Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 804

  1. [NEW ITEM] Vale Robin Campbell
  2. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 22 November
  3. [NEW ITEM] Carlo Scarpa: Remodelling the Castelvecchio Museum, Melbourne, 17 November
  4. [NEW ITEM] Case studies for PhD research sought
  5. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS presence at COP23, Bonn, November 2017
  6. [NEW ITEM] Nawi 2017 — Travelling Our Waters, 9 November, Sydney
  7. [NEW ITEM] “Urban Architectural Heritage and Social Interaction” workshop, October 2017 – information and outcomes
  8. [NEW ITEM] Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth
  9. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM
  10. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums
  11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  12. Invitation: ICAM Annual meeting 9-10 November 2017 and panel discussion, Perth
  13. Canberra Modern: 7-16 November 2017, Australian National University
  14. Aboriginal cultural heritage reforms (NSW): public consultation open
  15. Ballarat’s new heritage plan released for public comment
  16. New Burra Charter Practice Note, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Place, launched and ready for feedback
  17. Expressions of Interest invited: National Trust (QLD) Advocacy Committee – deadline today
  18. Second Sustainability and Adaptive Reuse Fellowship 2017/18 – application deadline is today
  19. Victoria: Living Heritage Grants Information Sessions
  20. Heritage Under Fire – a one-day symposium, Deakin University, 2 February 2018
  21. National Trust Australian Heritage Festival – event registration open
  22. Historic Houses Association of Australia Inaugural Conference, 5-6 April 2018, Sydney 
  23. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Architect, Brisbane City Council
  24. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California
  25. [NEW SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Canberra
  26. TENDER OPPORTUNITY Expressions of Interest for Expert Archaeological Services (Queensland)
  27. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants, Melbourne


1. [NEW ITEM] Vale Robin Campbell

Vale Robin McKellar Campbell (1934 – 2017)
RIBA, RAIA, Dip.Cons.Studies (York UK), M.Arch, PhD UWA

Rob Campbell passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Friday 20/10/17. He was well known for his conservation work in Fremantle, which started with the restoration of the Lunatic Asylum for use as the Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre 1968-1972. This remains a landmark in conservation and adaptive reuse in Western Australia. In this early project, Rob developed his own approach of starting with research to understand significance and condition before making changes to a place, and became a strong advocate of the logic of the conservation planning process later promoted by the Burra Charter and set out by JS Kerr. Rob always followed this logic on conservation projects, even when there was no brief or funds for this part of the process. His research extended to the meticulous study of the materials, methods of construction, and the detailed physical condition of a place, as essential background for devising appropriate repairs to suit the individual circumstances of that place. His many conservation plan reports were always succinct and focused on practical policies for conservation of significance while managing changes of use, essential repair, and the ongoing care of the fabric. He was keen on preventative and constructive maintenance schedules to follow any major restoration project, or indeed to avoid the need for restoration in the first place. Rob played the traditional English role of surveyor to the fabric to a number of churches (notably the collegiate chapel at Guildford Grammar School), undertaking regularly scheduled inspections and managing maintenance work to follow. Working on these buildings, he built up close relationships with skilled restoration trades people. In his conservation work, he aimed at the minimum of disturbance to significant fabric to ensure structural and architectural integrity, and to leave a place in a state that was capable of safe and comfortable use with a normal annual maintenance regime thereafter. Projects were also deliberately planned for least disruption to the key uses or users, and they were carefully managed to finish on time and on budget. At the end of a project, he was best pleased if the work fitted so well into a place that it was not obvious, and was only discoverable on close inspection, or by reading the records. He also made a practice of revisiting projects to monitor the work in the long term.

Throughout his professional career, Rob maintained relationships with architectural, historical, and conservation institutes including the RIBA, RAIA, SPAB, APTI, Australia ICOMOS (Executive Committee 1984-91), National Trust of Australia (WA, volunteer to from 1974; Councillor 1988-94), and the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. He continued these associations after his formal retirement from professional practice in 2012, when he concentrated on his research and his advocacy role centred on Fremantle.

Rob was also closely associated with the school of architecture at UWA, where he began teaching architectural conservation in the 1980s, and completed a PhD in architectural history in 2011. Up until last week, he was still contributing his experience and knowledge in the conservation field to students in the School of Design.

At UWA and in Fremantle, he will be sorely missed, but his legacy will live on through his publications and the conservation projects that remain a testimony to his skill and experience.

Dr Ingrid van Bremen

Australia ICOMOS is very saddened by this news and expresses our deepest condolences to Rob’s family, friends and colleagues.


2. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 22 November

Cultural Tourism and Engaging Audiences: The digital challenge 

The Cultural Heritage Asia Pacific Network at Deakin University, in association with Creative Victoria and Cultural Tourism Victoria are pleased to invite you to our final Cultural Heritage seminar of 2017.

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm (Drinks and light refreshments will be provided from 4.30pm)
Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12

This is a free event, but bookings are essential – book online. Places are strictly limited, so please book early.

Audience engagement is critical to cultural experiences in the 21st century. How are key institutions, agencies and practitioners harnessing the power of digital to engage new and existing audiences? 

Join us as we welcome Sarah Slade (Head of Digital Engagement & Collection Services, State Library of Victoria), Simona Ubaldi (Digital Content Specialist, Creative Victoria), and Danielle Prowse (Content Producer for Spirit of Tasmania) as they reveal how digital platforms are enhancing cultural experiences—whether it be providing greater accessibility, generating social dialogue, creating an enriched narrative, inspiring action, or uncovering more than is ever available in a physical space.

For further enquiries, please email Steven Cooke.

Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.

This event is supported by Creative Victoria and Cultural Tourism Victoria.  For more information about Creative Victoria’s program of lectures, seminars and workshops, please visit The Creative Exchange.


3. [NEW ITEM] Carlo Scarpa: Remodelling the Castelvecchio Museum, Melbourne, 17 November

Carlo Scarpa: Remodelling the Castelvecchio Museum
Singapore Theatre, MSD Building, University of Melbourne
Friday 17 November, 12:30-13:30pm

UK architect Richard Murphy, winner of the 2016 RIBA house of the year award, will give a presentation on Carlo Scarpa’s remodelling of the Castelvecchio Museum, Verona.

Why the astonishing interest in Scarpa’s work; and why was there such a delay in its widespread appreciation? Join Richard as he explores this and other aspects in this free lecture, presented by the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural History (ACAHUCH).

Register for a free ticket here.


4. [NEW ITEM] Case studies for PhD research sought

Ruth Redden (M.ICOMOS) is seeking case study buildings in Victoria, Australia for her PhD research at Melbourne University, School of Design (supervised by Prof. Philip Goad and A/Prof. Robert Crawford). She is researching the impact of building and planning (including heritage planning) codes, standards, regulations and sustainability rating schemes when undertaking major works to a historic building. See abstract below for more.

She is seeking case studies (with all levels of heritage protection, hoping for a range from included in HO area to a World Heritage site) which can demonstrate the complexities involved (both positive and negative) in upgrading a historic building, with a specific focus on improving the environmental performance of the building. She’s interested in what issues (if any) heritage planners, consultants, architects and building surveyors are facing and how they are dealing with them – especially if trying to go beyond operational performance and into areas of life cycle assessment, embodied energy calculations etc.  

Please contact Ruth if you have a potential project, building or person she should contact to find out more. Completed projects preferred, but others (including in other Australian States or Territories) also welcome. Ruth is also happy to discuss how her research can assist with your work.

Email Ruth
ph: +61 4 0600 3131

ABSTRACT: This research aims to create a framework for optimising and valuing the environmental performance of historic buildings by undertaking a mixed methods evaluation of codes, standards, planning policies and mainstream sustainability rating tools relevant to Victoria, Australia. The outcomes of this research are expected to highlight strengths and opportunities for improvement within Victoria’s building and planning framework, and gaps in mainstream sustainability rating tools. Identifying these issues will contribute valuable insights toward a growing body of international research regarding environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.


5. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS presence at COP23, Bonn, November 2017 

As you may know, in a few weeks this year’s major UN annual meeting on Climate Change – COP23 will take place in Bonn, Germany, but under the Presidency of the Republic of Fiji –  from 6 to 17 November 2017. Visit this link for more information.

Following the adoption of the Paris Accord in 2015, the increased focus on climate change in the heritage sector is evidenced by the decisions of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow in July 2017, confirming “that urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming is essential and the highest degree of ambition and leadership by all countries is needed to secure the full implementation of the Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC”, and “in view of the urgency of the issue of climate impacts on World Heritage properties”, requesting that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies aim, subject to available time and resources, to prioritise work on a proposed update to the “Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Properties”, for consideration by the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session in 2018.  

ICOMOS has formed a small working group to assist the Secretariat in managing this referral from the World Heritage Committee, which will be coordinated for the Secretariat by Andrew Potts. In connection with this work, Andrew will be participating at COP23 and making presentations at some side events between 11-18 November. Other relevant events will also be occurring during the week of November 6. 

Through this message, we are hoping to find out if other ICOMOS members will be attending COP23 so that Andrew can coordinate with them. In addition, Andrew has offered to brief them, as well as other ICOMOS members, who may be near Bonn on these activities. 

Please contact Andrew directly via email.


6. [NEW ITEM] Nawi 2017 — Travelling Our Waters, 9 November, Sydney

Nawi 2017 — Travelling Our Waters
The second national gathering of Indigenous watercraft custodians and cultural practitioners 

This one day symposium is a unique opportunity to experience Saltwater and Freshwater histories, cultures, traditions and practice. It will bring together community, cultural leaders and educators to share and practice knowledge from the world’s oldest continuous living culture on rivers, oceans and watercraft.

This event will build on the success of Nawi 2012 — Exploring Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft, and features talks on diversity and design, stories and traditions, women and watercraft, art, sea rights, trade, navigation and materials.

For more information, click here and visit the symposium website.


7. [NEW ITEM] “Urban Architectural Heritage and Social Interaction” workshop, October 2017 – information and outcomes

The “Urban Architectural Heritage and Social Interaction” workshop was conducted at Rashid-Open Air Museum, Behira Governorate, Egypt on 4-8 October 2017.

To read about the workshop itself click here; and to read the published outcome of the workshop click here.


8. [NEW ITEM] Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth

Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities
4-5 December 2017
Perth, Australia

The world’s urban population is expected to increase by 60 per cent between 2014 and 2050, when 6.3 billion people are projected to live in urban settlements. New insights and solutions are urgently needed in order to manage the scarce resources that will be impacted by this trend, as well as operate new and regenerated urban spaces. New generations of sensor networks, Big Data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications are being deployed in public and privately managed physical spaces to meet these requirements, though many challenges remain. Municipal governments around the world are currently formulating their Smart City strategies – now is the time to engage and learn from industry peers at the forefront of this key trend.

The 2nd Annual Sustainable Integrated Cities International Conference, December 4-5, 2017 in Perth brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality.

For more information, visit the conference website.


9. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.


10. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums

To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.


11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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


12. Invitation: ICAM Annual meeting 9-10 November 2017 and panel discussion, Perth

The Australian Institute of Architects (WA Chapter) is hosting the 2017 annual meeting of ICAM (International Confederation of Architectural Museums) Australasia in Perth from 9-10 November 2017. ICAM comprises representatives from universities, libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies that hold significant built environment records and an informal Australasian network of this organisation has been active for a number of years. To date, members of this network have met in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne to visit facilities and discuss issues relevant to architectural archives and will visit Perth for the first time this year. See the 2017 ICAM Meeting_DRAFT PROGRAM for this two-day event.

This program has been developed by members of the Institute’s Heritage Panel and includes visits to the State Library of Western Australia, as well as heritage collections in the cities of Perth and Fremantle and the newly established Museum of Perth. The program will culminate in a facilitated panel discussion on ‘Why Archives Matter’ to be held at the Australian Institute of Architects, 33 Broadway Nedlands, at 3:30pm on Friday 10 November.

Individuals who would like to attend are encouraged to register their interest via email with the Institute by Thursday 2 November at the latest. The two-day program is free, but places are limited so please register as soon as possible.

There is a $10.00 charge for the ‘Why Archives Matter’ panel discussion on Friday 10 November to cover food and refreshment costs. Directions for payment and registration for the panel session only are on the WHY ARCHIVES MATTER flyer.


13. Canberra Modern: 7-16 November 2017, Australian National University

Canberra Modern: Canberra’s Modernist Soul on Show
7-16 November, University House, Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra Modern is a series of interconnected events celebrating the mid-century modernist heart of our National Capital, presented throughout November as part of DESIGN Canberra, celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Join us for walks, talks, markets, exhibitions, a martini masterclass and a themed dinner, which showcase the unique mid-century backdrop of University House and the important role ANU plays in the cultural landscape of Canberra and in celebrating Canberra as a unique modernist city.

This program is an exciting new initiative that aims to promote the conservation, protection and appreciation of the places that make an irreplaceable contribution to Canberra’s historic urban and designed cultural landscape.

For information and tickets, visit this link and check out the Facebook page.


14. Aboriginal cultural heritage reforms (NSW): public consultation open

The NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is seeking your views on a proposed new system for managing and conserving Aboriginal cultural heritage. It will be supported by a new legal framework that respects and conserves Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales.

The proposed new system responds to public feedback on a draft reform model released in September 2013. That feedback showed there was general support for the principles of the proposed model, but wide-ranging and often contrasting views on detailed design elements.

These diverse views and perspectives have been carefully considered, and are now proposing a new system. The proposed new system offers a transformative, contemporary and respectful vision for the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales. The system will be established by new legislation that will be released shortly.

The public consultation is open until early March 2018.


15. Ballarat’s new heritage plan released for public comment

Ballarat’s new heritage plan released for public comment: Our People, Culture & Place. A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017-2030 (final draft)

The City of Ballarat’s new heritage plan commits to a suite of localised actions for implementing UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach on-the-ground. It brings together findings from participatory workshops, background studies, and input from expert and community consultation conducted since 2013 and incorporates feedback from local residents and stakeholders on a preliminary heritage plan.

The City of Ballarat welcomes feedback from Australia ICOMOS members, closing 20 November 2017.

You can download the plan, a short summary of the heritage plan and a series of background papers from this link.


16. New Burra Charter Practice Note, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Place, launched and ready for feedback

The Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (NSC ICH) launched its Practice Note, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Place at the recent ‘Intangible & Invisible’ workshop in Canberra. The Practice Note was approved by the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee at its 5 August 2017 meeting.

The NSC ICH invites Australia ICOMOS members to integrate the Practice Note into their practice and to provide feedback over the next 12 months. We will be looking for case studies and examples of what works and what doesn’t from your perspective. Join the NSC ICH or follow our News via this link.


17. Expressions of Interest invited: National Trust (QLD) Advocacy Committee – deadline today

The National Trust of Australia (QLD) is calling for Expressions of Interest for membership to their expert advisory committee, the Advocacy Committee.

EOIs are due by 4pm, 3 November 2017 and must include a resume detailing qualifications and experience, and a one-page statement detailing the applicant’s proven commitment to heritage protection, promotion and/or advocacy. Applicants must live, work or study in Queensland.

For more information, see the EOI invitation – National Trust (QLD) Advocacy Committee.


18. Second Sustainability and Adaptive Reuse Fellowship 2017/18 – application deadline is today

Since mid-2005, the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) and South Australian Heritage Council (SAHC) have funded a South Australian Built Heritage Research Fellowship at the Architecture Museum, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia.

In 2009-10, DEWNR and the SAHC funded the first Sustainability and Adaptive Re-use Fellowship exploring the sustainability benefits of the adaptive re-use of heritage listed buildings.

The Fellowship expanded the aims of the SA Built Heritage Research Fellowship to include research that promotes benefits of conservation and adaption of heritage listed buildings in terms of physical, social and economic sustainability.

The second Sustainability and Adaptive Reuse Fellowship is now open for applications. Its focus is: ‘Carbon Credit Schemes and State Heritage Places’.

If you are interested in applying for the second Sustainability and Adaptive Reuse Fellowship, please refer to the DEWNR Sustainability and Adaptive Re-use Fellowship 2017-18 Information and Guidelines and Application form.

Applications close on Friday 3 November 2017 and should be emailed to the Architecture Museum, University of South Australia.


19. Victoria: Living Heritage Grants Information Sessions

The Living Heritage Grants Program is an initiative of the Victorian State Government to support the repair and conservation of ‘at risk’ heritage places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register under the provisions of the Heritage Act 1995. The third round of the Contested Stream of the Living Heritage Program opens on 1 February 2018 and to assist applicants, Heritage Victoria is organising a series of information sessions across the state.

Eligible grant applicants include owners and managers of places or objects listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. This may include community and not-for-profit organisations, local councils and Committees of Management. Places of worship and heritage places under private ownership may also be eligible and require matched funding. All projects must meet public accessibility criteria and demonstrate a significant community benefit.

Not sure if you’re eligible? Visit the Heritage Victoria website, send us an email, or come along to the information session to ask us your questions in person.

Please RSVP to the Living Heritage team by email stating the session/date you’re attending, your name and organisation (if relevant).

Warrnambool: 14 November 2017, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Reception Room, Warrnambool Civic Centre, 25 Liebig St, Warrnambool
RSVP by: 9 November 2017

Wangaratta: 20 November 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Council Chambers, Wangaratta Government Centre, 62-68 Ovens St, Wangaratta
RSVP by: 16 November 2017

Ballarat: 22 November 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt St, Ballarat Central
RSVP by: 17 November 2017

Swift Creek: date and time to be announced

Please note – these sessions are additional to the Heritage Act and Living Heritage Grants Information Sessions held in Melbourne, Bendigo and Geelong in October.


20. Heritage Under Fire – a one-day symposium, Deakin University, 2 February 2018

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have unleashed a cataclysmic wave of human suffering as well as an unprecedented period of heritage destruction. This one-day symposium brings together world-leading experts to discuss the ongoing threat to heritage in conflict.


• Professor Peter Stone, OBE (UNESCO, Newcastle University UK)
• Professor Claire Smith (Flinders University)
• Tara Gutman (Australian Red Cross)
• A/Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)

Deakin University Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

RSVP by email to Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona

Download the Heritage Under Fire flyer.


21. National Trust Australian Heritage Festival – event registration open

Last year between April and May thousands of event organisers and volunteers across Australia managed almost 1,200 events to celebrate our fantastic heritage, history and culture.

In 2018 we hope the festival will be even more inclusive and community inspired.

Visit this link for more information and to register your event.


22. Historic Houses Association of Australia Inaugural Conference, 5-6 April 2018, Sydney

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of a wide-ranging set of cultural heritage related views and opinions. For the information of Australia ICOMOS members and other readers, the following advertisement from the Historic Houses Association of Australia has therefore been in included in this newsletter without any modification to the text provided by the advertiser. Please note, however, that some of the views conveyed are not shared by Australia ICOMOS.

Historic Houses Association of Australia Inaugural Conference
5 & 6 April 2018 – Sydney

For the first time in Australia a conference that will address issues faced by private owners and independent managers of historic properties around the country. The conference is designed around lectures, panels and case studies. Delegates will hear from owners throughout Australia, selected experts and heritage specialists.

Full Program Available Now

Download the Brochure

Why a conference?

To an owner of an historic house it sometimes feels like ‘all obligation but no incentives’. Almost everyone who owns an historic house can tell a ‘war story’ of bureaucratic frustration, conditions that impose additional costs, delays, lack of information and demanding officialdom.

Over the past 30 years there has been enormous growth and complexity in the so called ‘heritage industry’. Owners can be bewildered and intimidated by this array of expertise and process. Yet it is the owners who are often on the receiving end of decisions that arise from these processes. The conference will hear from owners and others throughout Australia who will tell their own stories of successes, frustrations and failures. It will also hear from state and local governments and experts in the field about what support currently exists. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.

About the Historic Houses Association of Australia

The Historic Houses Association of Australia was re-formed in 2014 to become a support agency for the owners of historic houses. This conference will have the needs of owners at its core. It expects the key issues that will emerge will be the need for technical and legal advice, tax concessions for owners, advice on commercial activities including tourism opportunities, collegiate support, and dissemination of information to create a new dynamic in the heritage sector.


Early bird bookings close 30 November 2017.


The conference is to be followed by an Optional Day Tour visiting four historic houses in the Sydney region rarely open to the public. The Tour can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the conference. For those attending the conference the Tour will further demonstrate some of the issues raised. REGISTRATION AS ABOVE.


23. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Architect, Brisbane City Council

Positions Vacant: Brisbane City Council
Senior Heritage Architect – Work Type Permanent Full-time

Brisbane is growing! It is an exciting time to join Brisbane City Council to manage and promote our heritage identity and character into the future. This is your opportunity to help shape heritage best practice outcomes in the dynamic evolution of a new world city. 

As a Senior Heritage Architect you will undertake and manage a variety of specialist architect functions within a multi-disciplinary team to provide professional advice to a wide variety of stakeholders including elected representatives, members of the public, and internal Council units such as Strategic Planning, Urban Renewal, Neighborhood Planning, Asset Services and Development Services for the wider community.

The role seeks a passionate and experienced person who can bring a combined approach to maintaining sensitivities and cultural importance inherent to a sense of place within the exciting creative architectural design challenges of emerging projects across the city. 

To find out more about working for Brisbane City Council and the roles on offer, follow this link.

Council encourages a healthy work life balance and offers an excellent salary package including 14% superannuation.

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • flexible working hours, and flexible arrangements
  • free gym and wellness centre
  • award winning superannuation fund
  • generous leave provisions
  • competitive salary   

Working in Council means delivering excellent customer service to the people of Brisbane.  

More information: Phone Felicity Dan (07) 3403 8703.

Closing Date: Monday 20 November 2017.


24. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California, and one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, 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, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

The Buildings and Sites department, as one of the core program areas of the GCI (with Science and Collections), undertakes and applies research on real projects to develop, trial, and demonstrate conservation approaches that advance practice. Buildings and Sites also works to build the capacity of partner organizations and the broader conservation community through the creation and dissemination of information and training and capacity building activities. For additional information visit this link.

The GCI is seeking a Project Specialist to work on the Earthen Architecture Initiative.

For more information about this role, download this file: ADM_Posting_ProjSpec_EAI_2017.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017.


25. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Canberra

GML Heritage is a vibrant and progressive heritage consultancy that wants to make a difference. Our motivated multidisciplinary team has expertise in built heritage, conservation planning, industrial heritage, historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology and cultural heritage management, and interpretation. GML focuses on collaboration and delivery of influential heritage advice throughout Australia and internationally. We take pride in our work and think that heritage contributes to our sense of place and a sustainable environment.

GML is excited to offer a dynamic and experienced cultural heritage specialist an opportunity to contribute to our growing business. We are looking for an applicant who wants to play a key role in shaping our consultancy into the future. In this position you will provide specialist heritage advice across a range of built heritage services, including heritage assessments, conservation management plans, and heritage impact statements. A working knowledge of Commonwealth and state government heritage legislation is essential. You will also prepare project proposals and tender submissions for potential projects, including identifying tasks, roles, timeframes, and budgets.

Click here for more information.


26. TENDER OPPORTUNITY Expressions of Interest for Expert Archaeological Services (Queensland)






Expressions of Interest for Expert Archaeological Services (Queensland)

Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets, transforming the way we move freight around the country.

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified archaeologists (individuals or companies) to act as advisors on a panel of experts supporting the Inland Rail projects within Queensland.

Evaluation criteria will include having the necessary insurances, qualifications, experience and demonstrated ability to carry out the works. The potential roles will include:

  • dispute resolution and independent expert determination
  • technical advisor assisting with Inland Rail’s Cultural Heritage Management Plans
  • Aboriginal party technical advisor


From Tuesday 24 October, individuals or companies that satisfy the evaluation criteria are requested to access the EOI documentation and submit an EOI via the TenderLink website.

If you have an enquiry about the EOI prior to 24 October please contact us at this email address. After this date, enquiries to please be directed via TenderLink.

CLOSING DATE: 10.00 am, Tuesday 21 November.


27. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants, Melbourne

RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd, based in St Kilda, Melbourne, are seeking an experienced conservation architect to join our team.

The position is senior and involves: research, analysis, design, documentation and contract administration of building works to places of heritage significance (both conservation and adaptive reuse works) and providing advice to significant historic building owners and authorities, and the like. Projects are both local and international and across all types including: commercial, ecclesiastical, education sector, civic, community, industrial and residential. The office culture is collegiate, cutting edge and research driven.

Required qualifications:

  • minimum masters degree in architecture
  • minimum 3 years’ experience working as a conservation architect
  • a working knowledge of Australian architectural history
  • expertise in remedial conservation interventions to significant heritage building fabric
  • proficiency in contemporary and interpretive design and detail resolution
  • proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit preferred + pencil and butter paper
  • proficiency in sustainable design
  • good sense of humour


Interested applicants please forward your CV to Roger Beeston by email in the first instance.

If you wish to discuss the position please call Roger Beeston (Director) on 0417 140 159.


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