News, June 2012


Dear Supporters,

Please, if you haven’t already done so, fill in and submit the Membership Registration form! Note that the need for this is regardless of your previous involvement in the organisation. This is important in order for us to prepare for the elections at the General Meeting, which will be held alongside the conference in Venice, November 2012. There is no fee for registering as this will be one of the items to vote on, so make sure you do not lose this opportunity to influence the network and be part of Europe’s voice for Religious Heritage!

Earlier this week I visited Venice. I have never been before and I must say I was gobsmacked at its beauty! The conference is going to be at the beautiful Don Orione Conference Centre, which very suitably is a converted Jesuits monastery. The programme is being finalised and I will soon have the great pleasure to make a call for paper and invite you for registrations so keep a look out for this email in your inbox.

Don’t miss the new FRH website! The layout is redesigned, which should make it more easily navigable and the front page will have news posted in a blog format. Please send me all the work you may have to contribute to the resources section. We aim for this to be the first port of call for any practitioners, academics and policy makers on this subject, so we need your help to collate the material.

The new promotion material also includes a leaflet for FRH. Let me know if you are able to promote the network by placing these in offices, religious heritage buildings, at conferences or wherever it may be, and I will be delighted to post some to you.

FRH would like to thank our intern Tom Whyman, who has left us this past month, and congratulate him on his new PhD post starting in the autumn. Best of luck!

The Featured article this month is about “The organ of Liepaja Holy Trinity Cathedral in Latvia“, by Ilze Vitāle.

Please note the following correction:
The item about English Heritage’s approach to replacement seating in churches in the May issue of the FRH Newsletter was misinformed. The information was part of a promotional feature, without reference to English Heritage and does not reflect the content of their guidance publication “New Work in Historic Places of Worship”.

Don’t forget to forward this newsletter to anyone who might take interest in it!

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Best wishes,Leena Seim
Development Officer
Future for Religious Heritage