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Our architectural heritage is one of the most tangible aspects of our heritage. By conserving our historic buildings we help to preserve them for future generations to enjoy as part of their heritage, just as we do now.

Your Place or Mine - Conference on new initiatives engaging communities in interpreting & presenting heritage

Tara Farnan’s contribution to the Skryne National School Stained Glass Project run by Meath County Council/ The Heritage Council/ Glasshaus Studio which explores the Hill of Tara National Monument.

Tara Farnan’s contribution to the Skryne National School Stained Glass Project run by Meath County Council/ The Heritage Council/ Glasshaus Studio which explores the Hill of Tara National Monument.

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Date: Wednesday, 18th April 2012
Location: The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

A joint Heritage Council / ICOMOS Ireland conference. This conference will stimulate discussion on public participation in heritage policy and presentation in Ireland, and in particular how to reconcile potentially conflicting tendencies in heritage interpretation. The conference celebrates International Day of Monuments and Sites 2012, the theme of which is ‘World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities’.

Speakers Include

  • Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage &
    the Gaeltacht - Ministerial Welcome
  • Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS International
  • Neil Silberman, President ISC on Interpretation & Presentation
  • John H. Jameson, Vice President, ISC on Interpretation & Presentation
  • Clare Tuffy, Bru na Boinne & Tomás Ó hOistín, Principal of Knockcommon National School
  • Loreto Guinan, Heritage Officer, Meath County Council
  • Ciaran Mackel, Ard Architect, Belfast, Director ‘+100’ - voluntary internship programme
  • Alison Harvey, Planning Officer, The Heritage Council
  • Colm Murray, Architecture Officer, The Heritage Council

ICOMOS adopted a charter in 2007 on Interpretation and Presentation of heritage sites setting out the ethical principles in presenting heritage sites to the public. The Charter sets out principles for stakeholder participation in devising the messages and modes of delivery of information for visitors to sites, a topic of considerable interest in Ireland.

This conference will support and showcase projects and initiatives in Ireland to a national and international audience. It will stimulate discussion on public participation in heritage policy and presentation in Ireland, and in particular how to reconcile potentially conflicting tendencies in heritage interpretation.

For more information on the conference content please contact Colm Murray at cmurray@heritagecouncil.ie / 056 777 0777. To book a place on the conference, please contact Geni Murphy at gmurphy@heritagecouncil.ie / 056 773 4568.

Download the conference programme here [454KB].