TOPIC:  Constructing the past: the impact of changes in heritage legislation
SPEAKER:  Mike Scurr
DATE:  Tuesday, 15 July 2014
TIME: 19h45 for 20h00
VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads

Mike Scurr will examine the impact that changes in heritage legislation have had on conservation practice. International standards, for example those set out in the Venice Charter and the Burra Charter informed newer approaches to conservation and these have been enshrined in the South African Heritage Resources Act. This has changed the way in which conservation is approached and implemented.
Mike Scurr is an architect and a heritage practitioner with extensive experience in the conservation and re-use of historic structures. He holds a Master’s degree in the Conservation of the Built Environment from UCT and is a partner in the practice Rennie Scurr & Adendorff. Mike is a member of the Cape Institute for Architecture’s Heritage Committee and also a part-time lecturer at CPUT.