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Docomomo Australia News - April 2016

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Update: at risk | Bidura Children’s Court, Glebe, Sydney

Update: at risk | Bidura Children’s Court, Glebe, Sydney

Bidura Children’s Court, photo by Jenna Reed Burns (2015) Updates: The Sydney Bidura Children's Court in Glebe has now been nominated for heritage listing. And an independent heritage assessment has been commissioned, alongside a petition to be submitted to council for adaptive reuse to be considered. Docomomo also wrote a submission to the City of Sydney regarding its proposed demolition, …

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At Risk: QV1 Building, St Georges Terrace: Update

At Risk: QV1 Building, St Georges Terrace: Update

Docomomo has received an update on the future of the QV1 building plaza redesign, that the redevelopment design is to be reconsidered. We will post any new updates. Docomomo Australia

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Foreign Exhibition | MIES & the inheritance of modernism

Foreign Exhibition | MIES & the inheritance of modernism

Context | InternatIonal exhIbItIon This programme is presented to you within the context of the exhibition MIES & the inheritance of modernism (from 10 April up to and including 7 August). The world-famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) still inspires architects. However, his work is falling into decay, like many other modernistic buildings. This evokes the question: what should …

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April 18: icomos International Day on Monuments & Sites

April 18 International Day on Monuments & Sites April 18 is a major celebration for ICOMOS and each year the state representatives of Australia ICOMOS organise a number of activities around Australia so that you can celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultural heritage with colleagues, and along with ICOMOS members the world over. It is important to note that …

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Docomomo 2016 AGM

Docomomo 2016 AGM

  Attached please find all the papers for the Docomomo Australia 15th Annual General Meeting. It is now on SATURDAY 16TH APRIL 2016 at 70A BLUES POINT ROAD, MCMAHONS POINT, 2060 at 12 NOON, a week later than discussed before. Secretary/Treasurer Docomomo Australia and International Union of Architects (UIA) Past President 70A Blues Point Road North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060 …

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Sydney Museum | Interview with McIntyre on the Butterfly House

Sydney Museum | Interview with McIntyre on the Butterfly House

Sydney Museum has published the video of an interesting interview with Peter McIntyre about his 1955 'butterfly' House in Kew, Melbourne   "The home of architects Peter and Dione McIntyre ... symbolised the spirit of the new Melbourne house in the mid-1950s ... Form and colour raised the spirits of the converted and deliberately jarred the unconverted into recognition that …

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Foreign Exhibitions: Albert Kahn: Under Construction

The ​exhibition "Albert Kahn: Under Construction" will be at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (in Ann Arbor, Michigan) from February 27 to July 3. February 27–July 3, 2016 In the past two decades there has been a tremendous swell of interest in Detroit architect Albert Kahn (1869–1942), arguably the most important architect of American industrialization. Albert Kahn: Under Constructionfocuses on …

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