturday 23 July 2011, 9am – 4.30pm
Sir Roland Wilson Building Theatrette, McCoy Circuit, Acton

What works well, what hasn’t been a success and what has fallen through the cracks?

Call for papers and sponsors

Planners, developers, engineers, historians, archaeologists and heritage professionals are invited to present papers on suburban or amenity planning with cultural heritage themes, conservation projects and priorities, specific historic sites, ghosts of heritage past and any other relevant topic.

  • Organisations are invited to join as sponsors (running a session or assistance with planning will suffice!) Sponsors logos will be displayed.
  • Presenters please register your interest and you will be advised when to send a summary.

Further information: email the Canberra Archaeological Society or phone 0408 443 243.


8. Australia ICOMOS Canberra Talks – Members’ Feedback

Dr Leah McKenzie—Airplanes, Trucks, Tyres and Shipwrecks: Australia’s Underwater Cultural Heritage (24 March 2011)

ACT ICOMOS members and guests were lucky enough to attend a fascinating presentation on Australia’s underwater cultural heritage by Dr Leah McKenzie, an archaeologist, and the Director of Strategies and Information, Heritage Division, in the federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water and Communities (SEWPaC).

Leah’s presentation included a description of the many types of underwater cultural heritage, including evidence of human habitation, such as Indigenous heritage sites drowned by the climate warming at the end of the Ice Age some 10,000 years ago (although very hard to find), shipwrecks, aircraft wrecks and many other types of isolated sites and artefacts.

The significance of underwater cultural heritage includes its value to the community, tourism potential, ability to represent a snapshot of culture, strong associations as the final resting place of those many people killed at sea, and ecological value as unique marine habitats.

Leah further outlined the many challenges in discovering underwater heritage such as physical and legal restrictions on diving, especially to deep-water wrecks. The management of underwater heritage was also outlined as a unique challenge for the managing bodies, with complex legislation in place including the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage 2001 and the Australian Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.

Many anomalies exist in the various legislative instruments including what types of heritage are included (shipwrecks, aircraft wrecks etc.) how old wrecks must be to be considered significant, management of human remains and the ratification of these legislative instruments by individual countries. Leah presented the complexity of the process to ratify the UNESCO international convention that the Australian Government is currently going through (see below).

Legislative constraints also exist around boundaries of management of underwater cultural heritage, including between state/federal waters. These create difficulties for those who want to conserve these places for future generations and protect important relics against illegal looting and trading, which is still legal in many countries. The management of Australian owned vessels in international waters also creates a difficult conundrum for managers, with bilateral agreements being created for many places.

Leah managed to fit a remarkable amount of interesting facts and anecdotes—and images, into her short presentation, sparking an interest in many attendees to learn more about this type of heritage.

Amy Guthrie

Australian Government process for ratification of treaties (from Leah McKenzie)

  • Consultation with States and Territories
  • Cabinet approval for new enabling legislation
  • National Interest Analysis (NIA) developed based on consultation
  • Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) reviews Legislation, Convention and NIA – 20 sitting days
  • JSCOT advises position
  • Minister informs Minister Foreign Affairs of JSCOT views
  • Minister Foreign Affairs agrees to submit Convention to Federal Executive Council for approval
  • Federal Executive Council approves Convention
  • Australian Government deposits instrument of accession to the Convention with UNESCO Director-General


9. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talks Series

Cherry blossom and modern Japan

Cherry blossom has a fascination in Japan and for visitors to Japan. After the recent disasters, this light-hearted talk will look at some of the cultural (heritage?) aspects surrounding Cherry blossom-time in Japan – illustrated with a range of nice images of course. Think of a Spring evening picnic in a park sipping sake under the blossoms and serenading the neighbourhood!

Duncan Marshall is a heritage conservation practitioner and occasional visitor to Japan during Spring.

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.

Time & Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Thursday 28 April 2011 – 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


10. Longford Academy 2: registrations closing soon

Just a reminder about the APT Longford Academy (LA2) to be held 16-20 May 2011 in Tasmania, for which registrations close on 30 April 2011. LA2 provides opportunities for exploration of conservation issues, including relationships between fabric and contents, at two World Heritage inscribed places in Northern Tasmania.

The APT collaborative learning model provides outstanding opportunities for R&R for experienced practitioners as well as a great opportunity for less experienced members. Participants who are not already members of APT (Association for Preservation Technology) can save more than $100 on course registration by joining APT today.

I urge you to give consideration to participating in this ‘course’, or to promote it to your staff and professional colleagues, to enhance your, and their, life-long learning.

There is little distinction between ‘teacher’ and ‘student’ in the APT model of collaborative learning. It is not about teaching. It is about sharing knowledge and learning.

If the cost of travel and accommodation is a barrier for you or others who might wish to join the ‘course’, please look again at the Jetstar and Virgin Australia websites at flights into Launceston. Transport will be available from Launceston. The course venue is only a 10 minute drive from the airport. And although it might be a bit cold for camping, the shared B&B accommodation on site is available for around $70 per night.

Please think about it over Easter and make your commitment to ongoing professional development for yourself and others. Download details for registration, along with the case study notes, for further information. Email queries to APT Australasia.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Donald Ellsmore
Course convenor
APT Australasia Chapter


11. Launch of Australia’s first Smart Auslan service to guide deaf visitors at cultural sites

The National Sports Museum is pleased to be the first site for SMART AUSLAN – a service to members of the deaf community that translates an existing audio guide into Auslan for viewing on hand-held devices such as mobile phones. With generous support from the Australian Communication Exchange, six viewing devices will be held permanently at the National Sports Museum, for loan to deaf visitors.

Members of the museum, cultural and heritage sectors are warmly invited to attend the Melbourne launch of Smart Auslan.

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2011
Time: 5pm – 7pm

To request an invitation with additional details, please email Abbie Northwood or tel (03) 9657 5556 before 28 April.


12. “The First Supreme Court – 170 years of Justice” – presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Victorians are invited to don their gowns and wigs and explore the fascinating history of the state’s early legal system, as the Royal Historical Society of Victoria welcomes the Chief Justice of Victoria to present “The First Supreme Court – 170 years of Justice”.

To be held on Thursday 28 April at 1pm, the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC will give guests at this free event an insight into both our legal system and the life of our first residents.

“Investigating the legal history of early Victoria not only uncovers how our courts came about, but it also offers a unique window into the day-to-day life of Victorians and their developing aspirations during that time period,” said Chief Justice Warren.

“The colony’s changing demographics and its struggle to establish itself as a separate colony in its own right also becomes apparent through a search of the legal history books.

“My talk will detail the appointments of the first Police Magistrate and Resident Judge, and will discuss the District of Port Phillip’s growing wealth and population that led to these appointments.

“The many high profile cases of the district’s first Resident Judge, Justice Willis, will also be reviewed, highlighting the first public execution and tensions between settlers, indigenous Australians and Melbourne’s first bushrangers.”

The creation of the colony of Victoria in 1852 required new judicial institutions, which included the establishment of the new Supreme Court of Victoria. The last Resident Judge of the district, Judge A’Beckett, became the first Chief Justice of Victoria in the same year, and the Court sat in a stone courthouse on the North-West corner of La Trobe and Russell Streets. The business of the Court increased rapidly, especially after the discovery of gold in the 1850s, and in 1884 the current Supreme Court was built.

“Our discussion, fittingly held in A’Beckett Street, will chart this development and bring to life the many stories of the Court and its people along the way,” said Chief Justice Warren.

Chief Justice Warren was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria in November 2003 – the first woman to have been appointed as a Chief Justice in Australia. She commenced her legal career in the Victorian Public Service and was admitted to practice in 1975. She was later appointed an assistant chief parliamentary counsel. Her Honour signed the Roll of the Victorian Bar in 1985 and practised predominantly in the areas of administrative law, commercial law and town planning. In 1997 she was appointed Queen’s Counsel and the following year she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria and presided in all jurisdictions.

In June 2005, the Chief Justice was made a Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) for her services to the judiciary and legal profession in delivery and administration of law in Victoria; to social and economic conditions of women; and to forensic medicine internationally. She assumed the role of Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria on 7 April 2006.

The event will be held at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria in the former Australian Army Medical Corps Drill Hall – an impressive Art Deco space, listed on the Victorian Heritage Register for its state-wide architectural and historical significance.

Formed in 1909, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) is committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria. Housing the most extensive single information resource on the history of Melbourne and Victoria, Collections are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. The RHSV is a community organisation that relies on membership subscriptions. Join today and help promote and preserve the history of Victoria. Visit the RHSV website.

Date: Thursday 28 April

Time: 12.30pm tea/coffee; 1.00pm – 2.00pm lecture.

Address: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

Cost: Free

Bookings: tel: (03) 9326 9288 / email: RHSV office


13. News from World Monuments Fund

To read the latest news from the World Monuments Fund, click here.


14. Call for EOIs: Membership Benefits Coordinator

Would you like to play a leading role in expanding the range of benefits Australia ICOMOS members receive? For example, free or reduced admission to historic sites and museums, discounts in their bookshops and for conferences? In Europe, holders of an ICOMOS membership card are often granted free admission to cultural institutions, but in Australia this is generally only the case for members of organisations such as ICOM.

The Executive Committee is looking for Expressions of Interest from members who would like to act as a Membership Benefits Coordinator for 12 months. This person would work with the Membership Secretary, primarily to approach a short-list of private and state cultural institutions and request that similar benefits as, for example, ICOM members receive, be extended to ICOMOS members. All other suggestions for membership benefits to pursue would be welcome. The Coordinator will be provided with assistance to find suitable contact people in the target institutions. There is no travel required for this position.

This is a great opportunity to make membership of Australia ICOMOS more valuable for everyone, and would also be a way to become acquainted with some of the workings of the Executive Committee.

Interested full members (including retired members) should submit a brief EOI (no more than a page) by Friday 6 May, to Membership Secretary Natica Schmeder.


15. UNITAR Series on The Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites – call for applications

UNITAR Series on The Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites
2011 Workshop: 4 – 8 July 2011
Hiroshima, Japan

Details of this forthcoming World Heritage training workshop are available on the UNITAR website. Also see the UNITAR Series on World Heritage Sites – 2011 – Application Form.

The application deadline for this workshop is 20 May 2011. Queries can be directed to Berin McKenzie, Specialist at UNITAR.


16. Professor Ruan Yisan lecture at State Library of Queensland

Saving Cities – for historical, cultural and economic benefits

HEAT Architecture, Riddel Architecture, Conrad Gargett, the University of Queensland and the State Library of Queensland are delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Ruan Yisan during his first Australian visit.

UNESCO winner Professor Ruan Yisan has successfully conserved cities and towns in China for enormous social benefits for over 30 years.

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2011

Time: Lecture 4:30pm, Exhibition launch and refreshments from 6.00pm

Venue: slq Auditorium 1 and Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank

RSVP: Tuesday 3 May 2011, to Scott Duffield or by phone (07) 3405 6224

See the HEAT Architecture – Prof Ruan Lecture Invite for further information.


17. World Heritage and Sustainable Development Alumni Conference, Cottbus, Germany 2011 – registration closes soon

Registration deadline: 25 April 2011

The International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.V.) is organising a WHS Alumni conference on “World Heritage and Sustainable Development” to be held in Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus, Germany, from 16-19 June 2011. This WHS Alumni Conference is the first of a series of events and activities being planned by IAWHP e.V. since its official recognition as a non-profit organisation by German Law in 2010. Moreover, the conference is being organised as part of the celebrations being held at BTU Cottbus on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary and in close co-operation with BTU’s WHS Master’s Program, and the official invitation to attend the conference is attached with this email.

More information can be found in the World Heritage and Sustainable Development_Cottbus_16-19 June flier, or visit the IAWHP e.V. website.


18. ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011 – call for papers

ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011
Phuket Town, THAILAND
15-17 October 2011

ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011: “Asian Urban Heritage” seeks submission of papers on 5 sub-themes

  1. Heritage Management
  2. Legal Protection and Incentives
  3. Historic Urban Landscape
  4. Climate Change and Disaster Prevention
  5. Industrial Heritage

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 25 April 2011
  • Announcement for abstract approval: 16 May 2011
  • Deadline for full paper submission: 19 September 2011

For further information, see the ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011 flier and the ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011 – Information and tentative agenda.

Should there be any queries, please email ICOMOS Thailand.


19. The Centre for Heritage at Oatlands

The Centre for Heritage at Oatlands is committed to the restoration and conservation of heritage buildings and sites for valued re-use. Interested persons can learn more about the Centre’s activities by visiting the Centre for Heritage at Oatlands website.


20. Seeking Proposals for Preservation Trades Demonstrations

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is partnering with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, the Preservation Trades Network, Inc. (PTN) and other organizations to bring one of the largest gatherings of preservation and traditional trades people and enthusiasts in the world to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

The 15th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) will be held on 2-6 August 2011 on the campus of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 E. King Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. IPTW 2011 will bring together hundreds of the best preservation and traditional trades crafts people, as well as preservation architects, preservation consultants, building trades contractors and others from the US, Canada, Europe and beyond, who are interested in learning more about preservation and traditional trades techniques, tools, materials and practices. For those who work in the preservation and traditional building trades, this is a gathering of their ‘tribe.’ For others, it offers a unique opportunity to see some of the finest crafts people at work and learn more about how historic building preservation is accomplished in construction.

Proposals are currently sought from potential demonstrators and presenters. If you practice a traditional or preservation trade that you would like to demonstrate that will highlight particular techniques, materials, tools and skills related to the preservation or restoration of historic structures we would like to hear from you. Visit the Demonstrator Information page of the IPTW website to access the demonstrator guidelines and proposal form.

More than 50 presentations and in-depth hands-on demonstrations will showcase the talents of some of the world’s best preservation and traditional crafts people. There will also be two-day in-depth pre-conference workshops in Preservation and Repair of Porches and Painting Historic Buildings, a one-day Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting EPA certification course and an extended course in timber framing. Special pre-conference tours will include a trip to the Mercer Museum, Fonthill and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. Another tour will include a demonstration of a water powered vertical saw mill at Daniel Boone Homestead, a behind the scene tour of the Ball and Ball Hardware workshops and a tour of the Wharton Escherick home and studio. Conference and workshop sessions are eligible for American Institute of Architects continuing education units.

Opportunities currently exist for event sponsorships, product and service exhibitors, non-profit and educational exhibitors and student scholarships.

Visit the IPTW website for more information and registration. Or email PTN with your questions.


21. GHF presents Seminar on Global Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development, May 2011

Global Heritage Fund (GHF) presents:

Seminar on Global Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development
Wednesday 11 May 2011

Roosevelt House
Hunter College
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
Jeff Morgan
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
Abdulamir Hamdani
Archaeologist, Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage

Sustainable Preservation: A Technical Introduction to the Ethics of Heritage Conservation
John Hurd
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
Alejandro Camino
Director, GHF Peru Heritage

Please RSVP by 1 May 2011 to via email or to 1.650.325.7520.


22.Australia’s National Heritage eNewsletter available online

Click here to view the latest issue.


23. News from ICCROM

To view the April 2011 news from ICCROM, click here.


24. SITUATION VACANT Horsham City Council invites tenders for Heritage Study

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. The deadline for the submission of tenders is 4 May 2011.


25. SITUATION VACANT Greater Bendigo Heritage Advisory Committee – two vacancies


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:

Katie Nolan
Heritage Officer
City of Greater Bendigo
P.O. Box 733
Bendigo VIC 3552

(03) 5434 6125

email Katie


26. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, World Heritage Site of George Town

CONSERVATION ARCHITECT for the World Heritage Site of George Town

Terms of Reference..

  1. We need someone who is an Architect with strong in-practice experience within the conservation sector in the Asian context.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The architect will report to General Manager of the GTWHI. All other terms of employment will follow the terms of employment in the contract.
  8. 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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