Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 960


  1. [NEW ITEM] Vale David Rhodes
  2. [NEW ITEM] Online presentation: Constructing Conservation Narratives: The Patel Stadium and Other Modern Buildings, Saturday 13 February, 1:00am AEDT
  3. [NEW ITEM] NSW Aboriginal Archaeology Future Forum 2021, 26 March – call for papers deadline 19 February
  4. [NEW ITEM] Online BarCamp: “Diversify Heritage”, 27 February 2021 – register by 20 February
  5. [NEW ITEM] Insurance cost offset grants available for exhibitions of cultural material – applications close 26 March
  6. [NEW ITEM] DIGIARCH 2021, 24 March 2021
  7. [NEW ITEM] Discussing Place, Nature, Culture, and Environment – contribute to the ICOMOS Canada survey
  8. [NEW ITEM] National Archaeology Week, 16-22 May 2021
  9. [NEW ITEM] NEW PUBLICATION – Chinese Heritage Sites and their Audiences: The Power of the Past
  10. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Skills Pilot Project receives funding for restoration of the Woolshed in Collie
  11. [NEW ITEM] Getty Conservation Institute releases free online publication
  12. [NEW ITEM] Call for Articles: Heritage Special Issue “Smart Heritage: Converging Smart Technologies and Heritage” | see note re: deadline
  13. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – What’s on








1. [NEW ITEM] Vale David Rhodes

Dear ICOMOS Members & Colleagues,

As some of you may already know it is with great sadness that we learnt in December 2020 of the passing of passionate ICOMOS member and archaeologist David Rhodes.

In the days and weeks following David’s passing I received a great many emails and calls from people who told me that David gave them their first opportunity to work in archaeology in Victoria, and that without his openness and encouragement many would not be where they are now. For those members of our industry who are younger, who may not perhaps realise the impact that David had on the work we all do in consulting, I will provide a few brief examples of the work undertaken by David that best encapsulate his approach, his philosophy, and his contribution to archaeology in south eastern Australia. For this I would like to acknowledge the contributions provided by Robin Aitken and Hilary du Cros.

David started his work in archaeology in the mid-1980s and worked on some of most important historical excavations in Victoria and New South Wales, including that of First Government House in Sydney and Little Lon in Melbourne. At Little Lon David and Hilary du Cros developed a cataloguing system that cross-reference artefacts, site notes and physical locations with a labelling system similar to a bar code for each artefact. In the late 1980s David also worked with Dr Annie Clark at Budj Bim, the Lake Condah Aboriginal Mission site, which gave him a lifelong passion for this area, and made him a champion for the subsequent World Heritage listing.

In the 1990s David worked for Hilary at Du Cros and Associates as Hilary’s second in charge, and it was here that he really began to mentor younger staff and prepared several major studies, including the archaeological survey, management plan and interpretation plan for the Ebenezer Mission site near Dimboola. This was a report that also included what was then a new-fangled and highly experimental multimedia package for the community. Around this time too, David also prepared a project funded by the National Estate Grants program for Framlingham Aboriginal Mission, as well as assessments of labour, internment and POW camps in Gippsland and the central Highlands for the Australian Heritage Commission.

David started his own consultancy, Heritage Insight, in the year 2000. In his work at Heritage Insight David was a champion for the Aboriginal groups with whom he worked, modelling for all of us here a way of engaging not only with the archaeology – as many of us were taught at university – but with the contemporary descendants of the people who made those artefacts, and to learn directly from them. David’s commitment to ethical conduct and to ensuring that Aboriginal voices were heard was the framework on which everything else at Heritage Insight was hung, and it is testament to what David created and instilled in us all, that our whole team has picked up this mantle and actively seeks to find ways to engage and do better work every day.

Over the years David has donated time and resources to important projects whose budget constraints would otherwise have reduced their ability to create a meaningful contribution to the discourse. Among these was the Port Philip Aboriginal Cultural Heritage project, which involved collaboration with all Traditional Owner groups with an interest in the Bay and assessment of the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on Aboriginal sites. This project not only has made a significant contribution to our understanding of these processes, but also provided an unparalleled opportunity for all Heritage Insight staff, at every level, to learn a great deal about archaeology, collaboration, presentation of results and, of course, problem solving on the fly.

The Port Philip project is just one example of the many ways in which David was committed to doing great work that also encouraged his staff to extend themselves and gain new skills and knowledge. In recent weeks before his passing he was in the process of planning a staff trip to Budj Bim in order to strengthen our team’s understanding of the area, the Gunditjmara people and the work required to achieve the World Heritage listing. David’s commitment to ensuring that our staff were always learning and seeing our work with fresh eyes has been invaluable to the professional life of each and every one of us.

For all of us here at Heritage Insight, and for many others within the heritage sector, David was a mentor and a teacher. He was generous with his time, showed us all that there was a way to work ethically and collaboratively, and that sometimes we can and should work for free if the project is important enough. These are not lessons that are commonly taught by company directors, but there is no doubt that David was an uncommon teacher.

He will be missed.

Bianca Di Fazio
Director, Heritage Insight P/L


2. [NEW ITEM] Online presentation: Constructing Conservation Narratives: The Patel Stadium and Other Modern Buildings, Saturday 13 February, 1:00am AEDT

Friday 12 February, 9:00 am (ET) // 7:30 pm (IST)
Saturday 13 February, 1:00am AEDT // 12:00am QLD // 12:30am SA // 11:30pm NT // 10:00pm AWST 

Designed by renowned architect Charles Correa and structural engineer Mahendra Raj in the 1960s, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad helped establish a paradigm for modern India and today serves as a much-needed recreational hub in an increasingly congested city.

>> more information | >> RSVP here


3. [NEW ITEM] NSW Aboriginal Archaeology Future Forum 2021, 26 March – call for papers deadline 19 February

A one-day forum on First Nations archaeology in NSW for the Aboriginal community, archaeological consultants, heritage managers, researchers and students. The forum will have a focus on community and country, with a key aim to bring community aspirations regarding archaeological research to the fore. It will provide an opportunity to share knowledge, showcase current projects and achievements, and discuss aspirations for the future of archaeological conservation, research and heritage management. The forum will form the basis of an annual one-day seminar, and will be a sister event to the annual Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners Workshop.

The Forum will be free to attend. Registration will open in early March.

The call for papers is now open. We are looking for short papers (10 minutes), and you will be able to present in person or via zoom. Submissions are due on 19 February 2021, and can be emailed to the NSWArchaeologyForum

When: Friday 26 March 2021

Where: Australian Museum, 1 William Street Sydney, and streamed online

Organisers: Amy Way (Australian Museum), Lee Davison (Transport for NSW), Laressa Barry (EMM Consulting), and Tessa Boer-Mah & Fenella Atkinson (AACAI)

Contact for more information: email the NSWArchaeologyForum team


4. [NEW ITEM] Online BarCamp: “Diversify Heritage”, 27 February 2021 – register by 20 February

Monuments mostly reflect a white, male, heterosexual past shaped by power politics. Large parts of our heritage landscape therefore reflect an understanding of the world and an image of history that do not correspond to today’s ideas of a pluralistic and transcultural society. How do we deal with the inherited representations of outdated values? How can the cultural identity of previously discriminated against or underrepresented groups be taken into account? This BarCamp asks for new visions for a diverse and anti-discriminatory heritage practice of the future.

How a BarCamp works? All participants design the event together at the beginning and then discuss contemporary forms of cultural heritage with each other in workshops, lectures, discussion rounds or other formats. Get involved and make your ideas the topic of the online BarCamp Diversify Heritage!

You can register until 20 February 2021 via this email address.

Download the Diversify Heritage poster.


5. [NEW ITEM] Insurance cost offset grants available for exhibitions of cultural material – applications close 26 March

The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) program is a funding program designed to offset insurance costs for touring major exhibitions of cultural material. Generally, these exhibitions include works from international collections.

The program aims to assist cultural institutions to provide access to significant cultural material the Australian public would not otherwise have an opportunity to access. By providing assistance with insurance costs, the Australian Government is able to encourage and support the staging of major exhibitions drawn from some of the world’s most historically significant and culturally rich collections.

Applications are sought for projects commencing between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2022.

For more information visit the Australian Government Grants website.

Applications close 26 March 2021.


6. [NEW ITEM] DIGIARCH 2021, 24 March 2021

DIGIARCH 2021 – Cultural heritage in the digital age
24 March 2021

The digital age has long since dawned in the field of cultural heritage maintenance. The aim of this conference is to reflect on how to deal with the possibilities of digitized or digital cultural heritage – also against the background of recent experiences of the coronavirus crisis. The conference combines archeology, monument preservation and other areas of cultural heritage.

For more information, visit the conference website. Tickets are via this link.


7. [NEW ITEM] Discussing Place, Nature, Culture, and Environment – contribute to the ICOMOS Canada survey

There are many challenges in addressing Indigenous Heritage. This first discussion by ICOMOS Canada, “Place, Nature, Culture, and Environment”, intends to focus on the challenges related to the separation of natural and cultural heritage.

>> more information and link to the survey


8. [NEW ITEM] National Archaeology Week, 16-22 May 2021

National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage. Held in the third week of May, this nationwide program of events and activities includes public lectures, seminars, exhibitions, demonstration excavations, displays, and other events designed to engage with the general public.

>> email the team with any queries


9. [NEW ITEM] NEW PUBLICATION – Chinese Heritage Sites and their Audiences: The Power of the Past

The research presented in this book crosses disciplinary boundaries but is situated primarily within the fields of critical heritage studies and critical tourism studies. Drawing on interviews with domestic tourists and local residents at the World Heritage sites of West Lake, Xidi and Hongcun, this book argues that tourists have agency. When they visit heritage sites they are not simply ‘touring’, but are doing ‘cultural, social and emotional work’, displaying an active feel for the sites, and remembering and negotiating cultural meanings. There is a complex local-tourist dialogue which constructed the ‘cultural moments’ at the case study sites. Locals gain pride, self-esteem and contentment through a process of sharing and communicating the values of the sites to domestic tourists. In some cases, a sense of contentment emerged from both locals and tourists when they feel that bonds have been established with each other, no matter how fleeting or impermanent these bonds may be. This is particularly expressed when locals were able to participate in local tourism operations. This suggests that, to some Chinese people, the meaning of heritage is a social and emotional process of feeling and emotional engagement, as well as a dialogue between past and present, and communication between personal internal worlds and the outside world, constructed by the interplay of locals, tourists and official management. The book contributes to debates about the nature of heritage meaning making, with particular regards to ongoing debates about heritage performances, the importance of emotions and the agency of tourists.    

Dr Rouran Zhang is an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning and Vice Director of Department of Landscape Architecture, Shenzhen University, China. He is the Vice President of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism. He is a Chinese representative of the ongoing collaborative project of ICOMOS and IUCN entitled ‘Culture-Nature Journey.’  

>> more information


10. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Skills Pilot Project receives funding for restoration of the Woolshed in Collie

The Heritage Skills Pilot Project has received funding to undertake a Heritage restoration of the Woolshed in Collie. The project will allow the Heritage Skills Association (HSA) to implement a Heritage Skills Transfer by training local workers in heritage restoration. This is in line with HSA’s aim of transferring artisan skills to local workers.

This is a huge step forward in addressing the need for heritage skills training in WA.

The funding was announced in a Ministerial media statement by Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA


11. [NEW ITEM] Getty Conservation Institute releases free online publication

The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places
By Susan Marsden and Peter Spearritt
With contributions from Leo Schmidt, Sheridan Burke, Gail Ostergren, Jeff Cody, and Chandler McCoy
Getty Conservation Institute Publications, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Getty Conservation Institute released today The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework, a free online tool for architecture and heritage conservation professionals around the world.

The 20th century was a time of rapid growth, technological advancement and political upheaval, resulting in a proliferation of new buildings, cities, and landscapes. However, the existence of so many potential heritage places from the 20th century can make it difficult for professionals to determine what is significant and why. This publication provides a structure to help users identify and assess 20th century heritage, which is often the first step needed to conserve and sustain these places.

>> read more

Visit the Getty Conservation Institute website to download this publication.


12. [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.


13. [NEW ISSUE] The Johnston Collection – What’s on

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




Port Arthur Talk, 9 February 2021

Creating an Imagined Life
presented by Robert Jarman

Robert Jarman is one of Tasmania’s most accomplished theatre artists. As a Director, performer, writer, or designer he has featured in all Ten Days on the Island festivals. Robert has worked with all major Tasmanian performing arts companies and is a co-founder of Hobart’s Blue Cow Theatre. In 2000 Robert received the Federation Medal for his services to Performing Arts.

In October 2020 he spent a month at Port Arthur as part of the Artist in Residence program*. During Robert’s Artist Residency at Port Arthur he aimed to make some order out of a mess of ideas he had for a new show. His time here proved more than just an opportunity to clarify his thoughts; the raw material he gathered and the inspiration he found has led to his creating a rich new work that will blend theatre history, queer history, and Tasmanian colonial history. Robert will talk about the many starting points, the long creative process, and the importance of his Artist Residency at Port Arthur in the creation of this new work.

When: Tuesday 9 February, 12 noon

Where: 1830 Restaurant & 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 ‘Creating an Imagined Life’ talk flyer.

*Assisted by the Minister for the Arts through Arts Tasmania.




2021 ICAHM Annual Meeting, 21-23 June 2021, online – abstracts due 15 February

2021 ICAHM Annual Meeting – Archaeological Heritage Management: Towards a People-centered Approach
21-23 June 2021, online

The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) is happy to announce that the 2021 ICAHM Annual Meeting will be organised online in close cooperation with Dutch partners: Faculty of Archaeology (Leiden University), Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Reinwardt Academy and the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development.

This meeting is free of charge and open to all. There will be morning and afternoon parallel discussion sessions to allow participants from around the world to attend.

For more information, visit the ICAHM website.

Abstracts NOW due 15 February.




Deakin’s Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies – Commonwealth supported places available in 2021 | deadline: 21 February

A number of Deakin’s postgraduate short courses have received Commonwealth assistance for 2021, including the new Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies. This means that fees are have been significantly reduced.

Students that successfully complete the Graduate Certificate can go on to take our new 1-year (full-time) Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (with specialisations in collections and curatorship or heritage practice).

Please join us in 2021.

Contact Kristal Buckley by email for further information, visit the Deakin University find a course webpage or the Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies webpage.

Applications close on 21 February.


Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: from late February 2021 onwards | info session 10 February

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 next lunchtime information session will be held on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

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

Introduction to Values-Based Heritage (February 2021)
Gain an understanding of the leading approach to heritage management.

New Approaches to Heritage Significance (April 2021)
Learn cutting-edge techniques for assessing the cultural significance of heritage places.

New Tools for Documenting Heritage Fabric (June 2021)
Discover the technologies changing the ways that historic buildings, structures and materials are documented.

Statutory Heritage (July 2021)
An ideal introduction to urban and cultural heritage practice, statutory heritage schemes, and the key players in the field.

To learn more about the ACAHUCH Melbourne MicroCert series, please contact the Learner Support Team.


University of Canberra’s Graduate Certificate in Heritage Material Conservation

Turn your passion for art and culture into a career, with University of Canberra’s Graduate Certificate in Heritage Material Conservation, supported by a government-subsidised place. If you are already studying, this course can be taken as cross-institutional study in lieu of 4 elective units.

Starting in February 2021 explore how to identify materials and how they’re made, and begin the journey of learning how to conserve them as collections in museums and galleries. Practical lab and site sessions teach you to assess the significance and condition of heritage items, and to develop and carry out treatments.

Find out more at this link.


Heritage NSW: Heritage Grants program – applications due 8 February

Heritage Grants – now open

The 2021-23 round of NSW Heritage Grants is now open. See our website for more information and the funding guidelines. Applications close 8 February 2021.


Call for contributions – Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights | deadline: 10 February

The ICOMOS Our Common Dignity Initiative Rights-based approaches Working Group (OCDI-RBA WG), in conjunction with the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights, warmly invites contributions to an upcoming special issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights dedicated to Rights-based approaches in heritage management.

Guest editors Stener Ekern and Peter Bille Larsen are working closely with the OCDI-RBA WG research task team to produce this special issue.

Abstracts of max 300 words and a short CV of the author(s) are due by 10 February 2021. Please email your contribution to Ave Paulus.

The deadline for full articles is 15 April 2021 (10,000 words – scientific peer-reviewed article, 5,000 words – report/review). Please only submit an abstract if you can make this time-frame.

In making your submission, please review Instructions to the authors.

The Nordic Journal of Human Rights is published by Routledge four times per year.


WA Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Heritage Grants Program – applications close 12 February

The Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Heritage Grants Program is currently open for applications. The Program provides funding assistance to owners of State Registered Heritage Places for urgent conservation works and conservation management planning. The 2020/21 grant round additionally provides support to not-for-profits, businesses and local governments undertaking heritage events and activities, or interpretation projects that celebrate heritage places and promote best practice conservation.

For more information visit this link.

Applications close 12 February.


OurWorldHeritage – Call for Sustainability Case Studies: deadline 15 February

OurWorldHeritage (OWH) is a new and exciting initiative that may become an important player in the World Heritage ecosystem in the coming months and years.

Among the group of concerned individuals and experts who are contributing to OWH are several ICOMOS members, who are contributing in their own capacity or with other affiliations. One of the streams is a Sustainability theme, as part of the OWH 2021 Thematic Debates.

Call for Case Studies of the Sustainability theme – deadline: 15 February 2021, 11.59pm CET

The Case Studies project involves the collection, discussion and showcasing of examples illustrating the relationship of heritage and sustainable development in sites on the World Heritage List and Tentative Lists, whereby case study applicants can become OWH partners in creating policy recommendations to improve sustainable management of World Heritage.

>> more information


Berlin State Monument Office’s study award – applications close 15 February 2021

The Berlin monument landscape is as diverse as the city: modern settlements and old village centers, intimate house gardens and extensive public parks, mixed Wilhelminian style quarters and wealthy villa suburbs, technical infrastructures and globally operating industries, world-famous icons of modernity and sensational archaeological finds. The forms of occupation within are as diverse as the monument landscape: building and urban historical research, renovations and conversions in line with historic monuments, participation offers and mediation tasks are important foundations of Berlin monument preservation.

The Berlin State Monument Office’s study award recognizes and promotes employment at universities and colleges with the Berlin monument landscape. It is awarded annually on the occasion of the Berlin Monument Day for outstanding bachelor and master theses that relate to the Berlin monument landscape and deal with topics relevant to Berlin monument preservation.

Students at all universities and technical colleges in Germany and abroad are eligible to participate. There is no restriction to certain disciplines or subject areas such as art history, monument preservation, architecture, garden architecture, restoration or archeology. The only decisive factor is the thematic focus of the thesis.

The Berlin State Monuments Office’s study award is awarded to up to three Bachelor or Master theses each year. Each prize is worth 1,000 euros. The Berlin State Monuments Office decides on the awarding of the prizes.

Please note: Bachelor and master theses that have been completed and assessed at a university or technical college within a period of up to two years prior to the award of the study prize are eligible. For the 2021 study prize, this corresponds to the period from 01/01/2019 to 15/02/2021.

The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2021.

Editorial note: the above text was translated from German using Google Translate with minimal editing, and is originally from this website.

The submissions can be made in German and English version. Since the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin only has the necessary documents as German downloads, eligible and interested students should send any queries to this email address.


Nominations open – 2022 World Monuments Watch | deadline: 1 March 2021

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 World Monuments Watch.

The World Monuments Watch is a two-year program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges or presenting outstanding opportunities of direct relevance to our global society. Every two-year cycle of the Watch includes 25 heritage places from around the world, selected for their cultural significance, the need or opportunity for urgent or timely action, and the potential for World Monuments Fund to make a meaningful difference.

Through the Watch, WMF collaborates with local partners to design and implement targeted conservation programs – including advocacy, planning, education, and physical interventions in the historic built environment. The ultimate goal of the program since its inception has been to improve human well-being through cultural heritage preservation.

The 2022 cycle of the Watch is taking place amidst circumstances that have revealed the profound interconnectedness of our world. Together, we can innovate to create a more harmonious world where the past and present cohabitate, where local communities and their cultural heritage are recognized and respected, and where we and future generations have the capacity to appreciate our history, respect our differences, and better understand each other.

We are looking for nominations with clear potential to respond to the global need to ensure equitable representation for all, and the pressing challenges of climate change and imbalanced tourism.

To learn more about the nomination process, click here.

Submissions will be accepted until Monday 1 March 2021.


Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage – grants available | deadline: 26 March

Applications for Round 6 of the Victorian Government’s competitive community Living Heritage Grants Program will open on 1 February 2021 and close on 26 March 2021. Eligible applicants may apply for an amount between $20,000 and $200,000 per project, to fund conservation works to ‘at risk’ places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

To find out if you are eligible, read the 2021 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at the Living Heritage Grants Program website.

To apply, follow the link to the online application portal at Living Heritage Grants Program website.

For more information, visit the Living Heritage Grants Program website or contact the Living Heritage Team is via email.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Programme Manager Endangered Wooden Architecture Programme, Oxford Brookes University [DEADLINE: 28 February]

The School of Architecture is host to a £5 million grant-giving programme that will improve the documentation of endangered wooden architecture throughout the world and make records freely available online. The Endangered Wooden Architecture Programme (EWAP) has been made possible through a grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

The aim of the programme is to provide funding to researchers to establish an open-access digital repository, which will document endangered wooden building traditions and preserve records long term. The programme further aims to develop research capacity, foster new collaborations and initiatives, and raise awareness and appreciation of wooden architecture around the world.

The role of the Programme Manager is to ensure the smooth running of the programme and to ensure that the programme objectives, tasks and deliverables are met within the defined timetable and budget. Specifically, the Programme Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a rigorous grant application system, maintaining regular contact with grantees, and supporting the transfer of project data into the Arches database.

The Programme Manager will assist with the development, maintenance and enhancement of the programme data management plan and metadata field structure, and develop, implement and manage an online training programme for grantees. On a day-to-day basis, the Programme Manager will be responsible for managing the programme’s administration, budget and finances, publicity and media strategy.

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 5 years starting on 1 June 2021.

For more information about this role, visit the Oxford Brookes University website.

Applications close 28 February 2021.


SITUATION WANTED Master’s student seeking internship/work experience

Bisrat Engida is a Dual Master’s degree student of Cultural heritage (Deakin University) and World heritage studies (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany) – more on this Dual Award Program here. He is originally from Ethiopia and currently based in Germany as he pursues his postgraduate studies. He studied Architecture during his Bachelor studies. His Bachelor thesis included the documentation of a heritage site in partial ruins in his home town.

He is looking for an internship/work experience that can be done remotely (online from Germany), in an organisation dealing with built heritage. He is interested in improving his skills and gaining more experience in architectural heritage documentation, 3D modeling, virtual reality and interpretive design.

He worked for a year in an architectural firm, until the beginning of his Master’s studies. He has some experience in residential building design, documentation and 3D modeling, and would like to build on that experience with a focus on heritage. He also participated in the 2020 Australia ICOMOS VIC/QLD Mentoring Program as a mentee, alongside his studies at Deakin university.

If anyone is able to offer Bisrat what he is seeking, please email him directly.


SITUATION VACANT Graduate Architect, Design 5 – Architects, Sydney [DEADLINE: 15 February]

Design 5, an inner city practice, specialises in built heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and associated new work. We have a broad range of interesting and challenging projects, primarily in NSW, from new structures in significant contexts, to detailed conservation work.

We are seeking an architectural graduate, with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in writing reports and an interest in conservation and adaptive reuse to join our team on a full time basis.

The role includes:

  • preparation of reports including Heritage Impact Assessments and CMPs
  • archival research
  • assisting with design and documentation including DAs and construction
  • liaison with clients and consultants

Key attributes:

  • Good research and communication skills including technical report writing/proof-reading, verbal communication
  • Training in architecture / heritage preferred
  • Competence with Microsoft Word and familiarity with InDesign
  • Competence with CAD/Vectorworks or similar – optional
  • Confident attitude, highly motivated and willingness to contribute positively to the culture of the practice

An attractive salary package will be offered commensurate with level of experience. Our practice has a strong culture of fostering involvement through training and mentoring.

Please forward your CV by email to Design 5, prior to COB Monday 15 February 2021.


SITUATION VACANT Experienced Architect, Hector Abrahams Architects, Sydney [DEADLINE: 1 March]

Hector Abrahams Architects is looking for an experienced architect to lead projects in our Practice

Applicants should demonstrate that they:

  • Enjoy exploring ideas and problems through drawing
  • Have an interest in old and existing buildings and how they can be maintained and adapted
  • Have an interest in and knowledge of how buildings are put together, detailing, materials, process, construction and craftsmanship. A particular interest in and knowledge of traditional materials and craftsmanship will be a significant advantage

We have and pursue projects ranging from the conservation of heritage buildings, through new building and creative re-use, to strategic thinking and planning for a variety of institutional and community clients. It is a very interesting collection of problems to explore.

Applicants should have about 5 years’ experience post-graduation. Applicants should be registered architects in NSW or in an equivalent system (e.g. the UK or NZ).

Please send us a letter of introduction, CV, Sample portfolio to Hector Abrahams Architects by email before Monday 1 March 2021.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, GML, Canberra

GML Heritage is one of Australia’s leading heritage consultancies. We have over 30 years’ experience and a reputation that sees us working on some of the most interesting and challenging projects in heritage.

At GML we share a commitment to providing heritage advice and services that are founded on bold thinking, intellectual rigour, industry best practice and effective community engagement.

We were recently recognised with the Best Heritage Consulting Firm (<$30m revenue) honour at the 2020 Client Choice Awards, and our projects and staff continue to win awards for innovative advice and solutions.

Our people are creative and committed specialists including archaeologists, architects, historians and built heritage experts.

We are looking for our next team member to join the Canberra office and if you meet the selection criteria, we would love to hear from you.

As a Senior Heritage Consultant, you will need to have around 5 years’ experience, preferably undertaking Australian Commonwealth heritage consulting projects, be living in or willing to relocate to or close to the ACT and preferably have some experience or qualifications in heritage architecture.

In return you will get to work in a supportive environment where you can stretch your skills and knowledge working on interesting and engaging projects alongside industry leaders.

If you think this is your next role go to the GML website for a full role description and selection criteria. Only applications that address the selection criteria will be considered.

Please call Rachel Jackson on (02) 6273 7540 if you would like to discuss this role in more detail.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted so thanks for your interest in working with GML Heritage.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, ERM, Brisbane

ERM is seeking a Heritage Consultant to join our growing team in Brisbane on a permanent contract basis. ERM’s National Heritage Team is comprised of highly-regarded archaeologists, anthropologists, heritage architects, interpretive specialists and historians, working across all regions of Australia.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to be part of an industry-leading, multi-disciplinary consultancy, and develop technical and professional skills in a supportive team environment.

The role will involve working as part of a team in the preparation of cultural heritage and archaeological assessments, undertaking field survey, research, report writing and project management. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see the ERM Heritage Consultant Dec 2020 position description.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant (Mid to Senior Level), ERM, Sydney

ERM is seeking an experienced Mid-Level to Senior Heritage Consultant to join our growing team in Sydney on a permanent contract basis. ERM’s National Heritage Team is comprised of highly-regarded archaeologists, anthropologists, heritage architects, interpretive specialists and historians, working across all regions of Australia.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to be part of an industry-leading, multi-disciplinary consultancy, and develop technical and professional skills in a supportive team environment, with access to an engaged international technical specialist community. The role will involve working as part of a team in the preparation of cultural heritage assessments, undertaking field survey, research, report writing and project management. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader. We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and collaborative candidate who wishes to see their work contribute real value towards environmental and heritage sustainability.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see the ERM Heritage Consultant (Mid to Senior Level) Dec 2020 position description.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.




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