During a two week period this spring, students and young professionals from around the Balkans will gather in one of the most astonishing UNESCO protected cultural sites in the region, the World Heritage City of Gjirokastra, Albania, to participate in what has become a prominent activity in this field for Southeastern Europe. The 8th Regional Restoration Camp will start on April 28 and will continue until May 12, 2012.
For the 14 days of the camp, you and the other participants will follow a rigorous but very fulfilling schedule, which combines theory – through lectures and presentations – with exercises and actual restoration work on world heritage monuments in the historical center of Gjirokastra. You will be working with inhabited monuments, directly helping the residents of Gjirokastra with the repair and conservation of their valuable houses. Through discussions raised with the monument owners, we will share knowledge about basic repair techniques, which will give owners the incentive to perform regular upkeep within their own capacities.
For those of you interested in developing your artistic talents, an optional drawing class with several sessions will run parallel to the camp and its activities. You will also be invited to participate in study visits to the city’s medieval castle, historic churches outside Gjirokastra and the Archeological and Natural World Heritage Site of Butrint, along Albania’s Ionian coast.
Our camp will strive towards answering various theoretical questions related to restoration and conservation techniques, as well as answering technical questions such as:
· How do you analyze stone walls, stone cracks and wall deformations in order to propose the best restoration interventions?
· How do you recognize and work with different types of wood?
· How do all of these traditional materials interact with one another?
This time around we will offer the topic of archaeological site surveying, providing the opportunity for interested participants to work with archaeological site interpretation and spatial analysis. These exercises will be conducted at the archaeological site of Antigonea, 14km south of Gjirokastra.
All interested candidates should try to apply as quickly as possible, as the deadline of March 30, 2012 is quickly approaching. This is an event you will regret missing!
In order to receive an electronic copy of the official camp invitation and application, please send your request via e-mail to email@example.com , or download the application from our web site at www.chwb.org/regional
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Cultural Heritage without Borders
Trashegimia Kulturore pa Kufij
Rr. Ismail Qemali
P.34/1 Kt. III, Zyra Nr.15
Tel: + 355 69 54 81 293
Threats to cultural heritage are threats to people in their everyday lives, their identities and realities.
Cultural heritage is a common resource, belonging to all of mankind. Therefore everyone, regardless
of nationality or religion, has a responsibility to protect and promote it!
Avec le soutien de Grundtvig (Programme Éducation et formation tout au long de la vie)
Située près de Dinant, la Maison du patrimoine médiéval mosan est à la fois un musée et un centre d’interprétation. Elle a pour mission de valoriser le cadre naturel, historique et patrimonial exceptionnel de la Meuse. Elle renferme des collections originales qui illustrent la vie sur les bords de Meuse depuis le Moyen Age.
La MPMM a eu l’occasion de rencontrer des partenaires italiens et français intéressés par l’éducation au patrimoine et à la culture et prêts à collaborer. Un projet a été développé en vue d’intégrer la population défavorisée au contenu scientifique du musée par le développement d’une stratégie d’animation. Qu’il s’agisse de théâtre, de musique ou d’ateliers créatif, à destination d’un public d’adultes.
La MPMM coordonne ainsi le projet “Heritage for Everybody” avec plusieurs musées européens sensibles à cette problématique globale, et avec le partenariat du Programme Grundtvig.
L’objectif final consiste notamment à créer un DVD (sorte de coffre aux trésors) dans lequel on trouve les outils pour la réalisation de modules de formation, ateliers, cours d’été ou des formations continues pour animateurs et enseignants en contact avec ce type de public. Ce projet doit permettre à une population défavorisée de s’enrichir grâce à la culture et d’acquérir également une meilleure estime de soi. C’est une des vocations essentielles de la culture à laquelle la Maison du patrimoine mosan entend participer: favoriser l’épanouissement personnel, permettre à chacun de mieux appréhender le monde et de jouer un rôle de citoyen responsable.
ENCATC is a key organisation participating in the newly launched European Heritage Alliance 3.3. The name of this newly created Alliance refers to the article 3.3. of the consolidated version of the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union which stipulates that “[The Union] shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.”
This Alliance intends to advocate together the necessity to develop a future EU strategy for cultural and natural heritage, in compliance with article 3.3. of the Treaty, and will seek to develop stronger synergies between their respective activities with regard to European policy.
The Alliance is currently preparing a joint document in which will underline the relevance of cultural heritage for achieving the goals of the EU Agenda 2020. The ultimate goal of the Alliance should be the launch of a future “Heritage Europe” Agenda in 2021, which should be complementary with the Creative Europe Agenda and the Sustainable Europe Agenda; This should be an integrated EU agenda with an over-arching vision by the EU and a due incorporation of the heritage dimension in all relevant EU policies.
The organisations and networks, of which ENCATC is an important player, bring together Europe’s civil society organisations, historic cities and villages, museums, heritage professionals and volunteers, (private) owners of collections of artefacts, historic buildings and cultural landscapes, educators, town planners, etc. The “European Heritage Alliance 3.3” thus represents a very large constituency composed of tens of millions of Europe’s citizens. Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, will be acting as facilitator of the newly created alliance.
The website domain “europeanheritagealliance.eu” will be launched soon, and will comprise the press releases on the Alliance and information on Alliance members. The next Plenary meeting of the European Heritage Alliance will take place in January/ February 2012.
For more information about this new Alliance:
Wiki Loves Monuments is a European contest – organized in over 15 countries – around monuments. Cultural heritage is all around us, and this contest gives you the opportunity to discover the heritage nearby you! In every participating country you can win nice awards, and the best 10 photos in each continues to a European jury – which will select the best monument photos of Europe.
Make sure to keep track of this blog for more information, updates and glimpses how things are going in other countries! Below the latest uploads you will find more updates and blogposts.
So, don’t sit around but go to your local Wiki Loves Monuments website, find a monument nearby you, take a photo and upload it through our special upload wizard which makes uploading to Wikimedia Commons much easier! We are looking forward to see how you picture the cultural heritage around you, and share the inspiring buildings with the rest of the world.
For further information, please go on: www.wikilovesmonuments.eu
European cooperation project ECHOE-Education for Heritage, Outdoor Education, coordinated by the Centre for Professional Training in Culture, has a multilingual website now, which can be accessed at www.echoe-eu.eu.
With a friendly interface, the website presents to-date information on the educational project involving organizations from Romania, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Norway and Turkey, and posts its results while educational and methodological guidance materials designed for professionals from cultural institutions, adult education trainers, organizations and companies providing cultural, educational and leisure services are developed.
The content of the website is available in the Romanian, English, Italian, German, Turkish, Flemish and Norwegian languages. The “Involved Communities” section presents the way in which beneficiaries have participated in the project activities so far, while the “Results” section contains the research report on the working methods with adults used in education for heritage and outdoor education.
The ECHOE project explores methods to combine education for and about heritage with outdoor education, in order to provide organizations with support in the realization of educational programs adjusted to adults’ needs. The experts involved in this project are currently working for the development of a series of documents providing methodological guidelines to trainers and organizations from the educational and cultural fields. In 2012, the project partners will organize workshops to present and test the proposed practical approaches.
The whole press release is available here.
Friday October 14, 2011
In the framewor of the ENCATC Annual Conference
Venue: Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Bulevardi 31
Lotta Lekvall, Natverkstan, Sweden, Chair of the ENCATC Thematic Area “Creative Industries and Art Management”
Claire Giraud Labalte, Université Catholique de l’Ouest d’Angers, France, Chair of the ENCATC Thematic Area
To achieve the objectives of the EU 2020 strategy, the European Union is asking for a better relationship between the culture sector, educational institutions and industries through reinforced cooperative schemes. This ENCATC seminar is a challenging event aimed at creating synergies between two sectors with different aims: the cultural industries and cultural heritage.
The seminar will take the shape of a workshop addressing several key questions. The cultural field is often described as being an ecological system of different processes rather than a mechanic, linear one. There is a great mix of processes and it is difficult to obtain a clear overview of the system, which involves cultural and social entrepreneurship, civil society, voluntary actions, high artistic quality, and aesthetic values. The labour market is highly volatile consisting of short- or longterm projects or contracts. Working voluntarily is as common as paid job opportunities. A highly valued competency is, today, to be able to navigate and understand the ecology of the cultural field which can reach from voluntary work to great international success-stories. What does that mean for us as educators and or trainers preparing future cultural managers to work in the field of cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries? The crucial point in the seminar is our role as educators. We will look at clips from a film showing an example from a success-story in 1930s Sweden, bringing it up-to-date to see similarities and differences. We will ask questions such as what system needs to be in place in order for an artist or cultural manager to be able to succeed. What should be taught at our training institutions? The workshop is a participative one where participants share experiences and knowledge.
To REGISTER to this event.
In parallel with the European Heritage Days taking place all across Europe in September, the photo competition “Wiki loves monuments” is ongoing in 18 European countries with the aim of encouraging the public to rediscover the cultural, historical and scientific significance of their neighbourhood. From Russia to Spain and from Romania to the Netherlands, thousands of Europeans have taken their cameras to share the richness of the cultural heritage of their neighbourhood. The competition “Wiki loves monuments” organised by Wikimedia has the ambitious goal to make European cultural heritage more widely accessible to the world through the Internet.Since the beginning of the month, a great number of volunteers have uploaded on Wikipedia more than 50,000 photos of cultural heritage they have visited. Several prizes are at stake for the participants- national prizes, but also European ones. Europeana, Europe’s digital library, is promoting a European Prize for Art Nouveau. Germany, France and the Netherlands have been the countries with the highest number of uploads so far.
For more information : www.wikilovesmonuments.eu
Volunteering plays a crucial role in the cultural sector. In the framework of the European Year of Volunteering regarding the cultural sector, Europa Nostra organized at its Annual Congress the Forum “Volunteers: added value for Europe’s Heritage”. As representatives of ENCATC’s Thematic Area “Understanding Heritage”, we actively participated in this forum. We would like to collect additional information on this topic, and more precisely in the context of heritage and museums.
We need your help to conduct interviews with organizations working with volunteers in different European countries. In order to make it easier to obtain this information, we have drawn up an interview outline with a series of questions.
This questionnaire (ENG/ FR/ IT) will also be distributed during the ENCATC Annual Conference in Helsinki on 12-14 October, but we would like to test it beforehand. Your comments are more than welcome!
Please send your responses to the “Understanding Heritage” Chair, Mrs Claire Giraud-Labalte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le bénévolat joue un rôle important dans le secteur culturel. Dans le cadre de l’année européenne du Volontariat concernant le champ de la culture, Europa Nostra a organisé au sein de son congrès annuel un Forum intitulé : « Volunteers : added value for Europe’s Heritage ». Nous y avons activement participé pour la thématique Encatc« Understanding Heritage » et souhaitons continuer à recueillir des informations sur ce sujet, plus précisément dans le secteur du patrimoine et des musées.
Nous avons besoin de votre aide pour mener des entretiens auprès d’organismes qui travaillent avec le concours de bénévoles dans différents pays d’Europe. Pour faciliter la collecte d’informations, nous avons conçu une grille d’interview avec une série de questions.
Ce questionnaire (ENG/ FR/ IT) sera également diffusé lors de la conférence annuelle de l’ENCATC à Helsinki les 12-14 octobre mais nous souhaitons préalablement le tester. Toutes vos remarques seront les bienvenues.
Merci d’adresser les réponses au Responsable “Understanding Heritage” Mme Claire Giraud-Labalte email@example.com
Deadline for submission: 12 September 2011
The Cultural Policy and Management Yearbook (KPY Yearbook) calls for the submission of academic articles and book reviews on any field of cultural policy and management. The goal of the KPY Yearbook is to promote a new understanding towards cultural policy issues in Turkey, paying more attention to more inclusive and participatory approaches which take cultural diversity of the country into account. In addition it includes also recent developments of the cultural sector in Turkey and throughout the world and its contribution to the management of culture.
In each edition, there is a “Dossier” attributed to a special theme of cultural policy related issue, which is announced with an open call for papers as seen below; also miscellaneous articles from Anatolian cities and the region are commissioned and/or translated. The KPY Yearbook spotlights developments in the practice of cultural policy and management through original interviews with leading national/international cultural policy and management theorists and practitioners, and also publishes conference extracts, book reviews. This year issue will start a new section called “KPY selection” where recurrent and most important cultural policy and management issues of the year are highlighted.
The third issue of the Yearbook’s focus is Heritage for Society. We call for articles and reviews, that discuss and investigate the theory and practice of cultural heritage management and policies in Turkey and/or Europe and regional context, based on the principles of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention on “Value of Cultural Heritage for Society” (Faro, 1995).
“Whilst the other international heritage conventions deal with how to protect and conserve cultural goods, the Faro Convention poses the question why and for whom the heritage is transmitted. It is based on the idea that knowledge and use of heritage form part of the citizen’s right to participate in cultural life as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The text presents heritage both as a resource for human development, the enhancement of cultural diversity and the promotion of intercultural dialogue, and as part of an economic development model based on the principles of sustainable resource use ”1
Based on the convention, the contribution to the KPY Yearbook can address the management and policies towards moveable, immoveable, tangible and intangible cultural heritage under the headings below:
Please check the following web address for the submission guidelines: http://kpy.bilgi.edu.tr/en/page/kpyearbook/
Please submit your contributions to the Editor-in-Chief:
Ayca Ince: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries in relation to the thematic content of the third issue of the KPY Cultural Policy and Management Yearbook (2011), please e-mail the Executive Editor of the special dossier:
Deniz Unsal: email@example.com
This event aimed to increase awareness among European policy makers and the cultural heritage sector about cultural heritage and the way in which cultural heritage is closely related to other policy areas. It seeked to encourage all stakeholders for a broad cooperation in which interaction with the European policy level is on the forefront. With the ‘Declaration of Bruges’ the Belgian presidency of the EU wanted to give an initial impetus to this initiative.
The conference was made a success thanks to the valuable contributions of the speakers as well as the participants. Therefore we would like to thank all of them for their presence in Bruges!
The proceedings of the conference are available here.
To receive a printed version or the high resolution PDF, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please consult: http://heritageconference.rwo.be/