IHBC Yearbook 2015 issued: Norwich School themed – ‘Diversity and Conservation’

Yearbook CoverThe new IHBC Yearbook has been issued this week and if not already there, it should be with you very shortly, containing the essential IHBC updates and directories as well as a splendid array of articles to frame this year’s Annual School theme: ‘Cultural connections – conserving the diversity of place’.

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Our Yearbook extends our reach far beyond our own membership, of course, with a circulation of some 5500 to industry and sector leaders, regulators, specialist and non-specialist bodies, and individuals.’

‘That’s why it’s so valuable for our many users that it also contains our other directory features – in particular the listing of conservation businesses that work to the IHBC’s standards, our HESPR scheme, and those conservation courses from across the UK that have achieved full and select recognition by the institute.’

Articles for 2015 include:

  • Chair’s review from Mike Brown
  • ‘Experimental evolution’, on new governance explorations in the IHBC, by Sean O Reilly
  • Conserving diversity, a review of the Yearbook’s articles and issues, by IHBC’s Membership Secretary Paul Butler, including
    • Preserving historic residential character in Salt Lake City, by Carl Leith
    • Understanding Place – Sustaining Saltaire for the future, by Jo Lintonbon
    • Skills Diversity in Snowdonia- Jonathan Taylor
    • Accessing our heritage- Heather Jermy
    • Characterising and capturing the diversity of place- James Webb
  • And ‘Cultural connections’, an IHBC-member specific introduction to social media for those new to the came, or wanting to dip their toes in it, by the IHBCs consultant social media adviser, Alison McCandlish.

David McDonald, IHBC Education Secretary says, ‘I always look forward to receiving my copy of the Yearbook, not only for the useful list of members, but also for the interesting and informative articles. Their quality makes reading them an essential part of my CPD. This year it excels itself in its theme of diversity and provides a stimulating introduction for the IHBC Annual School in Norwich.’

Paul Butler, IHBC Membership Secretary said: ‘The theme of this Yearbook follows that of the annual school.  Exploring this idea of ‘conserving diversity’ highlights the range of issues where diversity is integral to the historic environment, from the huge range of skills needed in modern conservation, to the many different styles of places and structures covered by conservation and heritage approaches, as well as considering how we prevent the homogenisation of our towns.’

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