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Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Professor Chris Whitehead (Newcastle University, UK) on “Edgy heritages: the Forcefields of Europe”.
What does Europe look like from its edges? What kinds of heritage do we find there? Edge places are geopolitical, affective and symbolic zonings in struggles to determine what is what (eg. ‘Europe’), where it is, who can belong there and where it is heading. It is almost an adage that we best understand the centre by attending to the periphery, or that work on the boundaries of a thing is necessarily a determination of the thing itself. Edgy connotes relationships that may be tense, nervous, and/or bold, provocative or volatile. Based on recent European Union-funded research into heritage politics in Europe (CoHERE: Critical Heritages of Europe), this paper is also part travelogue. It explores new and old edges such as Gallipoli, Ireland, Berlin and Andalusia. They turn out to be sites of discrepancy, cultural dissonance and ‘epistemological doubt’, where historical vicissitudes constitute heritages that test the very nature of ‘Europe’ as a geopolitical reality, as a discursive formation, as marker of identity and as a moral ground. These spaces of cultural confusion, hybrid histories and geopolitical contingencies prompt us to rethink the meanings of Europe at a time when its backstory is both politicised and contested.
Chris Whitehead is Professor of Museology at Newcastle University (UK) and Professor II in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Oslo (Norway). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. He has written on museum history, art interpretation, migration museums, communities and co-production, knowledge construction, museum display and the politics of heritage and memory. His latest book is Dimensions of Heritage and Memory: multiple Europes and the politics of crisis (Routledge 2019), resulting from the large-scale EU-funded CoHERE project that he led from 2015 until 2019. He is co-director of the Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence in Heritage.
Free of charge. All welcome. Bookings not required.
Date: Wednesday 28 August
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
Join us for a members-only guided tour of the Islamic Museum of Australia, a community museum in Thornbury.
Date: Thursday 5 September
Venue: Islamic Museum of Australia, 15A Anderson Road, Thornbury
Walter & Marion Griffin: Newman College, 1915-18 particular functions to general form
Presented by Dr Jeffrey Turnbull
Monday 9 September, 6:00-7:00pm
The Oratory, Newman College, upstairs, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville 3052
A lift is available from the cloisters to the 1st floor
To the Newman College Office by phoning (03) 9347 5577 or by email
Download the Walter & Marion Griffin 9 Sept lecture flyer.
“Along Bauhaus Lines” Architecture and Design by European Emigres in Aotearoa
presented by Linda Tyler
European emigré architects were key vectors for the introduction of Bauhaus ideas to post-war New Zealand. Their Central European training was often at odds with the modernism that was developing there. In the organisations and institutions where they were influential, the Bauhaus was held up as an exemplar to follow.
For example, in an article entitled “What was the Bauhaus?” published in 1949 in the Architecture Centre’s publication Design Review, the importance of the legacy of the Bauhaus for New Zealanders was explained. This talk will outline some of the key ways in which the Bauhaus left an inflection in New Zealand, not only in the built environment but also in design education.
Associate Professor Linda Tyler teaches in the disciplinary areas of both art history and museums and cultural heritage at the University of Auckland. Her architectural history thesis completed at the University of Canterbury on the New Zealand architecture of Ernst Anton Plischke has been the basis of two exhibitions and several publications in Wellington and Vienna. She has also published articles on Vladimir Čačala and has contributed the chapter on Bauhaus influences in New Zealand to the Miegunyah Press book, Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture, edited by Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Andrew McNamara, Harriet Edquist, Isabel Wünsche and published in August 2019.
Time & Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Students $10, Members $15, Non-members $20 – book via eventbrite
Venue: PTW office, Level 11, 88 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000
Queries: by email to Noni Boyd
Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO and NSW AIA Chapter members are all invited to attend
Download the Sydney Talk Series_Along Bauhaus Lines Flyer.
Do you need some expert advice to help develop an exhibition? Find out how the Roving Curator Program could assist you in 2020, and get creative with your exhibition planning. This Information Session will provide tips on common mistakes in Roving Curator Program applications, and how to write a strong application. Applications for the 2020 Roving Curator Program will close on Thursday 17 October 2019.
Date: Thursday 19 September
Venue: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
The Editorial Board of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand calls for Expressions of Interest for the ongoing role of Reviews Editor of the Society’s refereed journal, Fabrications: JSAHANZ published in three issues each year by Taylor & Francis.
The Reviews Editor will work with the journal’s two Editors and support, as needed, those Guest Editors appointed to direct special issues.
For more information, visit the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand website.
Expressions of Interest are open until the close of business on Friday 20 September.
7. [NEW ITEM] European Architectural History Network International Meeting, 10-13 June 2020, Edinburgh – call for papers: deadline 20 September
The sixth European Architectural History Network International Meeting (EAHN2020) will take place on 10-13 June 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The venue is the University of Edinburgh, and the conference takes full advantage of the university, and the city’s numerous architectural sites. Visit the conference website for more information.
The call for papers (sessions) and discussion positions (round tables) is now LIVE. Visit the call for papers section for more information.
Deadline for submissions is 20 September.
The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch is a two-day program devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The program will serve as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The launch builds on the Climate Heritage Mobilization @ Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco in 2018.
A key outcome of the program will be the launch of the new Climate Heritage Network, a voluntary, mutual support network of local and city, state/provincial and regional, indigenous and tribal, and national arts, culture and heritage governmental and quasi-governmental boards, offices, ministries and site management agencies as well as NGOs, universities, businesses and other organizations committed to aiding their jurisdictions in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
For more information, visit the Climate Heritage Network Global Launch website.
Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Monumental Computations: Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures
4-6 November 2019
The schedule for the 24th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies” is online
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To register for this conference, click here.
People who damage heritage places and objects in Canberra will face stronger penalties and may be required to repair damage in upcoming reforms from the ACT Government.
The Canberra community is passionate about our shared heritage and has been calling for more effective ways to deal with breaches of the Heritage Act.
The amendments, which follow community concern that current penalties are not as effective as they could be, mean the ACT Government will be able to take immediate action when a heritage place or object is damaged. On-the-spot fines will also provide a better deterrent than at present.
The proposed legislation amendments are anticipated to be introduced to the Legislative Assembly later this year.
See more about the proposed changes and how heritage is protected in the ACT at this link.
To download the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, visit this link.
AUSTRALIA ICOMOS ITEMS
Membership of the Australia ICOMOS Heritage Fabric Conservation Reference Group – call for EOI: deadline COB Friday 30 August
The current membership of the Australia ICOMOS Heritage Fabric Conservation Reference Group (FCRG) has been in place for approximately 3 years and it time to refresh the membership.
The FCRG provides advice to Australia ICOMOS on the conservation of heritage fabric in accordance with the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter including maintenance, preservation, restoration, reconstruction and adaptation, as well as considering ways to foster skills in fabric conservation practice. More information can be found at the Heritage Fabric Conservation Reference Group webpage. Also note that all individuals who express an interest in any Australia ICOMOS Working or Reference Group agree to be bound by the documents that can be found here.
Members of Australia ICOMOS are invited to Express an Interest in becoming a member of this Reference Group by sending a completed Heritage Fabric Conservation Reference Group_EOI_August 2019 form to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email by COB 30 August 2019.
Young and Emerging Professionals are also encouraged to express an interest in contributing to the group in accordance with Australia ICOMOS policies.
For further information please contact Flavia Kiperman (Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee Member) by email or by phone: (+61) 0401 003 800.
Join us at 5.30pm on Friday 30 August for a wine and cheese ‘Q & A’ style event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter and to debate the future management of Burra’s heritage appeal and its future direction as a National Heritage Place. All are welcome to join the debate!
A selection of UniSA’s Master of Architecture student projects focusing on a hypothetical ‘interpretation and innovation centre’ in Hampton Village will also be on display.
The Burra Charter @ 40 event will provide an opportunity to consider a range of issues including:
- The origins of the Burra Charter, its purpose and impact in Australia and beyond
- What a ‘Burra Charter’ approach means in Burra for heritage owners today; its role in repair, adaptive reuse and tourism opportunities; and its ability to respond to emerging challenges in heritage practice
The format of the evening will be based on the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ show. Keith Conlon, Chair of the South Australian Heritage Council, will moderate the panel discussion and the audience will be invited to pose questions to the panel before the event and also on the night. Please submit audience questions to Michael Queale by email by COB Wednesday 28 August 2019.
Dr Jane Lennon, AM, Australia ICOMOS Honorary member, who was involved in the initial Burra Charter in 1979, has generously offered to join us on the night and will reflect on the momentous day and the aspirations of the ICOMOS Committee at the time.
More information is available in the BC 40th year event August 2019_SA flyer.
Cost, Bookings, Accommodation
There is no cost for the event but please book at this link.
Attendees will need to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. A variety of accommodation options are available here.
VICOMITES short talk series – Friday 6 September 2019
Budj Bim, the World Heritage-listed cultural landscape
Australia ICOMOS members, and prospective members, are invited to a presentation by Damein Bell, a Gunditjmara man and CEO of Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Damein will reflect on the journey that led to the inscription of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape on the World Heritage List (6 July 2019).
The cultural landscape consists of three serial components, and constitutes one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems. The Budj Bim lava flows provide the basis for the complex system of channels, weirs and dams developed by the Gunditjmara in order to trap, store and harvest kooyang (short-finned eel – Anguilla australis). The system provided an economic and social base for Gunditjmara society for six millennia.
Refreshments will be provided.
Location: The Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton
Time: 5:30pm, Friday 6 September
RSVP: by email to Adam Mornement by 3 September
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You are invited to the launch of St Clair Villa, 175 Years of Goulburn History by Peter Freeman OAM.
The launch is to be held in the Goulburn Mulwaree Library on Wednesday 28 August from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Click here to RSVP (the event is free but bookings are encouraged) and for location details.
It is rare for an Australian dwelling to last for more than a century and it is even more of a rarity for a small brick cottage to remain standing one hundred and seventy five years. It is a testament to the design and building abilities of the Scot James Sinclair that St Clair Villa still stands today, albeit greatly enlarged. It is also a testament to the town and city of Goulburn, its residents, and to its municipal authorities and historical societies that the Villa has been retained and nurtured. This book tells the story, in text and image, of the life and times of St Clair Villa in Goulburn.
Peter Freeman, OAM, is a conservation architect, writer and illustrator, whose life has been dedicated to documenting the rural vernacular of Australia, and those significant places, buildings and people that have enriched Australia. This is the sixteenth book in the Freeman collection, which first commenced in 1978 with the publication by Rigby of a sketchbook about the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT invites you to the Penelope & Harry Seidler House – Open house event. Designed by Penelope and Harry Seidler in the mid-1960s, this is a highly significant Modernist house. A special guest speaker will introduce us to its many fine qualities.
Penelope and Harry Seidler House
Saturday 31 August 2019
3.00 to 5.30pm
Numbers will be strictly limited. Tickets are free for members of the Twentieth Century Heritage Society, or $25 for non-members. Tickets must be booked in advance. Once all are sold, there will be a waiting list. Light refreshments will be served. Guest speaker to be confirmed.
NOTE: No photography will be permitted either inside or outside the house. Please wear flat shoes as there are stairs and flagstones.
Prince’s Trust Australia Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow: Social Sustainability and Future Resilience, Brisbane, 29 August
The National Trust, University of Queensland, Prince’s Trust Australia (PTA) and International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU Australia) invite you to join us for our next roadshow. A presentation and panel discussion series to be held across Australia aimed at discussing the importance of sustainable urbanism and place-making in managing our built environment.
Brisbane Roadshow | 6:00PM, Thursday 29 August
Herston Oral Health Centre
‘Social Sustainability and Future Resilience’
Dr Shaneen Fantin, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland will facilitate a night of networking, presentations and discussion from a panel with a wealth of experience about Social Sustainabilty and Future Resilience.
- Justin Hewitt – Director of Sustainable Communities | Princes Trust Australia
- Jane Alexander – Heritage Advocacy Manager | National Trust Queensland
- Malcolm Middleton – Government Architect | Queensland Government
- Cathryn Chatburn – Director | Urban Enquiry
Adult: $20 | National Trust Member: $15 | Student: $10
CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS
UPDATED ITEM CIIC Scientific Meeting, 10-17 February 2020, Mexico – call for papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1 SEPTEMBER
The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) will hold its Scientific Meeting from 10-17 February 2020, with the theme “Living the Cultural Routes”. It will take place in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico.
The deadline for submission of the presentation summary is now 1 September 2019.
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.
Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conference, Switzerland, 6-8 April 2020, call for papers – deadline: 15 September
LIVING HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference
6-8 April 2020
The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference (HTHIC2020) will again bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the leading question: How to succeed in attracting tourists while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage?
HTHIC2020 is organised by the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and consultancy Elgin & Co. (Netherlands) in collaboration with UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development”. The conference will evolve around the theme “Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism”.
Call for Papers and Presentations
The organisers of HTHIC2020 invite researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in tourism, heritage, hospitality, geography, archaeology, architecture and related fields to share knowledge and experience on aspects of preservation, (re)presentation, promotion and profit, in the sense of benefits for all involved and contributions to the well-being of humans and non-humans.
For more information visit the call for papers section of the conference website.
The deadline for submissions is 15 September 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.
Join us at the Pavilion at the Arts Centre, Melbourne and continue the conversation.
The AICCM National Conference 2019 ‘Making Conservation’ will feature three days of presentations, panel discussions, posters and a trade fair at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
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?
More information at the conference website.
The Interpretation Australia (IA) National Conference in 2019 will consider the topic of sustainability in interpretation. We will contemplate the importance of telling sustainable stories in a time of global uncertainty and climate change.
The conference will consider sustainability in interpretation as a method of economic, cultural and social sustainability. Papers will be presented on the topics of sustainability of practice, of the environment, of story, of community, of heritage, and of culture.
The conference is aiming to be low/zero waste, with initiatives such as BYO lanyard, pen and notepad. We are aiming to have no printed programs or single use items, with all material to be recycled at the end of the conference.
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI
Longford Academy Spring Masterclass Program (TAS), beginning Monday 2 September: registrations now open!
The Longford Academy (LA) Spring Masterclass Program has now been released and is open for registrations.
Spring Masterclasses are a 6-day program in a number of specialist trades involved in conservation of traditional buildings, structures and fabric, held at the World Heritage inscribed Woolmers & Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania.
This year LA is offering masterclasses in:
– Lime Mortars, Plasters & Washes and their Practical Application, an expanded masterclass from previous years, run by David Young and Ray Wiltshire
– Traditional Metal Roofing Fabrication, run by Greg Owen
Participants enrol for one of the masterclasses but there is opportunity to ‘taste’ the other masterclass subjects during the course.
- Learn advanced conservation repair methods and traditional practices
- Learn how to obtain long term sustainable conservation outcomes in real life situations
- Share knowledge & experience with conservation practitioners and contractors
- Understand environmental impacts, deterioration & how to deal with complex challenges
- Participate in hands-on activities with experienced practitioners
- Relax & learn in an outstanding cultural landscape
ICOMOS, as an Advisory Body to the World Heritage Convention, makes every effort to contribute to the scientific credibility of the World Heritage system. The work related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention requires, among other, a high level of expertise.
In order not only to sustain such a level of expertise within the organisation, but also to further improve the contribution of ICOMOS to the Convention, ICOMOS is launching a World Heritage Atelier programme. Its objective is to train future ICOMOS World Heritage advisors, who may then work for ICOMOS in its tasks related to the evaluation of nominations. This one-year-long programme will provide participants with mentorship by experienced ICOMOS World Heritage advisors.
NOTE: This call for expressions of interest is limited to those wishing to become World Heritage Advisors working on the ICOMOS evaluation work of cultural and mixed properties nominations with the ICOMOS World Heritage Evaluation Unit.
For more information, visit the ICOMOS website.
Submissions due by 9 September 2019 at the latest.
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
[NEW] TENDER OPPORTUNITY Strawberry Hill – Annotated Bibliography / Historical Sources Review, National Trust of Western Australia
The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking proposals from contract historians to prepare an annotated bibliography/ historical sources review of material including books, documents, articles, images and photographs, artefacts etc, relating to Strawberry Hill, Albany. The outcomes of this project will support the National Trust’s team in its work across a range of disciplines.
Submissions are due 9am WST Monday 9 September 2019.
The brief can be found at this link.
SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Conservation Architect, RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants, Melbourne
RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd are seeking an experienced heritage conservation architect to join our team.
The position is senior and involves: research, analysis, design, documentation and contract administration of building works to places of heritage significance (both conservation and adaptive reuse works) and providing advice to significant historic building owners and authorities. Projects are diverse – primarily local, but also international and across all types including: commercial, ecclesiastical, education, civic, community, industrial and residential. The office culture is collegiate, cutting edge and research driven.
· minimum masters’ degree in architecture
· minimum 10 years’ experience working as a heritage conservation architect
· a working knowledge of Australian architectural history
· expertise in remedial conservation interventions to significant heritage building fabric
· proficiency in contemporary and interpretive design and detail resolution
· proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit pref. + pencil and butter paper
· proficiency in sustainable design
Interested applicants please forward your CV to Roger by email in the first instance.
If you wish to discuss the position please call Roger Beeston (Director) on 0417 140 159.
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
We have an exciting opportunity for an expert in the field of NSW Aboriginal Heritage!
The Principal Advisor is responsible for the design and implementation of a range of commercial consultancy projects, requiring experience and skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, client liaison, archaeological assessment and excavation, and reporting. This position will suit a highly motivated individual with expert 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 essential.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here.
Applications close COB Friday 30 August 2019.
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