Heritage Impact 150: Industrial Heritage Symposium
3 - 5 October 2013
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Dunedin Gasworks, the first and last site of town gas production in New Zealand. The Gasworks played a significant role in Dunedin's industrial, economic and social growth from 1863 until its closure in 1987. Today the Gasworks Museum forms a distinctive part of Dunedin's industrial legacy and raises important issues about how industrial heritage can be sustained in the light of national and international experience.
The symposium is intended to bring together people with expertise and an interest in indust! rial heritage including archaeologists, architects, archivists, curators, engineers, historians, local government leaders, planners, sociologists, and those involved in tourism, heritage maintenance and restoration. The Keynote speaker will be Sir Neil Cossons OBE, Patron of the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, former Chairman of English Heritage and world authority on industrial heritage. Other speakers are to be confirmed.
The symposium will take the form of plenary sessions and 30-45 minute breakout sessions for presentation of papers, seminars/workshops and 10 minute "heritage bites". There will be a trade exhibition associated with the event. A pre-symposium tour of industrial heritage sites in the wider Otago area and a Heritage Ball will be part of the programme. Four main industrial heritage strands are identified for the Symposium:
- Telling the industrial heritage story
- P! reserving the evidence
- Planning, Management and People
- Heritage - led regeneration in community development
We invite contributions to the symposium on the form provided, or by completing the online form on the Gasworks 150 website,
Symposium Programme: Ann Barsby, Symposium Convenor, T (03) 479 0169, firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium Organiser: Craig Bush, ExcellentEvents NZ Ltd, T (03) 477 8048, email@example.com