Open Call for participants to the 2nd Cultural Heritage Summer School “Cultural Landscapes”

Summer School: 4-11 of August 2018, Nida, Lithuania
Application deadline: 28 of May 2018

After a successful and inspiring launch of the Cultural Heritage Summer School “Cultural Landscapes” last year, Vilnius Academy of Arts is delighted to announce an Open Call for participants to the 2nd Cultural Heritage Summer School in the Nida Art Colony. This year the main focus of the Summer School is the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is expected that this project will become an annual event.

A clear and professional understanding of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and the UNESCO World Heritage Status assures appropriate preservation of the World Heritage Sites (WHS) and its transference to future generations. One of the most complex part of the WHS is the intangible cultural heritage, thus capacity building on communication, interpretation, human rights, etc. are the key topics to be covered during this Summer School.

The specialized lectures, seminars and workshops will be given by guest speakers:

Ms. Clara Arokiasamy (UK), Organisation Development and Intangible Cultural Heritage Chair, Committee for Intangible Heritage ICOMOS-UK, Vice President, Committee for Intangible Heritage, ICOMOS International.
Ms. Anita Vaivade (LV), Assistant Professor, Researcher, Latvian Academy of Culture, conceptualisation of intangible cultural heritage, international and national legal regulations on intangible cultural heritage, legal history of heritage protection, legal theory and philosophy.
Mr. Amund Sinding-Larsen (NO), Dr., Consultant Architect, Heritage Advisor, ICOMOS-Norway member, ICOMOS Focal Point for Rights-Based Approaches in Heritage Management.
Mr. James Carter (UK), international specialist in communication and training for environmental, heritage and tourism projects, a fellow of the Association for Heritage Interpretation, the United Kingdom’s professional body for interpreters
Mr. Emiel Martens (NL), Dr., media lecturer, researcher, consultant, and producer (Media Studies and Human Geography)

Target group: students, young and experienced professionals in cultural heritage from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (up to 25 persons). Organisers provide accommodation, breakfast and lunch for selected participants. Participants are responsible for their round-trip travel costs to and from Nida.

Course fee: 100 Eur. Language: English.

Registration form

Application deadline: 28th of May 2018.

Selection results will be announced on 31st of May.

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Contact person:
Rugilė Puodžiūnienė (Balkaitė)

Project partners:
Kuršių Nerija National Park, Vilnius University Faculty of History, NGO “Archfondas”
The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.