Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 849


  1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS letter regarding advertising on the SOH
  2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS / Pacifika 2018 conference wash-up
  3. [NEW ITEM] Pop-up research-meets-industry salon, 17 October, Uni of Melbourne
  4. [UPDATED ITEM] REVISED DATE: WA members and colleagues event, 18 October, Perth
  5. [NEW ITEM] Art&Archaeology2018, Jerusalem, 9-12 December 2018 – more information online
  6. [NEW ITEM] “Tree avenues – from war to peace”: International symposium, 12 & 13 November 2018, France
  7. [UPDATED ITEM] QLD National Trust 2018 Heritage Conference, 16-18 November 2018 – first keynote speakers announced
  8. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Open News
  9. [NEW ITEM] New Inland Code released by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment 
  10. [NEW ITEM] 21st Assembly and International Symposium of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, “Heritage as a Builder of Peace”, 1-3 March 2019 – call for abstracts
  11. NEW ISSUE] Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin available online
  12. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin









1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS letter regarding advertising on the SOH

Over the last week or so a major heritage issue arose in regard to one of Australia’s World Heritage listed properties, the Sydney Opera House (SOH). The building was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007 under Criterion (i) as ‘a great architectural work of the 20th century’. The issue arose because the NSW state government decided to override the position of the SOH Trust and its CEO Louise Herron and allow illumination of the building’s iconic sails with what is effectively advertising for an upcoming horse race, ‘The Everest’. Australia ICOMOS decided that this was a clear case of overriding a set of heritage management principles and policies (especially the 2018 CMP prepared by Design 5) that had been prepared with exhaustive consultation and input from expert bodies including Australia ICOMOS. The link to our letter is here – it was sent to the NSW Premier, copied to the Prime Minister and other relevant politicians. We note that other authoritative organisations such as the NSW Heritage Council and the AIA have publicly expressed similar concerns, and we will be following on this concerning breach of best practice heritage management.


2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS / Pacifika 2018 conference wash-up

With the 2018 conference now successfully done and dusted, Australia ICOMOS in partnership with ICOMOS Pasifika – International Council on Monuments and Sites wishes to extend its thanks to everyone who took part in the Culture: Conserving it Together conference held in Suva, Fiji in October. This was the first conference of Australia ICOMOS to be held abroad and was attended by approximately 110 delegates from 14 countries including Australia, China, Fiji, France, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Tuvalu, United States and Vanuatu.

Thank you to the conference sponsors the The University of Melbourne (Silver Sponsor), 中國科技大學 China University of Technology and Lovell Chen (Bronze Sponsors), GML Heritage, City Plan, ICOMOS New Zealand, Casey & Lowe, TDK Architects, Heritage Insight Pty Ltd, National Trust of Fiji Islands, Weir Phillips Heritage, URBIS, Fiji Museum, as well as Jean Rice Architect, GBA Heritage, Extent Heritage Pty Ltd, Design 5 Architects and Captain Cook Cruises. Victoria Wines Fiji and Pure Fiji also contributed to the welcome reception.

Special thanks to the conference convenor Kerime Danis and everyone who supported and contributed to the organisation and management of this event: Elizabeth Edwards (ICOMOS Pasifika Secretary General), Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua (Treasurer of ICOMOS Pasifika), Mary Knaggs (Australia ICOMOS Vice President), and Australia ICOMOS members Anita Smith, Chris Johnston and Jean Rice. Thanks also to Bradley Hayden from Countrywide Conference & Event Management.

The conference attendees were privileged to have Toshiyuki Kono (the President of ICOMOS International) and Peter Phillips (the Secretary General of ICOMOS International) at the conference. We acknowledge the significant contribution made by the conference keynote speakers Andrew Potts (USA), Dr Frances C. Koya-Vaka’uta (Fiji), Dr Jeffery Noro (PNG), Emilie Röell (Myanmar) and The Hon Acting Justice Simon R Molesworth AO QC (Aust), as well as the Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji, Ms Amy Crago; Ms Rebecca Archer-Knepper (representative of USA Embassy to Fiji); and Jonathan Curr (the New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji) for attending the welcome reception.

Keep an eye out for publication of the conference papers next year.

Check out our Twitter account for more photos and insights and don’t forget to share and tag your photos of the event #icomospasifika2018

We hope all attendees enjoyed their experience of Fiji, we appreciate your support!


3. [NEW ITEM] Pop-up research-meets-industry salon, 17 October, Uni of Melbourne

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
The University of Melbourne

Join us at our pop-up research-meets-industry salon.

6:00pm, Wednesday 17 October 2018
Japanese Room, Level 4
Glyn Davis Building (133) (re-named Melbourne School of Design building)
As the weather warms up our built environment research community extends a special invitation to our industry friends for refreshments on our Japanese Terrace.

We’ll provide a succinct showcase of our current research and innovative projects, sharing a taste of our latest developments with a select audience, followed by a drink and canapes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Please RSVP to secure a limited place for what will be a thought-provoking discussion.

>>More information about the event

Register by sending an email to Grace Power.


4. [UPDATED ITEM] REVISED DATE: WA members and colleagues event, 18 October, Perth

Australia ICOMOS WA members and other heritage colleagues are invited to this event, featuring two great presentations.

Liam Holloway, National Technical Manager for Duratec Australia, will present the use and durability of thin precast concrete elements in Modernist buildings in Perth.

Joseli Macedo, Head of Curtin’s School of Design and the Built Environment, will present on the Appropriation of Urban Space and the Genesis of Satellite Cities around Brasília, Brazil.

Q&A, wine and nibbles will follow.

WHEN: 18 October, 6.00-8.00pm

WHERE: element’s Boardroom – Parmelia Hilton, Level 19, 191 St Georges Tce, Perth

RSVP: to Flavia Kiperman by email by 14 October

NOTE: Doors from the lobby will close at 6.00pm. Please arrive any time before that, otherwise call Flavia Kiperman (WA Representative) on 0401 003 800.

Download the .AICOMOS WA event invitation_revised.


5. [NEW ITEM] Art&Archaeology2018, Jerusalem, 9-12 December 2018 – more information online

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.

More information about the exhibition aspect.

For more information about the event, visit the conference website.


6. [NEW ITEM] “Tree avenues – from war to peace”: International symposium, 12 & 13 November 2018, France

Memorial avenues have been planted in the Commonwealth and in Italy during and after World War 1. There memorials, where each tree honored a soldier, have something to do with the tree-lined roads that criss-crossed the European continent at that time. Alexander Douglas Gillespie, a British officer, and Lemire, a French parliamentarian, both wished “one long avenue” to be planted “from the Vosges to the sea”. The symposium will explore this history, and it will precisely take place in the Vosges.

How can we continue and write the history of peace with avenues? What are the issues of management and conservation ? How can we take advantage of these ecological corridors which are physical links, but also symbolic links, between people? These are the key questions that will be addressed during the symposium, an important milestone for all actors wishing to create cultural and touristic routes around tree avenues. 

For more information, visit the symposium website.


7. [UPDATED ITEM] QLD National Trust 2018 Heritage Conference, 16-18 November 2018 – first keynote speakers announced

16-18 November 2018

The National Trust of Australia’s (Queensland) mission is to protect, conserve and celebrate Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage. Our 2018 conference seeks to explore these themes and how they are relevant to Queensland’s heritage in the twenty-first century.

This conference opens the doors for innovation, collaboration and celebration of heritage in Queensland. Join us for an inspiring and informative program of keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and networking events exploring the ways you can protect, conserve and celebrate our heritage.

First keynote speakers announced
Closing Keynote Presentation: Heritage & Community – A Retrospective


We are thrilled and excited to announce that Don Godden and Sharon Veale will be joining us to close the conference. This heritage retrospective will feature three passionate advocates and heritage experts discussing heritage, community, advocacy and involvement. 

Join our three closing keynote speakers as they settle in and meander through the early days of the heritage industry and the National Trust, discuss how the community drove the growth of heritage protection in Australia, ponder why this involvement has changed and how we have gone from no heritage protection, through to the days of strong protection, to a current environment of weak legislation and little community involvement.

Essentially, this conversation will look at where we have come from and what we need the potential future for heritage to look like.

Access the full speaker biographies at the conference website.

Download the preliminary program.

>>Pricing information bookings


8. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Open News

For more information about the upcoming Sydney Open event, 3-4 November, click here.


9. [NEW ITEM] New Inland Code released by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment 

The Department of Planning and Environment has released the new Inland Code to simplify the planning process for home owners and farmers in regional NSW.

New Inland Code

The new Inland Code will make it easier, faster and cheaper for property owners in rural and regional inland areas of NSW to get approval for new homes, home renovations and farm buildings. It brings together and simplifies the planning rules for fast-track complying development approvals in one easy-to-read Code. To view the new Inland Code click here (opens PDF).

The new Inland Code allows for the fast track approval of new homes, home renovations and farm buildings within as little as 20 days and will save homeowners and farmers time and money. To see where the Code applies view this map.

Expanded farm building standards

Changes have also been made to the General Exempt Development Code to make it easier to build low impact farm buildings such as silos, small farm sheds and stock holding yards. These changes apply across the State and mean that planning and building approval is not required for farm buildings where the relevant development standards are met.

The new Inland Code and farm building changes will commence on 1 January 2019 to give the Department time to provide training for councils and industry.

For more information:


10. [NEW ITEM] 21st Assembly and International Symposium of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, “Heritage as a Builder of Peace”, 1-3 March 2019 – call for abstracts

The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism are pleased to invite you to the 2019 International Symposium “Heritage as a Builder of Peace”, to be held during the 21st General Assembly of the Foundation’s Life Beyond Tourism Movement, in Florence in March 2019.

The Life Beyond Tourism Movement got its take off with the past General Assembly (March 2018). The 2019 edition “HERITAGE as a BUILDER of PEACE” Symposium marks the following milestones:

  • The dissemination of the Foundation’s “Life Beyond Tourism Movement” into and out of the Foundation’s network, to actively contribute to see the World Heritage Sites as a great opportunity for letting people meet and promoting, thus, dialogue among cultures for the growth of the international Community in Peaceful Coexistence: “At Heritage Sites – which work for peace – heritage acquires a soul, protecting and enhancing itself and educating visitors, residents and all the actors of the travelling chain to protect all the heritage and planet Earth”.
  • The promotion of the Local Cultural Expressions – as artisans, local typical products makers, etc. – with the knowledge of their territory – as a great opportunity to make closer relations between visitors and local communities: an opportunity of starting a relationship of collaboration between these people on the way towards mutual understanding.
  • Exchange and debate on a platform between the International Community of academics and practitioners in environment, heritage and travel with the representatives of the local cultural expressions and intangibilities.
  • The launch of an appeal “Building Peace through Heritage” for a new way to look at Heritage Sites as a training ground for dialogue among various cultures.

More information about the Call for Abstracts is available at this link. Abstract submission deadline is 30 November 2018.


11. [NEW ISSUE] Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin available online

To view the latest issue of the GCI bulletin, click here.


12. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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




TAS Heritage Symposia, Port Arthur tour, Open House Hobart: 9-12 November 2018

Australia ICOMOS Heritage Symposia
Exploring Cultural Landscapes & Science Heritage
Initial Information & Call For Papers
Hobart, Tasmania, November 2018

Australia ICOMOS is holding two back-to-back Symposia in Hobart over 10-12 November 2018. The Cultural Landscape Diversity & the Implications for Management Symposium (10-11 November) and the Under the Microscope – Exploring Science Heritage Symposium (11-12 November) are timely fora to review and discuss the identification and management of these two aspects of cultural heritage – one an established, but rapidly developing area, and the other relatively invisible and little known. A joint symposia field excursion on Sunday 11 November will present symposia participants with the opportunity to visit some outstanding and diverse Tasmanian cultural landscapes and science heritage sites within southeastern Tasmania.

More information on the two symposia (including the full call for papers) can be found at the Australia ICOMOS website.


(Don’t forget the) Call for papers, which has now been extended to 15 October

The deadline for submissions is now Monday 15 October. Submissions should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator, Anne McConnell by email, and should include the presenter’s name, contact details and affiliation, and an abstract of no more than 250 words of your proposed paper. The full call for papers can be found at the Australia ICOMOS website.

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

If you have any queries about the symposia, please contact the Symposium Coordinator, Anne McConnell by email.


Registrations: grab your accompanying person and take them on a Field Excursion!

Registrations are now open – click here to register

Attendees who wish to register their accompanying person for the Joint Symposia Field Excursion can do so by choosing the “Joint Symposia Field Excursion – For accompanying person” option during the registration process.

The symposia registration fees are:

  • Cultural Landscapes Symposium – $85 per person
  • Science Heritage Symposium – $85 per person
  • Joint Symposia Excursion**^^ – $95 per person

**Please Note – registration for the Symposia Excursion is only open to individuals who also register for either/both of the symposiums.

^^Exception – All symposium attendees are able to nominate one accompanying person, who doesn’t need to register for either of the Symposia, to register for the Joint Symposia Field Excursion. See above!


Open House Hobart, 10-11 November: even MORE reasons to come to Tassie!

This year, Open House Hobart will coincide with the Australia ICOMOS Tasmania Symposia – a great opportunity to combine your travels south to Hobart! Open House is about showing off secret places to architecture fans, mystery lovers and sticky beaks. Coming to Hobart Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November. The program will be launched next week but to keep ahead of the events, tours and booking, visit the Open House Hobart website and register for the newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out.


Port Arthur Historic Site – Pre-Symposia Tour Opportunity

One of the eleven sites that make up the World Heritage listed Australian Convict Sites, the Port Arthur Historic Site comprises more than 30 convict-built structures and substantial ruins in a picturesque and relatively undisturbed landscape of 136 hectares. The extensive suite of structures and their layout reflect the importance of the penal station, its self-sufficiency and the evolution of penal practices over several decades.

The Port Arthur Historic Site can also be seen as part of a broader cultural landscape of the Tasman Peninsula that provides an insight into the use of convict labour for production and punishment.

Symposia delegates are invited to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site on Friday 9 November for a pre-symposia tour. You will need to organise your own transport. Port Arthur is around a 1.5 hour drive from Hobart. Arrive at the Site at 10am for a guided tour of the site with conservation staff – highlighting some of our recent conservation projects and research, followed by a light lunch and time to independently explore the site before returning to Hobart. There is no cost involved.

Contact Vicki Skeggs (03) 6251 2339 for reservations.

With many thanks to our Port Arthur Historic Site colleagues for their very generous offer.


Symposia publication update

Australia ICOMOS will be publishing the presentations from each of two symposium as digital ‘Symposium Proceedings’ (ie. one for each symposium) if sufficient papers are received for publication. This approach has been taken to ensure that the valuable and largely review-type comment presented in each of the symposia can be accessible as a set of proceedings on the relevant themes without undue delay. An early-mid 2019 publication date is envisaged.




Protecting Our Heritage – Ballarat Heritage Watch: 2018 Public Meeting, 14 October 2018

Date: Sunday 14 October 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3.30pm
Venue: Ballarat Mechanics Institute: Humffray Room
Cost: Free

Come and join the conversation about how to best protect heritage. The meeting will begin with short presentations from leading experts including: Professor Michael Buxton, Environment and Planning, RMIT and Architectural historian, Professor Miles Lewis, the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne. The President of Ballarat Heritage Watch, Ballarat Historian, Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter will chair the discussion.

Download the Ballarat Heritage Watch 2018 Public Meeting flyer.


ACT Heritage Awards 2018, 15 October 2018

Please join us when National Trust member Mick Gentleman MLA will present awards to this year’s Heritage Awards nominees.

Date: 15 October 2018
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm
Venue: Canberra Museum and Gallery – Theatrette, London Circuit, North Building, Civic Square.

Please RSVP by Thursday 11 October – (02) 6230 0533 or via email

Download the ACT Heritage Awards 2018 Invite.


Workshop invitation: ‘Linking Architecture, built environment and heritage’, 16 October, Bond University, QLD

Bond University invites you to their 2018 Bond Research Week workshop.

‘Linking Architecture, built environment and heritage’
Tuesday 16 October, 2018
10am – 12.30pm
Bond University, Building 3a, Living Lab

As we progress towards sustainable local, national and international communities it is imperative that heritage knowledge plays a vital role in shaping the future. In simple terms, heritage is integral to all aspects of the built and natural environment, be it architecture, design, planning and development, as well as environmental science or construction management. It represents our shared experiences and provides opportunity for people to learn through history as well as understanding the values of place, building, site or monument.

This two-hour workshop provides an opportunity for practitioners in the architecture, built environment and heritage field to discuss the contribution of heritage as a core in the understanding of sustainable architecture and built environment.

This is a free public event. Please register here by Thursday 11 October 2018 to secure your place for this event.


Download the whole Bond Research Week 2018 program


Caring for your Collections workshop, 27 October, Sydney

Caring for your Collections: Conservation Workshop at Tulkiyan with Robert Griffin
27 October, 10.00am-12.30pm

We all have our own ‘Special Collections’ – furniture, ceramics, silverware and other metal objects, glass, paintings, photographs, books or textiles. Whatever their material or form, these collections need special care. Too often, keeping these objects in the wrong conditions or using the wrong cleaning materials can shorten the lifespan or damage these objects that are dear to us. To help you care for your collections, these workshops will introduce you to a range of straightforward conservation methods, cleaning materials and techniques that will help you care for them.

Presented by curator Robert Griffin and drawing on the extensive collections of the State Heritage-listed house, Tulkiyan, the workshops will provide practical advice and demonstrate cleaning methods that will ensure the proper care and conservation of your ‘Special Collections’.

Cost: HHA Members $75, General $100 (per workshop)
Bookings: click here

Presented by the Historic Houses Association of Australia (HHA).


Copyright for Collections masterclass, Sydney, Thursday 25 October

Ian McDonald, Special Council, presents up-to-the-minute legal and practical guidance in this Masterclass. The Masterclass will include a review of the provisions in the Copyright Act that enable collecting institutions to use copyright material without a clearance and an in-depth exploration of digital copyright and licensing issues. For further information, contact Lucy Clark on +61 2 9217 0318 or via email.

Time: 9.30am-1.00pm, Thursday 25 October 2018
Venue: Boardroom, Level 5, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 500 Harris Street Ultimo, New South Wales 2007
Cost: $40 for Museums Galleries Australia members, $50 general admission (includes morning tea)
Bookings: via this link


Save the date: Duldig Lecture 2018, Melbourne, 24 October


Duldig Studio is pleased to announce that the Director of Monash University Museum of Art, Charlotte Day, will give the 2018 Duldig Lecture at the University of Melbourne on 24 October 2018, 6.30 – 7.30pm. She will be speaking on ‘Public Art: Out and About’.

Charlotte Day joined Monash University Museum of Art as Director in 2013. Previously she worked as an independent curator and Associate Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Charlotte has worked across a range of public and private contexts, from curating major exhibitions nationally and internationally, to advising on temporary and permanent urban-sited artworks and acquisitions for public and private collections. She has over twenty years of experience curating contemporary art and in arts management.

Further details to come.


Docomomo Victoria Slide Night and Book Launch, 24 October, Uni of Melbourne

We are turning Japanese in October!

Join us to look at pics from recent Japanese jaunts – from Simon Reeves, Jenny Mitchelhill, Philip Goad, Andrew Murray…and more.

And to celebrate the launch of the book Samurai Castles by Jenny Mitchelhill, Tuttle Press, 2018.

Date & Time: 24 October @ 6.00pm
Where: Japanese Room, Level 4, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
RSVP: to Hannah Lewi by email

Bring a gold coin donation to cover sushi and saki.


West Fest Forum ‘Culture, Diversity and the Future of Heritage’, Thursday 18 October, Parramatta

Heritage plays a vital role in defining who we are. Reflecting our identity, heritage is made up of our culturally diverse histories, traditions and practices, and the built environment. Sharing and celebrating the diversity of our heritage in NSW can help connect people from different backgrounds and influence how we design our suburbs, towns and cities.

Join us for an evening of discussion, delving into why and how we can recognise the diverse heritage our communities, as we explore the exciting topic of ‘Culture, Diversity and the Future of Heritage’. Panel members include Dr Sarah Barns (Western Sydney University), Yamane Fayed (Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta), Dr Raymond Kelly (University of Newcastle), Fatma Isir (Director, Africultures Festival), and Jacqui Newling (Sydney Living Museums).

The West Fest Forum is one of many events part of West Fest, celebrating the culture and heritage of Western Sydney.

Tickets are free. Complimentary canapes and refreshments will be available from 6pm, with the panel beginning at 7pm.

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Skye Hotel Suites, 30 Hunter St, Parramatta NSW 2150
How to Book: bookings made via Eventbrite

This event is part of West Fest, a two-week festival that will be held in multiple locations across Western Sydney from 6-21 October 2018. West Fest will enliven the intangible heritage of the West through a variety of hands-on experiences that will provide you with unique opportunities to engage, share and celebrate our heritage. >>Explore the full program


The Trust Talks – Beauty or the Beast? Communicating the Value of Twentieth Century Heritage, Brisbane, 18 October 2018

THE TRUST TALKS – Beauty or the Beast? Communicating the Value of Twentieth Century Heritage


Join us for an evening of inspiring talks by international experts on modernist heritage as we examine the value of this much-maligned aspect of our heritage.

Queensland’s twentieth century heritage is rapidly disappearing – places from the modernist era struggle to even gain statutory listing. A lack of appreciation and understanding is hindering our efforts to gain recognition for these places.

In this environment, how should we communicate the value of a type of building that many people find ugly or unattractive – more importantly – if we can’t communicate this value, how can we expect people to appreciate it or protect it?


Thursday 18 October 2018
5pm drinks & canapes
6pm start
7.30pm finish
Ticket price includes drinks and canapes on arrival and a gift bag
Wesley House, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane City

>>More information and bookings


Fuelling the Fire: Tour of Joadaja, 25 October, NSW

Fuelling the Fire: Tour of Joadaja
Presented by the Australian Garden History Society, Southern Highlands Branch
Thursday 25 October 2018

Australian Garden History Society Southern Highlands Branch are pleased to present a symposium to be held in an evocative state-heritage area, Joadja Creek valley, 30kms west of Mittagong, the location of an abandoned nineteenth-century kerosene and shale oil mining town. The site is recognised for its heritage significance:

‘The isolation and beauty of Joadja valley, the comprehensiveness of its physical testimony to a great Australian industry, a vigorous Scottish community and a vanished technology make Joadja an extremely important element in the heritage not just of Wingecarribee Shire but of Australia and the world.’ – State Heritage Register Statement of Significance.

After a Welcome to Country by Gundungurra Elder, Trish Levett, a barbeque lunch will be provided on arrival in the valley. Owner Valero Jiminez and historian, Leonie Knapman, will take you on a tour of the valley including the ruins, the retorts, ‘Carrington Row’ and former orchards. Discussion will continue in the distillery café, led by Professor Emeritus Helen Armstrong AM. The particular focus will be on time and conflicting narratives of ‘gardening’ in the broader landscape. Dr Charles Massey OAM, author of ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’, will bring his deep knowledge of regenerative attitudes to land.

Individual $150
Students: $70
>> Book online

For further information please contact the Australian Garden History Society office on (03) 9650 5043 or 1800 678 446 or via email.


SA Planning Reform Open House Sessions October to December 2018

The SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) invites you attend their series of Open House Sessions, being held by the DPTI Planning Reform Team, from October to December 2018. Click on this link for more information: DPTI_Open House _PlanningReform




SHATiS’19 International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures, 25-27 September 2019, Portugal – abstracts invited: deadline 19 October 2018

The next SHATiS’19 International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures will take place on 25-27 September 2019, in Guimarães, Portugal.

The submission of abstracts is open via this EasyChair link until 19 October 2018.

Submitted papers will be selected for publication in special conferences issues of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Taylor & Francis and Buildings, MDPI.

For more details about the conference, please visit the conference website.


The Thrill of the Dark conference, 25-27 April 2019, UK – call for papers deadline: 31 October

The Thrill of the Dark: Heritages of Fear, Fascination and Fantasy
25-27 April 2019
Birmingham, UK

Call for papers deadline: 31 October 2018

Over recent years there has been tremendous interest in ‘dark heritage’ and associated ‘dark tourism’ but still we struggle with the powerful attraction of the darkness, the thrill it can provide, where (and if) we draw boundaries around its commodification, its representation, and the experiences we seek from it. This conference seeks to explore the multiple relationships we have with the concept of darkness, and asks:

· How is the thrill of darkness expressed through the widely framed notion of heritage?

· How do we experience, negotiate, represent, commodify, valorise or censor the heritages of darkness?

· What and where is the thrill of the darkness and how is it negotiated across cultures, generations and gender?

We invite researchers from the fullest range of disciplinary perspectives to consider these and other questions in an open-ended and thought-provoking manner.

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham UK, in partnership with the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage and Management Policy, University of Illinois, USA and Department of Ethnology/Critical Heritage Studies Network, University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Visit the conference website for more information.

Download The Thrill of the Dark CfP V3.




EOIs open for Greater Sydney Citizens’ Panel – deadline: 14 October

In March 2018, the Greater Sydney Commission released A Metropolis of Three Cities ­– Greater Sydney Region Plan after two years of extensive collaboration with stakeholders across the Greater Sydney Region.

The Commission has committed to develop a set of metrics that will track the progress of the Plan’s implementation. These metrics will measure a series of objectives set out in the Plan relating to liveability, productivity, sustainability, infrastructure and collaboration.

The Commission will convene a Citizens’ Panel, consisting of a demographically representative group of Greater Sydney residents, to help develop these metrics.

Expressions of Interest to join the Citizens’ Panel are now open. To register please visit this link.

Deadline for EOIs: 5.00 pm, Sunday 14 October, 2018.


Making Development Easier and Faster – SA DPTI seeks feedback: deadline 17 October 2018

The SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has reached another planning reform milestone with the release of three new documents that will improve the way future developments are assessed, approved and monitored in our new planning system.

Your feedback is invited on each of these documents. Consultation is open until Wednesday 17 October 2018.

For more information, read this document: Making Development Easier and Faster


Deakin University-BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Dual Award Masters Program 2019 – EOI deadline extended to 19 October 2018

Expressions of Interest are now OPEN for the 5th intake for the Dual Award Program, which allows a small international cohort of students to study for two Masters degrees – the Deakin Master of Cultural Heritage and the BTU-Cottbus-Senftenberg Master of World Heritage Studies.

This is a unique opportunity – starting full-time and on-campus in Melbourne in March 2019. EOI’s close on 19 October 2018.

For more information and easy application process, please visit our blog.


PALRC scholarships for Protected Area Management – applications close 30 October

The Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) is proud to launch a new round of scholarships for students and leaders to undertake study in 2019.

PALRC scholarships support capable, high-achieving students and emerging leaders who have a career ambition to advance the protection, sound governance and effective management of natural and cultural heritage protection, stewardship and conservation management. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000 and support students to complete a range of short courses, Graduate Certificate and Masters courses, all of which specifically address selected competences from the IUCN ‘A Global Register of Competences for Protected Area Practitioners’. Browse the range of courses here.

To date, PALRC has supported dozens of students and practitioners from across the globe to undertake study and professional development at leading Australian Universities.

Applications will close 30 October 2018.

>>Apply or find out more


Heritage Reporting Survey – invitation to participate: deadline 16 November

Have you ever wondered how Australian heritage is reported in the annual reports of those organisations taking charge of them? Do you believe a monetary value should be placed on the heritage items/place? Getting an answer to these sort of questions is the aim of this survey.

This survey is carried out as part of a PhD study aims at investigating the relationships between stakeholder information needs and heritage information disclosed by the Australian government bodies in their annual reports.

This survey is targeted at all groups of stakeholders in Australian heritage. Whether you are a heritage consultant, a director of an organisation taking charge of any Australian heritage item/place, a resident staying in the vicinity of a heritage site or a visitor to a local museum, your views are equally important in shaping the future of heritage reporting! The survey provides an opportunity for various stakeholder groups to share their views on how information related to heritage is to be disclosed in the annual reports of Australian government bodies.

The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete and your response would be recorded anonymously. Please take the survey by clicking on this link below (copy and paste this URL if link doesn’t work:

The survey will be opened until 16 November 2018. (Note extended deadline)

If you have any question prior to completing the survey, please email Peir or call (02) 6933 4481 for clarification.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Assessment Officer, NSW Department of Planning & Environment

Senior Heritage Assessment Officer position (EO10) at the Heritage Division, Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW)

Total Remuneration Package: Up to $137,134 Package includes salary ($112,181 – $123,712), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

This role involves the assessment of heritage issues related to highly complex development proposals, provision of advice, compliance activities, and reports relating to the Heritage Act 1977 and review of assessment reports prepared by team members. You will liaise, negotiate and provide feedback to a range of diverse stakeholders as a representative of the Heritage Division and the Heritage Council.

You will be supporting team members through review of their reports and helping with negotiating heritage outcomes as required and Assisting the Senior Team Leader in managing the team and if required, act as a delegate of the Heritage Council to determine applications.

More information about this role can be found online at this link.

Closing Date: 22 October 2018, 11:59 PM

Contact: Rajeev Maini (02) 9873 8592


SITUATION VACANT Commonwealth Heritage Manager, KAVHA

The Norfolk Island and Jervis Bay Territory Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is looking for an experienced manager of cultural heritage sites, to lead the conservation, protection, and improvement of Norfolk Island’s Kingston and Arthurs Vale Heritage Area (KAVHA). KAVHA is one of the 11 sites that make up the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

The job description and information on how to apply can be found on the Department website.

Application deadline: 11.59pm AEDT, Sunday 21 October 2018


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Manager, RPS Group, Melbourne

Job Description

Are you ready for the next step in your career? RPS is looking to appoint a Heritage Manager who will play a key role in contributing to and identifying opportunities for the Heritage team to grow and expand their capabilities.

The Heritage Manager will also contribute to the Melbourne Heritage team by providing high quality technical and client management skills. As well as, working closely with the General Manager and Heritage Discipline Leader to provide operational support and functional reporting in order to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the Melbourne heritage team

This exciting opportunity will allow you to take that next step in your career whilst still directly contributing to existing and future projects throughout Melbourne.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Download the RPS Group_Heritage Manager, VIC position description.


SITUATION VACANT Architect, Hocking Heritage Studio, Perth

About the business and the role

Hocking Heritage Studio is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specialising in heritage architecture, urban design and strategic planning. Our reputation and expert knowledge of heritage and planning is recognised by the industry and local authorities and makes us highly sought after.

This role will suit an Architect who has a proven track record of running projects independently from start to finish with the support of a dedicated team. Experience with working within the heritage field would be an advantage. We have projects throughout the state and the successful candidate may be required to travel. Initially a fixed-term contract, with opportunity for long-term employment.

For more information, see the Hocking Heritage Studio, Architect (Aug 2018) position description.


SITUATION VACANT Architect, Purcell, Sydney

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 Sydney team is looking for a full time Architect 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 Sydney 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.


SITUATION VACANT Architect, 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 Architect 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.


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!





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