Conference ‘Heritage for the Future / Science for Heritage’: a European Adventure for Research and Innovation
Under the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Foundation for Heritage Science will organise, with the European Commission and in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), a symposium dedicated to heritage science in Europe. It will be held on 15 and 16 March 2022, in Paris. More information available from February 2022.
The aim of the symposium is to highlight the diversity of heritage science, in France and in Europe, and to show how it contributes to safeguarding heritage and unveiling its central role to understand and face major contemporary challenges (social, cultural, economic, political, and climatic). Its articulation with the main European initiatives will also be at the core of this event: how can heritage science support the implementation of European climate and environmental ambitions? How to stimulate collaborations with the cultural and creative industries? What changes and issues arise from digital transitions? What are the challenges for the organisations that train researchers and professionals of today and tomorrow?
This event will be the opportunity to showcase during two days some of the most innovative results of research and innovation, their application on the ground but also to discuss the future prospects. The programme builds on four main themes:
- A reflective heritage for a resilient society
- Sustainable management of cultural heritage
- Cultural heritage in a changing context
- Cultural heritage facing climate and environmental change.
The symposium will be held in French and in English in the form of plenary presentation sessions and round tables, which will be accessible online.