York Spaces is the first of two seminars organised by the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee exploring links between the tangible and intangible heritage in terms of the association of people to the spaces and places they experience as visitors. The part played by cultural expression and community participation in creating meaning and memories for cultural tourists is investigated.
The York Spaces Seminar explores internal and external spaces. It addresses the ways in which visitors to heritage tourism attractions utilize space, at different levels of scale and from different perspectives. Speakers include Professor Myra Shackley, Nottingham Trent University; Janet Barnes, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust and Steve Cinderby, University of York. The day will finish with a guided walk through tourist York directed by John Oxley, City of York archaeologist, to enable participants to see how the different sites and attractions discussed by the presenters are spatially related and experienced by the visitor within the urban cultural tourism landscape of the city.
The seminar will take place in the House of Laymen, St. William's College, 5 College Street, York YO1 7JF. Tickets are priced at £45 for non-members, £40 for ICOMOS-UK members and £35 for students. This includes lunch and tea/coffee.