Ironbridge Annual Lecture: A European Future for Our Past?
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Ironbridge Annual Lecture: A European Future for Our Past?

Ironbridge Annual Lecture: A European Future for Our Past?

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Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre

University of Birmingham

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Ironbridge Annual Lecture 2016

Refreshments from 5.30pm, lecture begins at 6pm

A European Future for Our Past? By Bénédicte Selfslagh

Bénédicte Selfslagh, President of the Panel of the European Heritage Label, will examine the ways in which the cultural heritage of Europe reminds us not only of shared pasts but also the ways in which the peoples and places of Europe continue to be intimately connected. It provides an overview of how European Cultural Heritage policies have continued to evolve to that ensure that our pasts have a future that is both sustainable and which has high visibility in a global context. In particular, this lecture will highlight the role of the European Heritage Label initiative as a way of profiling sites and locating them in the wider European narrative.

Bénédicte Selfslagh is the President of the Panel of the European Heritage Label. She is a consultant on cultural heritage and World Heritage, and a board member of non-profit organisations and selection panels. Her work experience combines the perspective of an international organisation (the European Commission), a member state (Belgium), an international non-governmental organisation (ICOMOS) and the private sector. She has held several international mandates including the positions of Secretary General of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), Rapporteur of the World Heritage Committee, and Chair of the Steering Committee for the Cultural Heritage (CDPAT) of the Council of Europe. She currently lives in London, and splits her time between London, Brussels and Paris. 

The Ironbridge Annual Lecture is organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage in partnership with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. 



Getting Here

The Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre is located at the back of the Aston Webb Building (R7 on the university campus map). Trains depart Birmingham New Street to University Station every 15 minutes. The station is locaded on campus and is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the Lecture Theatre. Parking is available for free in the North Car Park (behind the main library).

Please see the University Campus Map here:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/university/edgbaston-campus-map.pdf 

Getting to the lecture theatre:

  • Walk to Chancellors Court (a great landmark to aim for is our 100m Clock Tower, the tallest in the UK, located at the centre of Chancellors Court)
  • To access the Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre, there are a set of stairs between the Bramall Music Building (R12) and the Aston Webb Building (R7).
  • Follow the stairs down and turn right at the end of the path. The room is through a set of double doors and will be signposted.


Stair-free access:

  • Walk to Chancellors Court (a great landmark to aim for is our 100m Clock Tower, the tallest in the UK, located at the centre of Chancellors Court)
  • To access the Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre, enter the Brammal Music Building (R12) and go straight ahead to the lifts and go down to the lower ground floor.
  • Turn left out of the lift and left through two sets of double doors
  • You will emerge into a courtyard. To your left, diagonally across from you, you'll see the doors to the lecture theatre. 
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