Building interior Eastwick dairy

Conference 2017: Brexit and building conservation

Tuesday 12 September 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm

As discussions about the implications of Brexit continue, this one-day conference will explore the potential consequences of Brexit for the building conservation sector from a UK and international perspective. Whether in terms of funding, training, international collaborations and the free movement of people, there are many areas that may be impacted.

Speakers representing UK-based organisations campaigning to maximise the advantage of Brexit for heritage, as well as European universities with conservation studies courses, independent bodies who support homeowners in safeguarding their built environment and governmental organisations tasked with protecting their national heritage.

By the end of the day, participants will have heard pan-European views on this topic, discussed and asked questions in the final forum section, and gained with a more detailed understanding of Brexit could impact our working environments, where opportunities lie and gained new insights from our international speakers.

Conference fee
£95 per person, to include teas/coffees and lunch – Buy your ticket before August 14th and get our early bird rate of £85.
£70 student rate, to include teas/coffees and lunch.

Outline programme
09.30 Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 Welcome and introduction to the day
10.15 Brexit and the Heritage Manifesto, Lizzie Glithero-West FSA, CEO, The Heritage Alliance
11.15 Presentation from Adam Wilkinson, Director, Edinburgh World Heritage and Europa Nostra Council Member
12.00 Presentation Ștefan Bâlici, Director General of the National Institute of Heritage, Romania
13.00 Lunch
14.15 Presentation from Elo Lutsepp, Head of the Centre of Rural Architecture, Estonian Open Air Museum.
14.45 Presentation from Prof Ola Wetterberg, Chair in Conservation of Built Heritage, University of Gothenburg
15.15 Teas and coffees
15.30 Panel discussion with all speakers and questions invited on the day and in advance from the audience.
16.15 Closing remarks from conference chair.


Buy your ticket before August 18th and get our early bird rate of £85.
If you have any dietary or access requirements please let us know in advance by calling 01243 811021 or emailing [email protected]

[The featured image at the top of the page is of the Eastwick Park Dairy, prior to dismantling. On-site work to re-erect this building is taking place from summer 2017.]

Related Heritage Alliance documents: Heritage Manifesto 2017; Brexit Briefing; Summary Queen’s speech on Brexit.