The Institute of Historic Building Conservation's (IHBC) 2012 Annual School, supported by English Heritage, runs from 21st to 23rd June at Winchester. It explores the vital concept of "significance", in the context of assessing degrees of importance for our heritage and thus deciding how best to manage it.
Why assess "Significance"?
The theme of the IHBC annual school is so important because significance is key to current approaches in the heritage sector in assessing the value of elements of our heritage: quite simply we need to know how important a given element of the heritage is in order to best manage it and to prioritise in comparison with other heritage work. The concept has been adopted in recent planning legislation; PPS5 and now the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Assessing significance also underpins much of the heritage protection and designation work of English Heritage and features across a number of measures within the National Heritage Protection Plan (NHPP).
Who is the Annual School for?
The school is for a wide range of professionals involved in planning, management and conservation of heritage.
Where and when is it?
The annual school takes place in Winchester 21st-23rd June 2012: the main venue is the Victorian Guildhall.
For further details see the IHBC Annual School website