Slate Landscape of NW Wales World Heritage Site

World Heritage Challenges in Wales and Ireland

March 16, 2022 Published by Alex McCoskrie

ICOMOS-UK and ICOMOS IRELAND are hosting a joint meeting in Wales, at Galeri Caernarfon in Caernarfon, Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April 2022.

The inscription on the World Heritage list of the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales in 2021 is cause for celebration. This joint meeting between members of ICOMOS-UK and ICOMOS Ireland will visit both this new World Heritage site and the adjacent inscribed site of the Castles and Town Walls of Edward I in Gwynedd where several interesting developments are currently underway.

But World Heritage sites everywhere face challenges, such as climate change and development pressure to name but two, and the meeting will discuss these issues and the ways in which the UK and Ireland are trying to combat them.

The event will take place in Caernarfon at the conference venue at Victoria Dock, which also allows walking access to Caernarfon Castle and Town Walls (part of the Castles of Gwynedd WHS) and easy coach access to sites within the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales WHS, the latest UK inscription.

The conference cost is either £60 or £100 pp. The £100 pp fee covers the Saturday conference at Galeri with 1 lunch, and 2 refreshment tea/coffee, the Caernarfon walk, the Conference Dinner at the Padarn Hotel, and the coach. The reduced fee of £60 is available for those who wish to attend the lectures, lunch and refreshments at Galeri and the Caernarfon walk.

For the full programme and to book your tickets, please click here.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Picture: Slate landscape, Crown copyright. RCAHMW