Speakers including Sharon Heal, director of the Museums Association, will be making the case for investing in heritage as part of a Prospect-organised seminar in historic York on Monday, January 26.
The event forms part of the union’s Heritage in a Cold Climate campaign, which was launched on the back of its report of the same name, and which examined the damaging impact of government spending cuts from the perspective of members working in the sector.
Chaired by Prospect national secretary Alan Leighton, the seminar will also feature York City Council leader, Cllr Dafydd Williams, Prospect vice-president Denise McGuire, and academic Dr Mick Taylor.
Sarah Ward, Prospect negotiations officer said: “I’m very pleased that we are able to hold this event in York, a city with a proud and interesting history and a thriving heritage sector.
“We have some very interesting speakers and so I hope we can look forward to a lively and informative debate which builds on the success of last year’s London seminar.”
She added: “Through jobs and tourism, heritage makes a very important contribution to the economy, as well as benefiting health, well-being and social inclusion. But without proper investment this cannot be sustained.”
The event will take place between 5.30 and 8.30 at Kings Manor, University of York, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP. It is free and open to all those with an interest in heritage – members and non-members alike. A glass of wine is included and there will be a chance to network towards the end of the evening.
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