Heritage and Conservation Symposium

Heritage and Conservation Symposium


As 'year one' of Art, Cities and Landscape, the Borough Council’s joint project with Amiens in France, draws to a close, a symposium, bringing together professionals from the fields of art, heritage and conservation from both England and France has been organised for 14 September.

These professionals will come together to present ideas and provoke discussion about how to work across cultures and disciplines to integrate contemporary art and design into conservation and heritage areas.

Speakers include retired Norfolk county archivist John Alban, who will talk about King’s Lynn’s heritage, and artist Lyndall Phelps, who will speak of her experience creating artwork in a historic setting. Greg Luton, Planning and Conservation Director for English Heritage will be talking about 'Living well in old places', Isabel Vasseur will be sharing her knowledge of public art strategies and commission management, whilst Agnes Martouzet and Nadia Herbreteau will be talking about project managing landscape installations and creating urban spaces in historic French settings.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We have learned a lot through working with our French colleagues and we have also shared our own knowledge and experience with them. This symposium will enable us to share that learning with a wider audience, and will give people the opportunity to take part in what should be a really interesting discussion about heritage, conservation, public art and landscape design.”

The event, entitled "Heritage and Conservation: integrating the contemporary" is being chaired by Professor Brian Falconbridge PPRBS, sculptor and academic.

The symposium takes place on 14 September 2013 in The Ballroom at The Duke’s Head Hotel, in King’s Lynn’s historic Tuesday Market Place. The event starts at 12.45pm and finishes at 6pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Simultaneous French/English audio translations will be available.

The symposium is free to attend and is a great opportunity for anyone interested in art, landscape design, conservation or heritage. Tickets will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis and are available from King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre in person or by e-mailing kings-lynn.tic@west-norfolk.gov.uk or calling 01553 763044.


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