By Ian Simpson* Liverpool is a city which has many wonderful buildings. These include Georgian townhouses, industrial workhouses and an increasing number of bright and shiny modern developments. It is also well known for its two Cathedrals; the monumental and … Continue reading
by Charlotta Hanner Nordstrand* The production of the Swedish Church Objects Lexicon was initiated at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg in 2010, financed by the state and the Swedish Church and realized in spring 2015. It was published in … Continue reading
The 2016 FRH Biennial Conference took place from 9th to 11th of November 2016 in Vicenza, Italy. Visit the after Conference page, watch the videos, see the picture and more!
The European project Europetour, in which FRH is a partner, will bring together and connect a diverse range of rural areas in Europe with the aim to enhance local cultural tourism. Learn more about Europetour!
On 29 October 2015 FRH joined an important debate hosted by The Guardian. Read our President’s letter on The Guardian The Church of England’s Buildings Review Group is currently planning the future of its 15,700 churches. But across Europe there … Continue reading
Take a look at the FRH President’s latest address. In a video interview Olivier de Rohan highlighted that places of worship in Europe are falling into disrepair, closing their doors or being threatened. Do we want to be the generation … Continue reading
BRUSSELS – On 8 September 2015 the European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a report drafted by MEP Mircea Diaconu, on an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe. FRH welcomes MEPs’ acknowledgment that religious heritage constitutes an intangible … Continue reading
Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal has devoted a long article about the plight of religious heritage buildings in Europe. He has spoken to FRH council member Lilian Grootswagers as part of his research. Headlined “Hundreds of Churches Have … Continue reading
An 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
English - 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
Historic English church architecture in Switzerland highlights the importance of the 19th-Century summer seasons by presenting in the Museum Alpin Pontresina some well-known British personalities who visited Pontresina and the built heritage that they left behind but which sadly no longer exists.
- UK: Shake up for Grants for Places of Worship
- France: TV broadcast on the preservation of religious heritage
- Call for Nominations: 7 Most Endangered
- FRH: Voices of Culture and Heritage stakeholders group European Year 2018
- EU funding for European Year 2018: 8 million Euros approved
- Egypt: Conservation of Architectural Heritage Conference
- Czech Republic: Crossing Borders. Heritage Interpretation
- Spain: Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference
- Sniffing for culture