Tag: heritage

21st April 2015

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by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

Britain and the Vatican Art Collection

The Holy See’s decision to take part in the Venice Biennale, after its inaugural participation in 2013, reminds us of the extraordinary role played by the Popes in the history and production of art. For much of its history, the Holy See was an undoubted centre of connoisseurship, patronage and artistic endeavour. It is impossible […]

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2nd August 2013 Warsaw, Poland

Martin Oxley, Head, UKTI Poland

by Martin Oxley

Director of UKTI Warsaw

Gdansk is GREAT

Following a period of immense anticipation and excitement the GREAT Routemaster London Doubledecker adorned in red and a HERITAGE is GREAT destination board, fresh from its Grand Prix winning weekend in Budapest chugs into the historical, Hanseatic trading city of Gdańsk. GREAT to see – weather superb and a GREAT location on the rynek. Well […]

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17th May 2012 Washington DC, USA

by Peter Westmacott

Former Ambassador to the United States of America

A GREAT Embassy Open House

It isn’t every day that you walk out of your house to find 10,000 people on your lawn. But on Saturday, for EU Embassy Open House day, that is what happened to me. From the time gates opened at 10:00—with quite a queue already formed—until they closed at 4:00, a steady stream of visitors turned […]

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11th April 2012 USA

The more things change

Like a lot of people interested in US politics and economics, I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about the results of the last US census and the excellent analyses that demographers, political pundits and others have done on them. One thing that really strikes me is the projections of the US’s population out to […]

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29th February 2012 Athens, Greece

by Artemis Papakostouli

Public Diplomacy Officer

GREAT events in Greece

One of the areas I’m working on in the Embassy is the GREAT campaign which is designed to promote the UK abroad. Under the new brand the Embassy is able to join forces with the British Council and other local partners and showcase what UK has to offer. The campaign message is simple and our […]

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22nd September 2011

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by Greg Dorey


Conservation in Practice

I was in the Pauline-Carmelite Monastery at Sopronfalva this morning. Lovingly and beautifully restored through the vision of Gabor Kovacs (KOGART), it is now a hotel, conference facility and meditation centre. It’s an excellent example of how a cultural heritage conservation project can be integrated into a local community. But today the monastery was the […]

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