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Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell

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Cemetourism is all about cemeteries with stories to tell. No one with an interest in historic cemeteries should miss this conference!

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Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November 2021

  • 9am-2pm UK time
  • 10:00 - 15:00 UTC +1 (most of Europe)
  • 11:00-16:00 UTC+2 (Athens, Bucharest)

Organised by Highgate Cemetery for the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe

This conference takes a practical rather than historical approach to significant cemeteries.

  • How can cemeteries communicate their cultural importance to the public?
  • How can cemeteries establish why are they important, and to whom?
  • How can cemeteries engage with visitors and potential visitors?
  • How best can cemeteries share their understanding of their cultural value?
  • How can cemeteries enrich the visitor experience?
  • How can cemeteries do all this while respecting their primary purpose as places of burial?

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • Georgia Antonopoulou and Katerina Tsatoucha, City of Athens, Greece: The challenge of promoting ceme-tourism in a historic cemetery still in use
  • Professor Tijana Borić, University of Niš, Serbia: Old Cemetery in Rajacke Pimnice – A Highlight of a Unique Travel Destination
  • Domenico Bruno, Arciconfrternita S. Maria del Popolo agli Incurabili, Italy: Development of the cemetery tourism and history of the 366 graves cemetery in Naples
  • Malcolm Crampton, Jigsaw Design & Publishing, UK: Every visitor needs a good guidebook
  • Dr Ian Dungavell, Highgate Cemetery, UK: Significant cemeteries are cemeteries with stories to tell
  • Tamara Ingels, Independent consultant, Belgium: The dynamics between the primary, secondary and tertiary functions of cemeteries
  • Dr Barbara Leisner, Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany: Museums on Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg
  • Valérie Madoka Naito, Documentary Film Artist, Dresden, Germany: Documentary Film Art on Cemeteries – Best Practice
  • Renate Niklas, General Manager Friedhöfe Wien GmbH, Austria: Cemeteries are full of life....in Vienna
  • Mahmut Okcesiz, Ottoman Gravestones Expert, Turkey: Understanding and Promoting Adalizade Historic Cemetery
  • Dr Mari Plikuhn, University of Evansville, United States: Memento Mori: The Importance of Historic Cemeteries in Death (and) Education
  • Dr Andreea Pop, Bucharest, Romania: Organising the night of the museums
  • Dr Julie Rugg, University of York, UK: Cemetery tourism vs funerary heritage tourism? Achieving a balance
  • Aude Thevenon, Patrimoine Aurhalpin, France: Cultural programming in cemeteries – The example of Printemps des cimetières
  • Dr Paul Tourle, Barker Langham, UK: Possible Worlds: Brookwood Cemetery and the Interpretation of Memorial Landscapes

and more to be announced!


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