Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 837


  1. [NEW ITEM] CULTURE: Conserving it Together conference, Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018 – early bird registrations closing soon!
  2. [NEW ITEM] Tour of Parliament House, Melbourne, 30 August – first in, best dressed! Full Australia ICOMOS members only
  3. [NEW ITEM] Open House Melbourne Weekend & Duldig Studio | 28 – 29 July 2018
  4. [NEW ITEM] Unsettling Heritage symposium, 27 September, Melbourne – call for papers
  5. [NEW ITEM] National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Brisbane Branch – EOI for President position sought
  6. [NEW ITEM] Workshop on Conservation Repair Methods at Longford, Tasmania, 1 September
  7. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS New Zealand AGM conference, 26-28 October 2018 – call for papers
  8. [NEW ITEM] GIScience 2018 Workshop, 28 August 2018, Melbourne – call for papers
  9. [NEW ITEM] Art&Archaeology2018, Jerusalem, 9-12 December 2018 – make a submission & plenum speakers
  10. [NEW ITEM] SAH Heritage Conservation Committee issues Position Statement on Reconstruction and Replication of Buildings
  11. [NEW ITEM] Symposium on Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism, Sydney, 25 September – registration open
  12. [NEW ITEM] ENCATC News – a news resource from ENCATC
  13. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin










1. CULTURE: Conserving it Together conference, Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018 – early bird registrations closing soon!

CULTURE: Conserving it Together conference
1-5 October 2018
Suva, Fiji

Australia ICOMOS and ICOMOS Pasifika are pleased to be hosting this joint conference – providing you with an opportunity to share knowledge, celebrate the rich culture of the Pacific and discuss common issues on heritage conservation across the region.

There will be a pre-conference workshop in Levuka and post-conference thematic tours (details will be uploaded ASAP to the conference website – due to currently experiencing technical issues – but see basic information below).

  • Post-Conference Tour Part A: Saturday 6 October 2018 – Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park + Momi Battery Historic Park
  • Post-Conference Tour Part B: Sunday 7 October 2018 – Lautoka region and site visit to the Lautoka Sugar Mill

A diverse range of keynote speakers (and other speakers!) will deliver papers on an exciting range of topics.

Early bird registrations are still open but close in less than two weeks – 1 August. Get in quick!



2. [NEW ITEM] Tour of Parliament House, Melbourne, 30 August – first in, best dressed! Full Australia ICOMOS members only

Melbourne’s Parliament House will be the subject of a guided tour on Thursday 30 August at 4pm. The tour, generously hosted by Peter Lochert, Secretary of Parliamentary Services, will include an early opportunity to see the new two-storey annex designed by Peter Elliott Architecture in collaboration with Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Numbers are limited to 15, and selection will on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the low numbers, this opportunity is available to full members only. 

In the event of over-subscription, there may be an opportunity for a second visit. 

Date & time: Thursday 30 August 2018, 4pm

Cost: Free

If you are interested in a tour of Parliament House, contact Adam Mornement by email.


3. [NEW ITEM] Open House Melbourne Weekend & Duldig Studio | 28 – 29 July 2018

Duldig Studio will be one of 220 buildings in Melbourne opening their doors for the Open House Melbourne weekend. This is a chance to explore the heritage rooms, sculpture garden and Artists’ Studio. We will also open the bedroom for viewing.

Open: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July, 11.00am – 3:30pm

Tours will run each day at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, running for 60 minutes.

For more information and to book, click here.


4. [NEW ITEM] Unsettling Heritage symposium, 27 September, Melbourne – call for papers

Unsettling Heritage
Friday 27 September 2018 | A one-day symposium presented by the Emerging Heritage Professionals (Vic)

The word ‘heritage’ often conjures up images of static and unchanging buildings, gardens and cultural landscapes. Yet this belies the fact that the field of heritage is very much in flux, a site of conflict and contestation across communities, generations and socio-economic groups, encompassing both tangible and intangible significance and values. 

Join the Emerging Heritage Professionals (Vic) for Unsettling Heritage, a symposium exploring the varied and shifting landscape of heritage in the 21st century. 

We are currently seeking papers which critically respond to one or more of the following:

  • Difficult and uncomfortable stories and historic narratives
  • Whose Heritage? Identity, gentrification and multiculturalism
  • Social Justice – Reconciliation, self-determination and decolonising places and approaches
  • Challenges in responding to climate change and sustainable practice
  • Subverting heritage ‘silos’ and embracing interdisciplinary theory, practice and approach
  • Digital technologies, social media, virtual reality and new opportunities to understand and communicate the past

We welcome submissions from postgraduate candidates in both coursework and research programs, and early career professionals and practitioners working in or alongside the heritage field. Please submit a 100 word abstract (6-minute presentation) or a 250 word abstract (15-minute presentation) to the Unsettling Heritage organising committee by email by Thursday 30 August 2018. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by Thursday 6 September.

Want to know more? Any questions? Visit the symposium website or send an email to the Unsettling Heritage organising committee by email.

Registration will open next week (Thursday 26 July).


5. [NEW ITEM] National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Brisbane Branch – EOI for President position sought

Our new Brisbane Branch needs a President!

In early 2018 the NTAQ [National Trust of Australia (Queensland)] created the Brisbane Branch – a local branch to represent our Brisbane members and provide a strong voice and presence for the NTAQ in QLD’s capital city.   A founding committee has been formed, with the positions of Treasurer and Secretary filled. 

However, we are now seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, well-connected President to lead the Brisbane Branch (all Branch positions are voluntary). 

We are seeking an individual that has the following qualities:

  • A strong leader
  • Well connected in the Brisbane area
  • An inspiring character committed to heritage
  • Motivated and enthusiastic to “get things done”
  • In possession of skills useful to a Branch committee, for example, media relations, event organisation, networking, Board experience, facilitation, etc

For more information on the Brisbane Branch and for the EOI requirements, please see the NTAQ President EOI document.

EOIs are due by 4pm, 14 August 2018.


6. [NEW ITEM] Workshop on Conservation Repair Methods at Longford, Tasmania, 1 September

The APT Australasia Chapter is presenting a one-day workshop on Conservation Repair Methods at Longford on 1 September, in conjunction with the Spring Masterclasses at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates on 27 August – 1 September.

Details on the workshop are provided in the Longford Academy Spring Workshop notice. For further information and registration, contact the Convenor by email.


7. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS New Zealand AGM conference, 26-28 October 2018 – call for papers

“Figments and Fragments”
Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho
ICOMOS NZ AGM Conference 2018
26-28 October 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand

The conference committee invites members and interested people to submit proposals for papers to be delivered at this year’s AGM conference.

The theme of ICOMOS NZ’s 2018 AGM weekend is “Figments and Fragments / Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho.”

This year’s conference aims to explore the intangible aspects of our heritage and the challenges of providing for intangible values when as practitioners our “comfort zone” and expertise may be principally focussed on the conservation of fabric and tangible values.

For detailed information, see the Figments and Fragments call for papers.

Submissions are due by 6 August 2018.


8. [NEW ITEM] GIScience 2018 Workshop, 28 August 2018, Melbourne – call for papers

GIScience 2018 Workshop:
2nd Workshop On Computing Techniques For Spatio-Temporal Data in Archaeology And Cultural Heritage (COARCH)

28 August 2018

Call for Participation

Archaeological data, and more in general cultural heritage information, are characterized by both spatial and temporal dimensions that are often related to each other and are of particular interest for supporting the interpretation process that allows achieving new knowledge about ancient times.

For more information, see the GIScience 2018 Workshop_CfP.

Visit the workshop website.

NOTE: individuals who intend to make a submission should contact the organisers of this workshop; whilst the deadlines have elapsed a request to include this information in this newsletter was made.


9. [NEW ITEM] Art&Archaeology2018, Jerusalem, 9-12 December 2018 – make a submission & plenum speakers

The conference organisers invite you to participate in Art&Archaeology2018, the International Conference to be held in Jerusalem, 9-12 December 2018.

The main objective of Art&Archaeology2018 is to bring to light recent R&D results in the analysis methods that advance the frontiers of knowledge connected with human cultural heritage. Heritage is our legacy from the past. It is our source for understanding the human mind, its capabilities and potential. Knowledge of the past influences our present day life and what we pass on to future generations.

Papers that deal with both analytical and methodological approaches to gaining knowledge, implementation, and case studies are invited. All submissions must be written in English, the official language of the Conference. Abstracts of approximately 250-300 words should be submitted at this link. No pictures, tables or references. Only fully registered participants will have their abstracts published.

Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentations): 6 September 2018

Late deadline (posters only): 4 October 2018

Click here for information on the Plenum Speakers.

For more information, visit the conference website.


10. [NEW ITEM] SAH Heritage Conservation Committee issues Position Statement on Reconstruction and Replication of Buildings

On 22 June, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Heritage Conservation Committee issued a position statement on the reproduction of lost buildings and construction of unbuilt designs. To read this statement click on the link below.


11. [NEW ITEM] Symposium on Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism, Sydney, 25 September – registration open

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.

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.




12. [NEW ITEM] ENCATC News – a news resource from ENCATC

ENCATC (European network on cultural management and policy) produces the ENCATC News, a source for what is happening in the wide field of cultural management and policy. Since it’s creation, ENCATC has dedicated itself to keeping its members abreast of the latest developments in the field, as well as highlighting a plethora of opportunities for them to deepen their knowledge and advance the visibility of their institutions as well as their careers.

Links to newsletters can be found at the ENCATC website.


13. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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




Australia ICOMOS 2018 President’s Award – call for nominations: deadline – Monday 20 August 2018

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.


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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


(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.




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.


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





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.


Global Youth Culture Forum, Jeju, Korea, 29 October – 4 November 2018: call for mentees deadline 31 July

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.


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.




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.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer – Permanent part-time, Woollahra Municipal Council (Sydney)

Vacancy Details

  • Part time role – 7 hours per day, 3 days a week
  • Annual salary for 21 hours per week is up to $59,216.73 p.a. plus super. Earn an additional market rate allowance of up to $3,756 p.a.
  • Modern harbourside offices with beach and garden surrounds

Woollahra has a rich and diverse history and natural setting that is represented in Victorian, Federation and inter-war buildings, precincts, settings and streetscapes. Council is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join its heritage team in caring for this environmental heritage which has a local, regional and, in many instances, a nationally recognised level of heritage significance.

Your primary role is to provide expert heritage advice on development applications. Your skills and expertise in assessing the impact of development on the heritage significance of buildings and areas and your knowledge and experience with building design and construction will be critical to this role. You will also be required to provide general advice on heritage-related matters and assist with the preparation of conservation policy from time to time. 

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Applications close Monday, 30 July 2018.

**Previous applicants need not re-apply**


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Advocacy Programs Coordinator, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (Full Time)

The National Trust is seeking a full time Advocacy Programs Coordinator to support our small and dynamic heritage advocacy team, while helping us to grow our impact and reach across communities in Victoria.

You will provide administrative and customer service support to our members, Branches, and the general public, as well as coordinating an exciting calendar of programs and events, including the Australian Heritage Festival, local heritage awards, industry labs, and public talks.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) an independent not-for-profit organisation, established in 1956. We are the State’s leading voice for heritage, empowering the Government, property owners, corporates and the community to protect, use and celebrate our heritage.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to expand your industry networks, participate in professional development activities, and receive mentoring.

Detailed information about this role and key selection criteria can be found here.

To apply, submit the following to our People & Culture team by email:

  • Maximum 2-page CV
  • Maximum 2-page response to key selection criteria
  • Written statement of no more than 500 words addressing the question: “How can we empower the community to understand, celebrate, and protect their heritage?”

Applications should be provided in PDF format.

Applications will close on 30 July or once a suitable candidate is found.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Property Management Officer, National Trust of Western Australia

**Closing Friday 3 August 2018**

The National Trust of Western Australia is custodian of over 70 heritage places state-wide. An opening exists to fill the position of Property Management Officer, overseeing the management, service and maintenance of the Trust’s asset portfolio including buildings, gardens, equipment and machinery. The successful candidate will work with the Asset Management Team’s architects, conservation officers and garden maintenance officer and volunteers to maintain the heritage values of these significant places.

For more information and to apply, visit the WA Jobs Board website.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Conservation/Heritage Projects Managers, International Conservation Services (ICS), Sydney

Conservation/Heritage Projects Managers

Two full-time positions are available for commencement from Monday 20 August 2018.  Applications close Monday 6 August 2018, and will be reviewed upon submission.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia’s largest private conservation practice.  We conserve a wide range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings.

We are seeking two highly organised Conservation/Heritage project managers (a Senior Projects Manager and a Projects Manager) to join our Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team, based at our labs in Chatswood, Sydney. 

Conservation work undertaken by the Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team includes a wide range of work for public institutions and private clients covering heritage sites, sculptures, monuments and memorials, artworks, metal objects, organic and plastic objects, ceramics, stone and glass objects, and archaeological and industrial artefacts.  The team also regularly consults on and writes condition assessments, maintenance plans and treatment proposals.

Site-based conservation and heritage projects may form a significant component of the work, with a requirement for both project management and hands-on technical skills.  On-site projects are focussed on the conservation of heritage objects and materials in or on buildings, engineering structures, monuments, outdoor artworks, ruins, etc.

Responsibilities include devising and implementing appropriate conservation methodologies, estimating and preparing quotations and tender submissions, negotiating conditions of contract, managing projects to achieve on time/on budget outcomes, preparing condition assessments and reports, developing and maintaining excellent relations with clients, and contributing to smooth team functioning.

Go to the International Conservation Services website to download the position description and selection criteria. 

Submit your application using this online application form.

Your application must include a detailed resume, two referee contacts from current or previous employers, and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suited for this job. Please refer to the selection criteria on the final page of the position description.


[NEW] SITUATIONS VACANT ICCROM x 2, various, based in Italy and UAE

ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) is hiring. Click on the role title links below for more information.

Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist
Post Number: ICCROM-PROJECT POST 2018 – P3
Organizational Unit: ICCROM – ODG
Duty Station: Rome, ITALY
Recruitment open to: internal and external candidates
Type of contract: International Recruitment
Term: Two years (Renewable)
Probation period: 6 months
Grade: P3
Deadline (Midnight Rome Time): 26 August 2018


Project Associate, Communication and Publications
Post Number: ICCROM-Sharjah (05-Re-advertised)
Organizational Unit: ICCROM Regional Conservation Centre, UAE
Primary Location: Sharjah, UAE
Recruitment open to: internal and external candidates
Type of contract: International Recruitment
Grade: P1/1
Term: 1 year (Renewable) (Six-month probation)
Deadline (Midnight Rome Time): 31 July 2018


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 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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