Event Date: 23 July 2012 - 25 July 2012
Location: Snowdonia National Park Field Studies Centre
Type of Event: Conference and Fieldtrips
Spencer Smith, RCAHMW, Dr. Enrique Diaz-Martinez, Instituto Geologico y Minero de España, Spain, Dr. João Matos, Laboratorio National de Energia e Geologia, Portugal and Prof. Philippe Cayla, University of Nantes, France.
ICOMOS-UK is pleased to invite you to its Summer Meeting and AGM at the
Snowdonia National Park Field Studies Centre, Plas Tan-y-Bwlch,
Gwynedd, north-west Wales, organised in collaboration with the Royal
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW).
This meeting will focus on the spectacular sites and forthcoming nomination of the Slate Industry of Northern Wales for World Heritage status. We will visit some of the vast quarries, mines and surviving settlements of what were the world's largest slate quarries and discuss aspects of the management and conservation of such complex industrial sites and landscapes. We will include a trip on the historic Ffestiniog Railway which runs past Plas Tan -y-Bwlch, itself a former slate quarry owner's mansion in magnificent mountainous surroundings.
On the third day delegates will be joined by members of the Pan-European tlanterra Inter-reg Partnership from France, Portugal and Spain, who will give presentations on slate industries in other parts of Europe, to put the Welsh industry in international context, and lead a discussion of ‘ valorisation’ (gaining heritage value from the industrial heritage) which is a particular interest of this international group.
For more information please contact ICOMOS-UK on:
Tel: 020 7566 0031