Amsterdam 11-14 June
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Thinking and Planning the future in Heritage Management Amsterdam 11-14 June

ICOMOS University Forum organized by the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden and the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture, in collaboration with ICOMOS International, ICOMOS Netherlands, and City of Amsterdam, held at Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-14 June 2019

The meeting aims at promoting to think and plan the future in heritage management. How do we perceive of the future? Which future do heritage professionals work for? What heritage will be needed in the future (and how do we know)? How can we build capacity in future thinking among heritage professionals worldwide?

The participants will include academics and heritage managers, both young and established, from many parts of the world

Welcome to the Open parts of the conference in Amsterdam: 


Tuesday, 11 June: Doelenzaal, University Library

16:00-16:10 Welcome by Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes, Academic Director of AHM, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

16:10-17:30 Open Lecture with discussion:

Heritage and the future – where are we heading?

by Cornelius Holtorf, UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Linnaeus University


Wednesday, 12 June: Doelenzaal, University Library

Presentation Day

9.00-10:15 Introductory session

Short welcome address by Marielies Schelhaas, Secretary-General, Netherland’s Commission for UNESCO

Short Introduction to the Conference (Cornelius Holtorf)

Short presentations ‘who is who’ (all participants)

10:15-10:30 Coffee break sponsored by AHM

10:30-12:00 Plenary presentations (15 min each) with discussion

Chair: James Symonds

“Anticipatory Heritage” – Preserving the future memory of our time, by Irene Stengs, Vrije University of Amsterdam (VU), Netherlands

Heritage and Future Generations, by Sarah May, Swansea University, UK

Deep Time Trouble – Sustainability and Heritages in the Anthropocene, by Christina Fredengren, University of Stockholm, Sweden

12:00-13:00 Lunch sponsored by AHM

13:00-14:30 Plenary presentations (15 min each) with discussion

Chair: Sarah May

The Role of Heritage on Future Syria, by Nour A. Munawar, University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands

Protecting cultural property in armed conflicts of the future, by Peter Stone, Newcastle University, UK

A scenario-building toolbox for EU policies on heritage protection and management in conflict, by Damien Helly, Brussels, Belgium

14:30-14:45 Coffee break sponsored by AHM

14:45-16:15 Plenary presentations (15 min each) with discussion

Chair: Cornelius Holtorf

ICOMOS and the Sustainable Development Goals (pre-recorded video presentation), by Ege Yildirim, ICOMOS Focal Point for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Turkey

Future forecasting in the Flemish cultural heritage field, by Alexander Van der Stichele, FARO, Belgium

The place of the workshop in developing futures, by Richard Sandford, UCL, UK

16:15-16:30 Coffee break sponsored by AHM

16:30-17:30 Poster session


Friday, 14 June: Doelenzaal, University Library

11:30-13:00 Open lecture with discussion

(Re)Building Heritage Futures: Reconstruction as a Heritage Making Practice

by Vanicka Arora, Western Sydney University, Australia

13:00 Conclusion and Farewell: Toshiyuki Kono, President of ICOMOS

13:30 End of Conference


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