Hems, A (2016) Critical heritage studies, cultural heritage and the current political context in the UK: supporting critical practice? In: Association of Critical Heritage Studies: UK Chapter Symposium, 11 July 2016, University of Exeter, Penryn, UK.

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This paper was conceived of as a brief and fairly straightforward survey of some of the current, imminent and potential shifts in policy and personnel, which might shape ‘heritage practice’ and which might become the basis for further analysis within critical heritage studies. It proposed a brief survey of the Culture White Paper and of the broad focus – if focus isn’t too flattering a term – of current government policy; the actual and potential implications of changes in governance in a number of heritage organisations, from the splitting up of English Heritage to the move to trust status by many local authority museums, and the inevitable impact of reductions in public funding. Instead, it was shaped by the events of late June and early July 2016: the EU Referendum, the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, games of football, Chilcot, and the Museum of the Year Award.

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