[ICOM SPECIAL PROJECT] INTANGIBLE HERITAGE A CHALLENGE FOR MANAGEMENT AND COLLECTION POLICY (Zagreb, 17-20 October 2019)
The conference is organised by ICOM SEE in partnership with ICOM Croatia, COMCOL, ICOM Slovenia and INTERCOM. Local partners are Ethnographic Museum and Mimara Museum in Croatia and Municipality of Trbovlje in Slovenia.
The conference is organised in a way that expert panellists will present challenges that museum professionals face dealing with intangible cultural heritage phenomena. Management of sustainable resources and models how to approach local community in the joint attempt to preserve knowledge and skills and transferring it to younger generations. How to collect and care about intangible heritage?
Lectures, workshops, film projections, formal and informal discussions will enable our participants to exchange their experiences and they will have the chance to discuss issues of common interest with the bearers of traditional knowledge including recent history phenomena.
Topics will be discussed in the following panels:
Opening panel: HOW TO INITIATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INTANGIBLE HERITAGE
First panel: Challenges in collecting and documenting intangible heritage
Second panel: Intangible Heritage and Communities
Third panel: Museum Management and Challenges of Decolonisation
Forth panel: Sustainable Solutions for ICH
Fifth panel: How to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills to younger generations
Full program details, list of invited speakers and other practical information are available at http://icom-ichday.info/
EMYA 2019 is hosted by the War Childhood Museum – winner of the Council of Europe Museum Prize 2018.
Bosnia and Herzegovina will host EMYA 2019 in Sarajevo from 22 – 25 May 2018 and a fantastic programme expects all those who decide to attend. Enlarge your knowledge and meet museum professionals who are creating trends in Europe. Registratration and programme:
Exhibition from the last year’s EMYA winner – Design Museum, London, UK
HYPERPCONNECTED MUSEUMS: CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
The National Committee of ICOM Serbia in cooperation with the Regional Alliance of ICOM SEE and the National Committees of ICOM Macedonia and ICOM Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Institute for the Study of Cultural Development in Belgrade from 18-19 October 2018, organized a two-day, regional seminar on digital communication in museums.
Although many world museums follow the latest trends in digital technologies and the development of mobile applications, and in this way communicate with the audience, museums are not able to change their mission and vision for the digital world. Museums must know their direction and goal, and digital technologies serve to achieve their goals.
Lecture during the regional seminar in Belgrade
CONGRESS OF MUSEUM PROFESSIONALS IN BREŽICE, SLOVENIA
ICOM SEE is a member of the ICOM-ITC Management Board Meeting and since the Chair Goranka Horjan was not able to attend the representative at this year’s meeting held in Fuzhou, was the Secretary Biljana Đorđević. She took part at the Board meeting and during the stay from 23 to 26 November 2018 she also took part at the International Forum of Young Museum professionals which was held within the MPT EXPO – the 8th Chinese Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition.
The Board meeting was opened by the ICOM President Suay Aksoy saying that the ITC has proved to be a great success story of ICOM. ICOM SEE is active in promoting the ITC and young members from SEE museums apply for the training. This year one European candidate was chosen from ICOM SEE region.
MUSEUM FROM SOUTH-EAST EUROPE FEATURED AT SURVEY OF AWARD-WINNING PROJECTS “THE BEST IN HERITAGE”
From 28 – 30 September this year the 16th annual edition of The Best in Heritage conference will take place in Dubrovnik, showcasing best practices from the entire world to the international, professional community.
As a result of the long and devoted work of dozens of experts and professional juries, more than 40 major award schemes from around the world announced some 300 prize-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects in 2016. At The Best in Heritage conference, the featured, handpicked selection of the most innovative and inspiring candidates from this accumulation of quality will represent a balanced variety of best achievements.
The gathering will consist of two events: IMAGINES, a one day event where multimedia and new technology achievements will be presented; and the core event, with its packed two-day schedule. Over 40 projects from China, the United States, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Russia and Europe will be presented, including three laureates from the South East Europe region: Employees and activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Vukovar Municipal Museum and Conservation Study of The Village Gostuša in Pirot District.
The conference is a rare international platform where official, private and civil society institutions & actions meet. The audience, moderators-judges, and the keynote speakers will vote for “The Project of Influence 2017”, for both parts of the programme. The two representatives of the winning projects will have the privilege of delivering the key-note speeches at the 2018 conference, and will be invited to present their institutions projects at the EXPONATEC fair in Cologne, in November 2017.
In addition to its global survey of best practices, the conference features rich social and cultural content organised with help of Dubrovnik Museums, Dubrovnik Archives, – all taking place in the Renaissance city centre of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dinner-receptions, all located in the historic palaces, will provide an inspiring and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for networking, discussing potential collaborations and getting to know prize-winning professionals in person.
The conference is organised in partnership with EUROPA NOSTRA & the Endowment Fund of ICOM, with the local partnership of Dubrovnik Museums, the support of the City of Dubrovnik and Ministry of Culture of Croatia, and with sponsorship from Meyvaert Glass Engineering.
All ICOM members enjoy privileged, reduced conference fees.
Programme and registration: http://www.thebestinheritage.com/conference
Featured laureates: http://www.thebestinheritage.com/featuring
Organise the visit: http://www.thebestinheritage.com/accommodation
CULTURAL HERITAGE COUNTS FOR (SOUTH-EAST) EUROPE (Serbia, Belgrade, 15-17 June 2017)
From June 15 to June 17 Belgrade will host the conference entitled “Cultural Heritage Counts for (South-East) Europe” and capacity building days entitled “Education and Citizen Engagement” organized by Europa Nostra, Europa Nostra Serbia and South East European Heritage Network in partnership with the Creative Europe Program and European Commission.
The event will gather international experts and stakeholders from SEE region in discussing Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe report, the first research implemented on European level that analysed the impact of cultural heritage on cultural, social, environmental and ecological development. Reflecting on experiences and data from Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the conference aims to initiate a discussion about integrated approach to heritage in relation to sustainable development among practitioners, researchers and policy makers taking into account the examples, approaches and specificities of Serbia and wider Southeast Europe. By sharing new perspectives and innovative practices from the Southeastern part of Europe, the organizers also wish to stimulate a stronger presence and input from heritage stakeholders from South-East Europe to Europa Nostra activities and European programs and policies.
The Conference is organised on three important occasions.
1. The Public presentation of the Serbian edition of the Executive Summary & Strategic recommendations of the above mentioned European Report “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (CHCFE)” prepared by Europa Nostra Serbia with the support of the EU Delegation in Serbia together with inspiring lectures on methods and approaches in measuring heritage impact, and discussions on the significance and implications of ideas and findings from the CHCFE report in the context of South-East Europe.
2. Celebration of a Grand Prix 2016 of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards for the outstanding Conservation Study for the Revitalization of the Stone Village of Gostusa in the Pirot District (Serbia). Together with this example, the conference will feature additional selected projects and actors awarded by the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards since 2005, as well as other exemplary heritage initiatives from the SEE in discussing the impact that their work has on environmental, social and economic development of the region.
3. Preparations for the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, with focus on the possibilities of participation within South East Europe and potential cooperation among EU Member States and EU Candidate Members.
4. The Capacity-Building Days for Europa Nostra members and partners focussing on Education and Citizen Engagement in the field of cultural heritage, will create space and inspiring content for outreach and education managers of heritage organizations to share their experiences, discuss and learn together.
During the first day of the Conference (afternoon of Thursday, 15 June) participants will focus on wider European developments related to cultural heritage, the presentation of the outcomes of the European Report “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” with lectures and discussions about different approaches in evaluating heritage impact on society and to the preparations for the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. This part of programme will involve lecturers from Belgium, UK and Montenegro, heritage stakeholders from Serbia and other countries of the South-East Europe, together with the representatives of the European Commission. On the second day (Friday, 16 June): the focus will be on exemplary and innovative initiatives from South-East Europe which have contributed to one of the following areas: Heritage, Environment and Sense of Place; Heritage, Traditional Skills, Training and Creativity; and Heritage, Education and Social Issues. These inspiring presentations and discussions will end in the evening with a very special Participatory Theater Performance “KoTo(r) o Kotoru” prepared by citizens and heritage activists of the World Heritage City of Kotor (Montenegro), followed by a panel discussion dedicated to Heritage Activism and Public Engagement. Finally, the third day (Saturday, 17 June) is reserved for creative exchanges of good practices and concerns between Europa Nostra members and partners from all parts of Europe with regard to heritage education and citizen engagement.
The draft programme will be composed of three parts:
a. Day 1 (afternoon of Thursday, 15 June) will focus on wider European developments related to cultural heritage, namely the presentation of the outcomes of the European Report “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” with lectures and discussions about different approaches in evaluating heritage impact on society and to the preparations for the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. This part of our programme will involve lecturers from Poland, UK and Montenegro, heritage stakeholders from Serbia and other countries of the South-East Europe, together with the representatives of the European Commission.
In the evening we shall gather at the 19th century historic house and museum “Dom Jevrema Grujica”, upon kind invitation of its owner, Lazar Secerovic. Europa Nostra and the European Historic Houses Association look very much forward to welcoming you at this historic house for a lively evening dedicated to the celebration of “heritage & friendship without borders” as key vehicles for cultural diplomacy!
b. Day 2 (Friday, 16 June): will focus on exemplary and innovative initiatives from South-East Europe which have contributed to one of the following issues (i) Heritage, Environment and Sense of Place; (ii) Heritage, Traditional Skills, Training and Creativity; and (iii) Heritage, Education and Social Issues. We will use these examples and their insights and experiences in order to discuss the potentials and implications of the key ideas promoted in the Report “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” in the context of South-East Europe.
These inspiring presentations and discussions will end in the evening with a very special Participatory Theater Performance “KoTo(r) o Kotoru” prepared by citizens and heritage activists of the World Heritage City of Kotor (Montenegro), followed by a panel discussion dedicated to Heritage Activism and Public Engagement.
c. Day 3 (Saturday, 17 June): will be reserved for creative exchanges of best practices and concerns between Europa Nostra members and partners from all parts of Europe with regard to heritage education and citizen engagement.
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