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Coverage from the Heritage Centenary Debate

Date: 20/09/2013

This film brings coverage of the Heritage Centenary Debate which was live-streamed via the AHRC website on Monday 16 September.

The Debate brought together representatives from Heritage organisations including the AHRC, National Trust, English Heritage, and the Society of Antiquaries of London. 

The panel came together, in front of an audience made up of the general public, to mark the centenary of a landmark moment for Britain's heritage. The passing of the Ancient Monuments Amendment and Consolidation Act of 1913 which recognised for the first time that there are physical remains of the nations' history which are so special and so significant that the State has a duty to ensure their continued survival.

100 years on, perceptions of our past have evolved and so too have views about which aspects of heritage are significant, what should be protected and how our past should inform our present and future. It was this question that the debate set about addressing.

You can watch coverage of the debate on the AHRC's YouTube channel.

Over 100 users from across the world watched the live stream and many users of Twitter joined in the discussion. The Storify below reflects how social media users engaged with the issues raised about the future of heritage using the hashtag #debateheritage.


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