Professor Mike Robinson - Predictor Podcast (Ep61) - Cultural heritage, tourism & Ironbridge Gorge

Jun 05, 2013, 12:28 PM

Lucy speaks with Professor Mike Robinson, Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham. Mike outlines the differences between different types of cultural heritage, distinguishing national and world heritage sites. 2013 sees the Institute running two major conferences. The first, in Taiwan, follows the challenges of balancing tourism and heritage. The second conference, ‘Rust, Regeneration and Romance’, addresses how we see iron and steel as part of our cultural landscape, and is being held at Ironbridge, itself a World Heritage Site.

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