march, 2022

202215marAll Day16Virtual EventSymposium: Heritage for the Future / Science for HeritageA European Adventure for Research and InnovationParis, France Event Organized By: Foundation for Heritage Science and European Commission

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Under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Foundation for Heritage Science is pleased to invite you to the symposium ‘Heritage for the Future, Science for Heritage: A European Adventure for Research and Innovation’.

Cultural heritage can be an object of attachment, admiration and recognition, a cement of identity but also a reason for exclusion, a target for destruction or a hostage of political conflicts and ideological controversies. For more than two centuries, it has also been a research subject.

This symposium focuses on heritage science, an interdisciplinary field that contributes to the identification, understanding, conservation and transmission of cultural heritage, whether tangible, intangible, natural or digital. Today, this field brings together the humanities and the social, experimental, digital, and engineering sciences.

During two days, the symposium will highlight heritage science, in all its diversity, in France and in Europe, consider its central role in responding to the major contemporary challenges – whether social, cultural, economic, political or environmental – as well as its articulation with various initiatives carried out by the European institutions.

The event will be structured around four themes:

  • A reflective heritage for a resilient society: heritage is a dynamic concept in a constantly changing world. This theme discusses its creation, interpretation, valorisation and its role for our societies.
  • Sustainable management of cultural heritage: which will deal with the tools, methods and technologies that foster knowledge and transmission to the future generations.
  • Cultural heritage in a changing context: which will address the challenges posed by the rapidly changing demographic, social, environmental, economic, political and cultural context.
  • Cultural heritage facing climate and environmental change: which will focus on the impacts and the adaptation of heritage to climate change, as well as its capacity to be a resource for a more sustainable society.

This event is organised with the support of the European Commission and in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the universities of Paris-Saclay and Cergy Paris. It will be held at the Louvre and the National Library of France (François Mitterrand).

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march 15 (Tuesday) - 16 (Wednesday)


Paris, France


Foundation for Heritage Science and European Commission

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