First international course on shared cultural heritage

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Between the 2nd and 14th of December, 18 young professionals in the field of cultural heritage followed the course Sharing Stories on Contested Histories. Developed by the Reinwardt Academy and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in light of the national Shared Cultural Heritage programme, it was the first international training programme organized in the Netherlands about how to present multiple perspectives on shared cultural heritage.

Trainees from eleven different countries exchanged knowledge about how to deal with shared cultural heritage and how to present it from different angles. During the interactive programme storytelling was used as the main instrument to give meaning to shared cultural heritage and partners such as the Amsterdam Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Tropenmuseum, Imagine IC, Black Heritage Tours and The Black Archives, the Mauritshuis, West Den Haag and the National Archives examined new ways of presenting history.

Shared Cultural Heritage
The 18 trainees were from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Surinam, the United States, South-Africa, Thailand and the Netherlands. The Shared Cultural Heritage programme is part of the Dutch international cultural policy 2017-2020 of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.