Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Management

Inspiring Fundraising: A National Heritage Conference

26 April 2018
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Inspiring Fundraising, Scotland’s national fundraising conference specifically dedicated to the heritage sector, will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018 at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. By attending the conference, you will have a unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals in their specialist fields to help you overcome your fundraising challenges and set you on your journey to reaching your aspirations and targets. Inspiring Fundraising will also provide you with a motivational space to develop new ideas and new ways of working and the chance to engage with more than 200 peers from different heritage organisations from across Scotland and beyond. Using interactive learning techniques, the diverse programme will cover topics ranging from Embracing Creativity and Innovation to The Voice of the Funders and from The Power of Business and Cultural Partnerships through to Telling your Story on Film.

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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!

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C20 Conservation Areas: Making it Happen

22 March 2018

How many of England’s nearly 10,000 conservation areas are of C20th buildings? Should there be more C20 Conservation areas? And how should they be identified and managed?

C20 Society are running this workshop to mark publication of their new research into C20 conservation areas, (those which are formed of buildings dating from 1914). This research was funded by Historic England to mark the 50th anniversary last year of the legislation which introduced conservation areas, and shows just how underrepresented C20th heritage is in terms of conservation area designations.

The day will include a report on the research findings, practical group sessions on how to use conservation area designation to support the regeneration of C20th built heritage and site visits led by expert participants to local existing or potential conservation areas to promote discussion about the issues involved.

The workshop is aimed at all those who are involved in designating, working with or managing conservation areas including local authority conservation and planning officers, developers, civic societies and neighbourhood planning groups.

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Training in Action: From Documentation to Protection of Cultural Heritage in Libya and Tunisia

15 March 2018

Training in Action is a project funded by the British Council-Cultural Protection fund. This project will train 40 staff from respective Libyan and Tunisian national heritage organisations in documentation techniques, preventative conservation and heritage management. It also intends to serve as a replicable model for Libyan and Tunisian heritage professionals to train new staff, creating a sustainable cultural protection model in turn. The main aim of the project is to protect cultural heritage which is of significant local and global socio-cultural, historic, scientific and economic value.

Hiba Alkahalaf is an architect and conservator. She has worked and taught internationally, especially in the UK and Middle East, while her research focuses on integrated heritage management, urban conservation, place identity, and sense of place. She holds a BArch degree (University of Damascus – 2006), MSc in Architectural Conservation (University of Edinburgh – 2010) and a PhD in Architecture (University of Edinburgh – 2017). Hiba is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Classics at King’s College London.

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The heritage of minority faith buildings in the 20th century

12 March 2018

Historic England has been working with partners over recent years to develop and deepen an understanding of the landscape of faith buildings in 20th century England, including the long-standing traditions of Christianity and Judaism. This particular event will instead focus on those faith groups which arrived in the UK in the late 19th and 20th century, and have since made a significant contribution to the heritage of a modern and multicultural historic environment.

For the first time, the Society of Antiquaries London and Historic England will bring together this new body of research on Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain and Zoroastrian places of worship with heritage practitioners, researchers and theorists. The aim is to provide a platform for a discussion on issues of heritage practice and heritage discourse in the field of multiculturalism, multiple identities and the historic environment. This will provide an opportunity for a long overdue debate on the significance and character of buildings whose quality and importance have not been fully recognised in heritage debates.

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