Our Heritage in Crisis: Changing Attitudes and Values

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The Cockburn Association's Annual Lecture 2019.

Join us to hear from Professor Ian Baxter speak on the topic of Heritage in Crisis for our Annual Lecture. Our management of heritage has changed over the years, reflecting new and different values, advances in technology and an increased awareness of what's around us. At the same time, we have sought to commodify monuments and sites, with heritage organisations pressurised to deliver enhanced bottom lines.

An increased interest in tangible heritage, of personalised values and ever-increasing pressure to prioritise has created a crisis of identity and organisational delivery. Professor Baxter will explore the pressures on our heritage, looking forward to how it can be sustained.

Members of the Cockburn Association are invited to a drinks reception following the lecture.

Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter trained as an archaeologist at Edinburgh University, and completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge investigating strategic management within heritage and conservation organisations. He has worked for several Universities, including the University of Cambridge as Director of Public & Professional Programmes, Bournemouth University, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of Suffolk where he was Head of Suffolk Business School from 2012-2015 and continuing part-time as a Professor of Historic Environment Management. At Heriot-Watt University he is the Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication, where he teaches Heriot-Watt's MSc Tourism & Heritage Management as a member of the School of Social Sciences and is closely involved in the development of the University's international strategy in relation to China.

He is a Board Director of The Heritage Alliance and the Built Environment Forum Scotland. He is also a member of several professional committees, including the Institute for Historic Building Conservation's Education, Training & Standards Committee, and has previously served on the National Trust for Scotland’s Economic & Community Development Advisory Panel and English Heritage’s Research Advisory Panel.

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