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Visit of Korean UNESCO Chair

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

On 21 November 2019 we welcomed to Kalmar four delegates from the National University of Cultural Heritage KNUCH in Korea. They were on an official visit to Sweden and spent one day in Kalmar to investigate joint areas for co-operation between our UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures and their UNESCO Chair on Capacity-Building for the Preservation and Restoration of the Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage. Participants included

  • Prof. Soochul KIM (Department of Conservation Science/research focusing on wooden material conservation)
  • Prof. Youngjae KIM (Department of Conservation and Restoration/major in architecture and urbanism/holder of UNESCO Chair on Capacity-Building for the Preservation and Restoration of the Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage)
  • Mr. Kihong LEE (KNUCH administrative staff in the Academic Affairs Department)
  • Mr. Seungtae NAM (KNUCH administrative staff, in charge international exchange and cooperation)

Prof. Soochul KIM, Mr. Seungtae NAM, Helena Rydén, Assistant to the UNESCO Chair at LNU, Cornelius Holtorf, Professor of Archaeology, UNESCO Chair holder at LNU, Prof. Youngjae KIM holder of UNESCO Chair at KNUCH and Mr. Kihong LEE

Prof. Anders Högberg, UNESCO Chair at LNU, participated by link from South Africa. Bodil Petersson, Associate Professor in Archaeology gave a presentation on our “Cultural Heritage in Present and Future Societies” Degree Programme.
Linda Liedström from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities gave an introducution to internationalisation and student exchange.

The delegation also visited Kalmar County Museum.

Our second Progress Report 09/2018-08/2019

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Our second progress report, period: 09/2018-08/2019 , made by the entire team over our second year of activities!

Progress Report 09/2018-08/2019

Over its first two years, the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University has been engaging in an extensive programme of national and international collaboration in research and training. We presented our work and agenda on many occasions in Sweden and around the world. We established contacts to various programmes and activities in UNESCO, to the Swedish Delegation to UNESCO, the Swedish UNESCO Commission, and began collaboration with other UNESCO Chairs in Sweden and internationally. Over the past year we co-organized two large events in Stockholm and in Amsterdam. In this report, we document the progress made by the entire team over our second year of activities.

Conference Report published!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Conference Report of the ICOMOS University Forum “Thinking and Planning the Future in Heritage Management” in Amsterdam, 11-14 June 2019.

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The UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University, in collaboration with the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM), ICOMOS International, ICOMOS Netherlands, and the City of Amsterdam, organized an ICOMOS University Forum held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-14 June 2019. The Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) hosted the meeting, which aimed at promoting thinking and planning the future in heritage management.

Report Unesco Chair on Heritage Futures

Thinking and Planning the Future in Heritage Management, Amstedam 11-14 June 2019

The main questions that were discussed during the meeting were:
• How do we perceive of the future?
• Which future and future generations 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 conference participants included scholars and heritage managers, both young and established, from different parts of the world. All in all, the ICOMOS University Forum brought together about 50 global heritage specialists from academia and professional practice, representing not only many European countries but also Australia, Brazil, China, India, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and the USA. During the meeting, participants enriched the discussion with their multicultural and multidisciplinary expertise.

 

World Heritage in Sweden and South Africa

Friday, September 13th, 2019

On 11 September, Anders Högberg and researchers from the University of Johannesburg visited the World Heritage site Agricultural Landcape of Southern Öland. They met up with Emma Rydnér, co-ordinator of the world heritage site, and Niklas Petersson who is one of the farmers keeping the world heritage alive. The researchers from Johannesburg are all in various ways working with the UNESCO World Heritage site Cradle of Humankind in South Africa. On Öland, the group had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and discuss aspects on how to build futures for world heritage site in different contexts.

Thinking and Planning the Future in Heritage Management, Amsterdam 11-14 June 2019

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Heritage Futures

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 aimed 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 included academics and heritage managers, both young and established, from many parts of the world.

Programme of the meeting in Amsterdam 11-14 June 2019

Conference report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Anneke Dekker (top) and Helena Rydén (bottom)

Cornelius and Toshiyuki Kono

Professor Toshiyuki Kono, chairman of ICOMOS International and Professor Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, joining for discussion in Amsterdam.

 

New law for museums – thinking from a future perspective

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Last year Sweden got a new law for museums. On 29 January, the Swedish National Heritage Board hosted a workshop to discuss how this new law has been implemented. Anders Högberg presented a closing thought, urged museums to think from a future perspective. 

Heritage future and gender

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Sarah May (and Nadia Bartolini) took part in a Workshop on Gender and Rewilding at Exeter University, UK. They argued that rewilding is a form of future making in the same way that heritage is, and that both of these reveal important things about gender in the present!

Our first progress report

Friday, November 9th, 2018

The first progress report of the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures for the period 09/2017-08/2018 is now ready!

Progress report 09/2017-08/2018 (1734 KB (A smaller file in reduced quality is available here (918 KB))

In this report, we document the progress made by the entire team over our first year of activities. Please get in touch if you have any comments or suggestions!

Contract Archaeology and Sustainable Development. Between Policy and Practice.

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

We are proud to introduce Ulrika Söderström’s Licentiate Thesis: Contract Archaeology and Sustainable Development. Between Policy and Practice which was defended on 13 Sept 2018. The main aim of her research is to study how heritage and archaeological knowledge can be applied in practice to meet the aims of Agenda 2030, in particular goal no.11 Sustainable cities and communities. See also news