Bridging the Atlantic


Trans-Atlantic dialogues on cultural heritage began as early as the voyages of Leif Ericson and Christopher Columbus, and continue to the present day, as Professor Mike Robinson tells Ben Goodwin.

‘Once a world port for the British Empire, Liverpool has long been intimately connected with North and South America and the flows of goods and peoples’, explains Professor Mike Robinson, Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham. ‘It therefore seemed fitting when arranging a conference exploring trans-Atlantic heritage and tourism, that it be hosted in the City of Liverpool.’