Strategic planning and design consultancy services for cultural programmes and projects...
Gjirokastra, Albania - World Heritage Site
Update - April 2017
Lancaster District Cultural Master Plan
We have recently been selected by Lancaster City Council to assess the options and outcomes for the reconfiguration and redesign of its museum service. The work involves taking a strategic, long-term view of the use of the City's cultural and heritage assets, estates and collections, their funding, investment and income, governance and management and producing a sustainable way forward in line with best practice. This includes design proposals for a new Collections Centre and the redevelopment of the City Museum within the Grade II* Listed Old Town Hall. This appointment is a continuation of our work for the City since 2011 and is designed to make the museum service a prime contributor to Lancaster's future economic growth and cultural wealth.
In association with DigVentures Ltd, we have recently carried out an assessment of the archaeological significance of Quay Meadow, an area of essentially undeveloped, open recreational land lying between Lancaster Castle and the River Lune. The potential of the site as an educational and tourism resource has also been explored in the context of Lancaster's wider cultural offer.
UNESCO Creative Cities Network
David Prince was a member of the International Scientific Committee for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) Conference in Ostersund, Sweden in 2016. The UCCN connects cities that wish to share experiences, ideas and best practices for cultural, social and economic development and now consists of 116 cities in 54 countries.
The Dead Sea Eco-tourism Network
Since 2015, we have been part of a multi-national team of experts looking at the potential for developing a regional eco-tourism strategy for the Dead Sea Basin. This new initiative aims to enhance the existing responsible tourism activities in the southern part of the Jordan Rift Valley and to help create new professional networks that support cross-border community involvement.
Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah, Kuwait
We have recently been appointed by HE Sheikha Hussah Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah in positioning the Dar al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI) to become a United Nations' Cultural Centre of Excellence as part of the UNDP's South-South Cooperation Initiative. As envisaged, the DAI Cultural Centre of Excellence will comprise the Amricani Cultural Centre, the Yarmouk Cultural Centre and the Collections Office together with dedicated DAI buildings on the site of the Kuwait National Museum.
Balkans Cultural Heritage Programme
P+P is working with Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB), a non-governmental organisation based in Stockholm and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). CHwB works to safeguard cultural heritage, in its widest sense, as part of its work on inclusion, conflict reconciliation, infrastructure restoration and capacity building in areas that have experienced dictatorship or war.
Working hands-on in the region with architects, government agencies and NGOs, our role is to contribute to these overarching aims by providing expert advice on strategic planning in cultural heritage development, business planning, cultural tourism and site interpretation. P+P's work has extended to facilitating the establishment of the Balkans Museums Network which now includes thirty-three member institutions across six Balkan countries and is doing much to facilitate positive cross-border relations.
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