“Re-awakening World Heritage Sites”

June 19, 2023 Published by Alex McCoskrie

Canterbury World Heritage Site Symposium – “Re-awakening World Heritage Sites: Restoration, storytelling, inclusion and sustainability”.

At Verena Holmes Building – Michael Wright Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University
Thursday 27 July 2023, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The symposium is intended to bring together heritage practitioners and academics researching world heritage. It features an exciting range of speakers discussing different international case studies, including inclusion and indigenous tourism at Uluru, the restoration of Notre Dame, immersive experiences in Jordan, and key challenges to UK World Heritage Sites. Academics will consider planning, globalisation and immersive experiences at World Heritage Sites.

9:15 Arrival, registration and coffee

9:45 Welcome Alison Honour, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Canterbury Christ Church University

10:00 Matthew Cameron-Smith, CEO, Voyages, Indigenous Tourism, Australia – World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Tourism

10:30 Jonathan Truillet Chief Heritage Curator, Deputy Director of Operations, Notre Dame – Notre-Dame de Paris : How to rebuild a UNESCO masterpiece

11:00 Mostafa Al Saghir, General Director of Karnak and Avenue of Sphinxes, Petra – Petra immersive experiences

11:50 Henry Owen-John, World Heritage UK – New issues in UK World Heritage

12:20 Neil McCollum, Head of Historic Properties, Kent, English Heritage – Challenges for UK World Heritage Sites

13.30 Anne Allen – Senior Manager, Durham Castle & Cathedral World Heritage Site – Durham World Heritage Site

14.00 Jane Lovell and Mujde Bidici Canterbury Christ Church University – Immersive Experiences at World Heritage Sites

14:30 Sophie Vigneron, University of Kent – Protection of World Heritage Sites from a planning perspective.

15:00 Ralph Norman, Canterbury Christ Church University – Global Canterbury: Worldwide connections between the past and present

16:00 Roundup and Close

Free admission. Click here to book your ticket.