New Lanark Trust will be hosting a special anniversary conference marking three important milestones in the World Heritage Site’s history.
These milestones are:
• The 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Owen, the site’s most famous advocate;
• The 20th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription,
• The completion of the restoration of the former millworkers’ housing in the village.
Join us virtually or in-person from 12th-14th October 2021 to celebrate New Lanark's remarkable journey, from Robert Owen to World Heritage and beyond: legacies of social reform and heritage-led regeneration. We are working in line with Scottish, and UK government guidelines on COVID-19, and will regularly review these options. The conference will provide opportunities for research academics, heritage professionals, students and subject enthusiasts to interact, share research, and debate.
New Lanark was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2001 as a result of its Outstanding Universal Value: an exceptional example of a purpose-built 18th century mill village which became famous due to the enlightened management and social reforms of Robert Owen. Following the closure of the Mills in 1968, the site has undergone nearly five decades of ongoing restoration and conservation. The most recent restoration phase of this work- the Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme programme- is due to end in 2021, bringing the physical restoration of the site full circle.
New Lanark Trust is the Registered Scottish Charity responsible for the management of New Lanark World Heritage Site. The Trusts values are authentic, responsible, industrious and ambitious. We:
• Conserve New Lanark’s heritage, site and environs
• Contribute socially and economically to the area
• Evolve to stay relevant to our people and the world
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