In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage app and website http://worldheritage.si.edu Uniting 187 countries in the collective protection of our shared heritage, this Convention is the most successful international heritage conservation instrument in existence, and the only one that links together in a single document the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. The Convention is a vital instrument for concrete action in preserving threatened sites and endangered ecosystems. We hope you’ll support its important work by adding your voice to the Stories of World Heritage project!
The Library of Birmingham takes its collections to the streets, with Trails, theme-based tours of 12 illustrated sites mapped around the city. Explore this city’s rich cultural history of innovators, benefactors and radical thinkers, on foot or at home. Find out about the city of today and discover your own connections to Birmingham past, present and future.
With the BAApp you can:
- Browse a library of regularly updated Birmingham buildings, containing a brief summary, architects, build date, materials, use and other useful facts.
- Find out about Birmingham buildings as you are walking the city.
- Use our regularly updated walking tours of Birmingham to visit a collection of buildings and read about their background
- The Birmingham Walking Architecture BAApp is brought to you by the Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA),in conjunction with RIBA West Midlands and the Birmingham & Five Counties Architectural Association.