The Summer School themed “Cultural Landscapes” begins at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts on the 5th of August, and will run for one week. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Directorate of the Curonian Spit National Park and the Faculty of History of Vilnius University, and is expected to become an annual event. This year, 15 selected specialists and students of heritage protection, architecture, and art history disciplines will focus on the topic of cultural landscape.
The cultural landscape theory will be introduced by Pietro Laureano from Italy, the president of The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). The general principles of interpretation and communication of cultural heritage such as public understanding, conflict resolution and visitor experiences will be reviewed by the international communication experts Susan Cross Fahi and Peter Huxley Phillipson from the UK. Dr. Anita Vaivade from the Latvian Culture Academy will present the theory and concepts of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The vice president of the International Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage of ICOMOS, Clara Arokiasamy from the UK, will add examples of international practices.
All theoretical lectures will be open to the public. Some lectures are also planned to be posted on the Internet.
More information on website www.nidacolony.lt