Cherishing Heritage

22-23 November 2018

Auditorium Santa Margherita

The final document, with shared principles, will be discussed and validated in a Final conference in Venice, Italy

The Conference "Cherishing Heritage", organised by the European Commission in cooperation with International Council of Monuments and Sites, aims at promoting the public debate on quality principles in EU funded interventions on cultural heritage. It is a key event during the European Year of Cultural Heritage, organised in the framework of the European Initiative "Cherishing heritage".

The Year aims to promote debate, research and the exchange of good practices on the quality of conservation and of contemporary interventions on cultural heritage.

Interventions on cultural heritage are actions that impact, or have potential to impact structures, places or sites of heritage interest, therefore this could cause any physical change or alteration.

The EU supports cultural heritage through several programmes, including the structural funds. But investments can also put heritage in danger, especially when, in attempting to give heritage a ‘second life’, issues of reconstruction and authenticity are not properly addressed. Such actions can wipe off centuries of history and cultural value.

This initiative aims at finding the right balance between quality in conservation and safeguarding on the one hand, and dynamic approaches to restoration and maintenance, innovative reuse and enhancement of cultural heritage on the other.

Please use the registration form to register. Registration is open until 15 November