Session: #94

Theme & Session Format

3. The new normality of heritage management and museums in post-Covid times
Session format:
Regular session

Title & Content

Decision-making in Archaeological Heritage Management: Moving forward
In march 2018 the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC) published it’s Making Choices report on decision-making in archaeological heritage management. This was a result of a
survey that sought to understand the way in which decision-making in archaeological heritage management was undertaken in the context of the Valletta and FaroConventions. The survey made clear that four major themes needed to be explored further:
• Guidance on assessing and articulating significance
• Developing national research frameworks
• Making the case for development-led archaeology - public benefit of archaeology
• Managing archives – guidance on selection in archaeological archiving and the digital archiving
Since then the EAC has established working groups that aim to give guidance on these topics. In this EAA session the results of the working groups will be presented. We will also present the outcomes of the EAC annual meetings discussions on Covid-19 and archaeological heritage management. Furthermore we invite speakers to present their own research regarding these themes. Aim of the session is to share the results of the working groups, but also to share experiences and good examples on any of the themes.
significance, heritage management, decision-making in archaeological heritage, Europae Archaeologiae Consilium, development-led archaeology, public benefit of archaeology
Session associated with MERC:
Session associated with CIfA:
Session associated with SAfA:
Session associated with CAA:
Session associated with DGUF:
Session associated with other:


Main organiser:
Marjolein Verschuur (Netherlands) 1
Eszter Kreiter (Hungary) 2
1. Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
2. Castle Headquaters Ltd.