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IHBC 25 years old

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Welcome to #IHBC25 – 25 years since we turned professional – with ideas invited on how to mark our heritage and look ahead too.

The new subscription year – April 2022 to March 2023 – will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists. The organisation are launching the logo and inviting ideas on how to mark this special year!

IHBC’s President Mike Brown and IHBC Chair David McDonald, representing the IHBC’s Council and Board respectively, said jointly:

‘We’re delighted to welcome the launch of a year of activities and events to mark the IHBC’s 25th anniversary, #IHBC25. Most will guess that we will want to look at our future as much as our past, and push ahead with our modernisation informed by our unique heritage. So we will adopt a suitably sustainable conservation strategy, and use our history to inform our future. Of course the IHBC’s newly elected Board will have to scrutinise our current plans, so for now we’re calling on all members and tiers of governanceCouncil, Committees, Branches and members – to think about how you might like to join in or contribute. In the meantime we’re making headway on the digital infrastructure for #IHBC25 – inspired by our [email protected] Helpdesk+ service – to let us mark the IHBC’s progress efficiently and cost-effectively.’

IHBC Treasurer Jill Kerry and IHBC Secretary Jo Evans said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to adopt a strategy for IHBC25 that makes the most of the institute’s proven digital skills and hard-won resources. We will mark the anniversary across our new subscription year. This means we can continue to invest in re-building Branches and member and volunteer networks as we move on past the pandemic’s depredations.’

IHBC Vice Chair Lone Le Vay said: ‘Following on from our successful Branch Reconnection Day last November, and the additional fund allocations to Branches, we’re of course especially keen to hear suggestions from Branches and volunteers on how best to mark and celebrate our anniversary.’

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Our new – and accessibledigital platform will support the communications infrastructure and legacy marking our 25th anniversary: #[email protected] ... Please do feel free to email your thoughts and suggestions, to Jude Wheeler, our Branch Support Officer, at [email protected]ihbc.org.uk. Or you can just post them on our social media platforms, tagged with #[email protected] We’ll have the web resource in place as soon as it’s signed off or – in Beta version – maybe even before that.'


Article based on IHBC blog post 03.04.2022.

--Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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