Fort Rowner (W H Clements)

As a result of the success of the first 'Fortifications at Risk' symposium held in 2011 a further symposium, 'Fortifications at Risk 2' will be held on 5th and 6th March 2013 in order to consider further how derelict fortifications may be preserved and re-used. In this second symposium emphasis will be placed on considering the practical aspects of how such fortifications can be re-used without these structures losing their historical integrity. Speakers from heritage bodies in the UK and from overseas, local groups involved with specific fortifications and architect practices will describe the problems they have faced and the solutions employed in preserving and re-using fortifications.

The symposium will be organised by the Fortress Study Group under the auspices of its patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester. The venue will again be the Art Gallery of the National Army Museum, next to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, SW3 4HT. A reception will be held at the museum on the evening of Tuesday 5th March to which all attending the symposium are invited together with guests prominently involved in heritage conservation.