Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 826

NEW ITEMS

  1. [NEW ITEM] Streetwise Design Adelaide Book Launch, Monday 28 May
  2. [NEW ITEM] Walter Burley Griffin Society – guided walk in Castlecrag (Saturday 5 May); news of an interesting exhibition at WSU
  3. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 30 May
  4. [NEW ITEM] Museums Australia (Victoria) events – 18 May & 24 May
  5. [NEW ITEM] EVENT CANCELLATION: Heritage & discovery field trip – “Stone, Gold & Rare Trades”, Bathurst, 11-13 May 2018
  6. [NEW ITEM] TALK: Quill and Spade – Pioneer garden writing in Australia, 23 May, Sydney
  7. [NEW ITEM] Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail, 12 & 13 May 2018
  8. [NEW ITEM] International Polar Heritage Committee update
  9. [NEW ITEM] Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines Review (QLD) update
  10. [NEW ITEM] New book on heritage and tourism
  11. [NEW ITEM] ICTC Emerging Professional Mentorship Initiative (EPMI)
  12. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS Slovenia Symposium, 20-22 September 2018 – call for papers
  13. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums
  14. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM
  15. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  16. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

TALKS / EVENTS / WORKSHOPS

CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS

FORUMS / COURSES / GRANTS PROGRAMS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED

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NEW ITEMS

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1. [NEW ITEM] Streetwise Design Adelaide Book Launch, Monday 28 May

Streetwise Design – A Practical Guide. The third and final in a series of Streetwise books by Australian conservation architect, Elizabeth Vines.

WHERE/LOCATION – Mâćhe, 178 Wright St, Adelaide

DATE – Monday 28 May 2018

TIME – 5.45 for 6PM followed by drinks and convivial chatter

PLEASE RSVP (for catering purposes) by Thursday 24 May by email to Liz Vines

Published by Think City (Malaysia) Streetwise Design is the third and final book in a series of Streetwise books by Australian conservation architect, Elizabeth Vines. It provides practical design advice for local communities and other stakeholders, who are challenged by the need for new, appropriate infill development and adaptive reuse of existing heritage buildings. While the book focuses on the Asian context, it outlines principles which are applicable world-wide, and is comprehensively illustrated in colour by many Asian, Australian and international examples. Streetwise Design also provides a useful resource for city planners and architects to assist in maintaining the broader issue of liveability in our cities.

The launch is to be held at Mache, a dynamic and enterprising co-working space in the Adelaide CBD.

Liz will provide a highly illustrated talk about the background and contents of the book.  

The book will be for sale at the launch: COST AUD$25.

All book proceeds are being donated to the Streetwise Asia Fund – supporting the school building project in Northern India being supported will be described at the launch.

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2. [NEW ITEM] Walter Burley Griffin Society – guided walk in Castlecrag (Saturday 5 May); news of an interesting exhibition at WSU

 

Beauty in the Bush, the Griffins’ unique Castlecrag neighbourhood

The Walter Burley Griffin Society is again holding their guided walk through the Griffin Conservation Area of Castlecrag, on Saturday 5 May, 10am – midday.

Discover how Griffin created a unique neighbourhood that celebrated the beauty of the Australian bush. This two-hour walk will encounter Griffin architecture, secluded natural reserves and harbour foreshores. Learn how the Griffins and their 1920s Castlecrag community enjoyed and protected this special part of Sydney.

Castlecrag was developed as a model suburb in the 1920s and 1930s by the distinguished American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. The roads followed the contours, numerous reserves and walkways were created, the houses melded with the landscape and a vibrant community was created and fostered. Today, Castlecrag continues to demonstrate the Griffins’ deep respect for the natural landscape and their ideal of a community living in harmony with this beautiful setting.

MEETING POINT: Nature strip outside 136 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag

COST: Adult $20; Concession/Student $15; Child $0; Member (Walter Burley Griffin Society and National Trust) $15

Bookings essential via this link 

 

Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders

There is a very interesting new exhibition at The Margaret Whitlam Galleries at the Western Sydney University (WSU), Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders (from 26 April to 27 July 2018). This exhibition has been curated and produced by State Archives and Records NSW and includes a rare public showing from the State Archives of Marion Mahony Griffin’s silk drawings from the Leeton and Griffith town competition entries.

This is a FREE exhibition but as the website reveals opening times are very limited as below:

Opening Hours: The Margaret Whitlam Galleries are open on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 am-4pm.

The exhibition will also be open on Saturday 12 May and Saturday 14 July. 

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3. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 30 May

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Melathi Saldin (Deakin University), on “Rising from the ashes – heritage and post-war recovery in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan Civil War”.

Abstract

The surge in conflicts across different regions in the world has resulted in protection and reconstruction of heritage emerging as an important but highly challenging concept in the 21st century. Countries such as Sri Lanka for example, are at a critical juncture in terms of both post-war recovery and reconciliation. As a country emerging from civil war, heritage constitutes a vital aspect of the island’s national identity as well as its emotional, political and economic landscape. With the end of Sri Lanka’s nearly three-decade-long civil war in May 2009, conservation, restoration and the management of heritage sites emerged as key components of the government’s efforts to rebuild the war-torn North. Archaeologists were one of the first groups to enter the former war zone with a number of high profile heritage projects initiated therein. These shifts in the landscape of post-war heritage have further fuelled claims by sections of the Sri Lankan and International communities of an increasing Sinhala- Buddhicisation and cultural genocide of minority communities, particularly in the North and the East. Nearly a decade after the ‘end’ of the civil war, Sri Lanka continues to witness escalating incidents of violence against ethno-religious minorities, with heritage and archaeology increasingly used to question their identity, belonging and legitimacy. Given this situation, what are the broader lessons that can be learned from the Sri Lankan post-war recovery process, particularly in relation to notions of postconflict heritage? In what ways can a socially equitable and inclusive heritage be achieved in a post-war context? Moreover, what should be the role of the global heritage community in advocating for a more democratic heritage in the aftermath of war?

Biography

Melathi Saldin obtained her BA (Honours) and Master of Philosophy in Archaeology from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, where she also served as a faculty member from 2007-2014. She has worked with the British-Sri Lanka explorations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Anuradhapura (the Upper Malwatu Oya Exploration Project) as well as at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. She received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Young Researcher in Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya in 2008 and 2009 and was awarded the Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship in 2015. Her research interests are in the areas of post-conflict heritage, heritage resilience, South Asian archaeology and the Sri Lankan Malay Diaspora. Melathi is currently a PhD candidate at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne. Her research looks at the politicisation of heritage and archaeology and how this informs the way ethnic minorities negotiate and position themselves and their heritage within the complex local-global interplay of cultural politics, and its wider implications for the democratisation of heritage and archaeology, with special reference to post-war Sri Lanka..

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time: 5.00pm

Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12

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.

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4. [NEW ITEM] Museums Australia (Victoria) events – 18 May & 24 May

 

Museums Australia (Victoria) General Meeting

Date: Friday 18 May 2018
Time: 8.45am – 10am
Venue: Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
Cost: Free

Celebrate International Museums Day (IMD) with colleagues at our General Meeting breakfast event at Museo Italiano. Our guest speakers, Lee Casey, Head of Communications and Engagement at Science Gallery Melbourne and Dr Niels Wouters from the University of Melbourne, will provide insights on future-proofing the gallery environment in response to this year’s IMD theme, ‘Hyper connected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics’.

> Book now to secure your place at this event

 

Creating an Online Exhibition

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Creative Victoria, 31/121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free

Learn how to tell stories from your collection online. Collection managers and content producers will provide you with practical information about the options available and how to get started. Held in partnership with Creative Victoria. Speakers include: Georgia Melville, Creative Victoria; Lucinda Horrocks, Wind & Sky Productions; Belinda Ensor, Victorian Collections; Rohan Long, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, University of Melbourne; Monica Cronin, Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, ANZCA; Jonny Brownbill, Museums Victoria and Katrina Raymond, Digital Storytelling Consultant.

> Book now to secure your place at this event

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5. [NEW ITEM] EVENT CANCELLATION: Heritage & discovery field trip – “Stone, Gold & Rare Trades”, Bathurst, 11-13 May 2018

This event has been cancelled by the organisers, who apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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6. [NEW ITEM] TALK: Quill and Spade – Pioneer garden writing in Australia, 23 May, Sydney

Quill and Spade – Pioneer garden writing in Australia
Presented by Dr Greg Johnson

DATE: Wednesday 23 May 2018
TIME: 6:00 PM Drinks and Nibbles, 7:00 PM Illustrated Talk
VENUE: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Upper Fort Street, Miller’s Point

Garden making wasn’t easy for the women and men who settled in Australia between 1788 and 1888. The more literate members of the community sought books and journals from overseas. They also joined agricultural and horticultural societies, and from the 1830s onwards, gardening books and nursery catalogues written and published in Australia began to circulate. 

Unlimited free parking available at the venue.

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS

Download the Quill and Spade talk flyer.

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7. [NEW ITEM] Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail, 12 & 13 May 2018

Rare and lost trades and crafts will be showcased over one weekend at Australia’s oldest inland European settlement. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, heavy horses, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry work, embroidery, felting, carpentry and joinery, chairmaking, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

“The Trail” is a Bathurst Regional Council initiative supported by a number of community heritage and history groups including the Bathurst District Historical Society, Bathurst Heritage Network, The National Trust, Bathurst Bead & Wire Craft Guild, Bathurst Embroidery Guild and the Bathurst Family History Group. It will next take place during Bathurst Heritage Week, on 12 and 13 May 2018, and will feature heritage trades in a number of heritage buildings and precincts around Bathurst.

For more information visit the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail website.

Download the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail flyer.

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8. [NEW ITEM] International Polar Heritage Committee update

A new International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) Executive Committee was elected in April 2018, for a term of three years. Dr Michael Pearson AO (Australia ICOMOS) is the new President, Dr Ximena Senatore, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina is Vice President, and Dr Bryan Lintott, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, is Secretary-General. They take over from Julian Bickersteth (Australia ICOMOS), Susan Barr (Norway) and Nigel Watson (NZ) who have been the Executive for the last six years.

The IPHC has achieved an enormous amount since it was established in 2000, including 12 formal and informal IPHC meetings around the world, some combined with conferences and symposia, the publication of three volumes in the ICOMOS Monuments and Sites series, largely arising from conferences (edited by Susan Barr and Paul Chaplin, which remain seminal collections of papers on polar heritage), establishing formal and informal collaboration with a wide range of Arctic and Antarctic organisations, attending and contributing to ICOMOS Advisory and Scientific Council meetings, and contributing to conservation planning at the invitation of a number of organisations managing heritage sites in the Ross Sea, the Antarctic peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.  

In all of these activities Susan Barr has been a constant and most active instigator and participant, and she leaves the IPHC Executive Committee for the first time in 18 years (having been President and Vice-President over that period). The work of the IPHC over this period would not have been possible without the funding provided by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (2000-2012), New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust (2012-2018), and now by the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.

At the moment the IPHC has a Polar Archaeological Working Group (PAWG), headed by Bryan Lintott, which is actively developing a Charter for the protection and management of archaeological heritage in Antarctica. The drafting of this is well advanced, and a working draft will be available for circulation at the POLAR2018 Open Science Conference organised by Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) in Davos, Switzerland, in June this year. Copies will also be made available to IPHC members and through them to their national ICOMOS bodies, and will be circulated to a number of other ICOMOS ISC’s and organisations with an interest in Polar Heritage.  

The IPHC is working to update its website, (currently located here but soon to be on the International ICOMOS website server) and hopes to make it more useful to members and others, for example by indicating recent publications by members, and issues and upcoming event of interest to the Polar heritage community. 

The new Executive is also be forward planning for future IPHC meetings and hopefully conferences, including an event in association with the ICOMOS General Assembly in Sydney in 2020. Another publication, virtual or real, of current work and issues would be also be something to aim for. We are also keen to strengthen our ties with other ISCs, particularly the International Council on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) and the International Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH), which share a special interest in polar heritage issues.

Michael Pearson AO
President, International Polar Heritage Committee
Email Michael
27 April 2018

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9. [NEW ITEM] Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines Review (QLD) update

In August 2016, the former Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP), the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, approved a review of the effectiveness of the Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines (Guidelines).

DATSIP commenced the review with the release of a Discussion Paper in August 2016. Fifty-four submissions were received in response to the Discussion Paper. Of these submissions 40 (74%) recommended or supported change to the current Guidelines to improve their use in assessing and managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.

In April 2017, an Issues Paper was developed by DATSIP to identify the key elements associated with the current Guidelines as expressed in the submissions to help define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. DATSIP officers undertook extensive consultation with stakeholders through a combination of workshops held across the State and direct engagement.

Thirty-three submissions were received on the Issues Paper. Those submissions presented a divergent view among stakeholders on what constitute ‘reasonable and practicable’ measures in assessing the risk of harm to cultural heritage.

In mid to late 2017, DATSIP undertook an analysis of all submissions and commenced the development of a Status Report to inform stakeholders of the issues affecting the development of the draft model. The Status Report was to be released in late 2017, however, due to the 2017 State Election and caretaker conventions the release did not occur.

In 2018, there have been a number of legal applications relating to the administration of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Cultural Heritage Acts).

Of particular relevance has been the decision in Nuga Nuga Aboriginal Corporation v Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships [2017] QSC 321 (Nuga Nuga), which has affected the continued recognition of previously-registered native title claimants as ‘native title parties’ (as that term is used in section 34 of the Cultural Heritage Acts) for their former claim areas.

This decision has the potential to affect many ‘native title parties’ under the Cultural Heritage Acts and has generated significant policy and administrative implications for DATSIP. The decision has also created a degree of uncertainty for land users in determining who should be consulted to assist in managing the impacts on cultural heritage arising from their activities.

DATSIP is currently finalising its analysis of the implications of the Nuga Nuga decision and how it affects current operational procedures in defining native title parties. The decision also has implications for the continued registration of cultural heritage bodies and the approval of cultural heritage management plans executed with previously registered native title claim groups developed under Part 7 of the Cultural Heritage Acts.

Given the significance of the Nuga Nuga decision DATSIP is considering the implications of the decision prior to finalising the Guidelines Review.

Until these matters are complete the existing Guidelines remain in place as a means of complying with the cultural heritage duty of care established by the legislation and will continue to operate until such time as revised Guidelines are formulated for gazettal.

For more information on the Guidelines Review, please call the (QLD) Cultural Heritage Unit on 1300 378 401

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10. [NEW ITEM] New book on heritage and tourism

The publication Heritage and Tourism – Places, Imageries and the Digital Age, edited by HTHIC2015 chairs Linde Egberts and Maria D. Alvarez and published by Amsterdam University Press, is now available.

Visit the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality International Conferences website for more information and a 20% discount code (valid until 30 June 2018).

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11. [NEW ITEM] ICTC Emerging Professional Mentorship Initiative (EPMI)

As part of ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee’s (ICTC) renewed mandate, their scientific committee aims to draw more Emerging Professionals (EP) into the fold of Cultural Tourism and be involved in their work within ICOMOS.

To facilitate this, a new ICTC Emerging Professional Mentorship Initiative (EPMI), which connects EPs to ICTC members, has been established. This programme aims to promote knowledge exchange between experienced and emerging cultural tourism professionals and to facilitate tangible work experiences and project collaborations in a structured way. The impacts and lessons from the ICTC-EPMI will be evaluated by the ICTC Bureau annually on a 360-degree basis to ensure a robust and meaningful learning process for both mentors and mentees.

The first call-for participation of the ICTC-EMPI will be announced in Summer 2018.

Further Information

For more information on ICTC and to be updated on news regarding the ICTC Emerging Professional Mentorship Initiative (EPMI), please contact Member of ICTC Bureau, Mr Ian Tan by email.

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12. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS Slovenia Symposium, 20-22 September 2018 – call for papers

ICOMOS Slovenia invites you to the 3rd International Symposium on Cultural Heritage and Legal Issues in Bled.

This year’s topic is Management of Cultural Heritage Sites.

The three main themes are:

  • Legal and administrative bases of cultural heritage sites management
  • Approaches and policies, examples of good practice and challenges
  • Cultural tourism and management of cultural heritage sites

Visit the symposium website for more information and download the call for papers.

The deadline for abstract submission is 30 May 2018.

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13. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums

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

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14. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here

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15. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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

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16. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.

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TALKS / EVENTS / WORKSHOPS

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Max’s Modernism: A Walking Tour in Sydney’s CBD, 5 May

GML Heritage, in association with the National Trust Festival, is hosting this event.

A walking tour with heritage experts in the CBD of Sydney, visiting modernist architectural sites immortalised through the photography of Max Dupain. Participants will be encouraged to consider place, modernism, photography and urban evolution. Photos will be shared on Instagram #maxsmodernism.

Date and Time: Saturday 5 May 2018, 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: 19 Martin Place, Sydney

FREE!! but CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO Sydney Talk Series, 15 May

To be presented by the Save Our Sirius (SOS) Foundation

Speakers will include

Shaun Carter, Chair of the Save Our Sirius Foundation, and
Tao Gofers, Architect of the Sirius Building

The Sirius Foundation has been formed by people and organisations campaigning to save Sirius and its residents. Groups include: Friends of Millers Point, Millers Point Dawes Point and The Rocks Resident Action Group, Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks, Public Housing Tenants Group. The Foundation, chaired by Shaun Carter (previous NSW Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects) has middle-ground solutions to save Sirius while achieving the government’s aims. The Sirius Foundation has worked with local community groups to plan events to save Sirius.

The SOS group will give an update of what’s happening with the government’s sale of the building, and will have copies for sale of the freshly re-printed book on Sirius, published by Piper Press.

Time & Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Cost: Students $10, Members $15, non-members $20 payable in cash at GML

Venue: GML Heritage Level 6, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street – south from Central Station North Concourse exit to Elizabeth Street). Please report to the reception desk on the Australia Council Ground Floor on arrival to be ticked off on the list and to obtain a Visitors Pass

RSVP: by Friday 11 May 2018 via email to Louise Cox. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Download the Save our Sirius talk flyer.

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NSW Heritage Forum 2018, 16-18 May, Sydney – full program now online

The NSW Heritage Forum is a three day industry event designed for heritage advisors, local government planners and managers, heritage consultants, state government asset managers or heritage officers, architects and planners. The objective of the forum is to inform heritage professionals of shifting and improved strategies and conservation techniques that ensure successful management of state, local and privately held heritage assets in NSW.

Download the 2018 Heritage Forum program.

Date: Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 May 2018
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
Location: Aerial Function Centre, UTS, Ultimo, NSW
Bookings: OPEN via Eventbrite

If you have any further enquiries please contact Xanthe O’Donnell directly on (02) 9873 8589 or via email.

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SHAP on 18 May 2018 – tickets on sale

Tickets for the SHAP (Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’) Workshop are now on sale – head over to reserve your spot now as places are limited! Tickets are $33 for students, $66 for ASHA/AAA/AACAI/ICOMOS members and $88 for general entry, including food and drinks.

Download the 2018 SHAP Workshop call for papers for more information.

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Save The Date – Tasmanian Heritage Symposia & Australia ICOMOS AGM – November 2018

Over 9-12 November 2018, Australia ICOMOS will be holding 2 one-day heritage symposia and the 2018 Australia ICOMOS AGM (as well as having one of its regular Executive Committee meetings). One symposium is on the subject of cultural landscapes – the diversity of types and how to recognise this diversity in conservation and management. The other symposium will explore the heritage of science, including what science heritage is, what significant science heritage we have in Australia, and whether there are particular management needs for the conservation of this heritage. The events will all be held in Hobart. 

The program is as follows:

  • Fri 9 November – Australia ICOMOS AGM (early evening), followed by dinner
  • Sat 10  November – Cultural Landscape Diversity & Its Implications; 1 day symposium – hosted by the Australia ICOMOS NSC Cultural Landscapes & Cultural Routes (and followed by dinner)
  • Sun 11 November – a full day field trip in the south of Tasmania for participants of one or both symposia
  • Mon 12 November – Under the Microscope – Exploring Science Heritage; 1 day symposium 

(The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee meeting will be held on 9 November).

The symposia are open to all people with an interest in the topics, not only Australia ICOMOS members. Each symposium will be a combination of presented papers that will be followed by an opportunity for discussion of the issues raised and the implications and needs for heritage conservation.

This is a rare opportunity to discuss cultural heritage in a Tasmanian setting and to visit some special and unusual Tasmanian heritage places. We welcome your participation.

More information will be available about the two symposia in forthcoming Australia ICOMOS E-news. In the meantime if you have any queries about the symposia, please contact the Convenor, Anne McConnell by email.

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CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS

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CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference, Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018 – registrations open

Registrations are open for the CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference, Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018.

>>CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Lots more information about the conference has been added to the conference website – take a look!

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Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence conference, Poland, 3-7 September 2018 – call for papers deadline 11 May 2018

Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence
3-7 September 2018
Krakow, Poland

Call for Papers – deadline extended to: 11 May 2018

An international Conference taking place as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in Krakow, Poland. Help to shape discussions around the past, present and future of urban Jewish Heritage, and join us for what will be an important event in shaping the future for Jewish Heritage across towns and cities around the world. Submit a 300 word abstract for papers/presentations as soon as possible and by 11 May at the very latest.

Visit the conference website for more details.

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IIWC 21st Symposium, 12-15 September 2018, York, UK – call for papers

New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage
IIWC 21st Symposium 2018
York, United Kingdom
12-15 September 2018

Wood has been a widely used material for construction in many cultures, the result being a wide range of architectures spread around every region. Conservation of wooden heritage is conditioned by specificities of wood and results in specific approaches and techniques: as an example, the Nara Document on Authenticity (1994), influenced by the difference in approaches to the Conservation of wooden heritage.

The ICOMOS Wood Committee (IIWC) has carried out a revision of its Principles which have been approved in the General Assembly held in Delhi in December 2017. Today we are pleased to announce a Symposium that organized by the IIWC will give experts, the possibility to discuss and exchange about the many perspectives regarding wooden heritage conservation.

The IIWC’s 2018 “New Horizons” symposium in York will be an interchange for new research and technical advancements in the conservation of wooden built heritage. “New Horizons” will be a forum to engage a diverse community of experts, professionals and practitioners with the common goal of exploring new multi-disciplinary perspectives and potentialities in the field of conservation. This holistic approach to conservation is at the heart of ICOMOS and its scientific committees and is embodied in the new IIWC 2017 ‘Principles for the Conservation of the Wooden Built Heritage’.

The symposium will provide a platform for participants to showcase their work and obtain feedback from knowledgeable symposium attendees.

The targeted audience is the widest possible, and includes but not only: foresters, archaeobotonists, carpenters, wood scientists, anthropologists, mill wrights, cultural historians, conservators, financiers, property owners, legislators, project managers, archaeologists, architects, engineers as well as, researchers, educators, historians, archivists, librarians, museologists and students.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited from both ICOMOS members and non-members.

>>MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE CALL FOR PAPERS

Important dates

· 15 May 2018: Deadline for submission of Abstracts

· 12 June 2018: Selected speakers notified of their selection

· 12 -15 September 2018: ‘New Horizons’ – IIWC Symposium York 2018

Abstracts sent after the deadline will not be considered.

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Autopia: the Car and the Modern City conference – call for papers: DEADLINE – 18 May 2018

Autopia: the Car and the Modern City
AHA Annual Conference 2018
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
11-12 August 2018

The call for papers for the third annual conference of Automotive Historians Australia (AHA) – Autopia: the car and the modern city – is open. Hosted by Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) and Melbourne School of Design at University of Melbourne, we invite papers that consider the impact of the automobile on all aspects of urban life.

Conference themes include, but are not confined to:

  • The politics of urban planning
  • Legislating for automobile use; public versus private transport; vested interests
  • Infrastructure
  • Road, bridges, freeways, parking, racing tracks, signage
  • Design
  • Automotive design for the city
  • Promotion
  • Advertising, car shows, maps, branding
  • New urban typologies
  • Garages, drive-in buildings, motels, shopping centres
  • Roadside amenities
  • RACV and other membership organisations
  • Culture
  • Art, photography, cinema

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to the organising committee by Friday 18 May 2018.

For more details, please download the call for papers.

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EuroMed2018 Conference: Progress in Cultural Heritage e-Documentation, Preservation and Protection, 29 October-3 November 2018, Cyprus – call for papers

The newly established UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Heritage is announcing the International Conference EuroMed 2018 dedicated on
Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.

The 7th biannual European-Mediterranean (EUROMED) conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.

This conference is a milestone event in the EU Year 2018, which is dedicated to Cultural Heritage. It’s in cooperation with the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU digital library Europeana and in collaboration with the prestigious publisher Springer-Nature to celebrate the 1.000.000 downloads of our publications.

For more information about the conference and the call for papers, download the First_Announcement_EuroMed2018_Cyprus and the EuroMed2018_Call_for_papers.

Deadline for Paper submission: 31 May 2018 (24:00 London-UK time)

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Visual Heritage 2018 conference, Vienna, 12-15 November 2018: Call for EXPO deadline 20 June

Visual Heritage Expo
9-18 November 2018
Planungswerkstatt near the City Hall, Vienna, Austria

In addition to the Visual Heritage Congress 2018 (see below) there will be a scientific exhibition. This will be open to the general public as well as Congress attendees. Non-profit organisations, be they museums, universities or research institutes, are invited to showcase their developments in areas including digitisation, 3D technology, virtual- or augmented reality, museum- and exhibition tools.

The Expo will be hosted in the former Planungswerkstatt of the City of Vienna, which is opposite City Hall, and will be organised in collaboration with a range of Viennese City Departments. With 200m2 available, it is the goal to build a demonstration area that will bridge the gaps between scientific researchers, institutions, museums, archives and the general public.

The “Call for EXPO (non profit)” is open until 20 June 2018.

>>MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXPO

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The Visual Heritage Conference – Digitize: Research – Record – Reactivate – Reconstruct
12-15 November 2018
Vienna, Austria
hosted by CHNT 23 2018

The Visual Heritage Conference will be a federated event of the Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) with cooperation partners and the Eurographics Symposium and Graphics Cultural Heritage (EG GCH). The call for papers, posters and round tables is still open: >>MORE INFORMATION

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FORUMS / COURSES / GRANTS PROGRAMS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific – 2018 workshop open for applications DEADLINE: 7 May 2018

The UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages at the University of Tsukuba is continuing the series of workshops on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific (CBWNCL), in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS. After their successful workshops on Agricultural Landscapes (2016) and Sacred Landscapes (2017), this year they will work on Disasters and Resilience.

Dates: 21 September – 1 October 2018
Place: University of Tsukuba, Japan

For more information, visit the workshop website.

Application deadline: 7 May 2018.

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Call for Entries: 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation – deadline 15 May

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

This year’s awards cycle will mark the launch of a three-year partnership with Think City, a Malaysian urban renewal body that will support the programme and host the annual Awards Jury meeting in Penang, Malaysia.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation celebrate exemplary efforts by individuals and organisations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. Winning projects demonstrate a thorough understanding of the place, sound technical achievement and significant social and policy impact.

The deadline for receipt of materials is 15 May 2018.

For more information, visit the UNESCO Bangkok website.

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HBP Summer Programme 2018, Malaysia, July-August 2018 – registrations open until 15 May

The School of Housing, Building and Planning (HBP) at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang is organising a summer programme called HBP Summer Programme 2018, focusing on the Conservation of Tangible and Intangible of Cultural Heritage of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), from 30 July till 9 August 2018 in Penang, Malaysia.

The aim of the Programme is to provide an understanding of cultural heritage conservation as expressed through an interdisciplinary built environment lens. It is open to all who have passions in heritage, including students, lecturers, architects, town planners, conservators, government officers, project managers, tour guides, building owners, heritage lovers etc.

Apart from workshops and lectures, the programme structure also includes Penang Natural Parks adventures, Turtle Conservation experience, World Heritage Site explore race and Penang City Tour excursions.

For more information, visit the Universiti Sains Malaysia website.

Registrations close 15 May 2018.

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Training on Heritage Impact Assessments, 15-26 October, 2018, Shanghai and Jiangsu Zhenze, China – application deadline 15 July

Training on Heritage Impact Assessments
15-26 October, 2018
Shanghai and Jiangsu Zhenze, China

Application deadline: 15 July 2018

Organizers

World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Centre (WHITRAP, Shanghai); International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

Host

Zhenze Town Government

Background

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has observed that many activities, such as tourism, infrastructure development, new buildings, urban renewal and changes to the land use being undertaken in and around World Heritage sites, may have negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). While recognising the vital role of such activities for providing benefits to the society, the Committee has stressed the need to undertake Impact Assessment studies, in order to assess the potential negative and positive impacts on heritage sites. As part of its mandate to build capacities of State Parties to the World Heritage Convention, WHITRAP together with ICCROM has organised four training courses in the past and is pleased to announce its fifth version on Impact Assessments to be held in October 2018. This year, the course is also linked to the World Heritage Leadership programme in order to expand its focus on all forms of Impact Assessments (SEA, EIA, HIA) and also the promote the benefits of linking nature and culture in managing heritage.

For more information and to apply, visit the WHITRAP website.

Download the Heritage Impact Assessments course_APPLICATION FORM.

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SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED

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[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture is seeking an experienced Senior Heritage Consultant. Large variety of work and projects. Great office environment. Based in Cremorne and close to public transport. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email your CV to Mark or give him a call on (03) 9421 5448 for further information.

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SITUATION VACANT Historic Heritage Coordinator, Parks Victoria

Position Details

  • Exciting Opportunity in CBD
  • Provide awareness of Parks Victoria’s rich historic heritage estate
  • Full time, Ongoing Role

About the branch

The Marketing, Communications and Partnerships Division oversees all marketing, tourism, visitor experience, partnership experience, digital, media, communications and public relations activities to support Parks Victoria. The Community Partnerships Directorate includes the functions of community health activation, including inclusion and diversity, volunteering, and historic heritage partnerships. The Heritage Partnerships branch is responsible for facilitating the conservation, community use and awareness of historic heritage places and objects, the monitoring and evaluation of heritage places and the development of procedures, tools, expert advice and direction to both conserve and connect communities to their historic heritage.

About the role

As the Historic Heritage Coordinator, you will provide strategic and technical advice on heritage strategy, priorities, plans and management to enable the conservation and community use and awareness of Parks Victoria’s rich historic heritage estate. This includes advice on prioritisation of Parks Victoria’s historic heritage assets as well as advice and support in the presentation, themes, stories and activation of heritage places

Application closing date: Monday 6 May 2018.

For more information about this role, including the position description, click here.

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SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Context, Melbourne

Context is excited to offer a dynamic and experienced cultural heritage specialist an opportunity to contribute to the work of our growing Melbourne operations.

We are looking for applicants with heritage planning and architectural conservation experience who want 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 heritage services, including heritage values assessment. You will manage projects, provide specialist advice to clients, and support senior and emerging consultants in the firm.

Context is part of the vibrant and progressive GML Heritage consultancy group that wants to make a difference. Our motivated multidisciplinary team has expertise in built heritage, conservation planning, industrial heritage, historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology, cultural heritage management, history, landscape collections, community values, consultation, archives, and interpretation. We focus on collaboration and delivery of influential heritage advice to private and public sector clients throughout Australia and internationally. We take pride in our work and think that heritage contributes to our sense of place and a sustainable environment.

Click here for more information

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SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney – application deadline extended

The City Plan Services group of companies has over 22 years’ experience as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage Consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

Our team is expanding and as such an opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Heritage Consultant to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.

This opportunity will appeal to an experienced heritage consultant who is wishing to further their career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia. Reporting to the Heritage Director, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a Heritage Consultant.

The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible. Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, see the CPS_Heritage Consultant – Mar 2018 position description.

Applications close Thursday 31 May 2018.

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SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney – application deadline extended

The City Plan Services group of companies has over 22 years’ experience as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage Consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

Our team is expanding and as such an opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Senior Heritage Consultant to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.

This opportunity will appeal to an experienced heritage consultant who is wishing to further their career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia. Reporting to the Heritage Director, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a Senior Heritage Consultant.

The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible. Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, see the CPS_Senior Heritage Consultant – Mar 2018 position description.

Applications close Thursday 31 May 2018.

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