Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 950


  1. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 – Australian cultural World Heritage Properties commemorative stamp issue
  2. [NEW ITEM] Online event: “Cities for all: the ecological and human-centred development strategy of metropolitan cities”, 31 October 10:00am CET | 8pm AEDT
  3. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University DUAL AWARD 2021: Study in Australia and Germany – and earn two Masters qualifications | DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 November 2020
  4. [NEW ITEM] Zoom Lecture: Uni of Sydney School Speaker Series, with Matt Chan, 3 November, 1.00pm AEST
  5. [NEW ITEM] WEBINAR: The enduring success of the Italian contribution to the Australian architecture, 5 November, 6.30-8.00pm AEDT
  6. [NEW ITEM] WA Future Forum 2020 wrap up
  7. [NEW ITEM] Reviving an Art Deco landmark in Yass, NSW
  8. [NEW ITEM] In Situ. Revue des patrimoines journal – Heritage values of 20th century architecture: what recognition?: call for papers | deadline 15 December 2020
  9. [NEW ITEM] Museums Victoria has been busy “Unboxing the museum”
  10. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – News










1. [NEW ITEM] GA2020 – Australian cultural World Heritage Properties commemorative stamp issue

Australia Post has issued commemorative stamps featuring four of Australia’s cultural World Heritage properties. This stamp issue was instigated by Australia ICOMOS to mark what would have been the 2020 ICOMOS General Assembly in Sydney and this connection is acknowledged on the commemorative pack. The stamps feature:

  • Budj Bim Cultural Landscape;
  • Cascades Female Factory (part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property);
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens; and
  • Sydney Opera House.

More information, including an opportunity to buy the stamps and order a range of ‘collectible’ packages, is available at the Australia Post website.


2. [NEW ITEM] Online event: “Cities for all: the ecological and human-centred development strategy of metropolitan cities”, 31 October 10:00am CET | 8pm AEDT

“Cities for all: the ecological and human-centred development strategy of metropolitan cities. The circular city model in the COVID19 context” 
31 October 10:00am CET | 8pm AEDT

This event has been organised to celebrate World Cities Day.

More information about the event is available on the UN-HABITAT website and in this flyer.

>> link to participate (note: this will launch a Microsoft Teams meeting, but you can participate without having a Microsoft Teams account).


3. [NEW ITEM] Deakin University DUAL AWARD 2021: Study in Australia and Germany – and earn two Masters qualifications | DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 November 2020

Master of Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies (Deakin) and World Heritage Masters (Brandenburg Technical University – Cottbus, Germany): DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 November 2020

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 OPEN 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 30 November 2020.

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


4. [NEW ITEM] Zoom Lecture: Uni of Sydney School Speaker Series, with Matt Chan, 3 November, 1.00pm AEST

Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning for the Sydney School Speaker Series with Matt Chan.

Matt will take a look into recent projects, including his company’s competition entry for the New Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta and their installation at Sculptures by the Sea. From international collaborations, to a bit of DIY, their practice is small but dreams big. 

Date: Tuesday 3 November
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm AEST
Cost: FREE
Venue: via Zoom, RSVP on EventBrite for the link

NOTE: This is a free event, however there is limited capacity so please be sure to RSVP


5. [NEW ITEM] WEBINAR: The enduring success of the Italian contribution to the Australian architecture, 5 November, 6.30-8.00pm AEDT

Three Myths and a Ghost. Giurgola, Taglietti, Piano and Nervi. The enduring success of the Italian contribution to the Australian architecture
Webinar by Silvia Micheli and Paolo Stracchi

4th Italian Design Day

On the occasion of the 4th Italian Design Day, the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney and Melbourne, in collaboration with ITA (Italian Trade Commission) have invited Silvia Micheli, architect and architectural historian as well as Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and Paolo Stracchi, architectural engineer and Lecturer in Architectural Technology at the University of Sydney, to present a webinar whose common title is “Three Myths and a Ghost. Giurgola, Taglietti, Piano and Nervi. The enduring success of the Italian contribution to the Australian architecture.”

Date: Thursday 5 November 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura
In collaboration with: ICE – Italian Trade Commission
Entrance: Free

>> more information


6. [NEW ITEM] WA Future Forum 2020 wrap up

The Future Forum 2020: Visions for the future of Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia, co- organised by the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI), the Anthropological Society of Western Australia (ASWA), and Australian ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), was held at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle on Friday 16 October 2020.

The one-day forum was a landmark event that brought together Traditional Owners and First Nations peoples, consultants, industry and government representatives for the first time in over a decade, to discuss Aboriginal heritage issues in Western Australia. It was an extremely well attended event, with over 230 people attending in person and an additional 60 via Zoom.

The day had strong Indigenous representation and voice, with the majority of speakers and panellists being First Nations people. Although there was a focus on the Pilbara, almost every region had a representative speaker. 

Key issued discussed throughout the day included the destruction of the Juukan Gorge Rockshelters, with a presentation given by the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation, and the Draft Bill – with a presentation given by Ben Harvey from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and a short talk and Q&A session undertaken by WA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Wyatt.

A prime example of successful collaboration and cooperation between heritage associations to facilitate such an important conversation for Aboriginal heritage in WA.

Images courtesy of Anne Brake
#1: Elder panel, facilitated by Clayton Lewis. The panellists (L to R) are Bruce Smith, Daniel Roe, Dr Noel Nannup Bianca McNeair and Geri Hayden.
#2: (L to R) Dr Noel Nannup Bianca McNeair and Geri Hayden.
#3: Prof Peter Veth delivering the key note address.


7. [NEW ITEM] Reviving an Art Deco landmark in Yass, NSW

An Art Deco icon: the Liberty Theatre, Yass
Designed by architects Crick & Furse c.1939

At its gala opening on 14 December 1939, people gathered from miles around. They marvelled at the Liberty Theatre’s dazzling ‘ocean liner’ ambience. It was the work of Guy Crick and Bruce Furse, two leading theatre architects.

For many years, the Liberty served as an an entertainment hub for Yass and its surrounding communities. However, patronage gradually declined, and the cinema finally closed in 1974. Since then, the building has been used for an interior design business, an art gallery, real estate office and craft shop.

Today, the ocean liner is ready to be re-launched. Cinema heritage consultant Paul Brennan says the possibilities are endless: whether it serves as a movie palace, performing arts centre or multi-function entertainment venue.

The Liberty is also conveniently located, being a mere 40 minutes’ drive from Canberra. Federal MP Kirsty McBain recently toured the building, and she’s enthusiastic about its potential. 

In his book Picture Palace Architecture, architect Ross Thorne describes it as “an outstanding Art Deco building…”. 

An application has recently been made for State heritage listing, and the building is currently for sale.

To find out more, contact Paul Brennan by email. This is, as he puts it, “an entertainment venue for half the price of an apartment in Sydney.” 

You can get a glimpse of its glamorous future at this link.


8. [NEW ITEM] In Situ. Revue des patrimoines journal – Heritage values of 20th century architecture: what recognition?: call for papers | deadline 15 December 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS — Heritage values of 20th century architecture: what recognition? Critical review and international forward-looking vision

The journal In Situ. Revue des patrimoines offers heritage professionals and researchers the opportunity to disseminate and promote the results of their work on the knowledge, conservation and transmission of works and objects for which they are responsible or which they are studying. Its ambition is to promote exchanges between the different players and between the many disciplines that make up the heritage sciences. It makes the knowledge thus produced available to the public.

General context

The heritage values of 20th century architecture, whether they be cultural, social or technical, remain relatively complex to assess, and thus to share, due to lack of perspective and knowledge. The architectural and urban production of the second half of the 20th century was particularly prolific, sometimes remarkable, even exceptional.

The energy, ecological transition, the changing habits and lifestyles are leading to the gradual transformation of this built heritage reaching to the end of its life cycle.

Today, many countries with a post-industrial economy are confronted with the challenge to bring about changes in these buildings and neighbourhoods in order to meet the increasing social demand, without compromising their original architectural interest and qualities.

For more information, visit the In Situ. Revue des patrimoines website.


If you would like to contribute to this issue, we thank you for sending us by 15 December 2020 a summary of your proposal with a maximum of 1,500 characters.


9. [NEW ITEM] Museums Victoria has been busy “Unboxing the museum”

Have you ever wondered what you would find behind the scenes of our museums?

There are over 17 million objects safely stored in boxes, drawers, cupboards, cabinets and jars across all of our buildings.

In this series of videos our expert staff take you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of our museums. They “unbox” some of their favourite objects, giving you fascinating insights into our collection and giving you an exclusive behind the scenes look in our museums.

>> explore “Unboxing the museum”


10. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – News

Click on the links below to read the latest from The Johnston Collection.




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.




[UPDATED] 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!

UPDATED NOTE: ** The first person to email the HE Reviews Editor about this one AND HAVE THIS TITLE ALLOCATED TO THEM FOR REVIEW will have their review published.


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.




World Monuments Fund event: “Heritage Now” series – next session 31 October, 7am AEDT

“Heritage Now” Series – next session 31 October 7am AEDT | 8pm GMT

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 31 October (AEDT): The Confederate Monument Debate: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments with Difficult Pasts, 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.


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).


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


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.


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.


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


  • Due to the pandemic, the Leipzig Monument Fair has been cancelled, so the conference will now take place exclusively online

  • To participate in the online conference, register by 4 November by email to ICOMOS Germany

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


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


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.




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


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.


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.


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.


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.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Officer Heritage, National Capital Authority, Canberra [DEADLINE: 6 November]

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has an exciting opportunity for a heritage professional to work in the heart of the nation’s capital.  The NCA is established under the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (PALM Act). The NCA performs a special role as trustee of the National Capital and in this capacity serves the interests of the Australian Government, the nation and its people.

Canberra is a 20th century planned city that is recognised nationally and internationally for its combination of ‘garden city’ and ‘city beautiful’ planning ideas, symbolic content and aesthetic quality. Among a range of planning activities, the NCA also has responsibility to manage a number of Commonwealth and National Heritage places to ensure their heritage values are protected and managed appropriately.

If this opportunity interests you, please refer to the National Capital Authority website for more information and how to apply.

Applications close 6 November.


[CORRECTED] SITUATION VACANT Senior Historic Heritage Consultant, AMBS Ecology & Heritage, Sydney [DEADLINE: 3 November]

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.


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 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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