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Our Shared Heritage: IHBC Annual School 2018

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The IHBC’s Annual School for 2018, to take place in Belfast on 21-23 June 2018, with the linked Day School on 22 June,

Full School:         Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd June 2018
Day School:                     Friday 22nd June 2018

The event is the national annual conference of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, supporting built and historic environment conservation specialists and their networks and colleagues, and for 2018 it will focus on the principle of ‘Shared heritage’ to promote an inclusive approach to the main themes for the European Year, those of ‘Engagement – Sustainability – Protection – Innovation’. 

The School will encompass and offer, though talks, visits, tours, networking and presentations, UK-wide examinations of practice issues with a specific Belfast and Northern Ireland context, that include: Heritage challenges and insights; Leading practitioners, policymakers, businesses & advisers; New national and international practices and partnerships; Innovative strategies in the city, region and beyond; On-site case studies, themes and solutions, as well as access to exhibition stalls and stands & IHBC ‘Spotlights’ on current issues.

Keynote speakers will nightlight the two main cultural threads to the entire programme: Bill Drummond: Scottish artist, co-founder of avant-garde pop group The KLF, and art provocateur known for burning £1millon cash, whose 10 Commandments for Art include ‘Make art for everyone’ and ‘Stand on the outside looking further out’; and Jukka Jokilehto: Celebrated conservation architect, leader in international heritage policy advice and education, and author of the definitive ‘A History of Architectural Conservation’, exploring how heritage professionals can work more effectively with communities.

There will be a number of supporting and links activities and events, including tours, a formal reception and an Annual Dinner that includes our national Awards ceremony, supported by Belfast City Council.

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