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April 2021

YCCC – Grinling Gibbons: Crafting a place in history

13 April - 19:00 - 20:00

Hannah Phillip, Programme Director for the Grinling Gibbons National Tercentenary 2021, will kick off our Spring series of Tuesday Talks, which will use Gibbon’s work as a focal point for exploring craft and conservation from a range of perspectives. Grinling Gibbons, legendary artist, sculptor, craftsman, and the greatest carver in British history died on 3 August 1721. Over the past 300 years, he has inspired craftsmanship and carving from his contemporaries to modern-day makers. Gibbons is a potent symbol of…

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EURAC – SBE21 Heritage Conference: Renovating Historic Buildings for a Low-Carbon Built Heritage

14 April - 16 April
Bolzano/Bozen Italy Italy + Google Map

Universally recognised as emblems of many cities, historic buildings account for a quarter of Europe’s existing construction. Retrofitting such buildings presents many opportunities for reducing carbon emissions but can also present many challenges for preserving historic and aesthetic traits and as such, particular and specific care is vital. Given the unique character of each building, standard energy saving measures are often not viable. Instigating interdisciplinary procedures for renovation and developing affordable and efficient technologies which are compatible with conservation needs are essential for…

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OUDCE – Law and the Historic Environment

14 April - 10:00 - 16 April - 12:00

Anybody conducting or planning investigations of the historic environment will be confronted by a wide range of issues that may have legal consequences. This course provides an introduction for all who need to gain a broad understanding of the main legislative, regulatory and policy regimes for the historic environment, the ways in which those regimes are being applied at present, and the implications in practice for those working in the area. The course will cover the law of England and…

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Orchard Barn – Wattle and Daub Course

16 April - 10:00 - 16:00
Orchard Barns Ringshall, IP14 2LY United Kingdom + Google Map

Wattle and Daub course at Orchard Barn Interested in heritage building practices and constructing walls that are deep green and use free locally sourced materials? Suitable for complete beginners and professionals in the conservation field Largely practical with some theory and history Learn where to source materials Assess clay and subsoil qualities Work with coppiced woodland material Construct a wattle panel Learn how to use traditional greenwood working equipment - shave horse, draw knife, side axe

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SPAB – Heritage and Sustainability in Action: Services

20 April - 12:00 - 13:30

Session 4: Services This session will include a range of case studies demonstrating sensitive upgrading of services for the benefit of historic buildings, sustainability and carbon reduction. We are all aware of the current climate emergency and the potential for the built environment to help mitigate climate change. At the SPAB, we strongly believe that sensitive improvement and repair of historic buildings is a sustainable approach, which can reduce the impact of the built environment on the climate. This series of CPD sessions will explore how to implement sustainable approaches to traditionally constructed buildings. By examining real-world examples of sympathetic repair and retrofit techniques successfully…

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RIBA – Low-Tech: Working Creatively with Nature

20 April - 17:00 - 18:30

Join us for this second event in the Architecture Anew talk series, a brand-new season of RIBA + VitrA talks, bringing people together to discuss new ideas about the role of architecture in designing a more sustainable future.Have we been too quick to focus on the promise of new technologies and ‘smart cities’ in facing the challenges arising from climate change? What are some of the different ways that we can incorporate technologies based on nature? This event will bring together an…

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CifA – Annual Conference 2021

21 April - 23 April

CIfA is delighted to announce that our annual conference will be hosted exclusively online from Wednesday, 21 April - Friday, 23 April 2021. IHBC members receive a discount which can be found on the booking and registration page.  For the discount codes email CifA with your IHBC Membership number via conference@archaeologists.net CIfA2021 will encompass 24 virtual sessions across 3 days exploring topics such as: public benefit, social media and content creation, new approaches to training and skills development, planning, as well as featuring…

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CIOB – Conservation Conference – Balancing Heritage and Sustainability

21 April - 09:00 - 17:30

The theme of our 2021 annual CIOB Conservation Conference is highly topical, as it focusses on sustainability in relation to heritage and traditional (pre-1919) buildings and dealing with Climate Change. This virtual conference will engage the audience to explore not just what has been achieved but what needs to be done in the future - and how this might be possible to achieve these aims.  All too often the potential for improving the environmental performance of our heritage and traditional…

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IHBC Mate Session

21 April - 14:00 - 17:00

You are invited to attend an online IHBC Membership Application Training Event (MATE). This will last approximately 3 hours. This MATE will be led by Ramona Usher/Sean O'Reilly/Fiona Newton. How will the online MATE work? The format is similar to the familiar in person MATE, helping you to understand the IHBc Application process and how best to complete your application. The MATE will be delivered through GoToMeeting. Log in details will be provided closer to the event. GoTo Meeting is…

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GCHT – The ‘Transformation’ of Glasgow in the later 20th century: Overspill, Redeployment and the Culture of Enterprise

21 April - 19:30 - 20:30

As lockdown restrictions in Glasgow start to ease, thoughts are inevitably turning to how the city will continue to chart its path out of the pandemic. With the COP26 climate change conference coming our way in November, how can the city best deal with the challenges ahead? In our new evening lecture series ‘Transforming Glasgow’, we will be looking to the past for inspiration and possible solutions. The series will focus on how Glasgow has changed and reinvented itself in a…

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