TweetIn the UK, where over 73% of adults visited a heritage site in 2012, and 78% attended or participated in arts activity, the events industry as a whole generates over £39bn a year – more than agriculture. There are over … Continue reading
TweetValerie Vermandel and Eva Weyns from The Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation (RLICC), one of our partners on the ALTERheritage project, have written a report on the third ALTERheritage meeting in Manchester on 13-14 March 2014. The meeting, on the topic … Continue reading
Tweet 2 April 2014: FRH at the European Parliament Concerned heritage professionals met today in the European Parliament to raise awareness of the threats facing Europe’s religious heritage buildings and their contents. Invited by MEP Peter van Dalen of the European Conservatives … Continue reading
TweetThe president of Pro Patrimonio France, Caroline d’Assay, reported on the successful mobilization of civil society members, who contributed to rescuing wooden churches in Transylvania (a topic we reported on last November in this article).
Dating back to the 16th to 19th centuries, these churches have been abandoned in recent decades due to their small capacity and lack of amenities like electricity and heating. While the cultural importance of these buildings is recognized by the Orthodox Church of Romania and the Ministry of Culture, neither have the means to conserve and maintain them. The Pro Patrimonio Foundation, in tandem with the National Architect Order, have enlisted the help of the communities, thus enabling emergency restoration work on 20 churches despite extremely modest means. “We are now being contacted by other groups for advice and reports on our experience”, D’Assay writes. In reply to this demand, for every church saved, a description of the work and inventory are being published. The work is also being documented via 3D online tours such as this one.
A list of some 60 more churches to be rescued remains. Read the full article here.
- FRANCE – Launch of Clunypedia website
- FRANCE – Churches open their doors for fourth “Nuit des églises”
- KOSOVO – OSCE mission calls for enhanced protection of religious heritage
- FRANCE – Chapelles&Co infusing new life into the chapels of Lille
- UK – Adaptive reuse of church buildings
- NORTHERN IRELAND (UK) – Ancient tree is discovered to be ancient church
- NORWAY / LATVIA – Student exchange project to restore Eastern Europe’s oldest wooden synagogue
- EUROPE – “Religious heritage needs EU support”
- SWEDEN – PhD opportunity in Conservation of Built Heritage