Context offers a range of services relating to heritage including advice, planning, policy, research, facilitation and engagement for projects of all sizes.
We have several positions available and we are interested in hearing from suitably qualified and experienced people for senior and mid-level roles.
Over a number of years the Victorian Heritage Council has undertaken an annual tour in regional Victoria. The aim of these events is to connect with local government, communities and individuals; to understand more about heritage in Victoria and the people who look after it.
Context’s Louise Honman (alternate member, Heritage Council of Victoria) took part in this year’s tour as the Council headed to Gippsland for three days of site visits and meetings. Highlights were the astonishing engineering feat of the Swing Bridge over the Latrobe River near Sale. Heritage Council Chair Stuart McIntyre presented a blue plaque to the Shire of Wellington for their restoration of the bridge. Another stop on the tour was to a property featured on Restoration Australia. Woodcot Park near Port Albert is a remarkably early timber house that has been gently brought back to life by the dedicated hard work and thorough research by the current owners who were recognised with a special award at this year’s Heritage Council address.
Louise also trekked to Shepparton to take part in Victoria’s Heritage Festival Discovery and Rediscoveries (April 16 – 29 May 2016), which creates the chance to rethink what is important about our heritage. She spoke on “Jewels in the Crown – Places of the Heart” at Shepparton’s inaugural biennial heritage lecture. Organised by the local Heritage Advisory Committee and supported by the City of Greater Shepparton, the lecture aimed to raise the awareness of the region’s heritage. Migration heritage is important here and Louise highlighted a recent study on Post-War Migration Heritage and the many places in Greater Shepparton that have migration as a key historic theme. Listen to Louise’s interview on ABC Goulburn Murray:
Christina is a historian of historic gardens and cultural landscapes, specialising in twentieth century Australian plant gardens. She also has wide experience in Australia’s urban and built heritage. She has a particular interest in and aptitude for undertaking assessments of complex cultural landscapes and developing policy for their adequate and appropriate protection. Christina re-joined Context in March 2016, after completing her doctorate at the University of Melbourne (Melbourne School of Design) in 2015. Her thesis explored post-WWII Australian plant gardens and their connections with national identity. Prior to re-joining Context, through her own consultancy Christina worked on a range of heritage advisory and designed landscape assessments and conservation plans, including for Royal Park, Parkville (City of Melbourne), and Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn (City of Boroondara). See Christina’s CV here.
Evelina is a built heritage specialist with experience working in both the public and private heritage sectors. She has experience providing statutory advice to local government in her native Sweden, and implementing conservation measures in the context of urban and socio-economic development. Evelina has a broad range of skills in the documentation and assessment of a range of heritage sites, as well as in GIS mapping and project support. Evelina has strong research skills as well as a working knowledge of archival practices, gained through her previous position at the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). See Evelina’s CV here.
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