12.45: Welcome by Dr. David Fleming OBE, Director of National Museums Liverpool
12:50-1:05: Welcome by the Chair, Prof. Ian Wray, Visiting Professor in Civic Design and Visiting Fellow, Heseltine Institute, University of Liverpool
Ian Wray will welcome the speakers and introduce the proceedings by raising three important questions: why did the former regional development agency support the city’s bid for World Heritage Status; what has the city made of its designation; and what is the significance and impact of the statement of Outstanding Universal Value?
1:10 -1:40: Keynote address: Duncan Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Historic England
Duncan Wilson will address the issues around the Liverpool WHS in its national context and some of the challenges that lie ahead, particularly the balance of heritage conservation with the future and growing City economy.
1:45-2:05: Prof. Mike Robinson, Director, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham
Mike Robinson will discuss Liverpool in the wider context of World Heritage Sites, particularly those in urban centres and the issues surrounding them nationally and internationally. He will provide an introduction into how we produce innovative and imaginative ways to understand and to translate the inter-relationships between heritage, tourism and culture.
2:55-3:30 Dr. David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool
NML and How We Interpret Liverpool’s Cultural Heritage
David Fleming will place the work of National Museums Liverpool on the built heritage in a wider context.
Dr. Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment, National Museums Liverpool
Putting the Museum in its Place by Putting Places in the Museum
Case study of the Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place project.
3:35-3:55: Paul Manning, Harcourt Developments
Case study – Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock: an exemplary conservation and restoration of a Grade II* building.
4:00-4:20: Steve Parry, managing director Ion Development
Case study - Heritage-sensitive new build at Mann Island. Steve Parry will discuss the benefits and challenges of successfully developing within the World Heritage Site, its buffer zone and setting of listed assets.
4:25-4:45 Phil Redmond CBE
Cultural Partnership – Phil Redmond will address the role of heritage and its importance in the City’s cultural ambitions moving forward; the successes of integrating cultural activities, people and events within internationally famous Liverpool and its historic landmarks.
4:50-5:20: Questions for the panel and discussion
5:25-5:35: Next steps Prof. Lin Foxhall, University of Liverpool
5:40-5:45: Closing remarks from the Chair
5:45-6:45: Drinks reception