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November 2019

Aberdeen City Heritage Trust – Annual Lecture 2019 “The Granite Men”

27 November - 19:00 - 21:00
Town and County Hall, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Town House
Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ United Kingdom
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Jim Fiddes will be giving a talk on the Granite Men, his publication which is a culmination of years of research on the granite industry in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Come and find out more about the industry and this ubiquitous local material which is so closely associated with Aberdeen world-wide.

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IHBC Council+ Meeting

28 November - 11:30 - 17:00
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square
London, WC1N 3AT United Kingdom
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IHBC Council+ is a twice-yearly, UK-wide forum for leadership, engagement and scrutiny open to all IHBC member categories. This upcoming meeting will focus on CPD for interdisciplinary practitioners:  availability and planning, opportunities and assessment.

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Scotland Branch – CPD Activities and AGM

28 November - 16:30 - 17:30
Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street
Glasgow, G1 1LQ United Kingdom
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The AGM will fall between an optional itinerary of suggested CPD activities as follows:   From late morning or starting from around 1pm or 1.30pm an optional special group tour at the Mitchell Library to see city archives material (TBC) on the Glasgow School of Art among other choice items in the architectural drawing records.  For lunch, buying your own at the Mitchell café, https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/venues/the-mitchell-library or going nearby; then to   Browse the collections prior to catching any Low Level train from Charing Cross to High St, for example, at 3.15pm or…

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ICON – 22nd Annual Plenderleith Memorial Lecture

28 November - 18:00 - 19:30
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Ln
Glasgow, G1 3NU United Kingdom
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After the dust has settled - rediscovering the spirit of the Mackintosh. So much of the fabric of the iconic Glasgow School of Art building was destroyed in the devastating fire of June 2018 - the building currently exists largely in the virtual world of recordings, drawings, scholarly essays and memories. Over a year later, the Mackintosh Building is slowly beginning to piece together its future again, a journey of making the intangible tangible. The philosophy behind achieving this is…

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December 2019

AHSS – Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect

2 December - 18:30 - 20:30
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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Annette Carruthers presents new insights on the life and work of “the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen”. Ernest Gimson (1864 – 1919) was described by Pevsner as ‘the greatest of the artist-craftsmen’ and was a central figure in the British Arts & Crafts Movement. A new book on Gimson’s life and work by Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe will be published by Yale University Press in October 2019.  Some of the discoveries made during their recent research will be outlined in…

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Environment Study Centre – Energy Efficiency & Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

9 December - 10 December
Cardiff United Kingdom + Google Map

The Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings course is the only one of its kind that deliverers a real qualification. Successful completion will mean achieving a SQA accredited Level 3 Award qualification. The course takes a holistic approach to energy efficiency which means it covers more than just retrofit. It covers technical issues as well as heritage values including heritage impact assessments. It takes participants through the new IHBC guidance on retrofitting traditional buildings, which is based on…

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January 2020

Scottish Lime Centre Trust – Repairing Traditional Masonry Structures

17 January 2020 - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

This one day workshop covers the construction and appropriate repair of traditional masonry structures such as culverts, tunnels, light houses, viaducts, canals, harbours, retaining walls, piers and masonry arch bridges using natural stone and the range of lime and early patented cements that have been used in the past as bedding and pointing mortars. These structures contribute so much to the richness of our built heritage and many are still in use after 200+ years. But in many cases, we…

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Place Alliance – BIG MEET 10 – Housing Design Quality

21 January 2020 - 13:30 - 17:00
Senate House, University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The event will take place in the afternoon and will include the launch of Place Alliance's latest work: "A Housing Design Audit for England". More details on the programme, registration and location will follow in the coming weeks but please in the meantime do save the date on your calendar!

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February 2020

Cornwall Museums Partnership – Take on a Capital Project with Confidence (Days 3 & 4)

6 February 2020 - 7 February 2020
Trelissick Feock, TR3 6QL United Kingdom + Google Map

Professionals in the heritage sector have the chance to embark on a Capital development project with increased knowledge and support, thanks to a masterclass running in Cornwall this winter. Cornwall Museums Partnership will run its Firm Foundations programme between November 2019 and February 2020. Participants attend four face-to-face workshop days and have access to expert webinars and remote one-to-one support in between, over a four month period. Days one and two will be at Pentillie Castle, St. Mellion on Monday…

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HTVF – Finding New Life for Our Heritage Assets

11 February 2020 - 09:00 - 17:30
Kellogg College, Oxford, Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6PN United Kingdom
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This Historic Towns and Villages Forum seminar-workshop is an exciting opportunity to look at how heritage assets and Heritage at Risk can be brought back into viable new uses.  Following our popular seminar in March 2019 on 'Protecting our Heritage Assets', we will explore how to encourage more creative and economically viable solutions for heritage preservation and regeneration. As the role of preservation trusts and community-led action are increasingly important and welcomed by the government and its statutory bodies, examining the 'conservation deficit'…

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