By Todd Weir, Director
On 25 October, we officially launched the Centre for Religion and Heritage (CRH) of the University of Groningen with the participation of F.J. Paas, the King’s Commissioner in Groningen. The Former Courtroom at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Theology in Oude Ebbingstraat was filled to capacity with students and scholars, but above all with representatives of the leading Dutch heritage organizations and museums. This was a testimony to the urgent need for scholarly focus on the issue of religious heritage in the Netherlands.
On the picture René Paas, Dr Mathilde van Dijk and Prof. Todd Weir. Image RD
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
We now have an opening for a Project Manager to strengthen the team in Brussels. You can find out more about the offered post here. Application deadline is 13th October 2017.
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted in his State of the European Union speech in Strasbourg the importance of culture and heritage for Europe’s future.
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.
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
IEREK (International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange), in cooperation with among others ICAHM for ICOMOS, will hold its second conference on international architecture conservation in February 2018 in Luxor, Egypt. 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