Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 881


  1. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 Sponsorship Prospectus Available!
  2. [NEW ITEM] The National Endangered Skills and Trades Show, 13-14 July, Canberra
  3. [NEW ITEM] ISC Theory conference on Indigenous Cultural Heritage, 13-15 November 2019, Canada – call for papers deadline 15 July
  4. [NEW ISSUE] Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin available online
  5. [NEW ISSUE] News from Réseau Art Nouveau Network
  6. [[NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage June update










1. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 Sponsorship Prospectus Available!

The ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is pleased to announce the launch of the GA2020 Corporate Patron and Heritage Exposition Prospectus.

Corporate Patrons will achieve unprecedented levels of exposure to all with an interest in heritage, both professional and public. Valuable networking and workshop opportunities, unique activations and initiatives plus premium positioning within the GA2020 Heritage Exposition are just a few of the commercial opportunities that are available.

GA2020 will leave a legacy to the management of cultural heritage and the communities that value and care for it in Australia and globally. The theme of the Scientific Symposium to be held as part of the GA2020, ‘Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility’, provides a major opportunity to focus on Australia’s Indigenous and multicultural heritage in a global context. GA2020 offers an incredible opportunity for Australia to share its heritage with the world.

Australia ICOMOS strongly encourages Members and E-News subscribers to consider representation for your organisation at the pinnacle global cultural heritage event and be an active part of Australia’s heritage showcase.

You can request your copy of the Prospectus from our GA2020 Managers here or contact Drew Whait on (02) 9265 0700 or email Drew.

For more information visit the GA2020 website.


2. [NEW ITEM] The National Endangered Skills and Trades Show, 13-14 July, Canberra

Rare trades but not as you know it. This event is incorporating both traditional trades and endangered skills from a range of industries (did someone say neon sign tube bending?) to demonstrate the need to reinstate apprenticeships for the future of our workforce. The ACT Government is currently looking at a pilot program to re-energise training in collaboration with artisans in business, and the lobbying being undertaken around this event is crucial. Held at The Fitters Workshop, next to Canberra’s biggest craft market, the demonstration event itself is expecting 15,000 through the doors over the weekend. Major cultural institutions such as the National Film and Sound Archives [who need trainees in analogue sound engineering] will be participating and supporting the advocacy.

Most excitingly, a partnered symposium with the National Museum of Australia will also be held on the Saturday evening with speakers discussing how heritage skills can be used to create bespoke solutions for modern issues and new industries. Lobbying begins and ends in Canberra, lets make this count!

Visit the Endangered Skills and Trades Show website for more information.

Free but you can register here.


3. [NEW ITEM] ISC Theory conference on Indigenous Cultural Heritage, 13-15 November 2019, Canada – call for papers deadline 15 July

ISC Theory conference on Indigenous Cultural Heritage
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
13-15 November 2019

The conference/gathering on Indigenous Cultural Heritage is organised by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration and co-hosted by the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with ICOMOS Canada and the ICOMOS ISC for the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites. The conference/gathering will focus on the recognition of the diverse and multiple forms of Indigenous Cultural Heritage representation, developing new approaches to World Heritage criteria, valorisation, conservation and restoration.

The principle aim of the conference is to provide a forum for dialogue with Indigenous communities in developing new approaches and best practices for World Heritage criteria, valorisation, conservation and restoration that both recognises and ensures the protection  of Indigenous Cultural Heritage in all its diverse forms.

The call for papers is now open and closes 15 July 2019.

For more information, see the ISC Theory conference_call for papers leaflet.


4. [NEW ISSUE] Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin available online

To view the latest issue of the GCI bulletin, click here.


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

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


6. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage June update

Read the latest news from The Best in Heritage: The Best in Heritage 2019 IMAGINES Featured Projects – June 2019.




GA 2020 – EOI Invited for Pre and Post GA2020 Tours and Events: deadline Friday 28 June

Expressions of interest (EOI) are invited for tours and events that might be offered (outside Sydney) before and/or after the Twentieth Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS (GA2020), which will be held in Sydney between 1 and 10 October 2020. #icomosga2020 – GA WEBSITE NOW LIVE

At GA2020 as many as 1,500 heritage experts will enjoy an engaging program of site visits, functions, workshops and a four-day Scientific Symposium on the theme of ‘Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility’, which will leave a legacy for the management of cultural heritage and the communities that value and care for it in Australia and globally. There will be associated meetings of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committees, other ICOMOS committees, workshops training sessions and excursions to cultural heritage places.

GA2020 will also provide opportunities for prior or subsequent visits to other parts of Australia, so that delegates may experience and learn about other heritage properties and stories or participate in related activities such as workshops and Australia ICOMOS Members may have the opportunity to contribute to GA2020 in ways other than during the Sydney event itself.

A selection of ‘official’ pre and post tours and events will be included in the GA2020 program and registration process. Expressions of interest are encouraged from Australia ICOMOS Members, and both government and non-government organisations who would be prepared to offer a pre and/or post GA2020 tour or event. This is on the basis that the GA2020 Managers will facilitate bookings, but the host will provide venues, local travel arrangements and program content, including any necessary staffing, support materials or catering. It is expected that delegates will book their own internal domestic flights, if required, based on suggestions from the tour and event organisers, preferably with the GA2020 official airline partner Qantas.

The GA2020 team is looking to offer a small selection of high-quality tours and other events, across a broad spectrum of heritage places.

Expressions of Interest should include the following information:

  • name and contact details (email address and contact number) of the proposed host (person / people / group / organisation)
  • background, size, experience and capability of the organisation
  • name and nature of the proposed event
  • 50 word ‘promotional paragraph’ for the proposed event
  • timing and duration, including indicative dates and program/itinerary
  • proposed event venue(s) and transport arrangements
  • minimum and maximum participant numbers
  • cost to delegates (excluding GA2020 booking / administrative fees)
  • any requirements, restrictions, limits or opportunities
  • how and why the proposed event or tour aligns with the GA2020 theme

The EOIs received will be evaluated by the GA2020 Executive Committee, having regard to the location and nature of the offer, the proposed host, resource implications and potential to align with the GA2020 theme. Subject to the volume and nature of the offers received, it is expected that applicants will be notified of the outcome during August 2019.

Expressions of interest should be should be lodged here by 5pm, Friday 28 June 2019.

Additional information of no more than 4 pages maximum may also be sent to the GA2020 Team by email.

PLEASE NOTE: so that they can be correctly added to the information that is submitted via the online form, please name any additional information files that are sent by email as follows:

  • GA2020_pre-post-tours_YOUR NAME, eg. “GA2020_pre-post-tours_Sally Smith”.

If you are submitting more than one file, please use the following file naming convention:

  • [GA2020_pre-post-tours_YOUR NAME_no], eg. “GA2020_pre-post-tours_Sally Smith_1”, “GA2020_pre-post-tours_Sally Smith_2”, etc.




The Burra Charter turns 40 – Melbourne Discussion panel, 27 June – RSVP deadline 14 June

The Burra Charter turns 40 – Discussion panel series

As you will all know, the Burra Charter turns 40 in 2019, and as part of our acknowledgement of this significant landmark, Australia ICOMOS is hosting a series of panel discussions to celebrate and reflect on the document’s success and evolution, and to consider its capacity to respond to an evolving heritage landscape. Does the Burra Charter address all of the issues relevant to contemporary heritage practice? Is there, for example, a need for the Charter to respond more directly to intangible heritage? How can the Charter be adopted more completely in all areas of heritage practice? Is there a risk that the essence of the Charter will be diluted through further reviews?

The first of the discussion panels will take place at the University of Melbourne on 27 June 2019 (details below). The format, based on the ABC’s ‘Q and A’ show, will see a panel of four speakers respond to questions from the audience, with the discussion chaired by a moderator. Details about the panel members will be provided in the coming weeks.

The ‘Q & A’ will run for approximately an hour and a half and will be streamed live. The event is open to all.

Date & Time: 5:45pm (for 6:00pm), Thursday 27 June 2019
Location: Singapore Theatre, Room B120, Glyn Davis Building (133), Masson Road, The University of Melbourne
RSVP: to Adam Mornement via email by Friday 14 June. Those wishing to pose a question (or questions) should include the question in the RSVP. You will be advised in advance if your question has been selected, and you will be invited to pose it at the event.

The next Burra Charter ‘Q & A’ will be held at the University of Sydney on Saturday 13 July (11:30am to 1:00pm) – further details will follow soon. 


Supported by the Getty Conservation Institute




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.


Australia ICOMOS Sydney Talk Series, 18 June

Heritage, Construction and Fire
presented by Catherine Forbes

Globally, over the years, many iconic heritage sites have experienced severe damage or loss as a result of fire. Cases have included Windsor Castle (1992), Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), Lucerne (1993), Sungyemun (South gate) Seoul, South Korea (2008), the Cutty Sark (2014), the Glasgow School of Art (2015 and 2018), the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro (2018) and many more. Most recently Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was in the limelight as we watched images of its roof burning and spire collapsing (May, 2019). During the same period, significant sites and collections in Australia have also been impacted by fire, including Essendon Historical Society Museum, Melbourne (2016), the historic Byron Arcade, Inverell (2010), numerous historic Australian pubs, including the General Gordon Hotel in Sydneham (2018), the Lyceum Hotel, Longreach (2018) and the Broadway Hotel in Woolloongabba, Brisbane (2018), a number of places of worship, including Melbourne’s oldest Greek Orthodox Church (2016), the Geelong Mosque (2016), and St Paul’s Catholic Church, Glenreagh, in the Clarence Valley (2018), and a number of schools, including the 1923 Parramatta Public School building in Sydney (2018).

Although some of these fires were the result of arson and others accidental, it must be noted that many of the buildings affected were undergoing some form of construction work. Catherine Forbes will discuss recent research findings on common causes of fire on heritage construction sites and what is involved in preventing, preparing for and mitigating fire risk prior to and during construction. With specific reference to the Parramatta Public School fire, she will also highlight the issues arising during the emergency response to fire in heritage buildings and the new risks that emerge and must be dealt with in the aftermath of fire.

Catherine Forbes
Catherine is an expert member of ICORP (ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness) and Convenor of the Australia ICOMOS and ICOMOS New Zealand joint working group on Cultural Heritage Risk Preparedness. Catherine is also the heritage architect assisting Schools Infrastructure NSW on recovery of the Parramatta Public School.

Time & Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Cost: Students $10, Members $15, Non-members $20 payable in cash at GML Heritage

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 14 June 2019 via email to Louise Cox.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Download the Sydney Talk Series 2019_18 June_Catherine Forbes flyer.


Lyon Housemuseum Galleries Tour, 20 June, Melbourne

Join the Manager of the newly opened Lyon Housemuseum Galleries, leading a guided tour of the inaugural exhibition ENTER, an exhibition of newly commissioned works by sixteen leading Australian contemporary artists. This exhibition explores the interrelationships between art, the space of the museum and the viewer.

Date: Thursday 20 June
Time: 10.15am-12.15pm
Venue: Lyon Housemuseum Galleries, 217-219 Cotham Road, Kew
Cost: Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria Members Free, Non-members $15



Victorian Museums Awards, 26 June, Melbourne

The Victorian Museum Awards recognise outstanding achievements and service in the museum, gallery and collecting sector, and the Awards Ceremony is always a great opportunity to meet and catch up with the people whose passion and work build a strong Victorian museum and gallery sector.

Date: Wednesday 26 June
Time: 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Cost: Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria Members $70, Non-members $90



Harrietville Chinese Mining Village archaeological excavation, October 2019 – bookings open

The Uncovered Past Institute is excited to announce that the second archaeological excavation of the 19th century Harrietville Chinese Mining Village, planned for October 2019, is now open for bookings. Members of the public as well as archaeology students can help fund the project by participating in this excavation.

Highlights of the first excavation in October 2017 can be seen in this video.

Our 2017 team of 10 staff and 36 participants discovered the foundations of at least 19 buildings, and partially excavated two of these. During Season 2 we aim to complete the excavation of these two buildings, and also excavate the communal kitchen where all the meals for the Chinese miners were cooked. The largely undisturbed Village site includes mine workings, water races, building foundations, and gardens: a rare survivor of the heyday of Chinese gold mining in Victoria.

See the Uncovered Past Institute website for participation fees and the program.


Autumn in New York: Deco Weekend, 10-13 October 2019

The Art Deco Society of New York (ADSNY) invites you to our vibrant, exhilarating, gleaming Art Deco capital to enjoy an immersive extended weekend to explore and celebrate some of the world’s most recognizable examples of Art Deco architecture and design. In addition to the city’s interwar treasures and mementos of Jazz Age culture, we will dine in iconic hotspots that embody our favorite era.

Through a series of engrossing programs – led by acclaimed architectural, design, and culture historians – we’ll delve deep into 1920s and 1930s New York: home to the flapper, the speakeasy, and the belief that anything goes. This program focuses on the development of New York’s unmatched skyscrapers, which transformed the city into a modern, glittering metropolis.

For more information, visit the Art Deco Society of New York website.




IIC 28th Biennial Congress: 2-6 November 2020, Edinburgh – call for proposals: deadline 14 June

IIC 28th Biennial Congress – Current practices and challenges in built heritage conservation
2-6 November 2020, Edinburgh

This congress of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) looks at the role of conservators and conservation scientists in the conservation of built heritage.

The congress will cover the conservation of a wide range of built heritage including: archaeological sites, archives and collections; historic buildings, castles and palaces; religious buildings including churches and temples; built structures including bridges, walls and monuments; in situ collections housed in the buildings for which they were commissioned or collected and decorative surfaces in historic buildings.

We are looking for new and original, unpublished work, relevant to the Congress theme and to conservation. Proposals demonstrating collaborative working with other conservation professionals will be of particular interest. Abstracts for papers and posters covering the following related topics are invited:

  • traditional practice vs. modern approaches
  • urbanisation and environmental impacts on built heritage
  • protection of archaeological sites in situ
  • the management of tourists visiting heritage sites
  • the challenges of maintaining archaeological archives and stores
  • sustainable use of heritage sites
  • scientific research that enhances understanding of the built heritage or informs conservation practice
  • conservation of decorative surfaces including paintings, plaster, stone and mosaic
  • public engagement with built heritage conservation including interpretation and conservation in action

Preference will be given to abstracts that record new research and application of innovative conservation techniques; case studies will be considered but only where they record significant new information about the application of conservation practice. Papers and posters pointing the way to future challenges and research needs will be welcomed.

You can submit your proposals for a paper or poster at this link.

The closing date for proposals to be submitted has been extended to 14 June 2019.


Healthy People in a Healthy Environment symposium, 17-18 September 2019, Brisbane – registrations open

Healthy People in a Healthy Environment: Valuing the Social and Cultural Benefits of Nature
Queensland Museum, 17-18 September 2019


Established in 2011, ACIUCN’s Science Informing Policy Symposium is a high-level, two-day event held in partnership with members and others that engages leading experts on national conservation priorities to help inform key environmental policy. The 2019 Symposium, Healthy People in a Healthy Environment, will focus on the critical link between human health and social well-being, and the environment.

The event will provide an opportunity to help focus Australia’s thinking on these important issues and on how to raise awareness and conserve the many benefits a healthy environment provides for people and nature.

For more information about this event and to book, visit this link.

ACIUCN = Australian Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature


UPDATED: IIWC 2019 Scientific Symposium (Bilbao, Spain) & Course (San Sebastian, Spain), 30 September to 5 October 2019 – call for papers: deadline EXTENDED TO 24 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 24 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 (EXT)


CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2019, Vienna – call for Papers, Short Papers (Round Tables), Science Slam and Posters: deadline 30 June

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

Call for Papers, Short Papers (Round Table) and Posters

Please mind our new guidelines and template for submitting the “long abstract”. The guidelines are valid for papers, short papers (round table) and posters! The guidelines for poster (printed version) we will soon publish on CHNT Homepage.

Deadline for submissions: 30 June

More information about the call is available at this link.

Call for Apps

This year we will again organize an APP AWARD. We will soon publish the criteria and guidelines on our webpage.

Call for Science Slam

We will do it for the second time and organize a Science Slam – “This is how we know…” We will soon publish the criteria and guidelines on our webpage.


Making Conservation, AICCM conference, Melbourne, 13-15 November 2019 – call for papers: closes 1 July

Submissions close: 1 July 2019

At the AICCM National Conference 2019, we invite you to consider how we make our profession. Broadly divided into three themes – making conservation sustainable, innovative and connected – we want to know what excites you, what challenges you, and what you want to discuss further.

What treatments are inspiring you, what new project have you developed, what plans do you have for the future? Where should conservation be heading, both locally and globally, and how are we going to get there? How are we making conservation now and how can the way we make conservation shape the future?

Join us at the Pavilion at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, 13–15 November 2019 and continue the conversation. The three day conference will include two and a half days of presentations, an afternoon of tours, a panel discussion on conservation education, welcome drinks and an evening soiree.

Each day of the conference will centre around one of the three themes:

Making Conservation Connected

• How are we/should we make conservation inclusive, collaborative, visible, accessible and connected across communities?

Making Conservation Sustainable

• How can the profession grow and develop?
• What do we need from conservation education and what are the challenges or opportunities we are working with?
• How can conservation respond to climate change and how will this affect our work?

Making Conservation Innovation

• What treatments, projects, developments or ideas are exciting and inspiring you, or challenging you to do things differently?
• How can conservation shape the future?

The organising committee welcomes abstracts of 250 words on these three distinct but connected topics. Suggested formats include:

• Papers (20 mins)
• Lightning talks (5 mins)
• Panel discussions (45 mins – 1 hr)
• Other facilitated discussion, debate, critique, networking or interactive sessions
• Posters
• Short video presentations
• Tours (to be facilitated through the tour afternoon)

If we have not listed your preferred session format here, contact us to discuss your idea. Abstracts/queries can be emailed to Albertine Hamilton.

More information at the conference website. Download the AICCM2019_CallForPapers leaflet.


ICADS 15th World Congress on Art Deco, Buenos Aires, 5-15 November 2019 – call for papers: closes 1 July

Congress Theme

The Congress theme is Art Deco Melting Pots in relation with the Congress program that will show on site the Art Deco Rioplatense, a trend that borrowed ideas, images, and materials from different parts of the world to shape modern eclectic design, architecture and town planning.

The Art Deco era embodied the climax of eclecticism in a context of fast communications, combination of tradition and innovation, integration between industrialization and craftsmanship, intersection of arts and design, intellectual and artistic desacralization of images and secular traditions in composition and ornamentation.

The three sessions of lectures will present Art Deco Rioplatense in all its manifestations: architecture and decoration, art and design, urbanism and landscaping by local scholars. The program will include other presentations concentrated on the transfers, assimilations, and mixes in the emergence of characteristic regional art deco trends.

For more information about the event and the call for papers, visit the congress website and see the call for papers document.

The call for papers closes 1 July 2019.

For those of you who wish to attend this event, also see: Tips_On_Booking_Air_Travel_To_The_World_Congress_on_Art_DecoR.


Kaleici Old Town Festival, Turkey, 10-13 October 2019 – invitation to participate

The 4th Kaleici Old Town Festival will take place in the province of Antalya, located on Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Many participants living old towns all around the world are expected to take part in the festival, which will take place on 10-13 October 2019.

The main target of the festival is to promote awareness for the old towns. Additionally, we aim to strengthen the relationships of the participating old cities.

Within the scope of the festival, local accommodation costs of the representatives of all the participating towns will be covered by the municipality. Only flight expenses will belong to participants. Also, all visitors will be accompanied by guest relations staff, working for Muratpasa Municipality, during the festival.

Each country can participate in the festival with a maximum of 5 representatives.

See the Kaleici Old Town Festival Invitation Letter from Mayor of Antalya Muratpasa Municipality, Umit UYSAL.

We kindly call for all representatives of municipalities or local authorities to inform us about their participation until 15 July 2019.

For further information visit the Kaleici Old Town website.




Sign up to the “Building Peace through Heritage” appeal for the 43rd UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku (9 July 2019)

We are pleased to inform that the UNESCO has invited the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco (the Foundation) to 43rd Edition of the World Heritage Committee, in Baku 30 June-10 July 2019.

Specifically, on 9 July 2019, the Foundation will hold a conference entitled “Building Peace through Heritage with the Life Beyond Tourism Movement”, with keynote speakers from UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM, with the recent Foundation’s Appeal “Building Peace through Heritage” that will be officially presented to that exclusive audience together with the list of the signatories (individuals and organisations) available on the web.

If you have not yet subscribed the Appeal, we invite you:

1. to join the Life Beyond Tourism Movement (click here to start the process)

2. to sign the Appeal, available at this link until 30 June 2019. In doing so, you / your institution will be enlisted in the official directory of the signatories of the Appeal that will be delivered to UNESCO at this event.


Advanced Short Training Courses in Structural Analysis of Existing Buildings, Monuments and Historical Constructions

The courses integrated in the SAHC Masters Course can now be attended separately, without the need to enroll in the Masters Course.

These courses are of interest to those interested in the conservation, repair and strengthening of built heritage, be it monuments, other cultural heritage buildings or existing buildings in general. This includes mainly civil engineers and architects, but also, for some courses, art historians, archaeologists and others interested in cultural heritage buildings and in complementing or updating their knowledge with the most recent professional and scientific approaches and techniques.

The attendants can be professionals such as consultants, employees of building contractors, building material producers and suppliers, heritage authorities and others, as well as graduate students (MSc or PhD) enrolled in other programs.

Detailed information can be found in this leaflet or by visiting the SAHC Masters Course website.

For further information, please contact the SAHC Secretariat via email.


Positions available in Masonry Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (PhD students and postdocs) – submit EOI by 14 June

The Historical and Masonry Structures at ISISE, University of Minho, Portugal, will be opening soon two positions for PhD students (3 years) and two positions for postdoctoral collaborators (4-5 years) on Masonry Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Seismology to join a European Research Council Advanced Grant recently awarded.

If you are interested in any of these positions and have excellent academic / scientific qualifications, please send your résumé to Prof. Paulo B. Lourenço by email by 14 June.

The positions will address: (1) Study of the seismic action (signal); (2) Shaking table testing of masonry specimens; (3) Numerical and analytical approaches for out-of-plane masonry behaviour.


2019 ACT Heritage Awards nominations open and close 28 June 2019

The National Trust Awards recognise projects in the ACT that make a significant contribution to the conservation of the built, indigenous and natural environment.

Which projects are eligible?

  • projects located in the ACT, and which make a contribution to the public domain, are visible from the street or public place or have public access; and
  • have been completed within the last 3 years (no earlier than 1 January 2016).

Intangible Heritage can be anything, but must be distinctly ACT, and can include icons or an aspect of ACT culture or life. This must be strongly evident over the past 3 years.

For more information and to download the nomination form, visit the ACT National Trust website.

Nominations close 28 June 2019.


Australian Garden History Society’s Nina Crone Award – applications open and close 30 June

The Nina Crone Award is a grant to encourage students in the writing of Australian garden history. The award comprises a prize of $2,000 (five awards are to be granted) and a certificate – and the prospect of publication in the Society’s journal, Australian Garden History.

Papers should be for original research relating to Australian garden history and should be limited to 1000 to 1500 words. Photographs and illustrations may be included.

Expressions of interest, in the form of a brief abstract of 50–100 words, are invited. Submissions can be sent electronically or by post to Australian Garden History Society, Gate Lodge,100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne VIC 3004.

Eligibility and basis of submissions

The award is open to students only, nationally. Articles must be on a topic related to Australian garden history and must not have been previously published. All associated research must have been completed within the last two years.

Download the 2019 Nina Crone Award flyer.

Closing date: 30 June 2019




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Aboriginal Heritage Engagement Consultant, The National Trust of Western Australia

The National Trust is seeking a consultant to establish an ongoing framework and strategies for meaningful engagement of Aboriginal communities associated with its heritage. This project meets the National Trust’s ongoing commitment towards a greater valuing and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage. It ensures this heritage is properly recognised and incorporated into all National Trust projects and programs and is an integral part of the National Trust’s commitment to reconciliation.

The consultant should demonstrate expertise and experience in working with Aboriginal people, particularly in Noongar Boodja. Experience working in cultural heritage management is desirable but not essential. The National Trust has a strong preference for employment of an Aboriginal person in this role.

For a copy of the project brief please contact Kelly Rippingale by email or call (08) 9321 6088.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney

GBA Heritage is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. Our multi-disciplinary team provides services ranging from conservation and adaptive re-use advice, skilled liaison with government bodies throughout NSW, and the preparation of heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, cultural tourism and interpretation plans, in addition to Land and Environment Court appeals. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of challenging projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated Heritage Consultant who can work both independently and as part of a medium-sized team of skilled professional staff.

You will have considerable experience in the heritage field with a good understanding of complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation, excellent project delivery skills, including the preparation of coherent, legible reports. You will also have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.

For more information, see the GBA Heritage Consultant – long form_June 2019 position description.

This position is full time. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter and their resume by email to GBA Heritage.


SITUATION VACANT General Manager, Lovell Chen, Melbourne

Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants are looking for a highly experienced General Manager to fill a strategic senior position within our busy office in East Melbourne.

Reporting directly to the practice Principals, the General Manager will be key to the successful ongoing operations and future direction of the practice.

About you

You will be a great team player who is excited by the prospect of a busy and varied role, and will have the following key attributes, competencies and skills:

· a proactive and strategic approach

· excellent organisational and people management skills

· an understanding of the specific requirements relating to the Design and Construction sector

· knowledge of systems and processes involved in the successful operations of a multidisciplinary practice

· excellent written and verbal communication skills

You will have training or qualifications in Business Administration and/or have a strong record of relevant experience.

If you believe you have the key attributes required for this busy role, we’d love to talk to you. All submissions will remain strictly confidential.

Please email a covering letter and CV to Kate Gray by email.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Advisor – Historical Archaeology, Extent Heritage, Sydney

About Extent Heritage

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

About the role

The Senior Heritage Advisor in our Historical Archaeology team is responsible for carrying out a range of commercial consultancy projects, requiring skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, client liaison as well as key technical experience.

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

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here. Applications close COB Friday 21 June 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Advisor – Historical Archaeology, Extent Heritage, Sydney

About Extent Heritage

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

About the role

The Heritage Advisor is responsible for carrying out a range of commercial consultancy projects, requiring some basic skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, client liaison as well as key technical experience.

This position will suit a highly motivated individual with some level of research, writing, analytical, project management and technical skills, who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. An understanding of New South Wales heritage legislation is desirable.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here. Applications close COB Friday 21 June 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture is seeking an experienced Heritage Consultant to assist with a variety of work and projects. Great office environment. Based in Cremorne and close to public transport. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email your CV to Mark or give him a call on (03) 9421 5448 for further information.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, element, Perth

element is hiring! We are looking for an emerging Heritage Consultant seeking to build on their experience and knowledge of heritage philosophy, work on WA’s most strategic and influential urban development projects, and collaborate with an award-winning heritage practice. For more information email Flavia Kiperman or apply via this link.

While there is no closing date for applications, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and will be making a decision once we believe we have the right candidate.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, NBRSArchitecture, Sydney

A rare career opportunity for a Heritage Consultant to join the NBRS team and work on some exciting Heritage and architectural projects.

The Role

Working within the Heritage Studio and as part of a dynamic team, you will be responsible for writing reports and providing heritage advice to external clients and NBRS architectural projects.

Utilising your excellent writing and advisory skills, the role will see you prepare reports on development feasibility with respect to heritage management issues; recommend maintenance strategies to remediate deteriorated fabric and maintain buildings and sites; and assist in the development of precedents of services and products.

For more information, visit this link.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage/Conservation Projects Manager, International Conservation Services, Sydney

We have full-time opportunities for Sydney-based heritage/conservation project managers to use hands-on project management and heritage skills in a wide variety of site-based heritage and art projects. Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $61,560 – $84,840 plus 9.5% superannuation.

Our growing Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team has a variety of roles that are both hands-on and project-management based. These roles will suit people with a background in heritage conservation, who like to work on a variety of materials and projects, and who enjoy working outdoors with occasional travel.


You will be involved in devising and implementing conservation methodologies, preparing quotations and tender submissions, negotiating conditions of contract, managing projects and teams, preparing condition assessments and reports, and working closely with clients and subcontractors.


Conservation work undertaken by the Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team includes a wide range of work for public institutions and private clients covering heritage sites, sculptures, monuments and memorials, artworks, metal objects, organic and plastic objects, ceramics, stone and glass objects, and archaeological and industrial artefacts. The team also regularly consults on and writes condition assessments, maintenance plans and treatment proposals.


Site-based conservation and heritage projects form a significant component of the work, with a requirement for both hands-on technical and project management skills. Projects include conservation of heritage objects and materials in or on buildings, engineering structures, ruins, monuments, and outdoor artworks.

For more information, including the application process, see the ICS Heritage/Conservation Projects Manager position description.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.




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