18 April – International Day for Monuments and Sites

21:14 by Cornelius Holtorf

Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The 2018 theme is ”Heritage for Generations”. But Sarah May and I are asking: how does the cultural heritage sector know which monuments and sites we preserve will benefit our grandchildren and which could harm them? Can loss of heritage provide benefits too?

Cornelius Holtorf
In 2017, Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. This is one of eight Chairs in Sweden, and the only one within the cultural sector. Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair, alongside his team, will continue to generate ideas through this forum.

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