Online seminar: Building a Skilled and Diverse Heritage Science Community, 8th July 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

Online seminar: Building a Skilled and Diverse Heritage Science Community, 8th July 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee  are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times.

The next talk will be an NHSF Panel giving their talk Building a Skilled an Diverse Heritage Science Community.

One of three key themes in the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK is the development of a skilled and diverse heritage science community. Over the past year, members of the NHSF working group assembled under this theme have been scoping partners, methods, and opportunities to begin addressing this critical priority. At this joint NHSF/ICON HS meeting, we invite two speakers to discuss opening up heritage science to the public through citizen science and strategies to diversify our community. We also invite attendees to contribute ideas and comments on this theme at our timely discussion

About the speaker
The National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) brings together the producers and users of heritage science to improve collaboration, help practitioners make better use of research, and demonstrate the public benefit of heritage science. The Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK was developed by the Forum in consultation with the heritage science community. It was released in 2018 and covers three themes: establishing excellent research, a skilled and diverse heritage science community, and demonstrable social and economic impact. Through these three themes the vision ‘that the UK’s extraordinarily rich and varied tangible and intangible heritage will be enhanced by better use of science and technology for the benefit of society’ will be delivered.

Date: 8th July 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

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Online seminar: Heritage and Sustainability in Post COVID-19 World – Building Back Better, 2nd July 14:00-15:00 (Rome, Italy)

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to confront critical questions and decisions concerning our future and the role of cultural heritage in it. Looking ahead, the post COVID-19 phase provides an opportunity to ‘build back better’ by rethinking and further strengthening the role of heritage in sustainable development, in line with the UN 2030 agenda. Nevertheless, this will require the heritage sector to reconsider its position and proactively take concrete steps to advance social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The webinar will address this issue, with particular focus on museums and their collections.


  • Viviane GOSSELIN, PhD, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver, Canada. Member of the Advisory Group for the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice.
  • Sophia LABADI, PhD, Professor of Heritage, University of Kent, UK.
  • Abubakar SULE SANI, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria.
  • Errol VAN DE WERDT, drs/MA, Director, TextielMuseum, Tilburg – The Netherlands.
  • José Luiz Pedersoli Jr., ICCROM

Date: 02/07/2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 (Rome, Italy)
Location: Online

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