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2013 Canberra Centenary

‘Imagined pasts…, imagined futures’ is an exciting multidisciplinary conference that coincides with the centenary of Canberra and the array of cultural activities, performances, exhibitions and events that are planned for Canberra in 2013.

Australia ICOMOS is partnering with the Museum of Australian Democracy in the unique setting of Old Parliament House to explore how heritage participates in the ‘imagined communities’ and ‘imagined geographies’ of nations and communities in a globalising world. Asking how past, present and future are entwined in cultural identity, place, tangible and intangible heritages, the conference themes may range from personal heritage and local places, to national narratives, virtual communities, diasporas and world heritage.

Taking the imagining of the city of Canberra as our inspiration, we encourage a focus on imagination, innovation and creativity – in the past, for the present and the future. We welcome proposals for sessions, papers and performances that explore these and related themes.

 

CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS

Visit the Call for Student Posters page for more information. The deadline for poster abstracts is Saturday 24 August 2013.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The call for papers is now closed.

 

THEMES

  • IMAGINED CITIES

Design, nation building and heritage. How can we conserve legacy designs and historic urban landscapes, and also encourage ongoing creativity and excellence in heritage listed cities?

  • IMAGINED LANDSCAPES

How successful has heritage management been in conveying and conserving belonging, creativity and traditions embedded in cultural and historic urban landscapes? What new aspirations and directions can be explored for the future?

  • CREATIVE FUTURES

How can sustainable futures be created for museums and heritage places in rapidly changing social, technological, environmental and economic circumstances?

  • INDIGENOUS FUTURES

How can heritage contribute to sustainable futures for Indigenous communities?

  • IMAGINED COMMUNITIES

How will digital technologies create/control/re-imagine heritage through new connections, networks and visualisations?

  • TRANSNATIONAL & WORLD HERITAGE

What is the future for World Heritage? Is heritage found in the spaces between nations? How can this be recognised and why is it important?

  • CREATIVE IMAGININGS

How can heritage and creative practice be combined to explore the poetics of place and memory?

  • IMAGINED FRONTIERS

How should the heritage of space exploration and scientific research be understood and valued?

 

REGISTRATION

Visit the Registration page for more information.

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

There are abundant accommodation options in and around the City of Canberra. The conference organising committee have obtained prices from the following properties, all of which are within close proximity to the conference venue (Old parliament House).

Please contact motels directly and quote the reference indicated to obtain these rates.

The Brassey Hotel
Cnr Belmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton
(02) 6273 3766

Single Rates – Heritage $206.00, Garden Court $185
Double Rates – Heritage $220.00, Garden Court $205

Rates include breakfast

  • Quote booking reference #260352

Hotel Kurrajong
National Circuit
(02) 6234 4444

King Room – $220 per night Thursday night, $146 per night Friday & Saturday nights
Budget Room – $88 per room per night
Budget shared Bathroom $55 per room per night

  • Quote booking reference “ICOMOS Conference”

Hotel Realm & Burbury Hotel
18 National Circuit
(02) 6163 1800

Realm Room – $255 per room per night
Burbury Room – $245 per room per night
$25 buffet breakfast
$15 car parking

  • Quote booking reference “ICOMOS Conference”

 

Click here for an accommodation locality map

 

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

Bradley Hayden
Countrywide Conference & Event Management
PO Box 5013
ALBURY NSW 2708

P + 61 2 6023 6300
F + 61 2 6023 6355
M 0412 461 392
E Bradley Hayden