We are pleased to invite you to the thematic week which will be held at the Arenberg Castle from 22 to 24 January 2014 on the theme :
"Community involvement in valuing and managing monuments and sites"
The value of heritage for society is increasingly underscored. This goes hand in hand with a growing interest for the involvement of local communities (the heirs of that local heritage) in the management plans of heritage sites. However, the discourse of community participation is very ambitious and not easy to apply. The 2014 Thematic Week will overview the origin of this discourse. Problems and shortcomings in relation to community involvement will be addressed and challenging practices will be evaluated. The field of immovable heritage seems to lag back in involving community in valuing and managing heritage compared to other heritage field. This is a good reason to widen the focus for this debate.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IS NOW OPEN (limited call !)