Conference

Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience Conference 29 & 30 July 2019

This two day international conference at Newcastle University is a key output pf the ‘Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience’ research project. It provides a platform to discuss the broader character of contemporary art in heritage and the impact of such projects on their producers and audiences, sharing knowledge across the arts and heritage sector for those engaged in or wishing to develop this area of practice. The conference is focused on the key themes of Creation and Encounters. The programme features presentations from artists, curators, heritage organisations and academic researchers who submitted papers through our Open Call, alongside panel discussions and keynote presentations from leading practitioners within the field. It also includes an opportunity to visit our research exhibition ‘Out of Place’ at Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery and a new MCAHE commission by Marcus Coates for National Trust Cherryburn located just outside the city in rural Northumberland. Participants and attendees staying over in Newcastle on 30 July also have the option of attending a post-conference networking breakfast and workshop on 31 July.  

Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience 2019 Conference Programme.

 

Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to confirm the involvement of two distinguished keynote speakers in our conference programme:

John Orna-Ornstein, Director of Culture and Engagement at the National Trust, with responsibility for leading the organisation’s care for, and programming of, its historic places. John was formerly director of museums for Arts Council England and head of London and national programmes for the British Museum, where he started his career as curator of Roman coins. 
 
Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Arts Commissions. Previously Jenny was Creative Producer of the London 2012 Festival for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, leading a team of producers delivering over 600 ambitious projects and partnerships across the UK.  Prior to that, Jenny created the outdoor programme at Somerset House, including the iconic ice rink, film and concert seasons. Jenny is a Cultural Fellow of Kings College London, and a member of the board of Artangel and the Barbican Centre.
 

Conference registration

Click on this link to book your conference tickets.

Early Bird Rates (until 31 May)

Organisations / salaried £150

Freelancers / students £60

Standard Rates (1 June – 12 July)

Organisations / salaried £250

Freelancers / students £100

Rates are for the full two days and include lunches, teas and coffees and the evening exhibition event at the Hatton Gallery on 29 July. Additional fees apply for the conference dinner (on 29 July), the Cherryburn visit and networking breakfast (on 31 July).

Conference Dinner

Delegates are invited to a conference dinner on the evening of 29 July. Tickets are £25 and can be purchased as part of your registration.

Conference location

The conference will take place in the Armstrong Building and Fine Art Building at Newcastle University’s city centre campus. Registration will take place in The Boiler House.

Newcastle University Campus Map for location and travel information.

Accomodation

Links to overnight accommodation options in Newcastle will be posted here shortly.