This webinar, hosted by The Foundation for Jewish Heritage for those leading work with Jewish heritage, heritage industry experts and an invited audience. The webinar explores how and to what extent Jewish cemeteries are currently being used as visitor destinations across seven countries in Europe, and how current initiatives might contribute to the sustaining and promotion of more historic Jewish cemeteries. Speakers from across central and eastern Europe will share their experiences and visions about engaging visitors with these sites which are integral to the European experience, and the common heritage of all Europeans. Speakers include: Marta Mackowiak who will discuss a new project related to Jews from Lower Silesia and her collaboration with the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Dušan Vrban from the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe, who will share his findings on what Europe’s cemeteries offer as heritage destinations and Monika Göttler, who will speak on the Bavarian City of Regensburg’s role as a REDISCOVER partner and the benefits from this European cooperation for their local work on valorization of their Jewish heritage and the development of Jewish cultural heritage-based products and touristic services that have come out of this partnership.tour.
This event is part 2 of 2 webinars being held by The Foundation for Jewish Heritage, exploring how and to what extent Jewish cemeteries can and are currently being used as visitor destinations across Europe.
It will begin with an introduction by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage Chair Dame Helen Hyde followed by a key-note address by Dr Paul Darby with findings from his report ‘Jewish Cemeteries as Visitor Destinations – Exploring Current Practices, Current Challenges and sustainable futures in seven European Countries.’ This report has involved consultation with key stakeholders, market analysis, documenting case studies, and exploring the use of new products and digital technologies.
The programme will be conducted on Zoom starting at 9.30am CET and concluding at 5pm CET.