Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 876


  1. [NEW ITEM] Do Contributory Items have a place in urban renewal? Panel session, 16 May, Adelaide
  2. [NEW ITEM] Rock art symposium, 11 October 2019, Melbourne – call for papers deadline: 20 May
  3. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 Scientific Symposium announcement
  4. [NEW ITEM] Ballarat Heritage + Design Excellence Awards – People’s Choice now open: have your say by 17 May
  5. [NEW ITEM] Sulman in Australia talk, Sydney, 31 May
  6. [NEW ITEM] Call for EOI to prepare a case study in “Recovery and Reconstruction” project – deadline 3 June
  7. [NEW ITEM] Audience Insights, an MA VIC event, 3 June, Melbourne
  8. [NEW ITEM] Midland Railway Workshops talk, Dr Bobbie Oliver, 8 June, Armadale Library, WA
  9. [NEW ITEM] Ideas of Gardens: From England to Australia, a garden history seminar, 11 June, Canberra
  10. [NEW ITEM] Narratives of Nations Symposium, Saturday 15 June 2019, Sydney
  11. [NEW ITEM] Design Guide for Heritage webinar, 14 May, 12.00-1.00 AEST
  12. [NEW ITEM] News about Notre-Dame – various sources
  13. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House
  14. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin









1. [NEW ITEM] Do Contributory Items have a place in urban renewal? Panel session, 16 May, Adelaide

“I just want a yes or no!” Do Contributory Items have a place in urban renewal?

Thursday 16 May 2019
The Box Factory Community Centre
59 Regent Street, Adelaide
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Property developers have often said that they ‘just want a yes or no’ when it comes to demolishing Contributory Items in Historic Conservation Zones. Their request may be granted very soon when the new planning system comes into force next year. The trouble is, the answer to that question has yet to be resolved.

Community Alliance SA is here to help! We have invited representatives from the development industry as well as heritage experts to consider this question and to explore the future of Contributory Items in urban renewal.

For more information, see the ‘Contributory Items’ panel session leaflet.

The event is FREE and will include complimentary refreshments. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Tom Matthews on 0429 337 453 or via this email address.


2. [NEW ITEM] Rock art symposium, 11 October 2019, Melbourne – call for papers deadline: 20 May

Call for Papers – Rock art symposium, 11 October 2019, University of Melbourne


José Antonio González Zarandona (ADI, Deakin University); Holly-Jones Amin (University of Melbourne); Lyndon Ormond-Parker (University of Melbourne) and Melissa Marshall (University of Notre Dame Australia)


Rock art is uniquely powerful and provides an ongoing connection here in Australia to what is undoubtedly one of the world’s oldest living cultures. As the world capital of rock art with over 100,000 rock art sites, more than any other country in the world, we face complex challenges to preserve these creative legacies into the unforeseeable future. Although it is nationally recognized as an important part of Australia’s heritage, rock art in Australia is still damaged and remains under threat. With so many rock art sites in remote locations there are ongoing preservation challenges.

This symposium will be held following a three-day workshop in Gariwerd (the Grampians).

We seek papers that present a methodological intervention into reductionist conservation histories by developing a more diverse vocabulary and directions for future research in and on this field. Please send abstracts of 200-300 words and queries to Antonio González via email. Deadline for abstracts is 20 May 2019.

For more information, see the Call for Papers_Rock Art Symposium_Oct_19.


3. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 Scientific Symposium announcement

Following a call for EOIs for the role of Australian Co-chairs for the Scientific Symposium subject areas (advertised in the Australia ICOMOS newsletter), the following appointments have been made:

  • Shared Cultures: Cristina Guaduno Freeman
  • Shared Heritage: Agnieshka Kiera
  • Shared Responsibility: MacLaren North
  • CultureNature Journey: Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

Two International appointments have been previously made (with the remainder subject to an EOI via ICOMOS).

  • Shared Responsibility: Susan MacDonald (Getty Conservation Institute)
  • CultureNature Journey: Tim Badman (IUCN)

Congratulations to the appointees and welcome to the GA2020 Scientific Symposium team.


4. [NEW ITEM] Ballarat Heritage + Design Excellence Awards – People’s Choice now open: have your say by 17 May

The Ballarat Heritage + Design Excellence Awards – People’s Choice is now open.

All ICOMOS members and heritage colleagues are invited to have their say via this link.

Participation by Friday 17 May is encouraged.


5. [NEW ITEM] Sulman in Australia talk, Sydney, 31 May

Dr Zeny Edwards presents SULMAN IN AUSTRALIA 1885-1934
7.15pm, Friday 31 May 2019
AIA Tusculum Auditorium, 3 Manning Street Potts Point

In this talk, Zeny Edwards discusses Sulman’s first impressions of the Australian colonies, the commencement of his Sydney practice and his first partnership with C.H.E. Blackmann. It gives a detailed account of his involvement with the Institute of Architects of New South Wales and his feud with John Horbury Hunt.

Cost: Members $20 Non Members: $25 pp; Concessions $15 pp. This price includes our usual delicious supper and wine.

For more information, see the Sulman in Australia talk flyer.

Click here to book.


6. [NEW ITEM] Call for EOI to prepare a case study in “Recovery and Reconstruction” project – deadline 3 June

ICCROM and ICOMOS invite authors for expressions of interest in preparing a case study within the joint project “Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction”.

After review of proposals, a selection will be made by a Working Group for the development of selected case studies. The selected authors will receive an honorarium in recognition of their work.

To know more about the project, the criteria of selection, deadlines and terms of submission please click the link below:

Call for proposals ICCROM-ICOMOS

The deadline for submissions is 3 June 2019.


7. [NEW ITEM] Audience Insights, an MA VIC event, 3 June, Melbourne

Audience Insights

Join the Museums Victoria (MA VIC) Audience Insights team for a morning workshop that will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the importance of audiences
  • Making audiences part of your planning, programming and delivery
  • Identifying barriers
  • How to create a practical visitor survey that works
  • A hands-on audience categorisation exercise

Date: Monday 3 June
Time: 9.30am-1pm
Venue: Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
Cost: Members $45, Non-members $65



8. [NEW ITEM] Midland Railway Workshops talk, Dr Bobbie Oliver, 8 June, Armadale Library, WA

A Natural Battleground – The fight to establish a rail heritage centre at Western Australia’s Midland Railway Workshops – Dr Bobbie Oliver

Honorary Research Fellow in History at The University of Western Australia, Dr Bobbie Oliver, will discuss the heritage importance of the Midland Railway Workshops.

Saturday 8 June, 1.30-2.30pm Armadale Library

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call (08) 9394 5125 or book online here.

Download the A Natural Battleground – June 2019 flyer.


9. [NEW ITEM] Ideas of Gardens: From England to Australia, a garden history seminar, 11 June, Canberra


Join prominent landscape architects, designers and garden historians as they share their insights into the theme of ‘Ideas of Gardens: From England to Australia’.

This seminar will be chaired by landscape architect and horticulturist Ms Fleur Flanery.

Date & time: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 3:30-5.30pm
Venue: National Museum of Australia, Visions Theatre
Free but book online

For more information and to book, click here.


10. [NEW ITEM] Narratives of Nations Symposium, Saturday 15 June 2019, Sydney

The Australiana Fund’s Narratives of Nations Symposium, Sydney, Saturday 15 June 2019
In Partnership With Australian National Maritime Museum

Following the success of the Fund’s inaugural Symposium in Canberra in 2017 this will be the core event of The Fund’s Sydney AGM

Discovery – The theme of the second Narratives of Nations symposium encompasses the physical act of discovering and, the intellectual satisfaction of unearthing new facts, developing new theories and establishing fresh connections thereby opening up new perspectives on the way we interpret and describe our world through the prism of cultural heritage.

Our special overseas guest speakers include:

View the program here.

Members of The Australiana Fund will benefit from a special reduced ticket price of $90; Non-members $140. The ticket price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Book at this link.


11. [NEW ITEM] Design Guide for Heritage webinar, 14 May, 12.00-1.00 AEST

To coincide with the National Heritage Festival, please join us in this webinar to introduce the approach contained in the newly released Design Guide for Heritage produced by the GANSW in collaboration with the NSW Heritage Council.

The webinar will help owners, architects, consultants, builders and the community who have an interest in the buildings, sites and precincts that contribute to our heritage.

For more information and to register, click here.


12. [NEW ITEM] News about Notre-Dame – various sources

Note – most of these are in French

Miscellaneous News

Statement by UNESCO

Joint Statement by Presidents of ICOMOS and of ICOMOS France

Editorial by Le Monde newspaper

An appeal to the President 1170 Signatures

Statement by Patrimoine-Environnement, an Heritage association

Statements by two French personalities

Interview by Philippe Villeneuve, architect ACMH in Charge of the Cathedral

Philippe Villeneuve, l’homme au chevet de Notre-Dame de Paris

Stefan Simon, interviewed

Eleven Architectural Projects

Notre Dame should be rebuilt as it was_The Art Newspaper

Notre Dame should be rebuilt as it was _ The Art Newspaper


13. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House

To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.


14. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin

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




‘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.




Book launch: Sydney Art Deco author Peter Sheridan in Conversation with Josh Zepps, 14 May, Sydney

Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape and life of Sydney during the 1930s and 1940s. Using contemporary and archival photos the book covers the whole gamut of moderne, functionalist and streamlined styling in the architecture of Sydney during the 1930s and 1940s.

Examples of Art Deco architecture can be found in many areas of Australia, but the largest concentration is in Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay.

In conversation with Australian media personality, political satirist, and television presenter Josh Zepps, respected historian, lecturer, and author Peter Sheridan will discuss art deco’s impact on the lifestyle of Sydneysiders.

Join Peter for a glass of wine and book signing at the end of the talk.

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Australian Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
Cost: $15

Download the Sydney Art Deco book leaflet.


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.


International Museum Day, 18 May

On May 18th, museums all around the world will come together to celebrate International Museum Day. This year, the theme is Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition.

More information on the theme for 2019 can be found here.

Communications kitHere you can download the communication kit for museums and find all the information you need to organise special activities.

Social Media bankHere you can download a content bank for social media with images and texts that you can use for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The official materials – On the International Museum Day website you can find the official poster and banners, as well as request translations. Here you can also download some videos and animations.

Interactive map – Here you can add to our interactive map the special activities your museum is organising for the whole world to see. You can also check what other museums in your region or country will be doing that day.


Port Arthur Talk, 22 May 2019

Tasman Community’s attitudes to the Port Arthur Historic Site
Presented by Anne Courtney

When Port Arthur Historic Site was added to the National Heritage Register in 2005 it was recognised as having nine heritage values. But how is the Site valued by members of the Tasman community? This is the question that local resident Anne Courtney and the Community, Heritage and Tourism (CHAT) project sought to answer during a 2018 community survey. She will present the finding of this survey – some of the answers may surprise you.

Anne Courtney was born in Zambia and arrived in Tasmania in 1965 as a 10-pound Pom. The Port Arthur Historic Site was one of the first places her family visited. The ruins and the surrounding landscape left a deep impression then and in subsequent holidays. In 1999 she bought a home at Port Arthur and moved to the Peninsula full time in 2009. Her interest in surveys started in the 1970s while studying psychology at the University of Tasmania.

When: Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 5.00pm

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

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

Download the “Tasman Community’s attitudes to the Port Arthur Historic Site” talk flyer.


SA History Festival talk – 24 May, Adelaide

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.


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.




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
IIWC-2019-22nd Symposium-Bilbao-CALL FOR PAPERS


Heritage Houses for Europe Conference, 24 September 2019, Belgium

Heritage Houses for Europe Conference
24 September 2019
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

We are pleased to invite you to the final conference of the project Heritage Houses for Europe which will be opened by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Gathering 300 participants, the event will present the project’s study on the impact of the sector of family-owned heritage houses throughout Europe, highlighting the key findings and policy recommendations. It will also be the opportunity to give a voice to the various stakeholders: owners, policy makers, academics, experts and cultural innovators. The day will provide numerous opportunities to network and meet stakeholders.

Register here




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 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.




[NEW] TENDER OPPORTUNITY Interpretation Strategy, Royal Perth Hospital Precinct and Historic Heart of Perth, National Trust of Western Australia

The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking proposals from consultant teams experienced in the interpretation of the values associated with heritage places, to prepare an interpretation strategy focussed on the Royal Perth Hospital Precinct and the Historic Heart of Perth neighbourhood in which it is situated.

The brief can be found at this link.

Submissions are due 9am, Monday 27 May 2019.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Full time Fellow Position, UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab, Cyprus University of Technology

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics in Cultural Heritage. The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the H2020 Initial Training Network CHANGE Marie S. Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

For more details about the fellowship, such as salary, other benefits and how to submit an application, click here.

Application deadline: 31 May 2019


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Planner, City of Greater Geelong

The City of Greater Geelong is undergoing a period of rapid growth, with our growth areas and infill development expected to boost our population by 150,000 by 2036.

Given our recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first in Australia – and our drive to be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region by 2047, now is a great time to join our team and make the move to Geelong. To realise our vision and support sustainable growth the City is recruiting for motivated and customer focussed people to fill new roles.

As part of our planning strategy team you will be responsible for building heritage capability and promoting natural and built heritage within the City of Greater Geelong;

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications close 10 May.


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 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 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.

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