Different artistic expressions, a single interdisciplinary place. Theatre shows, figurative arts, events, meetings… Spazio Kor is the ideal place to create a new cultural experience, an ideal reference point for cultural research and innovation thanks to a new inclusive and participatory approach in the re-use of cultural religious heritage. Continue reading
Many ancient churches in the world started off as simple wooden structures. Through time and increasing wealth of the Church and communities, most of them were replaced with stone buildings. Wooden churches, also known as stave churches in different parts of Europe, are therefore rare and offer unique insights into our heritage and history. However, little is done to preserve this ever so distinguishing heritage for future generations.
The South-eastern part of Transylvania is renowned for its fortified churches built since the 13th century. These served as a defence form until the last Ottoman incursion into Transylvania, 1788. The fortified churches are specific to the Saxon and Szekely villages located in this area, and are part of the European phenomenon of fortified churches.
Historic English church architecture in Switzerland highlights the importance of the 19th-Century summer seasons by presenting in the Museum Alpin Pontresina some well-known British personalities who visited Pontresina and the built heritage that they left behind but which sadly no longer exists.
A major change has been announced in the way that church repair and modernisation projects are funded in the UK by the Heritage Lottery Fund which uses money raised by National Lottery players to help protect heritage. From September 2017, the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Grants for Places of Worship programme will close to new applications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Continue reading
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