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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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Download the conference programme here [PDF 686kb].

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’.


PRESENTATIONS

Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Ministerial Welcome

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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 Ó hOistín, 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].

Download the report from Workshop 2: Heritage Brokers here [PDF 342kb].

Download the report from Workshop 3: How to make the most of great heritage sites in Ireland [282KB].


Michael Starrett, Chief Executive, The Heritage Council

Concluding Remarks & Next Steps

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