CHNT 29 Statement

2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Charter of Venice.

This document is considered a milestone in the development of a modern understanding of cultural heritage. It has helped to shape the practice of heritage conservation in the last six decades. A lot of developments have taken place, new challenges and threats to heritage have arisen as have new technologies that help to document, research, manage and valorise our cultural heritage. The discussion and dissemination of these technologies has been the mission of CHNT from its inception. Suggestion: Staying true to this mission, CHNT offers a platform for a productive exchange of ideas. CHNT 29 aims to break new ground by leaving the theme of the conference open to ideas on all challenges, ideas and tasks that lie ahead of us in 2024. These include the areas of inventory, research, documentation, conservation, management and dissemination.


Working with and for cultural heritage, the variety of topics is growing every year. We are proud that the CHNT community is diverse, interdisciplinary and represents researchers, professionals (both academic and non-academic), and other stakeholders.


Our Open Call aims to uncover the latest insights from both the CHNT and wider scientific, professional and academic communities working in the heritage sector, welcoming new findings to shape an engaging conference at the forefront of contemporary discussions. This approach sets the stage for an exciting journey towards the 30th CHNT anniversary year.

We invite you to propose your own session theme on a topic of interest and provide some suggestions: 

  • Celebrating the Charter of Venice’s 60 year anniversary
  • Digitalisation or Digitization for Preservation
  • Benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence
  • Digital Heritage
  • Long-Term Data Storage
  • Cultural Heritage for All: User-Friendly and Barrier-Free
  • Dissonant Heritage
  • Cultural Landscape Inventories
  • Storytelling
  • Digital Archaeology
  • Integrated Approaches to Tangible and Intangible Heritage
  • Resilient Heritage
  • Archiving