Heritage Encounters - Annual Event UK Chapter ACHS

Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience (MCAHE)

MCAHE is a collaborative research project that critically examines the value and practice of contemporary art commissioning within heritage sites. Inspired by European globalisation in the 18th century artists within this project will create exhibitions that emulate past pioneers of culture that have inevitably defined out own culture today.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) the project is conducted by a team of researchers based at Newcastle and Leeds Universities working in partnership with the arts and heritage sector. The project includes four new site-specific artists’ commissions produced in collaboration with the National Trust and the Churches Conservation Trust.

Newcastle University 3rd – 4th July 2018 #heritageencounters


The UK ACHS chapter will be holding an event in Newcastle upon Tyne on 3 and 4 July 2018. It will include panel discussions, workshops and debates on heritage and its futures.

03 July will start with an early evening Keynote by Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Museum and Heritage Studies and a dinner.

The 4th the day will start with a Keynote by Rodney Harrison – Professor of Heritage Studies and AHRC Heritage Leadership Fellow, followed by sessions with the themes: 1) belongings, 2) dialogues, and 3) futures.

The theme of the conference is ‘Heritage Encounters’, and we are part of a wider set of events in light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the conference coincides with the Great Exhibition of the North.

Please book both tickets if you want to come for both days. The programme can be found in the link below: 


please inform us via email (heritageencounters@gmail.com) if you have specific dietary requirements or accessibility requirements.

For information about the conference, including programme and travel details, please go to https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/heritage-newcastle/ 

on behalf of the organisers – the Heritage@Newcastle Network and the UK ACHS Chapter

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