Monthly Archives: May 2018

IHBC CPD boost: Chair James Caird’s 2018 Yearbook feature – ‘On the origins and purpose of IHBC’ 

In his introductory piece in the 2018 IHBC yearbook Chair James Caird writes a general review of the origins and purpose of the IHBC and its current place in the heritage sector.

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Know The Consultation Institute? It says: ‘never boycott a consultation’, and you can hear TCI Chair at the IHBC 2018 School 

Rhion Jones, a leading authority on Public Engagement and Consultation writing for the Consultation Institute (TCI), explains why consultees everywhere should think very carefully before advising their supporters to boycott a consultation, while 2018 School delegates can hear thoughts on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: Emergency work begins to save historic Hopwood Hall, Middleton

The Manchester Evening News tells the story of Hopwood Hall in Middleton, a grand family home for centuries now in a precarious state after being left empty and ravaged by the elements, so emergency repair work has begun to stop … Continue reading

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£20.5m funding confirmed for new gallery building at Jodrell Bank 

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre announced that its £20.5m transformative ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project is set to receive a total of £16.1m from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). image: … Continue reading

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Nominations for Victorian Society 2018 Top 10 At Risk list now open 

If you know of a Victorian building in England or Wales built between 1837 and 1914, which is at risk and wish there was something you could do to help save it, then why not nominate it for the Victorian … Continue reading

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HE lists 17 Post-Modern buildings of the late 1970s to 1990s 

Historic England (HE) has listed 17 bold, playful, brightly coloured post-modern buildings of the late 1970’s to 1990’s across six categories: culture, housing, education, civic, commercial and law, and ranging from Crown Courts in Cornwall to warehouses in Slough and … Continue reading

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Report urges £50m investment in National Industrial Heritage Centre for Merthyr Tydfil 

Merthyr Tydfil’s Cyfarthfa Castle, its park and the surrounding areas should be developed as an industrial heritage centre of international significance, in line with its place in history, according to a report published by the Design Commission for Wales. image: … Continue reading

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Government launches restoration fund for UK coastal landmarks

Coastal landmarks which have fallen into disrepair have the opportunity to have life breathed back into them by a new Coastal Revival fund. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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CEBR Survey 2018 for HE on ‘Economic Impact of Heritage’ 

The Centre for Economics and Business Research(CEBR) has launched a short survey which heritage sector interests are encouraged to complete to inform their analysis for Historic England (HE) on the economic impact of heritage.

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2018 Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence announced 

At a packed-out glittering awards ceremony the winners of the 2018 Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence were announced.

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IHBC’s 2018 Yearbook now out: Inspired by IHBC’s 2018 Annual School theme ‘Our Shared Heritage’ and introduced by AHF’s CE Matthew McKeague 

More than 5500 copies of the IHBC’s Yearbook for 2018 are being distributed to members and sector leaders, containing feature articles linked to the IHBC’s 2018 Annual School theme of ‘Our Shared Heritage’, as well as the regular IHBC reviews … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD 2018 School boost: See Ulster’s ‘Young and Mackenzie’ exhibition, Belfast’s ‘most successful’ early C20 practice… free! 

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is hosting a free exhibition relating to Young and Mackenzie, the Belfast-based architectural and civil engineering practice, from 7 to 29 June 2018 – during the IHBC’s 2018 Annual School.

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IHBC registers ‘serious concerns’ in response to HE draft ‘Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management’

Institute of Historic Building Conservation(IHBC) has responded to Historic England’s consultation draft on Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management: Historic England Advice Note 1, registering its serious concerns.

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Hammersmith and Fulham seeks designer for park refurbishment, closing 15/06, value £45k

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 Hammersmith and Fulham’s call for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost via DBW: ‘Risk management’, and looking ahead to 2019’s School in Nottingham

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, and one of the most popular construction industry websites. – , has featured a new article on ‘Risk Management’ that will be of interest to many members, including … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: ‘This country’s heritage is about it’s pits as well as its palaces’ says the Mirror

An opinion piece from the Mirror by Paul Routledge suggests that, if we’re ever to understand where we’re going, we have to grasp where we’ve come from…

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Welsh Government consultation on Issues, options and preferred option in relation to the NDF, closing 23/7 

The Welsh Government seeks views on the next stage of the development of its National Development Framework (NDF), with comments sought by 23 July 2018.

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Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2018 open for nominations

People involved in heritage projects across Scotland are being urged to enter the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2018, as the scheme returns for a fourth year and is now open.

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World Heritage Volunteers 2018 – ‘Empowering the Commitment’: Led by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and CCIVS

This year’s theme for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2018 campaign is ‘Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage’ led by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS).

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45th Nisshin Kogyo Co. Architectural Competition: Up to 1M yen prize for work themed on ‘Living Upon the History’ 

The 45th Nisshin Kogyo Co. international architectural competition, with up to 1M yen prize, is offered this year for work themed on: ‘Living Upon the History’, with a closing date of 01 October 2018.

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Create your own VR tour of a heritage attraction with Google Tour Creator 

Google Tour Creator has been launched and is an easy way for businesses to create and share their own VR tours.

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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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