International attendees of 8 January 2020 workshop at Stirling University: Historic replicas in north-west Europe - current research, future prospects. Photograph taken by a passing student of the University of Stirling

Who are we?

We are a group of researchers, museum curators and heritage practitioners from north-west Europe interested in replicas and the wider implications of critical thinking about them. At the invitation of the University of Stirling we came together to co-produce an independent statement about replicas. We did this because we wanted to consider the implications of new research on the authenticity and value of replicas for heritage and museum practice.

New Futures for Replicas: Principles and Guidance for Museums and Heritage is the outcome of three workshops held in Edinburgh and Stirling (attendees at the final workshop are shown above). Two of the events were a partnership of the University of Stirling, ICOMOS UK and National Museums Scotland, with the first also a partnership with the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities’ Heritage Hub.

Theme by the University of Stirling