Marie Curie ITN Grant for AHM members of CHEurope project
Prof Rob van der Laarse, Dr Chiara de Cesari, and Prof Robin Boast (Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture) have received a grant of more than 0,5 million euros from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) for their participation in the € 3,9 million CHEurope project.
The consortium consists of 21 European academies and museums, led by the University of Gothenburg. The UvA participates with two of the 15 PhDs in the subprojects “Curating the City: trans-disciplinary inheritance/disinheritance processes in urban settings”, and “Heritage Management and citizen participation in a multicultural world”. These were developed together with the Amsterdam Museum, the Jewish Historical Museum, the Tropenmuseum, Imagine IC, and the Culture Lab (Brussels) as partner organizations. Other AHM members involved are Dr Ihab Saloul, Dr Mirjam Hoijtink and Dr Hanneke Ronnes.
New methodological framework
By bringing together a set of key European academic and non-academic partners, including a network of museums pioneering participatory projects, CHEurope positions itself at the heart of the emerging field of critical heritage studies to promote a new methodological framework encouraging a stronger integration between theory and heritage practices applying a more efficient training in heritage management and the development of cultural industries in Europe.