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Sat, 20 Apr


The Old Observatory

Heritage Skills Showcase

Join us at the Heritage Skills Showcase. See live heritage skills demonstrations, displays, an exhibition, walk throughs tours of the site and specialists talks.

Heritage Skills  Showcase
Heritage Skills  Showcase

Time & Location

20 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Old Observatory, 4 Havelock St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia


About the Event

See live heritage skills demonstration by master stonemasons Colgan Industries and master roofingr specialist Carter Roofing.

View special interests displays, go on a walking tour through the Old Observatory and a see an outstanding Interior heritage architecture project exhibition from Curtin Universty students.

In the Annex Room:

  1. Starting 10.00am till 11.00am. Hear a talk by Dr Ingrid van Bremen on students work in conservation architecture research and about her reknown books on the history of Western Australian building construction. Followed by a casual conversation with Dr van Bremen.
  2. From 1pm -3pm join in a panel discussion given by Heritage Engineer Martin Silk, Conservation Architect Flavia Kiperman, ICOMOS Young Emerging Professional Alana Jennings and Curtin Professor Kevin Mitcham. Where they all will share heritage skills challenges and projects with the audience. Catch up after for a casual mix mingle with the panel.


  • Heritage Skills Showcase Talk

    Dr Ingrid van Bremen 10.00am -11am

  • Heritage Skills Showcase Panel

    Panel Discussion 1-3pm. Join in after for a casual mix and mingle with the panel.

  • Heritage Skills Showcase Tour

    Old Observatory walking tour 12pm

  • Heritage Skills Showcase demos

    Trade demonstration Stonemasons Colgan Industries and heritage roofing Carter Roofing.




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