Roger Beeston, deputy chair of AusHeritage, recently attended a workshop at Jadavpur University for the restoration of the 230-year-old Writers’ Buildings, the permanent seat of the West Bengal government in India.
On August 4, Southeast Asian Art and Culture was launched in the ACT Legislative Assembly Building in Canberra. The event was attended by representatives from the ten ASEAN diplomatic missions in Canberra as well as from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the ACT Government and AusHeritage Ltd. Various Canberra based diplomats, scholars and people with connections to ASEAN were at the opening.
Under new legislation, about 16,000 Indian companies will be required to contribute 2 per cent of net profit to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities which includes cultural and heritage conservation
On the evening of June 19, 2014 over fifty people came to the Institute for Historical Resources Management Centre in the historic DaDaocheng District of Taipei City to hear from two AusHeritage members, Helen Lochhead and Bruce Pettman from the NSW Government Architect’s Office who presented lectures on Australian experiences related to development control plans (DCPs) and heritage impact assessments (HIAs).
On Thursday afternoon 19 June Austrade and the Australian Office in Taipei hosted a seminar on Australian Heritage Conservation in Taiwan. The event was held in the Office’s auditorium at the President International Tower.
AusHeritage is a network of Australian cultural heritage management organisations, established by the Australian Government in 1996. The network aims to facilitate the engagement of practitioners and organisations for the Australian heritage industry in the overseas arena.