The Bartlett Real Estate Institute


digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS 2017 London symposium

13 November 2017–15 November 2017, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

digital cultural heritage - FUTURE VISIONS 2017

Innovative new data collection and digital visualisation techniques can capture and share historic artefacts, places and practices faster, in greater detail and amongst a wider community than ever before.

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The Bartlett Real Estate Institute & the University of Queensland


Here east
E15 2GW
United Kingdom

Yet for many, gaps still exist between these evolving technologies and their application in everyday heritage practice. Following the success of a sister conference in Brisbane, Australia in April 2017, this symposium will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management. It will provide a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrate best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.

This symposium is designed to encourage critical debate across a wide range of heritage-related disciplines.


  • Early bird - £195 (available until 30 October 2017)
  • Full rate - £225
  • Student rate - £150
  • One day rate - £125

Delegates giving a paper must register for the whole conference. For queries please contact Chris Landorf at c.landorf@uq.edu.au or Kelly Greenop at k.greenop1@uq.edu.au.

Keynote speakers

Professor Sarah Kenderdine (EPFL, Switzerland)

Professor Sarah Kenderdine
Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice, especially in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative.

Sarah is currently Professor of Digital Museology in the College of Humanities at EPFL, Switzerland.

Professor Andong Lu (Nanjing University, China)

Professor Andong Lu
Andong Lu is Professor in Architecture and Urbanism, Nanjing University and Executive Chief-editor of the Architectural Journal (International Edition), China. He completed PhD at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, and was a Fellow of Wolfson College.

Professor Lu has published widely in academic journals, including the Journal of Architecture, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, Time + Architecture and World Architecture, etc. He co-edited with François Penz the Urban Cinematics (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and with Wowo Ding and Arie Graafland the Cities in Transition (NAi010 Press, 2015).

He is working on Steady Steps Forwards: Reflective Architectural Practice in China, a special issue of Architecture Design (forthcoming 2018). He is an architect, curator and filmmaker. His current research focuses on modern vernacular heritages in China, including early-20th century cocoonery architecture and the wetland settlements in the Yangtze Delta region.

Mr Tim Williams, FSA (University College London)

Tim Williams
Tim Williams is Reader in Silk Roads Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is also Degree Programme coordinator for the MA Managing Archaeological Sites & the MA Urban Archaeology, Director of the Ancient Merv Project (Turkmenistan), Member of ICOMOS and the International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM), Academic Board member of the Institute for Field Research.

Mr Williams’ background is in urban archaeology, especially Roman, Islamic & Central Asian; approaches to complex stratigraphy; and archaeological site management. He worked for the Department of Urban Archaeology (Museum of London), between 1981-1991, and then was Head of Archaeology Commissions at English Heritage, before joining UCL in 2002, and has undertaken long running projects in Beirut, Lebanon & Merv, Turkmenistan.

His current research focuses on the development of urbanism along the Silk Roads. He is an ICOMOS expert member on advisory missions and panels, and undertook the ICOMOS thematic study of the Silk Roads, which moved away from the emphasis on east-west interaction by exploring the complexity and dynamics of cultural exchange. It provided the basis for the UNESCO World Heritage nomination strategy for the Silk Roads.

He is now working on the South Asian Silk Roads project, and assisting the Kingdom of Bhutan to develop its national heritage inventory using the Getty Conservation Institute’s open source system ARCHES.


Early Bird - £195 (available until 30 October 2017), Student rate - £150, One day rate - £125