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Georgetown, Guyana Conserving Georgetown: Creating a Conservation Strategy The Commonwealth Heritage Forum is offering a range of Commonwealth Training Champion positions in 2024. The Commonwealth Training Champion programme provides opportunities for early career heritage professionals to undertake placements with Commonwealth partners and organisations. The long-term goal is to build local capacity in heritage management and hands-on […]
South Pacific (Fiji-based position) Envisioning Sustainable and Adaptable Architectural Heritage Restoration The Commonwealth Heritage Forum is offering a range of Commonwealth Training Champion positions in 2024. The Commonwealth Training Champion programme provides opportunities for early career heritage professionals to undertake placements with Commonwealth partners and organisations. The long-term goal is to build local capacity in heritage […]
The National Trust of Guyana supports the commissioning of specialist conservation consultants by the Commonwealth Heritage Forum to prepare a Conservation and Development Management Plan for the area of Kingston and Cummingsburg within the historic core of Georgetown, Guyana. The completed plan and the processes used to develop and inform it are intended to serve […]
Restoring a Tribute – Tan Kim Seng Fountain Larry Koh Hann Suk, Foo Chin Peng, Wong Chung Wan MAEK Consulting Pte Ltd The 142 years old Tan Kim Seng Fountain is currently undergoing major restoration exercise, probably the most extensive one to-date.  The fountain was commissioned by the British colonial authorities as a tribute to […]
We are very happy to share some exciting news from MS Srinivas, our former Commonwealth Heritage Forum-sponsored scholar at the University of Edinburgh: "I am delighted to inform you that I will be beginning my PhD in architectural history later this year at Harvard University! I was lucky enough to also be offered a Gates […]
Ms Esther Amara (left) and Ms Isatu Smith (right) outside a Krio Board House, a traditional style of architecture in Freetown. This is the house that the students will be working on during this Commonwealth Heritage Forum Skills Training Programme. Esther lives in the house and Isatu is Managing Director of West Africa Heritage Consultants, […]
The Sierra Leone National Railway Museum – An African Cultural Gem Helen Ashby OBE and Steve Davies MBE At the east end of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, lies a densely populated industrial suburb called Cline Town.  Few people are aware of the huge importance of Cline Town in the history of the country. […]
Fig. 1   Mundens Battery, dating from 1673 and expanded in 1708, is one of several military installations protecting the harbour of Jamestown. The island of St Helena - situated in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 2,500 miles east of Brazil and 1,200 miles west of Angola – is the UK’s second largest Overseas Territory.  […]
Bula! Greetings from Fiji Karin Taylor, CHF Trustee writes... It’s four years since I was last in Suva, and, despite the interruptions of a global pandemic and life 10,000 miles away, it suddenly doesn’t seem that long! I’m back with the National Trust of Fiji (NTF) for a month, but also this time representing the Commonwealth […]
The Commonwealth Heritage Forum and City & Guilds of London Art School are pleased to offer Introduction to Global Conservation: Commonwealth Summer School Be inspired by this rare opportunity to learn historic conservation skills in one of the few art schools in Britain still teaching traditional craftsmanship. In the first week, you will learn a […]
Upwards of 40 participants on the Barbados 'Train the Trainer' programme in May 2023 learned practical skills in masonry and plastering and working with lime. Highlights from 2023 We have had an incredibly busy and successful 2023, managing and delivering heritage skills training programmes in Barbados, Antigua, Singapore, Scotland, and Kolkata, along with funding students […]
MA in Traditional Arts  Our Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme has funded two full scholarships for Commonwealth students, Yusef Hourani (an artist from Perth, Western Australia) and Nur Fathiah (a calligrapher, born and raised in Singapore) to undertake the MA in Traditional Arts at The King’s Foundation School. The MA is a full-time, two-year, taught […]

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