The Albanian Culture Ministry plan to lease cultural monuments for up to 20 years has sparked a fierce debate about possible damage to historic sites. “This decision has worried experts who fear that historic monuments could end up damaged and stripped of their identity”, Balkans Insights reports. Continue reading
The UK government will provide £20 million across 2016-17 and 2017-18 to extend the First World War Centenary cathedral repairs fund. A review into sustaining England’s churches and cathedrals will be set up to assess maintenance and repair pressures and examine how the sector can become more financially sustainable. Continue reading
“Some of Scotland’s most sacred buildings and remote religious treasures are to take centre stage in the country’s latest tourism campaign”, a Scottisch newspaper reports. Continue reading
On the occasion of the extraordinary Jubilee the Umbria Region has devoted a huge programme to religious tourism and pilgrimages both to Rome and to Assisi. Continue reading
The FRH office is almost above the Maalbeek metro station.
Fortunately, none of our staff or our colleagues and friends in the Rue de Trèves building were involved in the atrocity.
All our thoughts and sympathy go out to the victims, to their relatives and friends and to the Belgian people.
Olivier de Rohan
The FRH welcomes at all times applications and recommendations for its pool of candidates to its Council. It is essential, however, that all applicants are members of FRH. Its Nominations Committee reviews candidates and recommends a list to the Council prior to the Annual General Meeting. This year, the Nominations Committee will fill up to two vacancies on the Council for its Class of 2016-2018. Continue reading
This year the Catharijneconvent Museum, that is a FRH member, received € 925.000 from the Dutch National Lottery. This funding will be used to support a new project called: “the biggest museum of The Netherlands”. Continue reading
The New York Times published a reportage on Jewish heritage in the stunning city of Venice. The article is a rare, intimate and illuminating glimpse into Jewish history. With his inimitable storytelling genius, David Laskin explores the five synagogues that remain in the Venice Ghetto. Continue reading
by Luc Noppen*
When discussing the problematic future of Churches throughout the Christian West, we must specify that the future of church buildings used as places of Christian worship as opposed to other religious movements is really what is problematic. Continue reading
“Heritage counts” offers a vision for heritage within the broader European agenda. This publication is the culmination of many months of work by a group of experts brought together by the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation. Continue reading