March Newsletter 2020

OUR INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH

Australia House in London provided the venue for our hugely successful international launch on the evening of the 11th March 2020.

A splendid example of shared heritage at its finest, Australia House was the outcome of a competition in 1913 won by the Scots architect, Marshal Mackenzie. It was praised at its opening in 1919 as ‘a lasting monument to the importance of the Commonwealth’ – the ideal venue for the launch.

The evening attracted a full house, including High Commissioners from many Commonwealth countries, members of both houses of parliament, and leading architects and conservationists.

CARIBBEAN HERITAGE NETWORK

The recently established Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN), which the Commonwealth Heritage Forum has joined as an organisational member, hopes to develop a framework to promote the management of historic sites in the region, and promote cultural heritage, CHF Trustee, Peregrine Bryant, writes…

CITY HALL, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

Francis Maude, Director at Donald Insall Associates in London, describes the late 19th century City Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, and its connections with civic architecture in Britain. This conservation project also provides a good example of the benefits of collaborative partnerships, training workshops and formal sponsorship.

More information and photos for all topics can be found on our website

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