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Institute participation in 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India

11 December 2017

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Rodney Harrison and members of his AHRC Heritage Futures research programme and AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership teams are organising activities at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in New Delhi this week.

Rodney and his team will participate in the ‘Culture-Nature’ journey, screening a film, hosting a knowledge café, and organising a networking lunchtime knowledge exchange workshop.

The triennial ICOMOS General Assembly and the Scientific Symposium provides an opportunity for heritage professionals and enthusiasts to come together on a common platform to deliberate on various aspects of heritage conservation and management.

The theme of the Scientific Symposium is 'Heritage & Democracy'. More than 1,500 international delegates are expected to attend the event, which aims to promote international co-operation and strengthen understanding and communication in the field of heritage.

Heritage Futures is a 4-year research programme (2015-2019) funded by an AHRC Large Grant, and supported additionally by its host universities and partner organisations. The project is carrying out ambitious interdisciplinary research to explore the potential for innovation and creative exchange across a broad range of heritage and related fields, in partnership with a number of academic and non-academic institutions and interest groups.

The AHRC Heritage Priority Area team – led by Rodney as Heritage Leadership Fellow, and based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology – works with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the heritage research community, and heritage partner organisations, to draw together and stimulate the development of a wide range of research across the arts and humanities that makes an important contribution to understanding heritage and key global challenges. They also aim to support the interconnections between research, policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally.