ICOMOS ANZ publishes “Occasional Papers” which are documents or reports of interest to the heritage community. They could be short or long publications on any aspect of historic heritage practice, policy or theory that falls within our scope of interest.
We are pleased to announce our first two Occasional Papers.

Occasional Paper 1: Use of the New Zealand Charter for Policy or Technical Guidance

ICOMOS Aotearoa New Zealand (ICOMOS ANZ) applied to Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Cultural Regeneration Fund in 2021. The fund had been established by Manatu Taonga following COVID, and was to provide support for the cultural sector to create new employment and skill development opportunities, promote innovation and enhance New Zealanders’ access to inspiring cultural experiences.

ICOMOS ANZ received funding to to undertake a scoping exercise and develop a comprehensive proposal for preparing written guidance (“Practice Notes”) for users of the ICOMOS New Zealand Charter to enable appropriate implementation.

A comprehensive report to guide development of Practice Notes was prepared by Moira Smith, of The Heritage Practice and Jim Gard’ner, GJM Heritage.

An appendix to Smith and Gard’ner’s report was a detailed literature review of the use of the ICOMOS New Zealand Charter in policy or technical guidance documents. This appendix is of great relevance to heritage practitioners, so is published as an Occasional Paper.

Occasional paper 2: Abstracts from the ICOMOS Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference 2023