Dr Simon Thurley of English Heritage was speaking on Heritage and his views of “Disneyfication”. Archaeologists can be proud of Dr John Disney, the founder of the Disney Chair of Archaeology at Cambridge!
It’s been 100 years since the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act which arguably gave birth to the heritage industry in this country. Dr Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage and Robert Hewison, cultural commentator and author, of The Heritage Industry: Britain in a Climate of Decline discuss whether our idea of heritage has changed in recent years.
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