Preliminary programme available for NSK 2021 international virtual conference on heritage protection
A preliminary programme is available on the website of Solidarity in culture: Heritage protection under conditions of crisis, the international virtual conference of the National and University Library in Zagreb that will be held from 18 to 20 March 2021.
The conference programme will feature 18 plenary presentations and invited lectures, 28 contributed talks, 18 poster presentations, four workshops and a roundtable discussion, which will present the working methods and practices in the cultural sector, research results and practical examples and professional experiences in the context of the preservation of cultural heritage under the conditions of crisis.
Free online registration for joining the conference will be possible from mid-February via the conference website, which provides all details on the conference programme and organisation.
The main partner of the National and University Library in Zagreb in the organisation of the conference is the European Commission, with other partners being the Croatian State Archives, Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, Croatian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Croatian group of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC Croatian Group), Radiation Chemistry and Dosimetry Laboratory of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Art and Restoration Department of the University of Dubrovnik and the Office of emergency management of the City of Zagreb.
The organisation of the conference is also supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, and it will be held under the auspices of the Croatian Commission for UNESCO. The media sponsors of the conference are the Večernji list daily and Zaštita journal.
The National and University Library in Zagreb is organising this international conference against the background of the recent devastating earthquakes that hit Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and Banija, a region in central Croatia, as well as the current global threats to world heritage indicating that there is an urgent need for developing a comprehensive heritage protection strategy, as well as for establishing a solidarity network of cultural institutions. The aim of the conference is to highlight the significance of a carefully thought out, integrated and inclusive approach to the protection of cultural heritage, provide a platform for wider professional debate on various aspects of intra- and inter-sector cooperation and promote the spirit of cooperation and solidarity between cultural institutions in this context.