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'Railways Across the Commonwealth'     Our Autumn lecture series on railways across the Commonwealth finished on 13 December with a brilliant talk from Helen Ashby and Steve Davies on the Sierra Leone railway and National Railway Museum. Thank you to all who joined us online over the course of the series and for your […]
Chinese shop houses and the legacy of a former East India Company settlement, George Town, Penang, Malaysia: fascinating insights from Gwynn Jenkins. The neighbouring houses (pictured above and below) demonstrate cultural change as the settlement in George Town evolved to become part of the World Heritage Site. Both houses would have at one time looked […]
Join our Spring lecture series Cast iron structures across the Commonwealth Wednesday 1 May, 6pm GMT: Andrew Smith, ‘Cast iron in Jamaica’, chaired by Peregrine Bryant Andrew Smith, MA CEng MIStructE. is a structural engineer. Much of his work has been on existing structures, often historic, usually to repair and sometimes to adapt them to […]
Students and professionals at the University of Singapore practise mixing lime under the supervision of Lee Godfrey - Senior Mason Conservator at York Minster Works Department.   With the support of our Commonwealth Heritage Skills Programme between 6–12 April 2023 the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted heritage skills workshops with teaching from Lee Godfrey and Laura […]
The four Commonwealth bursary students, Daniel Guenther, Su Lin Teh, Shavon Campbell, and Muhd Syahid Tan, join Noel Henry, the Commonwealth tutor, and the Commonwealth Heritage Forum consultant team, outside the earth-building workshop at the Dumfries House estate.  Four students from Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, and Jamaica have recently completed The Prince’s Foundation Summer School at Dumfries House near […]
£12.26 million will be awarded over the next four years to support our Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme, the largest single investment in heritage skills in Commonwealth history. The Programme will train more than 3,500 young people in heritage skills in countries where there is little existing capacity to address heritage at […]
Mark Womersley with students from the Grantley Adams Memorial School and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute (SJPI), technical college. The students learned to record the structure and map out the evolution of the former slave hospital at Blackman’s plantation, which now sits in the grounds of the school. It is the last former hospital on the […]
Mark Womersley, historic buildings specialist, assists students and tutors from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) to finish off the building of a small trial lime kiln, at Lears Quarry, Barbados. They used rubble coral stone and bedded it on a mortar made from hydrated lime and cement at a 1:1:6 mix. The aggregate consisted of the […]
11 early career heritage conservation professionals have started their training on the Antigua Research Studio.
The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has pledged funds to support heritage tourism on the Island.
The Commonwealth Heritage Forum has established a heritage skills training opportunity at St John’s, Antigua, as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Heritage Skills (CHS) Training Programme.
The Commonwealth Heritage Forum will award four full bursaries to students and professionals from the Commonwealth to attend the Prince’s Foundation Summer School at Dumfries House near Glasgow, Scotland, in July 2023.

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