1st European Forum on Cultural Heritage and Gender

Heritage, Women’s Legacy

On line: 27th January 2021

09:00 – 09:30

Institutional presentation. European strategic documents


09:00: 09:10

Presentation of the forum and welcome from the County Deputy for Basque language, Culture and Sport, Lorea Bilbao Ibarra



The work of the Council of Europe for Gender Equality. Carolina Lasén Díaz. Division for Gender Equality of the Council of Europe



Estrategy 21. Ana Schoebel Orbea. European Heritage Days National Coordinator for Spain (2014-2020)

09:30 – 10:30

Women’s Storytelling, or how to communicate cultural heritage in terms of gender

This block groups the co-ordination experiences of the European Heritage Days, organised to date from a gender perspective. Examples have been chosen for local, regional and national levels likewise the initiatives of public administrations, civil associations and private sponsorships:

Emakumeen Emaria

Aintzane Eguilior – Amaia Apraiz – European Heritage Day 2018 Bizkaia. Bizkaia Provincial Council

Extraordinary Women

Sarah Holloway – UK. European Heritage Days 2018

Journées de Matrimoine

2015-2020 Emmanuelle Cordoliani – Île-de-France. Association HF Île-de- France

L’Eredità delle Donne

Florencia. Fondazione FR Firenze 2018-2019. (not confirmed)

10:30 – 11:15

With a woman’s name, female figures who inspire

Cultural heritage outreach projects have been chosen for this block whose central core refers to relevant women albeit for their historical, artistic, political, professional importance, etc.. The experiences chosen range from cross-border approaches involving several States to local initiatives, as well as national and regional activities, and include approaches as varied as guided visits, conferences on botany, exhibitions or itineraries:

Marija Auersperg Attems Project

Mateja Racevski – Slovenia

Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement

Alessandra Renzulli – Italy.

Basque Movement for the Visibilisation of Women in Wikipedia

Sonia Francisco – Bizkaia

11:15 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:15

Women’s memory: socialisation of women’s heritage

The last block includes highly diverse programmes with a common goal, i.e. educate, train, convey and communicate: in other words socialising women’s cultural heritage. Museums, libraries and other local, national and regional cultural setups driving virtual exhibitions, specific visits, reading sessions, theatrical performances not to mention many other activities where gender perspective plays an important role:


Re-interpretations. Museum Itineraries from a Gender Perspective

Liliane I. Cuesta – Valencia


Cultural Programme in Feminine

María Castejón Leorza – Navarre


Gender Objective in the Museum Programme. La Encartada Case

María José Torrecilla Gorbea – Bizkaia

12:15 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30


The debate will deal with the following topics:


Resistance and difficulties in dealing with these kinds of experiences.

How the participants (volunteers, guides, interpreters, speakers / lecturers, teachers, etc.) were trained in a specific field from a gender perspective.

What can each experience bring to a global European project tackling the interpretation of heritage from a gender perspective.

13:30 – 13:55

Reading conclusions

13:55 – 14:00

Forum Closure

Begoña de Ibarra Zuazo. Director of Culture of the Bizkaia Provincial Council.