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  • Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: On the ground with UNESCO

    This is the fourth podcast in the “Ukraine Heritage Spotlight” series, which explores the heritage situation in Ukraine. This episode features Professor Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi, who heads the UNESCO Desk in Ukraine. As of mid-February 2024, UNESCO has verified damage to 342 sites since 24 February 2022 – 127 religious sites, 150 buildings of historical and/or artistic interest, 31 museums, 19 monuments, 14 libraries, and 1 archive. These numbers, which include only immovable cultural property, are getting higher each month. Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi. She holds a PhD in cultural heritage.

    Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: Vyshyvanka – Ukrainian embroidered activism

    ‘Ukraine Heritage Spotlight’ is a series of podcasts on saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage from the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków. Hosted by Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions. Vyshyvanka is traditional Ukrainian embroidery. Its colourful patterns on shirts and other garments are more than just about beauty and high craftsmanship skills, however. In this feature episode, we explore how vyshyvankas have now taken on a deeper symbolism. Vyshyvankas have always had a symbolic meaning, referring to

    The CrAFt Cookbook – First Edition

    This Cookbook acts as CrAFt’s contribution towards climate-positive cities and communities – less greenhouse gas emissions, better quality, for more people – with local collaboration at the core. It serves as a valuable guide for professionals and enthusiasts passionate about European heritage. This is the first edition of the CrAFt Cookbook. A second, extended edition is planned for June 2024, and a third edition for April 2025. The document highlights the importance of adopting a holistic approach to heritage preservation, emphasising the need for sustainable strategies that balance conservation with

    Communication and Collaboration in Museums and Heritage Sites

    This comprehensive handbook, designed as a resource for professionals, addresses the critical issues surrounding communication and collaboration within the cultural heritage sector. Outlining key definitions, challenges, and opportunities, the handbook recommends fostering sustainable partnerships, digitalization, and continuous professional development in this dynamic sector. The handbook offers an insightful and practical guide to address the key issues in the cultural heritage sector. Through the adoption of the guidelines provided, professionals and stakeholders have the opportunity to fortify the sector’s resilience, safeguard cultural heritage, and elevate the visitors’ experience, securing thus a

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    This Culture2030Goal campaign reaffirms the role of culture as an enabler of sustainable development. Delving into the essence of European cultural legacy, the document sheds light on key aspects that define and preserve the continent’s historical and artistic wealth. It navigates through the intricate web of traditions, architecture, art, and customs that form the foundation of Europe’s diverse heritage landscape. The narrative unfolds with a deep dive into the significance of heritage conservation and the challenges faced in safeguarding Europe’s cultural identity. It highlights the importance of sustainable practices and

    Holistic Heritage Podcasts: Inside the Innovation Manor

    ‘Holistic Heritage’ brings conversations, opinions and thoughts on heritage from Central and Eastern Europe. Join Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions as they interview heritage leaders and discover the most inspiring projects from across the region. What can civil society do for heritage? Basically there is no limit. In this episode we speak to Natalia Gnoińska, president of Fundacja 8Marca, who has initiated a concept of the Innovation Manor in Rokietnica, south-east Poland. The Innovation Manor addresses

    Statement: No Future Without Culture

    This Culture2030Goal campaign reaffirms the role of culture as an enabler of sustainable development. Delving into the essence of European cultural legacy, the document sheds light on key aspects that define and preserve the continent’s historical and artistic wealth. It navigates through the intricate web of traditions, architecture, art, and customs that form the foundation of Europe’s diverse heritage landscape. The narrative unfolds with a deep dive into the significance of heritage conservation and the challenges faced in safeguarding Europe’s cultural identity. It highlights the importance of sustainable practices and

    Interreg Balkan-Mediterrrannean IRC- Hermes. Proceedings of Scientific Meetings and Conclusions

    This publication presents the presentations presented at the two scientific meetings held for the presentation of the IRC – HERMES programme and the relevant conclusions that emerged. IRC – HERMES is a colaboration of 4 cities in three Balkan countries aiming to digitaly record and evaluate buildings that constitute those cities’ Architectural Heritage, in order to explore a common strategy for the preservation and promotion of their cultural heritage. The cities that participated in the programme were Corfu, Argyrokastro and Ohrid and Vathi in Samos. IRC-HERMeS has developed a single

    Interreg Balkan-Mediterrrannean IRC- Hermes. Πρακτικά Επιστημονικών συναντήσεων και Συμπεράσματα

    This publication presents the presentations presented at the two scientific meetings held for the presentation of the IRC – HERMES programme and the relevant conclusions that emerged. IRC – HERMES is a colaboration of 4 cities in three Balkan countries aiming to digitaly record and evaluate buildings that constitute those cities’ Architectural Heritage, in order to explore a common strategy for the preservation and promotion of their cultural heritage. The cities that participated in the programme were Corfu, Argyrokastro and Ohrid and Vathi in Samos. IRC-HERMeS has developed a single

    Museums, Climate and Politics: 7 suggestions

    The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) offers the following 7 suggestions to help museums advocate their potential in contributing to the sustainable transition of Europe. These suggestions are based on national (EU) and local climate and sustainability policies presented in NEMO’s recent report: Museums, Climate and Politics: Taking political action in the sustainable transition. This document explores the vital link between heritage and sustainability, focusing on the role of museums in driving sustainable transitions within European communities. It provides practical guidance and strategic recommendations for museum professionals and enthusiasts

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