Edinburgh Management Plan consultation now open

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Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Consultation is now open for feedback on the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan (2017-2022).

During the summer last year, over 1000 people took part in a consultation and gave us their views on how they felt the World Heritage Site is being run. What people told us has shaped the draft Management Plan. The draft Plan sets out a number of actions which will be taken forward by the management partners (City of Edinburgh Council, Historic Environment Scotland and Edinburgh World Heritage).

The consultation will run until 5 June 2017. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions using our online survey. You can also download the survey and send comments to worldheritage@edinburgh.gov.uk

Thank you very much for your help,

Chloe

Chloe Porter |Planning Officer| Planning Initiatives|Planning and Transport|Place|

The City of Edinburgh Council |Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 6235 | chloe.porter@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Practical and conceptual challenges with conservation in the 21st Century – call for provocations!

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Practical and conceptual challenges with conservation – call for provocations!

Daisy Sutcliffe, who coordinated the Arts Programme for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and her colleague Phil Nicholson are keen to invite provocations from those working in conservation for their upcoming session Visualising the Conserved Anthropocene at the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers conference later this year.

How does the way that ‘Nature’ is considered ‘other’ or opposed to ‘Humans’ affect your work?

How does the current state of geopolitics impact on the way that conservation is practiced in your field?

How could visualisations that address these assumptions help to conserve our environments in the anthropocene, and help to support your work?

You don’t need to be academic or speak in academic language, in fact we hope that the session will question this format and be able to make further links between those who primarily think about conservation and those who practice conservation daily. For those who are not planning to attend the conference or might find a trip to London prohibitive, we can offer a live video link, and there is the possibility that we may be able to negotiate limited guest passes for the conference on the day of the session.  If you are interested, please follow the instructions below, and, with apologies, please note the short deadline of next Monday, 6th February.


Call for Provocations: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017: ‘Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’. London, 29th August – 1st September 2017

Visualising the Conserved Anthropocene 

Convenors: Daisy Sutcliffe (The University of Glasgow), Philip Nicholson (The University of Glasgow)

Sponsored by: Postgraduate Forum (PGF)

‘Conserving’ our environments in the Anthropocene throws up new conceptual and practical challenges, not least that the organisations that are charged with supporting this conservation such as UNESCO, the IUCN and WWF were set up by Western cultures in the mid-twentieth century. Here, the environment was largely framed within a classical geopolitical, modernist thinking with humans at the pinnacle of a hierarchical structure with responsibility for an appropriate stewardship of a Nature conceived of as other. As numerous commentators have observed, the Anthropocene has challenged the ‘rootedness’ of philosophical debates on a life well lived, instead placing emphases on material ontologies of exposure and vulnerability, symbiosis and depredation. Furthermore, it has exhausted established modes of visualising Nature, from photos of doomed polar bears, maps showing the borders of inscribed sites of conservation, to the transects that reveal a geological archive. What are the implications of such material ontologies for ‘visualising’ the Anthropocene? How might new modes of visualisation be developed for the Anthropocene and how might these be applied to conservation policy and practice? This session will explore these fraught, yet productive, tensions between the Anthropocene, conservation and visualisation, with an emphasis on work in progress.

We invite provocations reflecting on some of the challenges of conservation and visualisation of environments in the Anthropocene. We ask, how might these new modes of visualisation be productive for the conservation of environments in the Anthropocene?

Such provocations might include, but are not limited to:

•       Insights from artist residencies
•       Curating the Anthropocene
•       New approaches in geographic information science
•       Creative Geo-visualisations
•       Field encounters across disciplinary and cultural boundaries
•       New or novel institutional structures
•       Experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to conservation

Contributors will have up to 10 minutes to outline their provocations. We welcome presentations in the form of traditional papers but also encourage alternative formats such as PechaKucha style, photo or video essays, short film screenings, performances etc. These will lead to a facilitated discussion.

Please submit title, name & affiliation and an abstract of no more than 250 words to p.nicholson.1@research.gla.ac.uk and Daisy Sutcliffe daisyksutcliffe@gmail.com) by Monday 6th February 2017.

 

Daisy Sutcliffe

Researcher, Evaluator, Facilitator and Producer, engagement with nature / heritage / arts
+44 7811 379105
@rusticglitz

New Tour for 2017 at Blenheim Palace

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Discover the real ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Blenheim Palace, in a fascinating limited edition new tour for 2017. ‘Restoration & Conservation’ will be the theme of the guided tours which will begin in the New Year as part of the extended opening season experience offered to visitors at the Oxford World Heritage Site.

The ‘Restoration & Conservation’ tour will be exclusively available from 9 January – 8 February 2017, running twice per day excluding Sundays. The new tours will tie in to the annual deep clean of Blenheim Palace which will now be on full to visitors during this period. The tour will give an in-depth look into what is being done in each of the State Rooms.

The new tours will look at two very important aspects of running a 300 year old Palace, including restoring a piece of art, building or tapestry to its original condition, as well as the preservation and repair of the historical and cultural site and its artefacts. The tour will also examine the theme of renovation, exploring how Blenheim Palace must also modernise and remain as a comfortable family home and appealing to visitors.

From the necessary continuing restoration of the ‘Capability’ Brown Cascades and Bladon dams, work which will total approximately £2m when completed to keeping the Palace safe for its inhabitants and visitors, the tour will look at which projects are undertaken, when and why.

The fascinating tour will also look at the most impactful projects including The Eyes in 1928. Painted for the 2nd wife of the 9th Duke, Gladys Deacon, these have a great visual impact on visitors. Exposure to the elements over 80 years had caused the painting and plaster work to degrade to a point where they were barely visible. 

From clocks to paintings each piece of work often requires specialist and niche attention, with specialists sought from all over the world to complete the painstaking tasks of restoring priceless pieces of history.

The job of cleaning the China collection used to fall to the 10th Duchess and her unfortunate administrator, Archie Illingworth – he used to dread the call, ‘Mr Illingworth, today we are going to clean the China!’  The Duchess would wash the China and it was Archie’s responsibility to dry it.

 One of the recent renovations is the Bouchain Tapestry, the priceless 18th century tapestry depicting one of Britain’s most important military victories is 25ft wide and almost 15 feet high. The giant wall hanging is made of wool and silk and was woven in the Brussels workshop of the Flemish weaver, Judocus de Vos.

Part of a set of 10, the tapestries are the most accurate and detailed contemporary records that exist of the campaign, not least because the 1st Duke, John Churchill, provided accurate battle plans and portraits of the principal characters. After being painstakingly removed from the walls of the Palace’s Second State Room, the tapestry was carefully rolled up before being transported back to the city it was originally created in for renovation. It took a year to completely renovate!

From keeping the rain out, Blenheim Palace has over 7 acres of roof, to protecting ceremonial robes, the Marlborough;s Coronation Robes were beginning to deteriorate in the sunlight, there is must to learn and lots of exciting facts to discover.

What: New Restoration & Conservation Tour at Blenheim Palace

When: From 6 January – 28 February 2017, running twice per day excluding Sundays

Why Visit: Discover the intricate processes of historical restoration and modern conservation whilst maintaining the heritage of the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site.

Price: Palace, Park & Garden ticket required, Adult £24.90, Concession* £19.90, Child £13.90

Website: blenheimpalace.com

Save-the-date: Planning Technical Workshop 8th March 2017

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Save-the-date  Planning Technical Workshop

We are pleased to announce the date and location of the next World Heritage UK Technical Workshop, which as a result of Member feedback, will explore further issues around Planning and World Heritage Sites.

Save the date:

Date: Wednesday 8th March 2017 (evening networking social event on the 7th likely)

Venue: Bath Cricket Club (website here)

Bath Cricket Club is located at the recreational heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, with spectacular views across the ground taking in the spires of Bath Abbey and St Johns Church to the city and beyond. The club is 5 minutes from both Bath Spa railway station and the newly re-refurbished bus stations with car parking alongside the clubhouse.

Further details on the programme, tickets, accommodation etc. to follow.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tony Crouch, Don Gobbett and Chris Mahon

World Heritage UK Technical Workshop Team

World Heritage Fundraising Masterclass

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World Heritage UK Workshop “An Introduction to Fundraising Targets and
Techniques”
World Heritage UK was pleased to support a Giving to Heritage workshop run in London
at the end of November. This was specifically targeted for World Heritage Site Co-
ordinators and provided an introductory insight to fundraising and support from the
private and philanthropic sectors, a new approach to many of us who are more used to
seeking funding from public sources such as Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) or EU
programmes.
Giving to Heritage is a joint venture between The Heritage Alliance and the Institute of
Fundraising, made possible through a funding programme with HLF. This is a capacity
building programme designed to increase the fundraising capabilities of those working in
the heritage sector; training can be delivered through specifically targeted workshops
such as this, and through one-to-one consultancy sessions and webinars. The WHS
training workshop was attended by 14 delegates and was delivered by Valentine Morby
who has direct experience of working with WHSs through work he has done previously in
Bath and currently with the Jurassic Coast Trust.
particants learning from Trainer Valentine Morby photo:chrismahon
The session looked at what an organisation needs to have in place before approaching
and private sector donor – a strong vision, robust business plan and fundraising and
communications strategies. The importance of developing and maintaining long-term
relationships with donors was emphasised and to be clear about exactly what you wish
them to fund, and then build your case. This should be capable of being briefly
summarised through its features, advantages and benefits (the FAB approach) or
through the four pillars of vison (what you wish to do), enemy (what is stopping you), hero
(who can deliver) and recipient (who will benefit).
The clear message in approaching donors is to be clear, compelling, concise and
convincing – a message that everyone went away with!
Further information is available from:
www.instituteof-fundraising.org.uk
www.givingtoheritage.org.uk
Lesley Garlick
World Heritage UK Trustee

World Heritage UK Fundraising Masterclass 29th November Central London – reminder and final call for bookings

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Dear friends of World Heritage UK,                                                                                                                         

This is by way of a reminder for the Fundraising Masterclass on the 29th November in central London. ‘An Introduction to Fundraising Targets and Techniques’ will be delivered by Valentine Morby on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising (see: www.valentinemorby.org and www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk). This is a must for all World Heritage Sites and World Heritage UK Members who wish to improve or update their fundraising skills with guidance from an expert.

There are still just a few places available, with the excellent discount for World Heritage UK members – book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-heritage-uk-fundraising-masterclass-tickets-27820249114?aff=erelexpmlt 

The half-day’s training is delivered two fast-paced sessions – see Course Description. First we will look at what your World Heritage organization needs in place before it seeks funding from the private sector and how it can develops its strongest key messages and ‘asks’. In the second session we will take a tour of a range of income streams and offer tips and techniques to help put you ahead of your competitors.

Your Trainer: Valentine Morby BA MInstF has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector supported by 10 years commercial business experience. Valentine has worked as an independent fundraising consultant since 2008, including running a number of capital appeals and working with a number of heritage organisations, including Bath Abbey, No.1 Royal Crescent Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Cleveland Pools, Roman Baths Foundation and the Jurassic Coast Trust.

Please be advised that there are a only a limited number of tickets left for this masterclass so you are encouraged to book soon. This is a potentially great investment and a discount benefit from your membership fee if you have joined World Heritage UK (but non-member tickets available too!)

More details are on the Eventbrite page, in the attached file, or just by contacting me at chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org

Best wishes,

Chris

Chris Mahon

Development Director, World Heritage UK

 

World Heritage UK Fundraising Masterclass 29th November Central London- open now for booking

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Dear friends of World Heritage UK,                                                                                                                         

We are delighted to invite you to a Fundraising Masterclass on the 29th November in central London. ‘An Introduction to Fundraising Targets and Techniques’ will be delivered by Valentine Morby on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising (see: www.valentinemorby.org and www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk). This is a must for all World Heritage Sites and World Heritage UK Members who wish to improve or update their fundraising skills with guidance from the experts!

I am pleased to advise that tickets – including an excellent discount for World Heritage UK members – are now available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-heritage-uk-fundraising-masterclass-tickets-27820249114?aff=erelexpmlt 

The half-day’s training is delivered two fast-paced sessions. First we will look at what your World Heritage organization needs in place before it seeks funding from the private sector and how it can develops its strongest key messages and ‘asks’. In the second session we will take a tour of a range of income streams and offer tips and techniques to help put you ahead of your competitors.

Your Trainer: Valentine Morby BA MInstF has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector supported by 10 years commercial business experience. Valentine has worked as an independent fundraising consultant since 2008, including running a number of capital appeals and working with a number of heritage organisations, including Bath Abbey, No.1 Royal Crescent Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Cleveland Pools, Roman Baths Foundation and the Jurassic Coast Trust.

Please be advised that there are a limited number of tickets available for this masterclass so you are encouraged to book early to ensure your place. This is a potentially great investment and a discount benefit from your membership fee if you have joined World Heritage UK (but non-member tickets available too!)

More details are on the Eventbrite page, or just contact me at chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org

Best wishes,

Chris

Chris Mahon

Development Director, World Heritage UK

Furnace Journal – the postgraduate journal of the Ironbridge Institute – Issue 4 out now

Journal papers, News, Opportunities

Furnace Journal is the postgraduate journal of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.

Issue 4 is on the theme of ‘World Heritage Education’ and hosts a keynote statement by the Focal Point for UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme outlining their vision for World Heritage Education. It also includes three articles by postgraduate authors from the UK, Botswana and India as well as World Heritage Youth summit reviews from the UK, Germany and Ghana. It is the first time a journal has focused on World Heritage Education and the first time World Heritage Youth Summit participants have published work together.

To view the full interactive issue: https://issuu.com/furnacejournal/docs/furnace_issue_4/1

To download individual articles: https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/edition-one/issue-4-world-heritage-education/

 

Contents:

Davies, J. Editorial: World Heritage Education.

Quin, C. Keynote Statement on World Heritage Education (Focal Point for UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme).

Tlatlane, T R. The role of field trips and educational visits for enhancing World Heritage Site education.

Jain, I. Heritage Education: Beyond Hermeneutics and Ontology.

Mitchenson, D. Culture for kids: Engaging 0-5s with World Heritage and Culture.

Taylor, A. Working with young people age 13-25 and World Heritage – A Summit Approach. (Fourth UK UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit 2015).

Röhlen, H and Maio, R. The World Heritage Young Experts Forum 2015 and the Young Heritage Experts Network: Tools to foster youth involvement within the framework of the World Heritage Convention. (39th World Heritage Committee Session- World Heritage Youth Forum 2015).

Koomson, K A. My cherished memories: World Heritage Youth Forum in retrospect. (First African World Heritage Youth Forum 2016).

Acheson, C. World Heritage and Geography Education: a retrospective view

 

The call for papers for Issue 5 on ‘World Heritage and Communities’ is out now: https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

 

Thanks

Jamie Davies

Teaching Fellow in Cultural Heritage and PhD Research in World Heritage Education

j.g.davies@bham.ac.uk

From Shropshire to Buenos Aires: Two conference calls from the Ironbridge Institute

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Call for Papers – BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

Dates: 6-10 July 2017

Location: Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK

Short Description: Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape. Please see the website for full details and call for papers.

Web Link: www.bridgeconference.wordpress.com
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (University of Illinois)
Contact: Hannah Stretton, Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Deadline: Call for papers deadline: 1st November 2016

Conference postcard

Call for Papers –  Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home
Dates: 6 – 10 April 2017
City, Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Short Description: In their movements between old and new worlds, migrant communities carry with them practices, traditions, objects and stories that are transmitted across new communities and through generations. This conference seeks to explore the layering of global cultures that has been produced by centuries of global migration, and its effect on memory, identity and belonging, as well as its effects on tangible and intangible heritage. The conference is designed encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines. Thus we welcome papers from academic colleagues in a wide range of fields. Please see the conference website for full details and call for papers.

Web link: www.heritagesofmigration.wordpress.com
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (University of Illinois)
Contact: Hannah Stretton, Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Deadline: Call for papers deadline: 14th October 2016

Heritages of Migration Postcard

Management Plan Review for Edinburgh WHS

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Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

It’s time to review the Management Plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. 

This is your chance to get involved… https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/edinburgh-oldandnewtowns-managementplan-review 

over 170 responses so far and here’s what people think:  https://planningedinburgh.com/2016/07/05/old-and-new-towns-of-edinburgh-world-heritage-site/

More information at: https://planningedinburgh.com/category/world-heritage/

Contact: worldheritage@edinburgh.gov.uk