Reconnect:experience heritage – The Friday Forum: Friday 18th October 2013 (Organised By NZHPT)

The NZHPT has organised a Friday Forum: Heritage as part of the CCC  Reconnect:experience heritage  weekend event.
The times, presenters, subjects covered etc see below ...

Friday Forum: Heritage
Date: Friday 18th October 2013
Venue: Christchurch City Council, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

First Floor - Function Room (capacity 150)
Please register your intention to attend all or part of the forum at, phone 941 8999 by Wednesday 16th October.

Morning Session:

8.45 - 9.10 Meet and Greet

9.10 - 9.20 Rob Hall – New Zealand Historic Places Trust Southern Regional Manager GM to introduce the days’ events

9.20 - 9.30 New Zealand Historic Places Trust Chair Shonagh Kenderdine

9.30 - 10.00 Heritage and Community in the UC CEISMIC
Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive Paul Miller, Director CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive will focus on the different types of heritage being preserved in the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive.

10.00 – 10.30 Arts Centre Update
Chief Executive of The Arts Centre of Christchurch, André Lovatt will discuss the present and future vision for the Arts Centre and lead engineer John Trowsdale (Holmes Consulting Group) will provide an insight into current engineering considerations for the site.

10.30 - 11.00  Morning tea (provided)

11.00 - 11.30 Brendan Smyth and Victoria Bliss will discuss the repairs to their notable Lyttelton home (1876) following substantial damage in the earthquakes. Their two-storey, timber framed carpenter gothic style house, possibly designed by Samuel Farr, was the former home of Peter Cunningham, a prominent Lyttelton figure of the 1880’s.

11.30 – 12.00 ‘The Big Dig’: post-earthquake archaeology in Christchurch.
Katharine Watson, Director of Underground Overground Archaeology Ltd will talk about the nature and extent of the archaeological work being carried out in Christchurch & the broader Canterbury region as a result of the earthquake, and some of the stories being uncovered.

12.00 - 12.30 Quake City: Exhibiting the Canterbury earthquakes
Sarah Murray, Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum, will speak about the difficulties, delights and subsequent criticisms of collecting and exhibiting the Canterbury earthquakes. The talk will focus, in particular, on Canterbury Museum’s most recent attraction, Quake City.

12.30- 1.30 Lunch break

Afternoon session:

1.30 – 2.00 Waimakariri– a microcosm of Canterbury’s post-quake heritage story.

2.00 – 2.30 The Lyttelton Museum building is coming down, you have two days to organise getting stuff out...
Volunteer Firefighter, Lyttelton Museum Society Member, and urban planning lecturer, Roy Montgomery organised the ‘rescue’ of the Lyttelton Museum collection by the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade in the weeks immediately following Feb 22nd. Roy will provide a de-brief on disaster planning for museums from the perspective of a small museum that hadn’t done any disaster planning!

2.30 – 3.00 Post-Quake Akaroa.
Steve Lowndes, Chair of the Akaroa Civic Trust will talk about Akaroa, cruise ships and the stabilisation of the French Farm house.

3.00 -3.10 Rob Hall to close.

3.10 – 3.30  Afternoon tea. (provided)

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