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The costs and benefits of conserving Vushtrri Castle

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Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room JG2011, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): John Corkindale and Kaltrina Thaçi

The costs and benefits of conserving Vushtrri Castle

A Cultural Histories at Kingston double feature with collaborative research by John Corkindale and Kaltrina Thaçi.

The question of whether and, if so, how to value heritage sites is a vexed one. In the UK, various organisations are preoccupied with it. In this Double Feature, John Corkindale will present research co-authored with collaborator Kaltrina Thaci (Cultural Heritage without Borders) on the conservation of Vushtrri Castle in Kosovo. The lecture explores valuation problems that arise in trying to determine whether to conserve a heritage asset and how much should be devoted to this purpose. The specific case of Vushtrri is relevant to many heritage conservation problems. The lecture explores how best to assess the costs and benefits of conserving a heritage asset in order that judgments can be made about the extent of the resources that can sensibly be devoted to such purposes. That such an analysis is essentially economic in character should be obvious since economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources between competing ends.

A wine reception will follow in the Picton Room. All welcome.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Patricia Phillippy
Email: p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk

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