Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 866


  1. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Experts Launch ICOMOS GA2020
  2. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS General Assembly 2020 – Call for Expressions of Interest: GA2020 Scientific Committee (Australian Members)
  3. [NEW ITEM] Call for Entries: 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
  4. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Talk Series, 14th March
  5. [NEW ITEM] 2019 Ballarat Heritage and Design Excellence Awards – Nominations close 1 April, 2019
  6. [NEW ITEM] CIPA International Symposium, Ávila, Spain, 1-5 September 2019 – Deadline Extended
  7. [NEW ITEM] Confirmation of Candidature Presentation, Bond University
  8. [NEW ITEM] International Conference, “digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective”, Shanghai 23-24 November, 2019
  9. [NEW ITEM] Longford Academy – Planning a strong future in new hands
  10. [NEW ITEM] Calling all Interpreters – Interpretation Australia
  11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin
  12. [NEW ITEM] News from Sydney Living Museums









1. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Experts Launch ICOMOS GA2020

Australia’s key heritage industry representatives have gathered to launch the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) 2020 General Assembly and Scientific Symposium.

Representatives from government and heritage organisations met at Sydney Living Museums’ historic Sydney Mint on Monday night to mark the forthcoming major event.

ICOMOS GA2020 will take place 1-11 October 2020 at the International Convention Centre Sydney and is expected to attract more than 1,200 industry professionals from around the world. They will participate in four days of sessions and presentations, as well as visits to significant cultural heritage sites such as Sydney Opera House and Greater Blue Mountains, along with other social events and workshops.

Australia ICOMOS President Ian Travers kicked off the ICOMOS GA2020 launch with Acknowledgement of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which GA2020 will be held.

ICOMOS GA2020 Convenor Richard Mackay said: “This Conference will provide a valuable opportunity for Australia to learn from the world’s best cultural heritage practitioners and to share and showcase our shared culture, amazing cultural places and outstanding heritage conservation achievements. We are grateful for the support of the government and other strategic partners as well as our corporate patrons.”

Prof Mackay also thanked the government and strategic partners for ICOMOS GA2020 including Luna Park, as the venue for the Assembly’s large social function, the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, which will welcome the GA2020 ‘Youth Forum’ on Cockatoo Island, and Qantas, which is offering special incentives for both domestic and international attendees.

Naseema Sparks, Chair Sydney Living Museums, pointed out the host venue Sydney Mint was a living example of the positive outcomes of heritage conservation, based on the principles of Australia ICOMOS’ Burra Charter.

David Williams, Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy, also addressed the gathering, recognising Australia’s global reputation for outstanding cultural heritage conservation and management.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is supporting ICOMOS GA 2020, as is the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The ICOMOS General Assembly also formally acknowledges the valued support of founding Opal Patrons’ Extent Heritage, GML Heritage and Lovell Chen and founding South Sea Pearl Patrons; NBRS Architecture and International Conservation Services.

For more information on ICOMOS GA2020, including sponsorship opportunities, visit this link.


2. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS General Assembly 2020 – Call for Expressions of Interest: GA2020 Scientific Committee (Australian Members)

Expressions of interest are invited for at least two (2) volunteer positions from Australian ICOMOS members to be appointed to the GA2020 General Assembly Scientific Committee.

GA2020 Scientific Committee members will provide high-level advice, direction and support to the GA2020 Scientific Symposium co-chairs (Steve Brown and an International Co-chair). The group may not meet face-to-face, but rather work through email and other on-line formats, though virtual meetings will take place if/when required. 

The roles of the Committee members will include:

  • provide strategic advice on all aspects of the Scientific Symposium content and arrangements to the Co-chairs; 
  • provide feedback on the Scientific Symposium Themes and Streams;
  • provide advice on proposed keynote speakers; 
  • provide input concerning proposed sessions, presentations and posters, as well as proposed timetable for Symposium;
  • assist with recruitment and appointment of other Scientific Symposium personnel, including Theme and Stream Co-chairs; 
  • provide advice on publication outputs.

The appointed GA2020 Scientific Committee members will commence as soon as possible and will be expected to work consistently throughout the period from March 2019 into 2021. These positions are voluntary. Successful applicants are required to attend and register for GA2020, as well as cover personal travel and accommodation costs during GA2020.

Enquiries: For any enquiries please contact Steve Brown

Application information

Expressions of interest to be no more than one page and cover:

  • the reason why the applicant seeks appointment;
  • indicate relevant skills and experience relative to the position; and
  • indicate commitment to the time available and timeframe required.

Applicants may add a short CV (no more than two pages), but this is not essential.

Applications to be sent via email to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

Note: Expressions of Interest for the positions of Australian Co-chairs for each of six GA2020 Scientific Symposium Themes and Streams will be advertised in the Australia ICOMOS E-news in March 2019.


3. [NEW ITEM] Call for Entries: 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

UNESCO celebrates 20 years of outstanding conservation practices in the Asia-Pacific region

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The upcoming cycle will mark the 20th year of the Awards honouring best conservation practices in the Asia-Pacific.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognizes exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. It aims to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.

Since 2000, the Awards have recognized 233 winners from 21 countries for their thorough understanding of the places, sound technical achievements, and significant social and policy impacts at the local, national and regional levels. By recognizing these practices, the Awards have contributed to meaningful achievements in changing the conversation about what constitutes cultural heritage, who has a stake in its stewardship, and how cultural heritage can contribute to the sustainable well-being of cities, societies and the environment.

UNESCO will celebrate these 20 years of success through a regional event organized in partnership with Think City, a leading community-based urban regeneration organization based in Malaysia. Interested young professionals and members of the public are encouraged to communicate with UNESCO Bangkok for further information via the contact details below.

The deadline for receipt of materials is COB 31 March 2019.

To apply for the 2019 Awards and for relevant resources, please visit this link.

For further details on previous winners, please visit this link.


4. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Talk Series, 14th March


Presentation by Prof Hilary du Cros (EG Whitlam Visiting Research Fellow at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University)

The Whitlam Government (1972-1975) was deeply concerned about Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage. The crucial issue investigated was whether the dismantling of Whitlam initiatives, active up until 2004 – 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. Over the last ten years, there has been an emerging crisis regarding the preservation of Indigenous places. The 2016 national State of the Environment (SOE) report has described these places as under incremental pressure. This project investigated aspects of the last 45 years that have led to this result. A policy consultation paper, in-depth interviews and an online survey have also been completed for this study and all of these will be discussed at this event.

Prof Hilary du Cros
Professor Hilary du Cros is currently an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and an E.G. Whitlam Research Fellow at Western Sydney University. She has taught and worked in the Asia Pacific region over the last 35 years and conducted projects for the United Nations World Tourism Organization and UNESCO including a number in Australia, China (Yunnan, Guangdong and Guizhou) and Hong Kong and Macau (SARs), India, Myanmar, Mongolia, and Singapore. She has an interdisciplinary perspective on cultural heritage management, marketing and sustainable tourism development. Prof du Cros has been an expert member of the ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Committee since 1999. Her latest book is Cultural Tourism (2015) co-authored with Bob McKercher and published by Routledge, which will be going into its third edition in 2020.

Australia ICOMOS Presentation to Kerime Danis and Jean Rice by Susan Jackson Stepowski Regarding the ICOMOS Pasifika Levuka Workshop, Fiji October 2018 also.

Time & Date: Thursday 14 March 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Cost: Students $10, Members $15, non-members $20 payable in cash at URBIS

Venue: URBIS, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, 2000

RSVP: Please RSVP via email by COB Monday 11 March 2019

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Download the Prof Hilary du Cros – Sydney Talk Series Flyer here.


5. [NEW ITEM] 2019 Ballarat Heritage and Design Excellence Awards – Nominations close 1 April, 2019

Since 2010, the Ballarat Heritage Awards have been recognising and promoting the local property owners, tradespeople, volunteers, heritage and design practitioners, community groups and individuals who work hard to sustain Ballarat’s heritage and help it to thrive. This year, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, the Awards have been invigorated with a new name, a brand new category and a ceremony format to coincide with Ballarat Heritage Weekend.


  • Conservation of a heritage place or object
  • New designs in a heritage context
  • Excellence in heritage skills
  • Communicating, promoting and celebrating heritage

and the newly created:

  • Mayoral Award for emerging heritage and design practitioners

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit mySay Ballarat or contact the City of Ballarat Customer Service on 5320 5500 to request a nomination form.

Nominations Close: Monday 1 April, 2019


6. [NEW ITEM] CIPA International Symposium, Ávila, Spain, 1-5 September 2019 – Deadline Extended

CIPA International Symposium
1-5 September 2019
Ávila, Spain

CIPA – International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry – is an international non-profit organisation that applies technologies for the benefit of recording, conserving and documenting cultural heritage in all its possible forms. CIPA keeps up with technologies and ensures their usefulness for cultural heritage conservation, education and dissemination. CIPA, co-founded by ISPRS and ICOMOS in 1968, organises every odd year an international symposium.

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for Abstracts and Full papers has been extend by  one week. The new deadlines are:

1 March 2019: Deadline for Full Papers to be submitted in the ISPRS Annals

11 March 2019: Deadline for Abstracts to be submitted in the ISPRS Archives

We’re looking forward to your participation in the CIPA International Symposium 2019!


7. [NEW ITEM] Confirmation of Candidature Presentation, Bond University

For those who are interested in the topic of the Transformation of Old Gaols, Waled Shehata would like to extend an invitation to his Confirmation of Candidature Presentation.

Time: 12pm 6 March, 2019

Place: The Forum Space, Building 3B-The Abedian School of Architecture, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University

Synopsis: Gaols form an important historic cornerstone in Australia’s heritage. In the last few decades, most of these gaols were closed, preserved and converted as is to museums that celebrate the dark history of the site, others were adaptively reused from uncomfortable and shameful places to publicly used buildings such as theatres, boutique hotels, event venues or art schools, and parts of their campus lands were developed into mixed-use and residential developments. Few Literature discussed the ‘transformation’ phenomena of these gaols per se. This dissertation performs multiple investigations on the factors and impacts of the adaptive reuse of Australia’s heritage gaols.

For further information, please visit this link or contact Waled Shehata via email.


8. [NEW ITEM] International Conference, “digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective”, Shanghai 23-24 November, 2019

Call for Abstracts

There has been significant interest in both digital heritage and cultural landscapes over recent years. The junction between the two, however, remains essentially under-explored. Digital technologies can improve conservation documentation and preservation techniques, enhance interpretation with interactive media, enrich archives with sensory experiences and augment histories with crowdsourced data. Cultural landscapes can epitomise the nexus between cultural and natural heritage, acknowledge significant human interaction with environments, and recognise enduring intercultural dialogue across space, time and societies. Yet both can also provoke questions about authenticity, ownership and value, and challenge the concept of ‘living heritage’ and the sustainability of heritage values.

This conference seeks to explore the implications and theoretical challenges of digital technologies for cultural landscapes. The conference will focus less on descriptive projects and more on how digital technologies can contribute to debates about the relationship between the cultural and natural past, present and future. The conference will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management, providing a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrated best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of historic cultural landscapes.

We welcome academics and practitioners from diverse disciplinary perspectives including architecture and landscape architecture, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, geography, education, ethnology, geography, heritage, history, media and museum studies, tourism, sociology and urban studies. We particularly encourage papers that examine the challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage across space, time and society, and across disciplines, medias and scales. We also encourage papers that address the theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage, particularly in relation to cultural landscapes and cultural routes.

Venue: College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China.

Submission details: Abstracts of no more than 300 English words or 500 Chinese characters must be submitted by Monday, 1 April 2019.

Please submit abstracts to the following:     

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organising Committee and a response provided by Monday, 29 April 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publication in peer reviewed proceedings.

Accepted papers will be published after the conference.

For Chinese questions, please contact Dr Chen Yang

For English questions, please contact Associate Professor Chris Landorf

Key dates

Abstracts Due: 1 April 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance: 29 April 2019

Full papers due for peer review: 1 July 2019

Notification of full paper acceptance: 2 September 2019

Registration closes: 15 November 2019

Conference: 23-24 November 2019

Final papers due: 20 January 2020


More Information

Official Website

digital cultural heritage FUTURE VISIONS Call for Papers Flyer


9. [NEW ITEM] Longford Academy – Planning a strong future in new hands

This year the Longford Academy will celebrate its tenth year of running hands-on building conservation courses at the World Heritage Sites of Woolmers and Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania. Moreover, the Academy, supported by APT Australasia, is planning for an exciting future.

Donald Ellsmore has been the driving force in initiating and coordinating the Academy for a decade, but now wants to focus on other passions in his life and gently lessen his commitments to LA. So others, equally passionate about what can be achieved in the field, met before last August’s Master Classes for a 2 day planning exercise to review the past and plan for the future. The outcome is the formation of the Longford Academy Board with Greg Owen as Chair and Coordinator of the 2019 courses, with Donald Ellsmore, David Young, Elisha Long, Brian Maxwell, Anthony Mitchell, Marty Passingham, Gary Waller and Ray Wiltshire working together as a Board.

Probably the most exciting thing to come out of the future planning is David Young’s proposal to commence, at Longford in 2020, a Summer School in Building Conservation similar to those he formerly ran at the University of Canberra. Everyone in building conservation in Australia has either been to or aspired to attend that course and now it will be available again, in an updated format, in World Heritage-listed surroundings from 9 -15 February 2020. Watch out for more information about this.

The Autumn ‘Practical Building Conservation’ course will run again in May this year and flyers will be out about that soon, with the Spring ‘Specialist Masterclasses’ now planned for the first week in September.

Please view the Longford Academy course guide for more detail on the courses now on offer, and how to choose which is best for you.

Keep an eye out for future flyers and newsletters, but if you have any questions in the meantime contact Greg Owen via email or on 03 5728 6694.


10. [NEW ITEM] Calling all Interpreters – Interpretation Australia

Interpretation Australia, the national peak body for interpretation professionals, is looking for people or organisations who have been working in Interpretation, Visitor Engagement, Curation, Collections, or anything similar that have some insights, projects or research to share. As part of our professional development strategy we are seeking professionals or enthusiasts willing to participate in either a video interview, audio recording, or other style presentation that will be distributed to our national network. Our online program is currently scheduled for monthly release. So if you have a story to tell, a project to showcase, or some research to share please contact us, we would love to discuss the possibilities with you.

For more information please contact Kylie Christian via email or on 0418218151.


11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin

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


12. [NEW ITEM] News from Sydney Living Museums

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




‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, Canberra, 14-17 November 2019 – call for sessions & workshops: deadline 15 March



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.


Historic Environment: Open Issue Call For Papers – deadline 1 March

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.




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


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 discussion of the heritage values of Sirius
  • an exhibition of Sirius art works, plans and photos by students from Newcastle University, UTS, NIDA
  • music by Joanna Weinberg
  • stalls with Sirius artworks, jewellery and clothing for sale; and
  • 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.


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




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


9th Lapita conference, Papua New Guinea, 15-18 October 2019 – call for proposals closes 30 April

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 successors in Near Oceania and beyond.

Session proposals are invited – email Peter White with your proposal by 30 April.

Download the 9th Lapita conference flyer.


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.




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.


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 deadline extended to 22 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.


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.


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.


Telling the Eureka story – take the survey before 31 March

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.


PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project – applications close 1 April

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


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 Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Archaeologist) – GML Heritage, Sydney or Canberra

GML Heritage (GML) is seeking to appoint a Senior Archaeologist, in Aboriginal archaeology. This is a full-time position, based in Sydney or Canberra. The incumbent will provide specialist heritage advice in Aboriginal archaeology – including Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments, Aboriginal due diligence reports, research designs, and post-excavation reporting.  We are looking for someone with a degree in archaeology and at least 5 years’ experience in Aboriginal archaeology.

The position offers the opportunity to learn and grow, both personally and around the disciplines of Aboriginal archaeology, and the consulting business. GML offers a friendly and supportive team culture, and the opportunity to work on some of the most significant heritage landscapes, buildings and places across Australia.

For further information, including the position advertisement and position description, please click here.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Policy Officer – NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Parramatta

About the Role: Joining the strategy team, you will develop operational policies, strategies and framework proposals to support internal and external stakeholders to effectively protect manage and celebrate our heritage.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and developing operational policies, strategies and frameworks.

  • Coordinating project management documentation; and regular reporting and auditing.

  • Drafting and presenting high level advice, submissions, briefing papers and correspondence.

  • Effectively engaging internal and external stakeholders.

  • Evaluating and preparing advice on relevant national and international treaties, policies, conventions and research.

  • Developing, planning and co-managing strategic and high priority heritage management projects.

  • Effectively documenting policies and procedures.

  • Implementing effective policy development and program management.

Essential requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications or sound experience in heritage, Aboriginal cultural heritage or relevant field.

  • Knowledge of current heritage issues including Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and shared heritage conservation principles, issues and trends.

To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:

Along with the essential requirements you will have significant experience in the development and implementation of operation policy that delivers good heritage outcomes.  You will also have a working knowledge of relevant heritage legislation including the Heritage Act 1977, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.  Proven experience in communicating complex projects and policy matters to varied audiences and in stakeholder engagement will also be useful in this role.

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

Applications close COB Tuesday 5 March 2019.


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.


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 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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