Heritage Newsletter October 2021
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1 11 2021
New Research Cluster
Art, Heritage & Science: Exploring Heritage in the Global and Digital Age
The Centre for Global Heritage and Development introduces a new, fourth, LDE research cluster: Art, Heritage and Science. Focusing on the use and development of new technologies for the study, conservation and interpretation of art and heritage, the cluster had its grand opening in Leiden's Museum Volkenkunde.
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Art, Heritage & Science Cluster Managers
Prof. dr. Filip Vermeylen
Filip Vermeylen is Professor of Global Art Markets at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Cluster Manager of the new LDE track Art, Heritage & Science. He is interested in the history and functioning of art markets since the Renaissance, the notion of quality in the visual arts, the role of intermediaries as arbiters of taste and emerging art markets such as India. 
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Dr. Anna Tummers
Anna Tummers is University Lecturer Early Modern Art and Theory at Leiden University Centre for Arts and Society (LUCAS) and Cluster Manager of the new LDE track Art, Heritage & Science. She is a specialist in connoisseurship and authentication issues. Her research focuses on the crossroads of art history, advanced technical analyses and data science. 
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Focus Raqqa 2.0: an Interview with Monique Arntz
Earlier this year the Centre for Global Heritage and Development received a grant by the ALIPH foundation for its Focus Raqqa 2.0 project. This project seeks to virtually reconstruct the lost inventory of the looted museum in Raqqa (Syria) into a accessible bilingual database. Archaeologist Monique Arntz (Cambridge University) has been appointed by the Centre to aid in this reconstruction process.
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Sandra Fatorić: "lost heritage is lost forever" 
How resistant is our built cultural heritage to the dangers of climate change? Is there a way to protect it, or make more resilient to the changes to come? In her interview with Kennisportaal Klimaatadaptatie Dr. Sandra Fatorić argues for the creation of Climate Change Code specifically geared towards safeguarding our cultural heritage (Dutch only).
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Authentic Reproductions and Ethical Fakes: Liselore Tissen and Digitally Reproduced Art
What if we could see a masterpiece such as Girl with a Pearl Earring as if it just left Vermeer’s studio? Liselore Tissen, dual PhD candidate (Leiden University and Delft University of Technology) argues that new digital technologies can create new ways to recontextualize, experience and conserve art, besides making the art world a more inclusive and sustainable place. Indeed, the future of the art world is digital.
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The Added Value of Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities: an Interview with Dean Wim van den Doel
Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2022. In recent years, the alliance has expanded to include centres and new programmes as well as a curriculum of its own. What do the next ten years have in store?
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Wanted: Student Reporters
Are you a student from Leiden, Delft or Rotterdam? Are you fond of heritage? Can you write well and do you have social media skills? The Centre for Global Heritage and Development is always looking for student reporters who would like to attend one or more of our yearly conferences and symposiums and write a report for our website and post on social media. The work is done on call in accordance with your schedule and involves not more than a couple days work per year. You will receive a small allowance and reimbursement of your expenses. 
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LDE Professional Training Landscape Biography: a Retrospect
The first professional training organized by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development has finished. During three intensive days in September and October, they explored the concept of the Landscape Biography, aided by several guest lecturers and a visit to former airbase Valkenburg.
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Upcoming Events
Dijksterhuislezing 2021 with Dominique Ngan-Tillard
Dr. Dominique Ngan-Tillard has been invited to deliver this year's Dijksterhuislezing at the Delft University of Technology. This years title of the recurring lecture organized by Stichting Academisch Erfgoed is  "Materiality in the digital age: new technologies in heritage research".
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ICOMOS Vlaams-Nederlandse Contactdag
De ICOMOS Vlaams-Nederlandse contactdag heeft dit jaar het thema “De Lage Landen in Afrika”, ofwel Nederlandse en Belgische sporen van gedeeld cultureel erfgoed op het Afrikaanse continent (en Afrikaanse sporen in Nederland en België).  Het Centre for Global Heritage and Development is mede-organisator. 
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Focus Raqqa Symposium and Exhibition 
In honour of archaeologist Dr. Olivier Nieuwenhuijse and his work related to Syria a symposium and exhibition has been put together by the Faculty of Archaeology in collaboration with the Centre for Global Heritage & Development, CiTG Delft and the National Museum of Antiquities (RMO).
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