New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage Manifesto from Heritage Link.

Posted December 3rd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We’ve been members of Heritage Link for some time, appreciating how they are able to act on behalf of a wide range of heritage organisations.  This week they launched the Heritage Manifesto.  You can download it as a pdf here, but I ...

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British Waterways looking to its future.

Posted December 3rd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Barges on the Birmingham Canal by slack12 on flickr (click picture for original) This blog post from Stephen Bubb, the CEO of ACEVO caught my eye: I have had discussions with British Waterways about their interest in becoming a third sector organisation a currently ...

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Historic buildings give us a stronger sense of place.

Posted November 30th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The West Midlands Regional Observatory reports: Research launched by English Heritage has found a significant link between an adult’s ‘sense of place’ and the concentration of historic environment assets within their area. Sense of Place and Social Capital and the Historic Built Environment (pdf, ...

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Heritage Funding Directory

Posted November 29th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

You might like to know that Heritage Link has updated and relaunched it’s funding directory.  The organisation had brought together dozens of different sources in one searchable form just here. Use it and good luck! —- You can donate to Birmingham Conservation Trust here or ...

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Heritage Lottery Fund Celebrates 15th Birthday.

Posted November 27th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Admittedly we’re coming to the end of the month but Heritage Link reminded us that the Heritage Lottery Fund is 15 years old this month: HLF has made a difference across the UK – some areas of funding include : regeneration where ...

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Birmingham Central Library “granted immunity from listing”

Posted November 23rd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

Central Library in Birmingham by Rory Munro - click for original. The government has announced that the John Madin designed Birmingham Central Library will not be listed – which means that the building can now be demolished as part of Birmingham’s Big City ...

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Government to announce decision on Listing for Birmingham Central Library

Posted November 22nd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Central Library. Photo: Matthew Black Tomorrow we are all expecting to find out the fate of Birmingham’s famous  Central  library.  Will it be listed, and so protected from demolition, or not?  Culture minister Margaret Hodge has the final say and  it is ...

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery wins lottery funding

Posted November 20th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) has won £4.8 million worth of lottery money to create a Birmingham History wing which will look into the city’s development and the history of its people, it was announced today. We would like to congratulate the ...

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Gethin Thomas’s images of the Newmans Brothers

Posted October 30th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

More images of Newman Brothers – this time from Gethin Thomas.

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Wonderful photos of the coffin works from the Birmingham Flickr meet.

Posted September 15th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

On Friday September 11th about 15 people from the Birmingham Flickr Group had a chance to wander around Newman Brothers.  Above are many of the remarkable images they took. (To see the slideshow in full screen click here) Unfortunately the Coffin Works project ...

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