Your Place or Mine? New initiatives engaging communities in interpreting and presenting heritage
Date: Wednesday, 18th April 2012
Location: The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
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A joint Heritage Council / ICOMOS Ireland conference. This conference aimed to 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 celebrated International Day of Monuments and Sites 2012, the theme of which was ‘World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities’.
Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Conor Newman, Chairman, The Heritage Council
Introduction — Heritage, a Public Good
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Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS International
World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities
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Neil Silberman, Chair, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation & Presentation
New initiatives in how people are engaged in interpreting and presenting heritage
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Loreto Guinan, Heritage Officer, Meath County Council
Engaging the public with heritage: Tara and beyond
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Clare Tuffy, Manager, Brú na Bóinne, & Tomás Á“ hOistÁn, Principal, Knockcommon National School
Public Participation through County Heritage Plans
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Ciaran Mackel, Ard Architects, Belfast; Director ‘+100’ voluntary internship programme
Documenting Belfast’s Peace Walls: Conflict in Interpretation
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Alison Harvey, Planning Officer, The Heritage Council
Public Participation: The Heritage Council Experience
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William Cumming, Senior Architect, Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
World Heritage in Ireland
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Chaired by John H. Jameson, ICOMOS US & Rapporteurs
Reports from the workshops - World Heritage & Local Communities
Download the report from Workshop 1: Building up from the Grassroots here [PDF 284kb].
Michael Starrett, Chief Executive, The Heritage Council
Concluding Remarks & Next Steps