18 May 2018

Highlights (2) – EYCH 2018: International Perspectives Forum

On 23 April 2018, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a forum entitled European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: International Perspectives. The Cultural Diplomacy Platform wanted to look at the main themes of the EYCH with an international perspective, by inviting panel of speakers coming from 11 countries from outside Europe and inside Europeans. The Forum gathered about 250 participants and was a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, expertise and latest cultural heritage approaches between the EU and its strategic partners.

  • Access the programme of the Forum here
  • Access the biographies of our speakers here

The first Panel Discussion was entitled Cultural Heritage at Risk – Reconstruction, Recovery and Regulations. Next Steps? with:

Panel moderated by Claire Doole.

Highlights of the first Panel Discussion on Cultural Heritage at Risk

“People are key, you have to do it with them, for them and according to their feelings.”

Giovanni Boccardi, UNESCO

“We need to create the knowledge-base for being able to protect cultural heritage more efficiently.”

Markus Hilgert, Vorderasiatisches Museum & Pergamonmuseum

“This property issue could be a key to various sustainable and acceptable reconstruction process.”

Toshiyuki Kono, ICOMOS

“The idea is to impose uniform controls on the basis of one definition that is shared by the member States and one principle: basically, it is the source country that decides if the item has been legitimately or not sent out of the country.”

Walter Zampieri, DG EAC