17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
‘Heritage, driver of development’
27 November to 2 December 2011
The most important triennial gathering of ICOMOS will take place from 27 November to 2 December 2011 for the first time in Paris at UNESCO headquarters.
Organised by ICOMOS France, it benefits of the High Patronage of Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and of Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. The event is also supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, and by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.
The General Assembly is accompanied by a Scientific Symposium on the theme “Heritage: Driver of Development”. Both events are open to ICOMOS members and nonmembers alike.
2. Advanced Professional Development Short Course at Port Arthur, ‘Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places’
The Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage & the Arts (IPPHA) is pleased to offer once again the Advanced Professional Development Short Course at Port Arthur, ‘Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places’, from 15-19 August 2011.
The course is offered in collaboration with the Prot Arthur Historic Site, and is part of a short course program that recently won an ANU award for ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’.
Previous participants made the following comments about the course:
- “On site learning is the most effective. Applying knowledge to real life situations is how we will develop as good heritage managers.”
- “Thank you for the fantastic opportunity to undertake the course along with the ANU students. It has been the best professional development training that I have undertaken.”
3. Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Asia-Pacific regional conference, Manila, Philippines, November 2011
The Third and final Call for Papers is now available on the Themes and Sessions page – 50 paper proposals from 16 countries have been received: to date 30 have been accepted, 7 have been rejected and 13 are still being evaluated.
The deadline for paper proposals (and abstracts) is 30 June 2011.
The Conference organizers are pleased to announce that more than 210 people from more than 40 countries have registered interest in attending the conference – click here to register your interest.
The Conference is now supported by 43 supporting organizations comprising of 4 IGOs, 18 NGOs, 7 government agencies and museums and 14 universities – go to the Supporters page for more information.
The Conference organisers are pleased to announce that this Conference has UNESCO patronage and they would like to acknowledge their six sponsors – the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, the Australian Federal government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), the Wenner-Gren Foundation, SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Korean National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage and the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA). Go to the Sponsors page for more information.
For the latest news about the Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Inaugural Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage go to the News page.
XXVIIIth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
7-10 July 2011
Who are the audiences of architectural history? This international conference includes over 70 papers addressing the relationship between architectural history and its audience, inviting reflection upon works of architecture, ideas about architecture and the roles that architects, historians and critics play in projecting audiences for our built past.
Australian and New Zealand audiences for modern architecture/ Adaptive re-use as architectural history Urban architecture and its histories/ Landscapes of performance and invention for the critical audience/ Consumption and production in the indigenous architectures of the Pacific Rim/The role of the media in the cultivation of audiences for architecture/Nineteenth-Century architecture and its audiences/Japanese architectural culture post-war/Designing the archive: Histories and practices
Mark Jarzombek – Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Associate Dean, MIT School of Architecture and Planning
“Urbanizing Frontiers: Cities and indigenous space” – with Dr Penelope Edmonds, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
“Audiences for Architecture: Journals, magazines and publishing today” – with Thomas Weaver, Editor of AA Files, Architectural Association, London
Registration – Early bird rates extended to 1 June
Visit the SAHANZ website.
Dr Antony Moulis & Dr Deborah van der Plaat, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, The State Library of Queensland, and Inkahoots.
Proposed New Master of Arts (MA) in Heritage Arts in Education – Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Online Survey
Heritage arts are an important part of intangible cultural heritage. The proposed new MA program will aim to ensure the continued vibrancy of heritage arts through providing the opportunity for students to become education specialists in this area whether they work at schools, universities, tourist attractions or public cultural institutions. We would like to hear from you through an online survey, if you are interested in such a programme. This questionnaire is designed to collect the views of potential applicants to the program. The information will be kept strictly confidential. It will only take around 5 to 8 minutes to answer the following questions to complete the questionnaire.
Click on the following links for:
If you wish to make further enquiries or are unable to access the survey through the links provided, please email Hilary du Cros.
Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture
By William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine
Published 3 February 2011 by Routledge – 222 pages
Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times. It does so by exploring the notion that architecture and design can (and possibly should), in their own right, make for a distinctive form of ethical investigation.
The book is less concerned with absolutist understandings of the two components of ethics, a theory of ‘the good’ and a theory of ‘the right’, than with remaining open to multiple relations between ideas about the built environment, design practices and the plurality of kinds of human subjects (inhabitants, individuals and communities) accommodated by buildings and urban spaces.
The built environment contributes to the inculcation of all sorts of values (good and bad). Thus, this book aims to change the way people commonly think about ethics, not only in relation to the built environment, but to themselves, their ways of thinking and modes of behaviour.
For further information visit the Publisher’s website.
7. ‘François Cointeraux (1740-1830), Pioneer of Modern Earthen Architecture, Theory, Teaching and Dissemination of a Vernacular Technique’ conference – call for papers
‘François Cointeraux (1740-1830), Pioneer of Modern Earthen Architecture, Theory, Teaching and Dissemination of a Vernacular Technique’
10-12 May 2012
For further information on this conference, see the Cointeraux conference – call for papers.
8. International Preservation Trades Workshop 2011 – early registration deadline extended until 30 June
The deadline for early registration for one of the largest gatherings of preservation and traditional trades people and enthusiasts in the world has been extended to 30 June 2011. Don’t let this opportunity slip by to save money on your registration fees. The deadline for hotel registration to take advantage of discounted group rates is 1 July.
The 15th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) will be held August 2-6, 2011 on the campus of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 E. King Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This exciting event is being sponsored by the Preservation Trades Network, Inc., the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology’s Preservation Trades Technology Program.
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.
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 in such diverse crafts as masonry restoration, slate, wood shingle and metal roofing, decorative painting, stained glass repair, timber framing, restoration carpentry and much more. For a description of the demonstrations and presentations confirmed to date, click here.
There will also be two-day in-depth pre-conference workshops in the Preservation and Repair of Porches and Painting Historic Buildings, a one-day Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting EPA certification course and a five-day 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.
The Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America will also hold their annual meeting and workshops in conjunction with IPTW 2011.
A highlight of IPTW 2011 will be Donovan Rypkema’s keynote address which will document the important contribution to a local economy provided by the preservation trades, and also the role of historic preservation in comprehensive sustainable development.
Conference and workshop sessions are eligible for American Institute of Architects continuing education units.
To view the May 2011 issue of Inherit, click here.
To download the May 2011 issue of Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter, click here.
Global Heritage Fund (GHF) has received a $200,000 Regional Matching Grant $1:1 doubling your support for our work in Guatemala, Colombia and Peru in 2011. Please consider a matching gift for GHF’s conservation and community work.
Your gift will be doubled if made by 30 June 2011.
Click here to donate.
12. SITUATION VACANT Horticultural and Landscape Maintenance, Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery, St Leonards
The Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery Trust is seeking a unique person (or company) to do the garden/landscape maintenance of the memorial cemetery grounds at St Leonards. The cemetery is a State Heritage Item.
Proposals are sought from appropriately qualified and experienced companies or individuals to undertake the regular horticultural and landscape maintenance of the historic grounds of the Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery, St Leonards.
To receive a copy of the relevant criteria and the Maintenance Brief, please email Julie Whitfield, Open Space Manager, Willoughby City Council or contact Julie by phone (02) 9777 7751.
Closing date for proposals: Tuesday 14 June 2011.
13. SITUATION VACANT EOI for Research and Development of a History of Migration to the Mid North Coast Of NSW
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the Migration Heritage Centre Powerhouse Museum are seeking applications for the research and development of a history of migration to the mid north coast of NSW.
This project will commission a community history to research and uncover the hidden story of all the waves of migration and settlement to the mid north coast with a particular interest in labour and family history. The history will research from first European settlement to the present. It will encompass Anglo-Celtic migrations and contact history with Aboriginal Australians, including the shared labour histories on farms and in local industries. The history will record the distinctive histories and ethnic profiles of towns including Port Macquarie, Taree, Kempsey, South West Rocks, Wingham, Wauchope & Laurieton over time.
The project will also record the associated dislocation of the traditional owners of the region and the histories of Aboriginal labour which are likely to be hidden histories alongside that of migrant communities. The Aboriginal history will be written separately through a second commissioned history. The two histories will be combined by the Migration and Settlement historian in close collaboration with the historian of Aboriginal history.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with NSW document repositories.
For a copy of the brief and to submit an expression of interest, please contact:
Regional Museums Curator
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
P: (02) 6581 8508
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