Side Events

GA2023 is offering delegates a number of Sydney based side events including a range of well curated site visits, functions, excursions & workshops. The side events are held from Thursday 31 August to Saturday 9 September 2023 and aim to showcase Australia’s cultural heritage whilst providing engaging opportunities for delegates to see the best of what Sydney has to offer.

More information on pre and post tours will be added throughout the year but please see the tours confirmed, so far, for 2023!

Minimum & maximum numbers apply to all proposed events. Those events for which minimum numbers are not met may be cancelled and delegates will be notified via email.

Thursday 31 August 2023

A symposium on the conservation of wooden built heritage, including half day workshop - 2 Day Workshop

Proposed Event: A symposium on the conservation of wooden built heritage, including half day roundtable/workshop
Hosted by: ICOMOS International Wood Committee
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Foreshore House
Cost per delegate:
Complimentary
Cost inclusions: Masterclass, refreshments & lunch

The IIWC 23rd Symposium held in conjunction with the GA2023.We will provide a platform for global discussions, a forum for sharing barriers to success and a collegial atmosphere for open debate. We will encourage discussion on material authenticity with an emphasis on associated intangible skills. “Recognise the traditions, foundations and the base cultural from which structures are produced” 19th IIWC symposium Himeji, “..the anthropological aspects that give foundation and guarantee the preservation of timber traditional architecture; indigenous traditions and rituals” at the same time acknowledging the various interpretations and understandings.

Fitness level: Easy

*Please note that this event is a multi day event and will commence Thursday 31 August & Friday 1 September.

World Heritage Nomination Masterclass - Full Day

Proposed Event: World Heritage Nominations Masterclass
Hosted by: Mr. Duncan Marshall – World Heritage Nomination Masterclass
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: The Gold Melting Room – The Mint
Cost per delegate: $250.00
Cost inclusions: Masterclass, refreshments & lunch

One day World Heritage Nominations Masterclasses are to be undertaken as side-events of the ICOMOS 2023 General Assembly on 31 August and 1 September (the same masterclass will be undertaken on two days). The masterclasses will address nominations basics, resources, case studies, common problems and possible solutions, and emerging trends. The masterclasses will be led by international World Heritage experts.

Fitness level: Easy

While subject to further refinement, the masterclass content would likely include:
• nominations basics and resources;
• case studies;
• common problems and possible solutions; and
• emerging trends.

The masterclass format would likely include:
• a number of formal presentations;
• interactive group work; and
• a panel session including Q&A.

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*Please note that this event is a multi day event and will commence Thursday 31 August and go to Friday 1 September.

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

A symposium on the conservation of wooden built heritage, including half day workshop - 2 Day Symposium

Proposed Event: A symposium on the conservation of wooden built heritage, including half day roundtable/workshop
Hosted by: ICOMOS International Wood Committee
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Foreshore House
Cost per delegate:
Complimentary
Cost inclusions: Masterclass, refreshments & lunch

The IIWC 23rd Symposium held in conjunction with the GA2023.We will provide a platform for global discussions, a forum for sharing barriers to success and a collegial atmosphere for open debate. We will encourage discussion on material authenticity with an emphasis on associated intangible skills. “Recognise the traditions, foundations and the base cultural from which structures are produced” 19th IIWC symposium Himeji, “..the anthropological aspects that give foundation and guarantee the preservation of timber traditional architecture; indigenous traditions and rituals” at the same time acknowledging the various interpretations and understandings.

Fitness level: Easy

*Please note that this event is a multi day event and will commence Thursday 31 August & Friday 1 September.

World Heritage Nomination Masterclass - Full Day

Proposed Event: World Heritage Nominations Masterclass
Hosted by: Mr. Duncan Marshall – World Heritage Nomination Masterclass
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: The Mint
Cost per delegate: $250.00
Cost inclusions: Masterclass, refreshments & lunch

One day World Heritage Nominations Masterclasses are to be undertaken as side-events of the ICOMOS 2023 General Assembly on 31 August and 1 September (the same masterclass will be undertaken on two days). The masterclasses will address nominations basics, resources, case studies, common problems and possible solutions, and emerging trends. The masterclasses will be led by international World Heritage experts.

Fitness level: Easy

While subject to further refinement, the masterclass content would likely include:
• nominations basics and resources;
• case studies;
• common problems and possible solutions; and
• emerging trends.

The masterclass format would likely include:
• a number of formal presentations;
• interactive group work; and
• a panel session including Q&A.

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*Please note that this event is a multi day event and will commence Thursday 31 August and go to Friday 1 September.

Explore Hawkesbury’s Heritage - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Explore Hawkesbury’s Heritage
Hosted by: Hawkesbury City Council
Time: 8:00am to 5:30pm
Venue: Hawkesbury
Cost per delegate: $165.00
Cost inclusions: Coach return transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

The host will be ably supported by ICOMOS Members Graham and Carol Edds and Jan Barkley-Jack, Hawkesbury Branch of the National Trust of Australia and other experienced Hawkesbury Heritage Tour guides representing various Hawkesbury Historical Groups.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No accessibility restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

• 9.00am Upon arrival of the coaches transporting the delegates from Sydney to Windsor, all participants in the tour program will be welcomed with a morning tea at St Matthews Church Windsor and commence their first tour of this historic site.
• 10.00am From St Matthews Church participants will board the coaches and head to one of the other tour venues in groups of 40 participants spending 30 minutes at each site and thereafter visit alternate sites in returning to the Australian Pioneer Village Wilberforce at approx.
• 1.30pm for lunch and the Aboriginal storytelling.
• 2.30pm all Coaches will head to Ebenezer Church for a tour of the Church, graveyard and school building followed by afternoon tea at this site.
• 4.00pm all Coaches depart Ebenezer Church for a return of all participants to Sydney.

Fertile Ground: The Transformative Power of Food - Full day Tour

Proposed Event: Fertile Ground: The Transformative Power of Food
Hosted by: National Trust of Australia & Parramatta Park with City of Parramatta Council & Sydney Living Museum
Time: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Venue: Parramatta River, Elizabeth Farm, World Heritage Listed Old Government House and Domain site – Parramatta Park
Cost per delegate: $265.00
Cost inclusions: Morning tea and Aboriginal food tastings, picnic lunch, canapes and drinks.

The host will be ably supported by ICOMOS Members Graham and Carol Edds and Jan Barkley-Jack, Hawkesbury Branch of the National Trust of Australia and other experienced Hawkesbury Heritage Tour guides representing various Hawkesbury Historical Groups.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Due to the heritage nature of some of the venues access may limited to certain areas. Participants are strongly recommended to have full mobility as the day involves some walking. The upstairs level of Old Government House can only be accessed via stairs.
Fitness level: Easy – Moderate

•0830 Gather at Customs House for travel by ferry along the Parramatta river accompanied by tour guides
•1100 Elizabeth Farm: welcome to Dharug country, Aboriginal and colonial food stories
•1300 Parramatta Park Dairy and Rangers Cottages talk on the significance of the site, visit Grey-headed Flying Fox camp whose protection is vital for isolated indigenous plant communities and source of traditional foods.
•1500 Hand ochre painting demonstration
•1600 Old Government House tour, how the Governors controlled food and food as a status symbol plus curator-led tour of The River exhibition
•1800 Canapes & drinks outside Old Government House
•1900 Coach transfer to station for return train journey

Walking Tours: Sustainable Heritage in Central Sydney

Proposed Event: Walking tour of Central Sydney looking at heritage sites with sustainable goals and outcomes.
Hosted by: ICOMOS Climate Change Heritage Working Group (CCHWG)/Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability (NSCES).
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate:
$30
Cost inclusions:The cost covers the use of guided tour audio equipment to enable you to communicate more easily with the special expert tour guides at each venue.

This guided tour will visit up to 5 premier heritage sites in the Sydney Central Business District that have attempted to meet both a high level of sustainable design and Ioperation in addition to best practice heritage conservation. At each site expert consultants from the project will be available to explain the project and its outcomes. Visits to the interiors of at least two sites which are not usually available are included. The tour will conclude at approximately 5 pm at Sydney’s Central Park development where there is a food court where we can all join in a self-purchased evening meal. Multiple Australia ICOMOS volunteers will be on hand to make sure you don’t get lost!

Restrictions/Accessibility: Limited
Fitness Level: Medium

 

Friday 1 September 2023

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Saturday 2 September 2023

Twentieth Century Sydney Modern - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Twentieth Century Sydney Modern
Hosted by: International Committee on 20th Century Heritage (ISC20C)
Time: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $110.00
Cost inclusions: Transport, Morning Tea, Lunch and Sunset Cocktails. 

ISC20C is offering a rare tour of North Shore landscapes and buildings. Works by Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Mahoney Griffin, Harry Seidler and Hardy Wilson will feature throughout the day. The tour includes lunch in the camellia garden at Eryldene, with sunset cocktails at the Tuck House. Walking shoes will be needed, and some access is steep and with stairs.

Fitness level: Moderate

Tour: Shared Moderns bus tour will start at 9am and visit Castlecrag (Walter Burley Griffin designed houses); Killara (Seidler house) and lunch at Eryldene (Gordon) We will also visit Rose Seidler House (SLM) and a mystery house (Sulman/ Murcut/ Baldwinson), and conclude with cocktails at the Tuck House in Gordon. The bus will return to city at 9pm, arriving 10pm

Sydney Harbour Island Hopping - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Harbour Island Hopping
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $225.00
Cost inclusions: Ferry return transfer, Guided Tour, Morning Tea & Lunch

Sydney Harbour National Park encompasses a number of islands and foreshore areas around one of the world’s most famous harbours. During this exclusive island-hopping experience, you’ll see everything from convict-built buildings to Aboriginal sites. Water transport will be aboard the Mari Nawi (Aboriginal for Big Canoe) in the company of your Aboriginal hosts.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs or persons with limited mobility
Fitness level: Easy *Light walks, some steps and boarding of ship

9am – 9:30am: Board the Tribal Warrior Vessel
9:30am – 11am: Explore Fort Denison
11am – 1pm: Discover Clark Island
1pm – 3pm: Learn about Goat Island’s history
3pm – 4pm: Return Cruise

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Australian Convict Site Tour - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Australian Convict Site Tour
Hosted by: Harbour Trust and Sydney Living Museums
Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: Hyde Park Barracks Museums, Queens Square, Macquarie Street & Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
Cost per delegate: $105.00 with lunch or $80.00 without lunch
Cost inclusions: Day adult opal travel card to travel to & from Cockatoo Island, site & museum entry, Hyde Park Barracks Experience, guided tour, refreshments & lunch.

British transportation to Australia was the world’s first conscious attempt to build a new society on the labour of convicted prisoners. The tour is free flow with participants making their own way between the two sites. The two tour components are:

1) Hyde Park Barracks: 90 minute experience including an introductory talk and coffee
2) Cockatoo Island: 45 minute guided tour, 60 minute option is available, option to have lunch on the island

Restrictions/Accessibility: Guests should wear flat, covered footwear and bring a hat. The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is fully accessible with a lift to take attendees to the upper levels. The site has a gravel surface that can be uneven in places. Ramps have been added to assist with access into buildings across the site. A moderate level of fitness is required for Cockatoo Island. The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. If required the tour can be adapted for wheelchairs. Both sites have toilet facilities.
Fitness level: Moderate

HPBM
• 9.30am: Meet your guide outside the main entry gates to Hyde Park Barracks Museum
• 9.40am: Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country
• 9.50am: Opportunity for a coffee
• 10.00-10:12am: entry to HPBM Experience (average duration 90 mins)
• 11.30am-12.30pm: all attendees complete HPBM Experience

Travel
• Participants make their way to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to Cockatoo Island for the second part of this day-long experience, ferries depart approx. every 20 minutes
• 1.07 pm: F3 ferry to Cockatoo Island departs Circular Quay
• 1.28 pm: all attendees arrive at Cockatoo Island
• 1.30 pm-2.30pm lunch

Cockatoo Island
• 2.45pm: Meet at the Convict precinct, located on the Upper Island and is a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre.
• 2.50pm Introduction, Acknowledgement of Country, WHS
• 3.00pm Walking tour commences:
– Solitary Confinement cells
– World Heritage listed Convict Precinct – Guardhouse, Mess Hall, Courtyard and Barracks
– Biloela House, home of the island’s Superintendent’s
• 3:45pm Tour finishes at the Visitor Centre, attendees make their own way home via ferry

 

*Please note that this event is also available on Saturday 9 September 2023.

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Sunday 3 September 2023

A guided tour of Eryldene, an early 20th century historic house and garden- Half Day Tour

Proposed Event: A guided tour of Eryldene, an early 20th century historic house and garden
Hosted by: The Eryldene Trust
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue:
Eryldene House & Garden 17 McIntosh Street, Gordon, NSW 2072
Cost per delegate:
$30.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour of the house and garden, including morning tea

Guided tour of the house and garden, including morning tea
Guided tour of this early 20th century historic house and garden recognised as one of the nation’s most important heritage properties. The house was designed by visionary architect, William Hardy Wilson for Professor E G Waterhouse, who created its internationally acclaimed camellia garden. The house and its garden are a rare example of the shared aesthetic of owner and architect and the Asian influences throughout the site comprising a Colonial Revival (1914) House, Garden Study, Tennis Pavilion, Temple and extensive garden.
Tours will be led by Hon. Eryldene Architect, Robert A. Moore and other architectural experts, Hon. Curator Penny Holden (Pike) and garden design historians and camellia experts from the NSW Camellia Research Society.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Most areas are accessible. Flat walking shoes recommended as paths are uneven
Fitness level: Easy

General welcome & orientation
Morning Tea
Followed by tour or the house & garden in small groups

Walking Tour of The Rocks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of The Rocks
Hosted by: Place Management NSW
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will visit buildings (including The Rocks Discovery Museum) and archaeological sites that contribute to Sydney’s history, examining both local and international historic themes such as colonialism, emigration, port development and heritage conservation.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Some heritage locations may have some restrictions and wheelchair access is not guaranteed
Fitness level: Easy

The Rocks was part of the traditional land of the Cadigal people of Sydney Harbour, with known occupation extending back at least 20,000 years. In January 1788 The Rocks became the site of the initial European settlement of Sydney and retains many of Sydney’s earliest constructions. Resident and Trade Union action in the 1970s saw the area, then threatened with redevelopment, preserved as an historic site and led to the enactment of heritage and planning legislation. The whole precinct was resumed for Government ownership in 1901, and remains in public ownership. Buildings and public domain are managed in line with Conservation Management Plans to ensure best-practice heritage protection and integrity, while managing adaptive reuse to ensure continued viability as an economically sustainable commercial centre.

*Please note that this event is also available on Friday 8 September 2023.

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Monday 4 September 2023

Panel Discussion: “A Culture of Shared Responsibility: the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation" - Evening Talk

Proposed Event: Panel Discussion: “A Culture of Shared Responsibility: the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation”
Hosted by: UNESCO Bangkok
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Sydney International Convention Centre
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Inclusions: Access to the panel discussion

Join the discussion on the future of cultural heritage conservation in the Asia and the Pacific with a view towards a “culture of shared responsibility.” A panel of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Jury members, past winners, heritage organizations, and local stakeholders will reflect on the 20 years of the Awards programme, and look into the emerging challenges and new responses for the next 20 years of conservation in the region and beyond.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

A selected panel of the Awards Jury members, previous winners and local stakeholders will discuss on the future of cultural heritage conservation with a view towards a “culture of shared responsibility.”

Walking Tour of Darling Harbour - Lunch Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of Darling Harbour
Hosted by: Place Management NSW
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate:
Complimentary
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will feature Pyrmont Bridge, completed in 1902 and its swing-span still functioning with its original electric motor. Since 2018 this bridge has been undergoing conservation works on its extensive hardwood piers and trusses. The tour will also take in The Chinese Garden of Friendship, one of the most impressive Ming-style gardens outside of China.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Darling Harbour was a source of shellfish and other estuarine food for the Indigenous people of Sydney Harbour for over 20,000 years. In 1811 it became a major port for NSW’s coastal trade and shipbuilding. In 1813 mechanised industry was established here when John Dickson imported a rotative beam engine which was used to drive flour-milling, sawmill and brewing processes. The shores of Darling Harbour quickly developed as a centre of engineering with useful Deepwater harbour facilities. By the mid-19th century Darling Harbour had an integrated port-rail network that connected with the inland. Technological developments in refrigeration meant that in the early 1880s frozen meat and fresh milk could be transported to Sydney for the local market, and also loaded onto refrigerated ships for export. Darling Harbour ceased to function as a working port in the early 1980s, and was subject to one of Australia’s most ambitious programs of urban renewal, opening to the public in 1988.

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*Please note that this event is also available on Wednesday 6 September 2023.

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Walking Tour of Friendship Garden - Lunch Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of Friendship Garden
Hosted by: Place Management NSW 
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will feature Pyrmont Bridge, completed in 1902 and its swing-span still functioning with its original electric motor. Since 2018 this bridge has been undergoing conservation works on its extensive hardwood piers and trusses. The tour will also take in The Chinese Garden of Friendship, one of the most impressive Ming-style gardens outside of China.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Some heritage locations may have some restrictions and wheelchair access is not guaranteed
Fitness level: Easy

Darling Harbour was a source of shellfish and other estuarine food for the Indigenous people of Sydney Harbour for over 20,000 years. In 1811 it became a major port for NSW’s coastal trade and shipbuilding. In 1813 mechanised industry was established here when John Dickson imported a rotative beam engine which was used to drive flour-milling, sawmill and brewing processes. The shores of Darling Harbour quickly developed as a centre of engineering with useful Deepwater harbour facilities. By the mid-19th century Darling Harbour had an integrated port-rail network that connected with the inland. Technological developments in refrigeration meant that in the early 1880s frozen meat and fresh milk could be transported to Sydney for the local market, and also loaded onto refrigerated ships for export. Darling Harbour ceased to function as a working port in the early 1980s, and was subject to one of Australia’s most ambitious programs of urban renewal, opening to the public in 1988.

 

Antarctic Archaeology Guidelines, Underwater Heritage Guidelines, and the Endurance wreck - Lunch Workshop

Proposed Event: Antarctic Archaeology Guidelines, Underwater Heritage Guidelines, and the Endurance wreck
Hosted by: International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) GA 2020
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Heritage Exposition Venue
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Cost inclusions: Refreshments

The International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) has developed the Antarctic Archaeology Guidelines adopted by ICOMOS in 2022. It has also developed as an ISC related guidelines for underwater cultural heritage. The discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance wreck in March 2022 has thrown into sharp focus the need for such standards.

Fitness level: Easy

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Walking Tour of Darling Harbour - Lunch Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of Darling Harbour
Hosted by: Place Management NSW
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate:
Complimentary
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will feature Pyrmont Bridge, completed in 1902 and its swing-span still functioning with its original electric motor. Since 2018 this bridge has been undergoing conservation works on its extensive hardwood piers and trusses. The tour will also take in The Chinese Garden of Friendship, one of the most impressive Ming-style gardens outside of China.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Darling Harbour was a source of shellfish and other estuarine food for the Indigenous people of Sydney Harbour for over 20,000 years. In 1811 it became a major port for NSW’s coastal trade and shipbuilding. In 1813 mechanised industry was established here when John Dickson imported a rotative beam engine which was used to drive flour-milling, sawmill and brewing processes. The shores of Darling Harbour quickly developed as a centre of engineering with useful Deepwater harbour facilities. By the mid-19th century Darling Harbour had an integrated port-rail network that connected with the inland. Technological developments in refrigeration meant that in the early 1880s frozen meat and fresh milk could be transported to Sydney for the local market, and also loaded onto refrigerated ships for export. Darling Harbour ceased to function as a working port in the early 1980s, and was subject to one of Australia’s most ambitious programs of urban renewal, opening to the public in 1988.

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*Please note that this event is also available on Monday 4 September 2023.

City of Sydney - Town Hall Breakfast Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: City of Sydney – Town Hall Breakfast tour
Hosted by: City of Sydney
Time: Between 7:00am – 9:30am. First tour commencing at 7:15am and last tour commencing at 9:30am.
Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Cost inclusions: Guided tour and light breakfast

Delegates are invited to experience the history, heritage and conservation of Sydney Town Hall with a guided tour of the premier rooms led by volunteer City staff, trained by our civic curator. The early morning tours will be offered on a morning of the full-day symposium program. A light breakfast will be offered for tour participants.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Further explanation of logistics to assist with bookings:
The Vestibule will be open to delegates from 7am to 9.30am for a light breakfast.
The Vestibule is the meeting point for tours.
Tours will be offered between 7.15am and 9.30am. The tour will take 45 minutes. Last tour finishes at 10.15am
Tours will depart every 15 minutes from the Vestibule. It is proposed that delegates will book into a tour time slot. This will assist with the management of numbers and arrival times.
Tour departure times are: 7.15am, 7.30am, 7.45am, 8.00am, 8.15am, 8.30am, 8.45am, 9.00am, 9.15am, 9.30am.
Tour groups will be small, with just 20 people in each group.
10 tour times x 20 in each group = 200 people in total.

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Tuesday 5 September 2023

Expert workshop: Introduction to the UNESCO Competency Framework for Cultural World Heritage sites - Lunch Workshop

Proposed Event: Expert workshop: Introduction to the UNESCO Competency Framework for Cultural World Heritage sites
Hosted by: UNESCO Bangkok
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

UNESCO presents the Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management and its application for improving site management, assessment of individual and organizational competences, developing capacity building courses and academic programmes. Invited experts will share their view on the adaptability of the framework at the global level and how it will affect heritage profession in the future.

Fitness level: Easy

• Presentation of the competency framework
• Implication of the competency framework for cultural heritage management in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond
• Feedback on the implementation of the framework

 

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Thursday 7 September 2023

The Future of Heritage: A Sydney Perspective: A panel discussion at the University of Sydney - Afternoon Talk

Proposed Event: The Future of Heritage: A Sydney Perspective: A panel discussion at the University of Sydney
Hosted by: Sydney University & Chau Chak Wing Museum
Time: 6:30pm
Venue:Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium, Chau Chak Wing Museum, The University of Sydney
Cost per delegate:
$40.00
Inclusions: Canapes and drinks

As a side event to the 2023 ICOMOS General Assembly, The Chau Chak Wing Museum and the School of Humanities at the University of Sydney invite you to a moderated panel discussion in the Chau Chak Wing Museum on the future of heritage.
Academics and experts from the University of Sydney’s School of Humanities and museum will discuss Sydney perspectives on teaching heritage management and museum studies to the next generation of practitioners, examine case studies of their own work here in Australia and internationally and discuss what they see will be the major issues of heritage management, archaeology and museology in the 21st century.
Join us afterwards for a reception and a chance to view the historic collections of the University in our new award-winning building.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Friday 8 September 2023

Walking Tour of The Rocks - Lunch Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of The Rocks
Hosted by: Place Management NSW
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will visit buildings (including The Rocks Discovery Museum) and archaeological sites that contribute to Sydney’s history, examining both local and international historic themes such as colonialism, emigration, port development and heritage conservation.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Some heritage locations may have some restrictions and wheelchair access is not guaranteed
Fitness level: Easy

The Rocks was part of the traditional land of the Cadigal people of Sydney Harbour, with known occupation extending back at least 20,000 years. In January 1788 The Rocks became the site of the initial European settlement of Sydney and retains many of Sydney’s earliest constructions. Resident and Trade Union action in the 1970s saw the area, then threatened with redevelopment, preserved as an historic site and led to the enactment of heritage and planning legislation. The whole precinct was resumed for Government ownership in 1901, and remains in public ownership. Buildings and public domain are managed in line with Conservation Management Plans to ensure best-practice heritage protection and integrity, while managing adaptive reuse to ensure continued viability as an economically sustainable commercial centre.

*Please note that this event is also available on Sunday 3 September 2023.

The Bronze Sculptures of Sydney - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: The Bronze Sculptures of Sydney
Hosted by: International Conservation Services
Time: 8:00am – 10:30am
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary
Cost inclusions: Guided Tour

The landscape of the Sydney, as with many nineteenth century colonial cities, is marked by a wide range of statues in bronze. These range from equestrian figures to explorers and local dignitaries. Beginning at Circular Quay and ending at Hyde Park this tour will examine a dozen or so of Sydney’s bronzes, and the history behind their commissioning.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy 

Saturday 9 September 2023

Australian Convict Site Tour - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Australian Convict Site Tour
Hosted by: Harbour Trust and Sydney Living Museums
Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: Hyde Park Barracks Museums, Queens Square, Macquarie Street & Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
Cost per delegate: $95.00 with lunch or $70.00 without lunch
Cost inclusions: Day adult opal travel card to travel to & from Cockatoo Island, site & museum entry, Hyde Park Barracks Experience, guided tour, refreshments & lunch.

British transportation to Australia was the world’s first conscious attempt to build a new society on the labour of convicted prisoners. The tour is free flow with participants making their own way between the two sites. The two tour components are:

1) Hyde Park Barracks: 90 minute experience including an introductory talk and coffee
2) Cockatoo Island: 45 minute guided tour, 60 minute option is available, option to have lunch on the island

Restrictions/Accessibility: Guests should wear flat, covered footwear and bring a hat. The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is fully accessible with a lift to take attendees to the upper levels. The site has a gravel surface that can be uneven in places. Ramps have been added to assist with access into buildings across the site. A moderate level of fitness is required for Cockatoo Island. The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. If required the tour can be adapted for wheelchairs. Both sites have toilet facilities.
Fitness level: Moderate

HPBM
• 9.30am: Meet your guide outside the main entry gates to Hyde Park Barracks Museum
• 9.40am: Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country
• 9.50am: Opportunity for a coffee
• 10.00-10:12am: entry to HPBM Experience (average duration 90 mins)
• 11.30am-12.30pm: all attendees complete HPBM Experience

Travel
• Participants make their way to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to Cockatoo Island for the second part of this day-long experience, ferries depart approx. every 20 minutes
• 1.07 pm: F3 ferry to Cockatoo Island departs Circular Quay
• 1.28 pm: all attendees arrive at Cockatoo Island
• 1.30 pm-2.30pm lunch

Cockatoo Island
• 2.45pm: Meet at the Convict precinct, located on the Upper Island and is a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre.
• 2.50pm Introduction, Acknowledgement of Country, WHS
• 3.00pm Walking tour commences:
– Solitary Confinement cells
– World Heritage listed Convict Precinct – Guardhouse, Mess Hall, Courtyard and Barracks
– Biloela House, home of the island’s Superintendent’s
• 3:45pm Tour finishes at the Visitor Centre, attendees make their own way home via ferry

 

*Please note that this event is also available on Saturday 2 September 2023.

Old Great North Road - Guided walking tour - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Old Great North Road – Guided walking tour
Hosted by: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Old Great North Road – Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property
Cost per delegate: $210.00
Cost inclusions: Return coach transfers, guided tour, morning tea and lunch

This World Heritage walk highlights a historic convict-built road with scenic river views in Dharug National Park. Be welcomed to Country by the traditional custodians the Dharug People and hear the diverse stories associated with the Old Great North Road told by an Archaeologist and a NSW National Parks Ranger.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible with some assistance
Fitness level: Moderate – long hikes

8:30am – 10am: Journey to Old Great North Road
10am – 10:30am: Morning tea & Convict style damper
10:30am – 11am: Welcome to the Country of the Dharug People
11am – 2pm: The Old Great North Road Tour
2pm – 2:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm – 4pm: Return Journey

Kamay Botany Bay National Park - National Heritage Site: La Perouse Tour - Full Day Tour Tour

Proposed Event: Kamay Botany Bay National Park  – La Perouse Tour
Hosted by: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $170.00
Cost inclusions: Coach return transfers, guided tour, morning tea and lunch

Visit the historic Kamay Botany Bay National Park where two of Australia’s earliest European explorers landed. Captain James Cook in the South, and the Comte de La Perouse, the North. Enjoy this exclusively curated tour for the ICOMOS delegation, exploring the landing of Captain Cook and how it altered forever the history of Australia.

The National Park is separated by the marine-rich waters of historic Botany Bay. The northern area at La Perouse is just as fascinating, as this is where Jean-François de Gala up La Pérouse was last sighted by Europeans in 1788.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair users may require some assistance, suitable for persons with limited mobility
Fitness level: Easy – Light walks and some steps

9am – 9:30am: Journey to La Perouse
9:30am – 11am: Immerse yourself in Aboriginal History
11am – 12:30pm: Explore Bare Island Fort
12:30pm – 2:30pm: La Perouse Museum & Lunch
2:30pm – 3pm: Return Journey

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Museum Tours and Entry - No registration Required

Proposed Event:Museum Tours and Entry
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: Duration of Congress
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Complimentary

Fitness level: Easy