Inaugural International Conference Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage

Conference Programme **

FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2017 - Hosted by University of Stirling
8:00– 9:00 Registration (Coffee, Tea available)
Assessing Global Challenges
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Address
9:15 – 10:15
Opening Keynote Presentation:
Research Agendas, Declarations and Strategies: what have they ever done for us?
Prof. May Cassar, Director, Institute for Sustainable Heritage, University College London
Climate Change Workshop/Technology and Innovation in Heritage
10:15 - 11:15
Climate Change Workshop
Risks, Challenges, Rewards: seeing the historic environment through the lens of climate change
Meredith Wiggins, Historic England
David Harkin, Historic Environment Scotland
Technology applications
Virtual Roman Frontiers: 3D Visualisation and Innovative Technology Applications for the Antonine Wall
Lyn Wilson, & Alastair Rawlinson, Historic Environment Scotland
Digital Historic Survey: Towards Objective, Safe and Cost-effective Surveys of Historic Buildings.
Enrique Valero, Herriot-Watt University
11:15 - 11:35 Morning Tea
Significance, Value and Meaning in Cultural Heritage Parallel Panel
11:35 – 13:00
Significance and Value
Scotland’s Urban Past: challenging the traditional notion of heritage
Peigi MacKillop, Historic Environment Scotland
What do the Scottish public think of as their heritage and how will we recognise and manage it in the future?
Barbara Cummins, Historic Environment Scotland
The Scottish experience of the place of value
Dr Sally Foster, University of Stirling
Authenticity and value
Experiences of weather and weathering at heritage sites
Katie Mills, University of Manchester

World Heritage, archaeological tourism and social value in China: an ethnographic study
Qian Gao, University of Stirling
The Falkirk Wheel and modern heritage - if we build it, will they come?
Andrew McKean, Glasgow Caledonian University
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
Global Challenges
13:45 – 15:15
Global Challenges(in)significance: values and ethics as challenges for heritage in the ‘anthropocene’
Tracy Ireland, University of Canberra
Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Heritage
Ewan Hyslop, Historic Environment Scotland
Authenticity and Cultural Heritage: A Global Challenge?
Prof. Sian Jones, University of Stirling
Can we rebuild Kasthamandap? Ensuring outstanding universal value in post-disaster environments.
Prof. Ian Simpson, University of Stirling
15:15 – 15:45 Tea, Coffee and Biscuits
15:45 – 17:00
Roundtable discussion: Glasgow School of Art
Mackintosh Building
The Mackintosh Building (or ‘the Mack’ as it is affectionately called) at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) suffered a major fire on 23 May 2014. The roundtable discussion will offer insights on the latest developments in the reconstruction of the Mackintosh building at The Glasgow School of Art.
Dr Robyne Calvert, Glasgow School of Art
Malcom Mitchell, Page/Park Architects
Elizabeth Davidson,  Mackintosh Restoration Project
Sustainable Heritage Economies: Challenges and opportunities
Heritage management and sustainable development in Amsterdam, a policy analysis of the built environment
Ankie Petersen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Euros are not the only fruit: reaping the full harvest of cultural heritage
Graham Bell, North of England Civic Trust
Shopfront Facade Enhancement Schemes: A Lasting Legacy?
Lindsay Lennie, Historic Shop Conservation


Dinner at the University of Stirling

SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017 - Hosted by the Engine Shed

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
Technology and Innovation in Heritage
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Presentation – Digital technology boosts the popularization of cultural heritage conservation
Mr Feng Naien, Deputy Director of The Palace Museum, China.
10.00 – 10:30
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits
Conservation Skills/Heritage
10:30– 12:00
Conservation Skills
How we can excite traditional skills by using creative learning
Ken Thomson, Forth Valley College
Mainstreaming conservation skills in the 21st Century Construction Industry
Colin Tennant , Historic Environment Scotland
Assessing the poor health of Stirling’s traditional (pre-1919) buildings
Richard Groom, Stirling City Heritage
Heritage opportunities, threats, and challenges  
Interactive design of APP themed by intangible cultural heritage
Huang Yan, Shanghai Art & Design Academy 
Practical applications of digital technologies in the conservation and asset management fields by Scotland's national heritage body
Joann Russell, Historic Environment Scotland 
Climate Change Impacts on our Cultural Heritage - Sharing Historic Environment Scotland’s Approach to Measuring Climate Change Risk
David Harkin, Historic Environment Scotland
12:00 – 13:30
Offsite workshops
13:00 - 14:30
Engine Shed Workshop 1: Building Pathology And Traditional Materials
Join the Historic Environment Scotland Science, Technical Research and Skills team at the Engine Shed to find out how we are using science to better understand the materials our buildings are made from and the threats to the historic environment. Watch our skilled stonemasons at work and even have a go yourself to see whether you have the potential to be a stonemason.
Engine Shed Workshop 2: Digital Documentation And Conservation
Come to the Engine Shed and experience how Historic Environment Scotland is using the latest technology to digitally document and conserve our heritage. The team will take you through practical demonstrations of how data is captured and processed. Sit in our 3D 4K auditorium and be taken to sites around the world and learn how these innovative methods are enhancing our knowledge and understanding, as well as enabling heritage to be presented in new, engaging and accessible ways.
14:30 – 15:00
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits
15:30 – 17:00
Stirling Castle Workshop 1: Visitor Interpretation And Collections Management
Join the team that manage and interpret the historic royal apartments and collections at Stirling Castle for a behind the scenes look at how one of Scotland’s premier visitor attractions is presented. You will also have the opportunity to find out how the HES collections are managed across the estate in non-traditional museum spaces and learn how the team mitigates the risks to the objects, especially those which are precipitated by climate change
Stirling Castle Workshop 2: Visitor Management And Conservation Challenges
Managing large visitor flows around historic sites requires and in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the risks presented and restrictions imposed by the cultural significance of the monument. Join the HES staff at Stirling Castle to appreciate how the often conflicting needs of visitor and monument, access and conservation, are managed. Gain an understanding of how the infrastructure required to operate the Castle is maintained and developed, and how the team work together to ensure a great visitor experience is delivered, whilst the Castle is conserved for the future.

** Conference programme subject to change. Check the website regularly for the most up-to-date version of the programme.

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