Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 874


  1. [NEW ITEM] ‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, 14 – 17 November 2019, Canberra – call for papers: deadline 17 May
  2. [NEW ITEM] ASHA-CAS Symposium 2019 ‘Contemporary Archaeology: How archaeology is practised today’, Canberra, 4 May 2019
  3. [NEW ITEM] Longford Academy Autumn Program, beginning Monday May 6 – Limited places still available!
  4. [NEW ITEM] Inner West Built Environment Award Ceremony, Saturday 4 May, Sydney
  5. [NEW ITEM] The Trust Talks: The Debate, Brisbane, 17 May
  6. [NEW ITEM] Safety in Heritage Symposium, Spain, 7-9 May 2019 – registration deadline extended to 1 May
  7. [NEW ITEM] Launch of
  8. [NEW ITEM] TERRA 2021 and 2024 – locations
  9. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news
  10. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage April update
  11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin










1. [NEW ITEM] ‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, 14 – 17 November 2019, Canberra – call for papers: deadline 17 May

Paper abstract submission deadline: 17 May 2019

Contact: Ashley Harrison by email

The Heritage of the Air ARC Linkage Project /Australia ICOMOS ‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, to be held from the 14 – 17 November 2019, at University House in Canberra, is now inviting submissions for papers!

You are invited to submit your abstracts for papers for the conference sessions by 17 May 2019.

The main themes for the 2019 Heritage of the Air Conference are:

  • Modernism
  • Machines
  • Migration
  • Memories

Abstracts can relate to one or more of the conference themes and link to one of the conference sessions. A full list of the proposed conference sessions, including a general session, can be found on the conference website.

More sessions may be added so please check the website regularly.

Abstracts must be submitted on the submission form available at the call for papers webpage. 

A standard paper is 15-20 minutes and blitz papers 5-6 minutes- some sessions may vary this format.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words each.

Diverse responses to the themes and sessions are encouraged.

We encourage you to email the session convenors (see conference sessions) to discuss the session and the relevance of your submission.

Final paper abstract submissions and questions about the conference must be sent directly through to Ashley Harrison via email.

The Heritage of the Air Conference Committee will review all submissions and advise of the outcome in June.  


2. [NEW ITEM] ASHA-CAS Symposium 2019 ‘Contemporary Archaeology: How archaeology is practised today’, Canberra, 4 May 2019

The second annual collaborative event between the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS), a public half-day symposium, is to be held in the Visions Theatre of the National Museum of Australia (NMA), Canberra, as a contribution to Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. 

This free event will comprise 5 speakers talking on one of the following themes for their contemporary relevance, current approaches, how archaeologists might now be employed and degree of likely public interest, plus a Q&A panel following with all of the speakers. 

  • The forensic archaeology of war crimes
  • Australian archaeology in Antarctica
  • Space archaeology
  • An Aboriginal ochre quarry – shared history
  • Repatriation of Indigenous cultural material

The audience is expected to be a mix of the general public, ASHA and CAS members, and Friends of the NMA. 

Read the full programme with abstracts and bio’s.

NB: Bookings are required via the NMA website.


3. [NEW ITEM] Longford Academy Autumn Program, beginning Monday May 6 – Limited places still available!

Practical Building Conservation, Longford Academy’s Autumn Program, has now been released and is open for registrations

Practical Building Conservation is a 1, 2, 6 or 9 day program in the conservation of traditional buildings, structures & fabric, held at the World Heritage inscribed Woolmers & Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania. It offers a unique mix of theory, demonstrations & involvement in practical conservation works, benefiting both the participants & the sites.

Participants can attend the 6 day program, which includes structured face-to-face workshops on Days 3 & 6 on the subjects of Lime Mortars & Plastering and Roofing, extend the program to 9 days, by staying on with the expert facilitators, furthering their physical contribution to the site conservation works, or attend one or both of the specialist one-day structured workshops.

  • Investigate significant building fabric, structures & sites
  • Learn how to obtain long term sustainable conservation outcomes in real life situations
  • Share knowledge & experience with conservation practitioners
  • Understand environmental impacts, deterioration & how to deal with complex challenges
  • Participate in hands-on activities with experienced practitioners
  • Relax & learn in an outstanding cultural landscape

For further information see the Longford Academy May 2019 flyer. For registrations, complete the Longford Academy_May 2019 Reg Form (Word doc).

(PDF of registration form in case there are issues with the Word version: Longford Academy_May 2019 Reg Form)


4. [NEW ITEM] Inner West Built Environment Award Ceremony, Saturday 4 May, Sydney

Saturday 4 May 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Kirkbride Theatre and Foyer, Sydney College of the Arts, Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield

Tickets are now available to attend the 2019 Built Environment Awards Ceremony and Exhibition. Awards presented on the night include the Marrickville Medal for Conservation, the Sustainable Design Award, and the Urban Photography Competition.

>> More information about the awards

The ceremony will play host to comedian and passionate supporter of architecture and design, Tim Ross as a guest speaker. Tim Ross may be best known for his work on TV and radio, however over the last six years he has performed, presented and campaigned to uphold the presence and value of Australian architecture and design.

All are welcome to gather for light refreshments in the Sydney College of the Arts courtyard following the ceremony.

This is a free and ticketed event. Please secure your place via the Ceremony and Exhibition Eventbrite listing.


5. [NEW ITEM] The Trust Talks: The Debate, Brisbane, 17 May

The Trust Talks: The Debate, Brisbane – presented by the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) in conjunction with Australia ICOMOS

TOPIC: ‘It’s not a chip on your shoulder if they’re really out to get you’ – QLD is unfairly underrepresented on Australia’s big heritage lists.

Queensland is one of the largest states in Australia and undoubtedly rich in environmental, built and cultural heritage – but is this heritage unrecognised? Do Australia’s big heritage lists unfairly forget about Queensland heritage in their focus on the southern states?

In this light-hearted debate about a serious topic, we pitch three of Queensland’s leading heritage specialists against a visiting team of Australia ICOMOS experts to decide – is QLD truly underrepresented? Or do they just have an inferiority complex?

Join us on Friday 17 May, 5.00 to 7.30pm at the Commissariat Store in Brisbane for this wonderful event.

Book online.


6. [NEW ITEM] Safety in Heritage Symposium, Spain, 7-9 May 2019 – registration deadline extended to 1 May

Deadline for registration for the International Scientific Symposium Safety in Heritage is extended until 1 May.

Organised by Kalam through EKABA Foundation (Kalam Space for Fine Arts).

Please download the program, find all the updated information and register through the symposium website.

Registration is free of charge until full capacity is reached.


7. [NEW ITEM] Launch of

CyArks’ Open Heritage 3D portal, a dedicated clearinghouse for 3D cultural heritage data, was recently launched. Their fellow founding members Historic Environment Scotland and the University of South Florida share the same commitment to open their 3D datasets to the world. Each dataset is attributed with a DOI (digital object identifier), enabling other researchers to easily cite the use of data in their work and providing increased discoverability. The platform currently hosts over 70 data sets and they plan to continue to publish new sites and invite new content partners to participate. They look forward to seeing how the community reuses and remixes this data.  

They are also expanding on the Open Heritage showcase, launched exactly a year ago in partnership with Google Arts and Culture. You can visit the revised project page, explore exhibits and 3D models from 29 new sites and get access to source data.


8. [NEW ITEM] TERRA 2021 and 2024 – locations

ICOMOS-ISCEAH, the International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage is pleased to announce:

TERRA 2021, the 13th World Congress on Earthen Architecture, will be held on 8-11 June 2021, by the Getty Conservation Institute, the National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. 

On behalf of ISCEAH, we congratulate the co-organizers and all the people that contributed to submit such high quality nomination. More details about the 13th World Congress are available at ISCEAH website.

Due to the excellent nomination also submitted by the University of Cuenca, ISCEAH invited the Ecuadorian institution to organize TERRA 2024. Therefore, the 14th World Congress on Earthen Architecture will be held in Cuenca, Ecuador, in 2024.

ISCEAH appreciated the high interest, and the hard work accomplished by all the three teams, preparing detailed proposals, to compete and to host the Earthen Architecture World Congress. We thank all the teams for their effort.

TERRA event background: The TERRA event is a worldwide congress whose themes relate to the study and conservation of earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage, as well as contemporary earthen architecture. These conferences started to be organized as small meetings of professionals working in earthen architecture, the first one being held in Yazd, Iran, in 1972. Since then, eleven more congresses were organized and have strengthened international collaboration, created regional networks, generated research and partnerships, and contributed to further the knowledge in the area: The following TERRA international meetings were held: Iran (1976), Turkey (1980), Peru (1983), Italy (1987), USA (1990), Portugal (1993), United Kingdom (2000), Iran (2003), Mali (2008), Peru (2012), and France (2016). The symposium grew from a small group of less than two dozen people in the first symposium to an International Conference under the aegis of ISCEAH, with 750 people attending TERRA 2016, in Lyon, France. In TERRA 2021 and TERRA 2024, the World Congress is expected to host more than a thousand experts and interested people.


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

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


10. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage April update

Read the latest news from The Best in Heritage: The Best in Heritage – April #2 2019 update.


11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin

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




GA2020 – Call for EOIs for Scientific Symposium Australian Co-Chairs: deadline extended to 26 April

ICOMOS General Assembly 2020 – Sydney, Australia
Call for Expressions of Interest – Australian Co-Chairs (6 positions)

Expressions of interest are invited for six (6) volunteer positions as Australian Co-Chairs for the Scientific Symposium to be held between 5 and 9 October 2020 as part of the 20th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS (GA2020) in Sydney, Australia.

The six (6) subject areas for which Australian Co-chairs will be appointed are:

  • SHARED CULTURES: Communities – collaborative, consultative, contested
  • SHARED HERITAGE: Multiple attributes, multiple values, multiple actors
  • SHARED RESPONSIBILITY: Safeguarding places, practices, collections
  • INDIGENOUS HERITAGE: Sharing, exchange, secrecy
  • CULTURE-NATURE JOURNEY: Reaching agreement
  • MINORITY HERITAGES: Shared or shunned?

Within each subject area a range of sessions may be offered covering different issues, in a variety of formats, and of varying lengths. Some sessions will be traditional ‘conference-style’ presentations whereas others may be less formal workshops or facilitated discussions. The Theme/Stream Co-chairs will be responsible for designing a series of coherent and dynamic sessions, as well as incorporating commitments made to project partners, through a wide-ranging consultative process.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from energetic, experienced, and engaged Australia ICOMOS members who have suitable personal attributes, skills, and experience, including: a mix of appropriate practice-based and academic credentials, good connections within the cultural heritage sector, experience in conducting similar events and processes, a combination of creative and critical skills, team leadership, and demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness, ethical conduct and the principles of the Burra Charter, as well as the necessary time and energy.

Role of each Australian Co-chair – position overview:

1. Work collaboratively with the Australian and International Co-chairs of the GA2020 Scientific Symposium (Steve Brown and Ona Vileikis Tamayo [ICOMOS Belgium] respectively)

2. Work collaboratively with the corresponding Theme/Stream International Co-chair to organise, develop, and implement symposium sessions

3. Work collaboratively with the corresponding Theme/Stream International Co-chair to recruit and constitute a working group of up to five members responsible for the review of proposals for sessions, papers, and posters

4. Recommend to the Australian and International Co-chairs on selection of sessions, papers, and posters; matters relating to timetabling; and development of symposium publications and documents

5. Develop a scholarly paper for Historic Environment in collaboration with the corresponding Theme/Stream International Co-chair (to be published by August 2020 in advance of the GA2020 Scientific Symposium)

6. Advise on and contribute to publication processes and outputs following the GA202 Scientific Symposium


The Australian Theme and Stream Co-Chairs will commence as soon as possible and will be expected to work consistently throughout the period from late 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.


By email to Steve Brown

Application information

Expressions of interest of no more than three (3) pages to include:

  • nominate the Theme/Stream Co-chair position to which the EOI relates;
  • the reason why the applicant seeks appointment;
  • indicate relevant skills and experience of the applicant in relation to conference organisation and the Theme/Stream topic;
  • indicate commitment to the time available and timeframe required;
  • include a one-page summary CV; and
  • be sent by 5:00pm Friday 26 April 2019 to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email

Depending on the applications received, online interviews may be held and/or additional information may be sought from shortlisted applicants.

Note that a parallel process is being undertaken through the ICOMOS Advisory Committee to recruit six International Co-chairs for each of the Themes and Streams.




Australia ICOMOS NSW Mentoring Program – calling for New South Wales Members! Deadline 30 April

Australia ICOMOS launched its student mentoring program in Victoria in 2012 following an earlier trial in the ACT, and it now runs in New South Wales and Victoria. The program supports members to share their knowledge and networks with students looking toward careers in heritage.

As the program has now run with enthusiastic responses from both mentors and mentees, we are very pleased to be offering it in New South Wales for 2019.

When naming their favourite aspect of the program, the majority of previous mentors named the personal contact (we both learned from each other; refreshing to talk to the younger generation; good to know there is actually a pool of interested people; like the opportunity to help a new person into the profession), and almost all felt that they were able to make a valuable contribution to the knowledge and career prospects of their mentee. All respondents enjoyed it so much; they said they would be happy to do it again.

Students in heritage-related post-graduate programs at University of Sydney and at University of New South Wales will be invited to apply for the program.

We usually have many more students than mentors apply – this restricts the size of the program, so we are hoping that all ICOMOS members based in New South Wales will consider participating this year.

What is required?

While the mentoring arrangements will vary, we ask that mentors meet with their mentees at least 3 times during the program between May and October. These meetings allow discussion about issues involved in heritage practice, and the student’s study and work interests.

There will be a social event held in early May to introduce mentoring pairs. If you wish to be a mentor or a mentee, it is not essential to attend, although this is an easy way to meet and set up the first meeting, as well as networking with other students and colleagues.

There will be a brief evaluation questionnaire distributed at the end of the year that we ask all participants to complete and return.

How do I get involved as a MENTOR?

If you would like to contribute to this valuable (and enjoyable) effort this year, and be an ICOMOS MENTOR, please email an expression of interest to Georgia Meros at the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email by 30 April 2019.

Please provide your contact details (email and a work or mobile number) and a brief outline of your field of professional experience and current practice. This will assist the Mentoring Team in matching mentors and mentees.

Mentors must be Full ICOMOS members, and can have professional experience in any sector of cultural heritage practice. We will try to ‘match’ by interest as many students and mentors as possible.

Who will get involved as a MENTEE?

Students in participating university courses will be advised of the application process by the focal point at their university.

All applications will be asked to be received by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by 30 April 2019. We will try to ‘match’ by interest as many mentoring pairs as possible.

When do we start?

We will be matching students and mentors in first week of May, and will launch this year’s program with an event around mid-May. More information about the launch will be sent to participants in the program.

We hope that all members based in New South Wales will welcome this opportunity to participate in the efforts of Australia ICOMOS and its partners to support young professionals across a range of cultural heritage disciplines.

2019 Australia ICOMOS NSW Mentoring Team
Kerime Danis (NSW Mentoring Program Coordinator)
Dr Cameron Logan (The University of Sydney)
Dr Ben Shaw (University of New South Wales)


Call for Australia ICOMOS members to join the International Scientific Committee for Shared Built Heritage (ISC SBH)

The International Scientific Committee for Shared Built Heritage looks forward to welcoming new Australia ICOMOS members to the ISC.

The ICOMOS 2020 General Assembly (GA2020) theme is shared cultures – shared heritage – shared responsibility. The GA2020 themes are core aspects of ISC SBH.

ISC SBH is one of the earliest ISCs established. Initially for ‘colonial heritage’, as world reappraisal of colonialism and occupation adapted to new regimes, so too the ISC name has evolved to be inclusive of multiple cross-cultural layers, changing borders and the tangible and intangible – that tell the story of layers of identity and history of a place.

Annually, the ISC SBH seeks to hold a symposium or round table in a host country for the benefit of local people – to learn about that nation’s legislation, issues and to hear perspectives from local experts, community representatives and to engage with young people. As the GA2020 will be held in Sydney, ISC SBH is planning a Study Tour of the Central West of NSW to showcase rural heritage and small towns.

ISC SBH is also compiling brief national summaries of Shared Built Heritage for the GA2020 and as agreed by the Asian Pacific Group in Buenos Aires in 2018.

Australian ICOMOS members are encouraged to apply to join ISC SBH and contribute to a working group for ISC SBH GA2020 GA activities. Please contact the relevant person as outlined below:


NSCES – Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership: deadline 30 April 2019

Expressions of interest are invited for those with an interest / experience in energy, sustainability and climate change in heritage to join NSCES, the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability. Membership is available as either a member or affiliate. A member of the NSCES will be a member of Australia ICOMOS (or a member of an institution that is a member of Australia ICOMOS). An affiliate is a person who is not a member of Australia ICOMOS, but who can contribute to the work of the NSCES by bringing particular knowledge, expertise or experience to the committee.

We encourage early career ICOMOS members to apply.

(Some members have been discontinued due to a lack of response, or emails that are not current. If you are no longer on the current NSCES list of members and wish to continue or re-establish your membership you will also need to fill out and submit an NSCES membership form).

We have regular meetings in Sydney every few months, with members in other areas joining by phone or through online meeting platforms. Members are expected to contribute to the work of the NSCES and to each fulfil a role within the committee. Minutes preparation is shared between committee members. If members fail to attend a meeting or participate in the work of the committee over the period of a year, membership of the committee will lapse.

NSCES is an active committee which works towards building understanding of the link between heritage and sustainability, contributing to the body of knowledge on energy efficiency, sustainability and heritage, advocating for heritage as a sustainable resource and responding to advocacy issues as they arise. Our recent activities have included discussions on adding heritage to the Australian Voluntary National Response (VNR) on the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), initial planning for energy, sustainability and climate change events for the ICOMOS General Assembly 2020, and cooperation with the ISCES+CC (International Scientific Committee for Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change) on a peer review on the “Outline of Climate Change and Cultural Heritage” by the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group. We have also prepared an Australia ICOMOS Practice Note on Heritage and Sustainability, which will be released shortly.

For more information please refer to the aims and objectives of the Committee and the NSCES blog.

Please submit your application form with a short Curriculum Vitae by email to NSCES Convenors, Helen Wilson and Rachel Jackson by 30 April 2019. For any enquiries please also contact Helen or Rachel. Download the Membership Form – NSCES.




Around About Sydney Town Hall – A walk with Roy Lumby, 28 April, Sydney

The area around Sydney Town Hall encapsulates some 200 years of the City of Sydney’s history. This walk will encounter some of the civic and commercial milestones in Sydney’s Victorian, Federation and Interwar past, along with some little known 1930s treasures and some of the more adventurous architecture from the second half of the twentieth century.

Date & time: 28 April, 11.00am-1.00pm
Meet at: Sydney Town Hall (space between Town Hall and St Andrews Cathedral on George Street Sydney)
Cost: $15-25

For more information and bookings, visit this link.


Demystifying Heritage Architecture and the Burra Charter event, 1 May, Melbourne

The Australian Institute of Architects in collaboration with Australia ICOMOS presents
Demystifying Heritage Architecture and the Burra Charter

Please join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance.

The Burra Charter was first adopted in 1979 at the historic South Australian mining town of Burra and defines the basic principles and procedures to be followed in the conservation of heritage places. This seminar will look at the history of the Burra Charter, how it has changed and how it is relevant today. This will include case studies and practical examples demonstrating the use of the Burra Charter in heritage architecture today.

Supported by the Victorian Chapter Heritage Committee.

Date & time
Wednesday 1 May, 12pm-2pm

Ticket Costs
A+ Members $70
Institute Members / Australia ICOMOS Members $80
Graduate Member $40
SONA Member $30
Non Member $120

>>More information


Lost & Rare Trades Fair, Toowoomba QLD, 4-5 May

The Lost & Rare Trades Fair is hitting Toowoomba QLD on May 4 & 5! Always a magical event held at the Cobb & Co Museum, more information at this link.


Sydney Talks Series, 7 May

China’s 20th Century Architecture

Mr. Jin Lei, Consultant of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Vice-President and Secretary General of China’s Committee for 20th Century Architectural Heritage, Chief Editor of China Architectural Heritage, Architectural Reviews and Architectural Photography will discuss ‘The status of China’s 20th century architectural heritage’

Dr. Chen Li, The Expert Member of China’s Committee for 20th Century Architectural Heritage and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Beijing University will discuss ‘The research of Chinese universities on the 20th century architectural heritage’

Time & Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Students $10, Members $15, non-members $20 payable in cash at GML
Venue: GML Heritage, Level 6, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street – south from Central Station North Concourse exit to Elizabeth Street). Please report to the reception desk on the Australia Council Ground Floor on arrival to be ticked off on the list and to obtain a Visitors Pass
RSVP: by Friday 3 May 2019 via email to Louise Cox

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Download the China’s 20th Century Architecture_Sydney Talks flyer.


Two talks as part of SA History Festival – 30 April & 24 May, Adelaide

Kingston’s Vision – South Australia’s Earliest and Most Enigmatic Piece of Furniture

In September 2017, a colossal red gum bookcase, a quintessential sleeper from nearly 180 years ago, inspired a classic ‘whodunit’ investigation. An Artlab Objects Conservator unravels the twists and turns, which led to the identification of South Australia’s oldest surviving piece of Furniture, and its mystery solved to reveal one of Australia’s most significant pieces of colonial furniture.

The bookcase, an extraordinary achievement of cabinetmaking in the fledgling colony, encompasses the collective optimism and eventual despair of Adelaide’s boom and bust in the early 1840’s.

Presented by Justin Gare as a History Festival event.

Download the Kingston’s Vision Talk Justin Gare flyer.

Date & time: 6pm, Tuesday 30 April

Venue: Radford Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide (behind the Art Gallery of South Australia).

Cost/bookings: Free Admission but bookings essential – contact Justin on 0401 124 992 or email Justin to reserve seats


Kingston’s 1842 Monument to Colonel Light – Adelaide’s first Monument and Colonial Wonder

After Colonel Light’s death in October 1839, a large public subscription raised money for a monument to his memory. Somewhat ironically, Kingston volunteered his services to design and supervise its construction in 1842. The result was a 45 foot high gothic edifice which towered over Adelaide. Unfortunately the poor quality stone began to crumble away and it was eventually demolished nearly sixty years later.

Long forgotten, the monument has now been resurrected, digitally at first by special effects artist Liam Gare, and then built from wood in a 1/10 scale architectural model. The model will be on display along with other artworks and early photographs at Artlab Australia during the month of May, a History Festival event.

Exhibition Dates – Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May, Monday to Friday only, 9.00am to 4.30pm
Free Admission / No bookings required
Artlab Australia, 70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

Talk with Justin Gare

Justin will talk about the background of the monument and its construction on Friday 24 May at 5.30pmin the Artlab Foyer

Bookings essential and places are limited so please telephone Artlab (08) 8207 7520 or email Artlab by 20 May.

Download the Artlab Kingston Exhibition and Talk flyer.


Connecting with Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people and Country walking tour, 9 May, Melbourne

Join Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Bill Nicholson as part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival for this unmissable cultural journey, visiting the MCG, Barak Bridge, Birrrarung Maar and culminating in a private viewing of William Barak works at the NGV with Judith Ryan, Senior Curator, Indigenous Art. Hear about the complexities of preserving Wurundjeri’s cultural heritage within the urban landscape of Melbourne.

Date & time: 10.30am, 9 May

Venue: starting from MCG

Cost: Adults $70, NT Members $65

>>More information and bookings


May Day 2019

Blue Shield Australia (BSA) aims to promote the protection of cultural heritage in times of natural disaster or conflict. Australia ICOMOS is an active pillar organisation of BSA and has been the Chair of BSA from 2017-2019.

Each year BSA runs a May Day campaign to raise awareness of disaster preparedness and recovery among archives, museums, galleries, local history groups, managers of heritage places, sites or monuments and other cultural heritage organisations.

What’s happening in 2019?

For May Day 2019, Blue Shield Australia will be focusing on disaster planning and preparedness information and activities.

During April and May 2019, Blue Shield Australia will be running some exciting competitions to promote ways to get prepared for natural disasters. Visit the Blue Shield Australia website for more information.

What can you do?

Celebrate May Day (1st of May) with your colleagues in heritage places, archives, museums, libraries, galleries, local history groups, managers of sites or monuments and other cultural heritage organisations

· Enter the BSA May Day 2019 Competitions – details at the Blue Shield Australia website. Entries close 24 May 2019

· Make sure your disaster plan is up to date and maybe schedule a practice of the disaster plan to ensure that you and your organisation know what to do if there’s a disaster

· Check out the information resources about disaster planning and preparedness on the BSA and other websites

· Explore a partnership with sector allies (libraries, archives, museums, sites, and galleries) in your local area. Develop a network of colleagues with experience of disaster recovery or with preservation expertise.




Reconsidering (sub)Tropical Architecture and Urbanism stream at the 7th International Network of Tropical Architecture Conference, Brisbane, 5-8 December 2019 – call for abstracts: due 26 April

Narratives of Disease, Discomfort, Development, and Disaster: Reconsidering (sub)Tropical Architecture and Urbanism

A stream on the historiography of tropical and subtropical architecture to be presented at:
Urban Tropicality: the 7th International Network of Tropical Architecture (INTA) Conference
5-8 December 2019
Brisbane, Australia

Stream convened by Dr Deborah van der Plaat (The University of Queensland), Dr Vandana Baweja (University of Florida) and Professor Tom Avermaete (ETH Zurich).

The aim of this stream is to examine how “triumph” in the tropics was imagined across multiple geographies, by various subjects, through diverse discourses, and at different times and to critically investigate the roles architecture and urban planning played in this process. How are particular attributes of the (sub) tropics – climatic, environmental, social, ideological, spatial, and developmental – constructed through the discipline of architectural history? What role has architecture played in the imagination of tropicality through acclimatization, hygiene, comfort, development, and resilience; and how was this represented? How has architecture’s role in the imagination of the tropics shifted over time as political regimes transformed from colonization-settlement to decolonization-development debates? Is there a core set of ideas or values that constitute the imagination of the built environment in the tropics? How do these compare to indigenous understandings? What is the relation between the imaginaries of tropical architectures and cities by colonizers and colonized, or by transnational development experts and the receivers of this aid?

For more information, see the INTA-UrbanTropicality conference_History stream leaflet.

Abstracts due 26 April 2019.


City Planning and Urban Design / Building and Construction conferences, 5-7 July 2019, London – call for papers: deadline 28 April 2019

International Conference on City Planning and Urban Design
International Conference on Building and Construction
5-7 July 2019, London

Abstracts and Full Papers for these conferences are invited.

Submission Deadline: 28 April 2019

For more information, please visit the conference website links below.

International Conference on City Planning and Urban Design
International Conference on Building and Construction


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.


2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting, 3-6 December 2019, Chile: call for papers deadline extended to 6 May

2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting
Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes
3 – 6 December, Arica, Chile

We are pleased to inform you that the submission of proposals for papers and posters has been extended until 6 May 2019.

The 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting in Arica, Chile will provide a meeting ground for preservationists and local communities and indigenous groups in South America. The conference themes elicit contributions about legal frameworks, intellectual and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) property rights, bioethics, aboriginal and community archaeology, and dialogue on controlling and mitigating the impacts of plundering and illegal trade.

For detailed information about the conference themes, etc, visit the conference website and/or download the conference brochure.


IIWC 2019 Scientific Symposium (Bilbao, Spain) & Course (San Sebastian, Spain), 30 September to 5 October 2019 – call for papers: deadline 3 June

The ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IIWC), is organising the 22nd International Scientific Symposium in Bilbao (30 September- 2 October) and the 1st Course on Wooden Heritage Conservation in San Sebastian (3 -5 October).

The International Scientific Symposium will consist of two days of presentations in Bilbao and a one-day visit to some of the outstanding wooden heritage sites in the region. The IIWC is inviting papers on all aspects related to wooden heritage conservation, both in its material and intangible sides, and applied to built, temporary, evolving, maritime or any other existing wooden heritage.

Abstracts or inquiries should be sent via email by 3 June 2019.

The Course will consist of two days of lectures given by an international selection of experts, and a one-day visit to another selection of outstanding wooden heritage sites in the region. Attendants and lecturers will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss with the authors of the interventions.

For more information and to register, visit the symposium/course website and also view the documents below.

IIWC-2019-22nd Symposium-Bilbao-PROGRAMME
IIWC-2019-1st Course-San Sebastian-PROGRAMME
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PALRC: scholarships & feasibility study comments close 30 April

Scholarships – applications closing soon

PALRC scholarships support emerging leaders from Australia, Asia and the Pacific to build their knowledge and skills in natural and cultural heritage protection, stewardship and conservation management. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to excellence in governance and management of protected areas.

PALRC courses are available in a range of subjects at collaboration institutions Tasmanian Land Conservancy and co-founder University of Tasmania, Murdoch Uni, Charles Sturt University – CSU and Charles Darwin University – more information on courses here.

Applications for the current round close on 30 April. For more information and to apply, click here.

Protected area short courses: feasibility study

In March 2019 PALRC launched a report, Protected Area Short Courses in Australia, Asia and the Pacific: training issues, needs and recommendations prepared by Rosalie Chapple.

This report identifies many opportunities to achieve greater alignment between the courses required by protected area workers, and the courses which could be developed and delivered. We hope to use this report through Asia, Australia and the Pacific to create and expand opportunities for the protected area community and training and education providers.

We now invite your comments and support.

We trust you find the report interesting and will join with us in progressing its suggestions and recommendations. Refer to the Consultation Brief and comment on:

1. What you agree or disagree with concerning the findings of the review? (section 3)

2. What are priority topics for people and places with whom and with which you are familiar? (section 4 Table 1)

3. What are the training packages most relevant to you for B above? (see section 4 table 2)

4. How you might partner with or engage PALRC to meet your needs – and in what time frame?

We invite your response in writing by Tuesday 30 April, via email to the PALRC Development Director.


Expressions of Interest to demonstrate at the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail, 18-19 May – deadline 30 April

The organisers of the event are calling for expressions of interest from artisans who might like to demonstrate at this year’s Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail on 18 & 19 May 2019. They would like to receive EOIs by 30 April.

For more information:


UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri Cultural Landscape International Prize – nominations close 30 April


The UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes was created in 1995 to reward outstanding examples of action to safeguard and enhance the world’s cultural landscapes, a category of World Heritage. It bears the name of Melina Mercouri, a precursor of integrated conservation and sustainable development, a memorable actress and Minister of Culture of Greece. The Prize recognizes that the protection of cultural landscapes, a richer concept than the conventional one of ‘monuments’ or ‘sites’, is one of the main priorities of the present time.

The Prize, generously supported by the Greek Government, bears the name of Melina Mercouri, former Minister of Culture of Greece and a strong advocate of integrated conservation and sustainable development.

The US $30,000 Prize is awarded every two years to one laureate.

The prize has been awarded six times between 1995 and 2001.

The next Prize will be awarded in Autumn 2019, in connection with the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.

For more information, download the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri Cultural Landscape International Prize leaflet.

Nominations close 30 April.


The Princes Foundation Summer School – deadline for general applications: 1 May

Across three weeks students will develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century. Applications will be assessed by The Princes Foundation in association with INTBAU Australia, and should reflect a strong interest in traditional trades, architecture, design or urbanism.

More information is available at this link and in the Prince’s Foundation Summer School 2019 leaflet.

General applications must be received by Wednesday 1 May.


WA Heritage Council – nominations close 3 May

The Minister for Heritage is calling for nominations from experienced and qualified individuals to join the new Heritage Council of Western Australia.

The Council is the State’s expert body on matters concerning places of cultural heritage significance. The Council will be responsible for fulfilling a range of functions under section 17 of the Heritage Act 2018. More information on the Council is in the Heritage Council Information Sheet.

The new Council will be established upon the Heritage Act 2018 being proclaimed by the Governor of Western Australia and will comprise up to nine positions (a chairperson and up to eight members). Appointments will be made for terms ranging between two and four years.

How to apply

Applications must be received by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage by 5.00pm on 3 May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, visit the WA Heritage Council website.


Heritage Regulations 2019 (WA) – consultation closes 5 May

The consultation process on the proclamation regulations for the Heritage Act 2018 is now open, and submissions are invited until Friday 3 May 2019. Completion of consultation will bring us one step closer to new heritage legislation that meets current needs.

Issues covered within the draft Heritage Regulations 2019 include:

– composition of the Heritage Council
– conflicts of interest
– management of Council and committee meetings
– form and content of the State Register
– pre-requisites for the issue of repair notices
– standards for notifications, consultation and advertising

To ensure that the regulations are given due consideration and meet the needs of modern legislation, the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is seeking submissions from interested persons and organisations. To take part in this process, review the draft regulations on the State Heritage website and follow a link to the online survey hosted on the Department’s consultation hub.

You may also be interested in reviewing and contributing to draft guidelines for the creation of local heritage surveys, which replace the current heritage inventories. These guidelines are required under the new Act, and will provide support to local governments undertaking the review or update of their local heritage survey.

The guidelines include standards for consultation and the use of professional heritage advice, so may be of interest to those working in the heritage field. Further information on how to contribute to the development of these guidelines can also be found on the State Heritage website.

Finally, initial consultation is taking place to assist in the development of guidelines for identification and management of state government heritage assets. These will work alongside the Strategic Asset Management Framework to guide agencies in the maintenance, activation, adaptation and disposal of heritage assets.


Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage – Living Heritage Grants Program – closing 10 May

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

Need inspiration? Look at some videos capturing works in progress and some of the results from completed projects reported.

To find out if you are eligible, read the 2019 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at the Living Heritage Grants Program website. To apply, follow the link to the online application portal at at the Living Heritage Grants Program website.

For more information, email the Living Heritage Grants Program team.


Current Grant Opportunity – Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot Program: submissions due 14 May

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is conducting a competitive aid grants process to select a partner to implement the Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot Program. Applicants are invited to apply using the information provided on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Submissions are due by 14 May 2019.


Victorian Museum Awards 2019 – nominations close 17 May

Has your organisation delivered outstanding projects in the last year? Know a staff member or volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution to their organisation or the sector? Nominations for the Victorian Museum Awards are now open. This is your chance to nominate a special individual or organisation for excellence in line with the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries.

The nomination process is simple, free, and open to both members and non-members, so why not nominate? Winners receive prizes and a tailored media pack to promote their Award in the media.

> Guidelines and nomination forms

Nominations close Friday 17 May.


Local Government Heritage Forum, 14 June, Victoria – registrations close 17 May

The Heritage Council of Victoria is inviting local government heritage advisors, heritage coordinators and strategic and statutory planners to its Local Government Heritage Forum on 14 June. The forum’s theme is Putting Heritage First.

Hear from experts and colleagues on heritage issues and learn about ways to help communities celebrate their heritage. The day-long forum will inform heritage professionals of new initiatives and highlight models for best practice to ensure the successful management of state and local heritage assets for the people of Victoria. The forum also provides an opportunity for sharing information, networking with colleagues and provides professional development for local government staff and heritage advisors.

The Heritage Council is hosting the Forum in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.

DATE: Friday 14 June 2019

TIME: 10 am to 5 pm

LOCATION: Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (PRACC), 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang

BOOKINGS: Are essential as numbers are restricted. If you are a local government heritage advisor, planner or heritage officer please register via email

Registrations will close on Friday 17 May.

Attendance from each Council will be limited to a maximum of three officers.

The draft program is now available.

The final program will be available on the website in mid-May.


St James Anglican church, Wilcannia – volunteers wanted for restoration



St James Anglican church is a substantial sandstone structure (c.1883) built by German stonemasons of locally quarried stone in the remarkable outback town of Wilcannia in far west NSW (near Broken Hill).

The unique architectural history of this town has been enhanced by the local Council’s heritage program, supported by the State Government’s heritage advisor. A small grant from the program has provided access to funds for purchase of materials for conservation works at the Church.

Volunteers are being sought for assistance with painting, roof plumbing, stone pointing, interior hard plaster rendering, leadlight window repairs and general repairs between May and October 2019. This is a great opportunity to visit the outback and experience the charms of Wilcannia, (with opportunities for other local tourism such as Broken Hill and nearby National Parks).

If you are interested in participating and have skills (although don’t feel the need to be an experienced “tradie”), and you would like to lend a hand to this worth while project, please make contact with Andrew Stacey via email for further information. Billeted accommodation can be arranged at the charming Queens Head Hotel in town, a recent conservation project which has adapted a ruinous building into a unique gallery & airbnb in the outback.


Change Over Time journal – call for abstracts: deadline 17 May 2019

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites abstract submissions the 10.1 Conservation – Discipline & Profession issue.

Since its emergence in the 20th century as a discreet field of intellectual inquiry and applied practice, the conservation of the built environment has developed into a distinct interdisciplinary profession. Conservation today extends its purview to broader considerations of ‘heritage’ as a physical and social expression and thus employs a theoretical and methodological framework drawn from the humanities and the sciences. After nearly a century of formal practice, institutional representation, the establishment of national and international organizations, and the later development of academic programs, an ideological and professional maturation is well on its way.

It is time for an historical and critical evaluation of the field as discipline and profession. The inherent interdisciplinarity and inclusive concerns of conservation from social cohesion and architectural/evidentiary preservation to diversifying historical narratives and socio-spatial equity, raise challenging questions of disciplinary and professional boundaries and call upon the profession to articulate its authority. What are the disciplinary implications for an interdisciplinary field? What professional authority does conservation contribute to addressing urgent societal problems? How has the field evolved (or not) as a discipline and profession? And how can the profession succeed in fulfilling its greatest civic promise?

This issue of Change Over Time invites contributions that examine the dimensions and scope of the profession as well as the responsibilities, ethics, and authority of the conservation professional.

For more information, see the CFA_Professionalism_COT.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 17 May 2019.


Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 – Phase 2 – have your say closes 31 May

Have your say on the discussion paper for the review of the Western Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. It sets out proposals to recognise, protect, manage and celebrate the places and objects that are important to Aboriginal culture. Importantly, it also identifies a framework for efficient land use by industry and other land users. Among the recommendations are changes to how heritage is defined, so it better reflects a living culture that is central to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Traditional owners and knowledge holders would be actively engaged in decision making for heritage places to which they have a connection, through the establishment of local Aboriginal heritage services and an Aboriginal Heritage Council.

For more information, see the WA Dept of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

All submissions must be received by 31 May 2019.





NBRSARCHITECTURE strives to create life-changing environments. We design spaces for people and believe that architecture reaches beyond the physical construction of the built environment – it is a social art.

Established in 1968, NBRS is a multi-disciplinary design practice working as an integrated team across specialised studios. 

The foundation of NBRS is based on developing creative design partnerships both within our studio but also with our clients and collaborators. Our portfolio spanning public and private sectors exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected.

The Role

Working within the Heritage Studio and as part of a dynamic team, you will be responsible for gathering historical information from a range of sources and presenting the material in a coherent narrative. Reporting to the Principal and working closely with other architectural studios, you will research, analyse and interpret the historical information to determine its authenticity and significance.

Utilising your excellent writing skills, the role will see you write reports and present findings, based on your research, to support the various heritage and architectural projects.

We are seeking an individual, with proven ability to work autonomously on multiple projects whilst maintaining quality outcomes. You will have also have excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with other design professionals and external stakeholders.

This is a ‘hands on’ role and we need a real team player with positive attitude to take on each new task, no matter how big or small.

For more information and to apply, click here.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Assessments Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Job Title: Senior Heritage Assessments Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 10
Employment Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Parramatta

About the Role

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

You will be also be a go-to person within your team, a point of escalation for more complex matters and a problem solver. You will have the opportunity to coach team members and to take responsibility for the supervision of their work in the absence of the Team Leader.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May. For further information visit this link. Rajeev Maini, Senior Team Leader Regional Heritage Assessments, can be contacted on (02) 9873 8592 for enquiries.


SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, Ecology and Heritage Partners, Melbourne

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd is an established consultancy with highly experienced cultural heritage and ecological teams. The Company specialises in cultural heritage and ecological based projects throughout Australia for a range of Government agencies and corporate clients. We currently have offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Sydney. Given our large amount of project work across multiple industries, we need to expand our team of over 20 in-house cultural heritage professionals.

Due to a sustained increase in workload, we are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wishes to develop and contribute their experience and skills as a Conservation Architect for our Built Heritage team, with the role providing excellent prospects in a growing business for the right person. This role requires keen research, writing and analytical skills, and will suit an extremely motivated individual who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. The position is to be based in our Melbourne office, primarily as part of our Victorian operations.

For more information and to apply visit this link. Applications close 30 April 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Consultant, Ecology and Heritage Partners, Melbourne

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd is an established consultancy with highly experienced cultural heritage and ecological teams. The Company specialises in cultural heritage and ecological based projects throughout Australia for a range of Government agencies and corporate clients. We currently have offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Sydney. Given our large amount of project work across multiple industries, we need to expand our team of over 20 in-house cultural heritage professionals.

Due to a sustained increase in workload, we are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wishes to develop and contribute their experience and skills as a Built Heritage Consultant, with the role providing excellent prospects in a growing business for the right person. The position is to be based in our Melbourne office, primarily as part of our Victorian operations.

For more information and to apply visit this link. Applications close 30 April 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Research Assistant – Built Heritage, Ecology and Heritage Partners, Melbourne

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd is an established consultancy with highly experienced cultural heritage and ecological teams. The Company specialises in cultural heritage and ecological based projects throughout Australia for a range of Government agencies and corporate clients. We currently have offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Sydney. Given our large amount of project work across multiple industries, we need to expand our team of over 20 in-house cultural heritage professionals.

Due to a sustained increase in workload, we are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wishes to develop and contribute their experience and skills as a Research Assistant for our Built Heritage team, with the role providing excellent prospects in a growing business for the right person. This role requires keen research, writing and analytical skills, and will suit an extremely motivated individual who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. The position is to be based in our Melbourne office, primarily as part of our Victorian operations.

For more information and to apply visit this link. Applications close 30 April 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Head of Restoration, Doh Eain, Yangon, Myanmar

About Doh Eain

Doh Eain (“Our Home”) is a multi-discipline restoration and placemaking social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. In a world of rapid urbanisation, we want to make sure cities are places with identity, and that they are liveable, inclusive and sustainable. That is why we specialize in preserving heritage, improving public space, and organising activities that connect people to places.

Head of Restoration

We are in search of an enthusiastic, hard-working, and organized individual to join Doh Eain as a Head of Restoration. The Head of Restoration at Doh Eain should be passionate about Yangon’s built heritage and it’s responsible preservation. This role will report to the Deputy Director, and will represent all design and project planning activity for Doh Eain’s restoration projects and other construction work, in coordination with the Deputy Director and the Head of Research & Inclusion, Head of Placemaking, and Head of Capacity Building.

For more information, see the Doh Eain Head of Restoration position description.

Applications close 1 May 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Commonwealth Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Canberra

GML Heritage is seeking a dynamic heritage specialist/project manager with Commonwealth heritage experience at a senior level. This is a full-time position based in Canberra. The incumbent will provide specialist heritage advice involving Commonwealth heritage and environment contracts, including tender submissions, scoping projects, and implementing project work for large and complex heritage places. 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, visit this link.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney

An opportunity has arisen in our Sydney office for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Heritage Consultant with a professional work history of 5+ years in Heritage advisory consulting or related field.

Urbis is a firm that truly values its people. In our new, contemporary office location in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, it’s a place where you are encouraged to share your ideas in a professional, friendly and agile working environment.

We are looking for a lateral thinker and an outstanding communicator seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects, for a diverse range of private and public sector clients. As a key member of the team, you will be involved in conducting research across a diverse, high profile and challenging range of projects, providing reports and strategic advice to our clients.

We also encourage archaeologists (Aboriginal or European) or heritage architects to apply for this position.

About You

As a Senior Heritage Consultant there is a requirement to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of heritage principles and an ability to provide a range of advice to clients on a range of projects including heritage studies, conservation management plans, heritage impact statements, interpretation, archival recording and heritage architectural conservation supervision.

For more information, see the URBIS Senior Heritage Consultant 2019 position description.

How to apply?

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, please click apply. Or for a highly confidential discussion please call Grace Lee, HR Coordinator on (02) 8233 9982. We are looking to appoint this position as soon as possible so encourage applications to be lodged as soon as possible.


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.

Applications close Friday 3 May.


SITUATION VACANT Conservation Projects Manager, International Conservation Services, Sydney

Conservation Projects Manager

International Conservation Services has a full-time opportunity for a Sydney-based Objects Conservator to use their hands-on conservation and project management skills in a wide variety of site-based heritage and art projects. Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $61,560 – $77,112 plus 9.5% superannuation.

The position is available for commencement immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

We are seeking highly organised people to join our growing Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team, based at our labs in Chatswood, Sydney. We have a variety of roles that are both hands-on and project-management based that will suit someone who has a background in heritage conservation, likes to work on a variety of materials and projects, and enjoys working outdoors with occasional travel.

For more information, see the ICS_Conservation Projects Manager_March 2019 position description.


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.




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