On Wednesday October 4th we launched the 2017 Engage Seminar Series ‘Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage Site: A Status Worth Fighting For?’

The second seminar in the series was entitled ‘Development & Conservation – Why the Conflict?’ and was held at the Museum of Liverpool. The international UNESCO speaker was Prof Michael Turner UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and Special Advisor to the UNESCO Director of Heritage and the World Heritage Centre.

The national speaker was Adam Wilkinson, Director of Edinburgh World Heritage.

The Local Panel was Michael Birkett, Group Chief Executive, the Regenda Group: Prof Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement, Chair to the Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee, University of Liverpool; Cllr Hetty Wood, Chair of Regeneration, Housing and Sustainability Select Committee.

Powerpoint slides by Prof Michael Turner 18.10.17

Powerpoint slides by Adam Wilkinson 18.10.17

Listen to BBC R4 PM Programme with Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel 17.11.17 scroll to 48.32 till 54.22

Watch the videos here:

Welcome by Gerry Proctor MBE Chair of Engage and Speech by Prof Michael Turner:

Speech by Adam Wilkinson:

Local Panel Speeches and Q&A:

There is one more seminar in the series on Wednesday 1st November. Find out more HERE.