Open Calls and Heritage Events in Europe

European Heritage Days is a part of the network of people who share the passion for developments and celebration of communities, places and culture. Feel free to explore this directory of heritage events taking place this year. The selection of conferences, events and symposiums organised by heritage initiatives in Europe offers an opportunity to participate in the European heritage project and find out what it means for you and our future. 


Postgraduate studies paper curator for historical paper and related materials

Basel, Switzerland
September 1st, 2008 - September 15th, 2020

The successful postgraduate course "paper curator", which is unique in German-speaking Europe, is offered under the aegis of the University of Basel.

The postgraduate course "paper curator" complements the existing training as a librarian and librarian, archivist and other functions in the field of "documentation and information" in this innovative thematic composition. The study program deals with the production and dating of the paper, the determination of the paper quality, the assessment of the state of preservation and the determination of preservation and restoration measures. It also covers graphics and printing techniques, manuscripts and photography. In the field of special collections a broad basic knowledge is imparted. The legal part of the program will provide basic knowledge of legal provisions related to the duties and duties of a paper curator or

Program structure
Modular, professionally focused degree program in changing forms of teaching and learning.

Target audience
The program is aimed at specialists from libraries, archives, historical and art historical museums, antique dealers, auction houses, private collections, historians and art historians, as well as those who are generally interested in this subject, provided that they meet the study requirements.

Requirements University degree or equivalent equivalent with a minimum of three years' professional experience. 
Classes are in German.

Lecturers from Swiss and European universities, from libraries, museums, archives, special collections, experts / inside of the restoration practice and specialists from printing technology.


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European project "Campo dei Miracoli"

Florence, Italy
September 4th, 2017 - September 4th, 2019

The European project Campo dei Miracoli aims to improve the quality of life of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities by promoting activities to be carried out in historic Italian and foreign gardens, encouraging innovative practices and helping to expirementnew forms of use and teching museum focusing on the inclusion and social integration of the participants.


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"GOLDEN TIMES?" - Special Exhibition On The Becoming Crucifix

Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
January 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2018

The Werdener Crucifix is ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART OF THE 11TH CENTURY . In addition to the Golden Madonna in Essen Cathedral, it is one of the most outstanding medieval treasures of the Ruhr area.

When a fire broke out in the neighboring Folkwang Hochschule in 2008, the complete inventory of the treasury had to be evacuated within a short time. In the process, the Werden crucifix crashed to the ground and was so heavily damaged that a presentation was no longer possible. After a long and intensive preparation, the restoration was finally started in the spring of 2016 and was accompanied by a commission of art historians, restorers and the LVR Office for the Preservation of Historic Monuments in the Rhineland. In the run-up to the restoration work, the crucifix in the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, together with the Curt-Engelhorn Center in Mannheim, was comprehensively investigated. In the winter of 2016/17, the restoration was successfully carried out in the workshops of the Hildesheim Cathedral Museum. EXCITING RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATIONS not only allowed a smooth and successful restoration, but BROUGHT LIGHT INTO THE DARKNESS OF THE HISTORY OF THE CRUCIFIX .

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