Publication Int. | Historic House Museums in the UK and the USA: A History

New publication: Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom A new book authored by Dr Linda Young (M.ICOMOS), Historic House Museums in the UK and the USA: A History (Lanham MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). It’s a history of house museums considered as a species of museum (akin to art museums, natural history museums, … [Read more…]

Exhibition Int. | Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work / Montreal January/June 2017

Exhibition: Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work 18th January – 4th June 2017, CCA, Montreal, Canada “The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work highlighting her deep commitment towards the city and the built environment and to intellectual research. From 18 January to 4 June 2017, the CCA´s exhibition halls … [Read more…]

Publication | Lisbon 2016 Docomomo Conference procedings

FEATURES 17.5 cm × 5.5 cm × 24.6 cm Weight: 2 kg PRICE: 60,00€ DESCRIPTION Fourteenth International Docomomo Conference, Adaptive Reuse – The Modern Movement Towards the Future, Lisbon, Portugal (September 6-9, 2016) 1028 p. Publisher  Docomomo International, Casa da Arquitectura Editors  Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira Editorial Assistance  Miguel Roque, Catarina Teles, Sara Saraiva, Daniela Arnaut, Sandra Vaz … [Read more…]

Queensland Cultural Centre’s Draft Conservation Management Plan

The Queensland Government website has published the following invitation for public comment on the Conservation Management Plan of the Queensland Cultural Centre.   Further information is available from the ArtsQueensland website ________________________________________________ In 2015, the Queensland Heritage Council listed part of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct on the State Heritage Register. The heritage listing includes … [Read more…]

Talk / Sydney | TICCIH, ICOMOS & World Heritage. Stephen Hughes

Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO Australia, NSW Chapter AIA SYDNEY TALK SERIES Thursday 12 January 2017 Stephen Hughes is Secretary-general of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH – 2012 to present) and has been Vice-President of ICOMOS-UK since 2011. In 1996 he wrote the first of the ICOMOS/TICCIH World Heritage Studies (on … [Read more…]

Publication | Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2) ‘Modern Lisbon’

Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2) – ‘Modern Lisbon’ As a tribute to Lisbon, where the 14th International docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Re-use. The Modern MovementTowards the Future” took place, the argument of this 55th docomomo Journal is Modern Lisbon. In the words of José-Augusto França, Lisbon “is the last of the old European cities and the … [Read more…]

1954 Boiler House recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

Last year Docomomo Australia wrote a submission to the City of Yarra to urge careful consideration of the heritage and architectural merit of this structure (pdf file of the submission). The structure has recently been recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.   (republished from the page of the Yarra City dedicated to the … [Read more…]

Exhib – Museum of Sydney: Demolished Sydney

Museum of Sydney Exhibition: Demolished Sydney (19 Nov 2016 – 17 April 2017) This summer the Museum of Sydney will host Demolished Sydney, an exhibition exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline, from the convict built Commissariat Stores to the city’s last island of industry, the Kent Brewery. Curated by Dr Nicola Teffer, … [Read more…]

International Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels

Publications: On Post-War Housing in Brussels by multiple authors of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, 2016 “The first book deals with the student homes on the VUB-campus in Elsene, designed by architect Willy Van Der Meeren in 1971-1973 (by Stephanie Van de Voorde, Ine Wouters and Inge Bertels, ISBN 978-94-91912-061). The second book focuses on … [Read more…]

Exposition | Paris : L’Esprit du Bauhaus

Exposition: L’Esprit du Bauhaus 19 October 2016-26 February 2017, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France “The exhibition begins by exploring the Bauhaus’s sources, ranging from the organization of the construction of the cathedrals and the arts of Asia to the German avant-garde, the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Viennese utopias, including the Wiener … [Read more…]

Call for Papers: Modernism Today: Amsterdam, August 2017

Call for Papers: Modernism Today 10-13 August 2017, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Deadlines: Seminar and Workshop Proposals: 16 December 2016 (Now extended to January 1) Panel, Roundtable, and Digital Exhibition Proposals: 13 January 2017 “The 2017 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will not only take place on the centenary of one of … [Read more…]

Fooks House Exhibition and Collection | 2-4 December

The exhibition and supporting research project seek to create a fully documented archival database and repository of Dr Ernest Fooks. The Fooks collection itself presents a poignant window into the life of an exemplary architect, designer, theorist and artist. This can be seen through the countless travel slides, hand written lecture notes, letters to key figures, … [Read more…]

Sydney / Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place – New Film on ABC

A new film exploring the life and work of Australia’s most internationally recognised architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Glenn Murcutt. With a swag of international awards (including the prestigious Pritzker Prize) Glenn Murcutt has literally put Australian architecture on the world map. And yet, by choice, he has never built outside his own country. Glenn’s focus … [Read more…]

Modernist Books

Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975 was launched on 9 March 2016 as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum at the State Library of Queensland. The book is a thematic history that traces both the conflicts and the felicities that occurred as Modernism encountered a region with an already strongly developed cultural identity. Hot Modernism is … [Read more…]

Sydney / Talk : Jack Mundey Green Bans Hero – Nov 24th

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT: JACK MUNDEY, GREEN BANS HERO Thursday 24th November 2016 at GML An “in conversation” with James Colman in the presence of Jack Mundey with Sheridan Burke as provocateur This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change … [Read more…]

International / Under Threat: Villa Beer by Josef Frank (1929-30)

Under Threat: Villa Beer by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach, Vienna, Austria, 1929-30 The working party DOCOMOMO Austria and the Austrian Society for Architecture (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Architektur ÖGFA) wish to raise awareness for the serious endangerment of the iconic piece of architecture VILLA BEER(Wenzgasse 12, 1130 Vienna/Austria) by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach. This … [Read more…]

Melbourne / Anschel Kew House by Kagan on sale

The Anshel Residence in Kew design by Anatol Kagan is on sale   The Anschel Residence by Anatol Kagan(1953-4) “German-born Klaus Anschel engaged Kagan to design a house in Stadley Park in 1953 […]. The outcome of Anschel’s commission proved to be one of Kagan most celebrated early houses” (Simon Reeves, The Nine Lives … [Read more…]

Melbourne / Merchant Builders Open Day

The late 60s heralded a growing idealism and national awareness in Australia. After a period of conservatism, there was a sense that it was time for change. There was an emerging awareness of the importance of the built environment, the quality of design and liveability of cities and suburbs. Inspired by a vision to reform … [Read more…]

Join Docomomo Australia

Join Docomomo Australia in 2017, Membership subscriptions are open The list of Subscribers to the International Member Card 2017 will have to be communicated to DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL in Early January 2017 DOCOMOMO International members will receive the DOCOMOMO Journals, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the monthly … [Read more…]