RSA Heritage Network and Suffolk

RSA Launch © University of Suffolk

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 solutions
  • the develop of networks to support heritage

Further details about the event can be found in the press release.

RSA Heritage Network: Suffolk’s Diverse Heritage


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.

All are welcome.

Heritage Futures Seminar: Fragmented History


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?

Heritage Futures Seminar: The Abbey of St Edmund


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.

For the abbey:

Spring 2014 Heritage Unit seminar series

We’re pleased to announce the details of the Spring term heritage unit seminar series at UCS.  All are welcome to attend – staff, students and visitors.

To confirm attendance, please email Julie Barber

14th Jan
Greg Luton
English Heritage
New Model for English Heritage:
a consultation discussion


22nd Jan
Kate Clark
New South Wales Government, Australia


What matters and why –
fun with heritage!
5th Feb
Time to be confirmed
Erling Storm
President of Norwegian national rowing team
Heyerdahl & Maritime Connections
The Heyerdahl Institute Lecture and Touring Exhibition Reception


19th Feb
Nigel Walter
Archangel Architects
From values to narrative: a new foundation for the conservation of historic buildings


27th Feb
Lorna Richardson
University College London
Public Archaeology and the internet – the impact of social networking technologies on communicating heritage


5th March
Professor Jules Pretty
University of Essex


This Luminous Coast
26th March
Dr Simon Gilmour
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland


Title to be confirmed
16th April
Dr Sara Perry
University of York


Cultural heritage in pictures: The state of play in current visualisation practice
30th April
Carole Souter
Heritage Lottery Fund


The future of heritage: what are we leaving for coming generations?
21st May
Dr Sean O’Reilly
Institute of Historic Building Conservation


Conservation infrastructure in the UK – why, what, how… and when?
28th May
Liz Hide
University of Cambridge


University Museums: who cares? What can a 21st century University Museum contribute to society?

UCS Heritage Research Seminars Autumn Term 2013

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: 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,
Heritage-led regeneration
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
National Trust
Sir Robert Hunter, the National Trust, and the invention of ‘heritage’
20th Nov 4.30pm Bob Kindred
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
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