By: dnk On: 14. December 2016 In: Allgemein_en Comments: 0

Once again, this year’s annual conference of the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK) and the subsequent press tour was dominated by the prospect of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018. On the eve of the conference, a panel discussion featuring Malgorzata Omilanowska, Poland’s former Culture Minster, Jiri Fajt, general director of the Czech National Gallery in Prague, and Markus Harzenetter, chairman of the Association of National Monument Conservationists addressed the question “What answers does European history and culture have for us regarding the revitalising of the European idea?” At the core of the discussion stood the notion that the European Cultural Heritage Year should, above all, aim to raise widespread awareness of the value that a shared cultural heritage can bring to the whole of our society. Therefore, one of the Year’s key aspects should be to address children and young adults in particular.