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Docomomo Australia News: April 2018

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April 18: International Day on Monuments & Sites / Icomos Australia

April 18: International Day on Monuments & Sites / Icomos Australia

International Day on Monuments & Sites April 18th 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 this day …

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Talk / Dr Lisa Murray: re-assessing colonial imperialism. The Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites, 18 April

Talk / Dr Lisa Murray: re-assessing colonial imperialism. The Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites, 18 April

Dr. Lisa Murray The Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites, 18 April 2018, Sydney Presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW. The 2018 guest speaker is Professional Historian Dr Lisa Murray, whose talk is titled Monuments and Memories: re-assessing colonial imperialism. Public monuments and memorials …

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Talk / What is Heritage in the 21st Century? Melbourne, Wednesday 18 April

Talk / What is Heritage in the 21st Century? Melbourne, Wednesday 18 April

What is Heritage in the 21st Century? Melbourne, Wednesday 18 April How do we recognise the contribution heritage makes to our contemporary urban and regional landscapes, the well-being of our communities and our economy? Join the National Trust and Australia ICOMOS on April 18, International Day for Monuments and Sites, for a discussion panel that will examine the evolving field …

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Modernist Tableware in Melbourne

Modernist Tableware in Melbourne

A Modern Life Tablewares 1930s–1980s Free entry NGV International Level 2, Decorative Arts Passage 30 Mar – Jan 2019 Open Good Friday 10am–5pm The period following the Second World War witnessed enormous changes in society. The loss of domestic servants and home help in many houses, combined with more women going off to work outside the home, saw a need …

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House Tour: Boyd's Walsh Street

House Tour: Boyd's Walsh Street

Walsh Street Tour 19th April Walsh Street Tour 26th April Featured as a part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival 2018: ‘My Culture, My Story’, we will be offering the opportunity to learn more about Boyd and his design legacy, with guided Design Tours through the Walsh Street residence. Robin was considered the architectural voice of the late 1940’s …

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Under treat: Gaden House by Neville Gruzman

Under treat: Gaden House by Neville Gruzman

Gaden House by Neville Guzman is under treat. Sign the petition published on Change.org and the articles by ABC   and in Architecture.com.au, 24-26 Bay Street Double Bay NSW is a unique modernist office building designed by Neville Gruzman and completed in 1968. It is a largely intact example of Gruzman's sophisticated output and is one of the finest surviving mid century modernist …

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International Building in danger: Terrace Plaza Hotel / Cincinnati, USA

International Building in danger: Terrace Plaza Hotel / Cincinnati, USA

Under Threat: Terrace Plaza Hotel by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Cincinnati, USA, 1945-1946 "Earlier this week, Docomomo was made aware of imminent plans to negatively alter the nationally significant Terrace Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. The current owner was poised to accept an offer from a developer to savagely strip its innovative stack-bond brick and employ an all-glass approach to the exterior. While the Cincinnati Preservation …

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Petition to save the Modernist buildings of Robb College

Petition to save the Modernist buildings of Robb College

Dear Docomomo Australia member, Despite submissions we and others such as the National Trust and the Australian Institute of Architects have made to the University of New England and to the NSW Heritage Council, the Heritage Council refused to list the college on the State Heritage Register (because the University was not supportive of retaining it and the CMP commissioned …

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National Trust condemns University demolition of state heritage significant building: Robb College

National Trust condemns University demolition of state heritage significant building: Robb College

On Februart 2nd, in a Media Release, the National Trust has condemned the decision of the University of New England to demolish the State Significant, Michael Dysart designed Robb College. Download the Media Release of the National Trust (pdf) Access Robb College page in the National Trust Web Site with the Statement of Significance, the History and Description of the …

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