An Australian Heritage Conference (incorporating SA Perspectives) is to be held at Rymill House on 18 April 2013 together with the Heritage Icons Gala Dinner. This conference represents an opportunity to discover and contribute to making heritage the heartbeat of Adelaide and South Australia by contributing to progressive heritage and planning policy. The 2013 conference invites diverse stakeholders to focus on the “value of heritage” from National, South Australian and local heritage perspectives and regulatory regimes.
The agenda aims to explore the dimensions of the “value of heritage”:
- determining the drivers of the economics of heritage
- debating appropriate policies to unlock the value of heritage uncovering techniques to promote heritage nationally and internationally
- integrating cities and rural regions
- understanding and benchmarking best practice in managing and creating value in heritage
- considering progressive ways to better restore, sustain and enrich heritage for future generations
The desired outcomes of this Conference are to:
- Have speakers provide practical recommendations in relation to their topics presented to affect the aims of the Conference
- Have speakers form a Panel discuss and debate those recommendations with Conference delegates
- Draw conclusions and provide a summary of the Conference findings to policy makers and relevant stakeholders for consideration and action
Presenters include the Hon. Tony Burke MP Federal Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon. John Rau MP Minister for Planning, South Australia Professor David Throsby Department of Economics, Macquarie University and others.
Theme 2013: The Heritage of Education
Only one month to go!
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. The theme for 2013 is the Heritage of Education.
Aim of the International Day
The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
2013 Theme: the Heritage of Education
Throughout history and in different geo-cultural contexts, education was practised in a wide range of places or buildings. Open spaces, agora or the protective shadow of a tree could be useful for the transmission of knowledge, but also specific institutional buildings such as schools, universities, madrasas, academies, libraries, monasteries, etc.
Many of those buildings, groups of buildings or sites are recognised as bearing not only social or institutional values but also historic or artistic ones, and have therefore become a significant part of our cultural heritage.
The protection and conservation of the heritage of education not only implies preserving cultural assets but also, at the same time, celebrating education as one of the fundamental human tasks.
Events and activities
18 April is celebrated all over the world by a wide range of organisations and many ICOMOS National and International Scientific Committees.
Events include scientific conferences and symposia, exhibitions, photography competitions, excursions, press conferences, the awarding of prizes, releasing press releases, publishing magazine articles, projecting films etc.
Summary of events in Australia
- “The History of Education and the Values of Cultural Heritage” lecture, Perth, Tuesday 16 April
- “Education in different geo-cultural contexts” seminar, Sydney, Thursday 18 April
- Professor Laurence Loh lecture, Adelaide, Monday 22 April
Hearts of iron? Lawyers in Van Diemen’s Land, 1824-1836
presented by Associate Professor Stefan Petrow
Between 1824 when the Supreme Court of Van Diemen’s Land was established and 1836 when Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur left office, public opinion as reflected in the newspapers typically wrote in unflattering terms about lawyers. They were often called ‘the sharp practicing gentry’, sharks who, often in league with the reviled banks, fed on the distress of struggling colonists. Their fees added to the high cost of living and led many colonists to bankruptcy and destitution. While many colonists felt the pinch of a vulnerable economy, lawyers prospered and many accumulated substantial fortunes not least by lending money at high interest rates. But was this negative image the only way lawyers were portrayed in the press? Did lawyers have no redeeming features in this volatile penal colony, where abuse was a popular hobby? What attempts were made to limit the fees charged by lawyers or did any lower their fees voluntarily? To answer these and other questions this paper will analyse the evidence that has survived about how lawyers were perceived, mainly in the newspapers but also in private letters and literary works.
Stefan Petrow teaches Australian, British and European history in the School of History and Classics at the University of Tasmania. His research interests include the legal history of Tasmania.
When: Thursday 11 April, 2013, 5.30pm
Where: Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room, Port Arthur Historic Site
For further information and to download a copy of the talk flier, click here.
The History of Education and the Values of Cultural Heritage
International Day of Monuments and Sites Lecture – WA
Prof Ian Reid has had a long career in university education and was behind the establishment of Curtin’s now defunct Research Institute for Cultural Heritage. He was also President of Museums Australia in WA and has made significant contributions to the debates around training and education opportunities associated with cultural heritage. Ian’s lecture addresses the theme of this year’s International Day of Monuments and Sites and is held in conjunction with the National Trust of Australia (WA) and the University of Western Australia’s Institute of Advanced Studies.
Time & Date: Tuesday 16 April, 6pm
Venue: Webb Lecture Theatre, Geography Building, UWA
Free but bookings essential (see the The History of Education and the Values of Cultural Heritage for details).
Presented by Michael Dysart
Robb College, one of the University of New England’s most distinguished modern buildings, was designed by the noted Sydney architect Michael Dysart. The building is listing by the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Trust, and plans are currently being formulated to redevelop the college.
Robb College is of state heritage significance for its particular aesthetic values as a modernist complex. As one of the first modernist buildings to be constructed on a university campus outside Sydney, and was an important design that responded to its setting while observing the wider economic issues that shaped construction in NSW following the Second World War.
Built during a period of austerity, the design of Robb College made use of locally derived resources, as well as standardised and mass-produced materials, to create a considered complex of individualized buildings, each with their own particular treatment, landscaping and character.
The design of Robb College and the interplay of practical and aesthetic considerations have produced a complex of a superior quality and design that has been long admired by architects and heritage professionals alike.
Architect Michael Dysart will recount how in 1958, at the age of 24, he was given the commission and will discuss the people and the ideas that influenced his design. He will also outline his proposal to retain and refurbish Robb without the need to demolish and rebuild.
Members of the public are welcome!
Time & Date: Thursday 4 April 2013, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Members $7, non-members $12 payable at the door. Wine and nibbles will be provided. (Please note the small increase in cost)
Venue: Government Architect’s Office, Level 18, 2-24 Rawson Place, Sydney
RSVP: email Anita Krivickas
Please note RSVP is essential as places are limited. Due to security requirements in to the McKell Building, late entry after 6pm will not be possible.
“Education in different geo-cultural contexts” seminar
Australia ICOMOS, in collaboration with Sydney Institute TAFE NSW & the National Trust of Australia (NSW) Heritage Festival present this seminar and a guided walking tour of TAFE buildings – 2 Groups of max. 15 each with a stop at the library for a brief presentation by the archivist.
Date: Thursday 18 April
Time: Tour: 3.30 – 5.15pm; Seminar: 5.15pm for 6.00 – 7.00pm
Venue: The Muse, Building C, entrance via 695 Harris Street, Sydney TAFE, Ultimo
Cost: ICOMOS, National Trust Members & SIT students $10, Non-members $15
For further information, including booking details, download the ‘Education in different geo-cultural contexts’ seminar flier.
APT AUSTRALASIA CHAPTER – ‘LONGFORD ACADEMY’
5-Day Program in Advanced Conservation Techniques
Woolmers and Brickendon Estates, Tasmania
6-10 May 2013
An initiative of the Association of Preservation Technology (APT) Australasia Chapter, Woolmers Estate, Brickendon, the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) and Heritage Tasmania, this year’s program will focus on “Quality and Sustainability – investigation and repair of significant building fabric”.
The fourth ‘Longford Academy’ (LA4) is a short program in the conservation of traditional structures held at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates at Longford, Tasmania (World Heritage inscribed).
Cultural landscapes and the Glass House Mountains
A seminar about the heritage values of landscapes, using the Glass House Mountains as a case study
DATE & TIME: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm, Friday 3 May 2013
VENUE: Bankfoot House, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains
See the Cultural landscapes and the Glass Mountains – save the date flier for further details, and/or email Meredith Walker.
The ICOMOS Scientific Council (SC) is making preparations for its next Scientific Symposium, taking place on the occasion of the 2013 Advisory Committee meeting in San José, Costa Rica on 10 October, under the three-year theme of “Tangible Risks, Intangible Opportunities: Long-Term Risk Preparedness and Responses for Threats to Cultural Heritage”.
The 2013 Symposium is being led by co-chairs Sofia Avgerinou-Kolonias (CIVVIH – Historic Cities and Villages President) and Gisle Jakhelln (CIAV – Vernacular Architecture President) and is entitled “Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Uncontrolled Development in a Globalised World”.
Download the call for abstracts – deadline 15 April 2013.
10. SAVE THE DATE – Professor Laurence Loh lecture to celebrate The International Day for Monuments and Sites, Monday 22 April, Adelaide
SAVE THE DATE!! – Monday April 22nd
Visit to Adelaide by Professor Laurence Loh, Architect
Hosted by The Adelaide City Council in Association With Australia ICOMOS
To mark the The International Day for Monuments and Sites
Date & Time: Monday 22 April, 5.45pm for 6pm start, with drinks after the event
Venue: Adelaide Town Hall, Queen Adelaide Room
THIS IS A FREE EVENT, with a renowned international speaker and promises to be a lively and stimulating lecture followed by refreshments afterwards.
More information and RSVP details will be available in next weeks e-news.
11. Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment symposium – registration open
Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment
A One-Day Symposium
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
21 May 2013
The Getty Conservation Institute’s symposium, Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment, will take place on 21 May at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
In this one-day public symposium, a group of international architects and urban planners will present their own work, illustrating a range of approaches to working in the historic environment. The symposium will conclude with an evening panel discussion moderated by architectural critic Paul Goldberger.
A full program, along with registration details, is now available at the symposium website.
On 4 March 2013, Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS, and Paolo Del Bianco, President of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco – Life Beyond Tourism, signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the collaboration between the two organisations on scientific activities related to heritage conservation and intercultural dialogue (download the MOU in PDF format). The signing ceremony was held at the ICOMOS International Secretariat in Paris in presence of the ICOMOS Executive Committee members.
Chris Underwood is undertaking a research project that is aimed at understanding the factors that affect the public’s understanding and value of underwater cultural heritage. The survey will help to show how Public Archaeology is embedded in the profession; highlight the professions opinion on the level of public awareness and those factors that help to shape the public’s views on underwater archaeology & underwater cultural heritage.
To participate in this survey, click here.
A Journey through Architecture and Time: down the Yangtze from the mountains to the sea Australian Institute of Architects China Tour 2013
The Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter is pleased to announce our third study tour to China in September 2013 to be led by Institute Fellow Anne Warr.
Following on the successful study tours led by Anne in 2010 and 2012, our 2013 tour traverses the centre of China, following the mighty Yangtze River from the mountains to the sea.
A preliminary tour explores the mountain regions of Yunnan at the headwaters of the Yangtze, while the main tour moves downstream from Chongqing to Nanjing by river boat, and then by bus through the water towns of the Yangtze valley. The tour finishes in Shanghai, where we will explore the city’s architects, artists and writers. This will be a tour of great diversity and discussion.
To view the study tour brochure and booking form click here. You are encouraged to book early to secure your place on this unique study tour.
The Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage & the Arts (IPPHA) is pleased to offer the following professional development courses for March/April 2013. (Click on the links to view course fliers)
8-12 April 2013 at the Australian National University, in collaboration with the Australian Government’s Attorney-General’s Department.
A 5-day advanced short course on key conceptual and methodological issues and arguments pertinent to the theory and practice of native title anthropology.
- Physical conservation of buildings and structures
15-19 April 2013 at Kakadu National Park and Pine Creek Historic Township, NT
A 5-day field-based Professional Development Short Course covering a range of physical conservation issues and strategies for conserving buildings and structures in place. In 2013, for the first time, this course will be delivered in collaboration with Kakadu National Park and will provide hands on access to an intriguing range of historic buildings within the park and Aboriginal associations with and perspectives on these.
- Memory of the World: assessing the material records and links to other forms of heritage in international practice
Wednesday 24 April at the Australian National University, Canberra
A one-day Professional Update which explores our growing heritage of archives and documents, oral and visual recordings, as well as the strong links to places and intangible aspects of heritage, with case studies from Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Where detailed flyers are available, registration is now open at the IPPHA website.
There are just a few places left for the Kakadu course so get in quickly!
Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Conference AIMA13
Towards Ratification – Australia’s underwater cultural heritage
4-6 October 2013
Hosted by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University.
Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2013 – click here to view the Call for Papers
This conference’s primary objective is to continue to encourage the Australian Government towards immediate ratification of the UNESCO 2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage to meet the international best practice standards for management of underwater cultural heritage. The Conference themes will highlight the variety and significance of our underwater heritage in Australian waters and overseas, and the significant positive value that Australia’s ratification would have in the region.
This conference aims to:
- support and inform Australia’s ratification of the UNESCO 2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
- encourage discussion about Australia’s diverse underwater cultural heritage in Australia and overseas
- exchange and disseminate information about underwater cultural heritage activities within Australia, Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans
- facilitate professional development for maritime archaeologists and underwater cultural heritage managers in the Asia-Pacific region
- provide a forum for discussion on the pros and cons of ratification
- review necessary legislative steps to becoming a party of the Convention
For further information, visit the conference website.
NON DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION METHODS FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURES workshop
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
11-12 April 2013
8.30am to 4.30pm
REGISTER BY 1 APRIL
Association for Preservation Technology International in conjunction with the APT Hawaii-Pacific Islands Chapter announces a workshop on Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Historic Structures to be held at Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817.
The “hands-on” workshop will address concepts, theories & application of NDE methods, including:
- Planning an investigation
- Using NDE methods for evaluating historic wood, concrete & masonry construction
- Demonstration of diagnostic test methods such as structural monitoring, moisture measurements, microwave radar, infrared thermography, in situ masonry testing, resistance drilling of timber & digital radioscopy
This workshop targets intermediate to advanced level preservation professionals, including engineers, architects, material conservators and craftspeople. The program is divided between lectures in the morning and hands-on field sessions in the afternoon.
APT Members $375
14.0 CE Learning Credits available
Information is also available by clicking here.
UNESCO Bangkok is currently accepting entries for 2013 UNESCO Asia‐Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. These are a great way for Australian adaptive reuse and conservation projects to receive recognition in the international heritage arena and quite a number of Australian projects have received awards to date.
The UNESCO Heritage Awards was established in 2000 in response to increasing threats to our built heritage. The main objective of the Awards is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding achievements and contributions made by the private sector and public‐private initiatives in addressing these growing concerns, and subsequently protecting these diverse, yet vulnerable places.
In 2005, UNESCO launched the Jury Commendation for Innovation. This award recognizes newly‐built structures which demonstrate outstanding architectural design that is well integrated into historic contexts.
Deadline for submission is extended to 30 April 2013.
Click here to find out more about the Awards and how to submit your own project entry.
In 2013, the ISS Institute is offering four Fellowships each for the amount of $10,000, sponsored by the George Alexander Foundation. These Fellowships are available Australia wide for applicants 35 years or younger.
The aim of this Fellowship is to promote the acquisition of higher-level skills and an appreciation of international best practice in the areas highlighted below. Applications in other areas will also be considered. This Fellowship is intended to examine innovative approaches that demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Australia.
Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday8 April 2013.
For further information, visit the Fellowships page of the ISS Institute website.
Call for Session Proposals for AAA 2013
Conference Theme: Complexities in Scale
The Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Annual Conference is a major event for archaeologists, members and non-members, to get together, present papers and posters or just find out about the latest archaeological discoveries. AAA has about 1000 members and the Annual Conference typically attracts about 400 delegates from Australia and overseas.
AAA2013 will be hosted by Archaeology & Palaeoanthropology, University of New England. The theme for 2013 will be ‘Complexities in Scale’ and we hope to embrace a variety of approaches that explore the diverse spatial and temporal scales in understanding archaeological data sets in the context of radiometric and other chronologies, environmental and climatic data and explanatory frameworks.
Submissions are invited for proposed sessions which will take place over 3 or 4 days, following a welcome reception on the evening of Sunday 1st December 2013. Especially welcomed are session submissions linked with the conference theme ‘Complexities in Scale’, but others will certainly be considered. Session organisers should provide a title and brief outline (maximum of 30 words and 210 characters) of the proposed session(s) with an estimate of the number of speakers and an estimate of the number of individual sessions requested. It is advised that you prepare your 30 word, 210 character session outline before you log on to the conference website. Individual sessions will run for 1.5 hours and should include 4 or 5 presentations. Speakers may only present one paper, although they may be co-authors of other papers.
As they become available, details about the venue, registration, accommodation and other AAA2013 information will be available posted on the conference website.
Registrations will open in early May 2013 and access details will be circulated through various email list-servers including the one via which you received this notice.
The call for sessions is now open and should be submitted via this link below by COB 12 April 2013.
In early May the conference sessions will be announced and and paper abstracts invited.
To download the latest issue of Heritage Tasmania’s E-newsletter, click here.
Xi’an 2013 – International Conference of Modern Architecture Conservation
Other MoMo, Other Heritage
8-10 October 2013
Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2013
- The Travels of Archi-MoMo
- MoMo of East & West
- MoMo in A.O (Asia & Oceania)
- Xtreme MoMo
- Historic City Walls and Modern Metropolitan
For further information, see the 2013 Xi’an Conference – Other MoMo Other Heritage call for papers.
23. SITUATION VACANT Director, Heritage Services, Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD)
Director, Heritage Services
- $141,667 – $196,752 plus 9% superannuation
- Full time / Fixed term: up to 5 years
- Melbourne – CBD
The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) plays a key role in enhancing Victoria’s economic, social and environmental well-being through planning and investing in regions and communities. The Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV) works closely with other areas of the department and with government and non-government agencies to achieve improved life outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. OAAV’s approach to Aboriginal affairs is centred around building stronger communities and effective partnerships; protecting and managing Aboriginal cultural heritage; and enhancing Aboriginal social and economic participation.
As the Director, Heritage Services, you will provide high level strategic advice to the Executive Director and senior managers across the Department on programs and responses aimed at improving life outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. You will play a key role in building and maintaining positive relationships with Victoria’s Aboriginal community, all levels of government, statutory authorities, stakeholder group and individuals.
For further information and the position description, click here.
Applications close Monday 8 April 2013.
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