Conference Programme – Symposium: The Preservation of Cultural and Architectural Heritage in Conflict and Crisis Regions
The preservation of cultural and architectural heritage in conflict and crisis regions has recently gained considerably in significance. This highly relevant topic in heritage conservation will be addressed at a symposium on 25 November 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm in Hall 4 of the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), as part of the denkmal conference programme. The symposium will be hosted by the following high-profile organisations: The German National Committee of ICOMOS, the German Archaeological Institute, the German Commission for UNESCO and Blue Shield Germany.
Riga Art and Media Technical School: Learning How to Rescue Churches
A unique, modern take on historical preservation work is enjoying growing popularity in Latvia. In major projects, groups of young students are breathing new life into old and partly destroyed churches. The concept promoted by the Riga Art and Media Technical School is taking off and increasing its footprint. The school will be presenting true masterpieces at denkmal 2022.
Review: 16th Annual Meeting of the European Heritage Heads Forum
The European Heritage Heads Forum (EHHF) is the networking event for the most important leading figures in monument preservation in each European country. This year's European Heritage Heads Forum successfully took place from 18 to 20 May 2022 in Scotland (Edinburgh). The European Heritage Heads Forum enables the exchange of information and experiences relating to the management of the historic environment in the 21st century. In this interview, the German representative to the Forum, Senior Government Official Wolfgang Karl Göhner (Ass. iur.) from the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments reflects on three inspiring days focused on preservation, which especially revolved around the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
denkmal 2022: Conference Programme – Event on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change
The European Union has set a goal of climate neutrality by 2050 and set out a roadmap for common policy in the European Green Deal. The major challenges with regard to climate change also have an impact on the future of cultural heritage and monument preservation. To achieve the above goal, meaningful dialogue is urgently needed amongst keepers of cultural heritage, preservationists, experts and political specialists with a focus on developing an approach that is suited to the particularities of cultural heritage conservation. This year's meeting of Europa Nostra in cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz and the Berlin State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, which will take place as part of the denkmal conference programme, will contribute to this.
50 Years of UNESCO World Heritage Convention – denkmal Joins the Celebration
A temple threatened with submersion by the construction of a dam provided the initial spark for the idea of UNESCO World Heritage. The Abu Simbel temple was dismantled in 1960 and rebuilt at a higher location. The international community agreed that the temple had outstanding significance not only for Egypt but for all of humanity. The idea of shared cultural heritage sites was born. In 1972, this idea was finally set down in a treaty and this year the UNESCO World Heritage Convention is celebrating its 50th anniversary.