Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts -- World Heritage and Buffer Zones Professional update session on World Heritage paper 25 and issues for buffer zones in the Australia and the Asia – Pacific Region Date: Tuesday 18 August 2009 Venue: Hedley Bull Centre, Building 130, Lecture Theatre HB2 Corner of Liversidge Street and Garran Road, Australian National University Time: 10.30 am - 5.00 pm Cost: $95.00 (Student rate $45.00) Includes morning and afternoon teas, lunch and a copy of the UNESCO World Heritage paper 25 – World Heritage and Buffer Zones Details: This Professional Update session is the first of a series of professional development programs offered by the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts. Professional updates will focus on current practice and issues in specific areas of professional expertise or professional practice in heritage and the Arts. This session on heritage and buffer zones is directed at cultural heritage site managers and professionals working on World Heritage issues in government and private practice, practitioners who intend to work in this area in the future and seek to be better informed, and academics and students at tertiary institutions offering heritage programs. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has just released a discussion paper on World Heritage and buffer zones (World Heritage paper 25). Buffer zones are an important tool for the conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. Under the World Heritage Operational Guidelines, the protection of the ‘surroundings’ or ‘immediate setting’ of properties is considered an essential component of the conservation strategy, both for cultural and natural heritage. This workshop will critically examine the concept of buffer zones as applied to World Heritage conservation and how it has evolved. It will provide opportunities for discussion of current examples of the use of buffer zones and key issues that have emerged. The discussion will be informed by a range of intriguing and challenging case studies from Australasia and the Asia-Pacific presented by leading heritage practitioners. Participants will receive a copy of the World Heritage paper 25 report at the session. Contact: Dr Sandy Blair Telephone: Email: email@example.com or 612 55887 http://rsh.anu.edu.au/ippha Mobile:0419447372 . Program Session Component Presenter time 10.30-10.50. Sign in and meet other participants (tea, coffee available) 10.50-11.00 Welcome and introduce program for the day Professor Sharon Sullivan Dr Sandy Blair 11.00-12.30 Session 1: Word Heritage paper 25 Dr Sarah Titchen Overview of World Heritage paper 25 and its Nicholas Hall context Dr Greg Terrill Report in more depth Position of key organisations Recommendations of WHP 25 Questions and discussion 12.30-1.15 Lunch and mingle (provided at venue) 1.15-2.00 Session 2: What are the key issues raised by the Panel – report? Dr Mike Pearson Key definitional issues Professor Sharon Sullivan, Issues of debate, both within the report and Dr Greg Terrill responses to it Australia ICOMOS TBA Implications for site managers and State Parties to the World Heritage convention Questions and discussion 2.00-4.30 Session 3: Application and case studies Use of buffer zones in Australasia and the Asia Pacific Australian Convict Serial nomination Ilse Wurst Victoria - Royal Exhibition Building Renae Jarman Vanuatu – Chief Roi Mata’s Domain Dr Meredith Wilson Cambodia – Angkor Wat Professor Sharon Sullivan Japan – industrial sites Dr Mike Pearson Papua New Guinea – Kuk site TBA Reflections and issues Emeritus Professor Ken Questions and discussion Taylor 4.30-5.00 Summing up and close Dr Greg Terrill Nicholas Hall Program Presenters Professor Sharon Sullivan, AO Professor Sharon Sullivan AO is internationally respected as an expert on heritage management, and has advised, lectured and trained extensively on approaches to heritage conservation based in understanding and respecting the heritage values of places. She is a consultant to the Getty Conservation Institute, the World Monument Fund, the World Bank, and the World Heritage Committee in the development of aspects of cultural heritage management research and methodology. Sharon has . worked on many heritage conservation projects internationally, including China, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa and South East Asia. She is a former Executive Director of the Australian Heritage Commission and First Assistant Secretary, Australian and World Heritage Group, Department of Environment and Heritage. She has been Australian Government Leader of Delegation on the World Heritage Committee. She is currently the Deputy chair of the Port Arthur historic Site authority. Dr Greg Terrill Dr Greg Terrill is Australia's representative on the World Heritage Committee, and the Vice President for the Asia Pacific on the World Heritage Bureau. Greg has chaired sessions of the Committee, and is leading the process underway to reflect on the future of the Convention. He attended the Buffer Zones meeting, and was rapporteur on its results to the World Heritage Committee. Ilse Wurst Ilse Wurst is Director of the Historic Heritage South section in the Federal Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. She joined the Heritage Division of the Department in 2004 and has since played a key role in the implementation of the heritage provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, preparation of the Sydney Opera House and Australian Convict Sites World Heritage nominations and is currently involved in the major 10 yearly review of the Act. Prior to joining the Department, Ilse worked in architecture, heritage and urban planning in the private sector and in local and state government in South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. Ilse also spent a number of years working in architecture and heritage in the USA and the Pacific. Ilse holds degrees in architecture, urban and regional planning, and public sector management. Renae Jarman Renae is Acting Manager Strategic Projects within Heritage Victoria. She is a town planner specialising in heritage planning matters. After graduating from Curtin University's Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, Renae worked for the Heritage Council of Western Australia and the Town of Vincent before moving to Victoria to take up a Strategic Planning role at the City of Boroondara in Melbourne's inner east. Renae has recently joined Heritage Victoria and is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the buffer zone for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens World Heritage site. Dr Sarah Titchen Dr Sarah Titchen is Senior Policy Officer in the International Section of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA). Prior to her return to Australia, Sarah worked for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first at the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris as Chief of the Policy and Statutory Implementation Unit, and then at the UNESCO Liaison Office at the United Nations in New York as the Programme Specialist for Culture. While at the World Heritage Centre Sarah led the process of revising the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention that was concluded in 2004. Sarah Titchen has a PhD from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the ANU, Canberra. Her 1995 PhD dissertation “On the construction of outstanding universal value” analyzes the intellectual history of the origins of UNESCO’s 1972 . World Heritage Convention with a focus on the identification and assessment of cultural places and cultural landscapes for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor has degrees in Geography, Town Planning and Landscape Architecture. Until 2001 he was Professor of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director of the Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra. He has been a consultant to UNESCO, ICOMOS, and ICCROM. Ken is currently a Visiting Professor at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, where he teaches on the International Program in Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism. He has also undertaken work and given lectures/conference papers in Indonesia, India, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Canada, UK, France and USA. He is a Board Member of the Landscape Research Group and Associate Editor Asia-Pacific for the international journal Landscape Research. He is currently working as co-author on a book A contemporary guide to cultural mapping. An ASEAN-Australia perspective, which is a joint AusHeritage-ASEAN COCI undertaking and is also co-editing a book Cultural Landscapes: Management of their Heritage Values. Dr Michael Pearson Dr Michael Pearson has a PhD in archaeology, and has had over 30 years experience in the heritage field, first as Historian/historical archaeologist with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service from 1976-85, then as head of the historical environment activities and subsequently as the Deputy Executive Director of the Australian Heritage Commission from 1985-93. In 1993 he established the firm Heritage Management Consultants (HMC), specialising in heritage management and planning. Michael’s work for Commonwealth, Victorian, Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmanian government agencies, local government and private companies has included the preparation of conservation plans, heritage surveys and studies, historical research projects, the preparation of manuals and guidelines, and the provision of policy advice to government agencies. Particular projects and activities related to World Heritage include: assessing the World Heritage values of and drafting World Heritage nomination documentation for a serial site of Australian convict places, including assessing the management of the range of sites; reviewing and research activities related to a draft World Heritage nomination for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Melbourne; membership of the World Heritage Expert Panel advising the Environment Forest Taskforce, Commonwealth Department of Environment, Sport and Territories; Michael is currently working with an international team in Japan advising on the development of a serial nomination for sites related to the extremely rapid late nineteenth century Japanese industrialisation. The issue of boundaries and buffer zones is a sensitive one in some of the potential sites. Dr Meredith Wilson Meredith is an archaeologist who specialises in the documentation, analyses and management of rock art sites and cultural landscapes. She has a long relationship with communities in Vanuatu where she has undertaken research and project work for the Vanuatu Cultural Centre and local communities. In Australia she has undertaken archaeological and heritage management work in the Blue Mountains, Jervis Bay, the Willandra Lakes World Heritage area, and Kakadu National Park. She has also worked for the Australian Museum on interpretation within their Aboriginal gallery. . Meredith has recently been the principal coordinator of the first World Heritage Nomination submitted by the Republic of Vanuatu for Chief Roi Mata’s Domain, a cultural landscape consisting of lands and waters subject to traditional ownership and management. This work involved community consultation, coordination of the nomination documentation, development of a plan of management for the landscape and a cultural heritage strategy for a tourism business owned by the local community. Meredith holds a BA (Hons.) in archaeology and a PhD from the Australian National University. Program Facilitation The Professional update session will be facilitated by Nicholas Hall and Dr Sandy Blair, Program Coordinators of the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts. Program Objectives: Participants will gain: Awareness of the content of World Heritage paper 25 Updated understanding of issues involving buffer zones at heritage places Understanding of the range of contexts for use of buffer zones in Australia and the Asia- Pacific Opportunities for discussion of current developments in the application of concept of buffer zones to the conservation of World Heritage properties and in the nomination process .