Project: Heritage Values Network

Acronym H@V
Duration 01/11/2013 - 30/04/2015
Project Topic The project aims to examine the ways in which a conceptual and methodological framework for identifying, assessing and measuring the values that individuals or groups of people attribute to heritage can be developed and shared among heritage organizations and researchers across Europe. It does this through fostering a European research network that brings together academics, heritage practitioners and policy makers in three transnational networking workshops. The networking workshops invites participants from south-Eastern, Mediterranean, Scandinavian, Central and Eastern Europe thus covering a range of geographical regions that share common cultural encounters. The transnational approach to the proposed project and the nature of the workshops advances our knowledge on heritage values and the ways in which they are measured. This, is mainly because current academic knowledge relies on research conducted predominantly by American, Australian and UK researchers and heritage practitioners or European intergovernmental networks which are not publishing work read in academic contexts. The influence of cultural contexts on understanding and assessing heritage values has not thus been explored. One of the ultimate goals of the research network is to bring together collaborators who develops European research proposals under the Horizon 2020 framework after the completion of the proposed project.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
The project initiated a European, cross-disciplinary dialogue between heritage practitioners, researchers and policy makers on ‘heritage values through the conduct of three networking workshops in Eindhoven, Oslo and Barcelona respectively. The meetings brought together academics, policy makers and heritage practitioners to discuss through interactive and innovative sessions: • How are heritage values understood by policy makers, heritage professionals and heritage theorists across Europe? • How can heritage values be assessed, measured and prioritized by policy makers and heritage practitioners in Europe? • How can the public be involved in the assessment process of heritage values? This process facilitated the development of a conceptual and methodological framework on heritage values that can be shared by heritage organizations in Europe
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University College of London Coordinator United Kingdom
2 University College of London Coordinator United Kingdom
3 Eindhoven University of Technology Partner Netherlands
4 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Partner Norway
5 Universitat de Barcelona Partner Spain
6 Leiden University Partner Netherlands