As a member of the CHARTER - Cultural Heritage Actions to Refine Training, Education and Roles project, of which it has been a partner since 2021, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo will host a workshop entitled: "Stakeholders in Cultural Heritage. The case of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano" from 23 to 25 May 2022.
The CHARTER project, funded by the Erasmus+ (Blueprint) Programme, aims to develop a Europe-wide strategy on cultural heritage professions to facilitate the strengthening of skills in the field of cultural heritage, encouraging the development of sustainable societies and economies: transversal skills, including those for the transition to digital and for the development of a blue/green economy.
The main objective is to map the needs of the sector and identify new professionals within the field of cultural heritage: an essential requirement for bridging the gap between the world of training and the professional one; as well as - at an institutional level - to promote new policies for the development, allocation and enhancement of human and material resources.
Last but not least, it is necessary to establish guidelines for cultural policies and promote them at the European level for the benefit of all cultural heritage stakeholders.
The CHARTER consortium, led by the University of Barcelona, involves 47 partners: 28 full members/affiliates and 19 associate members, from 14 European Union states, all leaders from academia and education, as well as business and politics throughout European cultural heritage.
The three-day programme in Milan involves representatives from the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, partners from the Charter consortium - including from the University of Barcelona and other leading universities in Europe -, members of the major European Institutions in the heritage sector and the main stakeholders of the Milanese and Lombard cultural world. Divided into different groups, they will discuss specific topics, in a climate of informal exchange, to contribute to the enhancement of cultural heritage, starting from the experience of the Duomo of Milan.
The main topics of the sessions will focus on the Historical Complex of Milan Duomo, dealing with the professionalism, skills and competences required, as well as the roles that revolve around such an important and complex monument, which also has a large impact on the ecosystem of the surrounding territory. In addition, conservation and restoration, governance and policies, management, research and development and, of course, the challenges and opportunities that the Duomo faces, from climate change to the circular economy and digital technologies, will be discussed.
The aim of the workshop is to provide the CHARTER project with a case study for the in-depth analysis of the CH system in relation to collaborations with stakeholders, sharing and disseminating new methodologies to sustainably promote and enhance its cultural, material and intangible heritage.