Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage

What has heritage ever done for us?

What has heritage ever done for us? (… and what would we like heritage to do for York?):
Community visions for the future of York’s heritage

Venue: Friargate Meeting House

We invite anyone interest in York’s future to join us to explore what ‘heritage’ might have to do with it.

York is a city known for its heritage.

York also faces certain challenges: for example, housing, wages and making the city centre an affordable and easy place to spend time during the day and at night.

How can we think about York’s heritage in ways which help us address these challenges?

How might York’s heritage become a resource that helps us live well together?

At this event, we’ll hear from lots of different people about their visions for the future of York’s heritage.

We’ll also work together to make plans. What do you know about York’s history – or the challenges the city faces today – and how can you contribute?

This event is free: see here for more information including how to book a ticket.

What has heritage ever done for us? is organised as part of the How should decisions about heritage be made? project and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Festival.

‘Then and Now’ image of Little Black Street, removed to create Duncombe Place and a clear view of the Minister. Image created by Richard and Lianne Brigham, York Past and Present.

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