The Canterbury Heritage Awards is proud to bring back the thought-provoking and educational lecture series again for 2020.
2020 Canterbury Heritage Awards Lecture Series
Date: June 11th 2020
Venue: Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
Tickets will be on sale in April 2020.
Speakers for the 2020 lecture series are:
Hailing from Canterbury, Dr Jennie Morgan is currently Lecturer in Heritage at the University of Stirling in Scotland, and an Associate Member of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage in Berlin. Jennie trained as a Social Anthropologist – first in New Zealand at the Universities of Canterbury and Auckland, and then in the UK gaining a PhD from the University of Manchester. From her early career in New Zealand museums, Jennie has over 15 years research experience having worked on a number of interdisciplinary, international projects. In this keynote lecture, Jennie will discuss her recent involvement in the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded ‘Heritage Futures’ project, specifically the theme of ‘Profusion’. This research has looked across homes and museums to explore what gets kept for the future in the face of a profusion of things, especially those mass produced for mass consumption. By discussing some of the values, strategies, and other influences that the research has found to shape such selections, Jennie will promote a broadened view of heritage and understanding of what, precisely, is being pushed into the future. While initially this ‘profusion’ focus may seem very different from the context of Christchurch, a city that has experienced substantial earthquake related loss of its built heritage, Jennie will draw out points of difference and commonality across these settings. In doing so, the keynote offers a prompt for reflection on the development of alternative approaches to the future of heritage, especially those that are diverse, adaptable, and relevant.
William is a registered Architect with over 15 years of professional experience following a double qualification in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He specialises in Heritage Conservation and Project delivery. He has been a Director of Fulton Ross Team Architects since 2007, and has a long list of involvement with Heritage projects both prior to and after the Canterbury earthquakes. These include, High St Revitalisation, New Regent St, Home & Family and the Trinity/Shand’s Restoration Project.
The 2018 lecture series was proudly sponsored by the Warren Trust.