TweetJohan van den Mooter – Kempens Landschap (KL) ‘Kempens Landschap’ is a non-profit landscape organization based in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Its main objectives are the acquisition, protection, management and restoration of the landscape as a whole. Essential is … Continue reading
Tweet “Sustaining Europe’s rural religious heritage” 29 October – 1 November 2014, Halle – Germany ……
TweetAn article by Celestine Bohlen, June 2, 2014, appeared on the New York Times website and in the International edition of June 3rd. BRUSSELS — When a church closes its doors, it is a sad day for its parishioners. When … Continue reading
TweetEnglish - Français - Deutsch - Svenska - Nederlands 4 out of 5 Europeans think that religious buildings are essential for community life, and want them used more widely. A poll run in April 2014 by the network Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), conducted by Sociovision and … Continue reading
Tweet Crispin Truman, chief executive of the CCT, wrote this blog kickstarting the discussion about the subject of our annual conference. This year FRH Europe’s international conference is on the subject of rural historic churches, synagogues, chapels and other places of worship … Continue reading
In 1989, Phyllis Myers traveled to Poland as Eastern Europe was emerging from Communist rule. The Jewish Heritage Council of the World Monuments Fund asked her to bring back information about the conditions of Jewish heritage, and to answer the question: Should the remaining synagogues and other buildings be restored? Why?
In this blog post, Jewish Heritage Europe revisits the question “Are the old synagogues of Eastern Europe worth saving” – and of course answers it, like Myers, with a resounding Yes.
The question seems commonplace today, given the extraordinary efforts in the past 25 years by growing numbers of people in and beyond Poland–scholars, foundations, officials, educators, conservators, museum professionals, travel companies, journalists, preservationists–whose impact on the revival of Jewish life and culture has surpassed what could have been imagined in 1989. While many difficult questions of funding, governance, ownership, priorities, and use remain in a country with so few Jews, the answer is, clearly, yes.
Read the full blog post and Myers’ article here.
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- GERMANY – 6-8 November, “European Trade Fair for Conservation” and FRH
- UK – Online courses in care of museum objects; collections; conservation | Jewish Heritage Europe
- ITALY – Seminar “Sacred Objects”, Oct. 3, Florence
- FRANCE – Exhibition of Maurice Denis’ religious art
- SPAIN – First UNWTO International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages
- FRANCE – Students fundraising for heritage: Le Plus Grand Musée de France
- POLAND – Seminar report: Managing Jewish Immovable Heritage
- EU council meeting on religious heritage and intercultural dialogue