Talk / Sydney : Cultural Landscapes: An international perspective / July 16

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Thursday 16 July 2015

Australia ICOMOS and DOCOMOMO Australia
SYDNEY TALK SERIES 2015

CULTURAL LANDSCAPES: An international perspective

Stephen Brown and Stuart Read speak on the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific  Committee on Cultural Landscapes – its operation and current projects

Cultural Landscapes, Experts and Activists: Reflections on Current Work

The ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL)  comprises some 130 ‘Expert Members’ (in Eger X’ian Principles language) who are a mix of  scholars and practitioners (and often both). In this presentation Steve will discuss the ways  ISCCL members work simultaneously in global and local contexts and how ‘new heritage’  and ‘new cultural landscape’ concepts are shaping the committee’s work.

Steve is an archaeologist by training and a heritage scholar/practitioner by happenstance. He worked  for a long period as a cultural heritage researcher with the NSW government and recently completed  a PhD in Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney. Steve is the author of Cultural Landscapes: a Practical Guide for Park Management (2010) and a co-editor of Object Stories: Artefacts and  Archaeologists (Left Coast Press, 2015). Steve is President of the ISCCL.

Landscapes as Heritage – why they matter

Stuart Read will discuss how landscapes can be heritage items – their range, varying scales  and types, using particularly New South Wales examples. He teases out aspects needing  attention to identify, assess and manage them and sources of more information.

Stuart is a horticulturist and landscape architect trained in New Zealand who has long worked for  Governments on natural and cultural heritage from world-to-local scales. He has a penchant for  evolving rural landscapes and designed urban ones. Stuart is a co-author of Interwar Gardens – a  guide to the history, conservation and management … 1915-1940 (National Trust of Australia (NSW),  2003). He is a contributing member to ISCCL working groups on rural landscapes, historic urban  parks and bibliography, and would rather be rummaging in a shrubbery.

Time & Date: Thursday 16 July 2015, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Members $10, non-members $15 payable at the door.
Venue: NSW Government Architect’s Office Level 4 Conference Room McKell Building,  2-24 Rawson Place Sydney (diagonally opposite the Central Station clock tower).
RSVP: By Monday 13 July 2015 to Kate Higgins via email khiggins@internode.on.net  Please note: RSVP is needed because of secure building access and for catering purposes.

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