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IHBC Annual School – Belfast 2018: Our shared Heritage – communication | negotiaton | transformation

AS2018 flyerFull School: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 June
Day School: Friday 22 June

Make Belfast the centre of your European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

  • Heritage challenges and insights
  • Networking: Leading practitioners, policymakers, businesses & advisers
  • New national and international practices and partnerships
  • Innovative strategies in the city, region and beyond
  • On-site case studies, themes and solutions: *Communicating values *Contested heritage *Shared spaces
  • Up to c.20 hours Continuing Professional Development
  • Exhibition stalls and stands & IHBC ‘Spotlights’

Social media links: #IHBCBelfast2018/#Europeforculture/#EYCH2018

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For more details see belfast2018.ihbc.org.uk

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Building Resilience: a more sustainable future for places of worship

27 June 2018

The National Churches Trust’s ‘Building Resilience’ Conference on Wednesday 27 June 2018 is a major event for anyone who loves, looks after or supports church buildings.

Bill Bryson, writer, broadcaster and Vice-President of the National Churches Trust, will open the conference, which will be held at the Emmanuel Centre in central London.

The ‘Building Resilience’ Conference is ideal for anyone who looks after a local church, chapel or meeting house and for people who work in the faith, heritage or community sectors.

Find out how to attract visitors to your place of worship, unlock the potential of your church as a heritage asset, look after your church cost effectively and find out about key funding streams.

Further details on the Programme & Booking here>>

Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance

26 – 28 Sep 2018


Significance is now a core concept within our planning process.  Its assessment is a key part of management and of development within the historic environment.  This course will introduce the process, show you what is involved in preparing assessments of significance, teach you how to read and judge such assessments, and explore the ways in which they can be used.  At the end, you should be convinced about the value of significance as a planning and management tool!

Further details, Programme and Booking here>>

Introduction to Digital Documentation of Buildings, BIM and Virtual Reality for Heritage

19 – 20 March 2018
Engine Shed, Stirling

Price: £60 per day/£100 2 days; Members and concessions 10% discount.
Delegates will explore the digital documentation of heritage through terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry, learning the basics involved in capturing and processing data, as well as how it can ultimately be used in BIM modelling. Virtual reality applications for heritage will also be investigated. The event will include an optional evening event to celebrate the launch of the Digital Documentation Short Guide.

Further details here>>

Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls Course

29-30 March 2018

The Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre has a few remaining places left on the Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls Course, taking place at theInstitution Hall, Portsoy.

 This 2-days course (see Prospectus) will provide hands-on instruction and training in the skills and techniques involved in constructing and repairing Dry Stone Walls. Teaching you skills which can be used in either a home or Professional Environment. The course is being  led by Euan Thompson, a highly skilled and experienced Dry Stone Waller and Instructor who, in addition to his work with the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre, has carried out numerous highly successful walling projects for a wide range of private and public sector clients.

 If you would like to secure your place on this highly popular Course, please complete and return the attached Course Booking Form DSW as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust

12-13 May 2018

What is the William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust?   The William Morris Craft Fellowship is an advanced training scheme run by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). It is awarded each year to three or four highly skilled craftsmen or women.

The training scheme is spread over a year and in that time the successful candidates will be able to widen their experience in a range of traditional building skills, repair techniques, materials and also prepare them for a position of responsibility.

​Try your hand at traditional crafts with The William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust.  In the idyllic setting of Warwickshire’s last working watermill, experience hands on traditional crafts from stone carving and blacksmithing to glass painting and decorative plastering, plus more…..   All this under the watchful eye of some of the UK’s most experienced craftsmen.

Further details and BOOKINGS>>