Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 855


  1. [NEW ITEM] Best of Archaeology talk, 4 December, Perth
  2. [NEW ITEM] International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage, 7-9 May 2019, Madrid – call for contributions
  3. [NEW ITEM] Heritage South Australia is compiling a Register of Heritage Trades and Contractors
  4. [NEW ITEM] A focus for Africa symposium, 23-28 January, Ethiopia
  5. [NEW ITEM] REGISTRATION OPEN: Training for Trainers Life Beyond Tourism, Jan-Feb 2019
  6. [NEW ITEM] ADVANCE NOTICE: National Trust (NSW) 2019 Heritage Awards – entries will open 7 January 2019
  7. [NEW ITEM] 2019 South Australia’s History Festival registrations now open
  8. [NEW ITEM] News from Sydney Living Museums
  9. [NEW ITEM] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin










1. [NEW ITEM] Best of Archaeology talk, 4 December, Perth

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), Heritage Perth, the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI), are proud to be collaborating together to bring you an evening of talks on ‘The Best of Archaeology in Western Australia.’ 

Dr Joe Dortch (UWA CRAR+M), Dr Sven Ouzman (UWA CRAR+M) and David Bunting (BHP Heritage) will each be speaking on different subjects about archaeology in Western Australia. 

Q&A, wine and nibbles will follow.

WHEN: Tuesday 4 December, from 5:30-8.00pm

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

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided – please register by following this link.

Note: Doors from the lobby will close at 6pm. Please arrive anytime before that otherwise call Flavia Kiperman – more details in the The Best of Archaeology in Western Australia flyer.


2. [NEW ITEM] International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage, 7-9 May 2019, Madrid – call for contributions

The International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage will take place in Madrid, organized by the EKABA Foundation and with the participation of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage.

The Symposium will focus on safety in cultural assets, paying special attention to visitors. The Symposium key speakers will be: Glenn Boornazian, Joäo Carrilho da Graça, Mohamed Es Semmar, Jose María Ezquiaga, Gunny Harboe, Ward Miller, Pedro Salmerón, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Ana Tostões, Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero and Antoine Wilmering.

You may send your contribution to the Symposium by 15 December 2018, following the instructions at the symposium website.

For more information, including the updated program, as well as for those who might be interested in attending and as there are limited places, please register through the symposium website.


3. [NEW ITEM] Heritage South Australia is compiling a Register of Heritage Trades and Contractors

If you have experience working on heritage projects you are invited to apply for our Register so we can share your details with thousands of heritage owners across South Australia. The Register of Heritage Trades and Contractors will be made available to local Councils and all State and local heritage owners, and will help to support the soon-to-be-launched SA Heritage Grants Program. Be part of the solution to conserve and activate our State’s remarkable heritage.

We are looking for experienced:

  • Heritage tradespeople and contractors such as stonemasons, painters, carpenters, roofers, fencers, glaziers, floor restorers, conservation specialists and ornate plasterers.
  • Architects and Heritage Professionals who prepare heritage documentation and advice such as Conservation Management Plans and Heritage Impact Statements.
  • Suppliers of heritage materials and products such as lime mortar, reclaimed stone and bricks, recycled fireplaces and joinery, corrugated-iron, heritage paints, etc.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of conservation architects and heritage specialists. Successful applicants will be selected based on evidence of experience, including quality of previous projects/products and references provided by relevant heritage professionals or heritage owners. The Register will also promote contractors who support specialised training via apprenticeships, etc.

Applications are NOW OPEN and can be made at any time

Apply by 14 December 2018 and you will be considered for the first edition of the Register to be launched by Christmas. This Register will be promoted to all heritage owners as part of the launch of the SA Heritage Grants scheme in December 2018.

Please apply via the website .

If you have any questions please contact Alison Othen by email.


4. [NEW ITEM] A focus for Africa symposium, 23-28 January, Ethiopia

The ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IWC) Symposium « A focus for Africa » will take place from 23-28 January 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

For more information, click on the links below.

Email contacts


5. [NEW ITEM] REGISTRATION OPEN: Training for Trainers Life Beyond Tourism, Jan-Feb 2019

Registration is now open for the Intensive Course Training for Trainers Life Beyond Tourism to be held on 28 January – 1 February 2019 in Florence.

The five-day intensive course is conducted by the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism created by the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco. It is dedicated to a deeper understanding of the ethos, Model and Movement Life Beyond Tourism, along with its best practices and operational instruments – all oriented towards the sustainable development of territories through a conscious management of cultural and natural heritage, transforming the tourism based on services and consumption to the travelling based on values of knowledge and dialogue. Moreover, the participants will have a chance to discover the Florentine context, in which the Movement was born, as well as some of the traditional cultural expressions and representatives of Learning Communities.

To register at the next course 28 January – 1 February 2019, visit the Intensive Courses Training for Trainers Life Beyond Tourism website.  


6. [NEW ITEM] ADVANCE NOTICE: National Trust (NSW) 2019 Heritage Awards – entries will open 7 January 2019

The National Trust (NSW) is calling for submissions for the 2019 Heritage Awards.

Celebrating the 25th year of the National Trust Heritage Awards, which recognise and celebrate outstanding heritage projects across NSW and includes the prestigious Judge’s Choice Award.

The winners will be announced at the National Trust Heritage Awards Ceremony on 10 May 2019 at Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney.

Visit the National Trust Heritage Awards website for further information including key dates, entry criteria, award categories and the process for individual nominations.

For further enquiries please call (02) 9258 0112 or email National Trust (NSW).


7. [NEW ITEM] 2019 South Australia’s History Festival registrations now open

Registrations for South Australia’s History Festival 2019 are now open.

The 2018 Festival program included more than 660 events across the state presented by approximately 370 event organisers and had an overall attendance of 139,000 people.

2019 will be the 16th History Festival and as always, it will include a vast and expansive variety of activities, tours and engaging opportunities for South Australians to immerse themselves in the history of this great state. From songs to slide-shows, bus tours to bushwalks and in venues ranging from galleries to graveyards, the events are always fascinating. On 27-28 April, the History Festival will celebrate South Australia’s stunning architectural history with an Open Doors weekend. Heritage building owners have the opportunity to open their doors and share their stories with tours, talks, children’s activities, performances or displays.

From heritage organisations, museums, archives, community and cultural organisations to universities, libraries and schools as well as churches, galleries, businesses, cemeteries, gardens, government agencies and owners of heritage-listed places, if your community has a story to tell, this is the perfect opportunity to share it. 

Registrations close on 7 February 2019, so register now at the South Australia History Festival website to secure your spot in this year’s History Festival program.


8. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums

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


9. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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




GA 2020 – EOI Invited for Sydney-based Official Side Events

Expressions of interest are invited for the hosting of Sydney-based official ‘side events’ to be held between 1 and 11 October 2020 as part of the Twentieth Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS, which will be held in Sydney (GA 2020).

(Separate Expressions of Interest will be invited for GA2020 events that are not based from Sydney, in March 2019).

There will be opportunities to present official GA 2020 side events immediately before (1 – 5 October) and after (10 – 11 October) the core General Assembly and Scientific Symposium – including the period when official ICOMOS meetings are in progress. There may also be capacity for a small number of side events, such as early-morning tours or lunchtime discussions, during the core General Assembly and Scientific Symposium period.

‘Official’ side events will be included in the GA 2020 program and registration process and scheduled to have regard to the timing of other GA 2020 events. Such events might include:

• Site visits

• Functions

• Excursions

• Workshops and facilitated discussions

The theme of GA 2020 is ‘shared cultures – shared heritage – shared responsibility’ and official side events should reflect this theme.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from Australia ICOMOS members, and both government and non-government organisations who would be prepared to offer a GA2020 side event, on the basis that the GA2020 organisation will arrange bookings, and any necessary transport, and the host will provide venues and program content, including any necessary staffing, support materials or catering.

Expressions of interest should include the following information:

  • name and contact details of the proposed host (person / people / group / organisation)
  • background, size, experience and capability of the organisation
  • name and nature of the proposed event, including an indicative program
  • 50 word ‘promotional paragraph’ for the proposed event
  • timing and duration; (eg. all day, morning; whether event can be repeated, if there is demand)
  • proposed event venue and transport requirements
  • participant numbers, including any requirements, restrictions, limits or opportunities
  • proposed catering arrangements
  • support or funding requirements (if any)
  • how and why the proposed side event aligns with the GA 2020 theme

Expressions of interest should be of no more than 4 pages in length and should be sent by 5pm, Friday 30 November 2018 to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email.

The EOIs received will be evaluated by the GA2020 Executive Committee, having regard to the GA2020 program content and schedule, as well as the proposed host, resource implications and potential to align with the GA 2020 theme.




Photogrammetry for Archaeological Consulting Workshop, 24 November, Sydney

Photogrammetry for Archaeological Consulting Workshop
Presented by Andrew Wilkinson
Saturday 24 November 2018, 9am
The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre

This one day workshop is designed as an intensive course to introduce the basics of photogrammetry and how this technique can be applied in archaeological consulting. The workshop will cover the application of photogrammetry in archaeology, how to capture the subject, how to process images, and applications for presenting a final product.

Presented by the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI).

For more information, download the AACAI Photogrammetry workshop flyer.

Cost: AACAI members $150, Non‐AACAI members $200

Bookings: via this link


AACAI 2018 conference, NSW, 25 November

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc 2018 Conference
“Innovating cultural heritage management: Envisaging a shared future for our pasts”

Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Rd Little Bay (La Perouse) NSW 2036
25 November 2018

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


Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Tuesday 27 November

The Cultural Heritage Asia Pacific Network at Deakin University, in association with Routledge series editors, Professor Laurajane Smith and Professor William Logan, are pleased to invite you to our final Cultural Heritage seminar of 2018.

Routledge’s Key Issues in Cultural Heritage Books Launch

This is a free event, but bookings are essential via this link. Places are strictly limited, so please book early.

Key issues in cultural heritage are critical to cultural experiences in the 21st century. How are key institutions, agencies and practitioners managing cultural heritage in different parts of the world? What do scholars make of this? What are the challenges facing the heritage field over the next 5-10 years?

Professor Lynn Meskell (Stanford University) will talk about these issues. Please join us as we welcome Professor Meskell, as well as Professor Andrea Witcomb (Alfred Deakin Institute), and the editors of some of the six books launched in 2018:

  • Emotion, Affective Practices and the Past in the Present (editors Laurajane Smith, Margaret Wetherell & Gary Campbell)
  • Gender and Heritage (editors Vera Grahn & Ross Wilson)
  • Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage (editors Christoph Antons & William Logan)
  • Managing Heritage in Africa (editors Webber Ndoro, Shadreck Chirikure & Jeanette Deacon)
  • Safeguarding Intangible Heritage (editors Natsuko Akagawa & Laurajane Smith)
  • World Heritage and Sustainable Development (editors Peter Bille Larsen & William Logan)

For more information about Routledge series, please visit this link: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage.

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018 (please note change of usual day)

Time: 4.30pm – 6.15pm (drinks and light refreshments will be provided from 4.30pm)

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.

Further enquiries: contact Antonio Gonzalez via email


History, Heritage and Housing Forum with a screening of ‘Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’, 29 November, Sydney

The History, Heritage and Housing forum at Redfern Town Hall on 29 November at 6.00-9.00pm will bring together contemporary issues and those of the past. Join our panel of experts as they present a range of perspectives and disentangle the web of issues relating to heritage, development, conservation, sustainability and liveability.

For more information and to book visit this link.


Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects talk (plus AGM), 30 November, Sydney

The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT Inc (in association with The Art Deco and Modernism Society of NSW & ACT Inc) presents:

Scott Robertson on the work of Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects, 1953-1977

Friday 30 November 2018
AIA Tusculum Auditorium, Potts Point
AGM at 6:15 for 6:30 pm Scott Robertson’s Talk at 7.15pm

Scott Robertson is the son of architect Bruce Robertson and grew up living next door to his father’s iconic architecture studio on top of the bluff at Seaforth. Bruce Stewart Robertson was in partnership with Thomas Joseph (“Jack”) Hindmarsh from 1953 until 1977 and the firm, B.S. Robertson & Hindmarsh, designed houses, town houses, garden apartments, high rise apartments and factories. Scott will discuss the work of the firm from 1953 until he joined the firm in 1977.

Cost: C20th / Art Deco & Modernism Society Members: FREE; Non-Members: $25; Non-Member Concession $15 pp

Download the Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects talk flyer for more information and details on how to book – please note: for catering purposes please book by Monday 26 November.


Z ward Archaeological Excavation and Workshop, 4-8 March 2019, South Australia

Z ward Archaeological Excavation and Workshop
Glenside, South Australia
4-8 March 2019

Presented by Stefanie Blackmore and Erin Finnegan of Environmental Resource Management (ERM).

This 3-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to be involved in an urban archaeological excavation at one of South Australia’s most iconic state heritage-listed sites, Z ward for the Criminally Insane at Glenside Hospital.

This practical, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to some of the issues encountered when undertaking excavation work at heritage-listed properties and will acquaint you with the key methods employed in archaeological heritage management.

The workshop focuses on the process of heritage resource management, from project inception and basic archaeological assessment, to a true ‘field experience’ with site test trenching led by professional archaeologists. The aim is to teach participants to think strategically about project design, project implementation and project management.

Course Cost: $1900 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, and learning materials)

Further information is available at this link.

For bookings email Mitch.

NOTE: even though the lead time for this workshop seems long, it is expected to book out this year.


SAVE THE DATE: International Day on Monuments and Sites | 18 April 2019 | Jim Kerr Address

The 2019 Jim Kerr Address will be given in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 18 April 2019.

The theme of International Day on Monuments and Sites in 2019 is rural cultural landscapes. Speaker to be announced shortly.

The International Day on Monuments and Sites falls on the eve of the Easter public holidays and is a great opportunity for those from outside Sydney to visit, catch up with colleagues and celebrate the day in a World Heritage place.


2019 Australian Heritage Festival

The Australian Heritage Festival is on again from 18 April-19 May 2019, exploring the theme, Connecting People, Places and the Past. The Festival will bring to life all chapters of Australian culture and history, relaying the diverse and distinctive experiences that individually define our communities. In particular, the Festival will focus on the role of storytelling to consider how different communities enjoy, commemorate and celebrate the places most special to them. Heritage organisations and community groups are invited to participate in the Festival by registering their own event. To find out more visit the Australian Heritage Festival website.




21st Assembly and International Symposium of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, “Heritage as a Builder of Peace”, 1-3 March 2019 – call for abstracts: deadline 30 November

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.


National Church Architecture Symposium 2019, 6-8 February 2019, ACU’s Melbourne Campus

Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also
ACU’s Melbourne Campus
6 – 8 February 2019

The National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board (NLAAB) and Australian Catholic University (ACU) Centre for Liturgy invite you to an upcoming symposium, with the theme Where Your Treasure is, There Will Your Heart Be Also: A Symposium on Catholic Liturgical Heritage – Architecture, Art, Artefacts.

This symposium is for all those who care about the places of Catholic worship, including clergy, parishioners, architects, artists, teachers, liturgists, designers, theology and architecture students, academics and anyone with an interest in architecture, art, artefacts and heritage. It will provide you with an opportunity to consider the history, heritage value, liturgical suitability and merit of Australian Church architecture and art.

For more information, visit the symposium website.




Heritage Skills Initiative – Sector Analysis survey

The Heritage Skills Initiative project (ISSI) is asking tradespeople, heritage professionals and artisans with experience in advanced and traditional skills to undertake a short survey. The purpose of the survey is to create a data driven baseline of the sector which will be used to map progress and focus future goals. Survey questions are designed to gather opinions around educational needs, level of “risk” for individual trades, ideas for professional development and to create a map of engagement at a national scale. This is an excellent opportunity to represent your trade, express your opinions and help focus the project for the future. Please follow the link below to complete the survey, which should take around 10 minutes.

Click here to access the survey.


Experimenting With Archaeology – UWA Summer School, January 2019

The University of Western Australia is running its Summer School course in archaeology for the second year. It involves a one-week intensive course from 14-18 Jan 2019 and online lectures and assessments.

The course is called Experimenting With Archaeology and anyone may enrol – it is intended to update undergraduates and professionals alike on archaeological techniques and methods relevant to looking after heritage.

The major assessment is submission of a heritage management plan for a chosen site in the Swan River catchment. The cost for the full assessed course is $805.

Check out full details at this link.


Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize – nominations open & close 30 November

About the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize

This prize is awarded every second year to a city that is a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), and that has distinguished itself by its achievement toward the conservation, enhancement or management of property on the World Heritage List.

The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize was created in honour of the Founding President of the OWHC, an international organization whose seat is in Québec, Canada. Mayor of Québec from 1989 to 2005, Mr Jean-Paul L’Allier demonstrated through his initiative that he cared for the cultural and heritage development of his city. A strong leader, he helped bring together all the world heritage cities with the creation of the OWHC.

The cities that wish to submit their candidacies have until 30 November 2018 to do so. The name of the winning city will be officially revealed on 2 June 2019, at the opening ceremony of the 15th World Congress of the OWHC, in Krakow, Poland.

>>Submit a candidacy and other information


2019 Western Australian Heritage Awards: nominations close 7 December 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

The awards showcase excellence in revitalising heritage places, setting standards for interpretation, conservation and adaptive reuse.

Nominate your heritage champions by 4pm, Friday 7 December 2018.

More information here.


National Trust of Australia (Victoria) EOI for Public Art Expert Advisory Committee: deadline – 21 December 2018

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (National Trust) is calling for Expressions of Interest from interested experts and professionals for membership of the Public Art Expert Advisory Committee, which advises the National Trust Heritage Committee on advocacy issues. The Heritage Committee, a standing committee of the National Trust Board, guides the Trust’s advocacy work.

Due Date: Friday 21 December 2018
Contact: Jessica Hood, Community Advocate Environmental Heritage, email Jessica, ph: (03) 9656 9823

The Public Art Expert Advisory Committee works to increase the understanding, protection and appreciation of public art in Victoria and supports best practice in its conservation and enhancement. The committee does this through raising awareness of public art values, issues, threats and opportunities and in advocating for the protection and enhancement of public art. The committee also prepares classifications for significant works of public art and assists in the preparation of policies on current public art issues.

Expressions of Interest

EOIs must include a resume detailing qualifications and experience, and a one-page statement detailing the applicant’s proven commitment to public art protection, promotion and/or advocacy.

We are particularly looking for members with Public Art expertise in the following areas:

• Art conservation
• Art practice
• Community engagement
• Planning
• Urban Design & Place making
• Planning and Environmental Law
• Heritage Architecture
• Art History

Commitment Required

Expert Advisory Committees meet quarterly and report to the Heritage Committee. Meetings are generally held from 5-7pm at Tasma Terrace in East Melbourne. The 2019 committee meeting schedule will be confirmed in late 2018. National Trust staff may call on committee members for feedback and advice throughout the year. The Heritage Committee would also like to establish a register of experts and professionals who would be willing to contribute on an ad-hoc basis, be available to be called on for specific projects, advice or hearings.



Change Over Time journal, Spring 2020 issue – call for abstracts: deadline – 4 January 2019

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites abstract submissions for the Spring 2020 issue.

9.2 SOUNDING HERITAGE | Guest Editor: Pamela Jordan

Material heritage is not constrained merely to what we see – what we hear conveys a broad range of information essential to shaping and recalling a sense of place. Sounds can enhance or dominate emplaced experience and be used to test, analyze, and sensorially reconstruct heritage. Yet the many roles played by sound remain largely unexamined in conservation practice. This issue seeks to draw together the various dimensions and neglected possibilities of sound in heritage towards their greater consideration in theory and practice.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 4 January 2019.

For more detailed information, see the COT Sounding Heritage CFA_FINAL.


Architectural finishes training course, WA, February 2019 – register by 11 January 2019

We invite you to join a practical 5 day workshop to learn professional colour investigation techniques.

Led by Dr Donald Elsmore, you will investigate historic colour schemes at Woodbridge in small teams of four. You will learn a technique to record paint and plaster samples by resin mounting these samples in a laboratory setting at the University of Western Australia. Information is provided in themed discussions with visual presentations, practical activities and site visits. The foundation research tools of paint sampling and photomicroscopy will be applied by participants at Woodbridge.

For more information, download the Architectural finishes training course flyer.

Participant fee $800 inc GST; Student Fee $500 inc GST
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

One 5 day program: 9am, Monday 11 February 2019 to 2pm, Friday 15 February 2019

Woodbridge, Ford St, Woodbridge, WA
University of Western Australia, Crawley

Essential by 11 January 2019 – places are limited to 20 participants – register via this link


National Policy on Indigenous Places Survey – invitation to participate; deadline 31 January 2019

Over the last ten years, there has been an emerging crisis regarding the preservation of Indigenous heritage places, as revealed by the national State of the Environment (SOE) reporting process, which looked at cultural as well as natural heritage Australia-wide. The 2016 SOE report has described these places as under incremental pressure.

Please take part in an online survey regarding whether the dismantling of Whitlam initiatives, active up until 2004 (eg. the Australian Heritage Commission and its grants program and the Register of the National Estate), has reduced or enhanced the effectiveness of national policy on Indigenous places.

The survey is being carried out by Prof Hilary du Cros as part of a study funded by the Whitlam Institute, within Western Sydney University. It is investigating aspects of the last 45 years of national policy on Indigenous places and will result in a consultation paper and an academic article on national policy on Indigenous places. This survey targets all groups of stakeholders concerned with the management of Australian Indigenous heritage places. The survey provides an opportunity for various stakeholder groups to share their views throughout the nation on how Indigenous heritage places policy can be enhanced.

The survey should only take about 15-20 minutes to complete and your response would be recorded anonymously. Please take the survey by clicking on this link.

The survey will be open until 31 January 2019.

If you have any questions prior to completing the survey, please email Hilary du Cros.




First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis – free download

When disasters strike, local communities are the first to try and safeguard their cultural heritage, however their ability to intervene is often greatly reduced during complex and multi-faceted humanitarian crises. At the same time, first responders may not always be aware of what is culturally important, and they often lack the training to handle heritage objects and structures, and meet the specific needs of those who bear traditional knowledge.

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis is a two-part publication created for the various actors involved in an emergency. It provides a practical method and a set of ready-to-use tools for securing endangered cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. The user-friendly workflows help readers to plan and implement coordinated cultural rescue and risk reduction operations that involve local communities, heritage custodians, emergency responders and humanitarians.

Click on the link below for more information and to access the downloads.

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (handbook & toolkit), ICCROM & Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, 2018




[NEW] EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Archaeologists (casual pool), Extent Heritage

Calling for Expressions of Interest

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

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

We are seeking expressions of interest from archaeologists who would like to be considered for our casual pool which will resource the wide range of projects running throughout the business across Australia. Potential opportunities will arise where we require additional field experts to assist across Indigenous and historical archaeological projects. If you are interested in being considered for this casual pool, please complete our 5-minute form with your relevant details by clicking on this link.

We look forward to hearing from you.


SITUATION VACANT Graduate and Heritage Consultants, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture has vacancies for both Graduate and Heritage Consultant roles to assist with a large variety of work and projects. Great office environment. Based in Cremorne and close to public transport. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email CV to Mark Stephenson or give Mark a call on (03) 9421 5448 for an informal chat or further information.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Context, Melbourne

Context is excited to offer a dynamic and experienced heritage consultant an opportunity to contribute to our growing business. This is a full-time position based Melbourne. We are prepared to consider applicants who are seeking part-time opportunities.

About Context

Context is part of the vibrant and progressive GML Heritage consultancy group with offices in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne (Context). We collaborate with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. Our motivated multidisciplinary team has expertise in built heritage, urban and heritage planning, cultural landscapes, industrial heritage, historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology, cultural heritage management, history, collections, community values, consultation, and interpretation. We have an outstanding portfolio of challenging and exciting projects and you will work alongside experienced practitioners in an engaged and supportive environment.

The Position

In this position you will provide high level heritage advice across a range of heritage services, including provision of statutory and strategic heritage advice, heritage assessments, conservation management plans, heritage impact assessments and other heritage related services.

For detailed information about this opportunity, visit this link.

If you are keen to join the Context team, send a covering letter, addressing the requirements of the position description, and stating why you feel this role would be a good fit for you, along with your CV to Annabel Neylon via email.


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, 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.




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