Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

More IHBC members (and School delegates) with benefits: 2018 School Friend UAH offers 25% off select CPD-linked publications –  NB: Collect at UAH only or P&P extra

Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH), lead Friend for the IHBC’s 2018 School, is offering IHBC members and School delegates 25% off select publications, to support their CPD and learning experience at the School. Simply email Joanna at contact@ihbc.org.uk, quoting your IHBC … Continue reading

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Missing the IHBC’s 2018 School?  Don’t forget – Money is not the barrier as bursaries are still available!  

Bursary places (mainly for the Day School) are still available for the IHBC’s 2018 School in Belfast on 21-23 June, themed on ‘Our Shared Heritage’ and offering some of the best heritage learning and CPD around: up to 9 hours … Continue reading

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Missing the IHBC’s 2018 School – or going along?  Either way, get your CPD boosts using our Day School ‘Speakers’ webpage 

The IHBC is continually improving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) support at our Annual Schools, and for 2018 members can already assess projected skills and themes using a pilot CPD matrix suite – to promote School attendance and benefits to employers … Continue reading

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IHBC Annual School’s ‘Sharing’ theme shared with Ireland’s national heritage week of ‘stories’ – 18 to Sunday, 26 August, 2018 

As part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, over the last week of August, national and local organisations across Ireland will host heritage-related events that follow the ‘shared heritage’ topic of the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School, also a … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes National Parks UK celebrat?ion of historic environments on ‘European Day of Parks’: 24 May

The IHBC has welcomed National Parks UK’s celebration of  historic environments on ‘European Day of Parks’ with its new ‘Special landscapes shaped by people’ publication, due May 24. image St Benets Abbey © Christopher Hill

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Former mayor opposes demolition of Bath College’s Allen Building

Plans to knock down Bath College’s Allen Building in the city centre to make way for another hotel have been called ‘ridiculous’ and could wreck the former Bath mayor’s ‘proudest moment’, writes Somerset Live.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Neighbours bring life back into Scotland’s redundant churches, say BEFS and others 

MORE communities are rallying round to help save Scotland’s ecclesiastical heritage and make the most of a growing number of redundant churches say experts, as Herald Scotland reports on a heritage sector-led event designed to guide communities on how to … Continue reading

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Missing the IHBC 2018 School? Prelude 2, as Bill Drummond outlines his take on ‘THE CURFEW TOWER: STAY HERE – MAKE ART… AND SHARE HERITAGE’ 

To introduce the background to his personal take on shared heritage in the province and beyond, morning keynote Bill Drummond has offered IHBC members and delegates some personal scene-setting context – also available on his speaker’s tab on the School … Continue reading

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Missing the IHBC’s 2018 School? … ‘Not’ a 2018 IHBC School prelude, but keynote Jukka Jokilehto outlines the origins of the 1993 ICOMOS Guidelines 

Though not the formal topic for the afternoon’s keynote speaker at the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School, Professor Jukka Jokilehto offers NewsBlog readers his first-hand knowledge of the background to the 1993 ICOMOS Guidelines on conservation training, drafted following an informal … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to NPPF consultation: Calls time on insubstantial distinctions in levels of ‘substantial harm’, seeks new settings policies, and more….

In its response to the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) the IHBC has urged government to call time on ‘substantial harm’ and ‘less than substantial harm’; to develop policies for setting, and to celebrate the differences between heritage types.

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Nottingham CC seeks Conservation accredited architect to support Peoples Hall development, closing 23/05

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring Nottingham County Council’s call for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost in Context: An ‘Island of architecture’ and its independent heritage trusts

The ‘Isle of Architecture’ initiative and the work of a number of independent heritage trusts have brought the Isle of Man’s architecture to a new audience and generated much debate.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Centuries-old worker’s graffiti uncovered in renovations at Wentworth Woodhouse 

Centuries-old worker’s graffiti and handprints from craftsmen dating back more than 200 years have been uncovered by specialists examining the roof before the replacement of 14,000 tiles begins as part of the renovation work at Wentworth Woodhouse.

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IHBC’s Council+ first ‘Taster’ feedback: Early career members bring fresh perspectives to forward planning as ‘reverse mentoring’ guides your professional body!

Early career members (‘Mentors’) provided their fresh perspectives, and new approaches to ways of working for IHBC, at the most recent meeting of our Council+, the informal forum advising the institute on how best to move forward in the 21st … Continue reading

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Updates from IHBC and Civic Voice from Civic Societies APPG on England’s Conservation Areas at Risk & new research

IHBC Chair James Caird sat at the top table, with Vice Chair Kathy Davies among the delegates, to add IHBC perspectives to the recent Civic Voice-hosted All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies meeting on 8 May, to ‘discuss … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: 4×4 threat to England’s largest scheduled monument – Cockfield Fell

The Northern Echo has explored how the local and national guardians – including Historic England – of England’s largest scheduled monument, near Bishop Auckland in Co Durham, have urged inconsiderate 4×4 drivers to keep off the ancient site.

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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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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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