Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 951


  1. [REMINDER] Call for Expressions of Interest – GA2023 Organising Committee: Emerging Professional | deadline: Friday 6 November
  2. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Living Museums newsletter: Sydney Open Weekend, 6-8 November
  3. [NEW ITEM] WEBINAR: Victoria’s Native Vegetation: History, Heritage, Politics, 10 November, 5-6.30pm AEDT
  4. [NEW ITEM] Designing Canberra: The Moir + Sutherland Collection | Book Launch, 20 November Port Arthur Talk, Thursday 26 November
  5. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest for ICIP Membership | deadline 23 November 2020
  6. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, Thursday 26 November
  7. [NEW ITEM] 4th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism, online, 20-21 May 2021 | abstract deadline: 30 January 2021
  8. [NEW ITEM] Call for Articles: Heritage Special Issue “Smart Heritage: Converging Smart Technologies and Heritage” | see note re: deadline
  9. [NEW ITEM] Reconnecting with your Culture: Draw your heritage – a program for children
  10. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin
  11. [NEW ISSUE] ISISE Newsletter now available










1. [REMINDER] 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.


2. [NEW ITEM] Sydney Living Museums newsletter: Sydney Open Weekend, 6-8 November

>> Start planning your Sydney Open Weekend: 6-8 November


3. [NEW ITEM] WEBINAR: Victoria’s Native Vegetation: History, Heritage, Politics, 10 November, 5-6.30pm AEDT

Victoria’s Native Vegetation: History, Heritage, Politics
Tuesday 10 November 2020, from 5.00 pm to 6:30 pm (AEDT)
Zoom Webinar

In recognition of 2020 as the UN International Year of Plant Health, this webinar will illuminate the challenging and contested past, present and future of Victoria’s native vegetation.

The topics and their presenters are:

  • ‘The nature of Melbourne’s history’, about the importance of native vegetation in understanding past human activity – Dr Gary Presland (professional historian)
  • ‘The Bush will be OK, it’s evolved to cope with fire…hasn’t it?’, about the place of fire in the history of Victoria’s vegetation – Professor Mike Clarke (La Trobe University)
  • ‘Critical Histories for Ecological Restoration’, about the changing role of history in ecological restoration theory and practice – Dr Lilian Pearce (University of Tasmania & RMIT)

Professor Alistair Thomson, Monash University, will facilitate the discussion.

This FREE webinar is part of an ongoing seminar series, Making Public Histories, offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building

To register and receive the Zoom link, visit this link.


4. [NEW ITEM] Designing Canberra: The Moir + Sutherland Collection | Book Launch, 20 November

Join Peter Freeman and Dr Rachael Coghlan as they explore the lives of early Canberra architects Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland – their work, their impact on the developing city, the times in which they lived, and the legacy that remains.  

Peter Freeman is an author and Conservation Architect. His new book, THOROUGHLY MODERN: Moir + Sutherland Architects, studies the life and work of these two architects pivotal in the development of Canberra. Peter will be launching his book on Friday 20 November at the DESIGN Canberra Festival. More information about the book launch can be found at this link.

Dr Rachael Coghlan is CEO of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, and Artistic Director of the DESIGN Canberra Festival.  

>> watch the The Moir + Sutherland Collection video


5. [NEW ITEM] Call for Expressions of Interest for ICIP Membership | deadline 23 November 2020

Expressions of interest are invited from those with an interest / experience in the interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage sites to join ICIP—the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites. 

ICIP researches and promotes the understanding, protection, conservation and management of the interpretation of cultural heritage sites. Interpretation is one of the most important areas of ICOMOS. It helps people understand why heritage sites should be valued and protected, addresses topical and relevant issues such as climate change, rights-based heritage, sustainability, the decolonisation of history and heritage, and recovery from COVID-19.

Membership is available as a General Member, Expert Member or Associate Member.

We particularly 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 a General Member, Expert Member or an Associate Member.

For more detailed information, download the Call for Expressions of Interest for ICIP Membership_FINAL and visit ICIP website and read the Mission Statement of ICIP | download the ICIP-EOI-form-Membership_FINAL.

Apply by 23 November 2020. Please email questions to Ms Kerime Danis, Secretary General of ICIP.


6. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, Thursday 26 November

Three Capes Track project: construction and current operation
presented by Sam Lennox

Stunning landscapes and some of the world’s highest sea cliffs are encountered on one of the largest nature tourism projects undertaken in Australia, the Three Capes Track, on the Tasman Peninsula. Commencing in 2012, and with most of the physical labour undertaken by hand, the 48km track was officially opened in late 2015. Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Ranger, Sam Lennox, will detail aspects of the project delivery, covering the planning and approval phase, construction and current operations.

Currently a Ranger at the Tasman Field Centre, Sam Lennox worked as track construction supervisor on the Three Capes Track Project.

When: Thursday 26 November, 12 noon

Where: 1830 Restaurant and Bar, Visitor Centre, Port Arthur Historic Site

RSVP NOTE: Attendance by booking only. For bookings phone 1800 659 101 between 10am and 4pm or email Port Arthur Reservations

Physical distancing requirements will be observed at all times.

Download the “Three Capes Track” talk flyer.


7. [NEW ITEM] 4th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism, online, 20-21 May 2021 | abstract deadline: 30 January 2021

4th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism
Alanya HEP University, Alanya, Turkey – Online
20-21 May 2021

The organizing committee of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism (ICCAUA 2021) invites abstracts for this conference. The ICCAUA 2021 conference will be held online at Alanya HEP University, Alanya, Turkey, on 20-21 May 2021.

The general conference topics are listed below, with more information at the conference website.

– Architecture and Technology
– Sustainability and Urban Design
– Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
– Habitat Studies and Infra Habitation
– Civil engineering

The publication opportunities can be explored here.

The deadline for abstracts is 30 January 2021.


8. [NEW ITEM] Call for Articles: Heritage Special Issue “Smart Heritage: Converging Smart Technologies and Heritage” | see note re: deadline

Smart technology and artificial intelligence are expanding into novel research and practical fields to create innovative solutions for society. Next in this evolutionary expansion is the heritage discipline, from which the convergence forms the unique Smart Heritage discourse. Smart Heritage is the convergence of autonomous and automatic technologies with the subjective processes associated with interpreting and valuing the past.

This Special Issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408) provides a platform for examining, investigating, and proposing the convergence of smart technology and artificial intelligence with the heritage discipline. The issue welcomes contributors to explore this convergence in the areas of heritage, digital information technology and computing, museum studies, architecture, governance and policy, and urban planning.

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Marc Aurel Schnabel, Mr. David Batchelor, Dr. Michael Dudding; Victoria University of Wellington

More Information is available at this link.

NOTE: Whilst the publisher deadline is 31 December 2021, the editors will progress with an issue once they have sufficient numbers of articles, and publish later articles in a part-two following issue.


9. [NEW ITEM] Reconnecting with your Culture: Draw your heritage – a program for children

EdA Esempi di Architettura International Research Center together with UNESCO University and Heritage and coordinated by Olimpia Niglio have organised this project in order to bring the younger generations closer to the theme of cultural heritage. The project is addressed to all schools in the world and to children between 5 and 17 years old.

The first presentation of the project will be held in Lima (Peru) on 31 July. Other presentations will follow in Latin America and then move on to Asia and Europe. Everything will be done through webinars. The main languages of the project are English, French, and Spanish (UNESCO languages).

For more information, visit this link.


10. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin

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


11. [NEW ISSUE] ISISE Newsletter now available

Read the latest edition of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE) newsletter (links to 29MB file).




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.




[UPDATED] Calling for a Book Reviewer!

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.

  • Rodney Harrison et al, 2020. Heritage Futures: Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices UCL Press | free download from this link**

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.


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.




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.




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.




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.


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.


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.




[NEW] TENDER OPPORTUNITY Archaeological survey: Greenough farmland Western Australia [DEADLINE: 16 November]

The National Trust of Western Australia (the Trust) seeks to commission a suitably qualified consultant team to undertake a desktop review and site survey to identify zones of archaeological significance to be excluded from a farming lease associated with three properties on the Greenough Flats: Cliff Grange, Clinch’s Mill and the former Greenough Hotel.      

Tenders close 9am, Monday 16 November.

Contact Kelly Rippingale by email or on (08) 9321 6088 for more information.


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.


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 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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