Its very exciting to announce that the Ministry of Defense will be the latest organization represented at the Communicating World Heritage conference. Experiencing a period when many of us are troubled by the destruction of World Heritage in various parts of the world, it is timely that “Communicating World Heritage” conference delegates will be hearing from this latest of our confirmed guest speakers, Lt. Col. Tim Purbrick on the 9th October, at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The Ministry of Defence is another impressive addition to the conference programme and will form part of the ‘Communicating with Governments and the Public Sector’ session.
Lt. Col. Purbrick is the SO1 Cultural Property Protection at Army HQ. This is a new appointment as the Armed Forces move to deliver against the obligations of the Hague Convention (1954). His conference presentation will be ‘Delivering a Military Cultural Property Protection Capability’.