Heritage in Danger, Heritage Saved.

A Masterclass Taster on Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise in Cultural Heritage Today

Event Details:

This free* live online masterclass explores the real issues that concern public and sector perceptions and practice in cultural heritage. Covid-19 has laid bare and made more urgent the need to radically innovate our attitudes towards preserving and interpreting heritage, as well as towards diverse audiences and communities. Using international case-studies demonstrating how others have adapted to a ‘brave new world’ we will question how values around heritage are changing and what you can do to adapt your practice accordingly. Delivered in two parts, with a break for lunch, Stuart Falconer and Marilla Walker of Truro and Penwith College will be joined by Dr. Tehmina Goskar of the Curatorial Research Centre to lead the masterclass. The morning session will comprise presentation, group discussion and activity around key topics:

Relating to audiences in a brave new world
Navigating practice through Covid-19 including radical new approaches to tourism
Welcoming one and all: how diverse-led strategies are good for people and your business, including concepts around the ‘purple’ and ‘brown’ pound.

Working individually or small groups, the afternoon session will focus on how we value and present heritage on a spectrum from being a commodity to a cultural right, questioning concepts around heritage in danger and our role in ‘saving’ heritage. You will have space for reflection on developing your own strategies for creating sustainable individual and organisation practice:

Challenging your own perceptions of what and who heritage is for
Understanding the real practical constraints you operate under.

This masterclass is a taster for the University Level short course in Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise in Cultural Heritage Today and is for:

Freelancers and small business owners working in heritage, tourism and culture
Staff in cultural heritage, museum or tourist-led organisations
Trustees and volunteers supporting cultural heritage organisations.



Intro to the CPD course, module and demonstration of virtual learning environment.
Relating to audiences in a brave new world
Case-studies and discussion



Heritage in Danger, Heritage Saved
Case studies, reflection and discussion
Q&A and feedback

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If you need any help with registering for your tickets, please ring 01872 308135 or email esf_innovation@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

*This event has been organised by the Innovation in Higher Level Skills project** which is part-funded by the European Social Fund and delivered by Truro and Penwith College.

**The project is receiving £1.87m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.