0017 - HHC2016 - Kathryn Banfield

 “Hidden Skills; Hidden Dangers: Addressing the skills gaps in the traditional building sector”

Kathryn manages the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle, with responsibility for programme development as well as delivery of training and raising awareness of the heritage construction sector. Her formal training is in Archaeology (BA Hons) and Heritage Management (MA), with an interest in historic buildings, specifically traditional skills training, being developed during her time at North of England Civic Trust working on the Heritage Skills Initiative. Kathryn has delivered training programmes on a wide range of private and grant funded projects as well as coordinating awareness raising events such as the Heritage Skills Festival in the North East and, more recently, 1000 Years of Traditional Crafts in Lincoln. She sits on the Heritage Practice Training Programme Advisory Board and the Advisory Group for SPAB’s Maintenance Cooperative project in Lincolnshire. Kathryn is an Affiliate member of IHBC working towards her Associate membership.

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