Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 836


  1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2018 President’s Award – call for nominations
  2. [UPDATED ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 25 July
  3. [NEW ITEM] Guest lecture by Claire Zimmerman: Invisible Building, A Prehistory of Postwar American Architecture, 19 July, Uni of Sydney
  4. [NEW ITEM] Launch of book on the architecture of Newman College, 30 July, Uni of Melbourne
  5. [NEW ITEM] (World) Heritage sites as ambassadors for peace, talk by Prof Peter Stone, Uni of Tas, 7 August
  6. [NEW ITEM] Global Youth Culture Forum, Jeju, Korea, 29 October – 4 November 2018: call for mentees
  7. [NEW ITEM] 70th anniversary of IUCN: “Rencontres de Fontainebleau”, 30 & 31 August 2018, France
  8. [NEW ITEM] Insights from a recent archaeology conference in China
  9. [NEW ITEM] Forthcoming Edited Volume on Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature
  10. [NEW ITEM] The Best in Heritage 2018, 26-28 September, Dubrovnik – Projects of Influence









1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2018 President’s Award – call for nominations

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 President’s Award, which recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or early career professionals in the cultural heritage field. Candidates can either apply themselves or be proposed by others (with the approval of the candidate).

Note that the term ‘professional’ is taken to mean anyone who is engaged in a cultural heritage field (or is training to be engaged) as a qualified person.

There are two categories for the President’s Award:

  1. A student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project; and
  2. A trainee / apprentice or early career tradesperson who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project.

For further information visit the President’s Award webpage and download the nomination form (click on link below).

Closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm, Monday 20 August 2018.


2. [UPDATED ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 25 July

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Andrea Witcomb (Deakin University), on “Collecting the West”.

Matthew McVicker Smyth with his Western Australian mineral and Aboriginal artifact collection
at his office in the Princes Building, 23 William Street, Perth, ca.1920 (Source: State Library of WA)


Collecting the West is an Australian Research Council funded research project that looks at what’s been collected from Western Australia with a particular focus on collecting practices. This focus enables us to explore the role of collections in identity formation, place making and the production of knowledge. The project’s time span, which reaches as far back as the 1600s and as recently as the present, also enables us to locate these collecting practices with the contexts of imperialism, colonialism and the development of State based identities as well as across disciplinary divides. We work with the state’s leading collecting institutions – the Western Australian Museum, the State Library of Western Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, together with our international partner the British Museum – to create a new vision for collecting and display.

In this paper, Andrea Witcomb will talk about the discovery of five photographs in 2018 in the State Library of Western Australia which led  to the discovery of a forgotten private museum housing the collection of Captain Matthew McVicker-Smyth in early 20th century Perth. Captain Smyth was responsible for the selling of Nobel explosives used by agriculture and the mining industry. The museum contained mineral specimens in cases alongside extensive, aesthetically organised displays of Australian Aboriginal artifacts, amidst a wide variety of ornaments and decorative paintings. The museum reflects a moment in the history of colonialism that reminds us today of forms of dispossession, of how Aboriginal people were categorised in Australia by Western worldviews, and the ways that collectors operated. Our research brings back into existence a significant Western Australian museum and opens up a new discussion of how such private collections came into existence and what their legacy might be today.


Andrea Witcomb is the author of Re-Imagining the Museum: Beyond the Mausoleum (Routledge, 2003) and the co-author of From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia (University of NSW Press, 2010) with Kate Gregory. Her edited books include South Pacific Museums: An Experiment in Culture (Monash e-press, 2006) with Chris Healy and, with Kylie Message, Museum Theory, which is volume 1 of the International Handbooks of Museum Studies co-edited by Sharon Macdonald and Helen Rees Leahy (Wiley and Sons 2015).

Tiffany Shellam teaches Australian Indigenous history and sex and gender in Australian history at Deakin University. Her research focuses on the development of relationships between Aboriginal Australians and newcomers in the 19th century, particularly during exploration expeditions, in fledgling settlements and on mission stations. Tiffany’s research projects seek to unearth Aboriginal agency and strategies for coping with colonisation.

Date: Wednesday 25 July 2018

Time: 5.30pm

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.


3. [NEW ITEM] Guest lecture by Claire Zimmerman: Invisible Building, A Prehistory of Postwar American Architecture, 19 July, Uni of Sydney

Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a guest lecture by Claire Zimmerman from the University of Michigan
About the talk

The military-industrial complex of the United States began to take shape before WWI, but became an unprecedented force around WWII, both before and after the war itself. The architectural footprint of US global political and economic power in this period is generally associated with signature embassies, Hilton hotels, and large steel and glass corporate skyscrapers, all increasingly optimized by new building technology. Yet the buildings that enabled the growth of US political power were largely industrial buildings, constructed under regimes of intense competition and rapid change throughout the first half of the twentieth century.


Thursday 19 July, 6 – 8pm
Lecture Theatre 250, Level 2,  Wilkinson Building,
The University of Sydney
148 City Rd, Darlington 2006

Drinks and refreshments from 6pm
Talk commences 6.30pm

This is a FREE event, however places are limited so please be sure to RSVP.


4. [NEW ITEM] Launch of book on the architecture of Newman College, 30 July, Uni of Melbourne

Jeffrey John Turnbull’s Walter Burley Griffin: the architecture of Newman College, 1915-18, Vivid Publishing, 2018, will be launched by the Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Allan Myers AC QC.

Monday 30 July 2018, 5:30pm
The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne

Register for this event to Lisa Murden via email

The new self-published book is priced at AUD$100, and can be book can be ordered directly from the author by email or purchased on the day with a cash payment only.

Download the Walter Burley Griffin – the architecture of Newman College, 1915-18 v2 flyer and the Newman College architecture book launch leaflet.


5. [NEW ITEM] (World) Heritage sites as ambassadors for peace, talk by Prof Peter Stone, Uni of Tas, 7 August

Professor Peter Stone, OBE
Newcastle University, UK
Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 6pm
Centenary Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building, University of Tasmania

All are welcome


It frequently said that UNESCO’s most successful Convention is the 1972 ‘Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage’. The Convention was 192 States Parties (more than any other cultural convention) and there are now 1,052 World Heritage sites spread across the world. However, very few of these acknowledge the link to UNESCO (most only show the World Heritage emblem with no explanation of its meaning) and fewer (any?) emphasise the importance of peace to UNESCO’s activities. Simply put, the interpretation at a World Heritage site dating from the Roman period is all about the Romans; and for Han Dynasty site is all about the Han Dynasty etc.

In the late 1990’s the World Heritage in Young Hands project incorporated peace as one of its main strands. Little has been done about since. There is a massive opportunity to mobilise these 1,052 sites as ‘ambassadors for peace’. Why is no-one talking about this…?

More information about the talk can be found in the Peter Stone talk flyer_Hobart.

Queries about this event can be directed to Professor Peter Wilson by email or phone 0428 245 731.


6. [NEW ITEM] Global Youth Culture Forum, Jeju, Korea, 29 October – 4 November 2018: call for mentees

The Global Youth Culture Forum is a process and an event that relates culture to the sustainable development of Jeju. It is supported by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province government and the Culture Committee of the world organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), together with JITC-Jeju International Training Center, JFAC-Jeju Foundation for Arts and Culture and JURC-Jeju Urban Regeneration Center.

The Global Youth Culture Forum in 2018 aims to implement, in a very practical and illustrative way, the UCLG toolkit “Culture 21 Actions” on “culture in sustainable cities”, especially its commitment related to “Public Spaces, Urban Planning and Culture”.


The call for mentees is open to international artists and architects who have interest in public space and work in any art media (photography, installations, drawing, ceramics, video, performance, soundscapes, etc).

For more information, visit this link.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018.


7. [NEW ITEM] 70th anniversary of IUCN: “Rencontres de Fontainebleau”, 30 & 31 August 2018, France

Zhang Xinsheng, President, and Inger Andersen, Director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & Frédéric Valletoux, Mayor of Fontainebleau, France have the pleasure of inviting you to the:

Rencontres de Fontainebleau
« The future of landscapes, a new relationship for people and nature »
Theater of Fontainebleau
30 & 31 August 2018

View the Program



8. [NEW ITEM] Insights from a recent archaeology conference in China

Dr Aedeen Cremin is an archaeologist, retired from the University of Sydney but still working with its Greater Angkor Project. As a past Australia ICOMOS committee member, she edited Historic Environment between 2002 and 2007. Aedeen has recently returned from an archaeology conference in Nanjing and Wuhan (China) and had the opportunity to visit some very interesting new heritage projects.

She shares her experiences and knowledge in this report: Hubei Heritage.


9. [NEW ITEM] Forthcoming Edited Volume on Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature 

Bas Verschuuren and Steve Brown, eds. 2018. Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy. Routledge

This volume is due to be published in mid-August 2018. It examines the topic of ‘cultural and spiritual significance of nature’ from the perspective of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and includes chapters by Australia ICOMOS members Steve Brown, Kristal Buckley, and James Flexner. 

Information on the book can be found at this link.

A pre-publication discount of 20% is available when ordered via the Routledge website – enter the code FLR40 at checkout. 


10. [NEW ITEM] The Best in Heritage 2018, 26-28 September, Dubrovnik – Projects of Influence

The Best in Heritage (TBIH) is an international, annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. The conference takes place each September in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World heritage site.

The Best in Heritage conference runs over three days, includes a day focused on multimedia and new technology achievements called IMAGINES, and two days of presentations from around the world.

Read more about TBIH2018 IMAGINES (more) featured projects.




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.




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



In Cold Blood – A walking tour of Perth’s historic crimes, 20 July & 31 August

The Perth Crime Walking Tour will delve into the dark past of the city. Tales of murder will be revealed and historic crime scenes explored.

During this night walking tour of Perth, a guide leads you to scenes of historic murders. Meet at the oldest colonial building in the city, The Old Court House Law Museum under the cloak of darkness and after a welcome from our hosts, set out on foot, following your entertaining guide who plays the ghost of Moondyne Joe, an infamous convict and Western Australian Bushranger who was known for his many prison escapes!

Cost is $28. More information and bookings at this link.


Protecting cultural property in conflict: Critical responsibility or unnecessary, impossible, distraction? talk by Prof Peter Stone, Uni of Sydney, 30 July

Professor Peter Stone, OBE
Newcastle University, UK
Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:30PM
Quadrangle Building, Philosophy Room S249, The University of Sydney


Cultural property (not only buildings and archaeological sites but archives, library and museum collections, and art) is always damaged and destroyed during conflict – it is what happens, and there is nothing that can be done about it. However, a proportion of such damage and destruction is frequently avoidable and has been regarded as bad practice by military theorists for over 2,000 years.

More information about the talk can be found in the Peter Stone talk flyer_Sydney.

Queries about this event can be directed to the Blue Shield Secretariat by email.




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.



Visual Heritage 2018: Call for papers, posters, and apps extended until 15 July 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 conference will take place in the City Hall of Vienna, Austria, from 12-15 November 2018. This federated conference brings different scientific communities together in the same venue, fostering the discussion and development of methods for recording, presentation and interpretation of cultural heritage by digital visual applications. The conference aims for a wide range of digital applications and as wide a temporal and spatial coverage of cultural heritage as possible.

For more information visit the conference 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.


Space to Place initiative @ Digital Heritage 2018 conference, 26-30 October 2018, USA – call for papers deadline 31 July 2018

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.


Hygge & Heritage – World Heritage and Local Services Seminar, 18 – 20 November 2018, Finland: call for abstracts – deadline 15 August 2018

Hygge & Heritage – World Heritage and Local Services Seminar
Korpilahti & Petäjävesi, Finland
18 – 20 November 2018

Abstract submission deadline extended to 15 August 2018.

Due to many requests the Seminar organizers have agreed to extend the deadline for abstract submissions. You are welcome to submit your abstract by following the instructions on the Seminar website.

The Hygge & Heritage – World Heritage and Local Services Seminar brings together all those that are interested in developing lesser-known World Heritage Sites and their impact on local communities, organizations and businesses.

We welcome case-studies for the following themes:

  • Visitor Analysis
  • Destination Management
  • Pedagogic Innovations and Approaches to UNESCO World Heritage
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Interpretation tools
  • Co-operation and Development Around Serial and Transnational World Heritage Sites

For more information, visit the seminar website & call for papers page.




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.


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.


Nominations open: 2018 ACT Heritage Awards – nominations close 13 July 2018

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.


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.


Have your say about plans for the Maribyrnong Defence Site – survey open until 20 July 2018

Plans are being developed for the Maribyrnong Defence Site, which is included in the Victorian Heritage database. An opportunity to register to be part of the community engagement process is being made available to all interested parties. Click on the link below to complete this survey.

Defence Site Maribyrnong Community Survey

The survey will be open until 20 July 2018.

More information about the plan in available here.


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 Senior Heritage Role – Built, Urban and Cultural Values, Extent Heritage, Melbourne

About us

Extent Heritage is a leading heritage and archaeological consultancy servicing Australia and the Asia Pacific since 1998. We specialise in the provision of archaeological and heritage management services to a diverse range of private and public-sector clients.

Our diverse team of heritage specialists have over 25 years’ experience in providing quality archaeological, cultural values and urban heritage advice to clients. With extensive experience and the ability to resolve complex heritage management issues, our highly respected and motivated team is the cornerstone to our success.

About the role

Extent Heritage has a permanent full-time opportunity to take up a senior role in our Melbourne team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to lead and develop a rapidly emerging strand of our practice in built and urban heritage and cultural values. It is an exciting new position that will be ideal for a confident mid or senior level practitioner who is establishing a reputation for high quality work and looking for the opportunity to step up; operate with a greater degree of autonomy and take a lead role in developing a new area of our practice. The opportunity will involve working closely with our existing built and urban heritage specialists, and with our cultural values specialists.

The role will entail leading commercial consultancy projects, requiring skills in project management as well as key technical experience. The preferred candidate will be adaptable, ready to innovate and enthused by the opportunities and challenges presented by a changing heritage management landscape.

This is an opportunity to join, and rapidly take a leadership role within, the expanding activities of one of Australia’s largest and most capable heritage consultancies, with opportunities for work nationally and internationally in multi-disciplinary teams on interesting, challenging and significant heritage places.

An attractive remuneration package can be negotiated based on demonstrated capabilities and experience.

For more information about the role and to apply, click here.

Applications close COB Wednesday 18 July 2018.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Graduate Archaeologist, Eco Logical Australia, Canberra

Due to our continued and sustained growth, we have an exciting new role for a Graduate Archaeologist to join our team of dynamic and highly respected environmental professionals based in our Canberra office. The position offers an excellent opportunity to acquire and develop a diverse range of professional and technical skills within a supportive team environment in one of the best multidisciplinary consultancies in Australia.

Click here for more information.

Applications close Friday 20 July 2018.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney

GBA Heritage is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. Our multi-disciplinary team provides services ranging from conservation and adaptive re-use advice, skilled liaison with government bodies throughout NSW, and the preparation of heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, cultural tourism and interpretation plans, in addition to Land and Environment Court appeals. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of challenging projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated Heritage Consultant who can work both independently and as part of a medium sized team of skilled professional staff.

You will have considerable experience in the heritage field with a good understanding of complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation and excellent project delivery skills. You will also have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.

For more information, view the Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage position description.


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.


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.


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.




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