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    Arbeitstagung Heritage Volunteers

    08.11.18 | 13:00 – 18:00 Uhr

    CCL - Saal 5
    Veranstaltungen im Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Programm für junge Fachbesucher
    junge Fachbesucher / Azubis und Studenten, Presse, Institutionen / Stiftungen, Ämter / Behörden / Öffentliche Einrichtungen, Ehrenamtliche

    European Heritage Volunteers
    E-Mail: info@heritagevolunteers.eu
    Link: www.heritagevolunteers.eu
    Goetheplatz 9 B
    99423 Weimar


    The conference will showcase the importance of volunteering as an appropriate tool for the awareness raising, the documentation, the rescue and the conservation of cultural heritage as well as for the nonformal education in the ?eld of heritage. It shall serve as a platform to present good practice examples, to exchange experiences and to stimulate further heritage volunteering projects all over Europe.

    Good practice examples of heritage volunteering projects from Germany and other European countries will illustrate the potential of volunteering for cultural heritage. ?e examples will demonstrate the applicability of volunteering for various types of heritage, for various heritage-linked tasks and for di?erent constellations of cooperation between non-governmental organisations, public authorities, foundations and enterprises active in the ?eld of heritage.

    ?e conference will gather representatives from organisations and institutions that either organised in the past, or plan to organise in the future, projects in the ?elds of volunteering for heritage and heritage education, representatives of state authorities and heritage administrations as well as citizens with personal experience in volunteering for cultural heritage. A special focus is placed on projects for young adults, students and young professionals.

    The conference will be the ?nal event of European Heritage Volunteers’ overall project “Best practice models of volunteering for European Cultural Heritage” in the frame of Germany’s o?cial programme for the European Year of Cultural Heritage as well as the opening event of the European project “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Engagement / Beyond the European Year of Cultural Heritage”.

    Conference language is English. Participation is free of charge. Applications requested till October, 28th, 2018.



    13:00 – 13:05
    Welcoming address by Dr. Bert Ludwig,European Heritage Volunteers

    13:05 – 13:15
    Opening speech by Dr. Uwe Koch, Head of German Cultural Heritage Board
    German coordinator for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

    Panel 1 – HERITAGE

    13:15 – 14:15 Examples of heritage volunteering projects in Germany within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

    Volunteering for technical heritage in the German-Czech transboundary mining cultural landscape Erzgebirge / Krušnohori
    by Friederike Hansell, Saxon World Heritage Coordinator
    Institute of Industrial Archaeology and History of Sciences and Technology, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg

    Volunteering for park and garden heritage at the World Heritage site “Classical Weimar”, Thuringia
    by Andreas Pahl, Head Gardener of Belvedere Park, Weimar Classic Foundation

    Voluntary engagement for heritage in danger at the former Grand Hotel “Waldlust”, Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg
    by Siegfried Schmidt, Heritage Association Freudenstadt

    Rescue and documentation of Jewish Heritage at the Jewish cemeteries in Halberstadt, Sachsen-Anhalt
    by Uri Faber, Moses Mendelssohn Academy Halberstadt

    Panel 2 – VOLUNTEERING

    14:15 – 15:00 Experiences from the perspective of former participants from Europe and beyond

    Moderation: Lorena Aldana Ortega
    European Commission
    Directorate General for Education and Culture
    European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Task Force


    • Erica Santori, Italy
    • Gabriela Iracema Randig, Germany
    • Juan Carlos Barrientos, Honduras
    • Mariana Martinho, Portugal
    • Petar Petrov, Bulgaria

    15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

    Panel 3 – EUROPE

    15:30 – 16:30 Examples of heritage volunteering projects all over Europe within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

    Moderation: Jochen Butt-Pośnik
    Head of the German Contact Point
    EU Programme “Europe for Citizens”, Bonn

    Preservation of the highly endangered 11th century Church of St. Sergiu and St. Bacchu in Himara
    by Rineldi Xhelilaj, Head of Cultural Heritage Management, Regional Directorate of National Culture Vlora, Albania

    Inventory and preventive conservation of Azulejos in Lisbon
    by Frederico Nuno Contente Vaz, Senior Technician, Conservator and Restaurator, Divisão de Salvaguarda de Património
    Cultural, Lisbon Municipality, Portugal

    Conservation of Marble Elements at Tyniec Monastery Church
    by Marta Sztwiertnia, Fundacja Chronic Dobro, Tyniec, Poland

    Innovative interpretation of industrial heritage in Rijeka
    by Marina Batinic, Project Coordinator, Culture Hub Croatia, and Marko Luka Zubcic, Expert Associate, Center for Advanced Studies of the South-East Europe, University of Rijeka, Croatia

    Panel 4 – OUTLOOK

    16:30 – 17:15 Spotlight on European Heritage Volunteers Projects in 2019

    Preservation of Zorats Church and surrounding monuments, by Ara Tarverdyan, Director of the Service for the protection of historical environment and cultural museum-reservations of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia

    Mapping and conservation strategies at an Early Christian basilica at the archaeological site Palmatis, Dobrich Region, Bulgaria
    by Belitsa Atanasova Paunova, Regional Historical Museum Dobrich, Bulgaria

    Preservation of traditional wooden architecture at Kenozero National Park
    by Svetlana Marich, Head of Socio-Cultural Department
    Kenozero National Park, Archangelsk, Russia

    Preservation activities at Kauppila Farm Museum in Laitila – an exemplary case of archaic southwest Finnish building tradition
    by John Björkman, Head of Development, Museum Centre of Turku, Finland

    17:15 – 17:30 Presentation of the Project “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Engagement / Beyond the European Year of Cultural Heritage”

    17:30 – 18:00 Time for informal gathering and idea-exchange

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