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Heritage at Risk: the Long Game

Durham World Heritage Site -Architecture and Conservation Series

The next lecture in this series will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2015, at 6.30pm.

Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

Robin Dower: “Heritage at Risk: the Long Game”

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.

To register, contact Raffaella Aliprandi: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk

 

 

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Research and Rescue Excavations – Exhibition and talk

Recovery and rescue archaeology – Exhibition and Lecture

The current exhibition at the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre is entitled ‘The Nepal Earthquakes: research and rescue excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage properties of Kathmandu’.  The exhibition finishes on the 27th November.

The Visitor Centre team would like to invite you to a lunchtime talk by Dr Mark Manuel, one of the research team on Thursday 19th November at 1.15pm at the Visitor Centre.  Dr Manuel will outline Durham University’s Department of Archaeology and UNESCO Chair activities in Kathmandu since the earthquakes in April and May 2015. There will also be an opportunity to view the exhibition.

If you would like to reserve a space please email or call the Visitor Centre on visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk or 0191 33 43805 (space is limited).  The Visitor Centre is located at 7 Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB

 

 

Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series: October Lecture

Please see the message below regarding the next World Heritage Architecture and Conservation Series Lecture:

Dear all,                                                                                             
 
Please find below the details of our Architecture and Conservation Series lecture for October.
I very much hope you will be able to attend.
 
World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015
 
October Lecture
                                                                                                                 
Wednesday 21st October 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham
 
 
DAVID DE HAAN
“The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site”

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 World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
 
Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.
Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 
  
 
Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested. 
I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.
 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Raffaella Aliprandi
Architecture and Conservation Series Organiser

 

 

Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series: September Lecture

Please see the message below regarding the next World Heritage Architecture and Conservation Series Lecture:

Dear all,                                                                                             
 
Please find below the details of our Architecture and Conservation Series lecture for September.
I very much hope you will be able to attend.
 
World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015
 
September Lecture
                                                                                                                 
Monday 14th September 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham
 
 
 
CAROLINE HARDIE
“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.
 
Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.
Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 
  
 
Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested. 
I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.
 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Raffaella Aliprandi

Durham World Heritage Site Lecture Series 2015: Calendar

World Heritage Site Lecture Series 2015: Calendar

Please find attached the  calendar poster  for the World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series lectures for the remainder of 2015.

Further details for each lecture will be circulated near the time

Any queries can be sent to: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk

Durham World Heritage Site Lecture Series

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Lecture Series 2015

August Lecture

Thursday 27th August 2015, 6.30pm

Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

JANE GIBSON

“A sustainable future for World Heritage Sites:  a Local and International Perspective”

 Building on her first year as Durham World Heritage Site Centre Co-ordinator, Jane will share some insights into how the new Management Plan can be used to ensure a sustainable and vigorous future for the Durham World Heritage Site. By also looking at the greater challenges to World Heritage Sites world-wide, the talk will help to put our own challenges and issues into perspective.

Jane Gibson is the Co-ordinator for the Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site. Her career has seen her working in the heritage sector since graduating in Archaeology from Durham University in the early 1980’s. After 20 years working in National Museums in the field of Collections Management, she returned to the North East of England as Head of Historic Operations at Beamish Museum. More recently she led the Heritage Development programme for Hexham Abbey’s successful £3m project to refurbish their monastic buildings, to create a new visitor centre, café and community facilities and managed Arts Council England’s Major Partner Museums programme for Cumbria. Nearing the end of her first year in her new post in Durham, she is working on the new five-year Management Plan for the City’s World Heritage Site.

 The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.

Would you also let Rafaella know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes.

Please circulate this information to whoever you think might be interested.

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Family Dig at Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

WallQuest family dig at Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Thu 23rd Jul 2015 11:00-15:00

There are still lots of secrets being unearthed and recovered at the archaeological digs going on around the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall. What are the archaeologists discovering in 2015?

Visit Arbeia Roman fort and enjoy opportunities to learn more about objects which have been extracted from the archaeological digs. With lots of hands on activities on offer, there will be something suitable for all the family at our magnificent world heritage site.

See the following websites for further information:

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1756

Web: www.arbeiaromanfort.org.uk