Protecting Wrecks: The next 50 Years
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Protection of Wrecks Act (PWA) 1973. As part of the celebrations of this significant landmark in the protection of underwater heritage assets, CIfA is hosting a seminar on protecting wrecks for the next 50 years. The project is funded by Historic England.
The event is taking place on 22 November and will be livestreamed to YouTube. The event will feature expert speakers who will reflect on what has been achieved under the PWA and discuss the scope and potential for updating the Act to further enhance protection for our significant underwater heritage sites.
The seminar will explore
what we have learned from 50 years of protecting wrecks under the Act,
what the changing threats and opportunities facing maritime heritage are, and
what practical options we have to improve the Act and/or its operation for the future.
The full programme is now available to view here.
To book your online place, please click the register button.
The event will be attended by a wide selection of expert stakeholders in the marine environment, including policy makers, archaeologists, historic environment managers, license holders, and recreational divers and other users of wreck sites.
Places to attend the seminar in person at the Society of Antiquaries of London are limited and will be offered to individuals on a basis which ensures a high-quality mix of experiences and representation. If you would like to attend in person, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.