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Aviation is a fascinating subject that captures a broad range of interests: from heritage and history, technical innovations, establishment of communities across vast distances, influence on concepts of modernity and design, and its critical role in war, to its environmental and social impacts, and, especially now, the fragility and future of the industry… read more at the blog.


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The Australia ICOMOS conference, Heritage of the Air: Modernism, Machines, Migration, Memories will be held at University House, Canberra, ACT from 14-17 November 2019.

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In 2019, Australia ICOMOS will deliver this conference in partnership with the ARC Linkage project Heritage of the Air, Aviation Cultures, Canberra Modern and the ICOMOS Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee (ICC 20C).

Our keynote speakers have been announced! Dr Prudence Black, Dr Alice Gorman,  Professor John Schofield and Rhianna Patrick. In addition, the scheduled sessions have attracted a diverse and exciting range of papers. Expect to hear from heritage and aviation industry professionals, museum staff and volunteers, historians, aviation enthusiasts and students. This will be a unique opportunity to attend an interdisciplinary conference that reflects on 100 years of aviation culture, history, heritage and design in Australia and the region. See our full list of sessions here

Our exciting conference schedule will also include professional development workshops, networking events, conference functions, a pop-up exhibition, and post-conference tours.

Contribute to the conversation on the 2019 #heritageoftheair conference via the hashtag #HotA2019

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra!

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