Barry Gamble is a UK-based independent World Heritage consultant with over 20 years’ experience as author, coordinator and advisor to a number of successful nominations to the World Heritage List. A geographer and geologist, and a specialist in mining heritage, he works either autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary, commonly cross-cultural, team. International clients include national and federal state governments which range from Europe (Poland, Germany, Romania, Denmark and the UK) to Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the US, Australia and island states in the Caribbean.
Most of Barry’s working knowledge of World Heritage is derived from intensive practical experience since 1995; first in his role as co-owner of a UK-based international heritage consultancy, and, since 2000, as Barry Gamble Consultancy. His first involvement in a World Heritage application was in 2003-05, as Principal Author of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (UK). This nomination of an extensive serial cultural landscape used an innovative geographical/landscape-based approach; a model that also fits Central Victorian Goldfields.
As Principal Author, recent mining-related serial nominations, include, among others: Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution (Japan), inscribed in 2015, and Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region (Poland) inscribed in 2019. As advisor, recent mining nominations include Erzgebirge-Krušnohoří Mining Region transboundary cultural landscape (Germany/Czech Republic), inscribed in 2019, and as author/co-author/advisor Roșia Montană Mining Landscape (Romania) and The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales (UK), both inscribed in 2021.
Barry is a member of ICOMOS (international council on monuments and sites), TICCIH (the international committee for the conservation of industrial heritage), and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).