Missing the IHBC 2018 School? Prelude 1: Day School programme details now posted – 22 June, QUB, Belfast, including 2018 AGM 

brochure coverFinal programme details and timings for the IHBC’s Belfast Day School, on 22 June – and including the 2018 AGM – are in place, so do check them out, and if you have not yet booked your annual professional CPD-linked break from work, this may be the time to do so, and explore in person, and in Belfast: ‘Our Shared Heritage: communication ? negotiation ? transformation’.

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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’ 

buildingTo 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 webpage:

‘THE CURFEW TOWER: STAY HERE – MAKE ART… AND SHARE HERITAGE’

image courtesy of mauldy / The Curfew Tower
CC BY-SA 2.0

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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 

publicationThough 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 query from IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly about the origins of this key standard in conservation practice.

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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….

IHBC consultations webpageIn 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

HESPR logoThe 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 a conservation accredited architect for the Peoples Hall project, closing 23 May.

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

peopleThe ‘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 

websiteCenturies-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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Interim Raynsford Review report now out: Final consultation on 9 ‘propositions’ continues to 29 June

publication coverThe Raynsford Review of Planning, set up to identify how the government can reform the English planning system to make it ‘fairer, better resourced and capable of producing quality outcomes, while still encouraging the production of new homes’, has issued its interim report, with the review team seeking a final round of feedback on Report’s 9 propositions by Friday 29 June.

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Cupar CARS/THI contractor bursaries for traditional building skills training: To £500

Cupar Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme/Townscape Heritage Initiative (CARS/THI) has announced that contractor bursaries of up to £500 are now available for traditional building skills training for apprentices and junior staff.

Training for contractors at Hutton Stone
quarry in the Scottish Borders

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AHRC highlights Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) opportunities: Education in Conflict and Protracted Crises – closing 24 May 

websiteThe Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has highlighting research networking scheme call concerning the ‘Global Challenge Research Fund’ (GCRF) – exploring ‘the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises’ – which closes on 24 May.

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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 century, and a short video insight offers a first ‘taster’ of the day.

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

peopleIHBC 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 the future of the nation’s 512 at risk conservation areas at risk’ following the publication of new research entitled ‘The Future of our Conservation Areas’.

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

landscapeThe 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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BEFS’ update on campaign to improve property maintenance and repair in Scotland 

websiteDirector of Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), Euan Leitch, provided an update on recent developments in the ongoing campaign to improve property maintenance in Scotland, including the establishment of a parliamentary working group on the maintenance of tenement communal property and newly commissioned research.

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BREEAM Wiki joins IHBC on DBW: Advancing knowledge sharing and collaborative solutions… for BRE sustainability tools 

websiteBREEAM Wiki has become part of the widely-used Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), with the object of ‘advancing knowledge sharing and collaborative solutions for the BRE family of sustainability tools.’

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

logoCOTAC 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’ 

publicationGlasgow 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

websiteEarly 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 2018, and a mandatory Expression of Interest required by 7 June.

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

websiteWith 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 icons, with a closing date of 15 June.

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

websiteThe 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 

IHBC EletterThe 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’ 

brochure coverThe 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 

 

boats and dockyardPortsmouth 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 at £40 for members and £60 for non-members, including lunch. 

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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 

HESPR logoThe 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 this week featuring the Cumbria County Council (CC) call for a consultant for a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the scheduled monument/site on Warton Crag, Warton, Lancashire, closing 14 May.

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

motorbike and buildingMatthew 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 are perhaps unique among the world’s sporting events.

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