Nuclear waste must be managed for thousands of years. What has heritage to learn and share on long term preservation?
Spent nuclear fuel will be strongly radioactive as much as 100 000 years from now. It will persist for this time, no matter how we manage it. Organisations managing nuclear waste have a responsibility not just to ourselves, but to people who may be in contact with this material as long as it is still radioactive. The engineering challenge of creating storage that will last for this time, is dwarfed by the communication challenge of explaining what it is to people in the distant future. This combination of preservation and communication makes partnership between heritage management and nuclear was management fruitful. Our partner in this domain is SKB.
Making futures and making connections across sectors
The timeliness of heritage
A Berlin Thought Experiment: Heritage Futures Visits CARMaH
26/04/2017 — 28/04/2017
A Heritage Futures Knowledge Exchange Workshop, held in partnership with the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage in Berlin.
Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul
An exhibition, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Restricted Access Pilot Project, awarded to Rodney Harrison (Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Trinidad Rico (Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies at Rutgers University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology), will be hosted from this week at the Balseiro Institute in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
“Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul” exhibition opens in Argentina
This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore how heritage and other related forms of conservation practices (including nuclear waste management) make futures. How do we use material culture to stitch futures from pasts? What do we conserve? What do we get rid of? What do we allow to change? This Salon will be staged as a series of conversations across various themes currently being explored within the Heritage Futures research programme,Event held at Haldane Room, Wilkins Building , Gower Street WC1
Archaeology and the Future
Constructing Memory. An international conference and debate on the preservation of records, knowledge and memory of radioactive waste across generations. Centre Mondial de la Paix, Verdun, France
The 100,000 Year Question
Future Archaeologies of Nuclear Waste – Experiences and Results
Talk by Cornelius Holtorf and Anders Högberg at Linnaeus University, Sweden.