Cultural heritage: better cooperation to tackle climate change

Floods, fires, storms – summer 2021 has made the effects of climate change clear. They devastated villages, houses, and landscapes and brought suffering to many people. Cultural heritage sites were also severely affected by this, and in their case, there is not only a risk of irretrievable loss of substance…

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Multiplier Event: HERITAGE-PRO modules presented to students of the Vienna University of Technology

The “Research Department Project Development and Management” of the Vienna University of Technology cooperated with HERITAGE-PRO partner IPRE in the Austrian Multiplier Event. Professor Dietmar Wiegand, managing director of IPRE, integrated the HERITAGE-PRO learning material into university teaching this semester as part of the Master’s module Real Estate Development. The…

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Successful Training Event in Madrid

Our HERITAGE-PRO colleagues from Asociación Española de Gestores del Patrimonio Cultural (AEGPC) offered a training week June 14 – 18, 2021, for learners from the cultural heritage and related crafts’ sectors in Madrid. It was organized in a hybrid way (online and onsite) to adapt to the conditions imposed by…

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HERITAGE-PRO German Multiplier Event in cooperation with the Organisation of World Heritage Cities

“Risk Management – from Climate Change to COVID 19 – Future Challenges in Interdisciplinary Cultural Heritage Management” was the title of the Multiplier Event of Kultur und Arbeit May 4th and 5th, 2021, the coordinating HERITAGE-PRO organsiation. The association had won a strong partner for the training event: the Germany-based…

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Training Activity for HERITAGE-PRO Staff Members

HERITAGE-PRO Austrian partner IPRE (Institute of Property Research, Vienna) offered a virtual training week March 15 – 19, 2021 for 13 staff members of all project partners. Methodologically, it was organised as a management game. The training week included five working days and three half-day sessions online via Zoom. The…

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Christmas and New Year greetings and an end-of-the-year review of 2020 by the HERITAGE PRO team

Let’s face it: who would have thought at Christmas last year that in 2020 many people would die in Europe due to a global pandemic and that we would be facing one of the biggest crises in many decades? This crisis affects all areas of our lives, including the European…

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HERITAGE-PRO training camp: application now open

Application period open now: interdisciplinary training camp in Germany for young cultural heritage managers, craftspeople and other young professionals of the cultural heritage sector.  Date: April 19-20, 2021 Application period open until December 31, 2020 Location: Region of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley Teaching project: A crane…

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“Cooperation at eye level makes the difference” – conservator Ursula Fuhrer on interdisciplinary project management

HERITAGE-PRO: Cultural heritage conservation requires a great many different disciplines to work together. In your long years of practice, have you actually observed changes in the management of the associated processes or are they still strongly hierarchically organized implementations? Ursula Fuhrer: Both, that always depends on the people involved and…

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“The task of the project manager is more like that of a moderator” – Johanna Leissner on interdisciplinary project management

During the years 2009 – 2014 one of the most challenging European projects in cultural heritage preservation was implemented by a truly interdisciplinary team from research as well as economy and social sciences: “Climate for Culture”. We asked the former project coordinator, Dr. Johanna Leissner (Fraunhofer Institute), about her interdisciplinary experiences.…

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