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Thursday 5 November 2015: Welcome Reception 








The Lord Mayor of Adelaide will host a Civic Reception to welcome FABRIC conference delegates in the magnificent historic Adelaide Town Hall. The cocktail style reception will be hosted in the Queen Adelaide Room and there will be a limit of 180 delegates and nominated partners with personal invitations sent. Following the reception delegates may wish to dine in any one of Adelaide’s many fine nearby restaurants.

The Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting will be held at the Adelaide Town Hall immediately before the Welcome Reception.

Friday 6 November 2015: Heritage Networks

Art Gallery of SA






Join us for an hour of culture and networking at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The Art Gallery holds significant Aboriginal, Asian, colonial and contemporary art collections of world renown. Enjoy a couple of drinks, finger food and live music in the courtyard of the Gallery and then follow one of the Gallery tours, or explore the collection at your own pace after dark. Cost – included in registration package for delegates, $25 for additional guests.

The event is also organised to allow emerging heritage professionals to meet distinguished members and talk about the future of cultural heritage management in Australia. We propose to partner members with early career practitioners, to encourage debate and build career connections. We encourage all conference delegates to come to the event and support the future of cultural heritage management in Australia.

Saturday 7 November 2015: Trade Fare and Breakfast






On Saturday morning FABRIC delegates will be treated to a brilliant breakfast and a Trade fair at the Old Adelaide Gaol. Buses will be arranged to bring delegates from the City (Hindmarsh Square) at 20-minute intervals from 7.45am. Traditional Trades products and demonstrations will be on show and the breakfast will be offering many options and catering for all preferences.

A guided or self-guided tour of the Gaol is available exclusively for FABRIC delegates. Note that all buses for the Field Trips will then depart from the Gaol at 10am sharp. Alternatively a day of intensive Traditional Trade and Archaeological presentations at the Gaol will conclude with a long tour of the iconic Ayers house on North Terrace former home of Sir Henry Ayers and which features arguably the country’s best decorative paint finishes.

Saturday 7 November 2015: Conference Dinner






On Saturday night the official conference dinner will be held in the Mortlock Chamber of the State Library of South Australia, an impressive 1873 three-tiered library space. Places are limited to first in first served (180 total), so please be quick for this one. Richard Heathcote, Director of Carrick Hill historic house and garden in Adelaide, will host the evening. Richard previously managed Rippon Lea Estate, the National Trust’s flagship property in Melbourne.

Our guest speaker is Dr Alice Gorman MAACAI, an internationally recognised leader in the emerging field of space archaeology. Alice’s presentation will be about how shadows at the Apollo lunar landing sites contribute to their fabric and cultural significance. Alice is a lecturer in the Archaeology Department at Flinders University.