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Communicating World Heritage Conference

7-10 October 2017

Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK

Bookings close on 29th September!

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There are just a few weeks left to book for the eagerly anticipated Communicating World Heritage Conference which will take place at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site from 7 to 10 October 2017. Tickets for the conference, and accommodation close to the venue, are being booked up quickly so don’t miss your chance to join a growing group of professionals, academics and practitioners to explore the many ways of communicating World Heritage to a variety of audiences, and discuss the latest research and global policy in relation to key themes such as World Heritage tourism, communities, education and specialist groups.

With conference tickets and local accommodation selling quickly, it’s best to book early. Take a look at the programme on our website to find out more about the speakers and sessions. Of course, within the programme there will be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues, enjoy   informal drinks, conference dinner and walking tours to be announced.

Programme Highlights

We are delighted to be welcoming such a diverse and exciting group of speakers from organisations such as UNESCO, Historic England and the Heritage Alliance, as well as leading academics from around the world. Their specialist knowledge and expertise will provide a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on the communication of World Heritage, and a range of interesting talking points for colleagues throughout the conference.

Our full programme is available on the conference website, and a few of the many highlights over the four days include:

Michael Di Giovine, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Professor Di Giovani will present “Communicating Sustainability through World Heritage Tourism,” examining the ways in which world heritage practitioners can engage with tourism to communicate sustainability values to a diversity of audiences. (Saturday 7th October).

Dr. Sophia Labadi, Senior Lecturer and co-Director of the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent (UK). Dr Labadi will present the paper “For Everyone? Communicating World Heritage values and Stake Holders.” This presentation will explore how the World Heritage terminology is difficult to understand, even for specialists, making it even more difficult to communicate to the public. There will be a focus on how communities are increasingly associating World Heritage with exclusions and how these communities have acted upon these exclusionary trends. Finally, Dr Labadi will examine the approaches that aim to bring about solutions to these issues. (Sunday 8th October)

Andrew Stokes, England Director for Visit England will join the join the ‘Heritage Leaders’ session to present the latest information on the value of World Heritage to the tourism market and how this can be communicated. (Monday 9th October).

Mr Bo Jiang, Vice President of ICOMOS-China and Mr Yimeng Zhang, Great Wall Protection Project at the China Academy of Cultural Heritage, will be giving presentations about two icons of World Heritage, the Silk Road and the Great Wall of China. This is a rare opportunity to hear speakers from this country on their specialist subjects and will provide great insight into communicating World Heritage with the wider world. (Tuesday 10th October).

 

To book your place, please visit www.communicatingworldheritage.wordpress.com/tickets

Silk Road and Great Wall World Heritage to be major feature at #communicatingWH conference

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Delegates at the ‘Communicating World Heritage’ conference (7-10 October, Ironbridge) will be honoured by the presence of two expert speakers from China who will be giving presentations about two icons of World Heritage, the Silk Road and the Great Wall of China. This is a rare opportunity to hear speakers from this country on their specialist subjects and World Heritage UK has been working closely with the British Council to enable this special occasion to happen.

Mr Bo Jiang is the Vice President of ICOMOS China and works for the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. He is Director of the Institute of Underwater Archaeology and the National Centre of Underwater Cultural Heritage. He will be speaking about the Silk Road and Belt and its maritime component.

Mr Yimeng Zhang is the Great Wall Research Specialist and works on the Great Wall Protection Project at the China Academy of Cultural Heritage, also under the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

It is hoped that they will be joined by the Vice Principal of Shanghai University, Duan Yong, who is setting up a new cultural heritage academy at the university, with the Shanghai Municipal Government and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

The expert speakers will be presenting in the ‘Communicating with the wider world’ session on the 10th October but the Chinese delegation will be participating in the whole 4-day conference so there will be opportunities for delegates to speak with them throughout the event.

Today, 31st August, is the last day for early bird discount conference tickets after which the price will move to the standard rate. Book now to save at:  www.communicatingworldheritage.wordpress.com

 

VisitEngland and Heritage Alliance – new speakers for communications conference

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Andrew Stokes

Very pleased to announce these new speakers to the conference programme. Andrew Stokes is the England
Director for Visit England and he will join the join the ‘Heritage Leaders’ session to present the latest information on the value of World Heritage to the tourism market and how this can be communicated.

Lizzie Glitheroe-West

Lizzie Glitheroe-West is the Chief Executive of the Heritage Alliance, and who better to speak as part of the session on ‘Communicating with each other’ in the heritage sector and the UNESCO family.  Both World Heritage UK and the IIICH have recently and simultaneously joined the Heritage Alliance so Lizzie will be in good company along with other HA Members in the audience.

You can see more information about the conference and get your ticket at a discounted ‘early bird’ rate if go to the conference website where you can book to participate in any combination of days in this four day event. There you will also find details of local accommodation at Ironbridge and Telford which is best booked early!

‘Communicating World Heritage’ conference, 7th-10th October at Ironbridge Gorge – Save-The-Date!

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The third annual conference of World Heritage UK, in association with the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, will take place from 9-10 October at the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, where practitioners will join to explore the many ways of communicating World Heritage to different audiences.

The event will be preceded (7-8 October) by a special international meeting to discuss research and global policy focusing on the communication of World Heritage values.

This joint event will take place at Ironbridge Gorge which, in 1986, became one of the first UK sites to be awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO.  The designation of the Ironbridge Gorge as a World Heritage Site recognised the area’s unique contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the impact of which was felt across the world. The surviving built and natural environment with its museums, monuments and artefacts, serve to remind us of this area’s unique contribution to the history and development of industrialised society.

The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is currently seeking paper proposals for panels from 7-8 October relating to the theme of Communicating World Heritage Values. To see the full call for papers please visit the website link below. Deadline: 15th May 2017.

Full conference programme to be announced. Tickets will go on sale in June. For more information, please visit the conference website HERE

Regarding the 7-8 October programme: J.G.Davies@bham.ac.uk

Regarding the 9-10 October programme: chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org

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Museums and Heritage Advisor Article

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Dear Friends of World Heritage UK

We thought you’d like to see an article about the forthcoming conference in Museums and Heritage Advisor which went live yesterday:

http://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/features/second-world-heritage-uk-conference-opens-gwynedds-unesco-world-heritage-sites-next-week/.

We have a great turnout booked in for the event, but we can always squeeze in one or two last minute bookings so if you are interested please click here or contact Chris at chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org.

Best wishes

All at World Heritage UK

 

 

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World Heritage UK 2016 Conference – last chance for tickets!

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Dear World Heritage UK supporter (Welsh language version below)

Conference 2016 – secure your place here

Please find attached here the latest draft programme for this year’s UK national conference ‘Why World Heritage Matters‘ to be held on the 10th and 11th October at the Galeri, Caernarfon – adjacent to the ‘Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd‘ World Heritage Site.

Programme: As is often the case in the run up to conferences, the programme has changed a little, but it is evolving into an excellent all round event with international speakers, local speakers and some workshop sessions.  We are also fortunate to have speakers from the latest UK World Heritage Site to be inscribed, Gorham’s Cave Complex in Gibraltar.

Value for money: Please note that your registration fee also includes one of the tours and, subject to final confirmation, an evening reception at Penryhn Castle.

Networking: As ever, the event will also provide great opportunities to network, share good practice and catch up with the successes and challenges of managing our fabulous Sites from around the UK.  Booking is strong so you are advised to secure your place here

Accommodation: Also attached is a list of hotels near the conference venue, some offering discounts to conference delegates.

Pass it on: We are a very inclusive community so please do pass this on to any other people that you think might be interested.

Exhibition and sponsorship: Finally, any members are welcome to bring along exhibitions, but please contact Chris first (details below). Any commercial partners who wish to exhibit or help sponsor the event are also welcome, but again, please please contact Chris first.

Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in October.

Chris Mahon, Development Director, World Heritage UK, 01352 780774 / 07860 856952 chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org
Sam Rose, Chair of Trustees, World Heritage UK


Cynhadledd 2016 – sicrhau eich lle yma (here)

Gweler ynghlwm drwy glicio yma (here) raglen ddrafft ddiweddaraf ar gyfer ein cynhadledd genedlaethol ‘Pam fod Treftadaeth y Byd yn Cyfri’ Cynhelir y gynhadledd ar y 10fed a’r 11eg o Hydref yn y Galeri, Caernarfon – ger ‘Safle Treftadaeth y Byd Cestyll a Muriau Tref y Brenin Edward yng Ngwynedd’.

Rhaglen: Fel sy’n digwydd yn aml yn y cyfnod cyn cynadleddau, mae’r rhaglen wedi newid ychydig ac yn esblygu i fod yn ddigwyddiad arbennig gyda siaradwyr rhyngwladol alleol ynghyd âa gweithdai amrywiol. Rydym hefyd yn lwcus i gael siaradwyr o’n safle diweddaraf, ogof Gorham yn Gibraltar.

Gwerth am arian: Nodwch fod y ffi cofrestru yn cynnwys ymweliad safle ac yn amodol ar gadarnhad terfynol, derbyniad gyda’r nos yng Nghastell Penrhyn.

Rhwydweithio: Fel arfer, bydd y digwyddiad yn cynnig cyfleoedd gwych i rwydweithio, rhannu arfer da a dal i fyny â’r llwyddiannau a’r heriau o reoli Safleoedd anhygoel o bob rhan o’r DU. Cynghorir i chi archebu lle yma (here) cyn gynted a phosibl.

Llety: Mae’r atodiad yn cynnwys rhestr o westai (hotels) sy’n agos at leoliad y gynhadledd – mae rhai yn cynnig gostyngiadau.

Pasiwch ymlaen: Rydym yn gymuned gynhwysol, felly pasiwch yr wybodaeth yma ymlaen i unrhyw un fyddai â diddordeb.

Arddangosfeydd a nawdd: Mae croeso i unrhyw aelodau ddod ag arddangosfeydd gyda nhw – cysylltwch â Chris yn gyntaf (manylion isod). Mae croeso hefyd i unrhyw bartneriaid masnachol sy’n dymuno arddangos neu’n helpu noddi’r digwyddiad gysylltu â Chris i drafod ymhellach.
Diolch yn fawr, ac edrychwn ymlaen i’ch gweld ym mis Hydref

Intangible Heritage – the stories within the stones: Durham WHS Conference 4-5 November 2016

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Help Durham celebrate their 30th Birthday in 2016

Durham Conference 2016

For more details download the Conference leaflet and / or contact:

Jane Gibson
Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator
Email: p.j.gibson@durham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3803
Mobile: 07805741211

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

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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

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World Heritage UK 2016 Conference programme update – Initial speakers list revealed – and AGM notice

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Image: Penrhyn Castle – evening venue reception. Image from webbaviation.co.uk

 

Dear World Heritage UK supporter,

Conference 2016

Please find attached here the latest draft programme for this year’s UK national conference ‘Why World Heritage Matters‘ to be held on the 10th and 11th October at the Galeri, Caernarfon – adjacent to the ‘Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd‘ World Heritage Site.

This promises to be an exceptional event, with speakers currently including a Welsh Government Minister, Sir Neil Cossons OBE (former chair of English Heritage) and Baroness Kay Andrews (Chair of HLF Wales) from national perspectives, alongside representatives of UK Sites from the grass-roots perspective. The event will also provide great opportunities to network, share good practice and explore exciting sites in North Wales.  The final programme will be issued mid-September, but booking is strong so you are advised to secure your place here.

Also attached is a list of hotels near the conference venue, some offering discounts to conference delegates.

We are a very inclusive community so please do pass this on to any other people that you think might be interested.

AGM 2016

The conference will also host the first AGM for WH:UK, an important moment for all members to have their say in the running of the organisation, and for voting members to determine board membership. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please have a look here.

Best wishes, and we look forward to seeing you in October.

 

Chris Mahon, Development Director, World Heritage UK, 01352 780774 / 07860 856952
Sam Rose, Chair of Trustees, World Heritage UK

‘Why World Heritage Matters’ conference tickets now bookable

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The second annual conference of World Heritage UK, will have a unique Welsh flavour. Strong connections to the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd World Heritage Site and to the Slate Industry of North Wales Tentative List site, together with a topical theme of ‘Why World Heritage Matters’, provide a backdrop to the stage where we will explore the economic and social engagement challenges with World Heritage.

You can now get your tickets for the World Heritage UK conference HERE Don’t forget, there are discounts for all World Heritage UK Member categories so join up before you buy to take advantage of these offers.

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Exterior view of the Castle from across the Seiont Caernarfon Castle Cadw Sites World Heritage Sites SAMN: CN079 NGR: SH477626 Gwynedd North Castles Medieval Defence Historic Sites

Keynote speakers from political, funding, policy and best practice contexts; dynamic workshop sessions; engaging visits to the three other locations comprising the site and tentative list locations; updates from WHS from all around the UK and plenty of opportunity for questions, networking and ‘hwyl’ with fellow delegates.

The event is supported by the Historic Environment Service (Cadw), Welsh Government.

Mi fydd gan ail gynhadledd flynyddol WH:UK flas Cymreig unigryw eleni. Gyda chysylltiadau cryf â Safle Treftadaeth y Byd – Cestyll a Muriau Trefi  Edward 1 yng Gwynedd, a’r ffaith fod  ardaloedd Diwydiant  Llechi  Gogledd Cymru ar restr posib Safle Treftadaeth y Byd, ynghyd â thema amserol o ‘Pam fod Treftadaeth Y Byd o bwys?’, mae’n gosod y cefndir a’r cyd- destun i ystyried yr heriau economaidd ac  ymgysylltu cymdeithasol sy’n gysylltiedig â Threftadaeth y Byd.

Fe fydd y prif siaradwyr o gefndiroedd gwleidyddol, cyllid, polisi ac arfer gorau; sesiynau gweithdy deinamig; ymweliadau i dri o’r safleoedd sydd ar y rhestr posib; diweddariad gan safleoedd o bob rhan o’r DU a digon o gyfle ar gyfer cwestiynau, rhwydweithio a ‘hwyl’ gyda chyd-gynrychiolwyr.

Mae’r digwyddiad yn cael ei gefnogi gan y Gwasanaeth Amgylchedd Hanesyddol (Cadw), Llywodraeth Cymru.

WHEN Monday, 10 October 2016 at 09:00 – Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at 15:00 (BST)                WHERE GALERI Caernarfon – Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, LL55 1SQ