The First UK Maritime Heritage Forum

Date: 2-3 Dec 2008
Venue: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool


UK Maritime Collections Strategy (UKMCS) meeting. Free time for non-UKMCS meeting attendees including opportunity to visit Merseyside Maritime Museum and the new International Slavery Museum

Day Time Event
2 Dec 12.30-14.00  
2 Dec 14.30-17.30 Maritime Curators Group meeting
2 Dec 19.00-21.30 Drinks reception and buffet meal at Merseyside Maritime Museum

Session 1 Keynote and Panel Discussion.
Chair: Stephen Riley

3 Dec09.15-09.30Welcome address Tony Tibbles, Director of Merseyside Maritime Museum
3 Dec09.30-10.15Keynote lecture maritime heritage today** Sir Neil Cossons, former Chairman, English Heritage
3 Dec10.15-11.15 Panel Session
  • Kevin Fewster, Director, National Maritime Museum
  • Ellen Winser, Chair, Trustees of National Maritime Museum Cornwall
  • David Fleming, Director, National Museums Liverpool
  • Martyn Heighton, Director, National Historic Ships

Session 2 Case Studies Session.
Chair: Matthew Tanner, Director, SS Great Britain Trust

3 Dec11.45-13.00 Case Studies: Innovation in the maritime heritage sector
  • Exposing collections to a wider audience
    Liz Rees, Chief Archivist, Tyne and Wear Archives Service and Ian Whitehead, of Maritime History, Tyne and Wear Museums
  • New audiences – the 2005 Hello Sailor exhibition
    Jo Stanley, Consultant
  • The experience of a small maritime museu
    Jimmy Moncrieff, General Manager, Shetland Amenity Trust
3 Dec13.00-14.30Lunchge

Session 3 Updates on activity in the maritime heritage sector.
Chair: Kevin Fewster

3 Dec14.30-15.30 General updates by:
  • Advisory Committee National Historic Ships – Martyn Heighton, Director ACNHS
  • UK Maritime Collections Strategy – Kevin Fewster, Chair UKMCS
  • Maritime Curators Group – Richard Holdsworth, Chair MCG
  • Current archaeological issues – Sarah-Jane Farr, Secretary, Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers: UK Maritime Committee
3 Dec15.30Conclusions: Looking to the future Tony Tibbles, Director of Merseyside Maritime Museum
3 Dec15.45Finish

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