Daily Archives: 12/02/2019

IHBC members’ services ‘Checkup alert!’: Simple ways to be sure your IHBC NewsBlog email alerts read correctly, and keep up with our latest news, jobs and more!

Be sure you are making the most of the IHBC’s services by checking your digital setting – and take advantage of our 30k+ page website, Conservation Wiki, HESPR business listing, IHBC Jobs etc and our IHBC NewsBlogs for all your … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Save Parlington Campaigners celebrate Leeds CC’s green belt U-turn over Site Allocation Plan

The Yorkshire Evening Post has explored how campaigners claimed a ‘victory for people power’ after a U-turn by Leeds City Council (CC) over controversial plans to build thousands of homes on their leafy estate, as the Council turned its back … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 ‘Out of School CPD Boost’, in Context, No. 2: ‘Transforming Shared Heritage’

The third session of the IHBC Annual School in Belfast looked at successful projects where heritage-led transformation had played a part in ensuring that heritage was at the heart of the project values, so why not take some time to … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: SPAB’s free ‘repair’ publications now online

IHBC members can check out the suite of free downloadable publications from the SPAB aimed at giving practical help on a variety of common building repair issues.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO signpost’: ‘Fake views’ from the Guardian, which sees lessons in the V&A’s Cast Court restoration

The V&A’s restoration of its masterly collection of replicas of great European works of art – from Trajan’s Column to Michelangelo’s David – is a timely reminder of the Victorians’ cultural Europhilia, The Guardian has argued.

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BPT launches crowdfund call to support challenges poor planning decisions in Bath

Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to establish a ‘legal fighting fund’ to enable it challenge poor or irrational planning decisions in Bath as and when they occur.

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Draft Culture Strategy for Scotland: Consultation analysis now out

The Scottish Government has published an analysis report on the Culture Strategy for Scotland. 

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England’s council spending on cultural resources slashed by £400m over 8 years: County Councils Network

Council spending on cultural resources such as museums, libraries, and the arts has been reduced by almost £400m over the last eight years of austerity, new research by the County Councils Network (CCN) has revealed.

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Ashford Council Cabinet passes ‘first in Kent’ undergraduate work placement and bursary scheme

Ashford Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of an undergraduate work placement and bursary scheme.

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Strategic framework for heritage science in the UK 2018-2023 launched at event at the Tower of London

Following a year of consultation and development by the National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF), a new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK UK 2018 – 2023 was launched at an event at the Tower of London in 2018.

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California island (had) offered $130,000 for new lighthouse keepers

In 1980, a group of preservationists won permission to renovate the lighthouse and take over its maintenance, while the local inn now pays for the upkeep of the lighthouse and other structures, and recently the current operators, Che Rodgers and … Continue reading

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The concrete blocks that once protected Britain, in photographs

The BBC has highlighted how more than 100 years ago acoustic mirrors along the coast of England were built with the intention of using them to detect the sound of approaching German zeppelins, while their development continued until the mid-1930s … Continue reading

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