Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 829


  1. [NEW ITEM] Heritage talk – How do I keep my heritage home structurally sustainable? Saturday 26 May, Vincent, WA
  2. [NEW ITEM] Changes to the recognition of previously registered native title claimants as native title parties (QLD)
  3. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest – ATCH 2019 Visiting Fellows Program
  4. [NEW ITEM] Online video: Our maritime heritage
  5. [NEW ITEM] Our Heritage – Your Point of Difference workshop, 20 June, Perth
  6. [NEW ISSUE] Heritage Council of WA eNewsletter out now
  7. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin









1. [NEW ITEM] Heritage talk – How do I keep my heritage home structurally sustainable? Saturday 26 May, Vincent, WA

Heritage talk – How do I keep my heritage home structurally sustainable?
Saturday 26 May 2018

Does your heritage or character house have cracks, sloping floors or walls, steel corrosion, a leaky roof, timber decay or damp? Do you plan to remove walls or improve your property?

Time: 9.15-10.45am

Venue: City of Vincent Local History Centre

Bookings essential.



2. [NEW ITEM] Changes to the recognition of previously registered native title claimants as native title parties (QLD)

Changes to the recognition of previously registered native title claimants as native title parties: Supreme Court decision in Nuga Nuga Aboriginal Corporation v Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships [2017] QSC 321

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (QLD) has prepared a fact sheet about this matter – download the Fact-Sheet-Nuga-Nuga for more information.


3. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest – ATCH 2019 Visiting Fellows Program

The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Visiting Fellows Program 2019. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.

ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre.  Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please visit the ATCH website.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured.  The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.

Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to HDR events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.

While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:

  • Name and contact details
  • Title of Research Project
  • Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500 words)
  • Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
  • Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
  • Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
  • Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds
  • Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2019

If the EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation, including: 

  • A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
  • Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
  • Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis)
  • Name and contact details for 2 referees

Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February. 

EOIs should be submitted by email to Deborah van der Plaat by 1 July 2018. Candidates will be notified by 1 September 2017 if they have proceeded to the second stage.

For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat by email.


4. [NEW ITEM] Online video: Our maritime heritage

Housing more than 146,000 objects from naval history to Indigenous art, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is one of Australia’s most diverse and historic museums.

In addition to the traditional maritime heritage items, the ANMM also delves into Australia’s migration and immigration history, wildlife and oceanographic research.

Since opening in 1991, the ANMM has welcomed more than 14 million visitors, including 50,000 school students each year.

Although the ANMM is based at Darling Harbour in Sydney, many of the exhibitions are designed to tour to regional areas so all Australians have the chance to experience and learn about Australia’s maritime heritage that spans our 36,000 kilometre coastline.

The ANMM aims to share Australia’s national story with everyone, increasing the understanding of our relationship to the sea and the role technology and the environment will play in our future.

Watch the video here to learn more.


5. [NEW ITEM] Our Heritage – Your Point of Difference workshop, 20 June, Perth

Our Heritage – Your Point of Difference

Join FACET events the Heritage Council of Western Australia for a half-day workshop that showcases best practice in heritage tourism.

The workshop features award-winning heritage projects and individuals, with a focus on exploring innovative ways to interpret and promote WA’s cultural heritage, and includes examples of the positive economic and social impacts of sharing our heritage stories.

The workshop program will deliver six presentations, as well as panel discussions and a special guided tour of the State Buildings by award-winning tour guide Ryan Mossny of Two Feet & a Heartbeat. Program concludes at 5.00pm. Participants will be invited to stay for networking from 5.00pm at the Petition Beer Kitchen. 

Date & time: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 1.00 – 6.00pm

Venue: State Buildings, Perth

Cost: Workshop Fees include afternoon tea, a special guided tour of the State Buildings and networking function.  All prices include 10% GST.  Places are limited so register early to secure your attendance.
$65 – FACET Members
$85 – Non-Members
$45 – FACET Members Concession (unwaged / students)
$60 – Non-Members Concession (unwaged / students)                                                            

For more information and bookings, click here.


6. [NEW ISSUE] Heritage Council of WA eNewsletter out now

Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.


7. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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




Streetwise Design Adelaide Book Launch, Monday 28 May – LAST CHANCE TO BOOK

Places are still available for this event – please register as per below.   

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

REGISTER HERE for catering purposes by Thursday 24 May

At 6pm Liz will share a visual presentation on the contents of the book, and its applicability to the Adelaide context. The talk will focus on city liveability, compatible new design in heritage areas and adaptive reuse principles.

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.

Of note to Adelaide wine buffs!! – 2 bottles of Kay Brothers Block 6 (current price $85) will be raffled at the launch as part of the fundraiser!!


Ownership and Ensuring Long-term Conservation” – live Facebook lecture, Monday 28 May

The “HeritageForAll” initiative has organised a Facebook live lecture on “Ownership and Ensuring Long-term Conservation” by the Norwegian heritage conservation professional Ms. Juliana Strogan on Monday 28 May 2018 (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM [EG time]). The lecture will explore the meaning, importance, and applicability of the concept of ownership for long-term conservation of cultural heritage.

For more information, visit the event page.


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”.


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?


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: 6.00pm – note revised start time

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.


Queensland Heritage Awards, 31 May, Brisbane

The annual Queensland Heritage Awards are less than 3 weeks away! Join the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) to celebrate Queensland’s outstanding heritage projects that are promoting best practice, encouraging innovation and collaboration, and celebrating the diversity of heritage places in Queensland.

The Awards will be a great opportunity to network with consultants, government agencies, designers and community organisations. The evening will include entertainment, drinks and canapes all in a wonderful heritage setting – Brisbane’s Old Museum at Bowen Hills.

Thursday 31 May 2018
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Old Museum Building Brisbane

Tickets are limited and are selling quickly – booking recommended as soon as possible: book tickets at this link. Tickets range from $52 to $63.


TALK: World Fairs of the 1930s, 7 June, Melbourne

International images of Fascism in the Art Deco Era: the Italian pavilions at the World Fairs of the 1930s

The 1930s saw World Fairs hosted in a number of cities that were key centres of technological and design innovation, such as Chicago 1933, Paris 1937 and New York 1939. These massive events influenced design and styling during this momentous decade and provided the pathway to the future as the world embraced technology and consumerism.

Join architectural historian and academic Flavia Marcello for a lively and entertaining presentation about how Fascist Italy presented itself in these international arenas.

DATE: Thursday 7 June 2018

TIME: 7:45pm for an 8 o’clock start

VENUE: Racecourse Hotel, cnr Dandenong Rd and Waverley Rd, Caulfield East

COST: $20 per person, (includes tea, coffee & snacks)

Download the Worlds Fairs registration form.


TALK: German Engineering and Early Fire Proofing of Melbourne Buildings talk, 21 June, Melbourne

The German engineer Peter Behrendt and the local firm of Palmer, Scott & Co together introduced German waterproofing methods, Westphalian iron, and Traegerwellblech construction, as well as designing the first wrought iron framed city building. This presentation, by Professor Miles Lewis, will consider these topics within the general context of bituminous waterproofing materials, fireproof construction and iron framing.

Date & time: 21 June, 6.00 pm

Venue: Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: Students & Engineers Australia Members: FREE; Non-Members & Society Members: $20

Booking necessary via this link.


TALK: Architecture after Rome, 28 June, University of Melbourne

Much mystery still surrounds the architecture of the Dark Ages, when supposedly barbarian tribes imposed themselves upon Europe, and the early Medieval period which followed. But it is clear that enough of the traditions of Rome survived in pockets, to later re-emerge as the Romanesque. Nowhere is there more evidence of the process than in Spain, where the evolution from the late antique can be traced through the Visigothic, Asturian, Mozarab, First Romanesque and Mudejar. There are surprising links with the classical tradition, and with Syria, North Africa, Saxon England, and Lombardy. All this is illustrated in a range of sturdy and picturesque churches, mainly in remote locations, and built under conditions which it is hard to imagine today.

Presented by Miles Lewis.

Date & time: 28 June, 6.00pm for a 6.30 start

Venue: Malaysian Theatre, MSD Building, The University of Melbourne

Booking necessary via this link.


Usewear & Residue Analysis workshops, 23 & 24 June 2018, Wollongong

AACAI is pleased to announce that two Professional Development Workshops on Usewear & Residue Analysis with Dr Ebbe Hayes & Prof. Richard Fullagar will be held on Saturday 23 June & Sunday 24 June 2018 at the University of Wollongong.

AACAI Members $280 | non-members $350 | students $200 (includes new AACAI student membership free!)

Tickets on sale now at this link.




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.


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


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.


Future GLAM: Convergence and collaboration in the cultural heritage sector, Deakin University, 8 June – registrations open

Deakin University, Melbourne
Friday 8 June 2018

This symposium has been organised in conjunction with the Museums Australia annual conference and with the support of Museums Australia (Victoria) and the Heritage, Indigeneity and Sustainability research group of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University.

Convergence across Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) has been the focus of much recent academic and professional debate. A challenging funding context, the potentially transformative digital environment, heightened and increasingly diverse expectations of the role of cultural heritage within society, employment mobility and insecurity, and the emergence of new organisational forms are challenging GLAM practice. This not only disrupts existing ways of working but also raises questions about the training, support, and ongoing professional development needed for those who work in the sector.

Keynote speakers:

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Jack is Director LINC Tasmania since December 2016, and a member of National State Libraries Association of Australia, and GLAM Peak
  • Nathan Sentance is a Wiradjuri man who grew up on Darkinjung Country, NSW
  • Annabel Astbury is the Head of Education at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is responsible for the strategy and content for all educational products across all platforms

More information about the speakers is available at the symposium website.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea)

Bookings essential: Please book online

Conference organisers

Dr Steven Cooke (Deakin University), Dr Katherine Howard (RMIT), Amelia Marra (Museums Australia (Victoria), Associate Professor Gillian Oliver (Monash University) and Dr Steven Wright (Monash University).

Download the Future GLAM 2018 Flyer.


ICOMOS Slovenia Symposium, 20-22 September 2018 – call for papers DEADLINE: 30 May 2018

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.


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)


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.



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


The Archaeology of War conference, 22-23 June 2018, Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney

This two-day conference will explore the importance of archaeology in the investigation of past conflicts, how this has been affected by technological advances and what role archaeology might play in public remembrance.



Points of Departure: 2018 APT Conference, 22-27 September, Buffalo, New York – registration open

Join 600+ conference participants as we come together to celebrate Association for Preservation Technology’s (APT) 50th year and look towards our future!

APT Buffalo-Niagara 2018: Points of Departure
22- 27 September 2018
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo was the sixth-largest port in the world in 1906. By 1951 it was the 11th-largest industrial center in the country, the largest inland water port, the second-largest railroad center, and the 15th-largest city in the country. It was literally and physically one of the most important points of departure on the continent. As APT looks forward to our “Next 50,” we find ourselves at our own significant “point of departure.”

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


ICOFORT International Conference, 23-26 October 2018, Hikone, Japan

Following the series of ICOFORT conferences organized by local ICOFORT organizations during the last years, the Japanese ICOFORT subcommittee of Japan ICOMOS will hold a conference in Hikone in cooperation with the Municipality of Hikone. Hikone is a historic city with a castle, which is designated as National Treasure, situated 70km east of Kyoto.



ICOFORT International Congress, 14-17 November 2018, San Fernando de Figueras, Spain

The Association of Friends of the Castle of Montjuïc / ICOFORT-Spain invites all academics and professionals interested in the debate about the fortified heritage to present their contributions at the congress, both in the form of communications and in the form of posters.





Call for nominations for the Victorian Museum Awards 2018 – deadline 22 June

Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Museum Awards are now open.

This is your chance to nominate a special individual or organisation for excellence in line with the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries.

We are delighted to share that the Bendigo Tramways won a Victorian Museum Award in 2017 and as a result, they have been nominated for a prestigious international Best in Heritage Award.

The nomination process is simple, free, and open to both members and non-members, so why not nominate? Winners receive a tailored media pack to promote their Award in the media.

Nominations close Friday 22 June.

For more information, visit this link.


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


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)


Zhenze Town Government


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.




In Situ Archaeological Conservation and Presentation Project – survey

Do you have opinions about the in situ conservation and presentation of historical archaeological sites in Australia?

A University of Sydney research project is looking for heritage practitioners, archaeologists, architects, interpreters and archaeological site managers to share their opinions and experiences for a project investigating the public benefits of archaeological conservation.

Click on the link below to find out more about the research project and complete an online survey. You can contact Caitlin Allen by email if you have any questions about the project.

Click on this link to start the survey: In Situ Conservation and Presentation of Historical Archaeological Sites in Australia Research Study – Practitioner Survey

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Download the In Situ Archaeological Conservation and Presentation Project poster.


National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Advocacy Toolkit now available

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is excited to announce the launch of the National Trust Advocacy Toolkit, a free online resource to assist individuals and communities to advocate for the protection of heritage places across Victoria. The Advocacy Toolkit will continue to grow and evolve, along with the challenges we face in the recognition and conservation of our heritage places. The Toolkit contains 5 Advocacy Guides, which aim to provide clear guidance to non-experts about how to nominate a place to the state heritage register, how to object to planning permits for inappropriate development affecting heritage places, and how to participate in Planning Scheme Amendments. While the Toolkit is specific to the state of Victoria, it is based on general principles which can be applied across other jurisdictions. For any queries, contact National Trust of Australia (Victoria) by email.

The National Trust’s Advocacy Toolkit can be viewed and downloaded here.


Portraits of NSW – publication available online

At the National Trust Awards, the Minister for Heritage launched Portraits of NSW. This publication was commissioned by the Heritage Council to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Heritage Act 1977. The publication celebrates and highlights the diverse heritage of NSW by telling the stories behind a selection of items on the State Heritage Register.

A digital version of this publication available at this link.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Tourism Representative – Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has been seeking applications for the tourism representative on the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. The primary purpose of the this role is providing advice to the management agencies and State and Australian Government Ministers responsible for World Heritage. 

Selection for the Tourism position is based on:

1. Familiarity with, and demonstrated interest in, Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. 
2. Qualifications, experience and expertise in tourism, including familiarity with Tourism Master plans and strategies 
3. Familiarity with Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention and the implementation of operational guidelines. 

More information and the application form are available at this link.

Applications close 10 June 2018.


SITUATION VACANT Studio Manager, Lovell Chen, Melbourne

About the opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic and able manager to join our busy heritage team in East Melbourne.

Our multi-disciplinary heritage team includes specialists in building, heritage planning, history, interpretation and architectural history. We have very varied clients across Government and non-Government sectors, and work on a wide range of heritage projects of different scales and types.

Detailed information about this opportunity can be found in the LC Studio Manager, Heritage job description.

Please forward your application (including referees) setting out your relevant experience and interest in the position, together with your curriculum vitae, by email to Kate Gray, Principal, Heritage, by 25 May 2018.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney

Senior Heritage Consultant

– Established team with strong career development opportunities
– Flexible and dynamic environment
– Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts & leaders
– Deliver projects across a diverse range of projects & clients
– Be truly influential in strategically advising clients
– Sydney CBD office

Who We Are

Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

The Opportunity

Currently, an opportunity has arisen in our Sydney office for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Consultant with a professional work history of 5+ years’ in Heritage advisory consulting or related field.

We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator, seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects for a diverse range of private and public sector clients. As a key member of the team, you will be involved in conducting research across a diverse, high profile and challenging range of projects, providing reports and strategic advice to our clients.

We also encourage archaeologists (European or aboriginal) or heritage architects to apply for this position.

More information about this opportunity is available in the URBIS Heritage Senior Consultant position description.

How to apply

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, email our HR team directly via Anastasia Zappert.

Applications close 1 June 2018. We are looking to appoint this position as soon as possible so encourage applications be lodged as soon as possible.



If you are an experienced heritage consultant, keen to further your professional experience in a positive, supportive environment, then we would love to hear from you.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate will meet the following essential selection criteria:

  • Professional qualifications in architecture.
  • At least 3 years’ practical experience in providing heritage advice and conservation practice
  • Thorough understanding of heritage principles and the relevant statutory frameworks in NSW
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate, assess and provide recommendations on a range of complex heritage issues
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in larger multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in managing projects, clients and other stakeholder relationships and expectations
  • Ability to manage work schedules to meet agreed project timeframes


  • Post-graduate qualifications in heritage conservation, or other related fields
  • Australia ICOMOS membership

Who We Are

The NBRS Heritage Studio is a passionate team of heritage architects, consultants and historians. The studio works across many facets of heritage consulting, including assessment, conservation, specialist advice, adaptive re-use and heritage interpretation. Our clients come from both the government and private sectors, and range in scale from small scale residential projects to multi-million-dollar developments.

NBRSARCHITECTURE is a growing practice of over 80 creative professionals who work collaboratively on a wide range of inter-disciplinary projects, with our Heritage Studio sitting alongside the NBRSARCHITECTURE Architectural, Landscape, Interior Design and Compliance Studios. Our office at Milsons Point is a friendly environment that is people-focused and embraces diversity. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as regular social activities, ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

NBRSARCHITECTURE is seeking a Senior Heritage Consultant to join the NBRS Heritage Studio in our Sydney office. To get the conversation started, please send a letter telling us about yourself and attach a copy of your CV to NBRSARCHITECTURE by email with ‘Senior Heritage Consultant job application’ as the email subject.

All applications to be received by 30 June 2018.


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.


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.


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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