Cultural heritage faces an array of challenges, many of which are replicated across the world. Whilst local circumstances vary, there are opportunities to share experiences and collaborate in finding solutions. As part of the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017, Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage celebrates the newly formed partnership between the University of Stirling, The Palace Museum in Beijing and Historic Environment Scotland. The conference seeks to explore and share approaches to specific challenges in relation to a range of shared issues and to highlight Scotland’s place, and in particular Stirling, as an international centre for research and innovation in heritage and conservation.
The conference will take place in the City of Stirling, a pivotal location on the nation’s history and a historic site. The main location will be at the stunning University of Stirling and access to other culturally significant sites such as Stirling Castle and the Engine Shed – Scotland’s new national conservation centre, will be facilitated by Historic Environment Scotland. The event will be based around a balance of formal papers, focused workshops and practical site visits.