News from the Commonwealth Heritage Skills (CHS) Training Programme

Students and professionals at the University of Singapore practise mixing lime under the supervision of Lee Godfrey - Senior Mason Conservator at York Minster Centre of Excellence in Heritage Crafts Skills and Estate Management.   With the support of our Commonwealth Heritage Skills Programme (generously funded by the Hamish Ogston Foundation), between 6–12 April 2023 the […]
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 […]
We are very grateful to the Hamish Ogston Foundation for making the largest ever investment in heritage skills in Commonwealth history. £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 Programme will train more than 3,500 young people in heritage […]
Applications are invited for role of Consultant Training & Skills Coordinator at the Commonwealth Heritage Forum, supporting the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme. The Commonwealth Heritage Skills (CHS) Training Programme trains young people from disadvantaged communities and deprived backgrounds across the Commonwealth in all aspects of heritage conservation and related craft skills to […]
Clifford Pier – Singapore's historic waterfront gateway by Kelvin Ang  Inaugurated on 3 June 1933, the Clifford Pier is a unique building designed in a hybrid of the Art-Deco style and complemented with a strong Neo-Classical influence. Though the role of the pier today has changed, it remains a well-known waterfront landmark along Collyer Quay […]
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.
Over two weeks in January 2023, 40 young people from the Caribbean, UK, and US carried out a comprehensive investigation of the historic architecture of Roebuck Street, Bridgetown. The Roebuck Street Research Studio is an important step towards the conservation of this historic corridor, generating the data needed to inform a conservation management plan.
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.
The Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme at Roebuck Street, Barbados, has been a huge success, drawing in over 40 young participants from across the UK, the US, and the Caribbean.

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