Watch this interesting broadcast (in French) about the future of religious heritage. It focuses on the dilemma whether it is better, once a church is not used as a place of workship anymore, to let it succumb to ruins or to look for alternative uses such as accomodation or entertainment. Continue reading
This is your chance to put religious heritage – movable and immovable – in the spotlight: until the 30th of June there is a Call for Nominations by the 7 Most Endangered programme. Continue reading
FRH is proud to announce that we are among the 35 selected organisations to participate in the European Commission stakeholder’s group “Voices of Culture and Heritage”. Our participation will entail a number of meetings during which we will have an advisory role. Continue reading
On 27 April, the European Parliament approved € 8 million for cultural projects aiming to protect and promote Europe’s shared cultural heritage, as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Continue reading
At the end of the month (19-21 May), the European Association for Heritage Interpretation will organise the Interpret Europe Spring event 2017 aimed at rethinking the way heritage is communicated about and change how we look at religious and cultural heritage. Continue reading
Europa Nostra Awards 2017 announced
On April 5, 2017, the European Commission together with Europa Nostra revealed the 29 winners from the ‘2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europe Nostra Awards’. The awardees represent 18 EU countries, and are being recognised for their excellent and dedicated work in the field of cultural heritage.
As FRH, we want to congratulate all the winners, and are very pleased that seven religious heritage related projects received an award.
These award-winning projects are: St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, Roof for the ruins of the Monastry of San Juan in Burgos, The Clérgos’ Church and Tower in Porto, Rode Altarpiece Research and Conservation Project, Cultural Heritage and Barrier-free Accessibility project Berlin, Educational programme for Czech cultural heritage, and Jewish Cultural Heritage: Educational programme.
Citizens from around the world could vote online for the Public Choice Award until 3 May and rally support for the winning project(s). The winner will be announced during European Heritage Awards Ceremony on 15 May 2017 as a part of the Europa Nostra congress taking place in Turku, Finland. We are already curious if one of the religious heritage sites will be among the winners!
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We are pleased to inform you of the Call for Papers for the next International Conference of Young Researchers in Heritage, which will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), September 28 to 30, on the theme of Heritage Communities. Continue reading