Mobilizing Heritage"

with L'Institut National de l'Histoire de l'Art

Director(s)  Ludwig Favre
Participant(s)  Kavita Singh
Participant(s)  Mathieu Leglise
Participant(s)  Eric de Chassey
Participant(s)  Pierre Wat
Participant(s)  Maria Finders
Participant(s)  Gabriele Dolff Bonekamper
Participant(s)  Michael Lucken
Participant(s)  Pierre Wat
Year  2020

Tuesday 22 september, 
Arles and Paris.

"While the "carbon-copy" reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris has been planned, many contested statues are taken down. Indeed, our relationship to the very idea of ​​heritage could be more than ever defined as schizophrenic."

Matthieu Leglise, in charge of cultural development and scientific assistant to the general direction (INHA)

For the fourth edition of Luma Days, the National Institute of Art History is teaming up with the Luma Arles for a half-day of meetings and discussions on the theme of heritage. The aim of this conference entitled "Mobilizing Heritage" is to offer a time for joint reflection on this notion.

Fifteen years after the adoption of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention, 2005), this conference initiated by INHA in collaboration with Luma Arles aims to create an exchange between scientific researchers, professors and art historians in order to address the issues that today affect what we call "heritage".

What is heritage? Why is it becoming more and more important? How is it defined today? 

Speakers and topics discussions:

  • Éric de Chassey, director of the French National Institute of Art History (INHA) and professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the École normale supérieure in Lyon, France
    Conference introduction "Mobilizing Heritage"
  • Gabriele Dolff-Bonekämper, professor for urban heritage conservation at the Technische Universität in Berlin
    Topic intervention: "Cultural rights and social frameworks of heritage"
  • Michael Lucken, professor of Japanese history at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Inalco) and director of the National Institute for East Asian Research (Ifrae)
    Topic intervention: "A mirage and ink: from ancient Greece to contemporary Japan"
  • Kavita Singh, professor of the history of Indian painting and the history and politics of museums for the School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Topic intervention: Heritage/Belonging
  • Pierre Wat, professor of art history at the University of Paris I
    Intervention topic: Heritage at its borders

The conference will be only in French except the intervention of Kavita Singh.

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