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Heritage conference

From: Brian Hill <Brian_Hill>
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 1995
The Robert Gordon University
Heritage Convention in Inverness
Eden Court 11-13 October 1995
Sharing The Earth: Local Identity in Global Culture

The purpose of this event is to explore issues associated with
sustainable use of the Earth's heritage assets for the cultural and
economic benefit of local communities.

Our heritage is rooted in local cultures and environments.  But does
modern communication and its international bias threaten regional
and local integrity? How do we accommodate multinational companies
and mass tourism without destroying valued vernacular traditions,
and can concepts like Disney World be exported from one place to
another?  Speakers will address these questions, examine the
cultural foundations of local identity, and look at how communities
can gain or lose in a rapidly changing world order.  Case studies
have been selected for comparison of practice in different contexts
to reveal how  policies can be designed to ensure an equitable
sharing of the Earth's cultural and environmental resources.

The invited speakers include prominent practitioners and authors of
recently published works which will have a profound effect on how
things are done in the future. They will review public policy from
regional and local standpoints, and will explore how to achieve best
practice in both heritage conservation and commercial enterprise.
The purpose is to stimulate international exchange among leading
practitioners from Scotland and other countries.

To supplement the three days of formal conference sessions, fringe
events will be organised to provide an introduction to local
culture.  The target audience of 400 delegates is expected to be
made up of policy makers, administrators and professionals in
central & local government, NGOs, the heritage industry and
universities who are concerned with tourism, economic development,
cultural activities and the environment.

The venue is Eden Court in Inverness, historic capital of the
Scottish Highlands.  The format of the event, supported by several
central and local government agencies, will be similar to that of
the University's successful Heritage Conventions in 1993 and 1994. A
book of the papers will be published in time for delegates to
receive copies on arrival in Inverness, and participation is invited
from countries across the continents of the world. The university
team is led by Professor Magnus Fladmark who will act as editor of
the published papers, assisted by a panel of referees. He is
supported by Brian Hill, and by Tom Band, formerly Chief Executive
of the Scottish Tourist Board and Director of what is now Historic

Enquiries to:

    The Robert Gordon University Heritage Unit
    Faculty of Design, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB9 2QB,
    +44 12 24 26 35 16
    Fax: +44 12 24 26 37 37.
    b.hill [at] rgu__ac__uk
    Brian_Hill [at] findhorn__org


Wednesday 11 October

    Convention Office Eden Court Theatre
    Organiser: Brian Hill

    10.00 Coffee

    10.45 Plenary
    Chair: Duncan MacPherson, Highland Regional Council
    David Kennedy, The Robert Gordon University
    Provost William Fraser, Inverness District Council
    Norman Cordiner, Inverness & Nairn Enterprise

    11.15 Plenary
    Chair: Lord Balfour of Burleigh
    Globalisation of the Media
    Its Impact on National Cultures
    Magnus Linklater, Journalist & Author

    11.45 Plenary
    Survival and Wilderness
    A Global Dilemma
    Nicholas Luard, The Wilderness Trust

    12.30 Lunch

    14.00 Plenary
    Chair:  Lester Borley
    Strategic Issues in Cultural Policy
    Challenges Facing the European Union
    A Bouratsis or T Mastrominas, European Commission

    14.30 Plenary
    Patronage and Cultural Identity
    The Impact of Business Sponsorship
    Colin Tweedy, Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts

    15.30 Tea

    16.00 Parallel Sessions I
    Chair: Gordon Adams
    Scottish Gaelic
    An International Tourism Asset
    Roy Pedersen, Commun na Gaidhlig

    On the Other Side of Sorrow
    Nature & People in the Scottish Highlands
    Jim Hunter,
    Historian & Author

    16.00 Parallel Sessions II
    Chair: David Kennedy
    The Cultural Potency of Sport
    A Neglected Heritage Asset
    Prof Terry Stevens, Swansea Institute

    Sustaining Cultural Identities
    Community Arts in the United States
    Lynne Williamson,
    Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program

    18.00 Civic Reception & Dinner
    Host: Duncan MacPherson, Highland Regional Council

    Launch of 'On The Other Side Of Sorrow' by Mainstream Publishing

    Compere: Jim Hunter
    The National Gaelic Arts Project
    Premiere of the Multimedia Roadshow

Thursday 12 October

    9.00 Plenary
    Chair: Lady Balfour of Burleigh
    Futurism and the Past
    The Idea of Progress & the Sense of Loss
    Raphael Samuel, Ruskin College Oxford

    9.45 Plenary
    Disney World and Regional Identity
    Catching the Best of Both
    William Tramposch,
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

    10.30 Coffee

    11.00 Parallel Sessions I
    Chair: John Foster
    Clergyman and Tradesman
    An Iconography of the Dutch
    Frans Schouten,
    Netherlands Institute of Tourism & Transport

    Norway's Natural Heritage
    Issues in Green Tourism
    Per Fr*yland Pallesen, Rogaland County Council

    11.00 Parallel Sessions II
    Chair: Gavin Ross
    Respecting the Spirit of Place
    Local Identity in Modern Architecture
    Prof Richard England,
    Maltese Architect, Poet & Author

    City with a Green Heart
    The Urban Noose of Randstad Holland
    Brian Evans, Gillespies

    12.30 Lunch

    14.00 Plenary
    Chair: Nicol Manson
    Better Access to Natural and Cultural Assets
    Challenges for Scottish Tourism Policy
    Gordon Adams, Scottish Tourist Board

    14.30 Plenary
    The English Countryside
    Identity Through Action & Design
    Roger Clarke, Countryside Commission

    15.00 Plenary
    Harnessing Cultural & Natural Assets
    The Challenge Facing Local Government
    Peter Peacock, The Highland Council

    15.30 Tea

    16.00 Parallel Sessions I
    Chair: Allan Campbell
    Beyond the Memories
    Drawing Strength from the Scottish Diaspora
    John Alec MacPherson, Canada

    Mair Licht on the Mither Tongue
    Scots as a National & International Language
    Billy Kay, Writer & Broadcaster

    16.00 Parallel Sessions II
    Chair: Fiona Larg
    Consuming Scottish Heritage
    Identity & Affiliations of NTS Life Members
    Angela Morris, Scottish Agricultural College

    How Others See Us
    A Comparison of Tourism Products
    Keith Hyde, Canada

    18.00 Reception & Dinner
    Host: Provost William Fraser, Inverness District Council

    20.00 Evening Lecture
    Compere: Iain Anderson
    The Triple Pipes in Scottish Music
    John Purser & Hamish Moore

    Followed by Convention Ceilidh

Friday 13 October

    9.00 Plenary
    Chair: Lord Balfour of Burleigh
    Cultural and Political Identity
    The Voice of the European Regions
    Jacques Blanc, President, EU Committee of Regions

    9.45 Plenary
    Eco-Politics Today
    Reinventing the Backyard
    Jonathon Porritt, Campaigner, Author & Broadcaster

    10.30 Coffee
    11.00 Parallel Sessions I
    Chair: Prof Magnus Fladmark
    The Cultural Routes of Europe
    A Network of Initiatives
    Prof Michel Thomas-Penette, Council of Europe
    Moira Stevenson, Macclesfield Museums

    Folk Furniture of the Highlands
    A Heritage Trail Across the Seas
    Ross Noble, Highland Regional Council

    11.00 Parallel Sessions II
    Chair: William McDermott
    Europe's Classical Heritage
    Greek Archaeological Park Projects
    Prof Tony Hackens,
    Universite Catholique de Louvain

    The Cultural Highway of the North Sea
    Evidence from Antiquity
    Prof Martin Carver, University of York

    12.30 Lunch

    14.00 Plenary
    Chair: Derek Reid
    Natural Heritage Zones
    A New Approach in Scotland
    Roger Crofts, Scottish Natural Heritage

    14.30 Plenary
    A Sense of Place
    Historic Buildings as a Living Asset
    Graeme Munro, Historic Scotland

    15.00 Plenary
    Visioning in Policy Making
    How to Mobilise Communities
    Prof Seaton Baxter, The Robert Gordon University

    15.30 Tea

    16.00 Parallel Sessions I
    Chair: Tom Band
    Freedom to Roam
    A Cultural and Economic Asset
    Robert Gordon Reid, Grampian Regional Council

    People & Mountains
    A Strategy for Managing Human Impact
    Robert Aitken, Heritage Consultant

    16.00 Parallel Sessions II
    Chair: Prof Eric Spiller
    Accessing the History of Europe
    A Journey Through Time with CDI
    Thierry Vermeeren, PACT Belgium

    Built Treasures of South East Asia
    A Traveller's Reflection on their Destiny
    Christopher Andrew, The Robert Gordon University

    17.00 Plenary
    Close of Proceedings
    followed by Dinner

Supporting Organisations

    Highland Regional Council
    Inverness District Council
    Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn Tourist Board
    Inverness & Nairn Enterprise
    Commun na Gaidhlig
    Scottish Natural Heritage
    Scottish Tourist Board

    European Commission
    Council of Europe
    Scottish Office
    North Sea Commission
    Historic Scotland
    Scottish Arts Council
    National Trust for Scotland
    National Museums of Scotland
    Sabhal Mor Ostaig
    Saltire Society
    Europa Nostra

Fees (UK Pounds):

              Standard  Sponsor  Vol Org/Student
    3 Days    245       200      150
    11th      105       85       55
    12th      105       85       55
    13th      105       85       55

The above rates include the convention book, morning coffee, lunch,
afternoon tea, evening meal, two civic receptions and a ceilidh, but
exclude accommodation. A variety of overnight accommodation is
available and can be booked by delegates through Inverness
Conference Bureau. Details will be sent on application to the
Convention organisers.

Booking Form
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    Please book me a place

    Delegate Fee (UK Pounds)
    (circle as appropriate)

                  Standard  Sponsor  Vol Org/Student
        3 Days    245       200      150
        11th      105       85       55
        12th      105       85       55
        13th      105       85       55

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    The Convention fee above (VAT exempt) includes attendance at
    sessions, all meals and transport associated with the programme, a
    delegate pack and a book of the presented papers.

    Please copy this form for more than one delegate

    Full payment must be sent with this form and cheques made payable to
    The Robert Gordon University. Overseas delegates must pay by bankers
    draft drawn in pounds sterling. Accommodation costs and reservations
    will be notified to delegates for payment by them directly to the

    Reservations can be made by Fax, but will only be confirmed on
    receipt of payment. It may be possible to obtain a refund up to four
    weeks in advance of the event, but after that NO REFUNDS CAN BE
    MADE. Any delegates unable to attend will be responsible for finding
    a substitute and the University should be notified of any changes.

    Please print out, complete and return completed application with payment to:

        Brian Hill
        Convention Organiser
        The Robert Gordon University Heritage Unit
        Faculty of Design, Garthdee Road
        Aberdeen AB9 2QB
        Telephone: +44 1224 263723
        Fax: +44 1224 263737
        b.hill [at] rgu__ac__uk/Brian_Hill [at] findhorn__org



                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 17, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-17-021
Received on Wednesday, 16 August, 1995

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