FRH is delighted to inform you that the Churches Conservation Trust and its sponsor OMI Architects offer bursaries for four students or recent graduates of heritage, conservation or mental health-related degrees to attend its Health & Heritage Conference, taking place from 22 to 24 March 2017. Continue reading
57% of British adults agree that the Government should provide financial support to churches in order to protect their heritage and history for future generations, according to a new ComRes opinion poll commissioned by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church buildings support charity. Continue reading
The massive intentional destruction of cultural and religious property in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo during the 1991–1999 Wars of Yugoslav Succession was the greatest destruction of cultural heritage in Europe since World War Two. Continue reading
by Elena Paschinger
For the third time in 2016, the EUROPETOUR team has gathered in the town of Vicenza, Italy. Continue reading
It has been a tremendously successful EUROPETOUR meeting in Suceava, Romania this past summer. Continue reading
The Committee elected with a view of determining the future of the Cathedrale Saint-Germain met for the first time on February 3rd. From the onset, it appears clear that the cultural heritage aspect, and not the religious aspect, will be able to ensure a future for this building.
Read more in French here.
Over 900 participants, including over 45 Ministers and Vice Ministers of Tourism and Culture, international experts, speakers and guests from 100 countries, gathered at the UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore and advance new partnership models between tourism and culture (4-6 February 2015). This was the first time the Ministers for Tourism and Culture were gathered together.
“In order to effectively promote and safeguard the very heritage cultural tourism relies on, a sustainable, multi-stakeholder approach is crucial.”
Read the full press release here.
The new film Raise the Roof tells the improbable story of a decade-long odyssey led by Rick and Laura Brown, from a town south of Boston, who set out to bring back to life the nearly lost history of Poland’s historic 18th century wooden synagogues.
At one time, there were some 200 of these wooden synagogues built during a period referred to as the golden age of Polish Jewry. Of those that made it into the 20th century, none survived destruction during the German Nazi occupation of Poland. Along with the buildings, the knowledge of these unique architectural gems was nearly lost as well.
Read more about the film here.
The Shtetl Routes project, an ambitious, EU-funded, cross-border Jewish tourism initiative in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine, will be holding training sessions for tourist guides to Jewish heritage sites in the area.
The sessions, for 30 people each, will be organized by the Grodzka Gate NN Theater, one of the partners in the Shtetl Routes project.
Participation in training is free of charge. The organizer covers the costs of transport, accommodation and meals during the field trips and provides training materials, lectures and presentation led by local experts and specialists on Jewish subjects. Participants must however cover costs of getting to the training sessions.
Anyone interested in participating must complete the registration form located at this link by February 28.
Read more at Jewish Heritage Europe here.