We invite the Sydney community to join us at free events during the ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA2023) that will celebrate and explore our diverse cultural heritage. Delve into the world of heritage at the Heritage Exposition at Darling Harbour and a thought-provoking Heritage Lecture at the iconic Sydney Town Hall. These events provide a rare chance to discover and appreciate our rich cultural legacy.
Heritage Exposition at Darling Harbour
- Dates: Tuesday 5 September – Saturday 9 September 2023
- Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm daily
- Location: International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Level 2
- Audience: Open to the public
- Cost: Free
Step into the GA2023 Heritage Exposition, a fascinating showcase of cultural heritage. This expansive exhibition, located on level 2 of ICC Sydney, invites you on a journey to discover Australia’s World Heritage properties, while also gaining insights into our professional heritage expertise and cultural heritage projects both locally and internationally.
The Exposition will feature an impressive array of 40 exhibitors, three themed discussion spaces that highlight different facets of our heritage, and poster displays that shed light on pressing heritage issues.
As part of the Exposition, we are thrilled to introduce the Gadi Lounge—an inclusive indigenous-themed space for informal gatherings and reflection. The nearby Knowledge Café will be a focus for exchange of ideas; old and new, local and global, and the Heritage Hub will be the stage for talks, presentations and the launch of the newest edition of the book: World Heritage Sites of Australia.
With the support of Create NSW, a magnificent art piece will be created throughout the week, symbolising the fusion of Indigenous and delegate perspectives on heritage themes.
Guests will also have the opportunity to view architectural drawings and detailed models of Sydney’s beloved landmarks, along with inspiring photography of heritage sites. Embark on a virtual reality journey to Antarctica and discover what life was like for explorer Sir Edmund Hilary during his time at Scott Base.. And don’t miss the captivating exhibition of hand-drawn vernacular architecture, a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of our ancestors.
The GA2023 Heritage Exposition is proudly supported by the Australian and NSW Governments. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of our cultural heritage.