Daily Archives: 03/12/2019

Council+ Update: Personal CPD, IHBC CPD strategy and digital polling

The IHBC’s most recent ‘Council+’ (‘Council plus’) – the institute’s twice-yearly, UK-wide forum for leadership, engagement and scrutiny, open to all IHBC membership categories – was held in London on 29 November, in the stunning setting of the listed Art … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Drinkers toast the future after historic Leeds pub granted GII listed heritage status

Drinkers at a historic Leeds pub – Templar Hotel on Vicar Lane –celebrated with a drink after it became the latest building in the city to be granted Grade II (GII) listed status, news also celebrated by Leeds Civic Trust.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage  from the doorstep’: Man turns ruined 500-year old Welsh castle (@£5k) into new home (@£1.25M)

Anton Jones has turned the ruined 500-year old Llantwit Castle – where he played as a child and later bought for £5000 – into a new home worth £1.25 million.

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UK Government to help protect international heritage from disasters and conflict with another £10M

The UK Government is extending the Cultural Protection Fund with an additional £10 million of investment.

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HES: £37,712 boost for Scottish heritage projects

Historic Environment Scotland HES announces the latest round of its Support Fund recipients. image: HES

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Whitechapel Big Ben bell foundry hotel plan approved

Plans to redevelop the historical bell foundry where Big Ben was cast into a boutique hotel have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council. image: By Mramoeba – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53705569

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Eddie Weir inaugurated as President of CIAT

Eddie Weir PCIAT was inaugurated as President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists(CIAT) at the close of the AGM in Glasgow.

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Rural businesses to benefit from £35m government fund

Grants of up to £750,000 are available to rural firms in England to boost productivity and create local jobs. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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UK Church Architecture Awards announced

The National Churches Trust has announced the winners in the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards.

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$8 Billion Spent On New Cultural Institutions across the Globe in 2018

A total of 148 museums and new cultural institutions were constructed across the world in 2018. This was reported in the Third Yearly Cultural Infrastructure Index, a report published by a firm called AEA Consulting.

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IHBC IMHO signpost: James W Loewen on ‘The 10 most misleading American historical sites’

Historical plaques are often anything but informative, writes James W Loewen – professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me etc. – as he offers readers of … Continue reading

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