Despite the acknowledged importance of interpretation in communicating and therefore also in conserving heritage and in fostering intercultural dialogue, physical conservation concerns often dominate, to the detriment of communication and interpretation for local stakeholders and tourists.
For this reason, the Cottbus Symposium and Workshop, in the context of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, aims

  • to explore opportunities, methods and strategies to increase intercultural dialogue through interpretation
  • to offer practically-oriented workshops to encourage development of opportunities and implementation of best-practice methods and strategies in heritage interpretation.

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