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August 2019

Heritage Science and Conservation Summer School on Stone and Environment

27 August - 30 August
Ghent University, Ghent University
Ghent, 9000 Belgium
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This four-day workshop for students, early-career researchers, and professionals will cover the principles and methods for understanding stone weathering and conservation within their environment. An international team will lecture on material characterisation, laboratory and specialised testing, climate change, air pollution, modelling approaches, and on-site evaluation. This will be contextualised within wider challenges of research and relevance, and supplemented by local excursions to share insight, discuss practical challenges, and opportunities for innovation. PhD students of the Doctoral Schools of Natural Sciences…

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HTN and SCT: Claim that Funding!

28 August - 09:30 - 16:00
The Acorn Centre, West High Street
Inverurie, AB51 3SA United Kingdom
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Join us in Inverurie to network with organisations working with heritage all over Scotland and to receive training on two key areas of heritage regeneration. Members often tell us that Full Cost Recovery (particularly for those embarking on a National Lottery Heritage Fund application) is one of their biggest challenges, along with evaluating and measuring the impact of their project. Pamela Redpath will be delivering training on both topics and will be available to answer questions throughout the day. We…

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The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain – Coventry and Warwickshire Study Tour

29 August - 1 September
Warwickshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Places are still available for our Annual Study Tour in Coventry and Warwickshire. These in-depth, expert-led tours provide delegates with rich opportunities to explore the region's historic built environment, often providing privileged access to sites and monuments across the county and of all periods. The Annual Study Tour also provides fantastic networking opportunities, bringing together a broad range of expertise from students to established academics and heritage professionals. Registration includes: All site admissions; Printed tour notes and talks from leading academics…

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September 2019

HES Engine Shed – Monuments in Monuments

2 September - 4 September
Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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Carved stones and objects inside buildings often present significant conservation challenges. Exposure to poor environmental conditions causes the decay and eventual loss of these monuments. Historic Environment Scotland is Scotland's largest employer of conservation specialists, from traditional craft skills to specialist stone conservators. Our inaugural conference, Monuments in Monuments 2019, brings together conservation practitioners, students and professionals to investigate the challenges facing monument conservation. From Monday 2 - Wednesday 4 September 2019, hear from specialists and experts in the field,…

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CCT – 50th Anniversary Debate

3 September - 18:30 - 20:00
V&A, Victoria & Albert Museum
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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A lively debate in the lecture theatre at the Victoria and Albert Museum with a welcome from Dr Tristram Hunt There are 16,000 parish churches in England, many of them representing a great legacy of England’s local culture. However, with congregations dwindling, who is going to look after them in the future? Join us this September as a journalist, author and CCT Trustee Sir Simon Jenkins and Revd. Sally Hitchiner lead opposing teams in debating the care of historic church…

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World Monuments Fund – SEA CHANGE Conference

4 September - 6 September
Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Winter Gardens
Blackpool, FY1 1HL United Kingdom
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The Sea Change conference is intended to bring together stakeholders from the private, public and academic sectors to share information and best practice on the current and future challenges of climate change in the context of coastal heritage. This ground-breaking conference has been heavily subsidised by World Monuments Fund Britain, American Express and Blackpool Council in partnership with ICOMOS UK. Since Blackpool's piers were added to our 2018 Watch we have been working with Blackpool Council, ICOMOS UK and Bournemouth…

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Place Services – Timber Frame Repairs

4 September - 6 September
Hatfield House, Great North Road Hertfordshire AL9 5HX United Kingdom + Google Map

This three-day course is aimed at providing and developing skills in timber frame repairs, to those working in the sector and any beginners who would like to increase their knowledge in conservation techniques. This course is suitable for those with and without experience in timber frame repairs, as the repair work can be tailored to all students' requirements. We are very privileged to be hosting the course at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, which is home to the 7th Marquess and…

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HES Engine Shed – Crafting the Future: International Preservation Trades Workshop

5 September - 7 September
Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) to host the first International Preservation Trades Workshop to take place outside the US. This annual event brings together practitioners of traditional trades, employed in the conservation of the built environment, to share skills, knowledge and best practice. Watch as trades professionals demonstrate their skills in our conservation centre, the Engine Shed in Stirling, experience talks and site visits, an educational symposium and an auction. At…

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EWH – Bridging the Old and the New: Casting New Light on North Bridge

5 September - 15:00 - 17:00
Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, 20 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1TR United Kingdom
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As the conservation work to North Bridge approaches an important milestone, Adam Wilkinson, Director of Edinburgh World Heritage will give a new lecture on the background and significance of the original North Bridge, development and change in and around the bridge, and the radical reshaping of this part of the city at the close of the 19th century. It will be a chance to learn more about the history of our city through the story of this important part of…

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The Gardens Trust AGM and Annual Conference

6 September - 8 September
The Queen’s College, Oxford, High Street
Oxford, OX1 4AW United Kingdom
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The programme comprises of 2 full days with lectures, site tours, the Gardens Trust AGM, a Conference dinner and New Research Symposium. This annual conference run by the Gardens Trust, attracts delegates from across the heritage and landscape sector, with County Gardens Trusts right at its heart. Delegates will be key personnel from, The Gardens Trust, County Gardens Trusts, the IHBC, Amenity Societies, Building Preservation Trusts, Landscape Practices, Heritage Lottery Fund, Heritage Open Days, National Trust, Historic Houses, the Arts…

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