From 21-13 June, the CHARTER Alliance consortium reunited for the second workshop of the project on the theme The Diversity of the Cultural Heritage Landscape(s). The event was virtually hosted by CHARTER’s full member the National Heritage Institute (Romania) from Timisoara (future European Capital of Culture in 2023).
The workshop had the aim of exploring the diversity of cultural heritage professions, approaches, understanding and terminology. The first day served as an introduction to Romanian cultural heritage ecosystem, presented by Ştefan Bâlici (Director General at the National Institute of Heritage Romania).
The consortium also enjoyed a live broadcast from Complexul Naţional Muzeal ASTRA (Sibiu), which offered the opportunity to discover and interact with three well established and highly skilled Romanian professionals from different fields: woodwork, textile crafts and traditional pottery. This session opened the floor for further discussion in a round-table debate on the future of crafts and competences in the cultural heritage landscapes, with the presence of guest speakers Ana Schoebel Orbea and Marc Jacobs, both members of CHARTER’s Expert Advisory Board, and Madina Benvenuti (Director of Mad’in Europe).
Following days of the workshop included a session on ethical standards moderated by Dr. Nessa Roche (Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage) with keynote speech by Bénédicte Selfslagh (CHARTER EAB); a session on methodological guides for writing study programmes based on learning outcomes and ESCO, moderated by Elis Marçal (E.C.C.O.) with a presentation by Nicolae Postavaru (Vice President National Qualification Authority Romania); a session on writing learning outcomes, moderated by Marzia Piccininno (Fondazione Scuola dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali) and Wolfgang Baatz (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien), with a keynote speech by Dr. Declan Kennedy (Member of CIRTL; University College Cork Ireland).
The last session was devoted to discuss CHARTER’s next steps in a General Assembly among the consortium members, during which each working package presented updates and their progress.
Once again, a successful and productive workshop was achieved by the CHARTER Alliance, working and collaborating together to strengthen the European cultural heritage sector.