Although the effects of secularization are being felt in many places all over Europe, the way to react and deal with them is often country specific. This is especially true for the use of churches and their interior. Structures that have grown historically and nationally, make people and governments react differently to (former) holy places and objects.
In the Netherlands the government is largely absent, which has currently led the Dutch having to make clear choices in relatively little time. Continue reading
SAVE THE DATE: 9th – 11th November 2016.
FRH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN VICENZA, ITALY
The final dates of the next FRH 3-day conference are now known. It will take place from 9th – 11th of November in the Italian city of Vicenza.
Vicenza is widely known as la città di Palladio, and for good reasons! Continue reading
by Oddbjørn Sørmoen*
There are two interesting exhibitions in the British Museum this winter: “Egypt: Faith after the pharaohs” and “Celts: Art and identity”. Both have relevance to us as members of Future for Religious Heritage, because they deal with the complex topic of religion as basis for cultural consciousness and identity.
December 1st-4th, the kick-off meeting of the EUROPETOUR project took place, for which Future for Religious Heritage has joined forces with a diverse group of organisations. Our common goal: enhance rural cultural tourism in Europe. Continue reading
Mid-January a 3-day conference titled ‘Stakeholder synergies surrounding sacred space. Convergence of multi- and transdisciplinary approaches concerning sacred space sustainability’ will take place in Bonn, Germany. The conference aims at enlarging expert knowledge on the issue of the use and conversion of sacred spaces. Continue reading
Places of worship occupy a special place in the historic environment of Wales. There are around 5000 places of worship in Wales of which 3,000 are listed as having national architectural and historic importance. Continue reading