WATCH: Malta Conference on European Cathedrals 2023
On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May 2023 the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation held the second European Cathedrals Conference, at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. The focus of this year’s conference “The Equilibrium between Conservation and Spirituality”, is an important theme that highlighted the need to strike a balance between preserving the historical and cultural significance of cathedrals and their artefacts whilst simultaneously ensuring that their spiritual significance remains relevant to contemporary society. In 2021, a similar conference on European Cathedrals focused on the good practices and experience in the preservation of works of art through environmental control by microclimatic techniques.
With keynote speakers from Malta, Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Austria, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Spain, this conference offered ample opportunities for attendees to share their insights, knowledge, and experience on how to merge the values of the religious community with those of the conservation world. This conference brought together a diverse group of researchers, students, and experts in the field of conservation, science, and architecture from across Europe and provideda space for networking and dynamic discussions.
Watch all presentations below:
Video Copyright: The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation (2023)