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Conservation inside the box

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has recently launched the ‘Box the Hill House’ appeal to raise an additional £1.5 million for a total project budget of £4.5 million to provide conservation repairs for Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House, Helensburgh. … Continue reading

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A culture:nature journey

As part of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Delhi I am co-covening a session with Chris Dunn on “A Spectrum of Culture and Nature – From Abandoned Buildings to Wilderness” This session will explore the nexus of culture … Continue reading

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The ICOMOS general assembly and scientific symposium at UNESCO

A quick trip to the ICOMOS Paris 2011 General Assembly and scientific symposium at UNESCO in Paris.  http://www.icomos-paris2011.com The scientific symposium is split into different themes exploring the ideas of ‘heritage as a driver of development. I was due to present in the … Continue reading

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land marking – memory and place

Other fun things to do at a time of year when the nights draw in I think more about family memories and making those memories have some meaning to the younger members of the family. In this case making and … Continue reading

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really enjoying – Romantic Moderns

Romantic Moderns by Alexandra Harris – explores the 1930s and 1940s through its writers and painters. As a cultural history of both place and time – its a big book with a lot of content, breadth and connections but it is … Continue reading

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when sustainable is a dirty and scary word…

Following the debate on planning reforms – look at the small print with George Monbiot: “The wrecking ball swinging from this chain is the government’s redefinition of sustainable development. “Development means growth”, the new document says, and “without growth, a … Continue reading

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out of the vale of pickering

Back from a trip to the Suffolk coast, a week of WW2 coastal defences (providing handy spots for crabbing), and other interesting themes from boating at Thorpeness at early 20th century ideas for homes and activities for kids (the Peter … Continue reading

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