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  • Who cares for our heritage?
  • Who should care for our heritage?
  • If it is the shared responsibility of paid professionals and unpaid volunteers, who does what and how do we work together?
  • How can we increase volunteer involvement without devaluing professionals or exploiting volunteers?

We invite heritage volunteers, professionals and academics to join us for a morning of presentations and afternoon of discussion on the 12th of August at the University of York.

If you are UK based and interested in these questions, please do fill in our Heritage Expertise Survey. If you prefer to fill the form in on paper, print the PDF at the bottom of the page and send it to the CBA office. A limited number of travel bursaries and free places for our Expertise and Participation event are available to survey respondents who complete the survey before 29th July, courtesy of a grant from the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York.

Our Keynote speakers are:

While the event will emphasise less formal modes of knowledge exchange, a number of other speakers will help set the context for our discussions through short, subject specific presentations. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Keith Emerick (Heritage site management)
  • Lucy Moore (Curation)
  • Lorna-Jane Richardson (Archaeology)
  • Liz Sharp (Water Governance)
  • Tracy Wilcockson (Conservation)

There will be an opportunity to continue discussions over drinks and/or food at the Deramore Arms following the event. Details will be distributed once registration closes. 


Registration has now closed

The event is free for postgraduate research students and speakers, courtesy of WRoCAH. Please register by contacting Harald Fredheim at noting any dietary requirements.

The event is also free for selected survey respondents (closing 29th July). Successful respondents will be contacted the 1st of August.

For all other attendees, there is a registration fee of £15, payable via the Universty of York Store.

Heritage expertise survey (189.7K, .PDF)

Event Program (80.8K, .PDF)

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