Programme - 30 May

The Vision for Heritage - Maritime, Transport & Industrial

The programme of keynote speakers and workshops is organised by The Maritime Heritage Trust

09.00 – 10:00

  • Registration and Coffee
  • Introduction on behalf of The Maritime Heritage Trust
  • Welcome on behalf of Cardiff Council – Huw Thomas, Leader
  • Welcome on behalf of Volvo Ocean Race, Johan Sale’n, Co-President

10.00 – 10.25

Finding inspiration in a changing world for heritage
Matthew Tanner, Chief Exec of ss Great Britain & Brunel Institute in Bristol


10.25 – 10.50 

A Sustainable Future?
Using the recent HLF strategic framework consultation to develop a fresh approach to supporting heritage
Sara Crofts, Head of Historic Environment, Heritage Lottery Fund

10.50 – 11.15
Finding new audiences and inspiring them

Victoria Rogers, Museum Manager, Cardiff Story



11.30 - 11.55
Tackling the skills challenge and engaging young people in conservation and operation
Piran Harte and Victoria Wallworth, National Historic Ships UK

11.55 - 12.15
Attracting young people to steam engineering
The BESTT project

12.15 - 12.30
Speaker panel questions and plenary


12:30 - 13.30


13.30 - 13.50 
Making a project thrive - pointers from successful small museums
Emma Chaplin, Director, Association of Independent Museums

13.50 - 14.10
Hospital ships and Ambulance trains - social history in the heritage environment

Jason Semmens, Director, The Museum of Military Medicine

14.10 - 15.00 WORKSHOP
Short contributions from a range of preservation projects

15:00 - 15:30

Concluding remarks
Acknowledgements and thanks
By Conference Chair

Departing from the Exchange Hotel

  • Visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Alexandra Head
  • Open Top Bus Tour of the ABP Port of Cardiff
  • Boat tour of the Bay and the River Taff

The Pierhead Building will kept open for free public access to see the permanent exhibition and film show until 18.00 courtesy of Welsh Government.