15th annual meeting
8-10 September 2021
“CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND CULTURAL MEMORY” TBC
The 15th anniversary, initially planned in 2020, unfortunately had to be postponed twice due to the sanitary crisis. The members will thus gather in Tallinn-Estonia on 8-10 September 2021. Attendance in strictly by invitation only.
In the meantime, the Heads of Cultural Heritage in Europe were offered the opportunity to meet via digital means. A first, informal gathering referred to as the EHHF Virtual Fika was set up on Zoom in June 2020. A second digital meeting, this time closer to an actual annual meeting, was organised by the National Heritage Board of Estonia and the EHHF permanent secretariat on September 24th. The members of the troika agreed to call this meeting “Managing Cultural Heritage in the Context of the Pandemic“. Further online discussions might occur until the Heads are able to meet again in Estonia.
TALLINN 2020 – POSTPONED TO 2021
1st announcement / March 2020 – Letter from DG Siim Raie, Head of the Estonian National Heritage Board and current Chair of the EHHF
2n announcement / March 2021 – Letter from DG Siim Raie, Head of the Estonian National Heritage Board and current Chair of the EHHF
EHHF Digital Meetings – Minutes
EHHF Virtual Fika – Friday, 5th June 2020
EHHF Web-conference -Thursday, 24th September 2020
“Managing Cultural Heritage in the Context of the Pandemic” –
Original versions with higher resolutions are available upon request to the EHHF Secretariat: email@example.com.
A little bit of history
A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.