Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 949


  1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS President’s Award 2020: Winners Announced
  2. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest – GA2023 Organising Committee: Emerging Professional | deadline: Friday 6 November 
  3. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: “A Mosque on Treaty 6: The Al-Rashid and the Making of Muslim Heritage in Canada”, Saturday 24 October 2020, 3:00pm EDT (Canada) | Sunday 25 October 6:00am AEDT (Australia)
  4. [NEW ITEM] Online discourse: ‘Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts’, Thursday 29 October, 7.00pm GMT | Friday 30 October, 5.00am AEDT (Australia)
  5. [NEW ITEM] George Proudman Fellowship – important information for anyone who made a submission
  6. [NEW ITEM] Update from Heritage NSW: Cancellation of the 2020 Heritage Forum – annual industry event
  7. [NEW ITEM] City of Adelaide Draft Heritage Strategy and Action Plan 2020 – 2035: have your say by 16 November
  8. [NEW ITEM] SA Draft Heritage Tourism Strategy public engagement – closes 17 November
  9. [NEW ITEM] Melbourne MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: next delivery starts 18 November 2020
  10. [NEW ITEM] Virtual conference “Saving Wright Now”, 11-14 November 2020
  11. [NEW ITEM] REMINDER: DESIGN Canberra festival events, 9-29 November 2020
  12. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden upcoming events, 15 & 26 November
  13. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news
  14. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin










1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS President’s Award 2020: Winners Announced

The Australia ICOMOS President’s Award program recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or early career professionals in the cultural heritage field in Australia. In 2020, we were delighted to receive many applications from high calibre nominees. The judging panel had a difficult job and were impressed with all applicants, who demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm in their chosen field.

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to announce the winners and commendations for the 2020 Awards.

  • Heritage Professional Winner: Meher Bahl
  • Heritage Tradesperson Winner: Minh Huynh
  • High Commendations: Pauline Fowler, Freya Keam and Tamarind Taylor

Visit this link for a short video and to read more about the impressive Young and Emerging Professionals.


2. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest – GA2023 Organising Committee: Emerging Professional | deadline: Friday 6 November 

Australia ICOMOS has been selected to host the 21st Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS in Sydney in September 2023 (GA2023). Many of the Australia ICOMOS Members who were serving in volunteer roles for GA2020 will continue in the same roles. Where possible other opportunities will be provided to Members of Australia ICOMOS to participate in the General Assembly and its related events.

An expressions of interest is invited from Australia ICOMOS Members to become:

  • Australia ICOMOS ‘Emerging Professional’ Member nominee to the GA2023 Organising Committee

This is a voluntary position, which will involve a range of tasks at irregular times, from now until the end of 2023. The successful applicant is expected to attend and register for GA2023, and the GA2023 Youth Forum, and to cover related personal travel and accommodation costs to attend the GA. Costs incurred for participation as a member of the Organising Committee will be covered.

GA2023 will bring together leading cultural heritage professionals from around the world in an engaging program of site visits, functions, workshops and a four-day Scientific Symposium.

The Australia ICOMOS ‘Emerging Professional’ Member nominee should be an enthusiastic emerging professional, who has not reached 35 years of age by September 2023.

The Australia ICOMOS ‘Emerging Professional’ Member nominee to the GA2023 Organising Committee will:

  • be responsible for considering the perspective of potential, young and emerging professional Australia ICOMOS members in relation to GA2023;
  • liaise with the GA2023 Convenor;
  • liaise with the GA2023 Youth Forum Convenor and Sub-Committee;
  • attend meetings of the GA2020 Organising Committee;
  • take responsibility for oversight of agreed components of the GA2023 program or arrangements;
  • collaborate with Arinex Pty Ltd, the GA2020 Professional Conference Organiser;
  • undertake other related tasks, as necessary.


Richard Mackay, GA2023 Convenor by email

Application information

Expressions of interest to be no more than one page and cover:

  • why the applicant seeks to become the Australia ICOMOS Member nominee to the GA2023 Organising Committee and
  • relevant skills and experience.

Applicants may add a short CV (no more than two pages), but this is not essential.

Applications to be sent by 5.00pm, Friday 6 November 2020 to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat by email.


3. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: “A Mosque on Treaty 6: The Al-Rashid and the Making of Muslim Heritage in Canada”, Saturday 24 October 2020, 3:00pm EDT (Canada) | Sunday 25 October 6:00am AEDT (Australia)

In 2007, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October Canadian Islamic History Month.

ICOMOS Canada would like to recognize the important contribution of Muslim-Canadians in Canada’s history for more than a century and highlight the tangible heritage that the communities have generated. ICOMOS Canada is pleased to host Nadia Kurd for this webinar on Saturday 24 October 2020, from 3:00 – 5:00pm EDT (Canada) | Sunday 25 October 6:00-8:00am AEDT (Australia).

>> more information and registration


4. [NEW ITEM] Online discourse: ‘Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts’, Thursday 29 October, 7.00pm GMT | Friday 30 October, 5.00am AEDT (Australia)

Online discourse: ‘Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts’, Dr Mounir Bouchenaki
with a response by Gráinne Shaffrey, President, ICOMOS Ireland
Thursday 29 October 2020 7.00pm GMT | Friday 30 October, 5.00am AEDT (Australia)

Complimentary booking via this link

All welcome

Dr Mounir Bouchenaki has had a 25-year career in UNESCO as Assistant Director-General for Culture; Director of the Division of Cultural Heritage;  and Director of the World Heritage Centre.

He was Director-General of ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) from 2005 until 2011. He is also a past-Director of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage. 

Currently, Mounir Bouchenaki is acting as Special Advisor to the Director-General of ICCROM and Special Advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO. He contributed between 2013 and 2017 to the launching of a UNESCO category II Centre, ‘The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage based in Bahrain’.  

Conflicts can have profound impacts on human values, cultures and religions. Increasingly, conflicts target symbols of culture to destroy identities and lead to the destruction of cultural heritage. This Academy Discourse affords a new perspective on the social, historical, political, economic, cultural and religious contexts in which the ongoing human suffering is taking place in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq but also in North Africa and parts of Asia. Dr Bouchenaki will also address how the international community ought to continue to find mechanisms to improve responses to these emergencies.


5. [NEW ITEM] George Proudman Fellowship – important information for anyone who made a submission

A call out for entries from eligible stonemasons to the George Proudman Fellowship 2021 was posted in this newsletter in July with a link to the relevant information.

Unfortunately the entry guidelines document available at the link included an incorrect email address for submissions. The correct email address was on the bottom of the webpage under ‘More Information’.

If you made a submission during the entry period (July 20 – September 18) and sent it to the wrong address, please resend your original email with attachments and cc Kate Napier in your email.


6. [NEW ITEM] Update from Heritage NSW: Cancellation of the 2020 Heritage Forum – annual industry event

Heritage NSW has announced this year’s forum is deferred due to recommended restrictions on organised gatherings. Our top priority is the wellbeing of all event attendees and our staff.

We are taking on board the valuable feedback given after the 2019 forum and are exploring new ways of engaging with the industry on a range of important updates and heritage issues.

We look forward to bringing everyone together again in 2021 for new discussions, new ideas and practical solutions that promote best practice and support the industry.

More information to come in early 2021.

To stay up to date, visit the Heritage NSW website or follow Heritage NSW on social media:


7. [NEW ITEM] City of Adelaide Draft Heritage Strategy and Action Plan 2020 – 2035: have your say by 16 November

From the city layout to the surrounding Park Lands, Kaurna heritage, built heritage and the many layers of cultural heritage, there is much to celebrate and value in our city. The City of Adelaide’s highly successful Heritage Incentives Scheme has assisted owners in the care and preservation of their heritage properties for over 30 years. We want to continue protecting, promoting and preserving our heritage into the future. The Heritage Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2035 will guide heritage management in the City of Adelaide for the next 15 years.

Visit the Have Your Say website for more information.

Consultation is open until 5pm, Monday 16 November 2020.


8. [NEW ITEM] SA Draft Heritage Tourism Strategy public engagement – closes 17 November

Engagement on the draft Heritage Tourism Strategy and Action Plan is now open, closing 5pm Tuesday 17 November. Read the Media Release here.

People are invited to provide feedback via survey, online discussion and written submission using the YourSAy platform.

This engagement period is the time which you and the organisations you represent can use to provide more detailed feedback on the draft.

At the close of the engagement period, the feedback will be compiled ahead of the Heritage Tourism Alliance meeting for a final time to review and consider any changes to the strategy and action plan.


9. [NEW ITEM] Melbourne MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: next delivery starts 18 November 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, please contact the dedicated Student Support Team.

Our next lunchtime information session will be held in January 2020.


10. [NEW ITEM] Virtual conference “Saving Wright Now”, 11-14 November 2020

Virtual conference “Saving Wright Now”
11-14 November 2020

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s virtual conference, “Saving Wright Now”, offers an unprecedented chance to convene the global community of Wright specialists and aficionados from 11-14 November 2020. Preservationists, homeowners and public site leaders will participate in lively panel discussions and open their doors to attendees through video and photographic tours, providing a broad look at the current state of the movement to save Wright. From the comfort of home, journey to nearly twenty sites, many not regularly open to visitors—an itinerary that spans Wright’s career and reaches from his Midwestern origins to Japan. Celebrate the vital role that our strong community plays with a special Gala honoring the 2020 Wright Spirit Award recipients, and support the Conservancy’s mission by bidding on unique items and experiences for future enjoyment in our first online silent auction.

>> more information


11. [NEW ITEM] REMINDER: DESIGN Canberra festival events, 9-29 November 2020

The Festival

Design is in Canberra’s DNA.

Canberra is one of the few designed national capital cities in the world and the local Ngunnawal People’s culture of invention has been in motion for more than 75,000 years. Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago, iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, and contemporary and sustainable design developments today, are some of the many ways that Canberra has been – and will always be – a living design laboratory.

From 9-29 November, DESIGN Canberra will experiment with new ideas and expand the most successful programs into new directions in the 2020 festival. Over 150 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will once again transform the nation’s capital into a new platform for the best in design. The festival, now in its 7th year, is for all interests and ages and most events are free.

Events planned to date

Paolo Stracchi talk: Designed in Italy, Made in Australia

Tuesday 10 November, 3.30-5.30pm
Building 6, Room C12, University of Canberra, Kirinari Street, Bruce ACT, Australia

Free, bookings essential, via this link (including more information) 

Harry Seidler (1923–2006) and Pier Luigi Nervi (1891–1978) first met in Paris in 1955 on the construction site of the UNESCO Headquarters, designed by their common friend Marcel Breuer. Seven years later, the two met again, this time in Rome, to study the design for the iconic Australia Square Tower. The success of the iconic Sydney Tower set off a 15 year collaboration that took place between Italy and Australia. From 1963 to 1978, Seidler engaged Nervi for the design of some of his Australian commissions: Australia Square, the MLC Centre, the Theatre Royal lobby, the CTA Business Club and, in Canberra, the TGO Edmund Barton Building.

After the talk, join us for a small reception with refreshments and then an architecture stroll of Seidler’s TGO building at 6pm.


Seidler + Nervi: Walking tour (exterior) of the Edmund Barton Building

Tuesday 10 November, 6-7pm
$35, tickets via this link (including more information)
Meet at the corner of Kings Ave and Blackall St, Barton ACT 2600 (Edmund Barton Building)

Discover the unexpected Italian affinities of Harry Seidler’s TGO (Edmund Barton Building 1970-74) with Paolo Stracchi, architectural technology lecturer, University of Sydney, and curator of ‘Designed in Italy, Made in Australia: the Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi’.

This small group tour will explore the exterior of the building, from publicly-accessible vantage points.

Seidler’s TGO is a valuable resource to help understand Canberra’s architectural and cultural history.

This is a small group architecture tour of the exterior of the Edmund Barton Building, which has been developed by DESIGN Canberra, in line with current COVID-safe restrictions. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

Paolo Stracchi will also present a talk about the Seidler-Nervi collaboration prior to the tour, at the University of Canberra.


Designed in Italy, Made in Australia: the Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi

9-29 November, Monday-Friday, 10.30am-4.30pm
Mura Gadi Gallery, University of Canberra Library, Building 8, Bruce ACT, Australia

Through a series of original work and new documentation, the exhibition will, for the first time, showcase the comprehensive work developed during the 60s and 70s by the world-famous Italian engineer and his office in Rome for Harry Seidler.

Pier Luigi Nervi (1891–1979) was a structural engineer but also a revolutionary Italian master builder, architect and artist, who forged, through the invention of the Sistema Nervi – Nervi System – a new structural aesthetic for modern architecture. His pioneering system was adopted all around the world to build some of his most famous buildings: the Rome Olympic Palasports, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, the Field House at Dartmouth College in the USA, and many others.

In Australia, the Sistema Nervi was for the first time adopted with the construction of the Australia Square Tower, designed by Harry Seidler. The success of the famous circular tower led to a fruitful collaboration that lasted for more than 15 years.

The exhibition will shed light on unexpected affinities between the Italian and Australian construction industries, Roman and Milanese precedents used in modern Sydney, and an unlikely connection between an Italian factory and a revered Australian skyscraper. This exhibition will pay tribute to the two men and their shared Australian legacy, casting light on its unexpected Italian affinities and celebrating it into the future.

Curated by Paolo Stracchi (architectural technology lecturer, University of Sydney).


12. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden upcoming events, 15 & 26 November

The Dunera Association & Emanuel Synagogue present a Special Event on the Art and Life of Karl Duldig (1902 – 1986)
Sunday 15 November, 4.00pm – 5.15pm

The annual Duldig Lecture for 2020, presented by Dr Arie Hartog, Director of Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen Germany
Thursday 26 November, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

To find out more about these events, click here.


13. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.


14. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin

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




Books in Exchange for Book Reviews

The following new publications are available for review. You will need to write a review of about 700-800 words to be published in Historic Environment (HE), in exchange for the free book. The book reviews will need to be submitted by early November.

Please email Ian Kelly, the HE Reviews Editor, if you are interested in reviewing any of the above title. First come, first served!
NOTE: ** The first person to email the HE Reviews Editor about this one will have their review published.


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.


Capturing Intangible Heritage: 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.


Call for Expressions of Interest for IIWC Membership: deadline 15 November 2020

Expressions of interest are invited from ICOMOS members of various professional backgrounds who have experience, knowledge, or particular interest in the preservation of wood in historic buildings or structures to join IIWC, the ICOMOS International Scientific Wood Committee established in 1975. There are two categories of individual membership: Expert members (with a speciality in the field of wood conservation) and Associate members (who wish to gain knowledge and build up an expertise in a given field through active volunteer work).

An Expert Member of the IIWC will be accepted on the basis of their individual profile, particularly knowledge of / associations with the conservation of wooden cultural heritage, application of the IIWC principles and the diversity of their application in different cultures and contexts. IIWC was formed largely by the original authors of the Nara Document on Authenticity, which came to be fully realised in the formation ICH Intangible Cultural Heritage committee.

Individuals who wish to become members of IIWC, whether in the Expert or Associate category, must also be members of ICOMOS. All members are expected to contribute to the activities and objectives of the IIWC.

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 and instructions on how to apply, visit the IIWC website. Any queries in relation to the IIWC can be directed to Tanya Park by email. Tanya is an Expert member of this ISC and is also the current voting member representing Australia ICOMOS.

Apply by 15 November 2020.




[UPDATED] ICAHM webinar on authenticity, 25 October, 12.00pm GMT | 10.00pm AEDT

Register for next week’s ICAHM Webinar!

As part of an ongoing internal conversation and in line with the Journeys to Authenticity project, ICAHM explores the matter of “authenticity” in relation to archaeological heritage and archaeological heritage management.

In this first webinar, ICAHM will explore the understanding of authenticity in different regional and cultural contexts, and it will look more closely at how authenticity is applied in the management of archaeological sites worldwide.

  • Dr James Flexner, University of Sydney “Building authentic community partnerships in fieldwork”
  • Prof Michael Jansen, RTWH Aachen University/GUTech “Authenticity(ies) in the understanding of conservation during the British Raj and their reflection in today’s World Heritage”
  • Dr Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu, University of Pretoria “Authenticity and integrity in an African context: a critical review”

Moderator: Matt Whincop, ICOMOS ICAHM

Register in advance for this meeting and you will then receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

Please contact Matt Whincop by email if you have any questions about the webinar or have a suggested discussion topic for the round table.

The International Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) looks forward to having you join them.


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.


World Monuments Fund event: “Heritage Now” series – next session 30 October

“Heritage Now” Series – next session 30 October

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 second session is on Friday 30 October, a discussion of monuments with difficult pasts from an international perspective, inspired by the ongoing American Confederate monument debate.

>> more information


Sydney Open, 6-8 November – program online | including New Heritage session, 6 November, 7.30-8.30pm AEDT

Join us for our first-ever digital Sydney Open, going live 6-8 November. We invite you to discover your city in new ways with our line-up of live streamed talks, never before seen content, self-guided audio tours and more.

Enjoy a special sneak peek of the program here.

Of particular interest might be the session on New Heritage, 6 November, 7.30-8.30pm AEDT.


2020 Online Lecture Series: ‘Understanding World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation’ – next session, 12 November

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 12 November).

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


ICOMOS Webinar Series: Cultural heritage solutions for water challenges – next session, 17 November

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 3: Telling examples and assessment methodologies
17 November 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.




CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2020, ONLINE – program online + more news

Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Artificial Intelligence : New pathways towards cultural heritage
4-6 November 2020

The final program is now online.

The Archaeological Heritage Network, with funding from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, has provided CHNT with funds to sponsor cultural heritage students, professionals and researchers from low & middle income countries. To apply for sponsorship, please visit this CHNT page.\


ICOMOS France conference on Timber Heritage Buildings, Zoom, 4-6 November 2020 (information in French only)

ICOMOS France en partenariat avec la SFIIC et le LRMH organise le colloque “Intervenir sur le bâti en bois du patrimoine: méthodes d’hier à aujourd’hui”.

Compte tenu de la situation sanitaire actuelle et des restrictions réglementaires relatives au rassemblement de personnes, ce colloque vous est proposé en visio conférence sur ZOOM.

Nous sommes très heureux de maintenir ce riche programme et, de cette manière, atteindre un public plus large en France et à travers le monde.

Une publication scientifique disponible en fin d’année 2020/ début 2021 rassemblera l’ensemble des interventions qui vous seront présentées.

Le tarif de participation à l’événement est fixé à 70 euros (60 € pour les membres ICOMOS et SFIIC). Il comprend le pré-achat de la publication ainsi que les liens de connexion pour assister en direct aux différentes présentations plénières et ateliers ainsi qu’aux débats qui s’en suivront.

L’inscription est obligatoire. Dans les onglets ci-dessous, vous trouverez:

1/ le programme complet des journées
2/ le formulaire de demande d’inscription.

A réception de votre inscription, nous vous adresserons par email les modalités de paiement.

Lorsque votre paiement sera effectué, nous vous confirmerons par email votre inscription ainsi que les identifiants de connexion aux conférences auxquelles vous vous serez

For any questions regarding the registration process (or anything else), email ICOMOS France.


World Heritage – Mission to Shape the Future! conference, Leipzig, 5-6 November 2020 – registration open until 30 October

The official program of the World Heritage – Mission to Shape the Future! conference, Leipzig, 5-6 November 2020 is now online.

This year‘s conference, with the theme “World Heritage and Sustainability”, deals with the potential of World Heritage education for a sustainable design of our future. The aim is to interpret the World Heritage Site in a contemporary way and to focus in particular on young people. Motivating the younger generations to actively participate in the sustainable further development of World Heritage Sites can serve as a model and provide impulses to develop entire regions.

Please register until 30 October 2020 at this link.


“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.

>> view the program


Digital Forum Urban Agenda for the EU, 24-25 November 2020, online delivery

Digital Forum Urban Agenda for the EU Culture and Cultural Heritage in Europe – strengthen – promote – develop
24-25 November 2020

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Italian National Governmental Agency for Territorial Cohesion invite you to attend the Digital Forum Urban Agenda for the EU on 24-25 November as part of the EU Council Presidency. During the Forum, the Action Plan on cultural heritage will be discussed and finalized.

Register at this link.

For more information, download the Digital Forum_Urban Agenda – Nov 2020.




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.


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.


State of Environment 2021 public consultation – extended deadline to have your say: Sunday 1 November

Due to a large amount of interest and a number of requests for additional time, the deadline for submissions to the national State of Environment Report (SoE) survey has been extended until midnight on Sunday 1 November.

Please note that, given the need for authors to have sufficient time to review and consider your responses, we will be unable to grant any further requests for extension.


State of the Environment 2021 (SoE 2021) public consultation scoping papers are now available on Have Your Say for your feedback. We want your input to make this report as useful as possible.

There are twelve themes covering Air quality, Antarctica, Biodiversity, Climate, Coasts, Extreme events, Heritage, Indigenous knowledge, Inland water, Land, Marine and Urban.

Each thematic scoping paper has been drafted by independent authors including Indigenous experts integrating Indigenous knowledge and western science systems. This will ensure Indigenous views, values and knowledge are used to inform decision making for better environmental outcomes in caring for country.

Please review with our purpose in mind to: provide a strategic view to shape policy and action, engage with users to influence behaviour and assist with assessing our interventions as stewards for the Australian environment.

Scoping papers:

  • set out a proposed structure, indicative scope of the theme and linkages to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal framework
  • include an outline of key data sources and propose a number of potential case studies to illustrate emerging issues, current management initiatives and lessons learned
  • indicate the interlinkages between the themes and how these interlinkages might be managed as the authors develop their themes.

Visit this link to access these draft scoping papers, together with a short survey. The survey will close at midnight on Sunday 1 November.

Additional information

These documents are early drafts and the absence of a particular subject, topic or issue does not necessarily mean the authors will not include it as they draft their thematic content over the months ahead. Your feedback on subjects, topics or issues that you think should be included will help ensure that the reports reflect user needs; suggested case studies and policy or program responses are also requested.


Former Hoffman Brickworks, Brunswick, Victoria Demolition and development application – submission period ends 10 November

Former Hoffman Brickworks, Brunswick, Victoria Demolition and development application.

Victorian Heritage Register No. H0703.

The Statement of Significance can be found at this link.

Heritage Victoria has advertised a permit application to demolish the brick pressing shed (B5) and former steam engine house (B6) and construct a seven storey replacement building with rooftop garden.

The submission period closes on 10 November 2020.

A link to the application documents can be found here.

Posted at the request of Megan McDougall and Keith Baker
Co-convenors, Australia ICOMOS NSC on Industrial Heritage


[UPDATED] Protected Areas Collaboration for Learning & Research – Expressions of Interest for various committees: deadline extended to 11 November

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.

The collaboration is seeking a broad regional membership in meeting the skills criteria from across Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

We are seeking enthusiastic and skilled protected area practitioners who are willing and able to commit to attending meetings and meaningfully contribute to advancing the Collaboration’s work.

>> more info here.

Applications NOW close midnight 11 November.


Next PAC scholarships round open and closes 11 November

The Protected Areas Collaboration for Learning & Research (PAC) is inviting applications for their next scholarship cohort. You can find the list of eligible courses at their Current Courses page.

Please familiarise yourself with course prices and gather any further information about scholarship courses before applying for a scholarship.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be based in Australia, Asia or the Pacific.

More information on how to apply is available here.

Please note submissions are due by midnight AEST 11 November 2020.




ICCROM launches a community-based game on IDDRR

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) was on 13 October. To mark this day, ICCROM launched a new resource: inSIGHT – a participatory game that offers its users the opportunity to build a common understanding of how the cultural and natural heritage of a place contributes to capacities for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

The game is intended for a wide range of institutions and individuals interested in developing community-centred disaster risk reduction initiatives. It involves residents of a city, town or village, from different age groups, as well as different professions and social backgrounds, who through the game can learn how to use the traditional knowledge held by a local community for reducing disaster risk.

This resource, that was part of their broader project with the Swedish postcode foundation, can be downloaded from the ICCROM website.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Historic Heritage Consultant, AMBS Ecology & Heritage, Sydney [DEADLINE: 23 October]

AMBS Ecology & Heritage is a highly-regarded and independent consultancy which provides expert advice and services in historic and Aboriginal cultural heritage and ecology. We have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standards that have made us the consultancy of choice for our many clients, and we are currently seeking a Senior Historic Heritage consultant to join our growing Sydney based team.

The scope of our historic heritage project work includes analysis of built and industrial heritage items and places and archaeological fieldwork. We prepare heritage impact and significance assessments, management and interpretation plans, archaeological assessments and excavation reports. The position should be challenging and stimulating and the successful candidate will assist in managing current and their own heritage projects. Although preference will be given to applicants with experience in heritage consultancy, consideration will be given to applicants with less experience but are enthusiastic and fit in with our team. A key feature of our employment policy is mentoring staff and encouraging professional growth.

For more information, see the Senior Historic Heritage Consultant, AMBS position description.

Applications close: COB Tuesday 3 November.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Paper Conservator, Endangered Heritage, Canberra

Endangered Heritage is looking for a technical expert in paper conservation with extensive private sector experience to assist in the corporate growth of the company. 

We get some of the most challenging and exciting paper items from ancient rare books to Dali’s paintings, fragile documents and loved shed art. Stretch your mind and I am sure our clients will stretch the love, with items in such need of love you will be driven to try new and exciting treatments to resuscitate them. 

This role is much more than task oriented treatment, although you will be expected to have a record of high level treatment experience and treatment turn over success. You will be expected to manage the paper department, mentor staff and manage interns, manage budgets including the ordering and sourcing of consumables. 

You will need to have documented experience in treatment, with a portfolio and examples of report writing.

The role will provide professional mentoring and guidance to advance your position in the private sector. The opportunity for research and publication will be supported. The role comes with a base pay with measured incentives and rewards on deliverables. This role requires a person who is driven, energetic, ambitious and dedicated and it is a full-time position with a 3 month probation period. 

Apply at this link.


SITUATION VACANT Environment Officer – Heritage, Sydney Metro, Sydney [DEADLINE: 23 October]

About us

Sydney Metro is a fully automated rapid transit system which offers a new generation of fast, safe and reliable train services. Sydney Metro also leads the development of vibrant station precincts to meet customer and community needs, transforming the way Sydney travels and helping shape the future of Australia’s largest city.

The opportunity

Right now, we have an opportunity for an Environment Officer – Heritage to join the Environment, Planning and Sustainability team. The primary purpose of this role is to provide environmental heritage management support for the project by monitoring, influencing and reporting on heritage requirements in accordance with relevant legislation, division systems and processes and best practice.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Applications close: 11.59pm, 23 October 2020.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer, Heritage South Australia [DEADLINE: 31 October]

The Heritage Officer will be responsible for assessing places, objects and State Heritage Areas (under the Heritage Places Act 1993). Other duties may include projects, policy work and briefings to support the heritage listing process, the South Australian Heritage Council and to improve information about South Australia’s heritage.

Contract Length
Up to 30 June 2021

Special Conditions

  • A current driver’s license and willingness to drive is essential
  • May be required to participate in fire management and associated duties

ASO4 – $72,135 min per annum up to $75,616 max per annum

Anna Pope, Manager, Heritage and Maritime, Heritage South Australia | 0457 502 468 | email Anna

Application Instructions
All applications to be submitted online. Applicants to submit a CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the competency elements outlined in the Role Description.

Applications close: 6:00pm, 31 October 2020.

For further information, from Saturday 17 October 2020 go to and search for “Heritage Officer”.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Lovell Chen, Melbourne


Lovell Chen has an exciting and challenging stream of work ahead of us, and we are looking for an exceptional, highly motivated Heritage Consultant to join the heritage team in our busy East Melbourne office.

The primary responsibilities attached to the position are the preparation of and contribution to the full range of heritage reports, including heritage appraisals, heritage impact assessments, and conservation and heritage management plans. The role also involves supporting the management and delivery of all types of heritage projects, located in Victoria and nationally, and is integral to the development and management of client relationships. The position has excellent potential for career development and provides an opportunity to mentor other heritage team members.

For more information, see the Senior Heritage Consultant_Lovell Chen-2020-10-12 position description.


SITUATION WANTED Master’s student seeking work experience

Vivian Lu is a Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage student at the University of Melbourne and is seeking an internship and/or general work experience in the field of heritage interpretation, grassroots preservation and research within Victoria. She also holds a Honours degree in History and has a particular interest in cross-cultural and diasporic heritage. Vivian can be contacted at this email address.


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.




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