Fields of Catastrophe – Saving Cultural Heritage

National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
11th of November 2016

Blue Shield Denmark is hosting its first Heritage Fridays event: Fields of Catastrophe – Saving Cultural Heritage, held at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen on the 11th of November 2016.

This launch of Heritage Fridays will mark the beginning of a series of events, all with the aim of facilitating a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, experience and knowledge. We hope that it will generate new ways of looking at and working with heritage management and the protection of cultural heritage.

Fields of Catastrophe – Saving Cultural Heritage is a session devoted to topics about safeguarding cultural heritage in times of crisis. The presentations will cover a wide array of topics, ranging from academic theories to accounts of hands-on experience working in the field of catastrophes whether they be man-made or natural.

Website here.

Further, the aim of this one day seminar is to highlight the importance of national and international networks across fields. Academics, practitioners and students will meet to discuss how beneficial a cooperation between institutions such as the military, the police, emergency management agencies, museums, archives and universities can be in the event of crisis and catastrophes.

More information and program will soon follow!

We invite all scholars and people working in this field of safeguarding cultural heritage in times of crisis, to submit an abstract for a proposed presentation for the next Heritage Fridays: ‘Fields of Catastrophe – Saving Cultural Heritage’.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is the 1st of September 2016, 12.00 o’clock. Abstracts should be a maximum of 150 words. The series of talks will be in English, and we therefor kindly ask you to submit the abstracts in English. The event is fast-paced so each presentation is assigned a maximum of 15 minutes.

See Call for Abstract invitation.