5 May 2021
Opening Press Conference
Research Programme H2020: ReInHerit by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
17 May 2021, 12:00 pm
The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation invites you to join the online Opening Press Conference of the European Programme “Redefining the Future of Culture Heritage, through a disruptive model of sustainability”(ReInHerit) on 17 May 2021, at 12:00 pm via the Facebook platform of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. The RelnHerit project is steered by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation.
ReInHerit funding was secured in the framework of the Horizon 2020 CSA Programme, on the theme Culture beyond borders – Facilitating innovation and research cooperation between European museums and heritage. Funding for ReInHerit, which is coordinated by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, is 2.998.115 euro. The Programme aspires to disrupt the current status quo of communication, collaboration and innovation exchange between museums and cultural heritage sites by interlinking cultural heritage collections and sites but also by presenting Europe’s tangible and intangible heritage to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts.
More specifically, ReInHerit proposes a particularly innovative model of sustainable heritage management, which will prompt the creation of a dynamic network. This network will comprise of key stakeholders from the field of cultural heritage, experts on the technical management of cultural heritage, researchers, state museums, regional and local museums, and representatives of European Heritage Label sites. This will be achieved through the creation of an innovative Digital Hub.
Tools and resources associated with training, tourism, conservation, preservation, knowledge creation, content use/reuse, illicit trafficking of goods — necessary for the sustainable management of culture, will be shared through this platform. ReInHerit invites us to “re-inherit” our culture differently, in viable, sustainable, productive and participatory ways.
The Programme, launched on the 1st May 2021, will run for 36 months, having more than 30 researchers as participants. Dr Ioanna Hadjicosti, the Director of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, is the Project Coordinator and the BOCCF’s team of researchers is comprised of Dr Monika Asimenou, Dr Christodoulous Hadjichristodoulou and Dr Polina Nikolaou.
The following also participate in RelnHerit as partners: Cycladic Museum and Blue Shield from Greece; the University of Florence – MICC, Florence, Italy and Consorzio Materahub Industrie Culturali e Creative from Italy; ASOCIACIÓN ARTE SOSTENIBLE from Spain, the University of Graz (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities) and STadtmuseum GrazGmbH from Austria; the European Cultural Tourism Network from Belgium; the Arcada University of Applied Sciences from Finland; and the University of Nicosia (School of Law) and the Research Centre of Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (CYENS) from Cyprus.
RelnHerit is also supported externally by a number of interested municipalities as well as by regional and local museums, which is expected to enhance communication and cooperation within the cultural heritage sector across the EU and beyond.
For further information on ReInHerit, please visit: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101004545
Press Conference Programme
12:00-12:15 pm: Official Addresses to the Conference
– Dr Nikolas Mastrogiannopoulos, Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation of the Republic of Cyprus
– Rodrigo Martín Galán, Research Programme Officer, Research Executive Agency – European Commission (digital)
12:15-12:30 pm.: Video and presentation of the consortium by the partners:
12:30-12:45 pm.: Presentation of ReInHerit by the Programme Coordinator, Dr Ioanna Hadjicosti
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The Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield participates as a partner in the European program HORIZON 2020, entitled “Redefining the future of cultural heritage, through a disruptive model of sustainability (ReInHerit)”. The aim of the program is to create an innovative Digital Hub between museums and cultural heritage sites, in order to present Europe’s heritage, intangible or not, to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts. The program will create an open digital cultural heritage ecosystem, where, with the appropriate tools and resources, museums, cultural heritage sites, communities and professionals from the field of Culture will collaborate, exchange innovative ideas, so as to promote best practices in the field of management and enhancement of the European cultural heritage.
The Leader of the program is the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus (Cyprus) and apart from the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield, the partners are the MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART – NICHOLAS & DOLLY GOULANDRIS FOUNDATION (Greece), the ASOCIACION ARTE SOSTENIBLE (Spain), the UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE (Italy), the EUROPEAN CULTURAL TOURISM NETWORK (Belgium), the EDEX – EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED (Cyprus), the CONSORZIO MATERAHUB INDUSTRIE CULTURALI E CREATIVE (Cyprus), the UNIVERSITAET GRAZ (Austria), the RESEARCH CENTRE ON INTERACTIVE MEDIA, SMART SYSTEMS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES-RISE LIMITED (Cyprus), the YRKESHOGSKOLAN ARCADA AB (Finland) and the STADTMUSEUM GRAZ GMBH (Austria). The ReInHerit project will start in March 2021.
International Conference “Cultural heritage, innovation and sustainable development: the contribution of ReΙnΗerit” in the framework of the EU project HORIZON 2020 ReInHerit
The fact that culture has not received the place it deserves as the fourth pillar of sustainable development was underlined by her excellence Alexandra Xanthaki, Professor at Brunel University and UN special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights in her speech at the international conference “Cultural heritage, innovation and sustainable development: the contribution of ReInHerit”, organized by the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield, within the framework of the European programme HORIZON 2020 ReInHerit: Redefining the Future of Cultural Heritage (https://www.reinherit.eu/), on November 27, 2023, at Titania Hotel. The conference was held in a hybrid format (live and online).
At the opening session of the event, the President of the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield extended to the attendees the welcome address of the Minister of Culture, Mrs. Lina Mendoni, and then delivered a welcome address herself. Welcome addresses were also delivered by Mrs. Andrea Oratiou representing the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus, which is the leading partner of the Project, and Mr. Fergus Maclaren, President of the International Cultural Tourism Committee of ICOMOS.
The ReInHerit partners had the opportunity to present their work, in light of the sustainable development goals and in particular the pillars of social, economic, environmental sustainability, peace and security; areas which are inextricably linked to the goals of the project.
The conference also featured the following distinguished speakers:
Dr Celia Martinez Yanez, ICOMOS International Committee on Cultural Tourism, ICOMOS Board Member
Angela Gerekou, President, Greek National Tourism Organisation
Amra Jaganjac, Head of the Tourism Board of the City of Tuzla, ECTN Board member, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Morien Rees, Interim Chair of the ICOM International Committee on Museums and Sustainable Development
Mathew Trinca, Director, National Museum of Australia, Chair, Blue Shield Australia
Peter Stone, President, The Blue Shield, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace · Newcastle University
Aparna Tandon, ICCROM, Senior Programme Leader, First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Programme
Višnja Kisić, EUROPA NOSTRA, Member of the Advisory Panel 7 MOST ENDANGERED programme
Erik Kleijn, Head of Library and Archives Department, Cultural Heritage Agency, The Netherlands
The sessions are available on the Youtube channel of the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield.