Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings to you and your loved ones.

Thanks to our valued clients, our 30th year of business has certainly delivered exciting and challenging projects.

To kick off this celebratory year, we were joined by clients, alumni, family and friends to reflect on the development of the business and changes in the industry ‘In Conversation’ with our Founders.

Later in the year we celebrated in style at the MCA with great food, entertainment and excellent company (see the video here).

The breadth and depth of our services continues to grow, and this year, we have worked on several local heritage studies, commercial developments, parks and gardens, education facilities, museums, cemeteries, and places of significance to Aboriginal people across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne and beyond. Our Context colleagues celebrated the World Heritage listing of the Budj Bim cultural landscape, following decades of research and close collaboration with the Gunditjmara.

We have won awards for our work at the Eames House, USA, the Chinese Gardens of Friendship and the Archaeology Collection at the City of Parramatta.  Our staff have spoken at events and conferences, published books and papers and volunteered at dig sites overseas. Once again, we hosted multiple ICOMOS talks and supported Sydney Open, various industry conferences and Canberra Modern to expand our thinking and celebrate our industry. Hoping to inspire a new generation of heritage professionals, we sponsored the inaugural GML Student Prize at Sydney University, encouraging innovation and excellence in heritage research and practice.  We became an industry partner to the UNSW 2019 City Planning Practicum year and a member of the Climate Heritage Network. We are enthusiastically planning our contribution to the 20th ICOMOS General Assembly in 2020, including two unique side events.

It has been a professionally fulfilling year and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our wonderful clients, collaborators, supporters and friends. GML’s offices will close on 20 December 2019 while our talented, hard-working people take a well-earned rest. We will reopen on 6 January 2020, refreshed and ready to shape the future of heritage with you.