WHEN: Wednesday 19 July 2023
TIME:  10:00am – 5:15pm (lunch and afternoon tea included)
WHERE: Warrane Theatre, Museum of Sydney, Cnr Bridge St &, Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
TICKETS: $65 (Students $35)

Access the flier here | Access the program here | Access the abtracts here

Recordings are available here

The Symposium is also an Australia ICOMOS event that promotes the ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium which will take place in Sydney (31 August – 9 September). 

Keynote Speaker

Prof Sian Jones, University of Stirling

Professor Sian Jones is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in archaeology, history and social anthropology, with a particular emphasis on the field of heritage studies. She draws on theoretical and methodological approaches from across these disciplines, and work with a range of sources: material, textual, visual and ethnographic. Sian has published extensively on the social values of heritage over the last two decades, amongst other things. Her latest book, co-authored with T. Yarrow, is The Object of Conservation: An Ethnographic of Heritage Practice.

Her research interests include: heritage, identity and the modern nation-state; monuments, memory and place; the cultural biography of objects, monuments and landscapes; heritage management and conservation, authenticity and social value; the material, social and environmental history of urban public parks; and community archaeology/heritage.

Guest Panellists

Prof Stuart Jeffrey, Glasgow School of Art

Stuart Jeffrey is Professor of Digital Heritage at the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art. Stuart studied a combined honours degree in Computer Science and Archaeology and completed his PhD in three dimensional modelling of early medieval sculpted stones in 2003. His work at the School of Simulation and Visualisation covers all aspects of heritage visualisation and the use of new technologies to create records, analyse, interpret, and present every form of heritage from built to intangible. Stuart’s research interests focus on how these technologies transform the relationships between individuals, academia and broader contemporary communities of interest and the heritage in question, and how they can be deployed for the benefit of communities and the places in which they live.

Prof Denis Byrne, Western Sydney University

Professor Denis Byrne is specialised in critical heritage studies and the archaeology of the recent past. Previously he had led the cultural heritage research program at the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW.

His approach to heritage studies reflects his disciplinary background in archaeology and his research experience in the cultural politics of local and professional heritage practice in Australia and Southeast Asia. He is known internationally for his advocacy in promoting an approach to heritage conservation that is open to the emotional and affective relations people have with old places and things and the way heritage sites are enmeshed in local histories. His book, Counterheritage: critical perspectives on heritage conservation in Asia, calls for the heritage field to open its eyes to popular beliefs and practices in the Asian societies that provide the context for people-object relationships that often depart radically from Western expectations.

Chris Johnston, Heritage Consultant

Chris is a strategic planner, facilitator and researcher on cultural heritage. She has skills in strategic thinking, policy analysis and development, and is solutions oriented in her approach. She has more than 35 years’ experience in heritage consulting. Chris has expertise in social and aesthetic values assessment, in working with communities and documenting their values, and in interpreting people’s relationship to place. She brings her facilitation skills to all her work, seeking to engage people effectively. She often works with Aboriginal communities and organisations.

Martina Tenzer, PhD Researcher, University of York

As a Post Graduate Researcher in Cultural Heritage Management, Martina is currently exploring how individually held values can form shared social values and methods and tools for capturing these personal connections to place in everyday landscapes. In her analysis, she focuses on developing automated processes using R programming language in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning applications for rapid data processing as an alternative to the time-consuming manual, qualitative analysis, which is widely applied in current research in humanities.

Dr Damian Lucas, Heritage NSW

Damian Lucas is experienced in undertaking innovative research to inform heritage practice. He has a background in policy development, heritage and history. Damian currently works in policy and strategy at Heritage NSW.


Team Everyday Heritage

Prof Tracy Ireland, University of Canberra
Sharon Veale, GML Heritage
Professor Jane Lydon, University of Western Australia
Dr Kate Bagnall, University of Tasmania
A/Prof Tim Sherratt, University of Canberra
Dr Cristina Garduño Freeman, University of New South Wales
Dr Nadia Iacono, GML Heritage
Dr Steve Brown, UC
Dr Charlotte Feakins, USYD

3 thoughts on “HERITAGE OF THE EVERYDAY: OVERLOOKED AND UNDERVALUED? – Museum of Sydney, 19 July 2023

  1. Michele Summerton says:

    Hello Everyday Heritage Organisers,
    I am interested in the symposium would like to attend because it is relevant to my work. However, I’m in Melbourne and can only justify a flight etc to Sydney for the ICOMOS GA. Is there any chance of making it a hybrid event?
    Michele, M.ICOMOS

  2. Mehdi Ghafouri says:

    I am in Costa Rica and cannot come to Australia. Could I assist online?
    Thank you
    Mehdi Ghafouri

    • Steve Brown says:

      Dear Mehdi Ghafouri
      Thank you for your interest in the Everyday Heritage Symposium. I apologise for the delayed response. I am emailing to let you know that the recordings of the Sympsoium are available online on this website (go to the ‘News’ tab on this website). I hope that this will be of interest.
      Kind regards, Steve

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *