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Are we doing enough? Keeping heritage relevant in the 21st Century

October 14, 2017 - October 17, 2017
Historic Royal Palaces

Tower of London
London EC3N 4AB
United Kingdom

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This heritage and learning conference will ask: Are historic buildings and museums working in the best way to ensure maximum impact on audiences in today’s society. Are we engaging diverse audiences?

Hosted by Historic Royal Palaces - DEMHIST and CECA bring together a host of exciting international speakers to share their knowledge and experience of engaging with audiences in new and authentic ways, through objects and stories that unlock meaning and make them relevant to the 21st century.

Themes within the conference will explore ways in which the sector can:

  • Connect with audiences within the local community
  • Ensure key narratives stay relevant for our audiences as ideas of national identity change over time
  • Explore the sector's value as a tool for education and learning – staying relevant for formal and informal learners
  • Remain relevant in a rapidly changing technological society

Call for conference papers

We are now inviting proposals for papers to be delivered in a variety of formats to explore the themes above. We are particularly interested in how historic buildings and museums make sense of the places they look after by engaging the public through presentation, interpretation, programming and education.

Should you require any additional information, please contact the event booking team on: The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 March 2017.

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September 14, 2017, 9:00am BST

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