The Herit-Us Project aims to develop and implement competences for sector operators and potential users of cultural heritage. It particularly applies to accessibility to cultural heritage for two main categories: sensory accessibility for special needs users and cognitive accessibility for developing new audiences in order to promote an innovative perceptual approach to the infinite benefits of awareness of our collective surroundings. The project aims to make the community the protagonist and reach citizens outcast by elitist cultural practices. The democratisation of access to heritage is the founding principle.
Each of the 4 Fairs belonging to the European Network of Heritage Fairs will create, during their respective events, a series of sub-events exploring the two main categories of sensory and cognitive accessibility. The sub-events (2 per partner) may be seminars, conferences, workshops, presentations of new technologies, artistic performances and meetings discussing new educational trends and approaches with the aim of creating connections that can be shared between participating countries and operators in the cultural field.
The output of the project is a multi-lingual interactive platform of the best practices for sensorial and cognitive accessibility to heritage presented during the events, divided into scientific research; new technologies; education and training; cultural mediation; and audience outreach and development.
The partners are all founding members of the European Network of Heritage Fairs,
the first network of heritage fairs in Europe
The Association Palazzo Spinelli was founded in 1998 as a centre for training, specialisation and refresher courses for professionals working in the field of restoration and cultural and historic heritage as well as artistic and creative productions. Palazzo Spinelli is the project proponent and lead partner of the Herit-Us Project.
Consejería de Cultura y Turismo de la Junta de Castilla y León, is the Ministry responsible for the conservation of cultural heritage of the Region and also disseminate cultural heritage values. It is in the aim of the Consejería de Cultura y Turismo to make culture and cultural heritage values accessible to citizens.
Spira – agência de revitalização patrimonial is a benchmark SME in the sector of cultural heritage in Portugal and, increasingly, in Spain. Spira is a company specialized in the design, execution and production of heritage revitalization projects, with four business areas, always in the Heritage sector.
The Messezentrum Salzburg organises trade fairs and rents out the whole site for guest organisers. It organises fairs as the Classic Expo (Oldtimer), Biker-s-World Salzburg, Auto Messe Salzburg aswell as the MONUMENTO Salzburg - Trade fair for Cultural Heritage and preservation of Monuments.
HeritUs Project is divided in 7 Workpackages
Kick-of Meeting in Loulè
9-11 October 2019
Meeting in Bruxelles
20 October 2019
Herit-Us Project is on Facebook!
09 January 2020
Meeting Herit-Us in Florence
29-31 January 2020
Visit at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Firenze
30 January 2020
Next Event_Monumento Salzburg
5-7 March 2020
Herit-Us at Monumento Salzburg
5-7 March 2020
Final Conference of Herit-Us Project at Bienal Arpa 2021
15 October 2021