Project facts

Duration: 2013-11-01 - 2015-04-30
Project coordinator: University College of London (UK)
Project consortium: University College of London (UK) Leiden University (Netherlands) Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage (Norway) Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Funding bodies: JPI CH
Subject areas: Heritage values - Identity, Methods - Procedures
Budget: 174,726€


  • The project aimed at examining the ways in which a conceptual and methodological framework for identifying, assessing and measuring the values that individuals or groups of people attribute to heritage could be developed and shared among heritage organizations and researchers across Europe.
  • The project has fostered a European research network that brought together academics, heritage practitioners and policy makers in three transnational networking workshops.
  • It has advanced our knowledge of heritage values and the ways in which they are measured.
  • It has brought together collaborators who have developed European research proposals under the Horizon 2020 framework after the completion of the proposed project.

Impacts & Results

  • The project has developed a transnational approach to the concept of heritage values in order to unpack the influence of cultural contexts on understanding and assessing heritage values.
  • It has facilitated the development of a conceptual and methodological framework on heritage values that could be shared by heritage organizations in Europe.


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