International Course on Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections

ICCROM in collaboration with ICOM are offering an International Course on Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections. The course is targeted at professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, but some seats are reserved for international candidates.

Locations:

  • Online Sessions delivered from ICCROM, Rome, Italy
  • In-person workshop: Escuela Taller De Filipinas Foundation Inc., Manila, Philippines

The deadline for applications has been extended to 1 November.

More information is available here.

The ICOMOS GA2020 Marker Event 7 October 2020

  The program is now available! 

Download the program outline now and start planning your schedule for Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 8.00pm AEDT (Sydney / Canberra), 11:00 am CEST (Paris), 5:00 am EDT (New York).

Are you stuck on what questions to submit to the panels? See the detailed theme descriptions for inspiration.

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Book early for a chance to pre-submit questions for the panel discussions and to receive the latest program information.

The registration form is available in English, French and Spanish.

Advancing Risk Management for the Shared Future 17 October 2020

ICORP (ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness) is hosting.

BSA members are invited to join.  This is a free event.

http://www.6isc2020ga.org/index.html

The speakers will outline what the various ICOMOS international scientific committees are doing and provide an introduction to the 6-ISCs toolkit for Risk Management.

Key discussion topics include:

 

Discussion Forum and Q&A
1. Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management and Resilience for Climate Change
2. Post-disaster management, re-construction, and authenticity
3. Heritage Risk Management in the Post-COVID-19 World

Disaster Preparedness and Our Cultural Heritage and Collections half day symposium

In recognition of the International Day for Disaster Reduction the State Library of South Australia will host a half day symposium on 14 October 2020.

The symposium will raise awareness of the role cultural heritage collections play in building community resilience. The symposium will offer advice on frameworks and grants to help you protect your heritage collections.

Book now.

Visions for the future of Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia

The Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI), the Anthropological Society of  Western Australia (ASWA) and Australia ICOMOS are hosting a one-day forum on ‘Visions for the future of Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia’.

Date: Friday 16 October 2020
Time: 8am to 5pm (drinks and canapes afterwards until 7.30pm)
Venue: Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia

Get tickets

Travel subsidies for First Australians based outside of Perth to partially offset the cost of getting to Fremantle are being offered. Amounts will vary depending on distance travelled and the total number of applicants. Travel subsidies can be requested through the Humanitix registration page. If you know of anyone who wants to take up this option, please contact JJ McDermott by email or phone 0458 608 786 for assistance with the booking.

If you are unable to attend the Forum in person but are still interested in participating, please please contact JJ McDermott by email or phone 0458 608 786 before Friday 18 September. We are looking into arranging a potential live streaming option over the Zoom platform and need to get numbers as soon as possible.

Smithsonian | National Conference on Cultural Property Protection (NCCPP)

Save the date September 22-23, 2020, 10am-3pm EST | 7am-12pm PST

Hosted by the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection (NCCPP)

This year the NCCPP will focus on current events and include sessions on Museums’ Response to COVID-19, Reopening Strategies, Protests at Museums, and Disaster Preparedness.

More information is available on the NCCPP website.

Or you can skip straight to the webinar registration form here.

‘Creating the Future: Trust. Diversity. Imagination.’ (AMaGA) 2020 Conference

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) 2020 conference will be held in Canberra – ACT, between 18-21 May 2020.
The theme for the conference is ‘Creating the Future: Trust. Diversity. Imagination.’ AMaGA 2020 will invite new perspectives on the museum and gallery sector’s role in creating the future.

AMaGa is looking forward to developing an ambitious, imaginative and outward-looking program that questions assumptions. This is your chance to share your ideas about addressing our sector’s impact on communities, ecologies and economies and building trust and empathy in the context of global challenges.

We are particularly looking for papers that bring inter-generational, cross-platform, cross-cultural and inter-sectional perspectives to the conference. We are also looking for new perspectives on the work of the sector and its role in shaping our future communities, society and world.
Presentation formats for proposals may include : a Pitch, Lightning Talk, Debate, Performance or Film.

Significant dates:
Call for Abstracts – NOW OPEN – closes Monday 30 September 2019
Registration – opens October 2019
Further informationhttps://amaga2020.org.au/abstract-submission/

Fires, Floods and Failures. ALIA URLs Symposium

Canberra – 1 May 2019

Australian Society of Archivists

This year ALIA URLS (ACT) Group and Blue Shield Australia are hosting a one-day Seminar at the National Library of Australia on the topic of ‘Fires, Floods and Failures: Future Proofing against Disaster’

Hear how our colleagues deal with disaster planning and emergency responses in relation to libraries and cultural collections.

Date: Wednesday 1 May, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:00 pm
Price: $100 for ALIA members
Location: Conference Room, 4th Floor, National Library of Australia, Canberra

The program and registration details can be found at: https://membership.alia.org.au/events/event/fires-floods-and-failures-future-proofing-against-disaster

Understanding Risk Factors in a Disaster Environment: Evaluation of a Three Week Study Tour of Japan

Adam Lebowitz, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Kelsea Clingeleffer, Liana Riddington, Zara Hoare, and Warde Macintosh, University of Tasmania, provide insights into the advantages of study tour experiences.

Abstract
On-site tours of post-disaster areas can deepen conceptual understanding of risks in a disaster environment. This evaluation describes highlights of a three-week program in Japan for Australian students of disaster psychology to study disaster mitigation and management in a different cultural setting. Students visited northeastern areas of Japan affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, and centres for learning and memorialisation (the process of preserving memories of people or events) in Tokyo. This visit allowed students to meet experts in disaster risk reduction and recovery and allowed observation of how theory and practice in these areas have been developed in Japan.

Read Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 30 Number 3, July 2015, pp 62-65.

For further information contact Dr Tanya Park, Chair Blue Shield Australia