Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 893


  1. [NEW ITEM] Save the Date: Tasmanian Celebration to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Burra Charter – Hobart, Tuesday 8 October 2019
  2. [NEW ITEM] Heritage of the Air conference, 14-17 November 2019, Canberra – registration open!
  3. [NEW ITEM] Open Weekend: Camden Park House & Garden, Menangle (SW Sydney), 21-22 September
  4. [NEW ITEM] Opera in Denbigh’s Barn, Cobbitty, NSW, Sunday 22 September
  5. [NEW ITEM] Building Technology Heritage Library – online resource of technical and trade literature
  6. [NEW ITEM] Opportunities for Scholars at Dumbarton Oaks – application deadline 1 November
  7. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House
  8. [NEW ISSUE] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden E-news
  9. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM










1. [NEW ITEM] Save the Date: Tasmanian Celebration to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Burra Charter – Hobart, Tuesday 8 October 2019

The Burra Charter is the bedrock for heritage practice in Australia. It sets out principles and procedures that have been applied throughout Australia since it was written in 1979, and has been adapted for use in a number of other countries. To acknowledge the Burra Charter’s 40th anniversary, Australia ICOMOS is hosting a series of events to reflect on the document’s success and evolution, and to consider its capacity to respond to future conditions and challenges.

To celebrate this milestone in Tasmania, Australia ICOMOS will be holding an event on Tuesday 8 October 2019. The event will be from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the historic Hadleys Orient Hotel in Hobart. The event will feature a small panel of heritage practitioners who are experts in different areas of cultural heritage who will share their reflections and thoughts on their experience working with the Burra Charter, on its usefulness in their area of expertise, and how they think the Burra Charter might usefully evolve in the future. This will be followed by audience questions and comment.

We invite you to come and be part of this cultural heritage celebration. Please save the date. 

Details will be provided in next week’s Australia ICOMOS E-news.


2. [NEW ITEM] Heritage of the Air conference, 14-17 November 2019, Canberra – registration open!

Registration for the Heritage of the Air ARC Linkage Project / Australia ICOMOS Heritage of the Air conference IS NOW OPEN!

Visit the conference website for information on the packed program, or skip straight to the Registration page to download the Registration brochure and register to take advantage of Early Bird rates, which are valid until 14 October.

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. NOTE that places for some of the conference functions are limited despite inclusion in the full registration rate, so get in quick!

Also check out our discount booking codes for accommodation and flights, courtesy of Qantas.

Follow #HotA2019 and @air_heritage on twitter for regular updates!


3. [NEW ITEM] Open Weekend: Camden Park House & Garden, Menangle (SW Sydney), 21-22 September



Camden Park House and Garden opens one weekend a year – in September when the Wisteria is flowering. That weekend this year is 21-22 September. Come along!

Been before? You’ll be impressed by how much has changed – been restored, repaired, revitalised, much of that through volunteers devoting their time and skills.

Never been? Here’s your best chance to do that. Don’t forget to stroll the garden’s extensive paths, check out the impressive stables, nursery area, shrubberies and more.

Details: Saturday 21 September: 12pm-4pm; Sunday 22 September: 10am-4pm. House tours; Guided garden tours; Macarthur History Talks; Devonshire teas; BBQ & Refreshment stalls; plant (rare ones), craft and gift stalls; Stables Cafe & collectibles

Entry Price: House and Garden: $22 adults/$16 concession; Garden only: $10

Enquiries: by email to Camden Park

Bookings: via the Camden Park House website; any remaining tickets will also be available at the door (but best to be quick to secure your place)

To get there: Follow the signs from Elizabeth Macarthur Avenue, (cnr. Remembrance Drive), South Camden… not far south of the traffic lights and bridge over the Nepean River

Download the Camden Park open weekend flyer.

Did you know that Camden Park is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register? (So is surrounding Belgenny Farm and the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute. But they’re another story, and open other days!)


4. [NEW ITEM] Opera in Denbigh’s Barn, Cobbitty, NSW, Sunday 22 September

If you’re thinking of visiting Camden Park House & Garden open day on Sunday 22/9/19 (10am-4pm), you might like to go on to Denbigh, just up the road (The Northern Road, Cobbitty), about 10 minutes’ drive for this event.

Details: 5.00pm, $75 (includes champagne and canapés on interval)
Bookings: via Trybooking

Denbigh’s is a glorious old colonial farm, there since the 1810s, but with natural pockets of remnant ‘vine forest’ vegetation on the land, creeks and an ensemble of intact farm buildings and yards set in a charming, large, relaxed old garden. Well worth a visit if you’ve never been.

Also listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. Long held by the McIntosh family, and before, by the Hassall family.

Download the Opera in the Denbigh Barn flyer.


5. [NEW ITEM] Building Technology Heritage Library – online resource of technical and trade literature

The Building Technology Heritage Library seems to be little known in Australia. It is a very extensive online library developed by the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and containing digitised versions of technical and trade literature, available for use by architectural conservators and historians.

Although the collection is in principle international, the material so far collected has been predominantly North American. Now, however, a project is underway to scan about 400 relevant items from the collection of Miles Lewis, Melbourne, which have so far not been digitised, so far as searches reveal, by anybody in the world. This includes British, French and Australian material.

In stage one of the project over 200 documents have been scanned, amounting to over 35,000 pages. Not very much Australian material has been scanned so far, but this will be rectified in stage 2, now underway. The full report on stage one may be accessed from this link.

To give a flavour of the new content, see the Building Technology Heritage Library examples doc.


6. [NEW ITEM] Opportunities for Scholars at Dumbarton Oaks – application deadline 1 November

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, D.C., administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, internships, meetings, and exhibitions.

Residential fellowships for an academic year, semester, or summer are awarded in all three areas of study to scholars from around the world. In addition, Dumbarton Oaks offers one-month non-residential awards to researchers and short-term pre-doctoral residencies to advanced graduate students. A program of project grants primarily supports archaeological research, as well as materials analysis and photographic surveys of objects and monuments. Summer schools and workshops bring together students for in-depth study of languages, material culture, and theory.

For more information, see the summary information here or visit the Dumbarton Oaks website.

The application deadline is 1 November 2019.


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

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


8. [NEW ISSUE] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden E-news

To read the latest Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden E-news, click on the link below.


9. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.




GA2020 Functions and Protocol Focal Point – Call for Expressions of Interest: deadline 13 September


The image of the Sydney Opera House is used under licence from the Sydney Opera House Trust


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.


Richard Mackay, GA2020 Convenor by email

Application information

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.




New Practice Note – Heritage and Sustainability 1: Built Heritage

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.


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.


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.


UPDATED: NOTE DATE & TIME CHANGE – VICOMITES short talk series, Friday 11 October, Melbourne

VICOMITES short talk series – Friday 11 October 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 Monday 7 October – note that numbers will be limited to 35 people




The University of Sydney – Archaeology, Museums & Heritage Seminar Series: ongoing (next 6 September)

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 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

For more information contact Katherine Woo by email or Simon Wyatt-Spratt by email.


Walter & Marion Griffin: Newman College lecture, 9 September, Melbourne

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.


Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO Sydney Talk Series, 11 September

“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.

Linda Tyler

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.


Port Arthur Talk, 18 September 2019

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.


Roving Curator Program 2020 Information Session, 19 September, Melbourne

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.

>Guidelines and Application

Date: Thursday 19 September
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Venue: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Cost: Free



ICOMOS ICTC Study Tour and Annual, Mallorca, 6-12 October: some places left

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.




Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conference, Switzerland, 6-8 April 2020, call for papers – deadline: 15 September

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.


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.


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.


Next ICOMOS statutory meetings in Morocco, 14-18 October 2019

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.


SAVE THE DATE: Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, 24-25 October 2019, Edinburgh

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.


CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2019, Vienna – schedule online

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

The schedule for the 24th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies” is online

To register for this conference, click here.




Join the WHITRAP Shanghai network

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.


Call for Expressions of Interest – ICOMOS World Heritage Advisors: deadline 9 September

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.


Call for EOI for Fabrications’ reviews editor – deadline 20 September

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.


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.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Project Specialist (Heritage Recording and Documentation), Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a heritage conservation practitioner to fill the position of Senior Project Specialist (Heritage Recording and Documentation), in the Institute’s Buildings and Sites department.

The Senior Project Specialist provides advice and guidance to all Buildings and Sites projects about issues, standards and best-practices associated with heritage recording, documentation, and information management, and identifies new methods, emerging technologies, or adaptions of existing tools to support the recording and documentation activities of the Institute. Specifically, the Senior Project Specialist contributes to and facilitates the recording, documentation, and information management components of projects and is responsible for defining recording and documentation needs for the GCI’s international projects in collaboration with the project teams. If needed, he/she identifies external specialist vendors to address project needs and reviews their work on behalf of the project teams.

For more information and to apply, visit the Getty Conservation Institute website.

The deadline for applications is 11 October 2019.


SITUATION VACANT David H. Smith Conservation Research (post-doctoral) Fellowship, USA

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.


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.

Required qualifications

· 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.




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