The National Trusts of Australia and Australia ICOMOS joint conference will be held on 5-8 October 2016 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
At the 2015 ICOMOS Fabric Conference in Adelaide, delegates were challenged to re-evaluate the role of the heritage expert. In 2016 we want to build on these ideas, and the relationships between people, place and practice, theoretically and experientially.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground – popularly “The People’s Ground” – is the inspiration for this conference. This acknowledges that heritage is for and about people and community. Whilst place is central to conceptions of heritage, is it not intangible values – stories, memories, connections, emotions – that reveal and sustain our heritage?
One of our keynote speakers, Frank Vagnone, CEO of the Historic House Trust of New York, recently co-authored the ground-breaking Anarchists Guide to Historic House Museums. His thesis is the need to put the visitor’s experience at the centre. In his keynote, Frank will develop the larger application of his “disruptive” ideas to historic sites, cultural venues and practice.
The People’s Ground asks if a new hierarchy is emerging of how place and practice relate to people?
We are seeking papers by a diverse range of “heritage players” – heritage and GLAM practitioners, historians, social scientists, academics, archaeologists, architects, planners, ecologists, and community advocates – that interrogate and critique the intersections between people, place and practice, reflecting on the past 60 years of heritage practice in Australia, and looking towards the future. Intangible cultural heritage, landscape assessment and management (including the Historic Urban Landscape approach), Aboriginal heritage and the house museum sector are all particularly relevant to the conference theme, and are played out at the MCG, the conference venue.
To propose a paper, please submit a 300 word summary by 24 February 2016 at the conference website.
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.
The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
For more information about this year’s theme, click on the link below
Goulburn Mulwaree Council invites you to provide an Expression of Interest to carry out a Heritage Study for our Local Government Area (LGA). Enquiries and responses can be directed to Emma-Jayne Leckie by email by close of business Friday 29 January 2016.
The EOIs received will be assessed and a maximum of five consultants will be invited to submit a quotation to carry out the work in accordance with Council’s procurement policy.
Please provide information on your team’s:
- examples of past relevant projects
- demonstrate how you would provide best value for money
- contact details for two referees for whom you’ve done similar work in the past five years
The purpose of the Goulburn Mulwaree Local Government Area Heritage Study is to identify, evaluate and provide conservation recommendations for items, places and precincts of heritage significance. This will be done primarily through the consolidation of existing studies and background information into one document that is a reference for Council, landowners and the community. The study area is the Goulburn Mulwaree Council LGA, a municipality that was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the former Mulwaree Shire Council and Goulburn City Council areas. There are currently over 350 heritage items and two heritage conservation areas listed in Goulburn Mulwaree Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2009.
Background & Study Requirements
Council has commissioned a number of thorough reports over the years that cover various aspects of heritage – see list below. These various studies are to be used as the basis of this comprehensive Heritage Study for Goulburn Mulwaree. The goal of this study is to pull the existing information together into one document and in doing so fill any gaps taking into account contemporary heritage management principles and approaches. The identification of any new heritage items or conservation areas will be informed by Council’s existing potential items list and any nominations made by stakeholders.
In that regard, Council is seeking:
- A Heritage Study for the whole LGA that will make recommendations to inform the review of GMC Local Environmental Plan 2009 (LEP) and Development Control Plan 2009 (DCP)
- Statements of Significance for all heritage items and Heritage Conservation Areas (HCA) with updated inventory sheets for inclusion on the NSW Heritage Inventory Database
- Inclusion of recommendations from the existing Archaeological & Aboriginal studies
- Improved management of heritage in GMC through easily accessible information on heritage places and guidelines on any changes required to policy e.g. development controls
The study is to be led by the selected consultant with input from the community during the public exhibition process and conducted in accordance with the Office of Environment and Heritage Division’s guidelines for undertaking Heritage Studies. The study team is to include an historian.
Payments will be made at milestone stages during study preparation. The study is to be completed within 40 weeks of appointing the successful consultant.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Heritage Documents
- Bungonia – Investigation into a potential HCA, Louise Thom Heritage, 2015
- GMC Heritage Strategy 2015-2018, GMC, 2014
- Proposed listings and amendments Goulburn Mulwaree heritage schedule – LEP, Heritage Archaeology, 2012
- GMC Aboriginal Heritage Study, Australian Museum Heritage Services, 2012
- GMC Archaeological Management Plan, Edward Higginbotham, 2010
- Goulburn CBD Master Plan, specifically Heritage report and Conservation Principles and Guidelines, Edaw and City Plan Heritage, 2008
- Mulwaree Shire Heritage Study, Heritage Archaeology, 2004
- Goulburn Heritage Study, Lester Firth, 1983