Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

AUGUST 2020


ASSOCIATION OF CRITICAL HERITAGE STUDIES 5TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 

26-30 August – Online 

This event is organised by the UCL Institute of Archaeology at University College London in association with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area. The conference’s theme—Futures—invites participants to explore a range of issues, including the future of critical heritage studies; newly emerging concepts, themes and methods for the study of heritage; the future of heritage management, governance and diplomacy; evolving and nascent forms of heritage, and how they might be recognised; heritage as future-making; the “time” of heritage and its relationship with the past, present and future; future impacts of climatological, ecological, economic, political and social change on heritage; future relations of natural and cultural heritage in the light of the recognition of the Anthropocene; and the future of heritage itself.

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Connecting Formal and Informal Education with Digital Cultural Heritage

27-28 August – online

Europeana Education and the LEM Group of NEMO invites you to a learning event online addressed to museum educators and teachers. During a two days workshop, you will know more about innovative pedagogical trends, free available resources to engage remotely with students and get insights into our plans to strengthen formal and informal education with digital cultural heritage. The event is also an opportunity to meet and discuss with peers across Europe, share your experience with online tools, and get practical insight on how to design eLearning activities for your learners in this disruptive period.

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SEPTEMBER 2020


Homo Faber: 2020 Living Treasures of Europe and Japan

10 September – Venice, Italy

Homo Faber returns in 2020 for a second edition to celebrate the best of European and Japanese craftsmanship in the beautiful premises of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. The month-long event will host 17 exhibitions and installations presenting the work of European master artisans and also welcoming Japan as a special guest. Exhibitions will spotlight the country’s venerated craftsmanship traditions and honour its influence on European craftsmanship. Together, the exhibitions will showcase a wide array of materials and expertise, from traditional skills in danger of being lost to the most cutting-edge contemporary techniques.

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Consultation Workshop with the Cultural Heritage Sector: Understanding Our Digital Futures

15-16 September – online

Over the last twenty years, the cultural heritage sector has made an enormous effort to digitise their holdings and to adapt to the new digital reality that is unfolding. The growing collections of digitised and increasingly born-digital data have opened unprecedented opportunities for exploitation by creative industries and individual citizens. Yet the economic and societal benefits of these activities are not immediately obvious, failing to demonstrate the return on investment in digitisation and digital strategies for public engagement. inDICEs is developing a novel methodology that will evaluate the wide-spread effects of this digital revolution and guide its future evolution to further support the investment in digitisation and the creation of frameworks for accessible and reusable cultural assets.

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THE BEST IN HERITAGE 2020 

23-25 September – Dubrovnik, Croatia 

The Best in Heritage is an annual conference on which award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects present their success stories. Representatives of over forty laureates elaborate on their achievements, which have been recognised by professional juries over the past year for their outstanding quality. The aim of the conference is to promote these exceptional projects which demonstrate innovation and excellence concerning the care and communication of heritage.

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Social Media as Engagement Instrument for Cultural Heritage Institutions

29 September – online

The Common Culture project is organising a webinar in cooperation with Europeana, focused on the use of social media as an engagement instrument for cultural heritage institutions.

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OCTOBER 2020


13th ECTN CONFERENCE – SPECIAL INTEREST TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION BASED ON CULTURAL HERITAGE

22-24 October – Krk/Rijeka, Croatia 

The 13th ECTN conference with main theme ‘Special Interest Tourism development and promotion based on Cultural Heritage’ will discuss the latest trends in the field of culture, heritage and responsible and sustainable tourism, including innovation, digitalisation, creativity and cultural tourism product development. The conference aims to explore major challenges, risks and opportunities for sustainable and responsible tourism development related to culture and heritage assets, as well as suggest practical steps for the development and promotion of cultural tourism products.

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International Cultural Heritage Fair

28-31 October – Paris, France

The 26th edition of the International Cultural Heritage Fair will take place from Wednesday 28 October to Saturday 31 October 2020 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The theme of this year’s edition will be “Heritage and Territories”. If the latter constitutes a link with the past that it tends to enhance, heritage is also a solution for the future which provides us with substance to comprehend our society; the renewal and revitalisation of urban centres, reuse of monumental heritage, touristic and economic attractiveness.

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NOVEMBER 2020


2020 ENCATC CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY

3-12 November – Online

The ENCATC Annual Congress is the only global event dedicated to the advancement of theory, education, research and practice on cultural management and policy. The theme of this year’s conference is “Cultural Management and Policy in a Post-Digital World – Navigating Uncertainty.” The cultural field is marked by constant evolution and self-questioning, the current times, under the threat of the coronavirus outbreak, find the different cultural agents – in a conscious or rather unconscious process for – (re)positioning themselves in a post-digital context. The online Congress will provide an action-packed programme including; keynotes, interactive debates, presentations, panel discussions, group sessions, and networking.

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2020 CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HERITAGE AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

4-6 November – Vienna, Austria

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INTERPRET EUROPE CONFERENCE – FOSTERING HERITAGE COMMUNITIES

8-11 November – Haapsalu, Estonia

Heritage communities are a cornerstone of the Council of Europe’s Faro Convention. But how do heritage sites become meaningful for everyone? What triggers volunteer engagement, and what boosts someone’s sense of fulfilment when dealing with natural and cultural heritage? The web conference ‘Fostering heritage communities’ on 8-11 May 2020 offered a packed programme of inspiring speeches, presentations and more. In November 2020, gain insight into practices in other countries and enjoy exchanges with people from all over the world, when we explore how interpretation can bring heritage communities to life.

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NEMO EUROPEAN MUSEUM CONFERENCE 2020 – MUSEUMS MAKING SENSE

15-17 November – Rijeka, Croatia 

NEMO European Museum Conference 2020 – Museums making sense will discuss how museums can help visitors make sense of complicated matters – be it climate change or migration processes or economic relations. Through storytelling methods, museums can help us understand complex interrelations. Multiperspective approaches can help us appreciate different perspectives. Museums can work as innovative labs to test different complex scenarios, giving the opportunity to find answers for questions like: How do we want to live? How could the future look like?

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DECEMBER 2020


CIDOC CONFERENCE 2020 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS

5-11 December – Geneva, Switzerland

The CIDOC Conference 2020 in Geneva will address an important societal theme that cannot be ignored nowadays: digital transformation in cultural heritage institutions. The use of digital technology, though marginal at first, has gradually reshaped documentation practices and transformed almost all aspects of museum work, sometimes even pushing institutions to deviate from traditional conceptions of what their roles should be. The conference, organized by the Museum of Art and History of the City of Geneva, will take place from December 5 to 11, 2020 in Geneva.

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