Resources

‘Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society’

Increasingly aware of the many ways in which all of society should be able to engage equitably with the multi-faceted dimensions of heritage, ICOMOS Ireland commissioned Workhouse Union to undertake a research and advocacy project to highlight the spirit and principles of the Faro Convention as expressed in an Irish context.

Featuring fifteen project case studies and ‘voices’ in the form of personal reflections, this publication examines how each of the featured projects started, what sustains them, and their broader impact. 

‘Other Stories’ was launched by Minister Malcolm Noonan, T.D., launched the Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society publication on 8th October as part of the ICOMOS Ireland annual Maura Shaffrey Lecture.

To Download ‘Other Stories’ please click here.

An accompanying series of videos by Ros Kavanagh were also launched to give further insight into the voices and stories included in the publication. These can be viewed here. 


Recordings – Workshops 

CC01: ‘Climate Change Conversations: Cultural Heritage’
19th August 2021

  • Introduction – Deirdre McDermott 
  • Built Heritage Sectoral Adaptation Plan and the Climate Heritage Network – Jacqui Donnelly 
  • Climate Change: a Monumental Challenge – Professor John Sweeney 

Watch a recording of this event here.

CC02: ‘Cultural Heritage: A Missing Link in Climate Action: Post-COP26 Has the Gap Been Filled?’
19th November 2021

Themes addressed in the workshop included:

  • Intelligent strategies for reuse and adaptation;
  • resilient cities/towns/villages;
  • vernacular and intangible cultural heritage

Watch a recording of this event here.

CC03: ‘Rushing to Retrofit. Climate Justice or Left Out in the Cold’
14 April 2022

  • Introduction: David Hughes (The ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy + Sustainability (NSC E+S) & comment on the effect of the current approach to viewing embodied carbon)
  • Colm Murray (comment on ICOMOS Ireland NSC participations)
  • Peter Cox (Appropriate retrofitting to existing built heritage to benefit all stakeholders, to include reference to the Historic England Scoping Study, ‘Understanding Carbon in the Historic Environment’)
  • Conclusion: Ishanlosen Odiaua (ICOMOS Climate Change Working Group)

Watch a recording of this event here


Recordings – Annual Maura Shaffrey Lecture

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2020:
‘Cultural Heritage: A Missing Link in Climate Action: Post COP26 – Has the Gap been filled?’
Andrew Potts
This presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2020:
‘People and Place: Expressions of Shared Heritage Through Intangible Cultural Heritage’
Clara Arokiosamy, OBE 
This presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2019:
‘Keeping Heritage Above Water’ 
Dr. Cara Augustenborg 
All presentations can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2018:
‘Future Historic City: New Approaches for a Sustainable 21st Century City’ 
Professor Michael Turner
This presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.


Recordings – Other Events

The Culture Nature Spectrum: Conversations about Irish Cultural Landscapes with an International Perspective.
June 2019
The ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes hosted an International meeting and Public Symposium in Dublin. All presentations can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

International Day of Monuments and Sites – ‘Heritage for Generations’
April 2018
ICOMOS Ireland Emerging Professionals held an open information evening and walking tour exploring the charters and conventions which shape conservation and cultural heritage practice. Videos of this event have been created with generous support from the Heritage Council. These videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

 


Useful Links

International organisations relating to conservation

ICOMOS International

UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Europa Nostra

ICCROM

The Getty Research Institute

World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Watch


Other organisations relating to conservation

Building Limes Forum Ireland

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Institute of Conservation

Irish Georgian Society

The Heritage Council

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

Dublin Civic Trust

SPAB Ireland


Conservation courses in Ireland

Masters Programme in World Heritage Management (University College Dublin)

Masters in Urban Building Conservation (UCD)
MArchSc Conservation & Heritage (UCD)

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Conservation and Building Repair (Trinity College Dublin)

RIAI Accreditation in Conservation Architecture

Courses by Dublin Civic Trust

Heritage Council Building Skills Training Programme

Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers

BSc in Applied Conservation Skills (Waterford IT)