The Third UK Maritime Heritage Forum

Date: Wednesday 1 – Thursday 2 December, 2010
Venue: ss Great Britain, Bristol,


1 Dec13.00 onwardsWelcome Desk open (Visitor Centre)
1 DecTBCAdvisory Committee National Historic Ships (ACNHS) Meeting
(N.B. for ACNHS members only)
Venue: Kirby Laing Room
1 Dec14.30-16.30Tour of ss Great Britain
1 Dec14.30-17.00Maritime Educators Group
Venue: Board Room
1 Dec17.00-18.00Free time
1 Dec18.00-18.30 Formal Welcome to the 2010 UKMHF
Matthew Tanner, Director & Chief Executive, ss Great Britain TrustFollowed by brief business updates by:
  • National Historic Ships (NHS)
  • Maritime Curators Group (MCG)
  • UK Maritime Collections Strategy (UKMCS)
  • Maritime Educators Group
Venue: Viridor Theatre
3 Dec18.30-20.30 Reception: wine and finger buffet
Venue: First Class Dining Saloon & Hayward Saloon

Session 1

2 Dec08.45-09.00Tea and coffee
2 Dec09.00-09.15Welcome and Introduction
Dr Kevin Fewster
Director, National Maritime Museum
2 Dec09.15-10.15Keynote Lecture
Dame Jenny Abramsky
Chair of Heritage Lottery Fund
2 Dec10.15-10.45Coffee break

Session 2

2 Dec10.45-12.00 How Can Museums & Historic Vessels Respond Proactively to the Current Economic Climate?
Bill Ferris, Chief Executive, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust Jonathan Griffin, Director, National Maritime Museum, Cornwall Jane Ryder, Chief Executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) & Scottish Representative, ACNHS

Session 3: Archive Session

2 Dec12.15-13.00 Stories From Within The Archive
Chair: Margarette Lincoln, Deputy Director, National Maritime MuseumRhian Tritton, Director of Museum & Educational Services, best uk essay writing services ss Great Britain Trust Dr Kirsty Reid, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Bristol
2 Dec13.00-14.00Lunch

Session 4 Technology Session

2 Dec15.30-15.45 Technology and Audiences
Chair: Martyn Heighton, Director, National Historic Ships
Representing ships: then and now - Professor Crosbie Smith, Professor of the History of Science, University of Kent
"It’s just an old ship!" The ss Great Britain, and her latter-day conservation and interpretation - Matthew Tanner, Director & Chief Executive, ss Great Britain Trust

Session 5 Closing Session

2 Dec15.30-15.45 Closing remarks
Kevin Fewster, Director, National Maritime Museum
2 Dec15.45 Preview of the 2011 UK Maritime Heritage Forum by the 2011 host
Richard Holdsworth, Museum & Heritage Director, Chatham Historic Dockyard
2 Dec15:45Finish

The full programme is available to view here.

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