Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 627

  1. Easter E-news – earlier deadline for news items
  2. Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
  3. Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 16 April 2014
  4. International Day on Monuments and Sites event, Fremantle, 23 April
  5. CANCELLATION – Designing for Sustainable Change workshop
  6. Western Australian Heritage Awards winners announced
  8. Reminder: Register your events for Australian Heritage Week 12-20 April 2014
  9. SAVE THE DATE – Intangible Cultural Heritage symposium, Melbourne, 18 October 2014
  10. Tasmanian Heritage event at Port Arthur Historic Site, 4 May
  11. City of Sydney heritage conservation workshops
  12. Upcoming IPPHA courses
  13. City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards
  14. Ultimate Heritage Debate and Dinner, “Does Heritage Really Matter?”, Rymill House, 14 April 2014
  15. 2nd Indian Ocean Heritage conference, Reunion Island – call for abstracts: deadline extended
  16. Lath and Plaster Repair workshop, 7 May, Tasmania
  17. Skill shortages in NSW report tabled
  18. Reducing Risks to Collections 2014 course, China, July-August 2014
  19. Port Arthur strengthens links with Chinese heritage site – PAHSMA media release
  20. News from ICCROM
  21. “The Right to (World) Heritage” conference, Germany – call for papers
  22. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin available
  23. Guided tour of Castlecrag: The Griffins’ journeys – America, Australia, India, 3 May 2014
  24. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Projects Co-ordinator, Rappoport Heritage Consultants
  25. SITUATION VACANT Call for quotations: Results-based investigation of the Ballarat Planning Scheme’s potential for Historic Urban Landscape program implementation
  26. SITUATIONS VACANT Senior Project Specialist (Built/20th-century Heritage), Getty Conservation Institute
  27. SITUATION VACANT Tenders invited: NSW Roads and Maritime Services Heritage consultancy service panels
  28. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant/Architect, Graham Brooks and Associates (Sydney)
  29. SITUATIONS VACANT Tenders invited: Conservation Management Plan for Australian Parliament House


1. Easter E-news – earlier deadline for news items

Due to Good Friday falling on Friday 18 April, the E-news for that week will be published on Thursday 17 April; therefore, the deadline for items for that newsletter will be 2pm, Wednesday 16 April.


2. Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

There are many benefits in 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 made to the Secretariat:

  • Those who are interested in ICOMOS but who do not meet the requirements for full membership, or else do not have heritage conservation as their core focus, could apply to become Associates of ICOMOS
  • Those at the beginning of a career in architecture, archaeology, planning or history with 3 years experience and who are under 30 years of age may be eligible for Young Professional membership at reduced rates

For further information go to the Membership page of the Australia ICOMOS website, or download the Australia ICOMOS 2014_MEMBERSHIP Application Form.

Membership applications are only considered at meetings of the Executive Committee – in order for your application to be considered at the February 2014 Executive Committee meeting, please submit it to the Secretariat by COB Friday 25 April 2014.

If further information is required, email the Membership Secretary, John Wadsley.


3. Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 16 April 2014

Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation Project 2014
presented by Michael Pender

One of Tasmania’s most recognisable landmarks, the Penitentiary at Port Arthur, is being conserved in a project costing more than $7million. Expected to take around ten months, the project seeks to ensure the structural integrity of the Penitentiary for future generations.


When: Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 5.30pm

Where: NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO THE ASYLUM – enter via the side door near the cafe at the rear

More information on the event is available in the Port Arthur Penitentiary Precinct Conservation Project flier.


4. International Day on Monuments and Sites event, Fremantle, 23 April

“Memorial Mania: The heritage of war commemoration in the present age”

We are currently faced with an intense rise in commemorative events of all kinds in Australia. This is associated with an equally intense increase in the construction of new war and related memorials not seen since the end of the First World War. Remarkably, these are at a time when the participants of both world wars are disappearing and direct memory and experience of wars are declining. While the national myth of Anzac is a contested part of our heritage, it still drives war commemoration in Australia and it still has sway as a generator of citizenship. This talk examines the heritage of commemoration in Australia and asks the questions; why is war commemoration on the rise and why do we still build memorials for events so long ago?

Professor John Stephens will present this fascinating and topical lecture.

The lecture will be followed by refreshments.

Where: Fremantle Artillery Barracks Burt St, Fremantle (plenty of free parking)

When: 6.00pm, Wednesday 23 April 2014

Cost: $10 AICOMOS members, $15 non members

RSVP: to Anne Brake via email by Monday 21 April

Download the Memorial Mania talk flier.


5. CANCELLATION – Designing for Sustainable Change workshop

PLEASE NOTE: The Designing for Sustainable Change workshop has been cancelled.


6. Western Australian Heritage Awards winners announced

Perth’s one40william development was recognised for transforming the landmark William and Wellington Street Precinct into a vibrant commercial, retail and hospitality hub at the WA Heritage Awards. The conservation of Rottnest Island’s WWII Defence Establishment was also recognised. Find out more in the latest edition of Heritage Matters.



Registrations for the fifth Longford Academy to be held at Brickendon and Woolmers Estates in Northern Tasmania on 5-9 May close on 17 April.

Details available by clicking here or by emailing the APT Convenor.


8. Reminder: Register your events for Australian Heritage Week 12-20 April 2014

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Australian Heritage Week is taking place from Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 April 2014 and includes World Heritage Day (officially, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, endorsed by UNESCO in 1983), which is held each year on 18 April. Australian Heritage Week is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the stories and places that make our communities special and collectively help shape our nation.

Australian Heritage Week sees a range of historic, natural and Indigenous heritage events happening across Australia, from open days to bush walks, performances and ghost tours, workshops and celebrations. By bringing a focus to the immense range of heritage events and experiences on offer, this special week provides an opportunity for people to enjoy a great day out and celebrate Australia’s heritage.

If you are holding an event for Australian Heritage Week, please visit the website to register.


9. SAVE THE DATE – Intangible Cultural Heritage symposium, Melbourne, 18 October 2014

The next frontier: the intangible cultural heritage of place

A one-day symposium and the launch of the
Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (NSC-ICH)

Date & Time: Saturday 18 October, 9.30am to 4.30pm, with drinks afterwards

  • [NB: The Australia ICOMOS AGM is on Friday 17 October in the afternoon at a venue TBA]

Location and venue: Melbourne in a venue TBA

Scope: the Symposium will include: an introduction to intangible cultural values at heritage places, case studies, and discussion; and finishing with the lunch of the A ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (NSC-ICH)

Cost: around $50.00, including refreshments

For more information: email Ian Travers or call him on (03) 9380 6933; email Susan Mcintyre-Tamwoy or call Susan on 0425 215 012


10. Tasmanian Heritage event at Port Arthur Historic Site, 4 May

As part of the 2014 Tasmanian Heritage festival that runs throughout May and is themed around the concept of ‘Journeys’, the Port Arthur Historic Site will be holding a day of activities to celebrate its botanic heritage. The Plants of Port Arthur, a Growing Journey will be held on 4 May, and will include artists from the Botanica group sharing their works in progress in The Asylum Hall from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

As many of our descendants took the voyage to Van Diemen’s Land, so did many of the plants at Port Arthur. Members of Botanica are respecting this journey, through portraying the plants, the stories and journeys in watercolour and pencil. A representative group from Botanica will be present at the Port Arthur Historic Site and working to capture the beauty of these significant plants.

Botanica comprises students of Lauren Black, a leading figure in botanical art in Australia, and an exhibition of their completed past work that will be on display in the Asylum Hall throughout May.

The Plants of Port Arthur, a Growing Journey will also launch the partnership between the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and the Free Settlers Historic Plant Nursery, from 11.00am to 3.00pm in the Trentham Orchard.

Grant Horne and his wife Rowena Howard from the Free Settlers Historical Plant Nursery aim to collect living tissue from historic trees and plants to help conserve the original genetic stock of the first plants brought to Australia as part of Australia’s history. Rare heritage garden plants from Port Arthur, some dating back to the 1830s, are being brought back from the brink of extinction, propagated and made available to Tasmanian gardeners to ensure their survival for future generations. Grant will be at Port Arthur on the 4th May to share his expertise as a professional grafter and nurseryman, and his extensive knowledge of caring for and propagating heritage plants. Orders for rare heritage fruit tree varieties can be made on this day for delivery in the Spring.

Also on this day from 12.00 to 1.30pm, there will be the opportunity to join a tour of the gardens and grounds of the Port Arthur Historic Site to learn about the significant trees and plants, and the stories behind them. Afternoon tea in the Asylum Coffee Shop using some produce from the gardens will also be available.


11. City of Sydney heritage conservation workshops

Are you thinking of restoring or renovating a heritage-listed building or a building in a heritage conservation area? Do you live in an old house and you’re not sure of what changes you can make?

Following their Heritage 101 workshop in May 2013, the City of Sydney is partnering with leading professional bodies to provide detailed workshops to help owners achieve a high standard of sustainable conservation.

Click here for more information.


12. Upcoming IPPHA courses

Heritage training courses coming up at the Australian National University’s Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts (IPPHA) are as follows (click on the links for further details about each course):

A 7 day advanced professional development short course on developing practical heritage management skills, which was awarded the ANU’s 2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Education prize.

It is presented by leading industry trainers, Professor Sharon Sullivan AO and Dr Michael Pearson AO, at one of Australia’s most prominent World Heritage sites, Port Arthur in Tasmania.

A 5 day advanced professional development study tour critically reviewing educational approaches used in Canberra’s leading museums and national cultural institutions, convened by Dr Sharon Peoples.

A 5 day professional development short course convened by Professor Howard Morphy, leading international expert on Aboriginal art and the social and visual anthropology of Australian Aboriginal Communities. It provides an update of professional practice in working with communities, planning, development and use of Indigenous collections, benefiting from the experience of Australia’s national cultural institutions.

Are you considering nominating documentary heritage to a UNESCO Memory of the World Register? This 1 day skills development workshop will outline the processes for nominating to all three registers, providing helpful guidance on developing sound arguments for inscription. Convened by the Chair of the UNESCO Australian MOW Committee, Roslyn Russell.

For further information email Sandy Blair.


13. City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards

The City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards recognise the efforts made by individuals and groups in the conservation of the built environment and streetscape, and in the promotion and enhancement of the City’s heritage. The biennial awards also aim to raise awareness of local heritage.

If you have undertaken works within the past five (5) years which compliment the heritage values of a property, then the City encourages you to consider submitting a nomination. Works may range from small-scale renovations, redevelopment of larger heritage buildings, through to new developments sympathetic to the heritage building.

Nominations for the Heritage Awards are open to all City of Stirling residents, property owners, businesses, community groups or individuals involved in heritage related work within the City of Stirling boundaries. Nominations are also open to architects, designers, builders and government agencies undertaking heritage related design, building, conservation or construction within the City.

Nominations are currently open and must be received no later than 4.30pm on Friday 18 April 2014.

If you have any queries regarding the City of Stirling 2014 Heritage Awards, please contact the City on (08) 9205 8555 or via email. A brochure detailing the Heritage Awards Program is available on the City of Stirling website.


14. Ultimate Heritage Debate and Dinner, “Does Heritage Really Matter?”, Rymill House, 14 April 2014

Join Marty Fields, one of Australia’s most talented comedians, actors, singers, writers and musicians, and MC for this pinnacle event, during Australian Heritage Week for the Ultimate Heritage Debate and Dinner at Rymill House on Monday 14 April 2014.

Keynote Addresses

  • Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for the Environment
  • Lieutenant Governor Hieu Van Le AO

Special guest presentations

  • Professor Mads Gaardboe, Dean of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA
  • Ben Hewett, SA Government Architect
  • Damian Borchok, CEO, Interbrand Australia & New Zealand

An intellectual debating challenge of “words, wit and wisdom” contesting the theme “Does Heritage Really Matter?”, with an impressive line up of high-profile and influential debaters:

  • Professor Norman Etherington, President, National Trust of SA
  • Vickie Chapman MP, Deputy State Liberal Leader
  • Vincent Ciccarello, CEO, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


  • Paul Davies, Heritage Architect, NSW/TAS
  • Hon. Pat Conlon MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  • Michael Roder SC, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers

Guests will be pampered with a sumptuous four-course dinner matched with South Australian premium wines.

The fundraising initiatives of the evening will support the establishment of the “Living Heritage” Scholarship for Architecture students of the University of South Australia.

Further information and bookings


15. 2nd Indian Ocean Heritage conference, Reunion Island – call for abstracts: deadline extended

29 September to 1 October 2014
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

In order to offer more time to contributors, the scientific committee of the 2nd Indian Ocean Heritage conference pushed back the deadline for sending papers to 30 April 2014.

For more information, see the 2nd Indian Ocean Heritage – Call for papers.


16. Lath and Plaster Repair workshop, 7 May, Tasmania

A one-day practical workshop on the APT-developed system of consolidating and reinstating lath and plaster ceilings and walls to be presented by Mr Barrie Cooper of Westox at Woolmers Cottage, Longford, Tasmania on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

See the Lath and Plaster Repair Workshop flier for more information.


17. Skill shortages in NSW report tabled

The Committee on Economic Development tabled its report Skill shortages in NSW on Wednesday 26 March 2014.

A copy of the report can be accessed on the Committee’s website at together with transcripts of evidence and other documents associated with the inquiry.

The Government is required to respond to the Committee’s recommendations within six months of the report being tabled. A copy of the Government’s response will be published on the Committee’s website once it has been received.


18. Reducing Risks to Collections 2014 course, China, July-August 2014



21 July–8 Aug (3 weeks)


Tianjin, China


16 May 2014


  • SACH, State Administration of Cultural Heritage, China
  • CACH, Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage
  • ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property


In this course, we will apply the risk management approach to preventive conservation of museum collections. This approach allows to consider all expected losses and damages to collections, not only those due to rare and catastrophic events, such as fire or flood, but also those resulting from continual deterioration processes, for example due to incorrect relative humidity or lighting.

The course will use the methodology jointly developed by ICCROM, CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute) and RCE (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) and is based on the successes and experience acquired in the 7 previous courses. It will review the risk concept in general, and its current interpretations and applications in the field of cultural heritage. It will examine the best available research for estimating all types of risks. Participants will practice each stage of this approach in teams, from the risk assessment of a real museum collection, to the development of options for risk mitigation.

The course will consider especially the Asian-Pacific museum contexts by sharing and discussing participants’ experience and case-studies.


The course is an intensive programme combining both theory and practice, through lectures, case studies and practical exercises. High level interaction is encouraged in the course with participants playing an important part.


The course is designed for maximum 20 participants, 10 from Asia- Pacific region, 10 from China. They are conservators, collection managers, curators, registrars, and other professionals involved in conservation, preferably with at least three years of practical working in the field. Preference will be given to candidates who are teaching or are heads of conservation teams. Candidates must submit, with their formal application, a 500-word summary describing their specific museum context and collections, and the most important risks they perceive for their institution.


ICCROM and associated professionals.




Local transportation, accommodation and meals will be covered by the course organizers. Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Tianjin. A limited number of scholarships will be provided to selected candidates who have been unable to secure funding for their round-trip travel to Tianjin.

This training program is sponsored by SACH.


Please complete the ‘Course application form’ and email it to this email address by 16 May 2014.


19. Port Arthur strengthens links with Chinese heritage site – PAHSMA media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), dated 1 April 2014.

On the back of rapidly growing tourist visitation, cultural links between Tasmania and China are being further strengthened this month as part of an ongoing relationship that started nearly a decade ago.

A delegation of four senior staff members from the Dunhuang Academy, home of the World Heritage-listed Mogao Grottoes, is visiting the Port Arthur Historic Site. They will observe management practices at Port Arthur, including human resources, marketing, heritage conservation and tourism management processes.

The eleven day visit being hosted by PAHSMA coincides with a Board Meeting providing further interaction between the PAHSMA Board and the Chinese guests.

The Dunhaung Academy representatives will also have opportunity to spend time at the Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites together with visits to TMAG and Mona and various other tourism related businesses in Southern Tasmania.

The Mogao Grottoes site, located on the ancient Silk Route in Gansu province, consists of nearly 500 caves, many containing elaborate painted sculptures and wall paintings depicting aspects of Buddhist history and legend. The oldest are believed to date back to the fourth century AD.

Chair of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Professor Sharon Sullivan AO, said that the visit provided an opportunity for a valuable cultural exchange.

“The purpose of their visit is partly to observe our management and operational practices, but there will also be benefits to the Port Arthur staff in terms of cultural awareness, with tourism from China to Australia growing as rapidly as it is,” said Professor Sullivan.

More than 12,000 visitors from mainland China have visited the Port Arthur Historic Site since the start of July last year. This compares with around 4,000 last financial year, and is nearly six times the visitation from Port Arthur’s next biggest inbound market, the UK.

This visit builds on a number of previous visits to Port Arthur by staff from the Dunhuang Academy, and several Port Arthur personnel have been able to visit Mogao. The relationship was established by Professor Sullivan, who has been a consultant on conservation projects at Mogao for many years.

“This relationship has grown and developed as visitation to Australia and especially to Tasmania from China has risen,” said Professor Sullivan.

“There is no doubt in my mind that the relationship and the understanding that has grown up between our personnel, has helped the team at Port Arthur to be on the front foot in terms of providing quality interpretation and visitor service for our increasing numbers of Chinese visitors.”

“Our staff also look forward to showing our guests some true Tasmanian hospitality.”

The delegation will be at Port Arthur until a few days before Easter. They will also visit Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, as well as a range of other cultural sites and activities in southern Tasmania, before returning to China.


20. News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.


21. “The Right to (World) Heritage” conference, Germany – call for papers

“The Right to (World) Heritage”
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
23-25 October 23 2014

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2014

Papers are invited for the conference “The ‘Right to [World] Heritage”, which will provide a platform for students, alumni and experts from the heritage field to exchange knowledge and experience, as well as an opportunity to develop short and long-time cooperations.

The conference is organized by the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.V.) together with the Faculty for Environmental Studies and Process Engineering of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Financial support is provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

For further information, visit the conference website.


22. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin available

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.


23. Guided tour of Castlecrag: The Griffins’ journeys – America, Australia, India, 3 May 2014

On Saturday 3 May 2014, as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival with its theme of ‘Journeys’, there will be a guided tour through some of the reserves and walkways created by the Griffins at Castlecrag, describing influences across three continents.

The internationally renowned suburb of Castlecrag was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1920s as a residential community inspired by the ecological and aesthetic qualities of the landscape of Middle Harbour and its foreshores.

You will learn about some of the influences Walter and Marion Mahony Griffin brought to Australia from the United States; the environmental ideals and community life they fostered here and later took to India.

Please bring a hat, walking shoes and water (and let your friends know about this walk!)

Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm

Directions: specific address given on booking

Cost: Adults: $20; Children $10; Family: $50; Concession: $15; National Trust members : $15

Bookings required: email the Walter Burley Griffin Society to make a booking


24. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Projects Co-ordinator, Rappoport Heritage Consultants


Rappoport is a specialist firm of dedicated heritage practitioners operating throughout NSW. Located in metropolitan Sydney, the firm assists town planners, architects, owners, managers and developers of heritage properties through the heritage approval process at both State and Local government levels.

Due to increase of work Rappoport is seeking the right candidate with a background in heritage, town planning, architecture, urban design or related fields. The role involves the coordination of report writing, site meetings, CMPs, Statements of Heritage Impact and general office activity in order to meet deadlines, schedules, workflow and standards. The role will also involve coordination, management, scheduling, checking of reports client liaison and council meetings as well as internal staff meetings.

If you have the following expertise and skills then this job is for you:

  • Good management and workflow control
  • Knowledge of heritage charters, legislation and guidelines
  • Understand the heritage planning framework in NSW (LEPs, DCPs etc)
  • Historical and archival research
  • Writing and producing various type of heritage reports
  • Liaising & meeting with clients, external consultants and Councils
  • Report writing skills
  • Strong communication skills, including a good command of the English language;
  • Ability to manage own work and external consultants to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated – have a proactive approach to the tasks set, organised and plan ahead to meet deadlines
  • Be part of a small team environment
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

This role is permanent full-time position located at Mascot. The successful applicant will be required to have appropriate tertiary qualifications. An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will be offered.

Please email your resume to Rappoport; or for a confidential discussion/enquiries regarding this position, please contact Sue Rosenberg on 0412 486 777 by 30 April 2014.


25. SITUATION VACANT Call for quotations: Results-based investigation of the Ballarat Planning Scheme’s potential for Historic Urban Landscape program implementation

The City of Ballarat is seeking the services of a suitably qualified consultant to work in-house at the City of Ballarat to undertake a results-based investigation of the Ballarat Planning Scheme’s potential for implementation of the Historic Urban Landscape program currently underway. This project will investigate the current scheme as well as potential planning tools, mechanisms and best practise processes using a locally relevant approach and the philosophy of Results Based Management (RBM).

The project will be used:

  • to guide the methodology of future Historic Urban Landscape strategic projects for implementation, and
  • contribute to the development of Ballarat Council’s Today Tomorrow Together: The Ballarat Strategy and the Ballarat Planning Scheme Review.

Appropriate skills and capacity to deliver would ideally include:

  • In-depth knowledge of Victorian planning tools, the planning system and planning processes (including both Statutory and Strategic Planning and community consultation processes)
  • Proven project management experience


  • Understanding of values based management (for example, the Burra Charter)
  • Knowledge of world heritage issues and the UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape approach

The submission process does not require development of a project methodology to be provided as this will be negotiated with the client. Quotations outlining availability, relevant experience and capability, fee schedule and referees needs to be submitted by Thursday 24 April 2014.

If you would like a copy of the project brief please email Susan Fayad, Coordinator Heritage, City Strategy at or phone (03) 5320 5677.


26. SITUATIONS VACANT Senior Project Specialist (Built/20th-century Heritage), Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.

The GCI Field Projects Department is seeking a Senior Project Specialist (Built/20th-century Heritage).

The Field Projects Department’s objectives are:

  • Advance conservation practice through the development and implementation of model projects which incorporate strong research, planning and educational objectives.
  • In all projects, develop strong collaborative relationships so as to build local expertise, ensure sustainability, evaluate work in progress and broadly disseminate information resulting from projects.
  • Disseminate our findings through professional publications and conferences; and contribute to the advancement of the field of conservation through the organization of seminars, symposia and workshops.

Further information is available in the Snr Project Specialist (Getty) position description.

Deadline for applications is 9 May 2014.


27. SITUATION VACANT Tenders invited: NSW Roads and Maritime Services Heritage consultancy service panels

Roads and Maritime Services NSW is setting up consultant panels for a range of environmental disciplines, including four sub-panels dealing with commonly sought heritage services.

These are:

  • Heritage: Non-indigenous, Indigenous, Engineered heritage, Aboriginal cultural values assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Socio-economic
  • Biodiversity
  • Noise and vibration

The tender documents for these panels are now available to consultants via the e-tendering website. Look for ‘RMS Professional Services Contractor Panels-2014 and Registration Scheme’ or search for RFT ID: RMS.ROI.PSCCI-PANELS. Applications close on 30 April 2014 (see e-tendering for details).

If you require further information after accessing e-tendering, please contact Jeya Thangamani on phone: (02) 8837 0403 or email Jeya.


28. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant/Architect, Graham Brooks and Associates (Sydney)

Graham Brooks and Associates is seeking applications for a heritage consultant / architect to join our growing team. The work is highly specialised and stimulating, requiring a creative and responsible work ethic. We have an exciting range of projects and offer opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Candidates will need to have a working knowledge of historic construction techniques and practices, knowledge of NSW regulatory requirements, good presentation and report writing skills, and a degree in a relevant field, for example, Heritage Conservation, Cultural Heritage Management or Heritage Architecture or Architecture.

This is a full time position, based in our office in Sydney CBD.

Salary will be negotiable commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please email Graham Brooks and Associate for further information.


29. SITUATIONS VACANT Tenders invited: Conservation Management Plan for Australian Parliament House

The Department of Parliamentary Services has released a Request for Tender for the development and provision of a Conservation Management Plan for the Australian Parliament House, in Canberra.

For further information, see the Austender website.

The closing date is 17 April 2014.


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