Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 834


  1. [NEW ITEM] Nominations open: 2018 ACT Heritage Awards
  2. [NEW ITEM] APT Australasia Spring Master Classes, Longford, Tasmania, 27 August – 1 September 2018
  3. [NEW ITEM] Space to Place initiative @ Digital Heritage 2018 conference, 26-30 October 2018, USA – call for papers
  4. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Short Training Courses in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions
  5. [NEW ITEM] The Best in Heritage, 26-28 September 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  6. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums
  7. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden – What’s On
  8. [NEW ITEM] The Johnston Collection – What’s On









1. [NEW ITEM] Nominations open: 2018 ACT Heritage Awards

Nominations for the 2018 ACT Heritage Awards are open and close on 13 July 2018.

The National Trust Awards recognise projects in the ACT that make a significant contribution to the conservation of the built, indigenous and natural environment in accordance with the principles set out in the Burra Charter.

Please complete the entry form, which can be downloaded from this link – and return it:

By post – PO Box 1144, Civic Square ACT 2608

By email to the National Trust ACT

If submitting your entry by email, please ensure the Declaration is signed.


2. [NEW ITEM] APT Australasia Spring Master Classes, Longford, Tasmania, 27 August – 1 September 2018

The APT Australasia Chapter is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the Spring Master Classes to be held at Longford, Tasmania on 27 August – 1 September 2018.

The masterclasses in masonry and mortars, wood carpentry, and roofing repair methods are suitable for participants who have completed a Longford Academy program or similar, or are actively engaged in a related discipline.

For further information visit the APT Australasia Chapter website, download the Longford Academy Spring 2018 information flyer or contact the Convenor by email.


3. [NEW ITEM] Space to Place initiative @ Digital Heritage 2018 conference, 26-30 October 2018, USA – call for papers

SPACE 2 PLACE initiative @ DH San Francisco 2018
Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage in Conflict Zones: CALL FOR PAPERS

New Realities: Authenticity & Automation in the Digital Age
3rd International Congress & Expo
26-30 October 2018
San Francisco, USA

Space to Place initiative past editions available at this link.


Across time parts of the world’s shared archaeological heritage have been affected by damage, destruction or looting in the face of armed conflicts. In recent decades the threat of unintended or unthinking ‘collateral damage’, as by US-led military camps at Babylon, has been exacerbated by a strategy of deliberate destruction, as in the dynamiting of the Bamyan Buddhas in Afghanistan – a calculated attack on the cultural memory that those figures represented. More recently pictures of the methodical destructions of Palmyra and the old city of Aleppo (Syria) or Nimrud (Iraq) have illustrated the systematic targeting of heritage features from prehistoric to Islamic times without regard to their cultural, historical and socio-economic significance, whether in situ or in the illusory sanctuary of museums and those who care for them.

The aim of this workshop will be to gather information from around the world about the problems and possibilities (both practical and political) of using remote sensing in the interests of heritage sites and landscapes before, during and after such events. Discussion will focus on methods of documenting, mapping, managing and above all monitoring heritage assets that can help in measuring and evaluating losses and transformations brought about by conflict situations. A key focus for the future will lie in the definition and implementation of strategies for the analysis and sharing of information through open access publications, websites, freely circulated data sets and related means of dissemination and discussion.

SPECIAL DEADLINE just for Space to Place initiative at DH San Francisco 2018 PAPERS & Expo Proposals – due online by 31 JULY 2018.


To submit your proposal for the Space to Place Initiative @ DH2018, go to this link and be sure to check the “Space2Place: Workshop on Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage in Conflict Zones” box so your paper will be reviewed in the correct category. Full submission info is on the DH website.


20 August 2018


According to the number and typology of papers, publication strategy (decided after the conference) will be based on two options: volume or International Journal Special Issue.


4. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Short Training Courses in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

The courses integrated in the SAHC Masters Course can now be attended separately, without the need to enroll in the Masters Course.

These courses are of interest to those interested in the conservation, repair and strengthening of built heritage, be it monuments, other cultural heritage buildings or existing buildings in general. This includes mainly civil engineers and architects, but also, for some courses, art historians, archaeologists and others interested in cultural heritage buildings and in complementing or updating their knowledge with the most recent professional and scientific approaches and techniques.

The attendants can be professionals such as consultants, employees of building contractors, building material producers and suppliers, heritage authorities and others, as well as graduate students (MSc or PhD) enrolled in other programs.

Detailed information can be found in this leaflet or by visiting the SAHC Masters Course website.

For further information, please contact the SAHC Secretariat via email.


5. [NEW ITEM] The Best in Heritage, 26-28 September 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Annual, global conference featuring award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects.

Visit the conference website for the program and other information.


6. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums

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


7. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden – What’s On

Click here to read about the latest events at the Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden.


8. [NEW ITEM] The Johnston Collection – What’s On

Click here to read about the latest events at the Johnston Collection.




ICOMOS-TICCIH National Scientific Committee (NSC) on Industrial Heritage – call for members deadline 23 July 2018

The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee, at its February 2018 meeting, approved the establishment of the ICOMOS-TICCIH NSC on Industrial Heritage. TICCIH Australia members have also showed support for the formation of this committee. This NSC will consist of members of both ICOMOS and TICCIH with the following aim:

To be a voice for industrial heritage arguing for the preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research and interpretation of our industrial heritage!

During establishment of the NSC, there is an interim charter and interim committee, with Dr Iain Stuart as chair. The interim committee has the role of establishing the committee within the next 6 months.

Membership of the NSC has the following categories of membership:

Expert member (member of either ICOMOS or TICCH or related professional institution with three years or more relevant experience in the field of industrial heritage conservation).

Member (anyone who shares our aims e.g the Burra Charter and the ICOMOS TICCH “Dublin Principles”, and is happy to implement them).

We are now calling for prospective members to apply to join the NSC. We especially encourage applications from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and from emerging professionals.

To make an application please email a brief note outlining your experience and interest and indicating whether you are a member of ICOMOS or TICCIH. Please include a brief resume that supports the application.

Application for this round close on the 23 July 2018.

All correspondence should be directed to Iain Stuart by email.




The Trust Talks – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces, Brisbane, 5 July

THE TRUST TALKS – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces
Opening the doors for Innovation, Collaboration and Celebration of our heritage


Join us for the 4th Talk in our Trust Talks series as we explore the heritage of our unseen places.

We often say that accessible heritage is loved heritage, but what about the wealth of heritage places that are generally unseen by the public? What is the value of these places to the community, how are they managed and more importantly…what do they look like inside?


  • Dr Andrew Sneddon – Activating our hidden heritage
  • Jane Alexander – Inside the Official Establishments: The Hidden Heritage of the Prime Residences

Date & Time: Thursday 5 July 2018, 5:00-7:30pm

Cost: ranges from $11.53 – $27.19

>>More information and bookings


2018 Heritage Address: ‘Why Modernism Matters’ with Tim Ross, 17 July, Melbourne

As part of Open House Melbourne’s public program in 2018, Tim Ross will deliver the Heritage Council of Victoria’s annual Heritage Address, posing the question: ‘why does Modernism matter?’

Expect a dose of passion, some laughs, and plenty of insight as Tim explores the threats to these buildings, how we can recognise their value before they are lost and how the general public’s appreciation can grow for this overlooked period of Australia’s architectural history.

The Heritage Address is an annual lecture given by a prominent individual on matters relating to our heritage. It is supported by the Heritage Council of Victoria as part of the Open House Melbourne July Program.

Date & time: Tuesday 17 July, 6:00-7:00pm

FREE! but bookings necessary.

Click here for more information or go straight to the booking link.


Hedge Laying Workshop, 21 July, Southern Highlands, NSW

A rare mainland opportunity workshop to learn how to traditionally ‘lay’ a hedge – ie. cut/tilt/prop and ‘weave’ it to make it stock-proof. At historic Oldbury, a state-heritage-listed farmhouse and parkland in Sutton Forest, Southern Highlands.

Layed hedges defined paddocks and fields after shepherds left for the goldfields and labour to herd flocks or protect the crops became scarce. Layed hedges were replaced after the 1850s when fencing wire arrived and became affordable.

Theory & practical workshop led by James Boxhall, from ‘Sticks and Stones’, who has been laying hedges in Australia for the past 14 years.

Date & time: 21 July 2018 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $75





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!


Symposium on Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism, Sydney, 25 September – call for abstracts (submit ASAP)

Symposium on Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism
University of Sydney
Tuesday 25 September
10am – 5pm

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning Urbanism Group will be holding a Symposium on Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism, and are calling for abstract submissions, to present at the Symposium on 25 September.

We live in an increasingly urban world of which some one third of inhabitants live in an informal settlement and or slum. Informality cuts across all aspects of the lives of those living in such settlements as well as other parts of the city. This includes: informal architecture and shelter, shared public and private spaces, creative governance arrangements, street-based livelihoods, and sustainable small-scale transport systems. Disasters such as floods and famines, as well as refugee crises, are increasingly driving the breadth and depth of expressions of informality. The reality is the city is increasingly complex and diverse, being constructed and shaped through both formal and informal mechanisms and processes.


If you’re interested in presenting (20 minutes), please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words. Abstract submissions are now open, and will be considered on a first come basis. Applications can be sent to Paul Jones via email or Yuan Wei via email.

This is a free event, however please RSVP to confirm attendance.

The symposium proceedings include presentation abstracts will be published as a PDF.



ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium, 18 August – call for papers deadline: 6 July 2018


Convened by Heritage Partners:
Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society,
Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT)

Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra? will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary style today as Canberra rapidly changes with a focus on innovation and development, and high-rise living. Change is a constant, but how are we applying it in Canberra so heritage is identified and protected to ensure a connection with our past, and a continuity of our sense of place?

Call for Papers: We are seeking papers from a diverse range of viewpoints: architects, heritage practitioners, developers, planners, archaeologists, community advocates. We welcome papers from students and emerging professionals on heritage and change more generally.

To propose a paper, please submit an abstract to the National Trust (ACT) care of Liz McMillan by email by 6 July 2018.

Cost: $75 full registration; $55 member host organisation; $35 (concessions, full-time students, speakers)

For more information, download the ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium CfP flyer and at the symposium website.


Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia, South Korea, 18-19 January 2019 – call for papers: deadline 31 July 2018

Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia
Seoul, South Korea
18-19 January 2019

Conference Themes

In this call for papers, we invite contributors from heritage studies, museum studies, medical history, sociology, contemporary archeology, preservation advocacy, etc to investigate the complexity for heritage preservation and interpretation of colonial leprosaria and related sites in Asia, which were involved with human rights, social stigma, and post-colonial reconciliation. Although the main focus of this conference is leprosaria in Asia, we also welcome papers on colonial settlements, including comparable spaces such as asylums and health facilities associated with quarantine regimes.

Key Dates

31 July 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
15 August 2018: Notification of accepted abstracts
30 November 2018: Deadline for submission of final paper (5,000 words)

For more information about the call for papers, visit this link.


10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium, 20-23 November 2018, Melbourne

Registrations for the 10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium are now open. We hope you will join us at Melbourne Museum in November for four days of conversation and presentations, Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 November 2018.

The Symposium program will include up to thirty-five presentations by conservators and allied researchers from Australia and abroad. There will also be three significant keynote speakers and a range of fascinating panel discussions, workshops and tours associated with this event. The Symposium aims to provide a platform for academic papers and discussions on a wide range of issues, with topical sessions including:

  • Revisitation – revisit a treatment, a survey, a research project, a material, an idea, an era. How has it survived the passage of time, and what does that tell us for the future?
  • The Anthropocene – this proposed global epoch is defined by the beginning of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. What does it mean to be a conservator in the Anthropocene? What materials, practices and systems of the Anthropocene are affecting our work and futures? How will we need to adapt?
  • Black and white – from either a material or a decision-making perspective, there are bound to be shades of grey.

Also: • Communities and Collaborations • Preservation and Collection Management • Materials and Techniques • Books • Paper • Photographs

This event is generously supported by Museums Victoria.



21st Assembly of Experts of the Foundation and International Symposium Heritage for Planet Earth 2019, Florence, 2-3 March 2019 – save the date

On 2-3 March 2019, the 21st Assembly of Experts of the Foundation and International Symposium Heritage for Planet Earth 2019 will be held in Florence.

The Call for Abstracts will be released soon, but the proposed aspects are anticipated to be:

1. One part will be dedicated to the scientific work and presentations under the tentative title “Heritage for Dialogue: technology and traditional knowledge for the heritage and planet Earth”

2. Another part will be dedicated to the presentation of ‘territorial knowledge’, under the preliminary title “Cultural expressions of territories”

From 2019 on, the 21st GA of the International Experts of the Foundation will bring together our academic world and the world of traditional excellence production of territories, the scientific work on related to historical and cultural heritage and the enhancement of territorial identities. In fact, this principle has always characterized the Movement Life Beyond Tourism of the Foundation.

All further information regarding the Assembly will be available at this website.

It is now possible to download the two recent publications of the previous 20° Assembly and Symposium Heritage for Planet Earth 2018 (“Conclusions” and “Proceedings”), upon registration to the Life Beyond Tourism Movement.




Victorian Museum Awards 2018 – nomination deadline extended to 29 June

Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Museum Awards are now open, with an extended nomination deadline of Friday 29 June.

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

The Victorian Museum Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations whose commitment and passion brings excellence to Victoria’s museum and gallery sector.

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.

For more information, visit this link.


Heritage for Planet Earth Photocontest – entries due 30 June

The Heritage for Planet Earth Photocontest is intended to be a part of a wider awareness-raising strategy – especially addressed to young generations – dedicated to the theme of fragility of heritage – cultural and natural – and strongly linked to the planet Earth’s environmental equilibrium and climate change.

The contest will run from 1 January – 31 December 2018. Each month you’ll be able to vote for photos uploaded and also upload photos for the next month.

Images for the June competition must be uploaded by 30 June.



Sibyllam Field School, Italy 2018 – application deadline: 30 June 2018

Studio Carolina Izzo Invites you to join the Sibyllam Field Scool in Italy 29 October – 14 November 2018.

This is your opportunity to experience Italian Art and Heritage first hand and enhance your understanding of global Museum and Cultural Heritage.

The Field School is for: Registrars, Collection Managers, Museum Curators, Architects and Conservators in training, and students in Museum Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Chemistry (Conservation related), and Archaeology.

The broad skills of selected participants and the impressive exposure to Italian Art and heritage and industry professionals will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience and bring depth to your practice.

For more information, visit the Studio Carolina Izzo website and visit the Sibyllam Field Study Facebook page.

The application deadline is 30 June 2018.

Download the Sibyllam Field School 2018 flyer.


Bodossaki Foundation Athens Scholarship – applications open: deadline – 1 July

The University of Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business are pleased to announce four scholarships funded by the Bodossaki Foundation to study the MA in Heritage Management at Elefsina, an Athenian suburb, beginning in September 2018. The Bodossaki Foundation was established in 1972 and is one of the most respected privately-owned public-benefit organizations in Greece.

The MA in Heritage Management is a unique combination of Heritage and Business.

The application deadline is 1 July 2018 or until all four scholarships have been awarded.

For more information, download the Bodossaki Foundation Elefsina-Athens Scholarship information leaflet.


Call for Expressions of Interest – ATCH 2019 Visiting Fellows Program: deadline 1 July 2018

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.


CHASS 2018 Australia Prizes – nominations open until 2 July

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for their 2018 Australia Prizes.

The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.

Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:

  • Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition, research project or practical contribution to HASS policy – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge
  • Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences – cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders
  • Book: non-fiction – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge
  • Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences area – $500 voucher sponsored by CHASS

Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria. Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. The application process is very simple and can easily be completed online.

Terms and conditions apply; please click on the links to the flyers below or visit the CHASS website for more details.

The Australia Prizes will be awarded in October 2018 in Melbourne. Photos from past events are on the CHASS Facebook page and information about past shortlists is available here.

Note nominations will close at 5pm AEST on 2 July 2018 and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.


HeritageForAll Internship Program – applications close 15 July 2018

The “HeritageForAll” Initiative invites applications for a number of internship vacancies during the upcoming summer vacation:

1 – Web Developer

2 – Graphic Designer

3 – Literature & Citation Specialist

4 – Heritage (and/or) Museum Researcher

For more details, please review an announcement here. Applications close midnight 15 July 2018 (CET)

For other news from HeritageForAll, view the News from HeritageForAll_June 2018.


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.


Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – application deadline: 20 July 2018

After 10 years of European funding, 350 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to 20 July 2018. This international course on the conservation of heritage structures was the winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and presents a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Masters Course, which is running its 11th Edition, is organized by a consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, including the University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as the electronic application procedure, at the course website.


SA Planning and Design Code discussion paper out for public consultation – deadline: 22 July

The SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has released an important discussion paper on how the state’s new Planning and Design Code will work.

Called The Planning and Design Code – How will it work?, the paper sets out the proposed functional framework for the Code, including what it will include and what it will not include.

Significantly it describes what the first generation of the Code will look like in 2020, such as how it will be structured, maintained and delivered, and how South Australia’s new ePlanning system will dramatically change the way development applications are assessed.

The development of this paper has involved considerable collaboration with planning and development professionals.

The discussion paper is now out for public consultation until 22 July 2018 and all interested parties are encouraged to provide comment via the SA Planning Portal.

The consultation period represents a significant opportunity for planning practitioners and council strategists to shape the future operation of their state-wide planning rules.

Community engagement is at the heart of the new planning system; as such, genuine and inclusive collaboration with the planning and development community in the refinement of the Code is a crucial step in securing the success of the state’s planning future.

All feedback received on the operational framework for the Code is highly valued by the Department and will be considered in the development of the first and subsequent generations of the Code.


Call for Papers: Change Over Time – deadline: 1 August 2018

Call for Papers: Change Over Time
A Heritage of War, Conflict, and Commemoration | Fall 2019

Guest Editor: William Chapman

Sites of war and conflict that symbolise collective loss or that served as pivotal moments in national or global history are sometimes elevated to the status of “heritage.” Battlefields, sites of bombings, or places of terrorist attacks are all marked by human tragedy and acts of violence and their interpretation is inherently conflictual. This issue of Change Over Time examines heritage produced by violent acts of destruction and our efforts to commemorate the complex narratives these sites embody.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 1 August 2018. Authors will be notified of provisional paper acceptance by 1 September 2018. Final manuscript submissions will be due late November 2018.

For information about this call for papers and the submission guidelines, visit this link.

Change Over Time is a semi-annual journal publishing original articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment. Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme as a method to promote critical discourse on contemporary conservation issues from multiple perspectives both within the field and across disciplines. Themes are examined at all scales, from the global and regional to the microscopic and material.


New draft Design Guide for Heritage released for public comment – deadline: 17 August 2018

New draft Design Guide for Heritage released for public comment by the Heritage Council of NSW in partnership with the NSW Government Architect

Draft Design Guide for Heritage

The Heritage Council of NSW in partnership with the NSW Government Architect have developed a draft design guide for heritage that is intended to make it easier to manage heritage design works.

Have Your Say

The draft Design Guide for Heritage is now available for public comment. The exhibition period provides an opportunity for community members and industry stakeholders to submit feedback on the draft publication.


The draft Design Guide for Heritage is complemented by a set of digital case studies that show how principles of good design have been applied across a wide range of heritage contexts, scales and building types to meet a variety of briefs and requirements. The case studies are currently being developed and will be released later in the year.

More Information

Further details can be found on the Heritage Council website, including the feedback survey link, and a link to download the draft publication.


The Heritage Division Community Engagement Unit directly if required on (02) 9873 8589 or by email.

Submissions close on 17 August 2018.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Consultant, Artefact Heritage Services, Sydney

About Artefact

Artefact provides services across all aspects of Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management and archaeology. We have a wide range of clients and a diverse portfolio, so life is never boring! For more detailed information on who we are and what we do visit our website.

We are growing and are keen to get the right people on board to take this journey with us. If you are an experienced Built Heritage Consultant who values being part of a close-knit team, love the challenges of working on a diverse range of projects and are committed to making your career count, we are looking for you!  

About the role

The position involves working effectively within small teams. These teams are responsible for the provision of Cultural Heritage Management services to a variety of clients and for completing projects on time and to budget. As a heritage consultant you will provide technical advice, assistance and services to a wide range of clients, from individual homeowners to large corporations. The role is full-time and based out of our Sydney office. For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 15 July 2018.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Architect, Niche Environment and Heritage, Sydney

Senior Heritage Architect

* Full time, permanent position
* Sydney based

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in ecology, heritage management, environmental approvals and biodiversity offsetting. Established in 2009, we deliver projects to clients across eastern Australia from our nine locations. Our 40+ strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists, environmental engineers and architects.

At Niche, our focus is on delivering value to our clients’ operations by maximising commercial outcomes for projects, while benefiting our communities through creating the best possible solutions for our environment and heritage. We are an independently owned and operated consultancy. Our approach is underpinned by experience and always governed by our core values of Care, Excellence, Integrity and Trust.

Due to our strong growth, we are currently seeking a Senior Heritage Architect to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will work with our highly experienced heritage team based in Sydney, with the opportunity to regularly work from home.

Salary and employee benefits

An attractive salary package will be offered commensurate with level of experience. As a permanent employee of Niche you will also be eligible to participate in our mentoring program and annual company retreat, and for flexible working arrangements including working from home or office.

For more information, read the full job advertisement and the detailed position description.

Applications close COB Monday 23 July 2018.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, RPS, Melbourne

With a diverse work portfolio in Victoria and across Australia, RPS is looking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant who will play a key technical role in the Heritage team, as well as contributing to the growth of the division and expansion of capabilities in Melbourne.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to continue to develop your knowledge and expertise within the field whilst being recognised as a key contributor to various existing and future projects throughout Melbourne. This role will also be responsible for providing mentorship and guidance to junior Heritage graduates, making it a fantastic mix between a technical and managerial role. Interested? Apply for this opportunity today!



SITUATION WANTED Recent Masters graduate seeks employment

Stephen Joyce is a recent graduate of the MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation from the University College Dublin, Ireland. In addition to this qualification, he has also undertaken fieldwork. He has been introduced to many aspects of heritage through his degree and fieldwork, and is now seeking to gain work experience and/or paid employment in these interest areas, which range from environmental conservation and protection of cultural heritage sites to historic urban landscapes and geoarchaeology. Stephen is currently located in Perth but would be willing to relocate (after July) to take advantage of any opportunities that may be offered to him.

Email Stephen Joyce directly to discuss any opportunities that you may have to offer him.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Architect / Consultant, Purcell, Melbourne

Purcell is an award-winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to quality. We have staff of approximately 250 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 18 offices in the UK, HK and Australia. Together, we work on some of the finest buildings; from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design, we create thoughtful architecture that enhances its context.

Our Melbourne team is looking for a full-time Senior Heritage Architect / Consultant to join the Practice. This is an excellent opportunity to join a talented team, work on exciting projects and help the studio move from strength to strength. The Melbourne Studio has a wide range of projects including places of regeneration, infrastructure and public buildings.

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



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.


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