Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 867


  1. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS GA2020 Side Events – Update on Expressions of Interest
  2. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 13 March
  3. [NEW ITEM] Best of Industrial Heritage in Western Australia talk, 21 March, Perth
  4. [NEW ITEM] Living Heritage Grants Program – Round 4 applications are now open & close 10 May
  5. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage March update
  6. [NEW ISSUE] ISS Institute Heritage Skills Initiative newsletter
  7. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM
  8. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – What’s On










1. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS GA2020 Side Events – Update on Expressions of Interest

The GA2020 team has been pleasantly inundated by the overwhelming and inspiring response to the call for Expressions of Interest for Sydney-based side events that may become part of the program for the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, being hosted in Sydney in October 2020. Evaluation of the many offers is well advanced and decisions on the side event program will be announced in late March or early April – with the outcomes communicated to everyone who has offered and published in Australia ICOMOS E-News.

The call for Expressions of Interest for other side events, particularly interstate events such as seminars, tours and site visits, will be deferred until April or May. Australia, ICOMOS Members will be encouraged to propose such events, which could potentially be linked to pre- and post- General Assembly tours.



2. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 13 March

The Cultural Heritage Asia Pacific Network at Deakin University is pleased to invite you to our first seminar for 2019.

Professor K Krishnan is Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara [Baroda], India and will be using case studies from the Asia Pacific to explore the theme of ‘Conceiving Resolutions on Heritage and its Management’.

Free of charge. All welcome. Bookings not required.

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Time: 4.00-5.30pm

Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12

Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.

Further enquiries: email Steven Cooke


3. [NEW ITEM] Best of Industrial Heritage in Western Australia talk, 21 March, Perth

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), Heritage Perth, the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI) invite you to the following talk:

The Best of Industrial Heritage in Western Australia

Greg Meacham is technical manager at Timber Insight and will present us Restoring Australia’s largest gold mining timber head-frame

Marc Beattie is an Associate in element’s heritage team and will present us Power for the People: East Perth Power Station and its substations

Dr Sean Winter is a part-time Lecturer in archaeology at UWA and the Principal Archaeologist for Winterborne Heritage Consulting and will present us Labour and Industry in WA Heritage

Q&A, wine and nibbles will follow.

WHEN: 21 March, from 5:30-8.00pm

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

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

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

Future ICOMOS talks in Perth – save the dates

* 20 June, Built Heritage
* 19 September, Museology
* 3 December, Archaeology

All seminars are in principle at element’s office located on Level 19/191 St Georges Tce, from 5:30pm-8pm, unless otherwise stated.


4. [NEW ITEM] Living Heritage Grants Program – Round 4 applications are now open & close 10 May

Applications for Round 4 of the Living Heritage Grants Program are now open and close 10 May 2019. To find out if you are eligible, please read the 2019 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at this link.

To apply, follow the link to the online application portal at the link above.


5. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage March update

Read the latest news from The Best in Heritage: The Best in Heritage – March 2019 update.


6. [NEW ISSUE] ISS Institute Heritage Skills Initiative newsletter

Read the latest edition of the ISS Institute Heritage Skills Initiative newsletter.


7. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.


8. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – What’s On

Click here for information on upcoming events at the Johnston Collection.




ICOMOS General Assembly 2020 – Call for Expressions of Interest: GA2020 Scientific Committee (Australian Members): deadline 15 March

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 by email.

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.




‘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.




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
  • 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.


Sydney Talk Series, 14 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.


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


International Conference, “digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective”, Shanghai 23-24 November, 2019 – call for papers deadline 1 April

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


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.




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.


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.


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 22 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.


Call for Entries: 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation – deadline 31 March

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.


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


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 Policy Officer, NSW Department of Planning & Environment, Sydney

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Employment Type: Temporary, up to 19 months. One day per week and increasing to three days.
Location: Parramatta

Primary purpose of the role

Using your heritage background, you will support the Heritage Council of NSW (Heritage Council), Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) and Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)’s participation in the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) General Assembly, a 10-day international heritage conference taking place in Sydney in October 2020.

Your responsibilities will include:

·       Liaison and coordination between the Heritage Council, ACHAC, OEH (including the Heritage Division and NPWS), ICOMOS and Australia ICOMOS.

·       Project management, including planning, achieving milestones and reporting

·       Coordinating side events to showcase NSW heritage and Aboriginal culture

·       Effectively engaging internal and external stakeholders, including heritage professionals

We have extended this advertising and the closing date is now Friday 15 March. For further information visit this link. Alice Brandjes, Senior Team Leader Strategy can be contacted on (02) 9873 8560.


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.


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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