Beside the Seaside: Seaside Heritage Conference

Monday 24 April,
Scarborough Spa
09:30 – 18:00

As part of their Seaside Heritage Project, Scarborough Museums Trust are hosting ‘Beside the Seaside’, a conference dedicated to seaside heritage and history and what part heritage can play in regeneration. The event is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.


  • Katina Bill, Kirklees Museums
  • Dr Anya Chapman, National Piers Society
  • Dr Kathryn Ferry, Architectural Historian and author
  • Keith Johnston, Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society
  • Katie King, Manx National Heritage
  • John Oxley and Benedict Phillips (Archaeological and artistic collaboration)
  • Dr James Taylor, former curator of paintings, drawings and prints at the National Maritime Museum

Keynote speaker: Samantha Richardson, Director, National Coastal Tourism Academy.

The conference will finish with ‘Coast on Film’, by the Yorkshire Film Archive.

Tickets are available via the Scarborough Museums Trust’s website – just follow the Scarborough Art Gallery link.

For all further information contact Esther Graham, Seaside Heritage Project Officer:


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