Forget Heritage Conference on best practices
These old houses need new stories

21 March 2017

THESE OLD HOUSES NEED NEW STORIES – How to manage cultural heritage sites successfully?
On 21 March 2017 the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region with its Regionalni Center Kreativne Ekonomije will host an international conference of the Forgetheritage in Mestni muzej Ljubljana in Ljubljana.
The aim of the conference is to promote (re)use of historical sites with new contents dealing with culture and creativity and initiated by different communities. Contemporary examples of management of historical sites will be analysed. Cases of management of historical sites from nine European cities will be presented – from Ljubljana (SI), Genoa and Milan (IT), Nuremberg (DE), Warsaw and Bydgoszcz (PL), Rijeka (HR), Ustí nad Labem (CZ) and Pécs (HU). They will serve as a basis for the development of the Management Model of historical sites.

The keynote speaker of the conference will be Tiva Montalbano, Director of Heritage Strategy at The Prince's Regeneration Trust, United Kingdom.
The lecture will be followed by presentation of nine Best Practice examples from seven Central European countries, which will highlight the international perspective on the use and revitalisation of the historical sites. The conference will conclude with a round table dedicated to a discussion on (1) creative renewal and/or re-use of buildings of cultural heritage - both in terms of infrastructure and programme, (2) the role and involvement of cultural heritage sites in the local environment and community, (3) how to attract new audiences in the areas of cultural heritage and (4) to various management models of historical sites with an emphasis on sustainable and long term impact.