UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures

Building global capacity for futures thinking among heritage professionals

Today's heritage practitioners need the ability to understand and navigate in a world of uncertainty and fast change. There are multiple possible futures, and we build the future in our minds and with our actions today. Established in 2017, the UNESCO Chair provides tools for creative and critical futures thinking.

  • Which future or futures do we preserve the heritage for?
  • Which heritage will help future generations solve important challenges?
  • How can we develop futures thinking (and futures literacy) among heritage professionals worldwide?

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A time travel to the future

In collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Kalmar County Museum developed time travels to the future. Click on “cc” for subtitles in English.

What is a UNESCO Chair?

UNESCO Chairs were introduced by UNESCO in 1992. Their aim is to promote international cooperation between Universities and networking in key priority areas of UNESCO. There are today about 700 UNESCO Chairs in the world. 

Logotype of the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures