Last CHARTER Alliance Webinar | Cultural heritage education and training: What are the curricula and occupations that will shape the future of the sector?

Last CHARTER Alliance Webinar | Cultural heritage education and training: What are the curricula and occupations that will shape the future of the sector?

CHARTER Alliance
The third and last webinar in the three-part series sharing the CHARTER Alliance's findings will look at cultural heritage education and training (E&T), showcasing one of CHARTER's main findings: the eight innovative/emerging heritage pathways. This webinar will allow you to further understand the distinctive features of current heritage E&T, what makes heritage E&T innovative and emerging, and which segments of heritage E&T should be further developed and how to do so. The webinars are organised in partnership with ENCATC and within the framework of ENCATC’s Members Talks series.

The CHARTER Alliance has dedicated the past three years (2021-2023) to analysing education and training (E&T) paths for cultural heritage (CH) professions in Europe. Our goal was to identify what makes heritage E&T innovative and emerging, and to provide an outlook on those segments (“pathways”) of heritage E&T which promise the greatest future potential.

To this end, the CHARTER Alliance has accomplished several key results to set the stage for presenting you with guidelines for innovative and emerging occupations and curricula. We have investigated how formal and non-formal education are delivered, created a database of existing cultural heritage E&T institutions and programs linking them to qualifications and professions, explored quality standards and certification schemes, identified gaps and needs in existing education and training programs, and developed a collection of literature on cultural heritage E&T.

All these results provide us with a deep understanding of the current state of heritage E&T, which is crucial for identifying opportunities with high future potential. These opportunities address current gaps and needs that are expected to become even more significant in the coming years. By learning from previous CHARTER Alliance research and engaging with heritage professionals at various conferences and workshops, we have identified eight key pathways for E&T opportunities with high future potential.

These eight pathways are extremely important for the cultural heritage sector as a whole, aiming to serve as a practical framework for smooth integration into regional and national education systems. In the format of guidelines, they provide support to E&T providers, assistance to heritage organizations and employers for in-house training, guidance to prospective students, insights for policymakers concerned with legislating relevant laws and regulations and focus for researchers on the heritage sector.

By joining our final CHARTER Alliance webinar, you will have the opportunity to further understand the distinctive features of current heritage E&T, what makes heritage E&T innovative and emerging, and which segments of heritage E&T should be further developed and how to do so. Gain practical insights and information on cultural heritage crafts and knowledge, community engagement, international cultural heritage relations, cultural heritage in the digital environment, and more!

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Find the programme here.


Meet the speakers


CHARTER Alliance

GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens

Secretary General, European Network on Cultural Management and Policy (ENCATC)

Since 2004, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens is the Secretary General of the European network on cultural management and policy, ENCATC. GiannaLia is an expert in EU affairs and international relations, with more than 30 years’ experience in advocacy, cultural policy, and strategic management, in the context of international cultural NGO. Former Policy Officer of the Cultural Forum of EUROCITIES, GiannaLia was also Secretary General of the Association of the European Cities of Culture , AECC. Educated at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, GiannaLia holds a Degree in Political Sciences – International Relations and two additional masters in European & International Career Studies, and a in European Constitution. Since 1993, GiannaLia is member of the Association of the Former trainees of the European Union.


Karin Riegler

Coordinator for teaching/learning and career paths, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria)

Karin Riegler holds a doctorate in History from the University of Vienna and was a visiting scholar at Indiana University at Bloomington and an exchange student at Georgetown University in the US. She is a former vice-rector for teaching/learning and promotion of early stage artists/researchers at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and currently coordinates projects in the areas of teaching/learning and career paths. She has worked in a number of positions in Vienna and Brussels specializing in HE governance and quality assurance and development, teaching/learning issues, the Bologna Process and international education, and briefly taught U.S. legal history at the University of Vienna. She regularly serves as expert in HE audits and other quality processes.


Wolfgang Baatz

Professor emeritus, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria)

Wolfgang Baatz MA / conservation-restoration, MSc / chemistry, is professor emeritus at the Institute for Conservation-Restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Numerous research activities, mostly in the context of teaching; project consultancy; co-founder (1997) and Chairman (2010-2023) of ENCoRE (European Network for Conservation-Restoration Education).


Marzia Piccinnino

Cultural Policy Expert, Fondazione Scuola dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (Italy)

Marzia has a background in archaeology and digitisation of cultural heritage. She joined the Italian Ministry of Culture (MiC) in 2002 as a project manager for EU funded projects on digitisation policies and in support of Europeana, the European infrastructure for digital cultural heritage. Now she works at the Fondazione Scuola dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali as culture policy expert. Her experience includes policy advice for digitisation programmes, education and training on cultural heritage, organisation, networking and workflow facilitation of digital cultural heritage collaborative projects across museums, libraries, and archives.


Martina de Luca

Head of Training and Curator, Fondazione Scuola dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (Italy)

After the degree in Art History she has been awarded the Diploma of Specialization in Modern Art History; the PhD in Experimental Pedagogy with a thesis on museum education. As member and President of Eccom (1995 – 2008), She has carried out research, consultancy and training regarding the relationship between culture and territory, with particular reference to contemporary creativity, the social role of culture and the educational value of museums and heritage. She worked at the Italian Ministry of Culture first as Director of Educational Services of the National Gallery of modern and contemporary art, and at the General Directorate Education and Research, where she directs the Training and Research Unit. Since to 2018 She is Responsible for Training at the Fondazione Scuola dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali.


Marleen Hofland-Mol

PhD Candidate, Erasmus School of History Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Marleen Hofland-Mol is a goldsmith, teacher at vocational institute Albeda and an external PhD-candidate at Erasmus University (supervised by Prof. dr. Arjo Klamer and dr. Anna Mignosa). She holds a MA in Culture Economics and Entrepreneurship and during this program specialized in creative craft, craft entrepreneurship and vocational education. Her PhD-research aims to get insight in what might influence the appreciation of creative crafts in the Netherlands and Germany. With the rare combination of her experiences, she aims to connect craft and theory in a creative and practical manner, and to build bridges between the wide variety of organizations the crafts field consist of. Together with Dr. Anna Mignosa, Marleen represents the Erasmus University in CHARTER Alliance project.


Margherita Sani

Project Coordinator NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations

Margherita Sani is project coordinator at NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations, where she leads the Working Group LEM – The Learning Museum. She is also adjunct professor at the University of Bologna and board member of ICOM Italy and of the Europeana Education Network.


Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

CHARTER Project Manager, University of Barcelona (Spain)

PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Lecturer at the Cultural Management Programme of the UB, and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation. He is the Project Manager of CHARTER. He is currently teaching in different Universities and academic programs internationally. Herman combines academic research, cultural management, curatorial practices and artistic methodologies, collaborating with a wide range of networks, projects and organizations internationally.


Conor Newman

CHARTER Expert Advisory Board member; Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Galway (Ireland)

Graduate of University College Dublin (1984); Masters degree 1986; Awarded NUI Travelling Studentship 1987 and studied in Italy, France and the UK; director Discovery Programme Tara Survey 1992-96. co-director of the Columbanus: life and legacy Project (PRTLI4 and Andrew Mellon Foundation) and member of the International  Scientific Committee of Making Europe: Columbanus and his legacy. He is  is co-director of the module SU407 Introduction to Art in Ireland, NUIG Summer School. Conor is a vice-president of UNISCAPE (a network of over 50 European universities committed to landscape education and research, and delivery of the European Landscape Convention). He co-edited the proceedings of UNISCAPE’s 2013 conference Landscape and Imagination: towards a new baseline for education in a changing world (Paris) and its 2016 conference Landscape Values: Place and Praxis (Galway). Conor’s research interests are in landscape and kingship studies, early art and iconography, and heritage studies. He has worked extensively on the royal landscape of Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland.


Watch the previous CHARTER Alliance webinar

The recording of the first webinar “How can heritage skills unlock the full potential of European regions?” from 26 April is already available to be rewatched.

Watch it here.

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