(Click the above link to access a PDF of the programme.)
We are pleased to announce our three invited speakers:
- Dr. Robert van Langh, Head of Conservation & Scientific Research, Rijksmuseum and Chair NICAS, Netherlands Institute for Conservation + Arts + Science
- Mrs. Katy Lithgow, Head Conservator, National Trust
- Prof. May Cassar, Director of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and Director of SEAHA CDT
Evening Reception to include tours of the Royal Pavilion Brighton
The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. This magnificent former palace has also served as a civic building and a WW1 hospital and now attracts more than 350,000 tourist each year. When George first came to the Brighton as the Prince of Wales in 1783 it was but a small fishing village that became a highly fashionable town and is now a thriving and vibrant city.
Evening Reception at the Brighton Museum
The Evening Reception for the conference will be held on 19 June at the Brighton Museum. The Brighton Museum is located in the heart of Brighton’s Cultural Quarter and will be an inspiring location for continued discussions from the day’s presentations on current research and emerging trends in heritage science.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery began life in 1861 in a few rooms at the Royal Pavilion. This early museum soon outgrew the palace and Brighton made ambitious plans to create a larger and more impressive museum, in 1873 it moved to its present site. Although it occupies land that was formerly used as part of George IV’s stable complex, the building was built especially for the museum. Indeed it was one of the first purpose built museums in England.
Although a classic Victorian town museum it continued to attract visitors during the 20th century. In the early 20th century the museum developed an international outlook and now, alongside its permanent galleries, there is a constantly changing programme of displays and exhibitions.
At the turn of the millennium, Brighton Museum underwent extensive redevelopment transforming it into the distinctive venue you see today offering a culturally enriched backdrop for evening events. Where else can you find ancient Egypt, fashion and a Vespa side by side?
Presentation at 2nd International SEAHA Conference 2016.
Photo by E. Keats Webb.