Heritage Address 2022 – ‘Future Heritage’

The Heritage Council of Victoria is excited to announce that newly appointed CEO of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation (MAP Co), Katrina Sedgwick, will deliver the annual Heritage Address as a special closing event for the Open House Melbourne, July Weekend themed ‘Built/Unbuilt’ (30+31 July).

In this illustrated talk, Katrina will reflect on her experience as a leader in shaping Melbourne’s cultural landscape and on the concept of ‘future heritage’ in response to the following key questions: Many of the world’s most visited and significant art galleries are situated in heritage buildings. How does art interplay with heritage? What are the joys and burdens of creating heritage for tomorrow? And how does ‘future heritage’ inform the significant sites planned under MAP Co’s remit? How can heritage and art be integrated into rapidly growing cities and regional centres and how do we recognise the heritage values in places before they are possibly lost?

Katrina’s address will be followed by a conversation facilitated by Stuart Harrison – architect and Open House Melbourne Board President – with the opportunity for audience members to ask questions in response to the presentation.

Sunday 31st July, 6pm – 8pm, @ Fed Square, The Edge