Event Date: 19 October 2011
The Ironbridge Institute
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Dr Christopher Young
World Heritage Sites: management and conservation issues and policy
Part 1: What is World Heritage?
This lecture provides an overview of the concept of World Heitage Sites and their management within Britain. It examines the history of the World Heritage convention and seeks to explore what the convention is trying to achieve and how British government policy relates to those issues. Case studies are examined to explore the issues and conflicts surrounding the management of world heritage sites, including issues such as setting and how World Heritage Sites can appear on the World Heritage at Risk register.