Replicas as a means of creating ‘living’ heritage, interpretation and understanding #HeritageChat (by Rebecca Tabrar, on behalf of Heritage 2020)

Last week (20 August), a Twitter chat organised by Heritage 2020 in partnership with Paul Hibberd of the LNWR George the Fifth Steam Locomotive Trust, explored replicas as a means of creating ‘living’ heritage, interpretation and understanding. Topics covered included how to define a replica in the context of heritage and how replicas add value

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Replicating Roman relief sculptures (by Louisa Campbell)

The perceived value of replicas has ebbed and flowed in different times and contexts, but this appears to have come full circle from their antiquarian origins, particularly for conservation, presentation and collections management with facsimiles possessing their own, connected, trajectories. The newly published New Futures for Replicas: Principles and Guidance for Museums and Heritage, featured

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