Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 947


  1. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS GA2020 Marker Event
  2. [NEW ITEM] Historic Environment, Volume 32, Number 1: ICOMOS Scientific Symposium: A Legacy
  3. [NEW ITEM] And speaking of fabulous Australia ICOMOS events…
  4. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS 101: Australasian Perspectives webinar, Wednesday 14 October, 17.00 AEDST / 19.00 NZST
  5. [NEW ITEM] World Monuments Fund events: “Heritage Now” series – starting on Thursday 15 October | Fake Heritage book launch, 21 October
  6. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Heritage and Waste, 16 October, 12:00-1:30 pm EST (Canada)
  7. [NEW ITEM] Fremantle Studies Day, 25 October, Fremantle
  8. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest for ISCES Membership: deadline 26 October 2020
  9. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University – apply now for Heritage courses offered in 2021 | Dual Award application deadline: 31 October 2020
  10. [NEW ITEM] NSC-ICH Annual Meeting & Webinar, 5 November, 4-6pm (AEST)
  11. [NEW ITEM] Bushfire Response Resources for Cultural Heritage – updated
  12. [NEW ITEM] Blue Shield Statement on the situation of cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh
  13. [NEW ITEM] (Online) Publication on the Basic principles and tips for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage
  14. [NEW ITEM] Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation – watch online
  15. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM
  16. [NEW ISSUE] Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine
  17. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage news updates
  18. [NEW ISSUE] News from World Monuments Fund
  19. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin









1. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS GA2020 Marker Event


The Marker Event was held on 7 October 2020 to acknowledge the excellent work and wonderful support for the 20th Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS that could not be hosted in Sydney in 2020. The event was broadcast simultaneously in English, French and Spanish.

The event was a live-streamed panel discussion involving the 14 expert co-chairs of the GA2020 Scientific Symposium streams, on the theme of Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility. The Australian Co-chairs were Steve Brown, Cristina Garduño Freeman, Agnieshka Kiera, MacLaren North, Chris Wilson, Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy and James Lesh; and the international Co-chairs were Ona Vileikis (UK), Marco Antonio Chávez-Aguayo (Mexico), Kai Weise (Nepal), Susan Macdonald (USA), Diane Menzies (New Zealand), Tim Badman (Switzerland) and Tokie Laotan-Brown (USA). The moderator for the two-hour event was Tracy Ireland. The global audience for the Marker Event was welcomed by Helen Lardner (President, Australia ICOMOS); the Welcome to Country was presented by Nathan Moran (Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal land Council); a response to the panel discussions was delivered by Nargiz Aituganova (Russia; ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group); the GA2020 legacy volume of Historic Environment was launched by Mikel Landa (Spain; President, ICOMOS Advisory Committee); Richard Mackay (Convenor GA2020/GA2023) featured in the GA2023 promotional video, which was shown for the first time at the Marker Event; and Toshi Kono (President, International ICOMOS) closed the event. The Marker Event was supported by Australia ICOMOS and sponsored by Tourism Australia, Business Events Sydney and the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The content and scripting of the event was developed by Steve Brown, Ona Vileikis, Richard Mackay and Tracy Ireland. Arinex, the GA2020 event organising company, produced the event (Roslyn McLoed, Nicole Walker, Melissa Murphy, Sabrina Georges, Nikkita Mitchell, Sara Halbwirth, Kristy Lee, Santi Thawornwiphat) and the technical side of the Marker Event was undertaken by the staff at the International Convention Centre (Dana Fish, Tony McAlister, Anthony Chin, Tristan Fisher, Ostbil Adikata, Luke Duncan, Jordan Berry, Jamie Doohan). The translators for the event were Yvonne Hu, Yveline Piler, Ocile Blandeau, Gorge Cziment and Esperanza Egan. Kylie Christian was the photographer.

So, as you can see from this list, the GA2020 Marker Event was a major undertaking and the product of a huge amount of work and generous support by many people and organisations. Australia ICOMOS expresses its gratitude and thanks all those involved in making the ICOMOS GA2020 Marker Event such a memorable, global experience and a significant occasion and celebration. A recorded version of the Marker Event will be made available on a number of platforms in the coming weeks.

Images in above gallery courtesy of Kylie Christian; from left: GA2020 Marker Team, Dr Steve Brown, Richard Mackay in GA2023 video, Ass Prof Tracy Ireland


2. [NEW ITEM] Historic Environment, Volume 32, Number 1: ICOMOS Scientific Symposium: A Legacy

This special issue of the refereed Australia ICOMOS journal Historic Environment is now published on the Australia ICOMOS website. The volume was launched at the GA2020 Marker Event to a global audience by Mikel Landa, President of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee (ADCOM) and Officer of the ICOMOS Scientific Council. At the moment of the launch, which was marked with virtual fireworks across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, over 1,000 emails (with links to the electronic versions of the volume) were simultaneously sent to all those attendees who had registered for the GA2020 Marker Event.

This special issue of Historic Environment emerged from the desire to recognise and record the work undertaken to create and organise the ICOMOS 2020 Scientific Symposium. The volume was edited by Steve Brown and Ona Vileikis, the Scientific Symposium Co-chairs, and comprises an introductory paper by the editors and six ‘theme’ papers. The publication is supported by the Getty Conservation Institute. The volume includes an extensive list of acknowledgements recognising the many individuals, committees, strategic partners and corporate patrons who made substantive contributions to what was to have been GA2020. This edited volume contributes to the work of ICOMOS Scientific Symposia by facilitating and promoting intellectual leadership in cultural heritage management. It also reflects ICOMOS’ goals with regard to information exchange and multidisciplinary approaches to heritage conservation.

The links below will give you access to the digital version. You are welcome to share these links.

Members and subscribers will be receiving a printed copy shortly.

With best wishes from the Editors,
Tracy Ireland, Amy Clarke and Rebecca Hawcroft


3. [NEW ITEM] And speaking of fabulous Australia ICOMOS events…

…Do you remember when we could all gather and exchange ideas, at conferences, symposia and the like, in person?! As we approach the season when Australia ICOMOS would have normally been on the cusp of presenting (yet another) fabulous annual conference to our members and other heritage colleagues – indeed in this week, when Australia ICOMOS would have welcomed more than 1000 colleagues from around the world to Sydney to participate in the ‘GA2020’ General Assembly and Scientific symposium – allow yourselves to cast your minds back to our two recent past conferences.

The 2018 Culture: Conserving it Together overcame the various logistical challenges associated with holding an annual conference in the middle of an ocean (!), and engaged both our Australian and Pacific heritage colleagues, who enthusiastically exchanged their knowledge through 43 presentation papers and made a significant contribution to the challenges and issues faced in the Pacific region. Drafting the foundations of an ICOMOS Pasifika Charter was an important and key outcome of this most successful gathering – the report on this workshop is now available online – in addition to two issues of the Australia ICOMOS journal Historic Environment. Click on the links below for more.

The 2019 Heritage of the Air conference took us back to the mainland, back to our capital, and a little bit back in time, as it explored and reflected on 100 years of aviation culture, history, heritage and design in Australia and the region. The diverse range of participants included heritage and aviation industry professionals, museum staff and volunteers, historians, aviation enthusiasts and students, who came together in this unique interdisciplinary conference. Click on the links below for more, including the Vox Pop video that has recently been added to the website.


4. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS 101: Australasian Perspectives webinar, Wednesday 14 October, 17.00 AEDST / 19.00 NZST

An introduction to ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Sites) organised in collaboration with the Emerging Professionals Networks from ICOMOS New Zealand, Australia ICOMOS, and ICOMOS Pasifika.

ICOMOS 101: Australasian Perspectives
Wednesday 14 October
17.00 AEDST / 19.00 NZST

Featuring the following speakers: 

  • Peter Phillips (ICOMOS International Secretary-General, Australia ICOMOS)
  • Sheridan Burke (ICOMOS International Scientific Council Officer, Australia ICOMOS)
  • Helen Lardner (President, Australia ICOMOS)
  • Ian Bowman (Immediate Past-President, ICOMOS New Zealand)

Learn more about the ICOMOS Mission and how to become involved with an active network of heritage professionals!

Register at this link.

Download the ICOMOS_Australasian Perspectives_October2020 brochure.



5. [NEW ITEM] World Monuments Fund events: “Heritage Now” series – starting on Thursday 15 October | Fake Heritage book launch, 21 October

“Heritage Now” Series

Whose heritage gets to be recognized and protected? How do heritage sites affect their surrounding environment and communities? Social justice, climate change, and sustainable tourism are only some of the considerations World Monuments Fund (WMF) integrates into our work. Cultural heritage exists in the present as much as it does in the past, and can play a fundamental role in our future.

WMF is therefore excited to be launching Heritage Now, a series of live events exploring cultural heritage at the nexus of current political, social, and environmental issues. The series will open with two events in October: The first on Thursday 15 October, focusing on Beirut in the wake of the recent tragic explosion, followed by the second on Friday 30 October, a discussion of monuments with difficult pasts from an international perspective, inspired by the ongoing American Confederate monument debate.

Fake Heritage: Why We Rebuild Monuments book launch

Also in October, Yale University Press will publish Fake Heritage: Why We Rebuild Monuments by our very own John Darlington, Executive Director of WMF Britain. We are delighted to host a conversation between the author and journalist/broadcaster Sir Simon Jenkins on 21 October.

>> more information


6. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Heritage and Waste, 16 October, 12:00-1:30 pm EST (Canada)

Webinar: 16 October 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Heritage and Waste Values, Circular Economy and Deconstruction

How can heritage and conservation better address the waste of building materials? This free webinar discusses new approaches and strategies with reference to dynamic heritage values, Circular Economy principles and practices of deconstruction for reuse.

The speakers all contributed to the 2020 special issue on ‘Heritage and Waste’ of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development.

For more information and to register, visit this link.

Download the Heritage and Waste webinar poster.


7. [NEW ITEM] Fremantle Studies Day, 25 October, Fremantle

The annual Fremantle Studies Day brings together papers focusing on the history and heritage of the significant port city.

This year’s program includes a paper on Some surprising aspects of the Round House, Fremantle’s (and Perth’s) oldest extant building. We will take a photographic journey through early Fremantle with the photographer A T Maywood and hear of the difficult lives of many married (or de facto) colonial women.

More details in the Fremantle Studies Day 2020 flier.

Sunday 25 October
North Fremantle Community Hall
1.30pm (registrations open at 1.00pm)

Bookings essential: email the Fremantle History Society to register
Cost: Members $20, Non-members $25

A sumptuous afternoon tea will be served. An activity of the Fremantle History Society.


8. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest for ISCES Membership: deadline 26 October 2020

Expressions of interest are invited from those with an interest / experience in the conservation of energy, sustainability and climate change relating to cultural heritage to join ISCES, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability. Membership is available as either an expert member or associate. An Expert Member of the ISCES will be accepted on the basis of their individual profile, particularly knowledge of / associations with energy, sustainability and climate change relating to cultural heritage. An Expert Member must be a member of ICOMOS. An Associate Member of the ISCES will be interested in gaining knowledge and building up expertise in areas relevant to the objectives of the ISCES and also must be a member of ICOMOS. All members are expected to contribute to the activities and objectives of the ISCES.

We encourage early career ICOMOS members (Emerging Professionals) to apply. Emerging Professionals are individual members of ICOMOS who are students or in the early stage of their careers. An Emerging Professional may be an Expert Member or an Associate Member as described above.

For more information, read the ISCES Call for EOI for Membership info_2020 Oct doc | download the ISCES EOI for Membership_October 2020_form.

Apply by 26 October 2020.


9. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University – apply now for Heritage courses offered in 2021 | Dual Award application deadline: 31 October 2020

Deakin University DUAL AWARD 2021: Study in Australia and Germany – and earn two Masters qualifications

Master of Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies (Deakin) and World Heritage Masters (Brandenburg Technical University – Cottbus, Germany): application deadline 31 October

Applications are now OPEN for 2021 entry to Deakin’s internationally recognised post-graduate programs in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.

Expressions of Interest are also now INVITED for our unique dual award with our partners at the World Heritage Studies program at BTU-Cottbus in Germany. Join our 2021 cohort beginning in March:

  1. Apply online to enrol in the Master of Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies (Professional)
  2. Send your CV and an Expression of Interest letter to Kristal Buckley by email by 31 October 2020.

For further information, visit our blog or contact Kristal Buckley by email.


10. [NEW ITEM] NSC-ICH Annual Meeting & Webinar, 5 November, 4-6pm (AEST)

National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (NSC-ICH)
Capturing Intangible Heritage: Annual Meeting & Webinar
5 November 2020, 4-6pm (AEST) – Online

The NSC-ICH welcomes everyone to join us for a virtual event this November for a short annual meeting, followed by a 90 minute webinar featuring three outstanding speakers and time for questions and discussion.

This year our annual event on intangible cultural heritage focuses on the diversity of cultures and expressions, and their transmission and recording.

Our three presentations span multiple cultures: from Karanga – the ancient Māori art of calling, to recording and protecting Aboriginal intangible heritage in Victoria, and the challenges of ‘trans-cultural’ intangible heritage in diverse contemporary societies.

For more information about these speakers and to register in advance for this event, please visit this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We hope you will join us!

Download the Capturing Intangible Heritage flier.


11. [NEW ITEM] Bushfire Response Resources for Cultural Heritage – updated

Australia ICOMOS and Blue Shield Australia have been continuing their efforts to support people impacted by bushfires, especially as the next bushfire season (2020/21 Summer) is fast approaching.

We have updated the Rapid Assessment document that was first prepared in response to the bushfires that occurred early in 2020. The updates have been informed by feedback received by various stakeholders, and the revised document includes guidance on how to use it.

The form within the document has been designed to be completed by council officers or heritage professionals. Links below.

Further feedback on this document is welcome and can be communicated to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat Office by email.

Visit the Bushfire Response Resources section of the Australia ICOMOS Heritage Toolkit for more information, including the updated Australia ICOMOS Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Places (primarily built heritage) damaged by Bushfires – October 2020


12. [NEW ITEM] Blue Shield Statement on the situation of cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh

ICOMOS, together with ICOM, ICA and IFLA, is a pillar body of the Blue Shield.

Together we have issued a statement with regards to the situation of the cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh – which has been posted on the Blue Shield and ICOMOS social media – see links below.


13. [NEW ITEM] (Online) Publication on the Basic principles and tips for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage

The European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology would like to share with you a link to the Basic principles and tips for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage.

This publication contains 10 basic principles and a number of tips for each of them, geared toward cultural heritage professionals, institutions and regional authorities in charge of Europe’s precious cultural heritage.


14. [NEW ITEM] Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation – watch online

The “Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation” debate, organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), took place on 28 September 2020.

You can watch it on YouTube.

ICOMOS was represented by Mr Fergus Maclaren, President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism.

The debate was the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to tourism, heritage management and COVID-19. The debate will focus on new models of sustainable tourism development for strengthening heritage resiliency and managing the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information visit the UNESCO website.


15. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.


16. [NEW ISSUE] Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine

The latest issue of Engineering Heritage Australia’s Magazine can be downloaded from here.


17. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage news updates

Click here and also here to read the latest news from The Best in Heritage.


18. [NEW ISSUE] News from World Monuments Fund

To read the latest news from World Monuments Fund, click here.


19. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin

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




International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – 13 October 2020

In 2020 Blue Shield Australia is encouraging our members and friends to acknowledge the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October as a useful time to get ready for the next Australian natural disaster season. The theme that BSA has decided to focus on for 2020 is ‘Practical Preparedness’.

Key Points

  • Update your Emergency Contacts List and make sure it’s accessible to everyone who needs it
  • Review your current disaster preparedness plan or develop a plan that covers a key activity in each of the four basic protection measures: prevention, preparation, response and recovery
  • Make contact with your regional GLAM colleagues (galleries, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, national trust sites…)
  • As a GLAM group, connect with your local council and emergency services contacts

For more information and resources, visit the Blue Shield Australia website.


ICOMOS Webinar Series: Cultural heritage solutions for water challenges – next session, 14 October

The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities, which aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to encourage national working groups to be initiated with the longer-term objective to mobilize support to have Water and Heritage discussed at the UN International Water conference to be held in New York in 2023; see the Chair’s Statement of the symposium ‘Water and Culture’ held on February 3 in Tokyo.

Webinar 2: Cooperation between the Water and Cultural Heritage sectors
14 October 2020,12.00-13.30 Central European Time (click here to check your local timings)

For more information all on the sessions, visit this link.

Download the ICOMOS Water Heritage webinars 2020 leaflet.


FUTURE FORUM 2020: Visions for the future of Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia, Friday 16 October 2020, Fremantle, WA

The Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI), the Anthropological Society of Western Australia (ASWA) and Australia ICOMOS are hosting a one-day forum on ‘Visions for the future of Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia’.

Date: Friday 16 October 2020
Time: 8am to 5pm (drinks and canapes afterwards until 7.30pm)
Venue: Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia

Check out the event on Facebook.

Download the WA Aboriginal Heritage Future Forum October 2020 flyer.

Registration Fees*

$160 General Admission
$120 for First Australians
$120 for AACAI/ASWA/AICOMOS Members (current membership)
$120 for Students (with valid student email)

*Registration includes morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea during the forum, and canapes & drinks in evening. A small booking fee by Humanitix will apply. 100% of profits from booking fees will be directed to Indigenous Scholarships.

For bookings visit this link.

Numbers are limited to 200 people (due to current Government restrictions for events/gatherings). Registrations will close on Friday 2 October (unless capacity is reached before then).

Travel subsidies for First Australians based outside of Perth to partially offset the cost of getting to Fremantle are being offered. Amounts will vary depending on distance travelled and the total number of applicants. Travel subsidies can be requested through the Humanitix registration page. If you know of anyone who wants to take up this option, please contact JJ McDermott by email or phone 0458 608 786 for assistance with the booking.


2020 Online Lecture Series: ‘Understanding World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation’ – next session, 22 October

The preparatory office for the International Centre for Interpretation and Presentation of the World Heritage Sites under the auspices of UNESCO (hereinafter the Centre) is pleased to announce that the preparatory office for the Category 2 Centre, newly approved at the 40th session of the General Conference (2019), was launched in late May under the supervision of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of the Korean government. The Centre will play a pivotal role in World Heritage interpretation and presentation, which contributes to raising public awareness of the value of World Heritage and the importance of protecting it.

In 2020, the Centre will be holding an online lecture series titled ‘Understanding World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation’, starting on 10 September (next session is on 22 October).

The previous sessions are now available to stream from the YouTube and Facebook links below.

The lectures will be made available to the public via the Cultural Heritage Administration and the Centre Preparatory Office’s YouTube channel and the Facebook page. The lectures and Q&A sessions will be conducted in English and publicly accessible for viewing without prior registration. Videos of the sessions will be uploaded to the YouTube channel and Facebook page after the Live stream to be viewed at any time. The time schedule of lectures will be adjusted according to the local time in the region of the speaker’s residence, and the time will be announced in advance on the preparatory office’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Download the World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation Online Lecture Series leaflet for more information.


▶ Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea’s YouTube & Facebook

▶ Preparatory Office for the Centre’s YouTube & Facebook


Art Deco from the National Collection: The World Turns Modern, until 8 November at the Hazelhurst Gallery, Sydney

The term was coined during the 1960s: but what precisely is ‘Art Deco’? The answer might seem straightforward – but there are many differing opinions.

One scholar, Jared Goss, calls it “an umbrella label for the vast range of design and architecture created globally between the First and Second World Wars.”

Whatever definition we choose, Art Deco certainly made a huge impact in Australia. From the 1920s onward, its influence was felt across architecture, design and the decorative arts.

A new exhibition has arrived in Sydney which gives visitors a glimpse of this exciting period in world history.

Exhibits include paintings, sculpture, design and photography. With works by Rupert Bunny, Raynor Hoff, Napier Waller, Hilda Rix Nicholas, Thea Proctor and Harold Cazneaux.

One of the highlights is Jean Broome-Norton’s sculpture Woman with Horses (1934). There’s also a Café Australia chair (1916) by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin – one of only four known examples.

Art Deco from the National Collection: The World Turns Modern is at the Hazelhurst Gallery until 8 November 2020.

This will be the exhibition’s last stop before it returns to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.




“Archaeological World Heritage Sites – Cross-border Conservation, Communication, Cooperation” conference, Germany, 5-6 November 2020

On the occasion of the Federal Republic’s six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July-December 2020), this conference, organised by ICOMOS Germany, will focus on archaeological World Heritage sites in Europe, the protection and preservation of which can only be guaranteed by the European states and their neighbours together.

There are currently 46 UNESCO World Heritage sites listed on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, 43 of which are World Cultural Heritage sites and three Natural Heritage sites. Eight of these World Heritage sites are cross-border and transnational sites. Hardly any other signatory state to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has such a high proportion of multinational or transnational World Heritage sites as the Federal Republic of Germany. In particular, among the Cultural Heritage sites of the Federal Republic of Germany inscribed on the UNESCO list over the past decade, there are a number of archaeological World Heritage sites that have re-accentuated the Federal Republic’s World Heritage profile. These are for instance the Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Limes) (2005), the Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (2011), the Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura (2017), or the Archaeological Border Complex of Hedeby and Danevirke (2018).

For more information about this conference, visit the ICOMOS Germany website.


2020 Congress ‘Practices and Challenges in Built Heritage Conservation’, Edinburgh, 2-6 November 2020 – grants available, various deadlines

IIC 28th Biennial Congress: Current practices and challenges in built heritage conservation

The organisers of this congress (the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works IIC) hope to encourage attendance from conservators and cultural heritage professionals from all over the world and for those who are at different stages of their career including students and early career professionals.

The various grant and bursary programs are summarised below. For more detailed information visit the IIC Congress website.


Tru Vue
Thanks to the generosity of Tru Vue, we will be offering a number of funded places for non-members to attend online – whatever your location or employment circumstances. Deadline for applications is 15 October 2020.

The Brommelle Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1990 in memory of Norman Brommelle, who was Secretary-General of IIC between 1958 and 1988. The fund is used to provide assistance for students of conservation who wish to attend the Institute’s international congresses. The Fund will normally provide support towards 100% of the registration fee for participating in the Congress online. Deadline for applications is 15 October 2020.




Heritage casual training assessor opportunity

Transport for NSW are seeking expressions of interest from heritage professionals to be training assessors for a new heritage training course.

New South Wales and other Australian states including Victoria have been experiencing a large volume of work in the construction industry, particularly in the transport sector, which is forecast to continue. A large number of the projects involve work that includes national, state and locally heritage-listed buildings, structures and their surrounds. A number of government agencies in NSW worked together to develop a Heritage Supervision course to provide training for individuals who are involved in works affecting heritage-listed buildings and structures. There is a need to provide this training to people who have a variety of professional backgrounds but no formal understanding of heritage conservation and management. These include personnel within both public and private organisations (project managers, for example) who have decision-making responsibility relating to heritage-listed assets as a regular part of their daily activities, but who may be unaware of legal obligations in relation to heritage assets.

The new heritage training course is owned by Heritage NSW, with Transport for NSW creating course content that will be delivered in an online format.

Assessors must have the following requirements:

  • Current professional heritage experience
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Can be based anywhere in Australia with reliable internet service

If you are interested in being involved or finding out more, even if you don’t yet have the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, then please contact Richard Shorten by email.


The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020 (WA) – public consultation period closes 9 October

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020 is now open for public consultation. This new legislation will replace the outdated Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972, concluding more than two years of consultation with Aboriginal people, industry representatives, heritage professionals and the Western Australian community.

>> more information about the entire review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

>> more information about the final phase

Submissions close Friday 9 October 2020.


Launch of the Melbourne MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: Forthcoming Information Session, 21 October 2020

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses.

The ACAHUCH Melbourne MicroCert series is designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage.

Our four online short courses draw upon the world-leading research, teaching and industry expertise within the Centre.

Statutory Heritage (Inaugural Delivery: November 2020)
An ideal introduction to urban and cultural heritage practice, statutory heritage schemes, and the key players in the field.

Introduction to Values-Based Heritage (Inaugural Delivery: early 2021)
Learn about cultural heritage values, the Burra Charter and established approaches to managing heritage places.

New Approaches for Heritage Significance (Inaugural Delivery: early 2021)
Explore new ways of approaching and assessing the cultural significance and diverse values of heritage places.

New Tools for Documenting Heritage Fabric (Inaugural Delivery: mid-2021)
Discover the new technologies changing the ways that historic buildings, structures and materials are documented.

To learn more about the ACAHUCH Melbourne MicroCert series, register for our lunchtime information session on Wednesday 21 October.


Protected Areas Collaboration for Learning & Research – Media Release and Seeking Expressions of Interest for various committees: deadline 22 October

The Protected Areas Collaboration for Learning & Research (PAC) – previously the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC) – is delighted to announce that a new joint venture agreement is shortly to be finalised with prospective partners, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. >> read more here.

Applications are open for our Executive Council and practice committees

PAC is rejuvenating its governance structure. As part of this undertaking, we are now completing a process of establishing a new governing Executive Council and two revitalised committees: an Academic Programs Committee and a Protected Areas Practitioners Committee. >> more info here.

Applications close 22 October.


Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards – nominations open until 23 October

The Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards celebrate the wonderful achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector. This year we are also showing our appreciation of our sector’s resilience and creativity in times of uncertainty that has been 2020.

This prestigious event celebrates organisations and individuals whose passion and work build a strong Victorian museum and gallery industry.

We would like to invite you to nominate a special individual or a project for one of our awards and help us recognise the remarkable work of our Victorian community.

Objectives of the Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards

The Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards recognise outstanding achievements and service in the museum, gallery, and collecting sector. The objectives of the Awards are to:

  • Raise awareness of museums and galleries as effective vehicles for engagement with ideas and communities
  • Reward and encourage best practice by individuals and organisations
  • Celebrate the value of museums and galleries to local and wider community groups

For more information and to download forms and guidelines, visit the Australian Museums and Galleries Association website.

Nominations close 23 October.


Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course, November 2020 to April 2021 – applications close 26 October

UNESCO has launched the inaugural Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course for heritage practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region to upskill and reskill core competences

Pressures on cities such as the current pandemic, climate change, economic slowdown, and conflicts mean that approaches to heritage management need to be reinvented. Beyond conservation-related objectives, heritage managers must also mobilize heritage for local development, as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

Conducted by UNESCO Bangkok in cooperation with the Think City Institute and the Asian Academy for Heritage Management, this course will upskill and reskill professionals working in heritage management, with a focus on South-East Asia, to meet these new demands.

The Course offers a combination of self-paced online learning and interactive webinars, followed by a capstone project and finale event.

DURATION: 6 Months (November 2020 – April 2021)

*UNESCO Bangkok is offering a limited number of scholarships with priority given to World Heritage site managers from South-East Asia.

For more information: visit this link | download the poster.


Attingham Trust courses – apply by 27 January 2021 for next year

Since its foundation in 1952 The Attingham Trust, an educational charitable trust, has enjoyed outstanding success within the worlds of arts and heritage. The alumni of its courses make up an influential, international network of professionals, many of whom represent major cultural institutions.

The Trust currently runs three annual residential courses, The Attingham Summer School, The Attingham Study Programme and Royal Collection Studies and, in alternate years, two non-residential courses, French Eighteenth-Century Studies and The London House Course.

All course details for 2021 will be available on their website in early October and new applications will be encouraged.

Closing date for receipt of all applications will be 27 January 2021.




Heritage NSW goes digital

With the launch of three new social media accounts!

We are pleased to announce the official launch of three new Heritage NSW social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, in joint collaboration with the Heritage Council of NSW and the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC). The official name of our account is: ‘Heritage NSW’ The voice of the Heritage Council of NSW, the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) and Heritage NSW.

Our new digital presence will bring immediate benefits including:

  • Direct connection with our customers, partners and the wider public
  • Ability to have two-way conversations with our customers in real time
  • Opportunities to build our profile internationally
  • Ability to drive new customers to our Heritage NSW website
  • Uncover industry trends and heritage news

How do I locate the accounts?

To find the three accounts, simply type in the following ‘handles’:


Tapestries at the House campaign, Sydney Opera House

The four tapestries that call the Opera House home reveal fascinating stories about the Opera House’s rich cultural heritage and design legacy.

The Tapestries at the House campaign at the Sydney Opera House incorporates new online exhibitions, articles and a podcast about the four tapestries that call the House home: Le Corbusier’s Les Dés sont Jetés, John Coburn’s Curtain of the Sun and Curtain of the Moon and Jørn Utzon’s Homage to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

The new podcast, with design enthusiast Tim Ross, unravels the fascinating stories behind the four magnificent tapestries of the House and explores their rich cultural heritage. Listen now to the House Stories: The Tapestries podcast, check out new exhibits on Google’s digital museum platform and get creative with educational resources for kids.




[NEW] SITUATION WANTED PhD candidate seeking professional opportunities

Olufemi Adetunji is currently a PhD candidate (finishing November 2020) at the University of Newcastle, Australia, conducting research on connections between cultural heritage, climate change and adaptation. He is seeking opportunities for part- or full-time employment and/or other work experience in heritage conservation, research, teaching, etc, in any state and territory within and outside of Australia. Also, he is undertaking a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Anyone who might have a suitable opportunity for Olufemi is encourage to email him at this address for more information.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Advisor, City of Adelaide

About Us

From the start, the vision for Adelaide was a city of the future – one that celebrated its unique natural surrounds and structured its footprint in a way that would allow it to adapt to the changing needs of the community and a dynamic global landscape. Our focus is on our community’s wellbeing and quality of life – investing in city improvements and on future planning, so we continue to design a liveable city where future generations can continue to live authentic and meaningful lives. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and be a bigger part of our amazing city!

About the Opportunity

In this role you will provide heritage architecture and conservation advice and assistance to owners and occupiers of heritage-listed properties, to support the appropriate use and conservation. You will also contribute to research, promotion and policy projects as part of the Council heritage program.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Applications close midnight Sunday 11 October 2020.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Operations Manager, National Trust of Australia Queensland, Brisbane

National Trust of Australia Queensland (NTAQ) is a membership-based community organisation and registered charity that works to protect, conserve and celebrate the environmental, built and cultural heritage of our state. NTAQ connects communities through meaningful partnerships. The NTAQ portfolio of properties includes Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Wolston Farmhouse at Wacol and nine other properties across Queensland. Please visit the NTAQ website for more details.

For more information about this role, visit this link.


SITUATION VACANT Director Public Programs, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), Port Arthur, Tasmania

PAHSMA has created a new role that will be an active member of PAHSMA’s Executive Leadership Team. The Director will work in a collaborative manner to deliver the conservation and tourism outcomes for the organisation. The role is responsible for creating a vision and framework for the planning, design and delivery of content and programs that educate, engage and enhance visitor, public and community understanding and appreciation of the heritage values of PAHSMA’s three sites. This includes the values that accrue from the sites’ inclusion as part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property. We are looking for someone who can provide leadership and direction for interpretation, guiding, education and experience development for all the Port Arthur Historic Sites, and work in partnership with the other members of the Executive Leadership Team to ensure the reflection and protection of our heritage values and conservation messages, and to ensure consistency in visitor experience and services across all PAHSMA sites.

Contact Officer: Stephen Large, m: 0419 388 791
Closing Date: 5 PM, Monday 12 October
To apply: visit this link


SITUATION VACANT Associate Director (Built Heritage), Urbis, Melbourne

Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director to be part of Victoria’s premier planning team, focused on building our built heritage offering in Victoria as a priority, followed by archaeology. We are looking for an enthusiastic, commercial, proactive and experienced heritage consultant or heritage architect to build our new Melbourne Heritage team, supported by our highly experienced and successful Melbourne Directors and a market leading National Heritage team in Sydney and Brisbane.

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, click on “Apply for this job” via the following link.

For any questions please contact us at this email address.




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