The 7 Most Endangered programme 2016
Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by an international panel of experts in various fields. These endangered landmarks from 14 European countries are: Archaeological site of Ererouyk and village of Ani Pemza, Armenia / Palace of Justice in Brussels, Belgium / Patarei Sea Fortress in Tallinn, Estonia / Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland / Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe, France / Castle in Divitz, Germany / Kampos of Chios, Greece / Venice Lagoon, Italy / Castle Rijswijk, the Netherlands / Y-block in Oslo, Norway / Valflores Palace and Estate, near Lisbon, Portugal / Convent of St. Anthony of Padua, Extremadura, Spain / Ancient city of Hasankeyf and its surroundings, Turkey / Mavisbank House, near Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
Some of these sites are in danger due to neglect or inadequate development, others due to lack of resources or expertise. The final list of 7 most endangered heritage sites in Europe will be unveiled at a public event in Venice on 16 March 2016.
Germany, Italy and France urge action against Islamic State antiquities dealing
Germany, Italy and France called Tuesday for the European Union to crack down on the illegal trade in antiquities used to bankroll attacks by the Islamic State group.
The culture ministers of the three countries wrote in a letter to the European Commission urging concerted measures against the illicit trade in cultural treasures for the benefit of the jihadist group.
"By taking part directly or indirectly in the trade in cultural artifacts from archaeological digs, museums and libraries finance their (IS's) atrocities in the region and in Europe," Monika Gruetters, Dario Franceschini and Fleur Pellerin wrote.
They said they had agreed at a meeting of EU culture ministers on November 24, in the wake of last month's deadly IS assault in Paris, that it was "high time for Europe... to take more effective action against these attacks on our cultural heritage and the trade in cultural assets".
UNESCO Director-General and President Vladimir Putin discuss protection of cultural heritage in conflict zones in Iraq and Syria
On 14 December 2015, Ms. Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, and H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, jointly opened the IV Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, devoted to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. The Forum was the largest cultural event to mark the seven decades of the Organization’s role and contribution worldwide in support of culture and heritage.
“We are here to celebrate the power of culture”, stated the Director-General in her keynote address.
“When culture is under attack and when extremists seek to destroy the common heritage of humanity, we need to respond to ignorance, hatred, and violence with more culture, with more knowledge”, she said.
16th Joint Congress AIC & ACCR: Emergency! Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation
13-17 May 2016. Montréal, Québec. Canada
Organisation: The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and the Canadian Association for Conservation, États-Unis et Canada
Contact: Ruth Seyler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
23 May 2016 - 24 June 2016. Washington. United States of America
Organisation: ICCROM & The Smithsonian Institution, USA
2016 ACHS Conference “What Does Heritage Change?”
6-10 June 2016. Montreal, Quebec. Canada
Organisation: Research Chair on Urban Heritage at UQAM in partnership with Concordia University
International Conference - What does heritage change? // Le patrimoine, ça change quoi ?
7-10 June 2016. Quebec. Canada
Organisation: Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain (ESG-UQAM) et de l'Université Concordia