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  • 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

    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

    Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: War in contemporary art

    ‘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. What does the situation of the contemporary artistic world in Ukraine at war look like? Is the war visible in contemporary artistic practice in the public space? Artur Wabik, a visual artist specialising in murals and graffiti, curator, manager of cultural projects based in Krakow, shares his perspective

    CISOC – Compromisso de Impacto Social das Organizações Culturais: porquê, para quê, como e com quem?

    This Webinar, titled “Human Library, deconstructing prejudice” focuses on the Commitment to the Social Impact of Cultural Organisations”, the reasons for its development, its objectives, methodologies and target audiences. Cultural institutions are not neutral. Because of their mission, because they intervene in the public space, in the way they relate to communities, in the decisions they make, how and what they programme, in the way they work with production, mediation and access… These choices are political and never neutral, even if they may be ill-considered. How can cultural organisations serve

    Holistic Heritage Podcasts: Industrial heritage for post-industrial times

    ‘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. In this episode we take a look at industrial heritage and why we should love old factory buildings instead of tear them down. What is being done to promote industrial heritage, and what has to be done to preserve industrial heritage

    Hilāl: 50 years of Islamic worship in Flanders – 1974 – 2024

    Religious organizations play an important role in the life of faith communities. This also applies to mosques that perform not only religious, but also socio-cultural functions for the various Muslim communities in Flanders and Brussels. Those different functions are reflected in the diverse heritage that reflects mosque life. That material and immaterial mosque heritage offers a lot of potential for cooperation, but it remains underexposed. With this three-year heritage project, KADOC KU Leuven, together with a broad network of local and national heritage players, wants to stimulate cooperation between the

    Europa Nostra at 60: The Future

    60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond. At this occasion Europa Nostra produced a series of podcasts presenting its history, current projects and plans for the future. Europa Nostra is constantly exploring new fields and topics that need special attention in the area of heritage

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