Housing History Afternoon: Inverclyde

Lucy Wood (Advisor)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

This event was held at the Inverclyde Heritage Hub, Greenock, on 30th May 2018, and ran as an afternoon on researching post-war housing histories. During the afternoon there was a talk by architectural historian Diane Watters of Historic Environment Scotland, who gave an overview of the national and local history and archives of post-war housing. Vincent Gillen, Social History Curator at IHH, also offered a talk about the architectural history of Inverclyde, and both before and after the talks representatives of the IHH were on hand to showcase some of their archive images and materials, and to indicate the ways in which these tools could be used in further research. In addition, the event featured for the first time an exhibition on the history of tower blocks, part of which included a pop-up Museum Box with content to view and handle such as slides, photographs, a tablet and digital scanner. The exhibition was in place at the IHH for one week.The Housing History Afternoon was free and open to everyone.
Period30 May 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationGreenock, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional