A central hub of activity, the Heritage Exposition located at the ICC Sydney will combine interactive spaces with areas for attendees and greater public community to gain an intimate and hands on experience of Australia’s historic sites and monuments.
The Exposition will showcase papers, posters and other material related to cultural heritage management. International Scientific Committees, National Committees and other cultural heritage institutions will also have a presence with displays and information sessions.
The Exposition will also incorporate themed conversation lounge areas for delegates, for informal discussion, presentations and meetings. Trade skills demonstrations, the latest technology tools and innovation conservation products will also be featured during the Exposition.
Extensive media coverage and engagement from senior government and other national commentators can be expected. Australia’s heritage places, and our reputation as a major cultural heritage player, will be showcased nationally and internationally.
GA2023 has strong support from the Australian and NSW Governments and the City of Sydney. All GA2023 Partners and Patrons will have the opportunity to contribute to one of the most significant cultural heritage events ever staged in Australia. GA2023 Partners and Patrons will benefit through creation of an impactful national and international profile, while contributing directly to a lasting legacy for Australia’s cultural heritage and the communities who value and care for it.
Heritage Exposition Fast Facts:
- Move-in: Monday, 4 September 2023
- Move-out: Saturday, 9 September 2023
- Operational dates: Tuesday, 5 September 2023 – Saturday, 9 September 2023
- Operational times: 08:30am – 05:30pm
*Note: Operational times are accurate as at 8 April 2023 and subject to change
ICOMOS GA2023 Fast Facts:
- Dates: 31 August – 9 September 2023
- Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
- Audience: Expected more than 1,000 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist knowledge and delivering a boost to ‘grass roots’ interest in cultural heritage and conservation work throughout Australia and globally.
- Legacy: To leave a lasting positive legacy to the recognition, protection and management of cultural and natural heritage and for communities that value and care for it in Australia and globally.
Bookings & Enquiries
For any enquiries or to receive a copy of the Prospectus contact Jason Vincentius.
T: +61 2 9265 0700
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water leads Australia’s response to climate change and sustainable energy use, and protection of our environment, heritage, and water.
Our goal is to build a more sustainable and future-ready Australia with genuine engagement with First Nations Peoples.
HSR has successfully operated Australia-wide for over twenty-five years on both small- and large-scale commercial projects, offering services in conservation, restoration and construction, as well as, services in consultancy, inspection and surveys, dilapidation reports, fabric analysis, training workshops and cost planning.
HSR has gained success through combining modern management principles with a sympathetic approach to conserving historic buildings. We strive to offer the finest quality and attention to detail to conserve Australia’s built heritage with the highest level of Artisan skill employing various and qualified trades, with a strong project management team which maintains a ‘hands-on’ approach providing the client with a complete service.
The Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, a masterpiece of ‘human creative genius’ that belongs to all. For five decades, we have stood as an integral part of Sydney through our contribution to culture, heritage, sustainability, and tourism.
The Sydney Opera House is proud to be strategic partnership of the ICOMOS GA
Located on the fringe of the Greater Sydney region, the Blue Mountains is one of only two cities in the world surrounded by a UNESCO declared World Heritage National Park.
We are an ECO City collaborating across sectors to pioneer systemic change, to help restore planetary health.
The Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property comprises eleven outstanding heritage places across Australia, representative of the global phenomenon of the forced migration of convicts. Each site represents a different aspect of this system – including secondary punishment, the probation or assignment systems – placing an Australian lens on a global story.
Museums of History NSW is the custodian of 13 museums, historic houses, landscapes, and vast collections including the NSW State Archives Collection. Dedicated to engaging people in our past, MHNSW provides greater access to these assets and to a broad range of stories about our social, cultural, and political histories and identities.
ICOMOS is an international NGO dedicated to the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of the world’s cultural heritage. Its network of 11 000 members comes from across the heritage field and is united in improving heritage preservation, standards and techniques. As an official advisory body to the World Heritage Committee, ICOMOS evaluates nominations and advises on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties.
Connecting people and places for over 30 years, GML is at the forefront of heritage consulting in Australia and a proud Opal Patron of ICOMOS GA2023.
With offices in Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne, GML works across Australia and, from time to time, internationally. Our heritage advisory and consulting services include First Nations cultural heritage, archaeology, public history, heritage planning, landscape heritage, built heritage, interpretation and design, community engagement and climate heritage.
GML is dedicated to truth-telling with First Nations peoples and cares deeply about heritage, communities, and the environment. With our clients and communities GML reimagines history, heritage, and culture, to contribute to richer public understandings of the historical lived experience in Australia.
Our diverse team of consultants bring together a rich archive of experience and knowledge across our services. Connected by our values, and skilled in collaborating across disciplines, our people are professional, pragmatic, and driven to foster inclusive places for communities and through history and heritage.
During GA23, we are looking forward to meeting people and exchanging ideas with delegates from across Australia and around the world. We are excited to be chairing sessions and presenting papers, and to host the Gadi Networking Lounge as part of the Heritage Exposition.
Placemaking NSW is the state government agency responsible for the care, conservation and management of some Sydney’s most valued harbourside precincts. We manage over 19km of harbourside land including more than 135 heritage listed assets and Australia’s most significant heritage precinct relating to European settlement, The Rocks.
Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—objects, collections, architecture, and sites. We serve the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and disseminating information. In all our endeavors, we create and deliver knowledge that contributes to conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
Virtus Heritage is a dedicated and experienced team of archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians who provide expert advice and guidance on the management and protection of cultural heritage sites. We have a deep understanding of the cultural, social, and historical significance of the sites we work on, and we are committed to preserving and promoting their heritage values. Our interdisciplinary team works broadly with government agencies, private sector organisations, research institutions and community groups. Our work is centred around the core belief that cultural heritage is a valuable and non-renewable resource that should be sustained for future generations. Virtus Heritage is committed to building strong partnerships with clients to provide accurate, trusted advice on cultural heritage preservation that effectively manages risk.
With clear understanding of place and significance, our team of Heritage Architects respectfully breathe new life into heritage places. For over 130 years, we have created enduring architecture with award-winning conservation and adaptive reuse of built heritage. Our process respectfully enhances the values and meaning of places for their communities.
Australian Cornish Mining Sites: Burra and Moonta
Australian Cornish Mining Sites: Burra and Moonta is located in the mid-north of South Australia. It comprises two historic ‘Cornish’ copper mining landscapes in comparatively remote country separated by a distance of 130 km: Burra National Heritage Area and Moonta Mines National Heritage Area. Australian Cornish Mining Sites: Burra and Moonta represents the first transfer, in the 1840s, of Cornish mining technology to the Antipodes – to the British Crown colony of South Australia. This was accompanied by the pronounced migration of miners and their families, especially from 1846 to 1886, and which had, overall, a profound effect on mining progress and settlement both here and elsewhere in Australia, New Zealand, and in the wider expansion of the international mining frontier, including North America and South Africa. These sites comprise the fullest, largest and distant transfer of this mining culture, its resilience in Australia, and places where Cornish mining technology, skills and culture are demonstrated to the highest degree in a surviving coherent cultural landscape.
Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We are also the custodians of the State’s Transport Heritage. Our commitment to heritage is underpinned by legislation and is embodied in our heritage procedures, guidelines and resources.
Many of the transport routes we use today – from rail lines to roads to water crossings – follow traditional pathways that Aboriginal people have used for tens of thousands of years. Through our commitment to community engagement, we acknowledge our responsibility as custodians of a shared and constantly developing heritage. A heritage that is embedded in and created on the lands and waterways that tells the human history of New South Wales.
Aboriginal Affairs NSW works with Aboriginal communities to promote social, economic and cultural well-being through opportunity, choice, healing, responsibility and empowerment. Aboriginal people must play a significant role in the management of their cultural heritage, and in the planning of their land.
The Digital Heritage Construction (DHC) project is a collaborative research initiative that focuses on the utilization of Digital Interactive Environments, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies, to evaluate the cultural significance of construction documentation and processes related to historically important buildings. The project is a collaboration between the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
At the ICOMOS General Assembly in 2023, the DHC project will showcase two immersive VR experiences that recreate the construction site of the Sydney Opera House, providing a vivid representation of the building process as it occurred. These experiences aim to bring to life the documents, moments, and stories associated with the construction of this iconic architectural landmark.
The DHC project’s inaugural case-study draws its foundation from the research project “Beyond the Spherical Solution: The Australian Contribution to the Making of the Sydney Opera House.” This research project is led by a team of researchers, including Dr. Paolo Stracchi from the University of Sydney, Dr. Luciano Cardellicchio from the University of New South Wales, and Prof. Paolo Tombesi from EPFL.
The primary objective of the DHC project is to revolutionize the assessment of construction documentation to enhance our knowledge, appreciation, and interpretation of architectural heritage.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network.
By harnessing the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations from over 160 countries, and the input of some 15,000 experts worldwide, IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
The Australian Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ACIUCN) was founded over forty years ago to provide a focus for local member organisations to advance the union’s global mission and programs in Australia. In Australia, the IUCN constituency comprises a rich network of over 40 government and non-government Member and Associate organisations and hundreds of IUCN Commission experts.
Bathurst Regional Council was created in 2004 with the merger of Bathurst City Council and Evans Shire Council. The Vision of Council is that Bathurst is a vibrant and innovative region that values our heritage, environment, culture, diversity and strong economy. Bathurst Regional Council delivers a broad range of services and facilities across the Bathurst local government area (LGA), servicing a population of 44,000, and more than 1,000,000 visitors annually. Our LGA covers 3,818 square kilometres and includes the city of Bathurst and nine rural villages; Georges Plains, Hill End, Peel, Rockley, Sofala, Sunny Corner, Trunkey Creek, Wattle Flat and Yetholme. Council employs more than 400 staff across four departments.
As the level of government closest to the community, what we do is diverse. Our road network covers more than 1360km, with almost 1000km of that sealed. We have 120 playgrounds and parks; more than 20 different sporting facilities, 138km of cycleway and footpath and 245km of drainage pipes. Council owns and operates four museums, two childcare facilities and Chifley Dam.
NSW Public Works is the advisory and delivery government agency behind NSW’s most challenging regional development projects. Working as an extension of our client’s team, we bring deep design, engineering, procurement and project management know-how to complex community problems and projects, wherever our help is needed in NSW.
Heritage Strategies International works at the nexus of heritage conservation and economics. Our Washington DC-based firm has worked with local and national governments, development banks, and NGOs in more than 50 countries. We help clients encourage the economically productive use of heritage resources through high-quality analysis, capacity building, technical assistance, and information.
ICOMOS Malaysia forms part of the ICOMOS international network of multi-disciplinary professionals involved in conservation of tangible and intangible heritage. It is an independent organisation which acts as a national and international link between public authorities, institutions and individuals involved in the study and conservation of all places of cultural heritage significance. At a national level, the Committee serves as a forum for discussion and information exchange, nationally and internationally, on matters of doctrine and of technical, legal and administrative practices, affecting the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation and enhancement of monuments, groups of buildings, and sites. The ICOMOS Malaysia National Committee represents ICOMOS’ interests at the national level, and our members’ views within the international network. At present, our membership expands to 90 professionals across the country, made up of government servants, academicians and private practitioners. We engage our members in national and regional initiatives.
AusHeritage is a network of Australian cultural heritage management organisations, established by the Australian Government in 1996. The network aims to facilitate the engagement of practitioners and organisations for the Australian heritage industry in the overseas arena. Its members work internationally on a grant funded, commercial or cooperative basis.
CIPA Heritage Documentation is a dynamic international organization that has twin responsibilities: keeping up with technology and ensuring its usefulness for cultural heritage conservation, education and dissemination. This dual role is exhibited in our parent organizations: ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) and ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing).