‘People Power! – Catalyst for Change’ IHBC Summer School 2016

Written by Angie Creswick

The weekend after the Brexit vote I attended the IHBC summer school in Worcester. At the conclusion of the event, where community engagement had been a recurring theme, I had a fascinating tour of three of Worcester’s Georgian churches. The conservation needs of these churches is being addressed through three very different approaches. Continue reading

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Venugopalaswamy temple in Karnataka, India

Written by Sonali Dhanpal

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View of Sanctum sanctorum. Photo by author. 

Authenticity is a concept widely discussed, defining something true, genuine or original. The romantic notion of an ‘unspoilt’ past in people’s imagination is met by authenticity, a form of social construction. But authenticity is perceived very differently in the Indian context and this is exemplified in the replantation of the Venugopalaswamy temple in Karnataka, India. Continue reading