What is Adapting Heritage?

Rapid demographic and social change, market forces, the influx of new cultural communities, technology and climate change are all having a transformative affect on our heritage – whether it be our historic places or our cultural traditions and practices. Individual heritage structures and even whole communities are losing their original purpose and need to find new uses and adapt to change or be at risk of disappearing.  Traditional knowledge and cultural practices are at risk of fading away as an older generation passes on and the impacts of mass culture are felt.  Preserving and safeguarding our rich cultural heritage requires new and innovative thinking and ways of doing things. The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with Memorial University, is hosting a conference "Adapting Heritage: Engage, Innovate, Rejuvenate" that will explore the trends that are impacting our heritage, along with strategies for ensuring the successful adaptation of our historic places and cultural traditions through three events:
Forum on Adapting NL’s Intangible Culture Heritage

Forum on Adapting NL’s Intangible Culture Heritage

A day and a half forum highlighting how NL's ICH has been safeguarded and what new opportunities exist.

Workshop on Adapting NL’s Historic Religious Places

Workshop on Adapting NL’s Historic Religious Places

A half-day workshop on the management of NL's historic ecclesiastical buildings.

Conference on Adapting NL’s Historic Places

Conference on Adapting NL’s Historic Places

A day and a half conference on the evolution and adaptation of NL's built heritage.

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