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. 


Exhibition: Cycladic snapshots. Monuments and People.

April 22nd, 2017 - April 10th, 2018

This exhibition, organized by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades in collaboration with the French School at Athens and the Byzantine and Christian Museum, brings together a selection of “snapshots” starring those who worked to uncover, protect, and enhance the unique archaeological and cultural wealth of the Cyclades from the late 19th century to the present. It includes one-of-a-kind archaeological exhibits from the islands, most of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Emblematic finds coming from the museums of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, foundations of the Church of Greece and original archival and photographic material from the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the French School at Athens present fascinating stories about those who worked tirelessly at the difficult and complex work of preserving the Cyclades’ monuments, as well as all those who actively participated in its reception.

The narrative is roughly chronological, starting from the first excavations in the 19th century on Delos and Rheneia, and the contribution of the French School at Athens and the Archaeological Service of the newly-founded Greek state to the discovery of a splendid ancient sanctuary and bustling harbor which experienced distinctive moments of multicultural wealth. An outstanding exhibit in this section is the exceptional mural emblema from the House of Dionysus being exhibited in Athens for the first time.

The exhibition’s second axis focuses on an iconic figure of Cycladic archaeology, Nikolaos Zaphiropoulos, who labored conscientiously until the end of his life, during periods critical for Cycladic antiquities and identity, having as his sole object the protection and enhancement of the islands’ archaeological wealth. His multi-faceted work includes the excavation of the cemetery of ancient Thera in Sellada, from which a selection of finds are presented here for the first time, including the impressive model of an oikiskos from a female burial that contained 103 objects – a Theran household of the age in miniature and perhaps the exhibition’s premier display.

The final section throws light on coordinated efforts to identify, protect, and conserve important Byzantine and Post-Byzantine monuments as well as unique artifacts of outstanding historical and artistic value. Stories concerning assemblages of monumental painting, portable icons and the challenges they present to conservation efforts form the narrative in this exhibition unit, whose exceptionally fine exhibits include two previously-unknown Byzantine icons, a number of detached Byzantine wall paintings, and an icon in the Byzantine style by El Greco unexpectedly discovered on Syros in 1983.


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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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Taranto Film Festival

Taranto, Matera, Bari, Italy
September 20th, 2017 - September 20th, 2018

An event in the territory and for the territory. Based on these assumptions, the  Taranto Film Festival, which officially debuted in 2016. This new edition (2017/2018) provides a broader program than the first (with numerous initiatives), as well as the reference time frame (programming) three years).


The theme of this edition is " The Metamorphosis ", also intended as a message of change and transformation for the city of Taranto. Starting from its potential, in order to be reborn. Here then the exhibition, with its rooting activity on the territory, aims precisely to contribute in developing a critical conscience through occasions of aggregation and comparison. The first edition has already received considerable feedback, now - through three-year projects - greater planning of activities and the involvement of new entities will be possible.

In these nine months, events, workshops, projections, events with prominent figures on the big screen and short films contest are scheduled  , with an absolute novelty: foreign collaborations, as with the German Deutsche Kinemathek and the Russian film production Mosfilm. Some have already been implemented, others are being defined and implemented. The planning includes events up to 2020.



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