Wheal Martyn Conference - Friday 17th March

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

This year's industrial heritage conference at Wheal Martyn Museum 'Cornish mining and the world' celebrates some of the many global links of Cornwall’s mining industry, both historically and today.
The conference keynote speaker is Dr Sharron P Schwartz, Project Development Officer and Heritage Consultant at ERA-Maptec Ltd., who will be starting proceedings with ‘The Cornish in Latin America: how ‘Cousin Jack’ conquered the mining world’. This promises to provide a fascinating insight into this previously overlooked area of Cornish mining migration studies. 
A wide range of topics are to be covered by the remaining speakers on what should prove to be a genuinely engaging day:
Kingsley Rickard - Richard Trevithick – his place in the history of steam
Chris Varcoe - Cornish china clay – a global business
Will Coleman - After the ‘Man Engine’
Chrissie Le Marchant - Mastering how to be Jack
Ainsley Cocks - A ‘True’ World Heritage
Workshop sessions are also available in the afternoon and please see the Wheal Martyn website for details http://www.wheal-martyn.com/
An Industrial Heritage Subject Specialist Network Event, the conference takes place from 9.30 to 4.15 on Friday 17th March and costs £20 per delegate (including refreshments and lunch).
Click HERE to view the event flier containing full details of how to book.
Below: Dr Sharron P Schwartz - keynote speaker at this year's industrial heritage conference at Wheal Martyn Museum