ICOMOS New Zealand, with the generous help of our sponsors, have established scholarships of $2,000 to assist its members, and those who apply for membership as a condition of the scholarship, to attend the ICOMOS GA2023 General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, with the theme of “Heritage Changes: Resilience, Responsibility, Rights, Relationships”. This international conference is to be held for the first time in our ‘backyard’ – Sydney/Australia – from the 30th August until the 9th September 2023.
ICOMOS is a network of experts that benefits from the interdisciplinary exchange of its members, among which are architects, historians, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, anthropologists, engineers and town planners. The members of ICOMOS contribute to improving the preservation of heritage, the standards and the techniques for each type of cultural heritage property: buildings, historic cities, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites
Every three years a Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS is held at which matters of the International Board are dealt with, such as elections and voting for the Board and officer positions, approval of the ICOMOS General Programme and budgets, and policy and strategic documents are proposed and adopted, such as resolutions and doctrinal texts. Scientific symposia are often held in conjunction with the General Assembly.
Please visit the website of the ICOMOS GA2023 General Assembly and Scientific Symposium to find out more.
Purpose of Scholarship
The purpose of the ICOMOS New Zealand GA2023 Scholarships is to assist its members, and those who agree to apply for membership as a condition of the scholarship, to attend the ICOMOS GA2023 General Assembly and Scientific Symposium.
Each scholarship is $2,000, and is intended to assist with covering some of the costs associated with attendance.
Attendance of our members will ensure that the General Assembly is as representative and inclusive of the global ICOMOS membership as possible, and that our antipodean voice is heard on heritage matters that impact us globally and locally.
For the successful recipients, this will provide a unique opportunity to become aware and informed of heritage matters and topics from around the world, to connect with heritage professionals beyond our corner of the Pacific, and to bring back this knowledge to Aotearoa upon their return.
Applications are invited from members, and those who apply for membership as a condition of the scholarship, who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance and a clear understanding of the benefits foreseen of attending the General Assembly, both as representatives of ICOMOS New Zealand and for professional development or education reasons. This can include students engaged in heritage-related education or training, emerging heritage professionals, or self-employed heritage contractors. Ideally, at least one of the scholarships will be allocated to a Māori applicant.
Applicants must be current members (individual, affiliate, emerging professional) OR apply for membership when submitting their application.
All applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
All applicants must demonstrate:
- The need for financial assistance.
- That all other parts of the cost of their participation are covered by themselves or by additional funding.
- A clear understanding of the benefits foreseen of attending the General Assembly, both as representatives of ICOMOS NZ and for professional development or education reasons.
Māori applicants to include their pepeha identifying iwi affiliations.
Preference will be given to (in order):
- Māori applicants
- Students or emerging professionals
- Applicants who have submitted an abstract for a paper
- Applicants who have not previously attended a General Assembly
- Applicants working in the culture and heritage professions within New Zealand who wish to contribute to knowledge and discussion at the Symposium
- Completed application form, CV, letter of reference or recommendation, and ICOMOS NZ membership form (for current non-members) to be submitted via email or post by Monday 17th April 2023.
- Applications are assessed by members of the ICOMOS New Zealand GA2023 Working Group.
- Recommendations are put forward at the meeting of ICOMOS GA2023 Working Group on Wednesday 26th April and a decision is made on allocations.
- Successful recipients are informed by Thursday 27th April.
- Payment of $2,000 is made to successful recipients following confirmation that they will attend.
- For applicants applying for membership, a decision on their application for membership will be made by the Board of ICOMOS New Zealand on the 13th May.
- Early Bird registrations for the ICOMOS GA2023 close 31st May.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact the ICOMOS NZ Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
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