ICC Director, Dr Beatriz Garcia, to speak at local seminar on future of the Liverpool World Heritage Site

Added on Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Liverpool’s World Heritage Site has been under threat since UNESCO’s decision to remove the site next year unless significant improvements are made to its management by the city.

Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage Site: A Status Worth Fighting For? is a series of three seminars, responding to this threat, that will bring UNESCO heritage officials, along with other expert speakers and panellists, to venues within the Liverpool World Heritage Site, with the aim of promoting a civic reflection on whether UNESCO status is worth fighting for.

The first of these three seminars, organised by city centre residents’ assocation Engage, will feature Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel (UNESCO) and Henry Owen-John (Historic England) as guest speakers, alongside panellists Dr David Fleming (National Museums Liverpool), Councillor Barry Kushner (cabinet member for children’s services) and Dr. Beatriz Garcia (Institute of Cultural Capital), who in her former role as ICC Head of Research, led a study on the value of the Liverpool WHS in terms of its impact on civic pride, city image, tourism and sense of place.

You can find more information about the seminars, which are free and open to everyone, here.

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