Book / In-person launch of Robin Boyd: Late Works in Collinwood

Sun, March 28, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDTBookshop by Uro, 30 Perry Street, #5 Collingwood, VIC 3066 View MapBooking: Tickets on Eventbrite, Max 25p, Peter Raisbeck, Christine Phillips and Norman Day discuss the surprising and ambitious last works produced by Robin Boyd. The Book Robin Boyd: Late Works unveils the urban and … read more…

Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: now from April 2021 onwards

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 … read more…

Book Launch: Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia by Miles Lewis /Online Event / 28 March

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) / Sun 28 Mar, 4pm–5pm (AEDT) Book now Free ngvenquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au9am–5pm, daily Presented by Melbourne Books as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia illuminates the art of architectural drawings. Professor Miles Lewis, a leading architectural historian, demonstrates to professional curators how to collect, interpret and conserve … read more…

World Monument Fund: When Will We Return to Venice and Should We? / March 24

source: World Monument Fund Venice is living on borrowed time. In 2020, COVID-19 brought tourism in Venice to a halt, damaging the economy while giving the city a respite from the regular onslaught of tourists. The pandemic highlighted the precarity of the city’s position, dependent on a tourist economy that has rendered the city uninhabitable … read more…

The Sustainable Shine Dome: Envisioning Sustainable Futures for Heritage

source: Australian Academy of Science Recordings of event sessions Watch the entire event above, or click the links below to watch the individual presentations on YouTube. Welcome Welcome and introductions Session 1 The Sustainable Shine Dome Project (00:10:29) Introduction to the Sustainable Shine Dome Project, Professor Michael Jasper (00:11:18) Findings So Far the Next Steps … read more…

State Memorial for Jack Mundey AO

A State Memorial Service for Mr Jack Mundey AO took place on Wednesday 10 March 2021 in Sydney. The State Memorial took place at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 10 March 2021. The State Memorial was an important opportunity to honour the former trade union leader and conservationist who led Sydney’s Green Bans movement during the 1970s. Mr … read more…

Update: MLC Building North Sydney

The NSW Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Don Harwin, has resolved to make an Interim Heritage Order for the MLC Building. The Heritage Council of NSW had previously recommended to the Minister that the building be placed on the State Heritage Register but, by placing an IHO over the building, the Minister has decided to … read more…

Call for Papers: Architectural History + Climate Emergency Deadline: 12th March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers of the SAHGB Annual Symposium 2021 under the theme “Architectural History + Climate Emergency” (Online, 11th and 18th June 2021) is open. “The architectural world is urgently focused on fighting the Climate Emergency, but most architectural history remains uncomfortably detached from this central challenge … read more…

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage PlacesBy Susan Marsden and Peter Spearritt, Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute Publications, 2021 Docomomo International is happy to share the release of the Getty Conservation Institute publication The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework:A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places, By Susan Marsden … read more…

I-CONIC Melbourne Design / March-April

Join our hosts including Phillip Goad, Peter Maddison or Denise Whitehouse and curator Ian Wong at Walsh Street for a presentation of the I-CONIC Australian Design series of films produced by The Robin Boyd Foundation. Each one hour session will feature film screening of two of the five short films by Ian Wong and Tim … read more…

Online conference: Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning the Modern City / 2-9 March

Docomomo International’s chair Ana Tostões will participate as speaker on the online conference “Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning the Modern City”, on 2nd March 2021. Organized by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and Liverpool School of Architecture, the conference aims “to explore architectural production in the blurred era of independence to the post-colonial period of the … read more…

Call for papers: DOCONF2021 – Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage Deadline: 31st March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the DOCONF2021 – happening in Budapest, 8-9 October 2021 – with the theme “Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage”, is open until 31st March 2021. “The DOCONF2021 is the 4th international doctoral / postdoctoral conference in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning organized by the Department … read more…

Book / Thoroughly Modern. The life + times of Moir + Sutherland architects

WITH THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF THOROUGHLY MODERNTHE LIFE + TIMES OF MOIR + SUTHERLAND ARCHITECTS Author and Conservation Architect, Peter Freeman OAM,shares a selection of the exquisite drawings National Library of Australia Moir + Sutherland Archive. ABOVE Country house in the Mediterranean style, Malcolm J Moir, University of Sydney, not dated but probably 1921, watercolour painting, mounted on … read more…

Article: “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext By Rui Leão

Docomomo International  shares an article written by Rui Leão, chair of Docomomo Macau, “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext, about the Portuguese School of Macau, designed by the Portuguese architect Raul Chorão Ramalho. “This article focuses on the EPM or Portuguese School of Macau and on the building’s struggle to “survive” as … read more…

Call for Articles: Docomomo US 2021

Docomomo US is accepting article submissions for publication on its website and in its biweekly newsletter on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. In particular, Docomomo US invites submissions on the following two topics for inclusion in upcoming newsletters: Travel & LeisureThe Docomomo US 2021 annual theme is Travel & Leisure. Two special edition summer … read more…

SAH Method Acts Workshops launch 2021

Method Acts is a series of virtual workshops hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) focused on scholarly techniques for graduate students and emerging scholars in architectural history and adjacent fields. This series of two events will be a forum for discussing approaches to their work, with the first being held 15th January 2021, … read more…

Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: from late February 2021 onwards

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 MicroCerts are designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to acquire and expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage.   Our next lunchtime information … read more…

Boyd Foundation February Tours

Walsh Street Tour Experience ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd … read more…