Mr Vinod Daniel, Chairperson of AusHeritage has been elected to the Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for the period 2016-2019. This was announced at the 31st Ordinary General Assembly of ICOM in Milan, July 9, 2016.
AusHeritage Chairman Vinod Daniel, has taken on the conservation of an Egyptian mummy located in Hyderabad, India. The mummy, known as ‘Nasihu’, dates to 2,500BC.
Following on from Deputy Chair Roger Beeston’s contribution to the restoration of this significant heritage asset, long term Ausheritage member Barrie Cooper was recently in Kolkata assisting with the specific challenges attached to the rising damp and salt induced masonry degradation at the Writers’ Buildings.
Vinod Daniel, Chair of AusHeritage visited Singapore, March 14-16 for meetings with the National Heritage Board (NHB) of Singapore on Museum related projects.
Director-General of Taiwan’s Bureau of Cultural Heritage (BOCH) Gwo-Long Shy and Professor Alex Ya-Ning of China University of Technology (CUTe) will Visit Australia, January 27-30 to examine how World Heritage sites are managed in Australia and identify relevant approaches that may be taken up in Taiwan as they establish World Heritage level assessment and management standards for a variety of significant and diverse sites across Taiwan.
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.