Towards an Interdisciplinary Training Scheme for the Sustainable Management and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Moving Towards an Interdisciplinary Training Scheme for the Sustainable Management and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

HERITAGE PRO is an initiative of six European partners from Germany, Spain, Austria, Sweden and Belgium who strive to answer to the continuing call for interdisciplinary training for professionals of different disciplines towards sustainable management and preservation of cultural heritage.

Last 18th and 19th March, project’s partners met in Bilbao for the second project meeting after the kickoff meeting in October 2018 in Mainz. Hosted by Victoria Ateca Amestoy and Ana Isabel Velasco, representing the partner Spanish Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (Asociación Española de Gestores de Patrimonio Cultural [AEGPC]), and during two days, partners discussed on organizational issues and moved forward in the development of a multilingual training scheme for cultural heritage professionals, one of the project’s main outputs. First drafted by Swedish RESTRADE company, the training modules will be ready for testing in August this year, while the final version is expected for October.

Additionally, on Monday 18th, partners could learn from the experience of key actors implementing lifelong training programs on Cultural Heritage in the Basque and Spanish regional and national context. Carlos Romero Moragas presented the long experience of the Andalusian Institute of Historic Heritage (Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico), while Aintzane Eguilior shared the work done by the Regional Government of Biscay (Diputación Foral de Bizkaia) with activities such as the European Heritage Days. Another highlight of the day was a walking tour through Bilbao, guided by Itziar Martija from the Plaster Cast Museum of Bilbao (Museo de Reproducciones de Bilbao). Through this tour, partners were able to understand the central role of architecture in the city’s development and identity.

Other HERITAGE-PRO expected outputs are a set of multilingual guidelines for heritage managers, a multilingual training kit for easy uptake of the training scheme, and a training camp for future heritage managers as well as young craftspeople in Europe. All products will be available in open access by 2021.

All partners are proud to be part of HERITAGE-PRO, an initiative supported by the European ERASMUS+ funding scheme 2018-2021. For more information, please check the HERITAGE PRO website at www.heritage-pro.eu, or https://heritage-pro.eu/about/newsletter/to stay updated. 

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(Author: Isabel Verdet Peris (ENCATC);

Picture (left to right): The project team with the Guggenheim museum in the back: Christer Gustafsson (RESTRADE), Claire Gibaud-Labalte (ENCATC), Sascha Kolhey (Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz-EA), Dietmar Wiegand (IPRE), Victoria Ateca (AEGPC), Susanne Gill (EA), Karin Drda-Kühn (Kultur und Arbeit e.V.), Jermina Stanojev (RESTRADE), Isabel Verdet Peris (ENCATC)

(picture credits: HERITAGE-PRO)

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