The Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference entitled, “Caribbean Conversations in Conservation” which is scheduled for March 16-19, 2020 in Barbados. This is a hands-on workshop-oriented conference for heritage professionals including architects, engineers, archivists, and museum professionals to gain knowledge and experience in the area of conservation. Field-based study as well as panel-based presentations will be integrated into this 4-day conference.
This conference will allow heritage practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences while enhancing policymakers’ understanding of the unique threats, challenges and opportunities for heritage conservation in the region. Another expected outcome of the conference is improved capacity of the participants to articulate interventions to help protect, conserve, preserve and interpret the region’s outstanding heritage from the built environment to endangered collections and documents, and to work towards the establishment of viable multidisciplinary initiatives and regional partnerships to provide mutual support.
The CHN is a network of heritage professionals (individuals and organizations) from around the region and further afield who are committed to the promotion and protection of the Caribbean’s heritage resources. We understand that Conservation is an important part of Conversations about Heritage, but yet there are so few resources available to practitioners in the region to help preserve and protect our heritage.
This conference will help to bridge that gap and put a wide cross-section of professionals in contact with one another to better understand how we go about this important work through excellent networking opportunities to strengthen advocacy for governments, relevant institutions and the private sector to place conservation on their agendas.
If you have any further questions, please contact Tara Inniss, Director, Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) at info [at] caribheritage.org or tara.inniss [at] cavehill.uwi.edu.