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CIOB conservation conference to debate future of heritage

CIOB conservation conference
York Minster is one of the major projects to be showcased at the CIOB conservation conference

CIOB’s annual conservation conference will take place on 9 May at Congress Centre, London.

Held in partnership with English Heritage, this year’s event, The Future of Heritage Conservation, will focus on the latest in conservation, redevelopment and expert thought leadership, as well as addressing key topics affecting the sector.

Professionals working in the conservation and heritage sector require specialist skills and knowledge, and for over 15 years this conference has discussed, challenged and led the way.

The conference traditionally welcomes around 250 attendees, and comprises talks, discussion panels and case study presentations – with an opportunity for delegates in the audience to participate in discussions.

This year’s event will include a panel discussion on ‘Making the past our future’. Sector leaders and experts will debate current challenges in the heritage sector: the value of heritage, conservation, skills shortage, supporting inclusion and sustainability in the sector.

An afternoon session will explore ‘A lack of diversity and inclusion in conservation and the shortage of craft skills’.

Experts in heritage conservation will also showcase major projects, including York Minster.

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