Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 904


  1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS AGM, Honorary Membership announcement and Executive Committee
  2. [NEW ITEM] Digital Heritage 3D Scanning Lecture, Demonstration & Workshop, 28 & 29 November, Deakin Uni Waurn Ponds Campus
  3. [NEW ITEM] 7th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, 8-10 July 2020, Portugal – call for papers deadline: 30 November
  4. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS talk, Perth, Thursday 12 December
  5. [NEW ITEM] Independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) – submissions due 14 February 2020
  6. [NEW ITEM] Value of History statement – read it online!
  7. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications close 20 January 2020
  8. [NEW ITEM] ‘Restoration Australia’ seeks restoration projects for upcoming shows – deadline COB Monday 9 December
  9. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin










1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS AGM, Honorary Membership announcement and Executive Committee

The Australia ICOMOS AGM was held on Friday 15 November 2019 at University House, ANU, during the inspiring Heritage of the Air Conference. The AGM included the acceptance of the 2018-19 Financial Statement, details of membership growth and an invitation to attend the ICOMOS 20th Triennial General Assembly (GA2020). During the AGM, Australia ICOMOS resolved to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The Australia ICOMOS Annual Report for 2018-19 is now available on the website.

A highlight of the AGM was the awarding of Honorary Membership to Professor Miles Lewis AM in recognition of his major contribution to the work of Australia ICOMOS. During his distinguished career, Miles was a founding member and former President (1982-83) of Australia ICOMOS. Of note in this 40th anniversary year of the Burra Charter, Miles played a key role from the start and was a very active member of the small working party which developed the Burra Charter. It was a wonderful opportunity to recognise his broad and very substantial contribution to Australia’s heritage generally, as well as to Australia ICOMOS. The Honorary Membership citation is now on the website. Congratulations Miles!

At the AGM, the Australia ICOMOS President Ian Travers reported the results of the first call for nominations for vacancies on the Executive Committee (EC), with the successful candidates as follows (* re-elected to EC):

  • Bruce Dawbin* (NSW)
  • Flavia Kiperman* (WA)
  • Helen Lardner* (VIC)
  • Elizabeth Little (SA)
  • Adam Mornement* (VIC)
  • Kevin O’Sullivan (SA)
  • Matthew Whincop* (QLD)

They join the following members who are in the middle of their 2-year term:

  • Jane Alexander (QLD)
  • Wayne Johnson (NSW)
  • Richard Mackay (NSW)
  • Duncan Marshall (ACT)
  • Michael Queale (SA)
  • Lisa Sturis (NSW)

As four members had retired and two new ones were elected, there was a vacancy for two more members. Members elected at the AGM are:

  • Mitch Cleghorn (QLD)
  • Caitlin Mitropolous (VIC)

We extend a warm welcome to Mitch and Caitlin who are both Young and Emerging Professionals, and are pleased that Elizabeth and Kevin, who have both served on the EC in the past, are able to join the team. Congratulations to the elected members and thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. 

We would also like to thank those members of the Executive Committee who are not continuing: Ian Travers, Edwina Jans, Anne McConnell and Julian Siu. All have made a significant contribution to the EC and Australia ICOMOS is very grateful for their support. We note with thanks that they will continue working hard for the ICOMOS family,  with Ian, Edwina and Julian all involved in organising GA2020, and Anne continuing her involvement with the Indigenous Reference Group amongst other Australia ICOMOS work.

Our outgoing President, Ian Travers will be greatly missed by the Executive Committee. Ian was President for three years and has completed the maximum term of six years on the Executive. As President, Ian has worked hard for the interests of Australia ICOMOS both nationally and internationally as well as inspiring the Executive Committee. Fortunately, Ian will be continuing his ICOMOS work on a number of projects, so his substantial expertise will continue to be available to us. Thank you Ian for your skills, achievements and friendly approach.

A meeting of the new Executive Committee was held on Saturday 16 November 2019. The following new Office Bearers were elected:

  • President – Helen Lardner
  • Vice-President – Duncan Marshall
  • Secretary – Michael Queale
  • Treasurer – Matt Whincop

Wayne Johnson will continue in the role of Membership Secretary and a full list of Executive Committee members’ roles and responsibilities will be available on the website in the near future.

As the incoming President I would like to congratulate my fellow Committee members and thank the membership for your trust in us. We look forward to a great year ahead. I would particularly like to acknowledge Ian’s work and the ongoing efforts of the members of the Executive Committee, and that of Georgia Meros, our Secretariat Executive Officer. In next week’s e-news, we will report on the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Burra Charter and the successful Heritage of the Air Conference.

Helen Lardner
President, Australia ICOMOS


2. [NEW ITEM] Digital Heritage 3D Scanning Lecture, Demonstration & Workshop, 28 & 29 November, Deakin Uni Waurn Ponds Campus

Join Deakin University for a one-hour lecture and/or a walk-in 3D scanning and editing demonstration/workshop with Visiting Fellow Max Rahrig from Centre of Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT), University of Bamberg. The event is organised by Deakin University’s School of Engineering 3DEC – Deakin Digital Design and Engineering Centre – CADET VR Lab and the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI).

Registration is available for individual sessions.

Date: Thursday and Friday, 28-29 November 2019

Where: CADET, KE Building, Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus

Registrations: by 26 November via Eventbrite

Download the Digital Heritage 3D Scanning 28 & 29 November 2019 flyer.


3. [NEW ITEM] 7th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, 8-10 July 2020, Portugal – call for papers deadline: 30 November

7th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development
8-10 July 2020

The Organising Committee of HERITAGE 2020 – 7th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development would like to announce that the call for papers is open until 30 November 2019.

The Conference will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, on 8-10 July 2020, in a partnership with the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. It follows the path paved by prior editions of this event. HERITAGE 2020 aims at maintaining a state of the art event regarding the relationships between forms and kinds of heritage and the framework of sustainable development concepts, namely the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For more information about the event and the call for papers, visit the conference website.


4. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS talk, Perth, Thursday 12 December

Professor Tim Winter will delight us with his presentation on “Geocultural heritage: China’s ambitions to revive the Silk Roads for the 21st century”. 

WHEN: Thursday 12 December, from 5:30-8pm

WHERE: element’s Boardroom, Parmelia Hilton, Level 18, 191 St Georges Tce, Perth

COST: free

Q&A, wine and nibbles will follow. 

Please register here – note that numbers are limited. 

Download the ICOMOS Dec 2019 talk flyer.


5. [NEW ITEM] Independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) – submissions due 14 February 2020

Members are encouraged to contribute to this review of the EPBC Act. Australia ICOMOS will also be formally considering a submission and other engagement with this process. If members do make a submission, it would be helpful if this could be shared with Australia ICOMOS. Please send a copy of your submission to Duncan Marshall via email

Independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 – Discussion paper released and public submissions open

Professor Graeme Samuel AC released a discussion paper as part of the independent review of the EPBC Act.

The discussion paper is to start the conversation about how the EPBC Act has operated and whether it is fit for the future. The discussion paper outlines the Act, what it does and where it came from. Potential areas of focus for the review are explored, and options for reform floated. These are not settled views, rather a starting point to stimulate discussion.

Read the discussion paperFind out more about making a submission

All interested parties are invited to provide written submissions in response to this paper as early as possible.

Submissions will close on 14 February 2020.


6. [NEW ITEM] Value of History statement – read it online!

Studying our past and telling our stories is critical to our sense of belonging, to our communities and to our shared future.

History shapes our identities, engages us as citizens, creates inclusive communities, is part of our economic well-being, teaches us to think critically and creatively, inspires leaders and is the foundation of our future generations.

The History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia have jointly adopted a statement about the Value of History.

For more information and to read the statement, click here.


7. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications close 20 January 2020

After 10 years of European funding, 400 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to 20 January 2020. This international course on the conservation of heritage structures was the winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and presents a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Masters Course, which is running its 13th Edition, is organized by a consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, including the University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

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

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

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

Visit also the SAHC blog and connect via LinkedIn.


8. [NEW ITEM] ‘Restoration Australia’ seeks restoration projects for upcoming shows – deadline COB Monday 9 December

ABC’s new season of Restoration Australia is seeking restoration projects.

Whether it is restoring the decaying ruins of an historic inner-city terrace or returning a tired heritage home to its former glory, they are on the lookout for exciting residential projects with an interesting story. 

Key details as follows:

  • They are looking for residential homes with historic or heritage elements that will be restored to their former glory to feature on Restoration Australia in 2021. The entire building doesn’t need to be a 100% restoration project but there does need to be a significant historic element or elements of restoration involved
  • They are looking for projects that will be starting early next year to be completed by September 2021 at the latest
  • They’d like passionate homeowners who are willing to share their restoration project with us and are happy to be filmed at several stages during their renovation/restoration. Over the course of the next 18 months they plan to follow the restoration journey of several homeowners, offering advice and delving into the past to discover and connect with the building’s history.
  • The show is not a competition; it is simply a celebration of these wonderful properties and the fascinating stories behind them. The size and budget of the project doesn’t matter but passion and history does.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the work of everyone involved in the restoration process (builders, architects, designers), as well as create a video journal that can be enjoyed for many years to come. 

View previous episodes of the show via iView.

Download the Restoration Australia casting call out flyer. Queries can be directed to the Restoration Australia team via email.

Apply to be on the show via this link.


9. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin

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




ICOMOS GA2020, 1-10 October 2020, Sydney: Register now and be the first to secure your place!

The GA2020 Organising and Executive Committees and Australia ICOMOS are delighted to announce that registration for GA2020 is now live!

We encourage you to register early to secure your preferred events as part of your registration. There are a number of options available to registrants – review these here to make the most of your cultural heritage experience at GA2020.

Register here.

GA2020 registration includes:

  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Luna Park ‘Just for Fun’ party
  • The Greater Blue Mountains Day Trip
  • Closing Ceremony and Gala Dinner
  • All ICOMOS Statutory Meetings for Eligible Delegates
  • Scientific Symposium and Plenary Sessions

The Greater Blue Mountains day trip has a number of options based on level of physical activity required. The tours include scenic landscapes, locations with great historical and cultural significance, breathtaking views, Australian fauna and flora and more.

Pre and Post Tours have been designed to cover a number of cultural heritage places throughout Australia. Depending on your tour of choice you can visit World Heritage listed sites, historic mining sites, convict sites, geological wonders, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or experience spectacular Australian landscapes.

The GA2020 side events program has been created to ensure you have a myriad of options to maximise your experience in Sydney. These tours are all optional and include boat trips, exclusive behind the scenes tours, and a number of specialty heritage tours.

Accommodation can also be booked with your GA2020 registration.

Individuals who register before the early bird registration deadline of 3 June 2020 will secure the best registration rate.

A note about ICOMOS member registration rates: the member rate is only available to individuals who are current financial members of ICOMOS via their ICOMOS National Committee. The membership status of all registrants will be cross-checked to ensure the member rate is only applied where applicable. ICOMOS members are encouraged to keep their financial status current and continuous to facilitate this process.


GA2020 Patron and Heritage Exposition Opportunities!

Australia ICOMOS invites Members and their professional organisations to support the 20th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS in Sydney, 1-10 October 2020 (GA2020), as Patrons. Hosting GA2020 is only possible through substantial support from all levels of government and significant contributions from the private sector – and GA2020 needs your contribution!

The GA2020 Scientific Symposium theme of ‘Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility’ reflects the global context of heritage as part of cultural identity at a time of rapid population shift, conflict and environmental uncertainty. Shared stewardship requires agreed approaches to the sustainable protection, conservation and safeguarding of heritage.

As part of GA2020, World Heritage listed Cockatoo Island, in the heart of Sydney Harbour, will host young cultural heritage professionals at a Youth Forum, providing exclusive interactive opportunities to connect with the next generation of heritage practitioners. Another special feature, the public Heritage Exposition will be a central hub of activity throughout GA2020, showcasing heritage products and professional services.

We ask you to join Australia ICOMOS in sharing our unique culture, heritage and responsibility with the world at the GA2020 by becoming a Patron or through the Heritage Exposition.

Confirm participation before 29 November 2019 and your organisation will feature in a special Australia ICOMOS E-News feature and a related EDM – sent to the thousands of interested practitioners from the GA2020 database – showcasing the GA2020 Patron supporters.

To find out more about the representation opportunities that are available, see the GA2020 website, or contact the GA2020 Organisers on (02) 9265 0700 or by email.




Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO Sydney Talk Series, 26 November

Heritage Resilience at the San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Texas USA
presented by William Dupont

Heritage resilience is defined by the capacities of a cultural heritage resource to sustain, survive and recover from anything that would degrade or destroy it. Cultural heritage resources are vulnerable to many threats, each requiring consideration of individual risks and potential response actions. At the San Antonio Missions in Texas, we are engaged in a process to enhance heritage resilience in the face of multiple vulnerabilities, natural as well as human-made. The efforts aim to achieve the complementary objectives of increased resilience for both the tangible buildings and their intangible values. Both tangible and intangible will be discussed in this presentation, but intangible heritage will be a focus because it is more difficult to protect due to the nature of laws and regulations largely based on property ownership. The central question will concern how a heritage professional can work to sustain the intangible from being marginalized, lost or erased due to low capacity for resilience. Using examples from San Antonio, Texas, William Dupont will explain his work on cultural sustainability and seek responses from the audience to further a global conversation.

William Dupont is a professor of architecture at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he leads the Center for Cultural Sustainability in research projects on the heritage of people as a core element of a sustainable future. Also, Bill teaches architectural design studios and graduate seminars in historic preservation. Current research projects include writing a best practices manual for care of the San Antonio Missions and working on a Sacred Places Heritage Network for disaster resilience in the Texas Gulf Coast region. He has led a U.S. technical team supporting Cuban preservation efforts at Museo Ernest Hemingway since 2005, recently completing a new preservation lab for care of the many Hemingway documents and artefacts in Havana. Before becoming a professor in San Antonio, he was Chief Architect at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC.

Time & Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Cost: Students $10, Members $15, non-members $20 all payable through Eventbrite

Venue: GML Heritage, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street)

RSVP / bookings: by Friday 22 November 2019 / bookings via Eventbrite are essential as places are limited

Queries: to Louise Cox by email

Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO and NSW AIA Chapter members are all invited to attend

Download the Heritage Resilience at the San Antonio Missions_Nov 2019 flyer.




Australia House and visions of an Imperial London talk, 22 November, Sydney

Australia House and visions of an Imperial London – a presentation by art historian and author Eileen Chanin
hosted by the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT

Australia House in London, officially opened in 1918 by King George V, was built to be the pride of the Commonwealth in London – to ‘raise the thought and touch the heart’ of all who saw it.

Today, it is a Grade II listed building, and still a prominent landmark on the Strand, one of the busiest parts of the city.

How did it end up there?

What visions of the British Empire and of London itself was it intended to realise?

And what is its significance as heritage, and as both a site and a symbol of relations between Britain and Australia?

From the point of view of public diplomacy, is it still capable of ‘Telling Australia’s Story to the World’?

About the presenter

Dr. Eileen Chanin is author of Capital Designs: Australia House and Visions of an Imperial London (2018). She is a Research Associate at the Australian Studies Institute (ANU), and recent Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Australian Studies, King’s College London (2016-2017), where she was also Menzies Foundation Fellow (2015) and Rydon Fellow (2014).

Light refreshments will be served.

Date & time: 6:30–8:00 pm, 22 November 2019
Location: The Australian Institute of Architects Auditorium, Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
Cost: $15-25
Bookings: via this link


Open Garden at Glenmore House, Glenmore near Camden, 23-24 November 2019

Celebrating 30 years at (and significant conservation, adaptive reuse & enhancement of) Glenmore House & Garden, Mickey & Larry Robertson are opening their garden.

Glenmore is a delightful rural homestead from the 1840s and part of a scattered settlement. It sports a large productive and ornamental garden and a suite of rural outbuildings, in slab and other materials. It’s well worth a visit, if you’ve not been before, and this is a good opportunity in high spring.

10am-4.30pm each day, and featuring:

  • Plants from the garden
  • Mickey’s essential kit in the Barn (she’s a talented interior designer among much else)
  • Lunch is available in the Hayshed
  • Tea & cakes in the Dairy
  • Plant and flower stalls
  • Twig furniture
  • Artist’s studio
  • Local produce, and more

Further details here.


“Bligh – Hero or Villain?” private viewing, 25 November, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

The Australiana Fund’s NSW Committee invite you to our Christmas function, a private viewing of “Bligh – Hero or Villain?” at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Monday 25 November. We will have the benefit of an introduction by curator Dr Stephen Gapps.

We are delighted to announce that General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) has kindly accepted our invitation to speak at this event. As Governor-General (2014-2019) Sir Peter knows well The Fund’s significant collection of historic artworks at Government House in Canberra and Admiralty House, Sydney. Having donated artworks from his term in Office to The Australiana Fund, we welcome Sir Peter’s support for The Munro Ferguson Collection appeal.

The Fund is very pleased to present this event in partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Please feel free to invite your family and friends to join us for this special evening. All proceeds will go towards The Fund’s appeal to acquire The Munro Ferguson Collection (more information about donating to this cause here).

Cost is $80.21 – to book click here

RSVP: for catering purposes by 20 November


An evening at the Seidler Penthouse, 29 November, Sydney

Join the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT for an evening to remember – in the penthouse at Harry Seidler & Associates.

Savour a glass of champagne accompanied by canapés, as we admire the views both within and without this iconic Modernist masterpiece.

We will be introduced to the unique qualities of the building by Heritage Architect, Dr. Roy Lumby.

Date & time: Friday 29 November 2019, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $25 students / $30 Society members / $45 non-members
Book here


AMaGA Victoria End of Year Celebration, 10 December, Melbourne

Celebrate the end of the year with friends and colleagues at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and enjoy a private viewing of the new summer exhibition Feedback Loops and a welcome talk by Miriam Kelly, ACCA’s Curator of the exhibition. Includes drinks, prizes, entertainment and canapés.

Date: Tuesday 10 December
Time: 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Cost: $60


AMaGA = Australian Museums and Galleries Association




Glass in Buildings conference, 23-23 November, Melbourne

Glass in Buildings: Past Present Potential – Women in Glass
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Prahran Campus
22-23 November 2019

A first exciting event for the Australian Centre for Glass Design supported by Melbourne Polytechnic.

The Glass in Buildings: Past Present Potential conference at Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran features a quality program of events, from workshops (Introduction to Glass Techniques) to artist talks and discussions about glass in buildings, glass as public art and as a visual arts medium.

In addition there is the glass!

  • an exhibition by four young glass artists Changing Tides: Women in Glass – new perspectives on flat glass techniques
  • an exhibition of studio pieces by West Australian artist Anne Sorensen
  • diverse artworks of quality architectural and studio glass on display throughout the venue

Talks include:

  • keynote talk by Dr Bronwyn Hughes OAM – glass as a contemporary architectural element
  • South Australian architectural artist Jan Aspinall discusses her glass work at Strathalbyn Library, including samples and an insight into the creative process between artist, architect and client
  • This theme is continued in the Glass as Public Art event with Geoffrey Wallace and Christopher John, two of Australia’s leading architectural glass designers

Join us for the opening of Changing Tides: Women in Glass (including an announcement about Women in Glass 2020) on Friday at 5pm – drinks and lovely light refreshments in The Apprentice Restaurant on High Street. Bookings required. A great opportunity to gather and celebrate glass, past present and potential.

Visit the conference website / More information in the Glass Conference Program and Workshops Introduction to Glass Techniques.

You may also like to read this: Melbourne Polytechnic website article


3rd International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism, 6-8 May 2020, Turkey – call for abstracts: deadline 6 January 2020

3rd International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism (ICCAUA2020)
Alanya HEP University, Alanya/Antalya, Turkey
6-8 May 2020

The main aim of ICCAUA2020 will be to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research both through the conference podium and double-blind refereed publications opportunities. Additionally, ICCAUA2020 intends to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal, in-depth feedback through discussions, and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions.

Abstracts for Oral, Virtual and Poster presentations and proposals for the special sessions listed below are invited.

  • Architecture and Technology
  • Sustainability and Urban Design
  • Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
  • Habitat Studies and Infra Habitation

For more information about the topics and submission process, visit the conference website.

ICCAUA2020 will be held in both English language and Turkish language.

Submission deadline: 6 January 2020


Australasian Engineering Heritage conference, 19–25 November 2020, Dunedin – call for submission: deadline 3 April 2020

Australasian Engineering Heritage conference
19–25 November 2020

Titled ‘Engineering in a 2020 World – The Future of the Past’, the conference will spotlight how heritage engineering and technology has endured, developed and undergone restoration and repurposing to claim its place in the future.

Abstracts, formal conference papers and proposals for presentations will be accepted until 3 April 2020. Full details can be found at this link.

Engineering New Zealand’s Otago Heritage Chapter together with Principal Sponsor, Naylor Love, look forward to bringing you this much anticipated event. We hope to see you in Dunedin.

Download the 2020 Australasian Engineering Heritage conference poster.




ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group ‘Mapping Funding Resources’ survey

Take a few moments to help the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group Funding Inventory Team to improve access to knowledge over existing funding mechanisms – within and outside ICOMOS – for all Emerging Professionals who need support for training and mobility.

The survey takes approximately 8-10 minutes, click here to contribute.


Expressions of Interest invited for Heritage Council of NSW membership – applications close 1 December

The NSW Government is inviting expressions of interest for membership of the Heritage Council of NSW.

There are 3 positions that are required to be filled during this process.

We are looking for people with broad knowledge and skills, and with a passion for heritage, including Aboriginal cultural heritage outcomes.

For further information, including how to apply, visit the Heritage Council of NSW website and download the application kit.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 1 December 2019.


Round 4 Heritage Conservation Community Sustainability Grants (QLD) open – deadline: 2 December 2019

Round 4 – Heritage Conservation of the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action grants is now open for funding.

Grants of up to $100,000 (excluding GST) are available for projects that seek to conserve places entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.

Grants will be allocated under two categories:

Category 1: Grants of between $1,000 to $50,000 for smaller scale projects
Category 2: Grants of between $50,001 to $100,000 for larger scale projects

Activities funded under the grant program may include: urgent repair works, roofing, stumping, painting, repointing, and other similar restoration works.

Funding will be provided to owners of places entered in the Queensland Heritage Register, including individuals and trusts, and not-for-profit organisations that are responsible for managing the places.

Applications close 4pm on 2 December 2019.

More information about the grant program, including program guidelines and the application form can be found on the Queensland Government website.

Please direct queries by email to the Grants Team.


What do you value about Commonwealth Avenue Bridge? Have your say by 6 December

GML Heritage is currently undertaking consultation on behalf of the ACT Government and National Capital Authority to investigate the aesthetic and social heritage values of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge in Canberra. Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is not individually heritage listed, however, it forms part of the wider heritage listing nomination for Lake Burley Griffin and other listings within the Central National Area of Canberra.

Part of our study involves an online survey and we are inviting people to respond. Your views will help us understand what the wider community values, or does not value, about Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. We are interested in your feedback on all aspects of the bridge whether you use it every day to get to work, have visited it once, or have never visited but have a strong interest in bridges and their design/engineering.

The survey will take about 7-10 mins to complete and is anonymous – take the survey. It is open until COB Friday 6 December 2019.


[UPDATED ITEM] Funding of up to $7,000 for humanities sector women available – EOIs NOW due 6 December

Residual funding is available to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector – this is the last and final call for all women currently working in the humanities sector to express interest in a limited pool of scholarship funding that has to be allocated by the end of 2019.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $2,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as reinforcing resilience and wellbeing, engaging with challenge and conflict, creating future focus, leading authentically and driving performance.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for humanities sector women, but has to be allocated by the end of 2019. Quite a number of women from the humanities sector have applied, with many high-calibre candidates being awarded the partial scholarships. Industry stakeholders and creditors want to take this opportunity to thank all partners and associations for their support to date.

How to register

At this stage, Expressions of Interest are being sourced until 6 December via this link.

We encourage Australia ICOMOS members and friends to take this opportunity to register.

The initiative

For fifteen years, WLA has been developing female leadership and supporting the presence of women in business and community leadership roles.


City of Stirling Draft Better Suburbs Strategy – have your say by 12 December

Since 2016, the City of Stirling has been developing the Better Suburbs Project as a long-term plan to cater for growth in our north-eastern suburbs.

The project covers Balga, Dianella, Mirrabooka, Nollamara and Westminster, incorporating some parts of Balcatta, Hamersley, Tuart Hill and Yokine near Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive.

The City developed the plan after extensive engagement with the community and stakeholders.

The City is now seeking community comment on the Draft Better Suburbs Strategy. The strategy and associated planning framework documents will be available to the public as of today, closing at 5.00pm on Thursday 12 December 2019.

To view the Strategy and make comment, visit the City of Stirling website.


2020 Western Australian Heritage Awards – nominations open and close 13 December

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Western Australian Heritage Awards. The Awards celebrate those working to promote heritage tourism and interpretation. Nominations in the heritage tourism category may be a walking tour, historic trail, festival, event, bed and breakfast, hotel, accommodation, cruise or performance.

Visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website to find out more, including information on the award categories and criteria as well as how to submit a nomination.

You have until Friday 13 December 2019 to nominate your heritage champion or project.


Call for host organisations: US/ICOMOS 2020 International Exchange Program – deadline: 11 January 2020


The US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP) is a professional development internship that has been running since 1984. In that time, over 700 students and young/emerging professionals have participated in the US and 70 other countries around the world. In 2019, fifteen participants representing seven nations interned with six hosts in the US and three other nations. It is a transformative experience, both professionally and personally.

The US-ICOMOS Call for 2020 IEP Hosts letter details the requirements for applicants, and provides a link to the online application form. This information is also available on the US/ICOMOS website. Please share this announcement broadly across your networks, consider participating as a Host in 2020, and/or consider donating directly to the program.

The deadline for Host applications is 11 January 2020.

The program is hand-built each year by the IEP Committee, comprised of Trustees Caroline Cheong, Ellen Delage, Zoe Leung, Darwina Neal and Brian Lione. Applications for Hosts are reviewed by the Committee. The average cost to host an intern in the US is $7,700 for the 12-week summer. This cost covers the orientation and closing sessions in DC, room and board, and travel for each intern. The cost to be a Host can be reduced if a Host can cover some or all of the cost (free housing is a popular option for many hosts).

Please direct questions via email to:

Brian Lione
Member, Board of Trustees
Chair, International Exchange Program
US National Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS)
Contact Brian via the IEP email




SITUATIONS VACANT Experienced Archaeologists, Open-area archaeological research excavation, Port Arthur, Tasmania

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is seeking experienced archaeologists to assist with a large open-area archaeological research excavation planned for March to November 2020. Part of a collaborative research project between PAHSMA and the University of New England (UNE), the excavation of the convict workshops at the former Port Arthur penal station (Tasmania, 1830-77) will be accompanied by an analysis of the documentary archive to form a comprehensive historical archaeological investigation of convict labour in Australia.

The excavation crew will be appointed to fixed-term, full time contracts. Applicants can apply for Contract period 1 (Wednesday 11 March to Thursday 9 July, 2020), or Contract period 2 (Wednesday 15 July to Thursday 12 November, 2020), or for both. Applicants wishing to apply for both contract periods only need to fill out one application – even though the Tasmanian Public Service online application system might suggest otherwise! Just tick the appropriate box on the application form.

Details of the positions and all relevant forms can be accessed at this link for Contract Period 1 or this link for Contract Period 2.

Applications must be made online by 2 December 2019.

For a step-by-step explanation of how to apply please contact either David Roe by email or Sylvana Szydzik by email. David and Sylvana will also be happy to provide additional information and/or answer any queries.


SITUATION VACANT Cultural Heritage Planner, City of Perth

Cultural Heritage Planner
$95,351 – $101,156 per annum, plus superannuation
Permanent, Full time

The Cultural Heritage Planner role sits within the Activation and Cultural Experience Unit and Community Development Alliance.

This role manages and develops the City’s heritage program and focuses on high conservation outcomes and the City’s strategic objectives. The Cultural Heritage Planer builds and maintains community partnerships based on shared values and undertakes expert heritage assessments on development applications and proposals affecting places of cultural significance.

For more information about this opportunity, visit this link.

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 13 December 2019


SITUATIONS VACANT Various, World Monuments Fund


Since World Monuments Fund (WMF) was founded over half a century ago, it has been a groundbreaking organization conserving in an innovative way the world’s irreplaceable treasures — architectural and cultural sites that span the history of human civilization.

Cultural heritage sites are under constant attack by time, neglect, natural forces, and human actions. Preserving this heritage has from the beginning been the principal mission of WMF—working with local partners around the globe to provide financial and technical support for preservation, restoration, and long-term sustainability of these sites.

Roles available

  • Vice President of Programs
  • Vice President for Development & External Affairs
  • Executive Assistant to CEO
  • Conservator-in-Residence, Beijing, China

More information about all of these opportunities is available at the World Monuments Fund website. No application deadlines have been stated, but note that applications will be reviewed and evaluated upon receipt.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage), Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Buildings and Sites Department is seeking a Senior Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage) who will provide high-level professional conservation expertise to strategically advance conservation practice internationally in relation to archaeological site management.

The Senior Project Specialist leads a selection of GCI initiatives and projects – from visioning and designing to implementing and monitoring the work; manages and provides direction to project staff, project partners and consultants; develops, tests and applies new research and practical approaches that address current conservation challenges of international or regional relevance; contributes to policy and best practice in the field through research, dissemination of information resulting from projects, and capacity building; and develops and sustains relationships with the international conservation community.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Applications close 5 December 2019.


SITUATION VACANT University Heritage Advisor, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

A dynamic position exists at Australia’s National University to conserve and manage the diverse heritage values of our campuses.

• Provide heritage advice and support to Australia’s number one University

• Celebrate the diverse heritage values of ANU campuses

• Play a role in shaping the future of the University

Position overview

ANU recognises the importance of the heritage values of its campuses including historic, natural and Indigenous values. The University manages its heritage values in line with its obligations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and other relevant statutory and best practice frameworks.

The University seeks an experienced individual for the provision of specialist advice on legislative compliance and assisting in the development of specialised strategies, policies and procedures to enable the best practice conservation and management of the heritage values of places under the ownership or control of ANU.

Reporting to the Manager, Sustainability, the University Heritage Advisor works in close collaboration with the Facilities and Services team and across the University. The position also provides widespread support to the University community in communicating and celebrating the heritage of ANU to internal and external audiences.

The ANU is looking for a qualified, experienced and highly motivated candidate with excellent communication and organisational skills and a strong commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. A demonstrated understanding of best practice in heritage management, legislative compliance and problem solving skills, with the ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures is essential. ANU provides support for continuing professional development.

This opportunity is being offered as a full-time, fixed term contract of 12 months, commencing start of February 2020 as part of a leave coverage arrangement.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit this link.

Applications close: 24 November 2019, 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, RPS Heritage, Brisbane

Job Description

RPS Heritage is a multidisciplinary national team that includes heritage planners, archaeologists, built heritage experts, heritage surveyors and geomatics professionals. The Heritage team also works collaboratively with internal Environmental, Survey, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Geospatial specialists to deliver practical and innovative heritage management solutions that incorporate the latest digital technologies and non-invasive investigative methods.

We are seeking a Senior Heritage Consultant to join our established Brisbane heritage team on a permanent basis in early 2020. The successful candidate will support built heritage and historic archaeological projects. This will include providing for heritage studies, heritage impact assessments, conservation management plans, condition assessments, adaptive re-use, archival recording and interpretation plans.

For more information about this opportunity, see the full job ad.

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and suitable candidates interviewed.




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