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Part of Something Really Special: Connecting the World Through Heritage Tourism

September 25, 2015 Published by Beth Thomas

Prof. Mike Robinson

That’s the title of Mike’s presentation to the audience at the inaugural conference of World Heritage UK to be held at the Saltaire World Heritage Site 14th and 15th October this year – have you reserved your place yet? Tickets

Professor Robinson holds the Chair of Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham, UK and is Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change and of the Tourism and Cultural Change Book Series.

For over 25 years Mike’s work has focused upon the relations between heritage, culture and tourism. He has published 18 books along with numerous articles and chapters on the various ways in which these realms collide. Mike wrote the UNESCO Report on Tourism, Culture and Sustainable Development and contributed to the World Report on Cultural Diversity. He is a founding member of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Tourism, Culture and Development, a former member of the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and was a Government appointed member of the UK’s Expert Panel to determine the UK’s Tentative List for World Heritage in 2010-2011. He contributed to the UNESCO Expert Panel for the Programme in World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism. Mike works with UNESCO offices in China and South East Asia. He works with the Council of Europe and various EU wide agencies and has held Visiting Professorships in the USA, Italy, South Africa and Taiwan and has undertaken work on heritage and tourism in a further 30 countries. He is a Trustee of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.