Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 886

NEW ITEMS

  1. [NEW ITEM] World Heritage Committee decision on Warragamba Dam wall raising
  2. [NEW ITEM] The Living Heritage Festival, Sunday 4 August, Sydney
  3. [NEW ITEM] Decolonising Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies conference, 13-14 November 2019, Deakin Uni Burwood – call for papers: deadline 31 August
  4. [NEW ITEM] Speakers Announced for the 2019 Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum, 15 October, Deakin Downtown, Melbourne
  5. [NEW ITEM] Announcing the 2019 Keeping It Modern grants & the 2020 Grant program
  6. [NEW ITEM] EXHIBITION – NERVI with SEIDLER, University of Sydney Tin Sheds Gallery until 7 September 2019
  7. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin

AUSTRALIA ICOMOS ITEMS

TALKS / EVENTS / WORKSHOPS

CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS

FORUMS / COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI

SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED

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NEW ITEMS

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1. [NEW ITEM] World Heritage Committee decision on Warragamba Dam wall raising

Following the World Heritage Committee’s decision on Warragamba Dam wall raising (read here: whc19-43com-7BAdd-en), Australia ICOMOS has released a position statement on this issue, which can be viewed here.

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2. [NEW ITEM] The Living Heritage Festival, Sunday 4 August, Sydney

For the first time in Bayside and the Inner West, leading historians and heritage experts are brought together by the Historic Houses Association (HHA) of Australia for a day-long heritage festival at Tempe House. Join Stephen Gapps, Paul Irish, Ian Tyrrell, Hilary Davidson, Stuart Read, Helen Davies; Paintwrights, Thorne Decorative Plasterwork, and the Heritage Stoneworks Team along with local historical societies and guilds for a celebration of the forgotten crafts of the past and the heritage skills of tomorrow.

Across Discovery Point Park and Mt Olympus enjoy history pop-ups presentations – hear from local historians about the stories of the people, house and life around Tempe House from the 1830s to today’s restoration. Chat to the experts about native bee keeping, heritage sustainability and learn about how life was lived on the banks of the Cooks River. 

In the Chapel, Villa and Courtyard, traditional trade skills are on display including heritage stonework, plasterwork and exhibits of paint, stencilling and wood graining techniques. Also on display is an exhibition of rare colonial fashion gowns with demonstrations by a range of craft artisans. Learn about historic lace making, the art of quilling and join a sewing circle.

Heritage Workshops

Heritage workshops will be inside Tempe House. Find out how to research the history of your house from a local studies historian. Learn hands-on practical skills in conservation and how to value your precious antiques. Hear about environmental sustainability for your heritage home. Join in and use recycled material to create a no-waste basket that you can take home. In the former kitchen, historians, writers and community activists delve further into the layered histories of Tempe House site, landscape and the river environment. Speakers focus on specific themes ranging from histories of place, architecture and social life to popular expressions of history and questions of identity.

Artisan craft and local food stalls including vintage fashion, upcycled goods and ‘Willie the Boatman’ craft beer for sale.

For more information, visit the Historic Houses Association website.

Queries can be directed to HHA on (02) 9252 5554.

Download the Festival poster and the Festival media release.

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3. [NEW ITEM] Decolonising Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies conference, 13-14 November 2019, Deakin Uni Burwood – call for papers: deadline 31 August

It is now 40 years since Deakin University began its Museum Studies program in 1979. In celebrating this milestone, we are organising a conference that responds to the enormous changes over that time, both in the fields of museum practice and the wider field of cultural heritage. Given our location in Australia, a settler society, our focus takes its bearing from the increasing pressure on museums, archives and heritage places to ‘decolonize’ their practices and relations with Indigenous and First Nations People. The conference thus seeks to broaden and deepen the cross-disciplinary and cross-sector conversation about new practices, interpretations and lives for collected materials across the GLAM sector, as well as heritage places shaped by colonial contexts. Informed by histories of the production of colonial knowledge and responding to new and interdisciplinary directions in collection theory and research, heritage management and interpretation, this conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, industry partners, and artists to discuss the critical elements of working with and through collections and heritage places within a Decolonising impulse.

For more information on the themes, etc, visit the conference website.

We welcome submissions by 31 August 2019. Please send submissions of a 200 word abstract and 150 word biography to the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies Team by email.

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4. [NEW ITEM] Speakers Announced for the 2019 Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum, 15 October, Deakin Downtown, Melbourne

The Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum is a one-day event dedicated to discussing trending topics in the museum and gallery sector. It takes place every other year in Melbourne, alternating with our State Conference in regional Victoria.

In 2019 the Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum will be held on Tuesday 15 October 2019 at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne. The ‘Healthy Museum’ theme is at the forefront of new learning and research, especially around the themes of health, happiness, sustainability, education and well-being. 

The Forum aims to provide delegates with information and discussions that demonstrate how museums and galleries can create a healthier, happier future for both our sector and the wider public. The forum will address some of the critical current issues such as well-being, sustainability, and inclusivity in the sector. 

The Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum will bring together staff and volunteers from the Victorian museum and gallery sector, museum studies and art curatorship students, and the national and international arts and culture community to hear from museum and gallery professionals from around the world, and learn about how museums and galleries can promote health and well-being.

Cost: $150 Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria members and students, $225 non-members

For more information, visit the forum website.

> Book your place now

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5. [NEW ITEM] Announcing the 2019 Keeping It Modern grants & the 2020 Grant program

The The Getty Foundation is delighted to announce the 2019 Keeping It Modern grants. Selected from a broad pool of proposals, ten new projects received a Getty Foundation grant, including: Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria; Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy; Beira Railway Station in Mozambique; Villa E-1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France; North Christian Church and Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana, USA; Laboratory for Faculty of Chemical Technology at Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania; Uganda National Museum in Kampala; Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano in Córdoba, Argentina, and; Paraninfo at the Universidad Laboral de Cheste in Spain.

For more information, read the 2019 Keeping It Modern grants media release and read about the projects.

2020 Keeping It Modern grant program

After six years of funding with 64 supported projects, the initiative will now conclude with one last international competition. Thus, 2020 will mark the final Keeping It Modern year, and will be the last opportunity to submit a grant application for modern architecture conservation planning. As a friendly reminder, Keeping It Modern is a fully international grant initiative. Nonprofit or charitable organisations from around the world are eligible to request support. Buildings must be significant, publicly owned, and serve a public function. Please note that grant support is not available for privately held or commercial properties. Projects that focus on deferred maintenance, rebuilding, or major reconstruction of lost fabric fall outside the scope of the initiative.

The Keeping It Modern 2020 timeline is as follows:

1)      Inquiry letter: Between now and midnight on 2 December 2019 Los Angeles time, inquiry letters may be submitted via email. We strongly recommend submitting inquiry letters well before the December deadline.

2)      Application: By 2 January 2020; eligible and competitive projects will be invited to submit a full proposal. 

3)      Proposals: Proposals are due by midnight on 2 March 2020.

4)      Review process: Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of experts from the field.

5)      Awards: Successful candidates will be notified in June 2020.

Detailed information can be found at the Getty Foundation website.

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6. [NEW ITEM] EXHIBITION – NERVI with SEIDLER, University of Sydney Tin Sheds Gallery until 7 September 2019

The University of Sydney architecture faculty’s Tin Sheds Gallery hosts the exhibition “Designed in Italy, Made in Australia – Discovering the Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi” – until 7 September 2019.

Nervi was the engineer behind Seidler’s Australia Square tower, MLC Centre, Theatre Royal, CTA club in Sydney, Edmund Barton Building in Canberra and Australian Embassy in Paris. Nervi’s work in Rome, Mantua and Dartmouth College USA is also explored. Exhibition includes drawings, models, virtual reality, computerised moving diagrams, panels with previously unseen photos and archival correspondence. Curated by University of Sydney architectural science lecturer Dr Paolo Stracchi.

Opening hours, etc

Tuesday to Friday, 11am-5pm
Free entry
Catalogue for sale

Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, Darlington, Sydney

Full information at this link.

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7. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage bulletin

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

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AUSTRALIA ICOMOS ITEMS

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SAVE THE DATE: QLD Burra Charter 40th Anniversary event, 22 August, Brisbane

Australia ICOMOS will be holding a QLD Burra Charter 40th Anniversary event on the evening of Thursday 22 August in Brisbane. More details to come soon!

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TALKS / EVENTS / WORKSHOPS

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Heritage Tourism Workshop, 25 July, Perth

Heritage tourism is part of an emerging trend towards experience-based tourism for visitors who are looking for authentic experiences and wanting to connect with their own and other cultures.

Join the Heritage Council of WA and FACET (Forum Advocating Cultural & Eco Tourism) for a half-day workshop showcasing outstanding examples of heritage tourism, events and interpretation.

Date

25 July

Location

Heathcote Cultural Precinct – Blue Water Grill, Applecross

Registration

Cost includes tea & coffee on arrival, afternoon tea & tour of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Networking Sundowner including 1 complimentary drink and canapes.

$65 FACET Members $85 Non Members
$55 FACET Concession Members (Unwaged/Students)
$75 Non Member Concession

For more information, click here.

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THE TRUST TALKS: Playing with the Past, 25 July, Brisbane

THE TRUST TALKS: Playing with the Past

Using gaming technologies and virtual reality to create immersive heritage experiences and enable new connections with our shared history.

DETAILS

Where: Queensland State Archives

When: Thursday 25 July, as follows:

• 4:45pm optional Free Tour
• 5:00pm drinks & canapes
• 6:00pm start
• 7.30pm finish

Cost: $16 (NTAQ members, Stare Archive Readers, students) / $27 (non-members)

THE SPEAKERS

Phil Manning – Senior Curator – Queensland State Archives

Topic: Playing with the Past at the Queensland State Archives

The changing nature of Queensland’s built environment is documented by photographs and architectural drawings. Using these, Queensland State Archives is experimenting with technology to ‘rebuild’ knowledge and interest in our cultural heritage.

Phil’s presentation will focus on two current projects, relating to St Helena Island Prison and a range of public buildings from the 1880s, using virtual reality and gaming technology.

Brett Leavy – Digital Storyteller, innovator, communicator, creator – Virtual Songlines

Topic: Virtual Maiwar – An immersive heritage time machine

Have you ever imagined walking around the riverside, following the track of the original custodians of Meeanchinn just one day before the first settlement of Brisbane Town in 1826? Brett will take you back in time and demonstrate how he merges computer technology with traditional knowledge to make 3D virtual landscapes that represents pre-colonisation landforms and embed traditional Aboriginal culture, language, artefacts, community, trade and much more into immersive learning experiences.

>>More information and bookings

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Bill Lucas talk, Sydney, 26 July

The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT Inc (in association with The Art Deco and Modernism Society of NSW & ACT Inc) presents the following event:

Peter Lonergan will talk on BILL LUCAS – ARCHITECT, EDUCATOR, FURNITURE DESIGNER, INNOVATOR, UTOPIAN

Friday 26 July 2019, 7.00pm
AIA Tusculum Auditorium
3 Manning Street, Potts Point

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

Peter will talk about the Lucas archive and themes arising out of the archive: Castlecrag, Woolloomooloo, Paddington, Buckminster Fuller, & Utopia or oblivion.

For more information, see the Bill Lucas talk flyer.

Book tickets here.

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Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 31 July

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Dr Lauren Pikó (University of Melbourne), on “Ideal landscapes, planning and heritage in postwar British culture”.

Abstract

While Britain’s postwar planned landscapes, including modernist urban redevelopments and new towns, have received increasing attention from historians and heritage professions over recent decades, in political rhetoric and popular culture these landscapes have consistently been viewed as unable to accumulate and retain meaning, and therefore as dystopian, unnatural, and even foreign. This is particularly the case for the new town of Milton Keynes, the experimental new town designated in 1967; even as residents celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, the town has been consistently represented as sterile, dystopian, and even as a threat to ideals of national heritage and tradition itself. This presentation draws on the recent book Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England, along with wider case studies, to examine the cultural histories of attitudes to ideal landscapes in Britain, and their wider political functions in debates around tradition, national identity, and the contested legacy of the reconstructionist state.

Biography

Dr Lauren Pikó was a 2019 Gilbert Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on cultural and intellectual histories of ideal landscape forms in Britain and Australia. Her book Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England was published by Routledge in 2019.

Free of charge. All welcome. Bookings not required.

Date: Wednesday 31 July 2019

Time: 5.00-6.00pm

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

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

Further enquiries: email Beatrice Harris

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CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS

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Places of trauma and healing symposium, 18 November, Deakin Uni Burwood – call for papers: deadline 29 July

Places of trauma and healing? Managing the heritage of orphanages and care homes
Date: 18 November 2019
Location: Deakin Burwood

This symposium will focus on how best to manage the conservation of former orphanages and care homes with the dual purpose of meeting the needs of care leavers and former staff members, and helping the broader community understand the function and experience of such places. The organisers look forward to receiving abstracts of not more than 300 words plus a brief biography via email to Steve Cooke by Friday 29 July.

Deadline for full papers: Friday 1 November

More details at this link.

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Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Barcelona, 16-18 September 2020 – abstract deadline extended to 30 July 2019

The deadline for abstract submission to the 12th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2020) is 30 July 2019.

Registration and submission of abstracts should be performed online. Detailed information is available here. Please consider that only one paper submission will be allowed per presenting author.

You can email the conference Secretariat for any questions.

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2020) will take place on 16-18 September 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. This edition signals the 25th anniversary of the SAHC conference series, which started also in Barcelona in 1995. The 12th SAHC conference will be held at Barcelona’s World Trade Center, a sea-view conference resort located in Barcelona downtown, near the Port Vell (Old Port).

IMPORTANT DATES

* Deadline for abstract submission: 30 July 2019
* Announcement of accepted abstracts: 30 September 2019
* Deadline for submitting the full paper: 15 January 2020
* Announcement of accepted papers: 31 March 2020

The conference proceedings (including full papers only) will be submitted for indexation in the Data Citation Index – Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) and in SCOPUS database. In addition, the best papers presented at SAHC 2020 will be selected by the Organizing Committee after the conference for submission of expanded versions in the Special Issue of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage.

Follow us on the conference website and social networks (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) for all the latest updates.

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The fragment in the digital age conference, Germany, 13-15 May 2020 – call for papers deadline: 31 July 2019

We would like to draw your attention to a Call for Papers regarding a conference entitled THE FRAGMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE – Opportunities and Risks of New Conservation-restoration Techniques (Hildesheim/Germany, 13-15 May 2020). The conference will be organised by HAWK (Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation) and the Hornemann Institute.

Submission deadline for abstracts is 31 July 2019.

For more details see the Fragment in the digital age_CfP_June 2019.

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International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage, Egypt, 31 January to 2 February 2020 – call for abstracts: deadline 4 August

IEREK (the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange) is an organisation concerned with the dissemination of research through academic events such as conferences, workshops, international schools, as well as publishing.

IEREK is currently working on establishing the 4th edition of the International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH). Following the success of its previews instalments, the CAH conference will be held in Egypt on a Nile Cruise travelling from Aswan to Luxor, with a program that shows the attendees the beauty of the Egyptian Heritage.

The conference is currently calling for abstracts, with a deadline of 4 August 2019. More information about the conference can be found at the conference website.

For participating authors publication is offered through the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Book Series published by Springer in collaboration with IEREK, in addition to an online journal that hosts the conference proceedings.

For more information on the series, please visit the Springer website.

This specific conference has already produced two books in publication with Springer, as per the links below.

A Culmination of Selected Research Papers from the Second International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH-2), Egypt 2018

Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts

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CIVVIH Asia-Pacific Scientific Symposium, 14-16 November 2019, Beijing

The second CIVVIH Asia-Pacific scientific symposium will be held on 14-16 November 2019 in Beijing at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. The symposium receives great support from China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH), ICOMOS China, and Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute (THUPDI).

The theme of the symposium is Conservation and Renewal of Historic Urban Areas. The sub-theme is the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL), in which there is currently a lot of interest, both in Australia and internationally.

For more information see the CIVVIHAP Beijing 2019 Symposium Introduction and/or contact David Logan Vice-President of CIVVIH by email.

CIVVIH = International Committee on Historic Towns & Villages

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FORUMS / COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI

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Review of Cultural Heritage Acts, QLD – submissions due by 26 July 2019

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) is undertaking a review of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (the Cultural Heritage Acts).

The review will examine whether the legislation:

  • is still operating as intended
  • is achieving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other stakeholders in Queensland
  • is in line with the Queensland Government’s broader objective to reframe the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • should be updated to reflect the current native title landscape

The review will also examine whether the legislation is consistent with contemporary drafting standards.

DATSIP has released a consultation paper to facilitate discussion of key themes for the purposes of the review. The Consultation Paper is available at this link.

Submissions are invited and are due by 26 July 2019.

For more information, visit this link.

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Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications open until 20 July 2019

After 10 years of European funding, 375 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to 20 July 2019. This international course on the conservation of heritage structures was the winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and presents a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Masters Course, which is running its 12th Edition, is organized by a consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, including the University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as the electronic application procedure, at the course website.

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National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards 2019 – nominations open and close 5 August

Each year, the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) awards outstanding projects and people that demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and celebration of Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage.

The National Trust annual Queensland Heritage Awards are a prestigious acknowledgment of the quality of heritage work that is carried out across the State. The Awards seek to showcase the entrants and promote best practice, encourage innovation and collaboration, and celebrate the diversity of heritage places in Queensland.

For more information, visit this link.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 5 August 2019, 4.00pm.

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Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program now open – applications close 7 August

This grants program is delivered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) over two annual grant rounds. The first round is now open and closes 5pm, 7 August 2019.

The purpose of the grants program is to rejuvenate Victoria’s botanic gardens by upgrading and enhancing the physical assets and amenities of the gardens and by growing the gardens’ important role in research, conservation and education. The program also aims to address the risks posed by climate-related rainfall and temperature changes.

Definition of botanic gardens to be supported by this grant program:

‘Botanic gardens are recognised as being gardens that are open to the public and which grow plants for public enjoyment and for scientific, horticultural, conservation or educational purposes. These gardens may include institutions holding documented collections of living plants for scientific research, sharing of seed and plant material, and educational display and interpretation’.

It is recommended that managers of botanic gardens included on the Victorian Heritage Register consult Heritage Victoria for advice if physical projects and works are being considered for any grant application.

Applicants may apply for an amount of between $20,000 and $300,000 per project, per grant round. All applications and project proposals must demonstrate some contribution; either financial or in-kind, not necessarily equivalent to the amount of grant funding sought.

For more information, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

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SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED

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TENDER OPPORTUNITY Kamay 2020 Project – 250 years from the Meeting of Two Cultures, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has released a request for tenders for the design and construction of the Kamay 2020 Project commemorative installation or public artwork at Kamay Botany Bay National Park (KBBNP) in New South Wales.

On 28 April 2018 the Commonwealth and NSW Governments committed $50 million to deliver Stage 1 of the KBBNP Kurnell Precinct Master Plan to upgrade visitor transport, interpretive, educational and commemorative infrastructure at the national park. The funding commitment includes $3 million for a new installation or public artwork commemorating the 250th anniversary of the 1770 meeting between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of Lieutenant James Cook’s HMB Endeavour.

The tender is open until 12pm, 30 July 2019. Tender details are available online.

Stage 1 of the Master Plan, to be delivered after April 2020, includes:

  • a new visitor building with space for museum-grade exhibitions, cafe and education area
  • upgrade of the main visitor and heritage precinct, including an 850-metre wheelchair-accessible circuit within a revegetated bush landscape, upgrades to Commemoration Flat picnic areas and new interpretation signage
  • reconstruction of ferry wharves at La Perouse and Kurnell
  • conservation of the historically significant Alpha House
  • establishment of a collection garden to commemorate the work of the botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander

Contact Person

Nicole Butcher
Phone: 02 9585 6937
Email Nicole

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SITUATION VACANT Scientific Officer, Australian Museum / University of Sydney

The Australian Museum has advertised an archaeology research position: Scientific Officer (equivalent to Lecturer B). This is a joint appointment with the University of Sydney (20%).

Temporary full time for a period of up to 3 years. There is potential for converting to a permanent position.

Role Description

To increase the impact of archaeology at the Australian Museum and the University of Sydney by undertaking an innovative field and collection-based research program in the archaeology of First Nations people, with a preferred focus in New South Wales, and engage diverse audiences in the history of the human past in Australia and the wider Asian and Pacific regions.

This role will further develop the research profile of the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) and of SOPHI within the area of Australian archaeology. S/he will supervise postdoctoral junior academic staff and postgraduate and honours students.

More information about this opportunity is available at this link and in the Final PD Scientific Officer USYD joint position.

Closing Date: 8 August 2019.

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SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect, Grieve Gillett Andersen, Adelaide

About us

Grieve Gillett Andersen is an established and successful architecture practice based in the Adelaide CBD. We have been actively engaged in the heritage and conservation field for over 20 years. With a sustained increase in workload, we are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wishes to develop and contribute their experience and skills as a Heritage Architect within our team.

About you

This role requires a person with the following attributes:

– registered architect or eligibility to pursue registration;

– excellent writing and analytical skills;

– ability to undertake research;

– ability to undertake building condition assessments;

– experience in preparing or contributing to Conservation Management Plans;

– great client engagement and communication skills, and ability to work with clients, government employees, and other professionals;

– documentation skills (Autocad, Revit, and / or Sketchup preferred but not essential);

– ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, using Microsoft Office suite;

– knowledge of heritage and development legislation;

– good time management and ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects;

– a genuine passion for good design, and great heritage outcomes;

– a willingness and capability to learn from others and mentor / share knowledge with others;

– positive participation in and contribution to the collaborative culture at Grieve Gillett Andersen.

All levels of experience will be considered.

You will have a current driver’s license and the capacity to travel outside the metro area including some interstate work.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

Applications or queries should be directed to Elizabeth Little by email in the first instance.

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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_July 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.

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SITUATION VACANT Heritage Interpretation Officer, Fremantle Prison

Join one of WA’s most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians – now and into the future.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual for the Heritage Interpretation Officer role within the Heritage and Property Services Division. In this role, you will be responsible for contributing to the understanding of the cultural, national and international significance of Fremantle Prison. You will review and develop heritage interpretation programs such as tours, signage, training and educational programs to a diverse audience including international visitors, students, special interest groups and the general public.

This position is based at Fremantle Prison and is a permanent and full-time position; however, consideration may be given to applicants seeking part-time opportunities. Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial date of the appointment.

For more information about this role, click here.

Closing Date: Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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SITUATION VACANT Expressions of interest – Casual Archaeologists, Extent Heritage WA

About the Role

Extent Heritage WA is seeking expressions of interest for casual archaeologists to support projects being carried out in regional and remote Western Australia.

About Extent Heritage WA

Extent Heritage WA is part of the Extent Heritage Pty Ltd family, respected heritage advisors to the public and private sector across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our team provide frank and informed advice to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of various sizes and complexity. We work closely with our clients and relevant stakeholders to develop holistic, timely and proactive outcomes whilst balancing the conservation needs of heritage places.

To find out more or submit your expression of interest, please see the full job ad at seek.com before Friday 19 July 2019.

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PROPOSALS SOUGHT Bill Sewell Complex Signage Project, National Trust of Western Australia

Bill Sewell Complex, Gerladton signage – call for proposals

The National Trust is seeking a consultant to carry out site signage rebranding, content, design and community consultation for the Bill Sewell Complex in Geraldton.

Detailed information about this opportunity can be found in the Bill Sewell Complex Consultant Brief and also at the National Trust of Western Australia website.

Submissions close 10am, Monday 29 July 2019.

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SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Consultant, Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd, 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 19 July 2019.

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SITUATION VACANT Research Assistant – Built Heritage, Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd, 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 19 July 2019.

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SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd, 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 19 July 2019.

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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.

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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 – $90,480 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.

Role

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.

Team

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.

Projects

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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Georgia Meros
Secretariat Executive Officer
Deakin University
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Burwood VIC 3125
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