Inaugural International Conference - Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage - 1-3 September 2017, Stirling Scotland


Where: Stirling, Scotland

Hosted by: The Palace Museum Beijing, The University of Stirling and Historic Environment Scotland

When: 1 - 3rd September 2017

About the conference
Cultural heritage faces an array of challenges, many of which are replicated across the world. Whilst local circumstances vary, there are opportunities to share experiences and collaborate in finding solutions. As part of the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017, Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage celebrates the newly formed partnership between the University of Stirling, The Palace Museum in Beijing and Historic Environment Scotland. The conference seeks to explore and share approaches to specific challenges in relation to a range of shared issues and to highlight Scotland’s place, and in particular Stirling, as an international centre for research and innovation in heritage and conservation.

Mr Feng Naien, Deputy Director of The Palace Museum, China.
Professor May Cassar, Director, University College London, Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

Abstract submission
We invite proposals for panels, individual paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

  • Assessing Global Challenges.

  • Significance, Value and Meaning in Cultural Heritage.

  • Conservation of Historic Fabric.

  • Technology and Innovation in Heritage.

  • Conservation Challenges and Opportunities.

  • Visitor Management and Engagement.

  • These are some suggested themes - we welcome all contributors on the theme of Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage from any analytical angle and in a variety of ways.

Submit a Proposal
If you would like to present, start by submitting a 300-word abstract by completing the pro-forma by 17 April 2017. You will need the following: presentation type, short/long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

For more information please visit the Conference Website

Yujie Zhu