The Port Arthur Historic Site Management
Authority presents this semi-regular series of Talks by authoritative
speakers on a variety of topics, ranging from history and conservation
to environmental issues, research results, study tours and much
more. Rich and varied subjects and speakers make for fascinating
listening and discussion.
Held every couple of months at the Junior Medical Officer’s
Conference Room at Port Arthur Historic Site, the Talks are free of
charge and open to anyone who is interested in the topic.
Climate Change and what it means for Heritage
Far from being an isolated voice at the bottom end of the earth,
Tasmania is contributing substantially to the global conversation about
how we navigate the challenges in cultural heritage associated with a
rapidly changing environment.
Dr Caitlin Vertigan shares highlights of her keynote presentation to
the international Sea Change conference in Blackpool. This presentation
is effectively a summary of what everyone else in the international
heritage world is talking about in relation to responses to the impacts
of climate change. Dr Vertigan will also share her experiences of some
heritage places around the UK that are facing similar challenges.
Aside from working for PAHSMA for many years, Dr Vertigan has a PhD
in marine ecology, working in Victoria on both marine and terrestrial
ecological projects, extensive science communication, and bridging the
gap between the heritage and the scientific worlds. She currently is
employed as a Conservation Project Officer at Port Arthur where she is
responsible for the conservation and management of the natural values of
PAHSMA’s World Heritage Sites.
The building at the rear of the Junior Medical Officer’s House, Port Arthur Historic Site
Light refreshments provided
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