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International Heritage Launch event with students and academics.
International Heritage Launch event with students and academics.

On 11 October, staff, students and alumni came together to celebrate the relaunch of the International Centre for Heritage (formerly the Ironbridge Centre for Heritage Studies) with a reception held in the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

This was an opportunity for the Centre to celebrate the return of the in-person MA International Heritage Management, after its suspension during the COVID pandemic.

We are really excited about the launch of the International Centre for Heritage, which will provide a hub for interdisciplinary and global teaching and research in heritage, and welcoming students to our on-campus MA in International Heritage Management.

Dr Faye Sayer - Director of the International Centre for Heritage.

Based at the University of Birmingham, the Centre provides a hub for interdisciplinary research, teaching and practice that aims to positively change the impact of heritage on global societies, and support equality and wider human rights.

Its research impacts government policy, builds sustainable communities, and supports a diverse range of industries, at regional, national and international levels. Working with industry and community-based partners, the Institute builds innovative and creative mechanisms of public engagement and knowledge exchange.

The relaunch was also an opportunity for us to launch our University of Birmingham Museums and Heritage Group on LinkedIn. This is a community for alumni of the University of Birmingham's International Centre for Heritage (formerly the Ironbridge Centre for Heritage Management) and for Birmingham alumni who work across the heritage and museum sectors. Please do join, connect with each other and keep in touch with the University.