ICOMOS-UK Conference: Embedding a Rights-Based Approach to Heritage Conservation
ICOMOS-UK held the conference on the theme ‘Embedding a Rights-Based Approach to Heritage Conservation’ on 25 April 2023.
This conference aimed to explore the characteristics of a rights-based approach and its application in the UK. This goes beyond World Heritage Site nominations to the daily management of World Heritage Sites, revealing the need for a shared history and heritage of our unique multicultural nation. It should also enhance the long-term sustainability of World Heritage Sites and the communities that inhabit and support them.
The speakers were:
Robert Bevan, the Mayor’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm
Clara Arokiasamy, President ICOMOS-UK
Professor Dan Hicks, Pitt Rivers Museum, Decolonising “world heritage” in the UK
Bénédicte Selfslagh, ICOMOS, A Rights-Based Approach for World Heritage Properties
Phil Foxwood, DCMS, State Party to the World Heritage Convention
Dr Paul Mullan, Director, The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Northern Ireland, Community involvement, inclusive heritage, and the Heritage Fund’s Heritage 2033 strategy
Professor Julia Aglionby, University of Cumbria, Farming Communities in the Lake District
Caitlin Osborne, TDR Heritage, By the People, for the People: Community Engagement and Participation in heritage conservation
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Heriot-Watt University, Our History…Our Slavery
Dr Errol Francis, Culture&, Time, Space, and Empire
Jean-François Manicom, Museum of London Docklands, Roots are not built in stone