Conference Programme

We are delighted to present the Programme as of February 21, 2019!

   ARMS WIDE OPEN: Strategies for Engaging with Diverse Communities

18th ICNT BERMUDA PROGRAMME
AT A GLANCE

March 26-30 2019

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ARMS WIDE OPEN PROGRAMME

Tuesday, March 26

10:00 am to Midnight    Registration at Fairmont Southampton

All day             INTO Executive meetings at Waterville, Bermuda National Trust HQ

Evening           Meet & Greet – Informal welcome for delegates at Fairmont Southampton

Wednesday, March 27 – St George’s

ICNT in St George’s, Bermuda’s first capital (1612-1815) and a UNESCO World Heritage site

Morning           Opening ceremony – The World Heritage Centre (WHC), St George’s

Song and Talk by Queen Quet

Lunch at Tempest Restaurant – enjoy a family style gathering

Afternoon        Walking tours of the historic old town

                         Opening Address – Gus Casely-Hayford: Africa’s art history is our future

                         Leadership Panel – For Everyone: Promoting diversity and inclusion in heritage and conservation

Moderator: Alana Anderson. Panelists: HRH Princess Dana Firas, Dame Pamela Gordon Banks, Dame Fiona Reynolds, Gus Casely-Hayford

Evening           Welcome reception at Government House hosted by His Excellency the Governor John Rankin

Thursday, March 28 – National Museum of Bermuda, Dockyard

ICNT at the National Museum of Bermuda in the Royal Naval Dockyard. Built in the late 18th century when Bermuda became “Gibraltar of the West”, the Royal Naval Dockyard was the central link in a chain of Atlantic bases designed to protect and defend Britain

Morning           Bermuda Insight: Dr Edward Harris, Executive Director Emeritus of the National Museum of Bermuda

Dockyard walking tours

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Open to All – Whose heritage counts?  In this conversation we interrogate some of the factors that determine what is eventually labelled as heritage and what happens to cultural heritage that is excluded.

Open Minds – Advocating for heritage in the 21st century How do National Trusts engage governments, thought leaders and communities in the age of social media, populism and identity politics when institutions of all kinds are often regarded with suspicion of accused of elitism?

Open Spaces – Small and beautiful  Balancing development and sustainability in small island environments.

Open for Business – Financially sustainable sites  How to bring a business perspective to sites you own or operate by: reimagining sites; commercial gain at your sites; cost reduction opportunities.

Opening Minds – Are the kids alright? How do we consistently engage with younger audiences?

 Afternoon        Lunch at Frog & Onion – Shopping available at the Craft Market and the Dockyard Art Centre

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Open to All – Making the dream work Recruiting and retraining teams who are expert and reflect the diversity of the heritage they care for

Open Houses – Alternative energy for built heritage The challenges and rewards

Open Spaces – Boosting biodiversity  Bringing endangered species back to life

Open for Business – Building success by growing your audience  Insights into the science of membership development

Open Minds – Connecting children with nature Creator: David Bond  Project Wild Thing Master class

Afternoon        Plenary Address – John Orna-Ornstein, Director of Culture, National Trust for England Wales and Northern Ireland:

Diversity and people-centered conservation

Evening           Dinner at Fourways Inn Restaurant with a warm welcome from Coral Beats, Bermuda’s all-woman drum band

Friday, March 29 – Fairmont Southampton

Morning           Discussion on Reciprocity – INTO Trustee Natalie Bull

Plenary Address – Gail Lord on Cultural Tourism

Regional meetings

Afternoon        Lunch, including Kite Exhibition Display

Plenary Address – Andrew Potts: Introducing the ICOMOS Climate Heritage Network

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

Open to All – Joys and woes of heritage tourism  Striking the balance between commercialization and benefits of heritage tourism  

Open Houses – Preserving the past, building for the future:  Preservation skills and community empowerment

Open Spaces – Prepare for the worst, hope for the best  Focus on the slower moving impact of climate change, including displacement and planned relocation of heritage assets

Open for Business – Revenue generation and retail best practices  Understanding social enterprise/revenue generation at your sites.

Open Minds – Reimagining Verdmont  Seminar at Bermuda National Trust estate house Verdmont with the goal of coming up with new exhibits or mission for the museums stuck in the past

Plenary Address – HRH Princess Dana Firas of Jordan

Speed dating/networking – Delegates’ opportunity to drill down with experts in conservation and to meet with INTO executive leaders on how to make the most of INTO

Evening           Dinner Dine-around – Dinners with local hosts in their homes

Saturday, March 30 – Fairmont Southampton

Morning           Plenary Address – David Brown, National Trust for Historic Preservation

INTO General Assembly. UN Sustainable Development Goals launch. INTO Awards Ceremony

Afternoon        Conference Initiative

The Last Straw: Lessons learned from campaigns to reduce the use of single use plastic items

BREAKOUT SESSION 4

Open to All – Learning from inscription of World Heritage Sites

            Examining what ultimately ensures heritage conservation and who it is for

Open House – Arches  A demonstration of the Getty Conservation Institute/World Monuments Fund open source platform for heritage inventories. How Arches works, from its creators and a “real world” user

Open Spaces – Unwelcome guests How to tackle invasive species on land and sea

Open for Business – Focus on fundraising  What is the special value proposition of national trusts and how do we build and implement a successful fund development strategy?

Open minds – Creative preservation  Utilizing collections, landscapes, contemporary arts and commerce in dynamic ways to engage new and diverse audiences with heritage

Round table on workshop highlights – Moderators reflect on the best things they have learned from the conference

Closing speech from Dame Fiona Reynolds. Handover to the next ICNT host – Belgium

 

Evening           Beach Bash Bermuda Style with live band and dancing under the stars

 

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ARMS WIDE OPEN PROGRAMME