Heritage, empire and slavery: current issues in heritage and conservation

Part of the Annual Heritage and Conservation Seminar series

12 May 2021, 2.00PM–6.30PM
Virtual by Microsoft Teams
Zandra Yeaman, Neil Curtis, John Giblin, Tate Greenhalgh, Ruth Colton
Heritage, empire and slavery: current issues in heritage and conservation

Sponsored by the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy at the University of Stirling, this free half-day seminar is targeted at Stirling MSc Environment, Heritage and Policy students and staff, BA Heritage and Tourism, and PhD students, but is open to wider audiences.

Leading practitioners will explore current issues in heritage, empire, and slavery, supported by concrete examples drawn from their own experience, particularly challenges and opportunities. Each 20-minute presentation will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Speakers include:

Zandra Yeaman (Curator of Discomfort, Hunterian Museum)

Discomfort is necessary for change

Neil Curtis (University of Aberdeen)

Co-curation and repatriation - developing procedures for collaboration

Dr John Giblin (National Museums Scotland)

Un-Making 'Discoveries': Addressing Colonial Histories and Legacies at National Museums Scotland

Tate Greenhalgh (National Trust)

Broadening the interpretation of histories at the National Trust

Ruth Colton (Our Stories)

Student open discussion about employability and how to improve CVs with Ruth Colton (Our Stories), facilitated by Elaine Watson Employability and Skills Officer, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling.

Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle informally in the breaks and afterwards.

For programme and to book, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-empire-and-slavery-current-issues-in-heritage-and-conservation-tickets-152497426909