With autumn quickly changing to winter our announcements change to notices and events summarising work carried out of previous projects and this year as well. This week’s events follow that trend, so here is a reminder of two events we’ve previously noticed, as well as a third in Scotland, which might be of interest to you.
We already have details for 2018 events from some of the local groups. If you would like to send round details of your group’s events for what is the most read of our emails at the start of the year for everyone else to see, please feel free to send them on.
CBA North Committee 13.11.2017
The Willington Waggonway
The Arbeia Society Conference
Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Archaeology Conference Here’s another event also happening on Saturday which might also be of interest.
The programme for this day can be found here. Online bookings can be madehere.
A short email to let you know of the lecture below; we’ve been assembling things for later this month, as well as next and indeed next year as well for ‘bumper issues’. That said if you’d like to report things of the past year or announce anything for the future, please feel free to send it in (ideally with a picture or two\) and we can slot that in as well.
I hope you’re well. I just wanted to drop you a quick email about our next event – the Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum’s Conference taking place on the 23rd January 2016 at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle. Please see the attached flyer for details at TWHF Conference 23.01.2016.
We have some fantastic speakers confirmed including:
· John Grundy, Architectural Historian & Broadcaster
· Adam Hart-Davis, Freelance Writer, Lecturer & TV Presenter
· Martin Hulse, Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust
· Remy Zac, Founder & Owner of The Biscuit Factory
We’ll also be offering practical workshops offering advice and support in the following areas:
· Working with volunteers
· Community engagement
· Funding & match funding
· Dealing with authorities
· Heritage skills
· Interpretation & communicating
If you are interested in attending you can register your place by calling the event office on 0191 241 4523. The cost for attending is £25 and this gets you access to all the sessions & workshops, the exhibition, a special industrial art exhibition, refreshments and lunch.
I very much hope to see you at the conference and if you have any questions or require any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Buildings and Sites are identified as Heritage at Risk because they have been underused and unvalued, perhaps for many years, and their management and maintenance has consequently been neglected. Decay has brought them to a state requiring a significant effort to rescue. This talk will illustrate case studies of Heritage at Risk sites of widely different cultural origins, the aim being to recognise their significance and to understand the causes of decay in order to develop an affordable conservation strategy for each building.
For 40 years Robin Dower has been a partner in a small architectural practice in the North East. He regards himself as a countryman, previously being a member of the Northumberland National Park Committee and Regional Council for Sport and Recreation in the 1970s and the Countryside Commission for England and Wales throughout the 1980s. He has been a member of the Newcastle Diocesan Advisory Committee since 1982 and is Chairman of Durham Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee and a member of the Cathedral’s Open Treasure Project Board. He talks occasionally of retirement but is not in a hurry to make such a move.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
Among the first group of designations in Britain were Durham and the Ironbridge Gorge, the latter being the first industrial site in a country that set in train the Industrial Revolution which heralded the modern world. David de Haan, one of the retired Directors at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, will look at the World Heritage Site, what was there and how the area was restored. The lecture will present the history, the decline and dereliction that preceded the restoration, and the interpretation and conservation that made possible the WHS nomination. It will also look at the management issues and the visitor profile so that parallels can be drawn.
David is a museum professional with 45 years’ experience, including 8 years at the Science Museum in London and 34 at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, where he still works as a volunteer. He managed the Ironbridge Institute’s Heritage Management programme from 1998 and the Museums Management programme from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He was also responsible for the restoration, interpretation and management of many of the museum sites in Ironbridge. A past Fellow of the Museums Association, past Council Member of the Newcomen Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, David is an acknowledged expert on the Iron Bridge, the 1851 Exhibition and the Art of the Industrial Revolution.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the WorldHeritage Site Visitor Centre.
“Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings: Sustainable
Solutions for Significant Places”
Heritage assets including historic buildings have their own intrinsic value or significance, and understanding that significance is crucial to informing their reuse, adaption or extension to meet 21st century needs. This talk will highlight examples where significance has delivered the unexpected, confirmed designs or inspired new ones. It will show how it can help to breathe new life into old buildings and their wider environs.
Caroline Hardie is a local heritage consultant with Archaeo-Environment, which she founded in 2003. She provides high quality planning advice on all aspects of the historic environment and prepares Conservation Management Plans, Statements of Significance, Heritage Assessments and Conservation Area Appraisals throughout the UK. She has also worked on historic landscape characterisation, ancient monuments protection and the current Lake District National Park bid for World Heritage Status. Prior to her work in the private sector she was the Head of Conservation and the County Archaeologist for Northumberland County Council. She is a Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.