Tag: Heritage

Screening and Q and A | The Destruction of Memory – The War Against Culture, And The Battle to Save It | University of Melbourne

We’re pleased to extend an exclusive invitation to an upcoming documentary screening at the University of Melbourne. The Destruction of Memory explores the impact of war on cultural heritage. The purposeful destruction of buildings, books and art as part of war has wrought catastrophic results on every continent. Leading up to the destruction of historical cities such as Aleppo and Homs in Syria, this deep investigation spans over a period of more than 100 years. The Destruction of Memory takes a close look at the devastation of cultural, religious and historical heritage as a means to erase collective memory and identity and gain new insight into how such crimes against humanity have been combatted in international politics. Please click on the button below to confirm your attendance Date and Time: Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6:30-9:00pm Location: Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building, University of…

Lecture | Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation: Enchanting the Past-Future – Russell Staif | University of Melbourne

The lecture will canvas the issues raised in the speaker’s recent book, Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation; Enchanting the Past-Future (Ashgate, 2014). One of the peculiar features of the so-called ‘heritage industry’ is the separation between art galleries, museums and cultural heritage as fields of knowledge production. The latter lags behind the museum/art gallery sector partly because of institutional borders and bureaucratic silos and yet all three make claims about protecting ‘things’ from the past for the present/future. All three sectors ‘do’ conservation, education, research and stage/perform the material for visitors. Interpretation of objects/places/monuments for visitors/tourists, while common across all heritage sites (whatever the definition), has at non-museum heritage sites been locked into an information/education/on-site learning paradigm for decades. A critique of this paradigm, particularly in the face of digital media, was the starting point for my book. The lecture will look…

Symposium | Heritage Destruction in the Middle East: Beyond the Media Hype | Deakin University City Centre

The Middle East Studies Forum at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation welcomes you to a public half-day symposium. Convened by Dr Benjamin Isakhan and Professor Tim Winter. This half-day symposium focuses on the recent heritage destruction in Syria and Iraq by ISIS. Presenters will bring to the table a variety of interpretations on the factors driving the destruction and the challenges of mounting effective responses. Venue: Deakin University City Centre Date: 15th Oct 2015 5:00pm (3 hours) Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/alfred-deakin-institute/events/heritage-destruction-in-the-middle-east-beyond-the-media-hype Topics and Speakers include: Panel 1: Documenting and Interpreting the Destruction Heritage Destruction under the ‘Islamic State’ – Dr Benjamin Isakhan, Deakin University What does ISIS Communicate Through Iconoclasm? – Dr Antonio Gonzalez, Deakin University ISIS Attacks on Shia Shrines: Responses of Shia Community – Dr Taghreed Jamal Al-deen, Deakin University Media Coverage of Heritage Destruction in the…

Floor Talks | Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art is holding a series of floor talks open to the public. The talks run from 30th April until the 18th June and cover  a range of topics based around archaeological investigations in Melbourne and elsewhere in Victoria, with a particular focus on objects in the collections of Heritage Victoria. All talks are free to attend, no bookings required. For further details on each talk see the links below. Curator talk – Secret lives, forgotten stories: highlights from Heritage Victoria’s archaeological collection Wednesday 30 April 1-1.30pm | Dr Andrew Jamieson, Curator, Classics & Archaeology, University of Melbourne http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2014-04-30/prgm/curator-talk-secret-lives-forgotten-stories   ‘Good Taste, Fashion, Luxury: a genteel Melbourne family and their rubbish’ on Viewbank Homestead, Heidelberg Saturday 3 May 2-2-3.00pm | Dr Sarah Hayes, ARC Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Archaeology, Environment and Community Planning, La Trobe University http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2014-05-03/prgm/saturday-talk-good-taste-fashion-and-luxury  …

Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, some of the prospects and problems that confront us. Date: Wednesday 9th April, 5pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College (University of Melbourne), 887 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3052 Free. Bookings can be made via this website. Future events in this series: Monday 5 May, 5pm, a conversation about The History of the National Trust of Victoria: Victories and Defeats, led by Shane Carmody Tuesday 3 June, 5pm, a conversation about The Story of Conservation in Victoria and Beyond, led by Robyn Sloggett This series provides a foretaste of a conference on urban…