Heritage Futures hosted the RSA Heritage Network event for Suffolk this evening. Around 50 guests from across the region listened to presentations on the heritage index (David Gill), museums in Suffolk (Jenna Ingamells) and the Hold (Amy Rushton). There was an extended time of discussion to consider the three RSA themes relating to:
the challenges facing heritage in our region / country
the develop of networks to support heritage
Further details about the event can be found in the press release.
Heritage Futures will be discussing the RSA Heritage Network questions in the context of ‘Suffolk Diverse Heritage‘. Heritage in Suffolk is supported by two key bodies: the Suffolk Strategic Heritage Forum, and the Ipswich Heritage Forum. We will be considering the challenges facing heritage in Suffolk, and what we can do to support, conserve, develop and interpret heritage more widely across the county.
There will be two short presentations: one on The Hold, the new heritage centre for Suffolk (funded by HLF), and the other on museums in Suffolk.
The seminar will look at how some major museums have acquired Athenian figure-decorated pots fragment by fragment. How were the fragments dispersed? When was the pot fragmented? The research will look for patterns in the acquisitions, such as sequences of gifts and sales. The situation is made more complicated as some of the pots have been returned to Italy as part of a wider investigation into the illicit trade in antiquities. How can museums adopt a more rigorous due diligence process prior to acquisition?
The Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership is seeking to record and interpret the remains of the Benedictine abbey in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Richard Summers will be talking about the work of the partnership on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 4.30 pm in the Waterfront Building of the University of Suffolk. The event forms part of the Heritage Futures research seminar series.
Places can be reserved via Eventbrite. All are welcome and there is no charge.
Further details about the project can be found here.
The heritage unit at UCS is delighted to announce the line up for our seminar series this term. All are welcome to attend, by registering with Julie Barber Email: email@example.com Tel: 01473 338181
It looks to be a great line up, and we’ll be tweeting and blogging as ever! #UCSheritage
9th Oct 4.30pm
Dr Geraint Coles,
23rd Oct 4.30pm
Dr Sue Oosthuizen
University of Cambridge
‘Tradition and transformation: explaining cultural change through the case study of the Anglo-Saxon landscape
6th Nov 4.30pm
Dr Ben Cowell
Sir Robert Hunter, the National Trust, and the invention of ‘heritage’
20th Nov 4.30pm
Bob Kindred Heritage Consultants
Basically we’re stuffed -the heritage sector in decline?
2nd Dec 4.30pm
Professor John Lennon
Glasgow Caledonian University
Dark tourism : origins and exploration of recent work
18th Dec 4.30pm
Dr Fidel Meraz
Utopia, museums and the issue of identity: the Mexican case