World Heritage UK technical workshop on 29th April at Blenheim Palace
With regret, our technical meeting ‘Restoration of World Heritage – repairs and how to fund them’, has been cancelled. Refunds on tickets will commence immediately. This news will come as little surprise given the latest government advice to avoid gatherings, crowded places, non-essential travel and contact with others. We would like to particularly thank all our speakers and everyone who had signed up to be part of discussions on the day, as well as our hosts at Blenheim Palace.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this measure and thank you for your understanding. It is becoming clear that disruption caused by the virus outbreak is likely to last months rather than weeks. When the dust does settle, please do try to support our future events and the local institutions which keep our World Heritage Sites operating as many of them will take a severe financial hit from this downturn. Good wishes and good health to all.
Chair of Trustees
World Heritage UK
Blenheim Palace aerial photo credit © Blenheim Palace 2020
The first event of World Heritage UK’s events in 2020 will take place on Wednesday 29th April 2020 in The Marlborough Room at the magnificent Blenheim Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site at Woodstock in Oxfordshire.
It will be a one-day meeting with the title ‘Restoration of World Heritage – repairs and how to fund them’. This is an area of work that the Blenheim Palace team have particular expertise in and are willing to share with participants, along with other contributors.
There will be in the region of £7-8 million worth of repairs underway at the time of the meeting, including dredging the lakes designed by Capability Brown, so plenty of opportunities to experience these with expert guidance, both inside the palace and in the extensive grounds.
Tickets priced at just £75 plus booking fee. Please register HERE
The draft programme is available at Blenheim Palace draft programme v5
Watch this space for updates on additional contributors.
Travel and accommodation information is also available at Blenheim Travel and Accommodation
An informal supper at a local hostelry is being planned for those travelling the day before. More details upon registration.
We look forward to seeing you there!