ICOMOS Slovenia will organize the following events under EYCH 2018:

1. Symposium: Perspectives and challenges of industrial heritage revitalization – Innovative Cultural Tourism

The interdisciplinary symposium is intended for local communities, the economy sector, and everyone confronted with the challenges of revitalization of industrial heritage sites. It is planned as a continuation of the endeavours of professionals working in the field of industrial heritage protection, who strive to include industrial heritage more efficiently in the process of development in general and, in particular, the development of cultural tourism, which is becoming an important opportunity for economic development and at the same time – a possibility for the preservation of industrial heritage.

The symposium is prepared together with TICCIH Slovenia, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana, the Section of Technical Heritage by the Community of Slovene Museums, with the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia.

Experts working in the branch, government representatives as well as those of local communities, enterprises and civil associations will all participate in the symposium, in order to discuss models of revitalization concepts and protection of the industrialization heritage of Slovenia.

The topic of the symposium directly touches upon several themes of EYCH2018:
– Common heritage: cultural heritage belongs to us all
– Heritage in transition: new and inventive usage of industrial, religious and military regions and landscapes
– Tourism and heritage: responsible and sustainable tourism with cultural heritage.

Date: 27 March 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Place: Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Zoisova cesta 12, Ljubljana
Info & registration: www.icomos.si and www.slo-ind-ded.si

The event is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia.

2. 18 April 2018 – Workshop and exhibition “Heritage Connects and Shapes Us”

18 April, the International Day of Monuments and Sites, has been regularly celebrated in Slovenia since 1986. This year’s theme is Heritage for Generations led by the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group. ICOMOS Slovenia will in that context invite students from different fields – architecture, archaeology, history of art, etc., to prepare a round table and workshop on the topic the Future of Heritage through the Eyes of the Youth.

The celebration will start with the opening of the exhibition Heritage Connects and Shapes Us, prepared by the students of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana, together with the experts of ICOMOS Slovenia.

The event directly touches upon the theme of EYCH2018:
Youth for heritage: young people revive cultural heritage.

Date: 18 April 2018 at 4:00 p.m.; exhibition until 1 May 2018
Place: Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Zoisova cesta 12, Ljubljana
Info: www.icomos.si

The event is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia.

3. 3rd International Symposium on Cultural Heritage and Legal Issues:
Management of Cultural Heritage Sites

The third international scientific symposium on cultural heritage and legal challenges is dedicated to the management of cultural heritage sites. The three main topics are:

– Legal and administrative bases of cultural heritage sites management
– Approaches and policies, examples of good practice and challenges
– Cultural tourism and management of cultural heritage sites

We will discuss various problems within the framework of the three topics and in particular the challenge of the management of world heritage sites under the auspices of UNESCO.

The symposium will enable the broader professional public, as well as everyone interested in heritage management, insight into the various treatments, methods of work and forms of management presented by recognized foreign and domestic lecturers.

We are preparing the symposium together with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana, and other partners.
The topic touches upon several themes of the announced European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, # EuropeForCulture:
Heritage for everyone: promoting societal innovations as well as the collaboration of people and communities
Tourism and Heritage: responsible and sustainable tourism with cultural heritage.

Date: 20–22 September 2018
Place: Bled
Info & registration: www.icomos.si

The event is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia.