Mark late October on your calendar for two back to back conferences in St. John’s under the theme “Adapting Heritage.” The first (Oct. 25-26) will focus on Intangible Cultural Heritage. It will address such topics as: contemporary approaches to our living traditions; what our traditions mean for us in the 21st century; and a look back on a decade of ICH work in Newfoundland and Labrador with a view toward where we go from here. The work of several groups that have been using their cultural traditions for community animation and enterprise will be presented.
October 27-28 will see a two-day event that focuses on adapting the historic places of the province. It will include speakers from across NL and across Canada who will present case studies and offer lots of practical advice on such things as: the greening of historic places; innovative models for the sustainable management of historic structures; identifying new opportunities for under-utilized heritage buildings; and thinking about the design of Newfoundland and Labrador’s heritage of the future. Plus a lot more.
A half day workshop on Sustaining Historic Ecclesiastical Buildings will be held on the afternoon of October 26.
Stay tuned for more details.