THE FUTURE OF HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IS HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IN THE FUTURE
That long title is the motto of the conference that I attended between 11-14 June 2019 at the University of Amsterdam in the frame of the ICOMOS UNIVERSITY FORUM.
It was organized by the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden, and the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture, in collaboration with ICOMOS International, ICOMOS Netherlands, and the City of Amsterdam.
It has been enlightening and inspiring 4 days of discussions and workshops with new angles of heritage practices. One of the workshops I have joined was about creating a museum for data that has been sent to a star planet. It was called "data crematorium". Or thinking about what we will do with former nuclear plants and the space shuttle. We also discussed a lot about cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Heritage has never been so advanced before this conference for me. That is why I liked this conference a lot after avoiding conferences for years because I hardly learn new issues anymore. I think heritage and the future can lift up image heritage being nostalgic and out of date. (Picture: the organizer).