Exploring alternative ways of shaping future legacies and assembling common worlds across different fields of conservation practice
How is the uncertainty of the deep future conceived of and managed in different fields of conservation practice? ...
What values are associated with heritage structures and landscapes that are allowed to undergo transformation and change?...
How do museums and people in their homes decide what to keep in the face of mass production and consumption?...
Assembling and Conserving Biodiversity in a Frozen Ark
How does heritage work when we’re ‘Living in the Future’?
Heritage, Change and the 'Second-Generation' Phenomenon: Traditional Craft and Revitalization in Jingdezhen
Jennie Morgan, keynote speaker at the Canterbury Heritage Awards
Jennie Morgan, researcher on the Profusion theme and Lecturer in Heritage at Stirling, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the Canterbury Heritage Awards in Christchurch, New Zealand on 11 June 2020.
Heritage Futures at the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference
Members of the Heritage Futures research team will be convening and presenting at seven sessions at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies 2018 conference at Zheijang University in Hangzhou, China from 1st-6th September.
If you’re heading there, come check out (at least) one of our sessions. Or follow our twitter @Future_Heritage and website for updates resulting from these sessions.
We examined disposal across different heritage domains, considering the potential for ‘imaginative decommissioning’ (DeSilvey 2017) and the possible differences between disposing in cultural and natural heritage realms.
Anders Högberg, Cornelius Holtorf, Sarah May & Gustav Wollentz. 2018. No future in archaeological heritage management?. World Archaeology 49 (5).
Forever is a luxury brand evoking quality. What do these kinds of branding do? What kinds of practices do they engender? How do they draw on pasts? Do they draw on different pasts?
Heritage is often said to be the human legacy preserved for the benefit of future generations. A major challenge in this logic lies in how to overcome the future’s inherent uncertainty.
Association of Independent Museums
AIM is a national charitable organisation which connects, supports and represents independent museums, galleries and ...
Dictionary of Now #4: Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett, with a commentary by Arjun Appadurai – THING
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin
Collecting Change/Changing Collections - report on the goals and challenges of contemporary collecting
Questions of significance are of perennial, inevitable relevance to heritage conservation and management.
Curating Profusion: Caring for the future and assembling value in homes and smaller museums
The Story in the Object
13/09/2017 — 17/09/2017
Heritage Futures collaborators Encounters are to present a new work, “The Story in the Object” inspired by the archaeological memoir “Come Tell Me how you Live” by Agatha Christie. The work will take shape throughout the week long International Agatha Christie Festival 2017 in Torquay, as you are invited to bring an object that you would want to keep for the future.
Macdonald, S. (2015) Moving between anthropologies in and on Europe. In ‘Forum: Rethinking Euro-Anthropology Part Two’, Social Anthropology 23(4): 492-509.
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.
While conducting interviews for the Transformation theme, we came across a number of instances where people discuss a particular issue that can be both positive and negative.