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August 2020

Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference

26 August - 30 August
University College London, Gower St
London, United Kingdom
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Organised by the UCL Institute of Archaeology at University College London in association with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area. For more information, please visite the conference’s website: https://achs2020london.com/ The conference’s theme—Futures—invites participants to explore a range of issues, including the future of critical heritage studies; newly emerging concepts, themes and methods for the study of heritage; the future of heritage management, governance and diplomacy; evolving and nascent forms of heritage, and how they might be…

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September 2020

Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) conference

13 September - 18 September
Czech Technical University, 166 36 Prague 6
Prague, Czech Republic
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The European Physical Society (EPS) introduces the new Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) conference promoted by the EPS Nuclear Physics Division. The ANP conference will provide an open forum for scientists and engineers working in the wide field of nuclear applications with particular emphasis on energy, health, space, environment, material science, preservation and cultural heritage. This is a unique opportunity for scientists from these different communities to exchange views and foster synergies to find new ways and horizons to the challenges…

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Heritage in Motion

18 September
Chemnitz Chemnitz, Germany + Google Map

Heritage in Motion is a multimedia competition for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage, cultural and natural, tangible and intangible. Heritage in Motion grants awards and celebrates the best multimedia achievements and products – through varied, creative and innovative means - in order to draw attention to the value of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage in all its facets. Call for projects: Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony, 18th of September…

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Digital Transformation in Cultural Heritage Institutions

19 September - 25 September
Museum of Art and History, Rue Charles-Galland 2
Geneva, 1206 Switzerland
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The CIDOC Conference 2020 in Geneva will address an important societal theme that cannot be ignored nowadays: digital transformation in cultural heritage institutions. The use of digital technology, though marginal at first, has gradually reshaped documentation practices and transformed almost all aspects of museum work, sometimes even pushing institutions to deviate from traditional conceptions of what their roles should be. The conference, organized by the Museum of Art and History of the City of Geneva, will take place from September…

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NETCHER conference: Illicit trafficking of cultural heritage

21 September @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, -
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In the frame of the European Heritage Days, the NETCHER project will organize a public conference on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage. European renowned experts will speak to youngsters and adults with the mediation of a famous expert Youtuber. The event will take place in the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium (Brussels) or on the web, depending on upcoming developments regarding COVID-19. For more information click here.

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The best in heritage 2020

23 September - 25 September
dubrovnik dubrovnik, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska) + Google Map

The Best in Heritage is an annual conference on which award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects present their success stories. Representatives of over forty laureates elaborate on their achievements, which have been recognised by professional juries over the past year for their outstanding quality. Aim of the conference is to promote these exceptional projects which demonstrate innovation and excellence concerning the care and communication of heritage. The Best in Heritage is taking place in Dubrovnik every year at the end…

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International Congress on dry stone

27 September @ 8:00 am - 5 October @ 5:00 pm
Konavle, Trumbićev put 25
Komavle, Cavtat Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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Civil society organisation DRAGODID and International scientific society for dry stone interdisciplinary study S.D.S - Société ScientifiqueInternationale pour l'Etude la Pierre Sèche S.P.S. wish to announce the be held on October 2nd-4th 2020 in Croatia the host of the Congress. Save the date! Congress aims to bring together dry stone practitioners, researchers, professionals and enthusiasts in order to spread knowledge and techniques, discuss topicalities and widen the cooperation network between countries. All interested can participate as listeners, speakers and/or poster…

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SEMINAR Digital Technology and heritage – Challenges and Issues

29 September - 30 September

SEMINAR Digital Technology and heritage – Challenges and Issues Digital applied to heritage represents an important field of digital humanities, and also of what is now known as “Heritage Science”. It encompasses all aspects of heritage, from cultural to natural, tangible to intangible, physical to digital. It brings together heterogeneous scientific competence in a dialogue that stimulates creativity and opens new perspectives for the understanding, transmission and sharing of heritage elements. This significant progress, in a field with a high…

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October 2020

4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

7 October - 8 October
Fraunhofer Institut for Building Physics IBP, Fraunhoferstr. 10
Valley, Germany
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After tree successful conferences organised by Casas Históricas y Singulares and Ars Civilis in Madrid (2014), the Belgian Building Research Institute in Brussels (2016) and the Swedish Energy Agency, Uppsala University and the Swedish National Heritage Board in Visby (2018) we are proud to announce the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings which will be held October 7th to 8th, 2020 in Benediktbeuern, Germany. Achieving the ambitious governmental and societal goals in CO2 reduction needed to mitigate global climate change requires the contribution of all sectors including buildings and the construction industry.…

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Save the date: ERIH Annual Conference

7 October - 9 October
Museum of Industry, Minnemeers 10
Ghent, 9000 Belgium
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"Keeping the wheels turning - Succession Planning for Industrial Heritage" This year’s ERIH Annual Conference tackles the topical issue of how we can protect industrial heritage by ensuring that skills and knowledge are passed on to future generations. 7 - 9 October 2020 at ERIH Anchor Point Museum of Industry. Ghent. Belgium Alternative: ONLINE Conference 8 October 2020

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European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

10 October - 15 October

The 2020 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is coming up on 12-15 October in Brussels, Belgium.  The preparations for this 18th edition have already started. The main topics of 2020 are: Green Europe Cohesion and cooperation (including also the celebration of 30 years of Interreg!) Empowering citizens Call for event partners is open #EURegionsWeek offers plenty of opportunities to actively contribute to the event and the agenda. Call for 'event partners' and session proposals is open until 27 March 2020. You can…

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Florence Heri-Tech

14 October - 16 October
Villa Vittoria, Palazzo dei Congressi
Florence, Italy
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-- POSTPONED TO 14 to 16 October 2020 -- The International Conference Florence Heri-tech: the Future of Heritage Science and Technologies, involves a large number of researches and scholars from around the world and puts the industry's current issues under spotlight, specifically on issues related to innovative techniques and technologies for Cultural Heritage. The Conference is part of the Florence International Biennial for Art and Restoration, an international event attracting prestigious institutions and companies and creating a unique opportunity to…

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Conference: Contested Heritage, the Art Market and Ethical and Legal Issues

20 October @ 8:00 pm - 22 October @ 5:00 pm
Leiden (tbd) Leiden, Netherlands + Google Map

POSTPONED TO 20 October 2020 The National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) together with the Centre for Museums, Collections and Society and the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development organize a two day conference on the theme of contested heritage, the art marktet and ethical and legal issues. More information will follow soon and will be published first on globalheritage.nl.

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International Conference for Cultural Tourism

22 October - 24 October

​​The 13th ECTN conference with main theme 'Special Interest Tourism development and promotion based on Cultural Heritage' will discuss the latest trends in the field of culture, heritage and responsible and sustainable tourism, including innovation, digitalisation, creativity and cultural tourism product development. The conference aims to explore major challenges, risks and opportunities for sustainable and responsible tourism development related to culture and heritage assets, as well as suggest practical steps for the development and promotion of cultural tourism products. The…

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FRH Conference 2020 – Europe’s Living Religious Heritage

22 October - 23 October
Barcelona Barcelona, Spain + Google Map

Whether it is used as a place of worship, as a resource for community development, as a space for cultural expression, Europe’s religious heritage deserves our full attention and dedication to its sustainable preservation for communities throughout Europe. Who: Future for Religious Heritage (FRH)/ non-profit, non-religious organisation, public and private institutions, EU institutions, academics, experts in the field of religious and cultural heritage What: FRH biennial conference When: From 22-23 October 2020 Where: Barcelona, Spain The need of religious heritage is being questioned…

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ROCK open knowledge week: Cultural heritage as oxygen in times of crisis

27 October @ 8:00 am - 30 October @ 5:00 pm
Online, -
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Cultural heritage and the cultural sector have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But this moment has also become an opportunity to rediscover how heritage and cultural activities have vital importance for keeping our cities alive, and beyond, how cultural interactions are at the core of the wellbeing of our societies. Over the past three years, ten ROCK cities – Athens, Bologna, Clujnapoca, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, Skopje, Turin, and Vilnius  – have been developing innovative solutions that demonstrate how cultural heritage can be the driving force behind urban sustainability. Together with service…

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ENCATC Congress 2020

28 October - 30 October
Prague Prague, Czech Republic + Google Map

The 2020 ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy is happening from 28-30 October 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic! The ENCATC Congress aims to explore ground-breaking innovations in cultural management and policy education and encourage steps to ensure significant improvements in this industry. A key annual gathering for academics, trainers and researchers from the cultural management and policy educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests, the ENCATC Congress is the opportunity to network with professionals, policy makers and artists and thus to bridge the…

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November 2020

ENCATC digital congress: Cultural management and policy in a post-digital world: Navigating uncertainty

3 November @ 8:00 am - 12 November @ 5:00 pm
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The ENCATC Annual Congress is the only global event dedicated to the advancement of theory, education, research and practice on cultural management and policy.  It has become the cornerstone in the annual calendar for academics, trainers and researchers from the cultural management and policy educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to connect with professionals, policy makers, and artists. Together they work to address pressing issues, explore ground-breaking innovations, bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy, and encourage…

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Conference on cultural heritage and new technologies

4 November - 6 November

The Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2020 will be held on november 4-6 2020 in Vienna Austria. Schedule 2020 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 09:00 – 18:00 Opening, Sessions, Welcome Cocktail Thursday, November 5, 2020 09:00 – 18:00 Session, Round Tables, Mayor’s Cocktail Friday, November 6, 2020 09:00 – 18:00 Sessions, Round Tables, Advanced Archaeological Training, Closing, Informal Farewell The “Call for papers, posters, short papers and apps will start April 15, 2020 To sign up for the newsletter,…

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6th International Archaeology Film Festival

4 November - 6 November
Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Stjepana Gunjace 3
Split, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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The Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split is organising the 6th International Archaeology Film Festival and invites authors – directors and producers to submit their films by April 15, the museum said. With the festival we wish to contribute to the valorisation of cultural heritage and archaeological research and to sensitise the general public to monumental heritage, both our own and that of other nations, the museum underscored. We also see the festival as an impetus for the domestic…

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Interpret Europe Conference: Fostering heritage communities

8 November - 11 November
Haapsalu Haapsalu, Estonia + Google Map

Heritage lives through the people dedicated to it. What role could such communities play in interpreting natural and cultural heritage? ‘Fostering heritage communities’ is the title of our next Interpret Europe Conference from 8 to 11 May 2020 in Haapsalu, Estonia. While many parks, monuments and museums might agree that a lively heritage community is invaluable for their site, they often feel challenged by debates with local people and by engaging with volunteers in interpretation, who all bring their own…

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Classical Controversies in 2020

11 November - 13 November
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28
Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
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We are inviting paper proposals to present a paper of 30 minutes in a conference with the title Classical Controversies in 2020 at Leiden (The Netherlands) organised by the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities and Leiden University. The conference will be held on the 11th, 12th and 13th of November 2020. Conference This conference aims to contribute to our notions of the different ways elements of Graeco-Roman antiquity (construed in a broad sense of the word) are perceived and employed towards a…

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NEMO’s European Museum Conference: Museums making sense

15 November @ 8:00 am - 17 November @ 5:00 pm
Rijeka, Korzo 16
Rijeka, 51000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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Museums making sense will discuss the important role museums play in translating the complex to the digestible – be it climate change or migration processes or economic relations. Through storytelling methods, museums can help us understand complex interrelations. Multiperspective approaches can help us appreciate different perspectives. Museums can work as innovative labs to test different complex scenarios, giving the opportunity to find answers for questions like: How do we want to live? How could the future look like? We will soon…

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December 2020

International Conference Cultural Heritage for Mental Health 2

10 December
Museum Dr. Guislain, ozef Guislainstraat 43
Gent, Belgium
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The much positive feedback we received after the international conference Participation in cultural heritage for mental health recovery on 29 and 30 November 2018 in Ghent has encouraged us to organise a new edition in 2020. FARO, Museum Dr. Guislain and Iedereen Leest are teaming up again to deliver the second International Conference Cultural Heritage for Mental Health 2 on Thursday 10thand Friday 11th December 2020. Conference aim In many places around the world archives, museums, universities and organizations in the health…

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March 2021

NSK 2021 international conference: “Solidarity in culture: Heritage protection under conditions of crisis”

18 March 2021 - 20 March 2021
National and University Library in Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska) + Google Map
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Taking into consideration the current global threats to world heritage and the urgent need for developing a comprehensive heritage protection strategy, as well as for establishing a solidarity network of cultural institutions, the National and University Library in Zagreb is organising Solidarity in culture: Heritage protection under conditions of crisis, an international conference that it will host from 18 to 20 March 2021. The aim of the conference is to highlight the significance of a carefully thought out, integrated and inclusive…

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