AUSTRALIA ICOMOS ITEMS
TALKS / EVENTS / WORKSHOPS / FORUMS
CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
1. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 Functions and Protocol Focal Point – Call for Expressions of Interest: deadline 13 September
Expressions of interest are invited from Australia ICOMOS Members to become the ‘Functions and Protocol Focal Point’ for the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium that will be hosted in Sydney in October 2020 (GA2020).
This is a voluntary position, which will involve a range of tasks at irregular times, from now until the end of 2020. Successful applicants are expected to attend and register for GA2020, and cover related personal travel and accommodation costs.
GA2020 will bring together leading cultural heritage professionals from around the world in an engaging program of site visits, functions, workshops and a four-day Scientific Symposium on the theme of ‘Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility’. The GA2020 program includes formal functions such as the Opening Ceremony and Lord Mayoral reception for the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, plus social events such as a Gala Dinner and Luna Park party.
Hosting the GA2020 in Australia is only possible through significant support from the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, the City of Sydney and a committed network of government strategic partners and corporate patrons. These agencies and their key personnel, as well as ICOMOS dignitaries and guests, will be provided with opportunities to be welcomed, to speak and to have their contributions recognised.
The GA2020 team is seeking support from a highly-motivated Australia ICOMOS Member, with flair and skills in event management and knowledge of government protocols and processes, who can contribute to GA2020 as the Focal Point between ICOMOS Members, the GA2020 conference organisers, and our government and corporate supporters.
The GA2020 Functions and Protocol Focal Point will:
- report to the GA2020 Convenor;
- become a Member of the GA2020 Executive Committee;
- collaborate with Arinex Pty Ltd, the GA2020 Professional Conference Organiser;
- assist in delivering a program of formal functions and social events during the GA2020 program from 1 to 10 October 2020;
- participate in further development of program content, including selection of performers;
- consult with Government strategic partners and corporate patrons to ensure that their entitlements are delivered and their expectations are managed;
- contribute to the preparation of event programs, run sheets, and audio visual support;
- undertake other related tasks, as necessary.
Expressions of interest to be no more than one page and cover:
- why the applicant seeks to become the GA2020 Functions and Protocol Focal Point; and
- relevant skills and experience.
Applicants may add a short CV (no more than two pages), but this is not essential.
Applications to be sent by 5:00pm Friday 13 September 2019 to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email.
The Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability (NSCES) would like to introduce their Practice Note on the Heritage and Sustainability of Built Heritage. The NSCES has been working on this practice note for some years now and it is intended to be the first in a series.
This Practice Note relates to the conservation of existing buildings and improvements to their environmental performance. The Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note series is expected to include: 1 – Built Heritage (this Practice Note); Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note 2: Cultural Landscape; Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note 3: Intangible Heritage; Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note 4: Climate Change.
This Practice Note deals with reducing carbon emissions and utilising increasingly scarce resources in a responsible way. Conservation of existing cultural and natural heritage reduces environmental impacts by:
- Minimising construction waste by reducing the demolition cycle, ensuring buildings are adapted and retained until the end of their useful life;
- Reducing carbon emissions by minimising the energy needed to demolish and reconstruct;
- Retaining the embodied energy of existing structures and landscapes, recognising the environmental cost already paid;
- Continuing the life of building materials that can no longer be sustainably sourced;
- Continuing to utilise buildings designed to operate using passive environmental control;
- Contributing towards maintaining a community’s sense of place in a rapidly changing world; and
- Continuing traditional skills and practices, many of which have low environmental impacts.
Heritage conservation practice and sustainable development can have very similar objectives and the pursuit of one goal should not be at the expense of the other. Conserving and adapting heritage places can contribute to energy conservation and also reduces carbon emissions by minimising demolition and construction waste and the need for production and transportation of new materials.
We urge ICOMOS members to start integrating the concepts of sustainability into their conservation planning work and hope to run a seminar series early next year to further explain the issues.
The Practice Note can be downloaded from here.
Registration for the Heritage of the Air ARC Linkage Project / Australia ICOMOS Heritage of the Air conference will open next week so please keep an eye on the conference website (and the e-news!) for updates and information on the packed program.
There is a very exciting array of papers and presentations with over 80 abstracts accepted! Social events will include a Welcome Reception (evening Thursday 14 Nov), Burra Charter 40th Anniversary Event at the Shine Dome (evening Friday 15 Nov), and, on Saturday evening 16 Nov, a fabulous Conference Party with a mid-century mod theme, reflecting our much-loved venue, University House, and the Golden Age of Aviation. Pre-conference workshops are available on Thursday before the Welcome Reception and post-conference tours on Sunday 17 Nov. Details on the website now – see the draft program! Also check out our discount booking codes for accommodation and flights, courtesy of Qantas.
Follow #HotA2019 and @air_heritage on twitter for regular updates!
4. [NEW ITEM] Membership of the Australia ICOMOS Pacific Heritage Reference Group – call for EOI: deadline COB Friday 27 September 2019
The current membership of the Australia ICOMOS Pacific Heritage Reference Group (PHRG) has been in place for more than 3 years and it is time to refresh the membership.
The members of the PHRG each have high-level qualifications and/or experience in the cultural heritage of the Pacific region. The purpose of the group is to provide advice as needed to the Australia ICOMOS President and Executive Committee on any issues that arise. Issues may relate to specific sites as in the case of World Heritage Monitoring Missions, capacity building in relation to cultural heritage conservation in the region, or ‘framework’ issues as in the case of preparing submissions on legislation reform. This reference group does not hold regular meetings but is called into action as issues arise.
More information can be found at the Pacific Heritage Reference Group webpage. Please 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 PHRG_EOI_August 2019_FINAL form to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email by COB 27 September 2019.
Young and Emerging Professionals with knowledge about Pacific issues, especially those who attended the 2018 CULTURE Conference in Fiji, and members from diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged to express an interest in contributing to the group in accordance with Australia ICOMOS policies.
For further information please contact Kerime Danis (PHRG Acting Convenor) by email or by phone 0414 421 035.
5. [NEW ITEM] Membership of the Australia ICOMOS Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group – call for EOI: deadline COB Friday 27 September
The current membership of the Australia ICOMOS Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group (CC&CHWG) has been in place for some time and it is now due for a refresh. As Australia ICOMOS foresaw in 2007 when it held a major public forum on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage, as a side event of the eXtreme heritage Conference in Cairns, climate change and the impacts on the world’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage has emerged as a serious challenge facing the long-term conservation of our heritage. The international body of ICOMOS has responded to this with the formation of a Climate Change Working Group (currently led by Andrew Potts of US/ICOMOS). Australia ICOMOS would like to refresh our national CC&CHWG with a focus on climate change, its impact and mitigation, in relation to cultural heritage in Australia and within our Asia Pacific region. More information can be found at the Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group webpage.
One of the first tasks of the newly refreshed CC&CHWG will be the development of a new Terms of Reference (currently in draft format) that reflect this focus and which also look at the way in which this working group can effectively liaise with and input into the work of the international working group. It is expected that in this way the working group members can bring the relevant work of Australia ICOMOS members to national and international attention and work to disseminate emerging knowledge, studies and practices in this field to our members.
This is a Working Group and requires active participation and a desire and commitment to develop and promote the relevant skills, research and projects of our members to support sustainable cultural heritage practice in the face of the risks and challenges arising from climate change. For this reason, although prior experience in climate change research and/or projects is highly desirable, it in not an essential requirement for membership of this group. Young & Emerging Professionals who are willing to play an active role in advancing the work of the Working Group are encouraged to express an interest.
Please 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 members of the Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group (CC&CHWG) by sending the completed CC&CHWG_EOI_August 2019_FINAL form to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email by COB 27 September 2019.
For further information please contact Flavia Kiperman (Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee Member) by email or by phone: (+61) 0401 003 800.
Old, new, large, small, basic, luxury: Port Arthur’s relationship with the cruise sector
presented by Anne McVilly
The cruise-shipping sector is one of the fastest growing travel sectors globally. With more than 23 million people expected to take a cruise in 2020 this growth represent challenges and opportunities. Anne McVilly will present a snapshot of this sector, and discuss the challenges faced by Port Arthur. Can cruise growth benefit the site and region, without threatening our heritage values?
Anne is the Director of Tourism Operations for PAHSMA, and sits on the Board of the Australian Cruise Association. Having previously acted as Manager of the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre in Hobart and Director of Destination Southern Tasmania, she has over 20 years’ experience in the Tasmanian tourism and cruise industry. With specialities covering emergency and risk management, visitor experience and product development, Anne ’s background makes her well equipped to respond to the challenges of increasing cruise ships numbers.
When: Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 5.00pm
Where: Junior Medical Officer’s House Conference Room (the building behind the house), Port Arthur Historic Site
For more information on the talk call (03) 6251 2324.
Download the “Old, new, large, small, basic, luxury: Port Arthur’s relationship with the cruise sector” talk flyer.
This year, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee meetings, Scientific Symposium and Annual General Assembly will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 14 to 18 October 2019, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Morocco.
Meetings of the Advisory Council (Scientific Council, National Committees and Advisory Council) will take place from 14 to 16 October – agendas and working documents will be published in due course.
The Preliminary Agenda for the Scientific Symposium will be made available in July. This year, the theme is “Rural heritage: Landscapes and beyond” – you will find more information on the Symposium website. The Symposium will take place on 17 October.
The agenda of the Annual General Assembly, on 16 October (16:30 – 18:30) will focus on receiving the reports of the ICOMOS President and Treasurer on the management by the Board and the health and financial situation of the association; approving the annual report and accounts and discharging the Board, as well as voting next year’s budget.
All other matters such as adoption of doctrinal texts, elections of the Board and officers, conferring of Honorary membership, voting the ICOMOS General Programme and budgetary guidelines for the next triennium, as well as proposing resolutions for adoption by ICOMOS will be dealt with by the next triennial General Assembly (2020, Sydney, Australia).
For more information, visit the ICOMOS website.
8. [NEW ITEM] The University of Sydney – Archaeology, Museums & Heritage Seminar Series, from 30 August
Join the Sydney Archaeology community for their Semester 2, 2019 seminar series on museums, heritage, and archaeology. Seminars will be followed by conversation and casual drinks at the Forest Lodge Hotel (Flodge).
When – Fridays 4.00 – 5.00pm
Where – Refectory (H113) Main Quadrangle University of Sydney
Program – see the AMH-Seminar-2019-Sem2 flyer but also outlined below
- Dr Stanley Serafin (UNSW) Friday 30 August – Bioarchaeological insights into the Classic to Postclassic transformation of Mayan civilisation
- Dr Seppi Lehner (USYD) Friday 06 September – The Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck Project and maritime culture at the end of the Bronze Age
- Denis Gojak (USYD) Friday 13 September – Unmasking secret visitors: challenging pseudoarchaeology in Australia
- Matt Poll (USYD) Friday 20 September – TBC
- Michael Rampe (Pedestal 3D) Friday 27 September – Sites and stories – digital heritage frontiers
- Dr Jamie Fraser (USYD) Friday 04 October – The archaeology of olive oil: new excavations at KhirbetGhozlan, Jordan
- Dr Erin Sebo (Flinders) Friday 11 October – ‘The most important day in the history of the National Museum of Ireland’: the discovery and conservation of the Faddan More Psalter
- Dr Gwendolyn Hyslop (USYD) Friday 18 October – Millets, buckwheats, and the spread of Tibeto-Burman languages into the Eastern Himalayas
- Caitlin Allen (USYD) Friday 25 October – Grounding the City: the role of archaeological sites in contemporary urban life
- Dr Tim Owen (GML Heritage) Friday 01 November – Flint, ballast, and tools. A new story in Sydney’s record of stone
9. [NEW ITEM] Tasmanian Heritage Council vacancy – Expressions of Interest sought and due 20 September
Expressions of interest are being sought from people with expertise in building surveying, engineering or history to fill a vacancy on the Tasmanian Heritage Council, in accordance with Part 2, Section 6 (1) (c) of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.
The Heritage Council fulfils an important role in recognising and protecting places of State historic cultural heritage significance, helping to facilitate their sound statutory management, and highlighting the value and importance of historic cultural heritage to Tasmania.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, in accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Women on Boards strategy, which aims to improve gender equity and increase female representation on its boards, statutory bodies and committees.
Those interested need to provide a curriculum vitae that provides two referees and a statement that outlines knowledge, skills or experience of relevance to the position, including previous experience in contemporary governance and statutory decision-making.
For more information, visit the TAS Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website.
Expressions of Interest must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 20 September 2019.
10. [NEW ITEM] 7th International Architectural Finishes Research Conference, 14-16 October 2020, Israel – call for papers deadline: 1 October 2019
7th International Architectural Finishes Research Conference
Hosted By the David Azrieli School of Architecture
The David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts
Tel Aviv University, Israel
14-16 October 2020
Papers are invited for the 7th International Architectural Finishes Research Conference, to be held in Israel on 14-16 October 2020. The conference is held once every three years and attracts the field’s leading researchers and professionals.
Architectural finishes and color in the built environment give a place its vernacular uniqueness. Finishes connect the material/substance of a place and the life pulsing within it. Throughout history it has served as a tool for establishing local identity.
Architectural Finishes Research goes far beyond uncovering the color of paint layers, to providing historical information on daily and cultural life.
Previous conferences have defined research into these finishes as Architectural Paint Research (APR). We believe it is time to expand the definition of our research to include all architectural finishes. For this conference we will be addressing it as Architectural Finishes Research (AFR).
For more information, visit the call for papers webpage.
Submissions are due by 1 October 2019.
The ICOMOS ICTC (International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism) Study Tour and Annual meeting will be in Mallorca from 6-12 October. After the inscription period for ICTC members there are still places available for ICOMOS members. See the MALLORCA OCT19 Draft program for more information; the cost is estimated at US$400 per person, which may will be reduced after getting the official confirmation of the local authorities subsidies.
Queries can be directed to Bartomeu Deya by email.
The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Center (WHITRAP Shanghai) invites you to join their network.
WHITRAP Shanghai intends to create a Network to act as a platform for connecting heritage practitioners and institutions of the Asia- Pacific region (Heritage Asia-Pacific, HeritAP). The network is open to individuals and institutions regardless if they are already a member of a Network or Networks. A brief description of the Network can be found in this document. Also visit the HeritAP website for more information and to join the network.
13. [NEW ITEM] CIVVIH 2019 “Reconstruction and Recovery of Towns after war damage in the different parts of the world. Theory, methodology, practice” conference, 23-27 September, Poland
The CIVVIH (International Committee on Historic Towns & Villages) Sub-committee for Central and Eastern Europe is delighted to announce that its 2019 conference “Reconstruction and Recovery of Towns after war damage in the different parts of the world. Theory, methodology, practice” will take place from 23-27 September 2019 at Malbork Castle (WH), Poland.
See the CIVVIH PROGRAM Malbork for more information.
You can contact Danuta Klosek-Kozlowska by email with any queries.
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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: 6:00pm, Friday 11 October – NOTE DATE & TIME CHANGE
RSVP: by email to Adam Mornement by 3 September
TALKS / EVENTS / WORKSHOPS / FORUMS
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI
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.
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.
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
Applications are invited from eligible and interested candidates for the The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program.
The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is to create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences, so that they may:
1. Build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners; and
2. Contribute and communicate scientific knowledge to problems of critical importance in conservation.
Eligibility / Qualification
To be eligible individuals must have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made in 2020.
Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must clearly indicate on the application the date the degree is expected.
The Fellowship funders require that the Fellowship be administered by a U.S. based institution and that the research be primarily conducted in the U.S. However, U.S. citizenship is not required.
Job / Position Description
Each Fellow is mentored by:
1) an academic mentor, typically at an academic institution, who encourages the Fellow’s continued academic development, and
2) a field or practitioner mentor who helps the Fellow connect her/his research to practical conservation challenges. The practitioner mentor is typically affiliated with a conservation organization (government agency, non-governmental organization, or other non-academic conservation organization) with expertise and experience in “on-the-ground” application of conservation science.
For more comprehensive information about this opportunity, visit this link.
Applications close 13 September 2019.
[NEW] SITUATIONS VACANT Policy Officer and Senior Policy Officer – Historical Heritage (2 x roles), Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra
The Heritage Reef and Marine Division of the Department of the Environment and Energy is looking for people who have experience and proven ability to provide accurate and specialist historic heritage advice, deliver national and international heritage policy outcomes, administration of legislation, and efficient and effective project management, including (where appropriate) the ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
About the Role
As a Policy Officer/Senior Policy Officer in the Historic Heritage Section you will:
- independently research and write clear, detailed heritage assessments and papers for the Australian Heritage Council
- work in a team to develop and implement policies, programs and regulation for the conservation, protection and sustainable management of Australia’s heritage (with a focus on cultural and historic heritage) and biodiversity
- undertake work that is complex or sensitive, and operate under broad direction whilst supervising staff (where relevant); exercise sound decision-making and apply good judgement to secure outcomes
- promote and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, community groups and business including to achieve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
We are looking for someone with relevant qualifications (eg. Cultural Heritage Management, history, archaeology, architecture, geography, planning); demonstrated high-level research and writing capacity; great communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills; and experience relating to the assessment, management and protection of Australia’s cultural heritage, specifically historic heritage.
To apply visit the Department’s online recruitment system (note that these roles will go live at this link on Monday 2 September).
Applications close: 11.30pm (AEST) on Sunday 22 September 2019.
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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