Face-to-face meeting in Naumburg, Germany (4-5 December 2023)

Face-to-face meeting in Naumburg, Germany (4-5 December 2023)

We are delighted to invite FRH members to our next face-to-face meeting, which will take place on 4 and 5 December 2023 at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Naumburg Cathedral. The Cathedral of St Peter and Paul in Naumburg has recently come under the spotlight following the installation of a new altarpiece which, in the opinion of UNESCO, is detrimental to the appearance of the building’s interior. The controversy over the new altar has even threatened the cathedral’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

During this 2-day meeting, participants will have the chance to take a tailor-made tour of the cathedral and learn about the current controversy, get a broader picture of the relationship between art, heritage and worship and join the debate on contemporary art and exhibitions in historic churches with expert presentations. This meeting will also include a visit to another important enclave of the high medieval period in Germany, the Pforta Monastery, located only 5km away from Naumburg. We look forward to welcoming you!

FRH members will receive an invitation when registration opens. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

These meetings are organised exclusively for FRH members and present an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other member organisations and individuals. Interested in becoming part of the network? Join us here.


In June 2023, the FRH Scientific Committee issued a statement in support of the installation of the Triegel-Cranach altarpiece in the west choir of Naumburg Cathedral. Read below the considerations underlying this statement. (Click here if you can’t see it correctly)

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