European Heritage Days

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European Heritage Days 2016

24-25 September 2016: Heritage and Community
Every year, the Italian Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism takes part in the European Heritage Days. The project is traditionally adhered to by numerous non-state cultural places, including civic museums, municipalities, galleries, foundations and private associations, building up an extremely varied cultural offering, with a calendar that often reaches almost a thousand events.

Following the success of the last edition (#GEP2015 www.beniculturali.it/GEP2015), which has far outstripped every expectation of audience participation, the topic selected for the edition #GEP2016, on initiative of the European Council, is the heritage participation.

The topic follows the direction marked since 2005 from the European Council’s Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, known as Faro Convention, and in the specific recalls some of the fundamental principles which will be at the centre of the event:
•cultural heritage is a group of resources inherited from the past which people identify, independently of ownership, as a reflection and expression of their constantly evolving values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions. It includes all aspects of the environment resulting from the interaction between people and places through time;
•heritage community consists of people who value specific aspects of cultural heritage which they wish, within the framework of public action, to sustain and transmit to future generations.

The European Heritage Days in Italy will occur on:
•Saturday 24th of September – with regular opening times and costs during the day and an extraordinary evening opening of three hours at the symbolic price of 1 euro, with the free entries contemplated by law.
•Sunday 25th of September– with regular opening times and costs.

Detailed information on the website www.beniculturali.it/GEP2016. Follow the event on the social #GEP2016 #Culturaèpartecipazione