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Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:42

Aranjuez celebrates the VIII Iberian Meeting of World Heritage

Between yesterday and today, the Rey Juan Carlos University Auditorium hosts five round tables to address the present and future of the sector with cultural managers from Spain and Portugal.  

Alberto Rosa/Writing

The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and it is time to take stock of its application. Assessing achievements, reflecting on the challenges and facing what World Heritage will have to face in the medium and long term are the main issues addressed by the VII Iberian Meeting of World Heritage Managers.  

 On April 28 and 29, the Rey Juan Carlos University auditorium on the Aranjuez campus is holding various round tables and expert panels to address various issues related to World Heritage management.  

Yesterday, April 28, the institutional presentation of the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention took place. The vice-rector for Innovation, Transfer and Relations with Companies of the URJC, Fernando García Muiña, was present at it, together with the mayor of Aranjuez, María José Martínez, as well as different cultural managers.  

To deal with the different challenges that affect World Heritage, the Managers' Meeting has programmed a series of thematic panels organized in different round tables. Each of them deals with a current aspect related to cultural management and on which it is necessary to focus in order to advance and face new challenges.  

New technologies, climate change, World Heritage as an engine for territorial and social development, new management plans or the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, are the themes that are the main focus of these meetings. The closing takes place this afternoon with a visit to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.