Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 865


  1. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, 26 February 2019
  2. [NEW ITEM] The Trust Talks: The (un)remarkable house – stories of our homes, 22 March, Glass House Mountains
  3. [NEW ITEM] George Alexander Foundation International Fellowships – applications open and close 22 March
  4. [NEW ITEM] National Trust Heritage Awards – entries open and close 31 March
  5. [NEW ITEM] Telling the Eureka story – take the survey
  6. [NEW ITEM] Volunteer in Sri Lanka as a Heritage Adviser and make a difference
  7. [NEW ITEM] Public lecture: Tourism: A good servant, A bad master, 4 March, Uni of Tasmania
  8. [NEW ITEM] Sirius Watch Day, Sydney, 9 March
  9. [NEW ITEM] International conference “Religion and Pilgrimage sites – Conservation challenges”, Florence, 28 February – 1 March 2019
  10. [NEW ITEM] PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project – applications open
  11. [NEW ITEM] Labor will protect and celebrate NSW heritage – Hon Penny Sharpe MLC media release
  12. [NEW ITEM] 9th Lapita conference, Papua New Guinea, 15-18 October 2019 – call for proposals
  13. [NEW ITEM] 15th OWHC World Congress, Krakow, 2-5 June 2019
  14. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news
  15. [NEW ISSUE] CIAV newsletter
  16. [NEW ISSUE] News from Réseau Art Nouveau Network
  17. [NEW ISSUE] SBH newsletter









1. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, 26 February 2019

Tourism at Mogao Grottoes: a good servant, a bad master
Presented by Drs Neville Agnew & Martha Demas

The World Heritage site of the Mogao Grottoes is China’s preeminent ancient Buddhist site on the Silk Road, comprising nearly 500 cave temples (4th and 14th centuries) with magnificent wall paintings and sculpture. The Getty Conservation Institute has been working with the Dunhuang Academy since 1989 on strategies to conserve and manage the site. Having flourished for a thousand years and survived abandonment for four centuries, the site faces a new threat from mass tourism leading to an unsustainable situation for management and an uncomfortable and unsatisfying experience for visitors, as well as causing irreparable damage to the fragile, ancient Buddhist art. This talk will look at a visitor management approach that began in 2000 and whether it has been a success.

Dr Martha Demas is a senior project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). Since1990 she has been involved in many of the institute’s international field projects in China, Egypt, the Mediterranean, Belize, and Tanzania. She has a principal interest in conservation and management of archaeological sites, with a recent focus on visitor management and carrying capacity.

Dr Neville Agnew is a senior principal project specialist at the GCI. At the Getty his initial work was in earthen architectural preservation research, and later responsible for many early field projects of the institute in China, Egypt, and other countries. He is completing the project for the conservation of the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings and exploring ways to develop a network of professionals and private enthusiasts for the protection and promotion of rock art.

When: Tuesday 26 February, 2019 at 5.00pm

Where: Junior Medical Officer’s House Conference Room (the building behind the house), Port Arthur Historic Site

For more information on the talk call (03) 6251 2324.

Download the ‘Tourism at Mogao Grottoes’ talk flyer.


2. [NEW ITEM] The Trust Talks: The (un)remarkable house – stories of our homes, 22 March, Glass House Mountains

This Trust Talk brings together two charismatic speakers to delight you with the remarkable stories and heritage of Queensland’s (un)remarkable homes. Our speakers will uncover the secrets, scandals and stories hidden in our homes and walk you through the odyssey of Brisbane’s suburbs. Bankfoot House, the location of our Trust Talk, is remarkable for its everyday vernacular architecture and ordinary items that we can relate to our own experiences.

Date & time: 22 March – 5pm drinks & canapes, 6pm start, 7.30pm finish
Venue: Bankfoot House – 1998 Old Gympie Rd, Glass House Mountains QLD
Cost: from $11.53

More information is available at this link***.

Book online

*** READERS PLEASE NOTE: the National Trust website seems to be experiencing issues at the moment. They have been alerted to this and hopefully this link will be operational at some stage later today.


3. [NEW ITEM] George Alexander Foundation International Fellowships – applications open and close 22 March

The George Alexander Foundation and the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering three (5) international applied research Fellowships in the amount of $10,000 (less GST) each.

The 2019 George Alexander Foundation International Fellowship provides an opportunity for individuals aged between 18-35 years to acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in Australia. It is intended that the Fellowship will demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Australia.

Applications should focus on the following areas:

  • Environment and Sustainability (this area can include heritage)
  • Alternative Energy
  • Education

However, if you have an innovative Fellowship idea that sits outside these areas these will also be considered.

For more information, visit this link.

Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday 22 March 2019.


4. [NEW ITEM] National Trust Heritage Awards – entries open and close 31 March

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

Celebrating its 25th year, the National Trust Heritage Awards recognise and celebrate the beauty, innovation and creativity in best practice for heritage conservation, education and interpretation across New South Wales. The National Trust Heritage Awards also acknowledge advocacy campaigns and a lifetime of achievement, and of course the highly celebrated after Judge’s Choice Award.

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

Do you know any projects that have promoted or protected our unique heritage? 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).

Entries close 31 March.

*** READERS PLEASE NOTE: the National Trust website seems to be experiencing issues at the moment. They have been alerted to this and hopefully this link will be operational at some stage later today.


5. [NEW ITEM] Telling the Eureka story – take the survey

The City of Ballarat’s next step in planning for the future of the Eureka Centre is to engage our community and stakeholders in developing an Interpretation Plan, which will set a new vision and objectives for how we tell the Eureka story at this important place.

We need you to tell us what you love about the Eureka story, what we should retain about the Eureka Centre and Stockade Gardens and what you imagine for their future.

Visit the Telling the Eureka story website to have your say or request a hard copy questionnaire. The survey is open until Sunday 31 March.


6. [NEW ITEM] Volunteer in Sri Lanka as a Heritage Adviser and make a difference

Bridging Lanka is looking for people with a passion for heritage conservation and management, documentation of heritage values, heritage tourism and/or interpretation.

Bridging Lanka is a Sri Lankan-Australian non-government organisation operating in the Mannar District located on the north-west coast of Sri Lanka. The district is recovering from the country’s civil war from 1983-2009. Bridging Lanka leads critical projects that work towards improving the lives of people in the war-affected region.

After almost 30 years of no tourists, the Sri Lankan government has recently announced opportunities to boost tourism in Mannar. Mannar is historically rich with many of its heritage places remaining undocumented and even unidentified. Mannar’s heritage places have the capacity to become an important resource for the local Mannar community but volunteers are needed to help identify the opportunities.

The aim is to promote and enhance tourism of Mannar town and raise popular awareness of cultural heritage sites located within the town. The product sought is a self-guided walking / cycling tour of Mannar town showcasing sites of interest in the form of an illustrative pamphlet available in print and via the internet. Historic research, documentation, community consultation and interpretive thinking will be part of the task! If you are keen to get involved, contact Stephanie Harder via email.

Bridging Lanka is also hosting an information event this Saturday 23 February in the Community Hub at Docklands Library. If you would like to know more about the organisation, current projects and the possibility of volunteering, register via this link.

Historic overview of Mannar

During Sri Lankan’s ancient period, Mannar was the centre of international trade with connections as far as the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa qualified with archaeological excavations in the 1980s. Historic records refer to it as “the great emporium”. It was also internationally known for once producing the finest pearls in the world, highly sought after by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans. Today the ancient port is buried under the sands of time and the pearl fisheries have been fully exploited by colonial rulers.

The influence of Arab traders is visible across the island with ancient and grand Baobab trees native to Africa planted by traders as early as 700AD. Donkeys and ponies were also introduced but now roam wild on the Mannar island.  

Mannar is spiritually significant for its local Hindu temple, one of five historical temples devoted to the Hindu god, Shiva, and known to have existed for at least 1400 years. It has been subject to destruction during Portuguese occupation as well as the recent civil war, but locals have been devoted to its reconstruction and restoration following these turbulent times in its local history.

Mannar island has been occupied by three major colonial empires – Portuguese, Dutch and British, serving as a military outpost and trading centre up until the country’s independence from the British Colonial Empire in 1948. Colonial buildings and structures are scattered throughout the island and town, from townhouses and bungalows, to fortresses and lighthouses. Some are still occupied in Mannar town but many are left abandoned and require documentation and consultation with land owners.


7. [NEW ITEM] Public lecture: Tourism: A good servant, A bad master, 4 March, Uni of Tasmania

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority in conjunction with the College of Arts/Law at University of Tasmania is organising a lecture Tourism: A good servant, A bad master.  The lecture will be presented by Dr Martha Demas and Dr Neville Agnew of the Getty Conservation Institute and will look at issues around the impacts of visitation on cultural heritage places, focusing on the work Dr Demas and Dr Agnew have undertaken at the Mogao Grottoes in China.

Download the Tourism – A good servant, A bad master flyer.

Date & time: Monday 4 March, 6pm
Venue: University of Tasmania, Law Lecture Theatre 1, Sandy Bay Campus
Cost: free


8. [NEW ITEM] Sirius Watch Day, Sydney, 9 March

The World Monuments Watch Day for the Sirius Building at The Rocks, Sydney, will be held on Saturday 9 March 2019.

 Events for the day will be held in the Abraham Mott Community Hall, Argyle Place, Millers Point, and include: 

  • a symposium at 1pm to discuss the heritage values of Sirius with historian Mark Dunn
  • an exhibition of Sirius art works, plans and photos by students from Newcastle University, UTS, NIDA
  • music and stalls with Sirius artworks, jewellery and clothing for sale
  • bring a picnic to enjoy in Nita McCrae Park in front of the Abraham Mott Hall

Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Day.

World Monuments Fund Program Director Frank Sanchez will be in Australia in early March to promote the Sirius Watch Day. The Sirius Building is one of only two sites in Australia ever placed on the World Monuments Watch; the other being the Dampier Rock Art Complex in Western Australia, which was on the Watch in 2004, 2006 and 2008, before the threat of development was removed. 


9. [NEW ITEM] International conference “Religion and Pilgrimage sites – Conservation challenges”, Florence, 28 February – 1 March 2019

Who? Organizers

·         ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration (TheoPhilos)

·         ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Places of Religion and Ritual (PRERICO)

·         Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco-Life Beyond Tourism


‘Places of religion and pilgrimage’ are sites with specifically high sensitivity, carrying tangible as well as high non-tangible significance. Some are still in use for religious practices, while others are archaeological ruins or places no longer used for their original function. In some religions they still have religious significance, in others they do not, but continue to carry religious importance. Some of these sites are mainly places of memory, where structural significance is of secondary importance, many others have buildings which meet several criteria of historical, architectural, social and other significance. Many important sites of religious meaning serve regularly as places of religion and ritual, to some there is regular pilgrimage, yet many are at the same time tourism attractions. Very few active religious sites are managed by cultural heritage authorities – most are managed by religious authorities. All the above issues make sites of religious and ritual significance a specific category, with big challenges to the conservation community. Both scientific committees, TheoPhilos and PRERICO, have never discussed these issues and the coming conference is the first opportunity for both.

Three different areas need to be discussed for theoretical and practical purposes:

·         Definition of the religious and Pilgrimage sites, from the perspective of heritage protection – is it a category worth specific ethics, rules and consideration? Does it require different conservation considerations and Practices?

·         Specific theoretical and practical challenges facing the conservation and users communities regarding religious and pilgrimage sites

·         Tourism to religious and Pilgrimage sites – conflicts of functions, respecting the different uses and users. Conservators’ challenges


28 February – 1 March 2019

Where? Country, town, address

Italy, Florence, Auditorium al Duomo, Anfiteatro Andrzej Tomaszewski Hall, Via de’ Cerretani, 54

Official contact

Simone Giometti (Secretary General Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco) – email

More information

Official website


10. [NEW ITEM] PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project – applications open

Would you like to become part of a new generation of cultural heritage managers and planners? Would you like be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of cultural heritage? Then, the HERILAND partners would like to hear from you. Apply to undertake a doctorate in one of our 15 research and training projects in Italy, Israel, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands.

The European Training Network “Cultural HERItage and the planning of European LANDscapes” (HERILAND) invites applications for 15 PhD fellowships to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie ITN Action as part of the H2020 Programme of the European Commission. HERILAND is a consortium of high-profile universities, institutions with acknowledged heritage, landscape and planning expertise, civil society organizations and SMEs, located in Italy, Poland, Israel, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands.

More detailed information is available in the Heriland PhD positions document, at the HERILAND website and in the Heriland flyer.

Deadline for applications: 1 April 2019


11. [NEW ITEM] Labor will protect and celebrate NSW heritage – Hon Penny Sharpe MLC media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Hon Penny Sharpe MLC, dated 16 February 2019.

Read the Labor will protect and celebrate NSW heritage media release.


12. [NEW ITEM] 9th Lapita conference, Papua New Guinea, 15-18 October 2019 – call for proposals

The 9th Lapita conference will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 15-18 October 2019. The theme will be Lapita, forerunners and sucessors in Near Oceania and beyond.

Session proposals are invited – email Peter White with your proposal.

Download the 9th Lapita conference flyer.


13. [NEW ITEM] 15th OWHC World Congress, Krakow, 2-5 June 2019

The 15th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) as well as the General Assembly will be held in Krakow, Poland, from 2-5 June 2019.

This Congress is held under the premise of an international platform for mayors, policy makers and experts to share knowledge and experiences in the joint pursuit of public policies, government actions and alternatives to preserve, enhance and manage World Heritage Cities. This year’s meeting will give its participant the chance to promote a discussion about the following topic: “Heritage and Tourism: Local communities and visitors – sharing responsibilities”.

More information about this event can be found at this link.


14. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.


15. [NEW ISSUE] CIAV newsletter

Read the new CIAV* Newsletter – CIAV Newsletter No 43 – February 2019 note that this links to a PDF is approx 3MB in size).

* CIAV = International Committee for Vernacular Architecture


16. [NEW ISSUE] News from Réseau Art Nouveau Network

To read the latest news from the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, click here.


17. [NEW ISSUE] SBH newsletter

Read the new SBH* Newsletter – SBH e-news 2019-1

* SBH = International Committee for Shared Built Heritage




‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, Canberra, 14-17 November 2019 – call for sessions & workshops



Deadline: 15 March

The ‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, organised by the Heritage of the Air ARC Linkage project and Australia ICOMOS, is happy to announce its call for session and workshop proposals.

This conference will attract a diverse range of delegates from academia, industry, communities and aviation heritage enthusiasts. We welcome contributions that combine diverse, cross-cutting conversations and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Conference Session Proposals

In line with the overall conference theme ‘Modernism, Machines, Migration and Memories’ we invite sessions addressing concepts of aviation culture, history, heritage and design, in Australia and the region, broadly interpreted. Sessions may address the following questions:

  • How has aviation shaped, and been shaped by, the philosophies of modernism in diverse fields such as architecture, fashion and industrial design?
  • How does aviation relate to technological utopianism, technology and culture, surveillance, AI, airmindedness, more-than-human assemblages, vibrant materiality?
  • How has aviation created new kinds of communities: for example FIFO, transnational, corporate, and digital? How has aviation shaped migration globally and within Australia?
  • How has aviation been remembered, collected, conserved and imagined through the 20th century through combinations of futurism and nostalgia?

We also welcome innovative, interdisciplinary proposals that address these conference themes in unanticipated ways!

Session proposals may take a range of forms:

Paper Sessions: Proposed length of papers (full papers 20 mins, short papers 10 mins – inclusive of question time) and the number of papers and discussants to be included. Alternative format proposals are welcomed.

Panel Sessions: Panelists discuss a specific theme, project or set of relevant issues pertaining to conference themes.

Workshop Sessions: Roundtable or other workshop format.

Exhibitions: Displays, screenings or exhibitions relating to conference themes.

Proposals for sessions should be submitted by 15 March for review and notification of acceptance by end of March. The call for sessions will be followed by a call for papers in April. Acceptance of papers will be notified by end of April.

Your proposal should include: title, time (number of papers or time in 1 hour blocks), rationale (300 words), names of participants if known.

Send proposals to Ashley Harrison via email.

Download the call for sessions flyer and the conference leaflet.


Speaker announced | Jim Kerr Address | International Day on Monuments and Sites | 18 April 2019

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to announce that Professor Bruce Pascoe will deliver the 2019 Jim Kerr Address. Professor Pascoe is the author of Dark Emu—the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards ‘Book of the Year’ 2016.

  • ‘If we look at the evidence presented to us by the explorers and explain to our children that Aboriginal people did build houses, did build dams, did sow, irrigate and till the land, did alter the courses of rivers, did sew their clothes, and did construct a system of pan-continental government that generated peace and prosperity, then it is likely we will admire and love our land all the more.’ — Bruce Pascoe

Venue, date & time: Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House, 6:30pm, Thursday 18 April 2019

Tickets available soon. To reserve tickets or express interest in Alan Croker’s highly sought after pre-talk tour of the Opera House contact Don Wallace by email.


Historic Environment: Open Issue Call For Papers

The editors of Historic Environment, the refereed journal of Australia ICOMOS, encourage those undertaking critical interdisciplinary research in the field of cultural heritage and heritage conservation to put forward papers for publication in an open edition of the journal to be published during 2019.

Three issues of Historic Environment are published a year. Most issues are dedicated to special themes, but we also schedule open editions to include a more diverse range of current research. Recent issues of Historic Environment have covered themes including: ‘Heritage, Sustainability and Social Justice’; ‘Conflict and Compassion’; ‘Digital Heritage’; ‘Asian Cities: Heritage, Image-Making and Nation-Building’; and ‘Sites of Consumption on the Fringes of Urban Heritage’.

All articles submitted to Historic Environment are double-blind peer-reviewed, and the journal was ranked ‘A’ under the former ERA classification scheme.

Please submit 500 word proposals to the Editor, Dr Tracy Ireland by email by 1 March 2019.

Full papers from selected proposals will be required by 1 May 2019.

For further information about Historic Environment and the guide for contributors visit the Historic Environment page.




Jewish Museum of Australia exclusive member’s tour, 26 February, Melbourne

Enjoy a free and exclusive member’s tour of the exhibitions and back of house of the Jewish Museum of Australia and a short question and answer session with the museum’s curators.

Date: Tuesday 26 February
Time: 2pm-4pm
Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda
Cost: Free, Museums Australia (Victoria) members only





International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology, 17-21 June 2019, Bangkok – call for papers deadline 22 February

The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology is inviting papers on all aspects of archaeology in Southeast Asia until 22 February 2019.

The conference will be held from 17-21 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will consist of three days of paper presentations, a day of site visits, and a day of workshops.

Please go to the conference website for a full list of sessions, and propose your paper through the online form. While all presentation and proposals must be in English, you are also highly encouraged to submit an abstract and title in the appropriate Southeast Asian language.


Australian Historical Association conference, 8-12 July 2019, Queensland – call for papers deadline 28 February

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference
8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the centrality of history for engaging with community and family networks. Constructing livelihoods within an empire and a nation that have had a global reach, local communities have responded in diverse ways. The varieties of historical enquiry into this past enrich our understanding of Australian and world history.

We welcome paper and panel proposals on any geographical area, time period or field of history, on the conference theme ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’.

Abstracts due: 28 February 2019

For more information, visit the conference website.


CAMOC Annual Conference 2019, 2-5 September, Kyoto – call for papers deadline 1 March

Call for papers and travel grants for the CAMOC Annual Conference 2019, which will be held within ICOM Kyoto on 2-5 September 2019

For the Kyoto meeting, CAMOC has established several very interesting partnerships – with the Regional Alliance ICOM-ASPAC and the ICOM-DEMHIST – and prepared a programme overflowing with ideas, experiences and inspiration. The exciting theme of CAMOC 2019 Annual Conference, City Museums as Cultural Hubs – Past, Present and Future, is a catalyst for the diversity of participants we are seeking this year as we look to examine the potential of connections between past and future.

You will find a detailed description of our planned sessions and activities in these documents: CAMOC Annual Conference 2019 CfP and CAMOC Annual Conference 2019 CfP – submission form

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2019
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2019
Grant award notification: 10 April 2019

>>More about CAMOC


CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2019, Vienna – call for papers deadline 8 March

Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Monumental Computations: Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures
4-6 November 2019
Vienna, Austria

Call for proposals for sessions, round tables, workshops, and advanced archaeological trainings

In most countries, large urban development projects pose a challenge for organizations and individuals whose aim it is to preserve as much of the cultural heritage in the cities concerned as possible. Computational approaches are indispensable in all steps of a large urban development project because they:

– assist monument protection agencies in collaboration with urban planners to find the optimal compromise in terms of urban needs and preservation of known cultural heritage
– support the efficient documentation of monuments and archaeological sites before their destruction in the course of urban development activities
– include new and attractive methods of informing the public

A session proposal should identify a coherent topic within the broad theme outlined above.

More information about the call is available at this link.

Session organisers are responsible for soliciting high quality papers for the session and for overseeing the review process. Please note that for sessions consisting of 20 minute talks, contributors have to submit abstracts via this link.

Deadline for submissions: 8 March


Hungry Town Heritage Symposium, 11 March, Melbourne

Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Monday 11 March 2019, 9.15am-6.30pm

Join us for the annual ACAHUCH Labour Day Heritage Symposium. In 2019 we’ll explore new research into the value, purpose, form and history of spaces for the purchase, consumption and production of food. Dining trends come and go; the heritage of food consumption is often ephemeral. Fashions have embraced beer gardens, wineries, the celebrity chef, migrant cafes, the temperance movement, theatre restaurants, al fresco dining and more. In all cases design has played a crucial and formative part in shaping not only food culture or the built environment, but also social interaction itself. At Hungry Town we will discuss new understandings about the historical and heritage significance of the spaces and places of food.

Download the Hungry Town Flyer.

Bookings via this link.


The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games conference, Munich, 7-8 November 2019 – call for papers deadline 15 March

“The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games. Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion”
Munich, Olympic Park, 7-8 November 2019

A conference to be held by ICOMOS Germany and the City of Munich in November 2019 in cooperation with the Bavarian Heritage Conservation Authority and the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL). Using the example of the modern Olympic Summer Games, the event aims to analyse the role of sport in the modern society of the 20th century and explore and discuss the conservation chances and conflicts of Olympic Summer Game sites in a European and worldwide context.

For more information see the Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games_CfP.

Submission deadline: 15 March 2019


8th SSEASR Conference: Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, 13-16 June 2019 – call for papers deadline: 30 March

The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is organizing the 8th SSEASR Conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion on Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia. The conference is scheduled for 13-16 June 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

You are cordially invited to attend and present a paper on any subject covering the scope of the conference.

For more information visit the conference website.

The online registration form is at this link.

Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline: 28 February 2019
Panel Submission Closes: 15 February 2019
Last Submission of Abstract: 30 March 2019




Parramatta North Heritage Core – Registration of Interest invited and close 25 February

UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation’s vision is to inspire and enable the creation of extraordinary places.

In line with our vision, UrbanGrowth NSW is creating an aspirational place identity for Parramatta North’s publicly owned, nationally listed Heritage Core that is locally contextual, globally relevant and seeks to fill an unmet need in a rapidly developing urban landscape.

Submissions are now invited from organisations and individuals interested in working with us to realise the site’s potential.

We are looking for ideas for uses, programs, services and activities that could take place in buildings, and also the public spaces in between, to activate the Heritage Core.

Click here for more information and to submit your registration of interest today.

The Registration of Interest (ROI) has been extended for one week and will now close at 3pm on Monday 25 February 2019.


2020 World Monuments Watch – nominations open: deadline 1 March

Nominations are now open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch – a program that uses cultural heritage conservation to empower communities and improve the sustainability of their cherished sites. Every two years, with support of founding sponsor American Express, we partner with citizens, activists, and experts in the field to recognize and take action at 25 significant sites in need around the world. The result? More resilient communities, enhanced social inclusion, and new skills in the conservation field and beyond.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday 1 March 2019.


Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes (edited book) – call for papers deadline 1 March

CfP: Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes (edited book)
Edited by Christina Lee and Erik Champion (Curtin University)

We are soliciting contributions for an edited book that will explore the affective landscapes – both real and imaginary – in screen tourism.

Screen tourism is a burgeoning global industry whereby tourists visit locations that are featured in or are associated with film and television texts (e.g. filming locations, theme parks, the creator’s former abode). This simultaneously niche yet mainstream market has now extended the bucket list of travel destinations to include the likes of Westeros (Dubrovnik, Game of Thrones), Middle-earth (New Zealand, The Lord of the Rings), and Platform 9¾ (London, Harry Potter).

The book will explore how affective landscapes in screen tourism are sights/sites of transformation, play and possibility. It will broach a spectrum of topics, ranging from the tourist’s/fan’s affective response to place, to the strategic design of ventures to enhance the experiential through creating senses of place and narrative. The book will further advance discussions of the future potential of the industry (e.g. use of mixed/augmented reality).

Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes will be a comprehensive collection of essays by international scholars and screen tourism practitioners, opening up a space for dialogue between the academy and industry. This interdisciplinary book will be informed by fields including cultural studies, tourism studies, media studies, cultural heritage and visualisation studies.

Possible areas of research include (but are not limited to):

  • narrative and affective landscapes
  • liminal spaces
  • embodied experiences
  • themed experiences and places
  • augmenting place through technology
  • modes of reality
  • (popular) cultural heritage and authenticity
  • the screen tourist’s gaze
  • fandom communities and engagement

Chapters are expected to be approximately 6000–7500 words.

Proposals should be sent by email (in a Word document) to the Editors by 1 March 2019. This should include an abstract (250 words) and a short contributor bio (one paragraph including institutional affiliation, position and recent publications). Please note that the submission date for accepted papers is 4 October 2019.

Contributors, please address all inquiries and proposals to Dr Christina Lee by email.


Waverley Council’s 2019 Heritage and Design Awards – nominations close 1 March

Waverley’s Heritage and Design Awards acknowledge the building works, special accomplishments, projects and efforts which have furthered the goal of excellence in design and heritage conservation in Waverley. They recognise excellence and inspire better building design by promoting community awareness and acknowledging the architects and designers involved in enhancing distinctive character.

In 2019, a new category for Contribution has been established to recognise the efforts of an individual or group who have made a contribution to our heritage. This can include volunteers, professionals, organisations, community groups as well as events which showcase and promote our history, heritage and culture. Residents, owners, architects, designers, project managers and community groups are invited to nominate places and projects completed between 2017-2019 that meet the established eligibility criteria.


  • Contemporary Design: Any contemporary project or study, including the design of public places
  • Heritage: Any built heritage conservation project or study, or any adaptive reuse of a heritage structure
  • Contribution: Any individual or group who have made a contribution to our heritage

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit the Waverley Heritage and Design Awards webpage.

Contact: email the Heritage and Design Awards team.

Nominations close 1 March.


Inner West Council’s 2019 Built Environment Awards – submissions open until 3 March

Submissions are now open for Inner West Council’s 2019 Built Environment Awards.

The theme for 2019 is Reclaim and Restore.

The annual Awards celebrate Inner West Council’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. Council is specifically seeking imaginative and sensitive re-adaptions and renovations for the Marrickville Medal for Conservation, and creative eco-friendly buildings for the Sustainable Design Award.

The Inner West Built Environment Awards Marrickville Medal for Conservation – which has been awarded annually since 1995 – recognises building works that have positive conservation outcomes. This could include preservation, restoration, reconstruction, adaptation or interpretation. The more recent Sustainable Design Award celebrates sustainable building design and practice in the Inner West local government area.

All the winners in the above categories will be chosen by independent panels of experts and specialists in the fields of heritage, architecture, photography, and sustainable design.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 March 2019.

The awards will be held at Kirkbride Theatre and Foyer, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Rozelle on Saturday 4 May 2019.

For more information please contact the Awards team by email or go to the Inner West Council website.


Erasmus Mundus DYCLAM+ course on heritage and cultural landscapes – applications close 4 March

DYCLAM+ (Dynamics of Cultural Landscapes Heritage Memory and conflictualities) aims to educate within 2 years (120 ECTS) experts and managers on restoration activities, sustainable exploitation, valorisation and numerical mediation of heritage and cultural landscapes. They will be able to understand the complexity of heritage issues (conflicts of interest, overexploitation of cultural sites, ideological and geopolitical manipulation, war…).

This study programme meets the needs that are identified by the European Union, UNESCO, international agencies and local communities. Moreover, by its scientific and technical content, its innovative methodology, its team of high-level lecturers, and its multidisciplinary spirit, DYCLAM+ aims to educate adaptable and operational practitioners, with a high potential of employability.

This Master grants a mobility scheme between the University of Jean Monnet in France for the 1st semester, the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar in Portugal for the 2nd semester, and the University of Babes Bolyai in Romania for 3rd semester. Furthermore, for the 4th semester, students have the choice whether to join the University of Federico II in Italy or to join one of the associated partners, who come from 14 academic institutions from 13 countries (Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Haiti, Japan, Netherlands, Senegal, Spain, United States) and 10 territorial actors of development and heritage protection (Blue Shield, CUECB, ICONEM, Institute Terra e Memoria, Herity international, CCIA Sibiu, Edinburgh World Heritage, Boquilobo National Park, the city of Firminy, and the UNESCO Chair on territorial cultural management).

The Master’s capacity can go up to 30 students per year, granting a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in Planning, Urbanism, Humanities, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Political Sciences, and Law. The teaching major language is French. DYCLAM+ delivers a joint degree of 3 national diplomas from each country. In addition, depending on the mobility path on the 4th semester, whether the student can receive an Italian diploma or a certificate from the hosting associated partner.

For more information, visit the course website (please note this website is in French only).

Applications close 4 March.


Living Heritage Grants Program – Round 4 applications open 4 March 2019

Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage

Applications for Round 4 of the Victorian Government’s competitive community heritage grants program will open on 4 March 2019 and close on 10 May 2019.

Eligible applicants may apply for an amount between $20,000 and $200,000 per project, to fund conservation works to ‘at risk’ places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

To find out if you are eligible, read the 2019 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at the Living Heritage Program website.

The eligibility criteria include: requirements that the heritage place or object is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register; is ‘publicly accessible’; is for ‘eligible conservation projects’; and that the applicant is ‘eligible’ to apply.

Details on successfully funded projects in previous rounds, and more information, can also be found at the Living Heritage Program website or email the Living Heritage Grants Program team.


SA Heritage Grants Program – applications close 15 March

In South Australia, we value our heritage places and want them to be protected, re-vitalised and invested in so that they continue to give our communities character and connect people with the stories of our state.

We have a rich architectural, historical and cultural heritage in South Australia and the state government wants to see the potential of our heritage places maximised, either by seeing them restored, adaptively reused, or by investing in them as tourism destinations.

We need to work hard to protect our 2,295 state heritage listed places so they can be enjoyed by generations of South Australians to come.

The state government has committed half a million dollars of grants to owners of state heritage properties to help them undertake vital preservation and restoration works.

Two grant rounds will be open with $250,000 in funding for each. Up to $5,000 will be available for simple projects, $10,000 for complex projects and $20,000 for major projects.

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 15 March 2019.

You can find more information and the application guidelines at this link.

Application deadline: 15 March


Funding of up to $7,000 for humanities sector women available – EOI closes 15 March

Building on the success of last year’s ‘100 Days for Change’ campaign, Women & Leadership Australia is administering an initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector.

The campaign is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for humanities sector women; however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of March.

Expressions of Interest

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Friday 15 March.


PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative – UWA: applications close 5 April

This scholarship is part of a research initiative on the use of history and heritage to advance 21st Century Silk Roads trade and diplomatic ties across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean Region.

Launched in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to ‘revive’ the overland and maritime trading routes, commonly known as the Silk Roads, for the 21st century. Driven by a highly ambitious language of regional connectivity, BRI seeks to build infrastructure, energy, foreign policy and people-people ties across Asia, Europe and East Africa.

For more information visit the University of Western Australia website or contact Tim Winter by email.

Applications close 5 April.

NOTE: The project managers reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Graduate Architect, Design 5 – Architects, Sydney

Design 5, an inner city practice, specialises in built heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and associated new work. We have a broad range of interesting and challenging projects, primarily in NSW, from new structures in significant contexts, to detailed conservation work.

We are seeking a Graduate Architect with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience and an interest in conservation and adaptive reuse to join our team on a full time basis.  

The role includes:

·         assisting with design and documentation including DAs and construction

·         preparation of reports including Heritage Impact Assessments and CMPs

·         coordination of consultants and liaison with clients

Key attributes:

·         Minimum Bachelor of Architecture degree

·         Competence with CAD/Vectorworks or similar

·         Good communication skills including technical report writing/proof-reading, verbal communication

·         Confident attitude, highly motivated and willingness to contribute positively to the culture of the practice

An attractive salary package will be offered commensurate with level of experience. Our practice has a strong culture of fostering involvement through training and mentoring.

Please forward your CV by email to Design 5, prior to COB Monday 11 March 2019.


[NEW] TENDER OPPORTUNITY Conservation Management Plan – Old Blythewood, Pinjarra Western Australia

Closing Date: 5.00 PM, Friday 8 March 2019

The National Trust is seeking a consultant with experience in the preparation of conservation management plans to undertake a comprehensive review and update of the 1993 plan for the historic house Old Blythewood in Pinjarra, Western Australia. The scope of the project includes documentary evidence, assessment of significance, community consultation and preparation of conservation policies. The consultant will work with National Trust architects who will prepare the physical evidence components of the plan.

For a copy of the project brief, please contact Kelly Rippingale, Senior Manager Asset Management on (02) 9321 6088 or email Kelly.


SITUATION VACANT Research Assistant – Heritage Places, Extent Heritage, Sydney

About Extent Heritage

Extent Heritage is a leader in the field of cultural heritage management. Since 1998, our team has specialised in providing heritage and conservation advice for projects across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We work with clients in both the public and private sectors to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. We adopt a holistic approach to heritage management that balances the conservation needs of places against practical and timely commercial outcomes.

About the Role

The core business of our heritage places team broadly includes heritage advice and assessment, building conservation, interpretation, photographic documentation, and cultural heritage management.

This position will suit a highly motivated individual with well-developed research, writing and analytical skills, who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. An understanding of New South Wales heritage legislation will be highly regarded.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here.

Applications close COB Friday 22 February 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Advisor, Extent Heritage WA, Perth

About Extent Heritage WA

Extent Heritage WA is part of the Extent Heritage Pty Ltd family, respected heritage advisors to the public and private sectors across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our team provide frank and informed advice to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of various sizes and complexity. Our holistic, proactive and outcomes-focused approach to heritage management uncovers opportunities while balancing the conservation needs of places with practical and timely commercial outcomes.

About the Role

Extent Heritage WA has a permanent full-time opportunity for a Senior Heritage Advisor in our Perth office.

The Senior Heritage Advisor is responsible for carrying out a range of commercial consultancy projects, requiring skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, client liaison as well as key technical experience. The Senior Heritage Advisor will be required to undertake regular remote fieldwork throughout Western Australia and on occasion in other locations throughout Australia.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here.

Applications close COB Friday 22 February 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Executive Officer – Australian Convict Sites, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney

Job Title: Executive Officer – Australian Convict Sites
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Location: Parramatta
Employment Type: Temporary up to 6 months (28 hours per week)
Closing Date: 24/02/2019 – 11:59 PM

Purpose of the role

This is a rare and unique opportunity to make a contribution to one of Australia’s internationally recognised World Heritage cultural sites, the Australian Convict Sites. The Australian Convict Sites comprises 11 sites across Australia and is 1 of 19 World Heritage listed properties in Australia. The Property tells the story of the forced migration of convicts to penal colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries and the global developments in the punishment of crime in modern times.

You will be working closely with the site managers and relevant government representatives that make up the Australian Convict Sites Steering Committee. You will be providing essential support and coordination to deliver the Committee’s World Heritage obligations for the Property across NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania and Norfolk Island. Experience in committee secretariat support is essential, as is demonstrated experience in working collaboratively. Some travel will be required.


A tertiary qualification in heritage and/or extensive heritage experience is desirable. An understanding of World Heritage matters is also desirable, but not essential.


0428 966 416 – Rochelle Johnston, Manager Statewide Programs

More information is available at this link.


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, excellent project delivery skills, including the preparation of coherent, legible reports. 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, click on the GBA Heritage Consultant position description.

This position is full-time.


SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Lovell Chen, Melbourne

About Lovell Chen

Lovell Chen combines architects and designers with heritage consultants, planners, conservation specialists, historians, researchers, materials experts and other specialists in aspects of the built environment. We are a dynamic, innovative practice in the way we approach our work – bringing together strategic thinking, design skills, technical expertise, research and experience.

We are looking for an experienced Conservation Architect to join our team of dedicated heritage and conservation specialists to work on a broad range of heritage structures throughout Australia.

You should have an in-depth knowledge, technical expertise and experience in the conservation and restoration of historic structures. Technical knowledge of the repair and conservation of materials such as stone, masonry, stucco and plaster is a requirement.

Expected experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Master of Architecture (or Bachelor equivalent)
  • Post Graduate studies in Architectural Conservation or Materials Conservation an advantage

Immediate start available. The salary is negotiable and will be based on your skill level and experience.

Please forward your CV to Lovell Chen by email.




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