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Insights from the 2023 UK Maritime Heritage Forum Conference

Posted: Friday 29th September 2023

Insights from the 2023 UK Maritime Heritage Forum Conference

The 2023 theme for the annual UK Maritime Heritage Forum Conference was Transformation and Renewal. The papers highlighted the impact of physical, cultural, and personal transformation in heritage practice.

Examples from all over the UK demonstrated the efforts to connect with and cater to the local communities, maritime and beyond. The Merseyside Maritime Museum (National Museums Liverpool), the conference's host, welcomed the delegates with a striking keynote presenting the proposed transformation of the historic Liverpool waterfront to become a museum without walls to bring the community together in its largest communal space, interpreting and providing access to the dry docks, as well as creating a new contemplation space on-site to reflect on the early modern British slave trade.

The willingness to communicate the importance of our maritime heritage was widely shared, with interpretation projects of all scales presented. Read the full blog about the conference here: Insights From The 2023 Uk Maritime Heritage Forum Conference | Blogs | Learn & Explore | Heritage & Education Centre (lrfoundation.org.uk)