GERMAN FEDERAL CULTURAL HERITAGE POLICY
EHHF 2012 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WITH CULTURAL HERITAGE
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR MONUMENTS PROTECTION
Ulrike Wendland, Director
Born in 1960, Dr Ulrike Wendland studied art history and gained a doctorate in Hamburg. She then postgraduated in heritage conservation in Bamberg and followed a traineeship at the monument protection office in Hamburg. Ms. Wendland then joined the Technical Universities in Berlin and Zurich as university assistant, before being appointed state conservator in Saarland and in Saxony-Anhalt from 2005-2020. She became managing director of the German National Committee for Heritage Conservation (DNK) in Berlin in 2020 and is member of several advisory boards, boards of trustees and professional associations.
FEDERAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATORS
Markus Harzenetter, President
PhD Markus Harzenetter studied art history, modern history and preservation of monuments in Bamberg.
From 1995 until 2000, he is the head of department for the preservation of monuments at the city of Regensburg. In 2003, he becomes head of unit for the Bavarian monument list at the State Conservation Office, and in 2004, head curator and head of memorial detection and research. He is state conservator for Westfalen-Lippe for the period 2007-2015 and chairs the Association of State Conservation in the Federal Republic of Germany since 2014. Since May 2015, he is president of the Hessian State Office for Monuments and Sites. Memberships i.a.: ICOMOS Germany and ICOMOS monitoring group, expert group urban preservation of monuments of the BMVBS, German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning, European Heritage Heads Forum. Dr. Harzenetter is Honorary Professor at the Goethe University in Francfurt.
ASSOCIATION OF STATE ARCHAEOLOGISTS
Michael Rind, President
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.