European cultural heritage strategy for the 21st century (+ A4 format)

Today we face multiple changes in our socioeconomic and cultural context that are modifying the way in which we perceive, experience and transmit cultural heritage. New technologies are also potentiating innovative attitudes that allow audiences to make use of their skills and become active participants. As a response to such challenges, the Ministers of the States parties to the European Cultural Convention declared in Namur in April 2015 the need for a Strategy that would redefine the place and role of cultural heritage in Europe...


Preventive conservation of cultural heritage

Based on the principle that prevention is better than cure, Preventive Conservation refers to a systematic and integrated approach to care, based on strategies developed for the maintenance and up-keep of the heritage. Preventive Conservation is central to any consideration on the use of and access to cultural heritage, and also supports the long term success and appreciation of interventive procedures carried out during remedial conservation and restoration...


Conservation-restoration of cultural heritage

Espousing the principle of public participation in the Cultural heritage, Strategy 21 entrusts us all with its care and understanding. Conservation-Restoration refers to the process of care, as well as the professional field of practice concerned with material heritage and is at the heart of this emerging, cross-sectoral landscape of cultural heritage stewardship...


Archaeological heritage management in Europe

Through the study of our past, archaeology can be a source of inspiration and reflection for the present and the future. To ensure that archaeological heritage can be of value for today’s society and for future generations, archaeological heritage managers are charged with identifying, interpreting, protecting, conserving and presenting archaeological heritage...


Impact Evaluation basics

Evaluation is a tool supporting an objective, in order to understand how an intervention has been planned and implemented. It provides a realistic assessment of how the goals have been met, results delivered and to whom. It deals with the assessment of the intervention’s impacts. Evaluation is interpretative (comparing different considerations) not merely analytical, like a monitoring that collects data to determine theextent to which output and outcome indicators have been achieved at a certain point of the intervention process...


Holistic Evaluation

A heritage policy is holistic when all three components, S, D, and K are progressing equally towards their specific goals, strongly supporting one another’s efforts. An evaluated heritage action is holistic, if it is highly effective in achieving all specific goals (assessing Effectiveness and Strong Balance) and at the same time produces strong positive and mutual synergies between S, K, and D (assessing Cohesion and Mutuality)...