AUSTRALIA ICOMOS ITEMS
CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOIs
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
Australia ICOMOS is saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Mundey. Jack orchestrated the first green bans and enabled environmental and heritage conservation in NSW in the 1970s. We send our condolences to his friends and family.
Tributes to Jack can be found at the following links:
Australia ICOMOS and the Emerging Professionals of Cultural Heritage (EPoCH) invite you to join us every second Thursday at 5:30pm-7pm for a virtual Zoom forum. We’ll talk all things heritage, welcoming both emerging and established heritage professionals. The content of the Forum will be diverse and crowd-sourced from a variety of mediums, including journal articles, book chapters, documentaries and Youtube videos with a focus on heritage practice and theory and everything in between.
To join, all you need to do is suggest a written or visual text that you think would be of interest to the broader group. If your text is selected, you will be asked to act as moderator for that week and help guide the discussion. You will not be required to attend every session, just when you can. The purpose of the forum is not to be onerous or overly academic – just a fun way to stay connected and to keep the heritage discourse flowing. To get involved, simply email the EPoCH Team with your details and let us know your suggested text/s.
3. [NEW ITEM] Now Available: Proceedings of the Australia ICOMOS Science Heritage Symposium Under the Microscope – Exploring Science Heritage, Hobart, Tasmania, 2018
The Proceedings of the Australia ICOMOS Science Heritage Symposium Under the Microscope – Exploring Science Heritage, which was held in Hobart, Tasmania, in November 2018, is now published (Australia ICOMOS, 2020) and available for free download in digital format from the Australia ICOMOS website.
The 2018 Symposium was an initiative to investigate the little explored and largely uncelebrated tangible heritage of Australian science. The key aim of the Symposium was to begin a multidisciplinary exploration of the heritage of Australian science, including what science heritage is, what significant science heritage we have in Australia, and whether there are particular management needs for the conservation of this heritage.
The nine papers in this volume provide tantalising glimpses of the heritage of the scientific work that has been undertaken in the Australasian region which, although changing in nature, continues to include baseline and applied research, innovations and world firsts. The volume demonstrates that there is a considerable amount of significant heritage deriving from this science in Australia, that this heritage derives from very different scientific fields, is widespread, and encompasses science heritage archives and objects, sites and complexes, and landscapes. Several key themes emerge in the volume’s papers, including the importance of defining the scope of science heritage broadly, and the importance of people and networks and connections in the history and heritage of science. In relation to the protection and management of science heritage, the ‘invisibility’ of this heritage is seen as a key conservation issue, as is also the need for active management of the heritage. Other important areas covered are the intersection of science heritage and engineering heritage, whether researched landscapes are science heritage, and the value of education and partnerships in science heritage conservation. This volume also contains a list of Australian science heritage places included on state and national heritage registers, and a summary of the Discussion held at the end of the Symposium that looked at ‘Science Heritage and the Next Five Years?’
Australia ICOMOS is grateful for the support received for the 2018 Science Heritage Symposium from the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Society of Tasmania, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, and Cultural Heritage Practitioners Tasmania; and to the contributory authors for sharing their views and knowledge through this Proceedings.
Streets as Shared Spaces Program
18 May 2020, 10:00 -11:00am AEST
This is a great opportunity to hear more about the $15 million in Streets as Shared Spaces grants available to Councils to support communities and local economies both now, and in the re-emergence from Covid-19. The program is a key part of the Premier’s Priority to increase walkable access to quality public space across NSW.
What is the Streets as Shared Spaces program?
The $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces Fund is a one-off grant program being delivered by the Department of planning, Industry and Environment in collaboration with TfNSW.
For more information and to register, click here.
Join World Monuments Fund (WMF) on Tuesday 19 May at 12 pm (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time, North America) for Spring Spotlight!
In light of the pandemic and WMF’s long history responding to crises of all kinds, this year’s Spring Spotlight will focus on the impact of the current situation on cultural heritage sites, how to sustain preservation workers, and how to continue conserving some of the world’s most important treasures during these uncertain times.
Spring Spotlight will be a virtual live conversation on the role heritage sites will play in the months and years to come as the world recovers. The event will be hosted by WMF CEO Bénédicte de Montlaur with guest speakers The Honourable Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum; Fukuoka Prize winner and Pakistan’s first female architect Yasmeen Lari; and scholar and curator Barry Bergdoll.
Proceeds from Spring Spotlight will benefit the World Monuments Relief Fund. This newly created fund addresses WMF’s unanticipated financial needs created by the pandemic at our sites around the world, and will have an immediate economic impact on communities that help conserve and protect humanity’s most important treasures. Spring Spotlight is free and open to the public. If you would like to make a donation to support Spring Spotlight and the Relief Fund, we would be most grateful.
6. [NEW ITEM] Master of Professional Archaeology, La Trobe University: Commonwealth Supported Places available for enrolments in Semester 2 & info session, 25 May, 6pm AEST
The Master of Professional Archaeology offered by the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University is the only professional archaeology course of its kind in Victoria. The course is designed to prepare you for a career in heritage management, delivering practical knowledge and skills that are directly aligned with professional best practice in the protection and conservation of archaeological heritage in Australia and internationally. Throughout the course you’ll learn from national and international leaders in the field. You’ll develop skills in archaeological survey, excavation, project design and significance assessment along with knowledge of the legislative frameworks in which archaeologists operate and the historical and cultural contexts of Indigenous and historic archaeology in Victoria. The course has close links with state and national heritage agencies and relevant industry bodies. Gain real-world experience through our international exchange and internship options. And undertake a specialised research project in your area of interest that will qualify you for a higher research degree.
No previous studies in archaeology are required for entry.
La Trobe University has made a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available for the Masters of Professional Archaeology and associated courses for enrolment in Semester 2 2020. CSPs will provide significant assistance with fees but the quantity is limited so apply early.
An information session about the degrees will be held via ZOOM on Monday 25 May, 6-7pm AEST. Visit the La Trobe University website to book your place.
Download the Master of Professional Archaeology flier.
The Tin Sheds Gallery within the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney is officially calling for curators, architects, artists, and creatives to submit thought-provoking exhibition proposals for our 2021 program.
Tin Sheds Gallery (TSG) is a contemporary exhibition space which officially opened in 1969 as an autonomous art space within the University grounds, and was facilitated by artists, academics and students. The Tin Sheds spurned a pivotal historical movement in Australian art where cross disciplinary experimentation and politically orientated practices were nurtured for several decades. The Sydney School was a strong support base for Tin Sheds, and in 1989 it officially joined the School delivering art workshop classes. In 2004, the Tin Sheds moved its entire operation into the School with purpose-built workshops and a gallery.
TSG accepts proposals from: Local, national and international curators, architects, designers and artists, ADP staff, researchers and students.
8. [NEW ITEM] Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020: Taking Control of our Heritage, 24-26 November 2020, Melbourne – call for papers deadline 25 June
Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020 – Taking Control of our Heritage
24-26 November 2020
Call for Abstracts is now open
The National Native Title Council, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council are now calling for abstracts and proposed panel presentations addressing the following conference themes. We may accept pre-recorded presentations pending travel restrictions.
- Applications of Indigenous Knowledges
- Land Based Cultural Heritage Management
- Ancestral Remains & Artefact Management
- Law & Governance (including UNDRIP)
- Intangible Heritage (including Intellectual Property issues)
- Impact of Climate Change & Cultural Heritage
- Family History Research
- Language Protection and Promotion
- Operation of Lore
Proposals and abstracts should be received by the Conference Organisers by 25 June 2020. Poster presentations will also be accepted.
About the Conference
The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020 – Taking Control of our Heritage, provides the first opportunity for Traditional Owners and their allies to meet, discuss, and develop programs, strategies and ideas to take control of their Cultural Heritage in Australia.
The Conference is for all Traditional Owners, their organisations and those that work with them in the promotion, management and protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage. The Conference program will encompass several relevant themes, prominent international and national speakers as well as a comprehensive social program.
- Traditional Owners & others working in Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Native Title organisations
- Government officials
- Cultural Heritage professionals
- Institutional personnel
- Academics with a focus on Cultural Heritage or Indigenous Rights
- Organisations working with Traditional Owners on development proposals
Confirmed Guest Speakers
Edward Halealoha Ayau
Professor Merata Kawharu
ICHCAP (the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) launched the ICH Courier in 2009 as a print quarterly to disseminate information and news related to Asia-Pacific intangible cultural heritage.
The print publication is distributed to relevant ICH institutes, UNESCO offices and centers, and other interested organizations and individuals, and the web version gives global exposure to important issues related to ICH. ICHCAP is currently accepting abstracts between 100 and 200 words to explore topics for upcoming volumes. For the completed published article, ICHCAP will provide an honorarium. All submissions should be in English.
Abstracts for volume 44 and 45 are open; the deadline for volume 44 is 19 June.
For more information, visit this link.
Architectural photography by Peter Ogden
During 1941, a group of young men trekked through bushland to Broken Bay. They set up a base at West Head, and laboured tirelessly to install a pair of 4.7 inch naval guns. After the war, the small group of forts remained largely forgotten. But in recent years, volunteers have cleared away the thick layers of vegetation.
Photographer Peter Ogden has been creatively capturing the historic structures. He provides us with a unique perspective of how they relate to their natural surrounds.
Today, the huge guns are long gone, and an air of tranquility remains. Once the crisis of 2020 recedes, it will make an ideal destination for a bush walk.
To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.
It is with great pleasure that ICCROM announces the launch of its website in Spanish.
AUSTRALIA ICOMOS ITEMS
Australia ICOMOS has started sharing and showcasing some of Australia’s significant science heritage – the forgotten and invisible, as well as the well-known.
Science heritage is a heritage that is shared across scientific disciplines and technologies and between scientists/technologists and heritage practitioners; it is a shared responsibility that should be shared more broadly with the community. This sharing of knowledge is an excellent fit with this year’s theme for the International Day for Monuments and Sites, Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility.
How will we ‘share and showcase’ Australia’s science heritage?
Australia ICOMOS has created a Science Heritage Showcase page. Some images and summary information about Australia’s science heritage have now been added.
How can you help?
Australia ICOMOS will be relying on scientists/technologists, heritage practitioners and members of the community, ie. you, to populate this page. So, if you have a favourite (or several favourite) science heritage examples (these can be landscapes, places, features, objects or documents) please let us know about them.
For more information about this initiative and guidelines on how to contribute, visit the Science Heritage Showcase page.
CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS
“Cultural heritage: new risks, new responses” colloquium, 12-13 November 2020, Paris – call for papers deadline: 30 May
Colloquium of the General Directorate of Heritage of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the CNRS and the Institut national du patrimoine, 12-13 November 2020, Paris.
This event will focus on “new” risks to heritage, understood in the broadest sense, including its physical, intangible, digital and natural dimensions. It will address the risks that have arisen or strengthened since the turn of the century, resulting from natural disasters or intentional or unintended anthropogenic factors, on their acceleration, accumulation, convergence, as well as the responses provided today by the professional community and, more broadly, by all those involved in cultural heritage.
Deadline for submissions: 30 May
Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Artificial Intelligence : New pathways towards cultural heritage
4-6 November 2020
Call for papers, posters and apps
We know how to digitize our heritage, so what is the next step: making our Cultural Heritage more accessible to the general public / researchers, and even accessible when it is not there anymore.
In recent years, the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches has increased rapidly in cultural heritage (CH) management and research. A main driver is the availability of remote sensing data, allowing us to detect new archaeological sites and to monitor the preservation of known monuments. Due to advances in computer power and a wide range of free machine learning tools, large amounts of remote sensing data can be processed automatically for CH purposes instead of covering only small areas by expert inspection
Deadline for submissions: 30 June
The organisers have also started a “Culture = Future” page, for which they invite statements and thoughts from you about colleagues who have lost or will lose their jobs, because there are less excavations, less projects, the money is needed for something else but not for archaeology, museums and cultural heritage – view this and consider submitting your thoughts.
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI
Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications close 20 May 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 May 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.
The Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program will provide funding to support the immediate survival and long-term recovery and resilience for fire-affected Australian animals, plants, ecological communities and other natural assets and their cultural values for Indigenous Australians.
There is up to $12 million available for grants under the Program, with grants of between $100,000 and $1 million being offered.
Grant applications close on 28 May 2020.
The Heritage Awards are highly regarded in the industry and by entering, organisations and individuals have the opportunity to have their work recognised by their peers and the public. The awards will be presented during a ceremony at Doltone House, Pyrmont. The luncheon is one of the pinnacle events of the heritage sector and is well attended by dignitaries, businesses, media and National Trust members.
This year we are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker is Mark Pesce; a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator who has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for thirty-five years. Pesce will explore the importance of technology and ‘augmented reality’ when weaving object, place and story into a narrative, giving the world a new ‘digital depth’ and allowing our world – with all of its history – to speak for itself.
Every year entrants for the awards include councils, community groups, corporations and individuals. The entries include everything from education and research to the restoration of objects, re-vitalisation, architectural re-invigoration, documentaries, regeneration of the environment and hard-working advocacy campaigners.
For more information, visit the National Trust of Australia (NSW) website.
Nominations close 30 May 2020.
Abstract submissions are invited for the next issue of the journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
10.2 INTEGRITY | Guest Editor: Jukka Jokilehto
The concept of “integrity” is central to the organizing principles and values of heritage conservation and is frequently evoked in international charters, conventions, and official recommendations. Generally speaking, integrity refers to the wholeness or intactness of a tangible object, place, or property and is a measure by which UNESCO determines the Outstanding Universal Value of a site. As a guiding principle of conservation practice, the concept of integrity has evolved from 19th century ideas of the artist’s intent, which located integrity in a moment in time (Viollet le Duc), to 21st century framings of integrity as an emergent condition as proposed by the 2005 Faro Framework Convention, which suggests that integrity is neither fixed nor static but is understood through a process of interpreting, respecting, and negotiating complex, and at times, contentious values.
Abstracts of 200-300 words are due by 5 June 2020.
For more detailed information, see the CoT_Integrity_CFA_FINAL.
With the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, Heritage Victoria understands that it may have been difficult to finalise applications for Round 5 of the Living Heritage Grants Program before 9 April 2020. To assist with this, the application closing date has been extended to 12 June 2020.
Eligible applicants may apply for an amount between $20,000 and $200,000 per project, to fund conservation works to ‘at risk’ places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register. To find out if you are eligible, read the 2020 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions available at this link.
To apply, follow the link to the online application portal.
If you have already submitted an application and would like to make further edits as a result of the extended deadline, please contact the Living Heritage Team is via email to discuss.
Applicants are required to contact the Living Heritage team by 29 May before applying.
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Awards.
The National Trust ACT Heritage Awards are a way of celebrating our heritage and the work done to preserve and protect it.
The awards are a positive way of recognising and promoting best practice heritage action in the Capital.
The awards will cover all aspects of heritage including archaeological, indigenous, built and objects and will consider large and small projects, conservation and adaptive re-use, intangible and tangible heritage, built projects and reports.
For more information, visit the National Trust of Australia (ACT) website.
Nominations close 28 June 2020.
The Rock Art Network, an international GCI-led group of people interested in raising the appreciation of rock art and promoting its conservation, has just released an award-winning film presenting Chauvet Cave, one of the greatest Palaeolithic cave art sites.
In the context of this pandemic and of national lockdowns, when Rock Art sites and their replicas are closed to the public, film producer Martin Marquet took the initiative to invite film director Pascal Magontier, Jean-Michel Geneste and the Rock Art Network to join him in making “The Final Passage” a gift to the world.
The film is available free to view for a month at this link.
In December 2017, ICOMOS called on the Australian government to ensure that all use and development of Lake Burley Griffin and Lakeshore Landscape, including the West Basin, recognises the cultural heritage significance of this outstanding heritage landscape and protects heritage and environmental values.
The National Capital Authority has received a works application for phase 2 of the reclamation works in the West Basin. The Acton Waterfront Boardwalk and Lake Reclamation Works Approval is open for public comment until 22 May 2020.
Further information is also available by emailing the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians.
Our colleagues at Blue Shield Australia and the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) have UPDATED this Guide, which has been produced to provide guidance for people who are responsible for closing collections of movable cultural heritage in collecting organisations such as archives, galleries, herbaria, historical societies, libraries and museums and at heritage sites.
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
National Trust of Western Australia
Heritage Services Officer
L 5 GOSAC Award
Fixed term – full time
This role provides support to the Senior Manager Marketing and Community Services and includes the provision of expertise and advice regarding Commonwealth, State and Local Government policies, strategies and proposals that impact on heritage places or issues. A focus will be to respond on behalf of the National Trust on proposals, plans and other actions that impact on cultural heritage places or issues.
Key duties and responsibilities focus on:
– Research and advisory support
– Submission development, responses and acquittal
– Compliance support
– Management of heritage services budgetary and financial requirements including reporting
For more information and to apply, visit the WA Jobs website.
Applications close 5pm WST, 22 May 2020.
The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking capability statements from masonry conservation specialists in the Perth area who are able to undertake sensitive conservation works to historic cemetery monuments. Headstones include marble, granite, slate and sandstone. Specialists will be placed on a database for work as it arises.
For more information please contact Kelly Rippingale by email or call (08) 9321 6088.
Want to work on major projects in a role that influences positive heritage outcomes when they can make a real difference? Then come and work with the dynamic Major Projects team to collaborate on a diverse range of projects/programs to achieve positive heritage outcomes for NSW Heritage.
About the Role
This role provides a great opportunity to work across the State and its icons, from convict-built roads to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, on multifaceted projects and programs and with a diverse range of people and places in a constantly stimulating environment.
It provides the opportunity to negotiate and influence outcomes through setting strategic directions, working closely with agencies and their engineering, heritage and other technical specialists, to provide advice for the delivery of their projects/programs with positive heritage outcomes, to ensure the conservation and management of NSW heritage.
The role covers a variety of tasks including the provision of advice and reports, representation in forums, contributing to the development and implementation of strategies, assessing applications under the Heritage Act 1977 and providing advice to the Heritage Council.
For more information and to apply, visit this link.
Applications close 18 May 2020, 11:59pm.
Are you committed to the protection of Queensland’s environment, and built and cultural heritage?
The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) (NTAQ) is inviting nominations from experienced Non-Executive Directors to fill three upcoming Board vacancies. These are paid positions with Directors normally meeting at least six times a year and with some site visits in regional Queensland. Meetings are generally held in either Brisbane or at Currumbin on the Gold Coast. Directors may be invited to participate on Board approved committees.
For more information about this opportunity and to obtain the detailed selection criteria, click here.
Timeline for Expressions of Interest
Expressions of interest close at 5pm, Friday 22 May 2020. However, please apply promptly as the closure date may be brought forward to early May pending quantity of applications received.
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