Salvage work on the scuttled SMS Hindenburg in Scapa Flow. She was refloated by Cox & Danks Ltd. on 22nd July 1930
image: Orkney Library & Archive. Photographer W H Hourston
We are delighted to announced our confirmed speakers.
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The conference begins Thursday 17 October with the Opening event at 4pm
Chair Janette Park, Curator, Stromness Museum
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Andrew Han Lin Choong , Curator, Historic Photographs & Ships plans, National Maritime Museum Greenwich
SCUTTLING AND SALVAGE SESSION
Chair Ian Johnstone
Tom Muir, Exhibitions and Engagements Officer, Orkney Arts, Museums & Heritage, Orkney Islands Council
Sheila Garson, Trustee, Stromness Museum
Brian Budge, Local Historian
Angus Konstam, Author and Historian
SCAPA NOW: HERITAGE MANAGEMENT SESSION 1
Chairs Prof Jane Downes
KEYNOTE Prof Chris Rowland, Professor of 3D Visualisation, Dundee University
Philip Robertson, Deputy Head of Designations (Inventories and Marine) Historic Environment Scotland
Janette Park, Curator, Stromness Museum
Darren Cox, Conservator
Rachel Boak, Curator & Jude Callister, Visitor Services Team Leader, Orkney Arts, Museums & Heritage, Orkney Islands Council
PANEL DISCUSSION Community Custodianship and Shared Heritage
There are many metal objects in homes, garages and museums that have come from the original salvage work carried out in Orkney. These objects, whether domestic or museum artefact, are a tangible legacy of Orkney’s salvage story and along with the family stories that go along with them should be preserved.
If you have some objects that have come from the German Fleet and would like to share your story please come along with a photograph of the object.We aim to build up the museums knowledge on objects out-with the museum to create a ‘Community Catalogue’ that will help to identify objects and feed into future research.
No valuations for objects will be given.
SCAPA NOW: HERITAGE MANAGEMENT SESSION 2
Chair: Prof Colin Richards
KEYNOTE: Emily Turton, Dive boat skipper & Scapa 100 Initiative founding member
Kevin Heath, SULA Diving
Dr Andrew Trevett, Orkney Hyperbaric Chamber
Mark Littlewood, Project Officer (Consultancy), AOC Archaeology Group
Ben Saunders, Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine & Matt Skelhorn, Ministry of Defence Salvage and Marine Operations
LIVING WRECKS OF SCAPA FLOW
Chair Dr Jen Harland
KEYNOTE: Prof Joanne S Porter & Dr Andrew Want, Heriott Watt University
Penny Martin, Orkney Sub Aqua Club
Dr Gareth Davies, managing Director, Aquatera
Further contributors to be announced
CREATIVE COMMUNITY COMMISSIONS
Animating Scapa 100 – a collaborative community project run jointly by Stromness Museum and West Side Cinema with artist Elizabeth Hobbs
Scapa 100 Stories – a collaboration with Youth Café participants, Orkney Story Stack, & Stromness Museum
FRIDAY EVENING Musik and Bier, Royal Hotel upstairs room, a social evening – details to be announced.
SAT EVENING West Side Cinema LAST BREATH
(Cert 12A) BYOB Film screening (£5 / £3 students additional to conference fee)
A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen, but no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archive, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.
SUNDAY FIELD TRIP
NESS BATTERY / CHURCHILL BARRIERS / ITALIAN CHAPEL / ORKNEY FOSSIL & HERITAGE CENTRE, BURRAY
A full day is planned to give delegates the opportunity to experience how deeply embedded the history of Scapa Flow is within the Orkney landscape.
This tour, with expert guide Andrew Hollinrake, takes in the evocative site Ness Battery and its remarkably preserved mural before heading off on a bus tour of Scapa Flow down to the poignant Italian Chapel, across the striking Churchill Barriers to the Orkney Fossil & Heritage Centre in Burray for lunch, and to view their displays on Scapa Flow and the building of the barriers.
Place are limited to 32
Cost £40 this includes entry to all locations and lunch
More details here.
SUNDAY CONFERENCE DINNER
Stromness Hotel (additional to conference fee)
images: Stromness Museum artefacts – Rebecca Marr, Stromness Museum / Archive images – Orkney Library & Archive