New Context out now! Ireland under the scope… from the evolving CO to national climate change planning, and urban house museum-making to architects in conservation

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around heritage in Ireland and offering learning on the diverse issues faced by heritage on this western edge of Europe, from the evolving role of the (architectural) Conservation Officer (CO), to leadership in the philosophies and actions of care, repair, enhancement and much more.

The new issue, Context No. 163, explores the rich landscape of historic building conservation in Ireland, with a case study in Dublin tenements, historical conservation philosophy, progressive legislative planning and how architecture and conservation practice have been evolving in Ireland.

There are also the usual regular features such as book reviews, reports from the IHBC Chair and Director and much more.

Themes articles include:

  • The development of Irish building conservation – Arthur Parkinson
  • The making of the 14 Henrietta Street Museum -Charles Duggan
  • The origins of the Buildings of Ireland – Alistair Rowan
  • To restore or to repair? – Frederick O’Dwyer
  • The RIAI’s role in conservation – John Graby and Robin Mandal
  • The evolving architectural conservation officer – Irenie McLoughlin
  • Ireland’s climate change sectoral adaptation plan – Jacqui Donnelly

Feature articles cover

  • The Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) for King’s Cross Station, by Claire Brady
  • An informative and scenic tour of the walled kitchen gardens of the Isle of Wight by Helen Thomas, and
  • An investigation by Harriet Bell into ‘Community matters: Participation, heritage and a local plan’.

Reading Context helps IHBC members develop their skills across all of the IHBC’s Areas of Competence, and so is a critical baseline in addressing priorities in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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See more IHBC background and guidance on IHBC CPD and on how you might use past, current and future issues of Context

See the formal guidance paper on IHBC CPD(scheduled for update)

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