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COTAC publishes 2017 ‘BIM for Heritage’ conference abstracts etc: ‘Stepping into the Future with the Past’ 

COTAC has published material from its 2017 conference – BIM for Heritage: ‘Stepping into the Future with the Past,’ on its cotac.global website.

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New GCHT publication ‘Glasgow’s Historic Built Environment: A Snapshot’ 

Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) has published a brief survey of heritage places and perceptions there , entitled ‘Glasgow’s Historic Built Environment: A Snapshot’, as a baseline of information to provoke ongoing discussions about heritage and the city.

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UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

Early career researchers in Arts and Humanities are being encouraged to make the most of a ‘transformational opportunity’ for funding that is being offered through UK Research and Innovation, with the submission deadline for the first call of 3 July … Continue reading

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WMF Knoll Modernism prize: Nominations open to raise awareness of modern preservation successes – closing 15 June 

With the support of founding sponsor Knoll, World Monuments Fund(WMF) launched the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize to raise awareness about modern preservation success stories, and nominations are now being accepted for outstanding and innovative design solutions that save modern … Continue reading

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Stoke-on-Trent house ’30in too tall’ risks demolition

The BBC has reported on how a family in Stoke-on-Trent has been told to tear down their new home or spend £200,000 on a new roof after it was found to be 30 inches (76cm) too tall.

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IHBC’s new member ELetter out: Membership highs (2,600+) and other timely updates 

The IHBC’s current member ELetter is out, updating members (and others) on progress following IHBC board meetings in February and April, reporting a new membership high of 2600+ alongside other updates such as our data protection plans.

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#saveourheritage: IHBC welcomes Prospect report on future of heritage – ‘Heritage: cold climate to ice age’ 

The IHBC has welcomed Prospect’s new report – Heritage: cold climate to ice age – which highlights the concerns of Prospect members after a decade of funding cuts to the heritage sector and the new uncertainty created by Brexit.

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IHBC’s South Branch goes ‘Naval Gazing’ for CPD in Portsmouth, 18 May 

  Portsmouth Historic Dockyards is the venue and focus for the next IHBC South Branch CPD event, with its ‘Naval Gazing Day’, with a programme of fascinating talks and expert tours in and around the Mary Rose Museum, with costs … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£980K+ costed work this week: Cumbria CC seeks a Conservation Management Plan for scheduled site at Warton Crag, closing 14/05 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £980K+ this week, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost in Context’s Isle of Man issue: ‘The TT Races and the landscape’

Matthew Richardson explores ‘The TT Races and the landscape’ in his article in Context 153, looking at the symbiotic relationship that has developed over the past 111 years between the TT Races and the island’s physical landscape, in ways that … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Opinion’ signpost to BEFS: ‘In the Footsteps of Geddes’ – engaging young people with place & heritage 

In an opinion piece for BEFS, Scotland’s link body for built environment bodies, Wojciech Borowski, Project Coordinator at Planning Aid Scotland (PAS), reflects on the two-year Heritage Lottery funded youth project titled ‘In the Footsteps of Geddes’, focussed on engaging … Continue reading

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Minister: England’s newly formed Heritage Council meets up

England’s newly formed Heritage Council, which includes select key players in the heritage sector, has met for the first time, as explained by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DDCMS) and Minister Michael Ellis MP. Contains public sector … Continue reading

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CrowdJustice platform pioneered to ‘crowdfund’ coalition of opposition to Edinburgh’s Old Royal High School hotel plans

Plans for a new hotel on the site of Edinburgh’s Old Royal High School, on iconic Calton Hill, are being opposed by the city and national institutions, but with a new appeal in place following two refusals a coalition of … Continue reading

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Applications open for 2019 Churchill Fellowships, including ‘Rural living’ and ‘… conservation & sustainable living’ – closing 18/09 

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) is now open to Churchill Fellowship applications for travel in 2019, with three new award categories (including Rural living) among the 12 on offer – including Environment, conservation & sustainable living – and with … Continue reading

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120,000 children to benefit from HE’s £1.6M Heritage Schools programme, thanks to HLF

Some 120,000 school children to benefit from £1.6 million investment to continue Historic England’s (HE) award winning Heritage Schools programme for the next two years so children can create films and exhibitions and campaign for war memorials, teachers can be … Continue reading

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Coursework into cash, courtesy IHBC – 2018 IHBC Student Award closes 31 July: £500+ of prizes due Nottingham, June 2019 

The IHBC’s Annual Gus Astley Student Award for 2018 closes on 31 July, so if you have ANY heritage or existing built environment related coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2017 OR 2108 – be … Continue reading

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IHBC’s fourth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

This 4th issue of IHBC Branches Update is offering another great variety of events, offering local CPD across the UK open to IHBC members and non-members! Places are filling fast for our 2018 Annual School in Belfast which offers some … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost in Context: The ‘pattern of building’ in Manx vernacular was shaped by local  materials, writes Patricia Tutt

Patricia Tutt’s recent Context article, ‘A pattern of building’, explores how the natural occurring building materials of the Isle of Man – an abundance of stone and the paucity of timber – shaped the development of a vernacular architecture and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage (and industry) from the doorstep’: London’s St Paul’s bells returning to Loughborough after 140 years… for a clean-up

Twelve bells that last rang out for traditional new year peal from St Paul’s Cathedral are now being moved for restoration to where they were originally cast in 1878, at the Grade II* Listed John Taylor & Co bellfoundry in … Continue reading

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Historic England Angel Awards 2018 open 

Historic England Angel Awards, started by Andrew Lloyd Webber, are open for applications and this year, as Wales joins England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to hold its own Angel awards this year, an overall winner will be chosen from the … Continue reading

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BRE launches online self-assessment tool for ethical labour sourcing

Building Research Establishment (BRE) has launched the Online Ethical Labour Sourcing standard (BES 6002) developed to provide a framework for businesses to self-assess to better understand their corporate governance profile including human rights responsibilities.

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England’s new trustees will get a welcome pack from the Charity Commission

Every new trustee in England will now receive a welcome pack on being a trustee from the Charity Commission.

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New Director for the Scottish Civic Trust

The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) has announced that its new Director is Dr Susan O’Connor, latterly Senior Projects Advisor for Scotland with the Princes Regeneration Trust. image Scottish Civic Trust website

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International Summer Academy on Managing Historic Urban Landscapes – Open Call for early career participants: closing 15 May

Europa Nostra and partners invite early career professionals (‘up to 40 years old’) across Europe to apply to the Open Call for participation in the International Summer Academy ‘Managing Historic Urban Landscapes’, which will take place from 5-12 August 2018, … Continue reading

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Arts & Business Scotland asks: Can you spare us 10 minutes to contribute to new research for the heritage sector?

Arts & Business Scotland (A&BS) is asking heritage stakeholders in Scotland to carry out a 10 minute to survey to contribute to new research for the heritage sector, with a deadline of 14 June 2018. 

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