Industry rediscovered: technical knowledge as critical to understanding industrial sites in Eastern Canada I

What:
Regular session
When:
9:00 AM, Tuesday 30 Aug 2022 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Breaks:
Break   10:30 AM to 11:00 AM (30 minutes)
How:

It is widely accepted that understanding a historic place is a critical first step to guide subsequent management and conservation. Industrial sites present a number of challenges as understanding their form, function, design, boundaries, and conservation often requires a high degree of technical expertise and experience. In Canada, gaining this expertise and information sharing is hampered by a limited number of institutions offering training in industrial archaeology and the lack of a national professional and avocational organization. Additionally, legislation to protect and conserve heritage properties is inconsistent across the provinces and territories, and land-use planning will sometimes fail to appreciate the scale of industrial sites or their capacity for adaptive re-use. To address these challenges, this session will bring together industrial archaeologists and heritage planners from across eastern Canada to reflect on the importance of resource-specific technical knowledge, as well as best practice approaches for conserving and interpreting industrial heritage.

This session was originally proposed by Henry Cary

Moderator
Canadian Industrial Heritage Center
President

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